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Download as PDF 6356 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 12 / Thursday, January 21, 2021 / Notices respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally Identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency; • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, information collections will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 49,333. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of collection Average time per response (in hours) Total annual burden hour Customer Satisfaction Surveys ....................................................................... In-Depth Interviews (IDIs) or Small Discussion Groups .................................. Focus Groups .................................................................................................. Usability and Pilot Testing ............................................................................... Conference/Training—Pre-and Post-Surveys .................................................. 1,000 1,000 1,000 150,000 100,000 1 1 1 1 2 30/60 90/60 90/60 5/60 10/60 500 1,500 1,500 12,500 33,333 Total .......................................................................................................... 253,000 353,000 ........................ 49,333 Dated: January 13, 2021. Lawrence A. Tabak, Principal Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 2021–01255 Filed 1–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2020–0037; OMB No. 1660–0137] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Emergency Notification System (ENS) Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: 30 Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Number of responses per respondent The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jan 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 general public to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Emergency Notification System (ENS). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use the following means to submit comments: Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2020–0037. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID and will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy and Security Notice that is available via a link on the homepage of www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melton Roland, ENS Program Manager, PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEMA/ORR, Melton.Roland@ fema.dhs.gov, or telephone 540–665– 6152. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMA-InformationCollections-Management@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA’s Office of Response & Recovery (ORR) owns and operates the Emergency Notification System (ENS). FEMA Directive 262–3, Emergency Notification System, designates ENS as the agency solution for all notification and alerts activities. The ENS sends electronic notifications and relays messages, whether critical in nature, routine, or for testing purposes with appropriate authorization, to DHS employees and contractors, as well as emergency response personnel. In accordance with Executive Order 12656, as amended, Presidential Policy Directive 40, and Federal Continuity Directive (FCD)-1, all DHS organizational components must have in place a viable Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) capability and plan that ensures the performance of their essential functions during any emergency or situation that could E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 12 / Thursday, January 21, 2021 / Notices disrupt normal operations. An effective ENS solution is a critical part of this plan. Collection of Information Title: Emergency Notification System (ENS). Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0137. FEMA Forms: None. Abstract: The Emergency Notification System has been deemed the standard notification tool for FEMA. The purpose of this notification tool is to activate teams and disseminate information. The respondents to this information are Mobile Operation Centers and Regions that use this information to make decisions on how to meet operational missions. This revision includes a new form for data gathering, which includes the Privacy Act Statement, Paperwork Reduction Act, and Retention Period information for members of the public that receive ENS Notifications. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government; Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700. Estimated Number of Responses: 700. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 183.2. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $6,247. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $214,651. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Comments Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jan 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Maile Arthur, Acting Records Management Branch Chief, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2021–01144 Filed 1–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. CISA–2020–0019] Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; Notice of President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee Meeting Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) meeting; request for comments. AGENCY: CISA is publishing this notice to announce the following President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) meeting. This meeting is open to the public. DATES: Meeting Registration: Registration to attend the meeting is required and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on February 3, 2021. For more information on how to participate, please contact NSTAC@ cisa.dhs.gov. Speaker Registration: Registration to speak during the meeting’s public comment period must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on February 3, 2021. Written Comments: Written comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on February 3, 2021. Meeting Date: The NSTAC will meet on February 10, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. The meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. For access to the conference call bridge, information on services for individuals with disabilities, or to request special assistance to participate, please email NSTAC@cisa.dhs.gov by 5:00 p.m. ET on February 3, 2021. Comments: Members of the public are invited to provide comment on the issues that will be considered by the committee as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6357 below. Associated materials that participants may discuss during the meeting will be available at https:// www.cisa.gov/national-securitytelecommunications-advisorycommittee for review by January 26, 2021. Comments may be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on February 3, 2021, and must be identified by Docket Number CISA–2020–0019. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting written comments. • Email: NSTAC@cisa.dhs.gov. Include the Docket Number CISA–2020– 0019 in the subject line of the email. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the Docket Number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket and comments received by the NSTAC, please go to www.regulations.gov and enter docket number CISA–2020–0019. A 10-minute public comment period is scheduled from 1:25 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. ET. Speakers who wish to participate in the public comment period must register by emailing NSTAC@ cisa.dhs.gov by no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on February 3, 2021. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to three minutes and will speak in order of registration. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last request for comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Benevides, 202–603–1225, sandra.benevides@cisa.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NSTAC was established by Executive Order (E.O.) 12382, 47 FR 40531 (September 13, 1982), as amended and continued under the authority of E.O. 13889, dated September 27, 2019. Notice of this meeting is given under FACA, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (Pub. L. 92– 463). The NSTAC advises the President on matters related to national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) telecommunications and cybersecurity policy. Agenda: The NSTAC will hold a conference call on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. The meeting is open to the public and will include: (1) A status update from the NSTAC Communications Resiliency Subcommittee; and (2) a deliberation and vote on the NSTAC Letter to the E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2020-0037; OMB No. 1660-0137]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Emergency Notification System (ENS)

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: 30 Day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites 
the general public to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of 
a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning 
the Emergency Notification System (ENS).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use the 
following means to submit comments: Submit comments at 
www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA-2020-0037. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID 
and will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal 
information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes 
it public. You may wish to read the Privacy and Security Notice that is 
available via a link on the homepage of www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melton Roland, ENS Program Manager, 
FEMA/ORR, [email protected], or telephone 540-665-6152. You 
may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed 
collection of information at email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA's Office of Response & Recovery (ORR) 
owns and operates the Emergency Notification System (ENS). FEMA 
Directive 262-3, Emergency Notification System, designates ENS as the 
agency solution for all notification and alerts activities. The ENS 
sends electronic notifications and relays messages, whether critical in 
nature, routine, or for testing purposes with appropriate 
authorization, to DHS employees and contractors, as well as emergency 
response personnel. In accordance with Executive Order 12656, as 
amended, Presidential Policy Directive 40, and Federal Continuity 
Directive (FCD)-1, all DHS organizational components must have in place 
a viable Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) capability and plan 
that ensures the performance of their essential functions during any 
emergency or situation that could

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disrupt normal operations. An effective ENS solution is a critical part 
of this plan.

Collection of Information

    Title: Emergency Notification System (ENS).
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0137.
    FEMA Forms: None.
    Abstract: The Emergency Notification System has been deemed the 
standard notification tool for FEMA. The purpose of this notification 
tool is to activate teams and disseminate information. The respondents 
to this information are Mobile Operation Centers and Regions that use 
this information to make decisions on how to meet operational missions. 
This revision includes a new form for data gathering, which includes 
the Privacy Act Statement, Paperwork Reduction Act, and Retention 
Period information for members of the public that receive ENS 
Notifications.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government; Federal 
Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 700.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 700.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 183.2.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $6,247.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $214,651.

Comments

    Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption 
above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data 
collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, 
including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden 
of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Maile Arthur,
Acting Records Management Branch Chief, Office of the Chief 
Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
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