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AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 5, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yuki Miyamoto, Federal Program Officer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4078, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe PDF file formats. All comments submitted in response to this notice are a part of the public record and will be made available to the public, which may include posting them on the Regulations.gov website. Comments will generally be posted without change. Please do not include information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted may be publicly accessible. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Mar 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 that is placed in the public docket. Please note that comments that include a message stating the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments and will be made available to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instruments and instructions should be directed to Yuki Miyamoto, Federal Program Officer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4078, Washington, DC 20230; via email at ymiyamoto@ ntia.gov; or via telephone at (202) 482– 5571. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 2012, the Next Generation 911 (NG911) Advancement Act of 2012 (Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Pub. L. 112–96, Title VI, Subtitle E (codified at 47 U.S.C. 942)) enacted changes to this program. It reauthorized the National 911 Implementation Coordination Office (ICO), a joint effort between NTIA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It delineated the responsibilities of the ICO to include a joint program to establish and facilitate coordination and communication between federal, state, and local emergency communications systems, emergency personnel, public safety organizations, telecommunications carriers, and telecommunications equipment manufacturers and vendors involved in the implementation of 911 services. The NG911 Advancement Act provided funding for grants to be used for the implementation and operation of 911 services, E911 services, migration to an IP-enabled emergency network, and adoption and operation of NG911 services and applications; the implementation of IP-enabled emergency services and applications enabled by NG911 services, including the establishment of IP backbone networks and the application layer software infrastructure needed to interconnect the multitude of emergency response organizations; and training public safety personnel, including call-takers, first responders, and other individuals and organizations who are part of the emergency response chain in 911 services. In August of 2019, NTIA and NHTSA made $109,250,000 in grant awards to 36 agencies. The information collected for the remaining period of performance for PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 13145 this grant program will include various reporting requirements. All grantees will submit performance and financial reports in accordance with 2 CFR part 200, the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (OMB Uniform Guidance). It is important for the agencies to have this information so that they can effectively administer the grant program and account for the expenditure of funds. II. Method of Collection Under this proposed effort, all grantees are required to submit required documentation electronically via email. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0660–0041. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Revision and extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Reporting entities are the 36 grantees, making the total maximum number of respondents 36. Estimated Number of Respondents: 36. Estimated Time per Response: 60 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,160 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $99,878.40. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. All public comments will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NG911 Annual 
Performance Report

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA), Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 5, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yuki Miyamoto, Federal 
Program Officer, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Room 4078, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at 
[email protected]). You may submit attachments to electronic comments 
in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe PDF file formats. All comments 
submitted in response to this notice are a part of the public record 
and will be made available to the public, which may include posting 
them on the Regulations.gov website. Comments will generally be posted 
without change. Please do not include information of a confidential 
nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary 
information. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name 
and address) voluntarily submitted may be publicly accessible. If you 
send an email comment, your email address will be automatically 
captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the 
public docket. Please note that comments that include a message stating 
the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public 
comments and will be made available to the public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instruments and instructions 
should be directed to Yuki Miyamoto, Federal Program Officer, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4078, Washington, DC 20230; 
via email at [email protected]; or via telephone at (202) 482-5571.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    In 2012, the Next Generation 911 (NG911) Advancement Act of 2012 
(Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Pub. L. 112-96, 
Title VI, Subtitle E (codified at 47 U.S.C. 942)) enacted changes to 
this program. It reauthorized the National 911 Implementation 
Coordination Office (ICO), a joint effort between NTIA and the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It delineated the 
responsibilities of the ICO to include a joint program to establish and 
facilitate coordination and communication between federal, state, and 
local emergency communications systems, emergency personnel, public 
safety organizations, telecommunications carriers, and 
telecommunications equipment manufacturers and vendors involved in the 
implementation of 911 services.
    The NG911 Advancement Act provided funding for grants to be used 
for the implementation and operation of 911 services, E911 services, 
migration to an IP-enabled emergency network, and adoption and 
operation of NG911 services and applications; the implementation of IP-
enabled emergency services and applications enabled by NG911 services, 
including the establishment of IP backbone networks and the application 
layer software infrastructure needed to interconnect the multitude of 
emergency response organizations; and training public safety personnel, 
including call-takers, first responders, and other individuals and 
organizations who are part of the emergency response chain in 911 
services. In August of 2019, NTIA and NHTSA made $109,250,000 in grant 
awards to 36 agencies.
    The information collected for the remaining period of performance 
for this grant program will include various reporting requirements. All 
grantees will submit performance and financial reports in accordance 
with 2 CFR part 200, the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost 
Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (OMB Uniform 
Guidance). It is important for the agencies to have this information so 
that they can effectively administer the grant program and account for 
the expenditure of funds.

II. Method of Collection

    Under this proposed effort, all grantees are required to submit 
required documentation electronically via email.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0660-0041.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Revision and extension of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected Public: Reporting entities are the 36 grantees, making the 
total maximum number of respondents 36.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 36.
    Estimated Time per Response: 60 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,160 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $99,878.40.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection. All public comments will become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
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