Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; National 911 Profile Database, 19948-19950 [2021-06974]

Download as PDF 19948 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices d. Innovative Transit Workforce Development Projects of 2012: Summative Evaluation—https:// www.transit.dot.gov/sites/fta.dot.gov/ files/docs/research-innovation/130981/ innovative-transit-workforcedevelopment-projects-2012-summativeevaluation-fta-report-no0128_0.pdf. e. Innovative Transit Workforce Development Projects of 2011 Report (0094)—https://www.transit.dot.gov/ research-innovation/innovative-transitworkforce-development-projects-2011report-report-0094. f. Innovative Transit Workforce Development Program: Key Lessons Learned (Report 0139)—https:// www.transit.dot.gov/researchinnovation/innovative-transitworkforce-development-program-keylessons-learned-report-0139. g. Transit Workforce Development: Improved Strategic Planning Practices Could Enhance FTA Efforts, GAO–19– 290—https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/ 697562.pdf. h. Summary of Workforce Development Summit Proceedings— https://www.transit.dot.gov/researchinnovation/summary-workforcedevelopment-summit-proceedingsreport-0096. i. All of FTA’s Research Reports and Publications can be found here: https:// www.transit.dot.gov/researchinnovation/fta-reports-and-publications. Nuria I. Fernandez, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2021–07749 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0027] Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; National 911 Profile Database National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments on a request for extension of a currently-approved information collection. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of a currently-approved information collection. Before a Federal SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval on the National 911 Profile Database. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 14, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Docket No. NHTSA– 2021–0027 through any of the following methods: • Electronic submissions: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9322 before coming. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit https:// www.transportation.gov/privacy. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets via internet. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or access to background documents, contact Ms. Laurie Flaherty, Coordinator, National 911 Program, Office of Emergency Medical Services, National Highway PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, NPD–400, Room W44–322, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Flaherty’s phone number is (202) 366– 2705 and her email address is laurie.flaherty@dot.gov. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulation (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) 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) how to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) how to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including 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. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comments on the following proposed collection of information for which the agency is seeking approval from OMB. Title: National 911 Profile Database. OMB Control Number: 2127–0679. Type of Request: Request for extension of a currently-approved information collection. Type of Review Requested: Regular Requested Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from date of approval. Summary of the Collection of Information: The National 911 Program is housed within NHTSA’s Office of Emergency Medical Services, which has a mission to provide coordination in assessing, planning, developing, and promoting comprehensive, evidencebased emergency medical services and 911 systems. Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 942, Coordination of 911, E911, and Next E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices Generation 911 implementation, the National 911 Program exists to coordinate 911 efforts, collect and create resources for State and local 911 agencies, and to oversee a grant program, specifically to upgrade the nation’s outdated 911 infrastructure. NHTSA is requesting an extension of its information collection, carried out under 47 U.S.C. 942 (a)(3)(B), to continue to collect and aggregate information from State-level reporting entities that can be used to measure the progress of 911 authorities across the country in upgrading and enhancing their existing operations and migrating to more advanced—digital, internetProtocol-enabled—emergency networks. The data will be maintained in a ‘‘National 911 Profile Database.’’ The National 911 Profile Database maintains State-specific and benchmarking data, which is later analyzed by the 911 Program for trends and findings. Collecting and sharing nationwide 911 statistics helps the 911 community better understand the state of the industry. The National 911 Profile Database enables voluntary submission of data by State and territorial 911 agencies via annual data submission. The information to be collected includes data useful for evaluating the status of 911 programs across the country, along with their progress in implementing upgraded and advanced systems and capabilities. The data elements involved will fall within two major categories: baseline and progress benchmarks. • ‘‘Baseline’’ data elements reflect the current status and nature of 911 operations from State to State. These elements are largely descriptive in nature, are intended to provide a general view of existing 911 services across the country, and are grouped within five categories: Total 911 Calls and Call Type, Number of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and Equipment Positions, Emergency Medical Dispatch and Operations, CallHandling Quality Assurance, and Minimum Training Requirements. • ‘‘Progress benchmarks’’ reflect the status of State efforts to implement advanced next generation 911 systems and capabilities. As titled, these data elements are largely implementation or deployment benchmarks against which progress can be measured, and include: Planning, Procurement, Transition, Operations, and Maturity Level. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the Information: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 To support NHTSA’s mission to save lives, the National 911 Program develops, collects, and disseminates information concerning practices, procedures, and technology used in the provision of 911 services; and to support 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and related State and local public safety agencies’ 911 technological and operational upgrades. The technology impacting 911 services continues to evolve substantially. Both public and private sectors have increasingly focused on addressing the need to upgrade and enhance the technology utilized by 911 services across the Nation. In addition, it is essential that emergency responders are able to coordinate and collaborate with 911 agencies via comprehensive and seamless emergency communication systems as they update their own part of the emergency communications network. This information collection supports efforts to upgrade 911 services by providing up-to-date information to State and local public safety entities to allow them to adequately gauge progress towards implementing more current and advanced 911 systems in a comparative fashion. While the National 911 Program will benefit from this information, it is anticipated that the greatest benefit will accrue to the State and local public safety community faced with the challenge of migrating to the next generation of 911 services and technology as they strive to respond to emergencies. The National 911 Profile Database is used to follow the progress of 911 authorities in enhancing their existing systems and implementing nextgeneration networks to more current functionality. The data in this national profile has been used and will continue to be used to accurately measure and depict the current status and capabilities of 911 systems across the United States, as well as progress made in implementing advanced technologies and operations—known as Next Generation (NG) 911. Assessments, based upon the data collected, will help draw attention to key roadblocks as well as solutions in NG911 implementation processes. Analysis of the data will also help target possible future activities and resources consistent with the goals of the program. The information collected will be available in aggregated form to national, Federal, State and local stakeholders in the public safety PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19949 community. This information collection supports NHTSA’s mission to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes by ensuring emergency responses to crashes of all nature (e.g. planes, trains, and automobiles) and maximizing the chances of survival for crash victims. Affected Public: State 911 agency administrators. Estimated Number of Respondents: Maximum number of responses: 56. Frequency: Annual. Number of Responses: Maximum number of responses: 56. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: NHTSA estimates that submitting responses to the questions included in the proposed survey instrument utilizing the Web-based tool would require an average of 98 hours per State entity to collect, aggregate and submit. Estimating the maximum number of respondents at 56 (the fifty States, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. Territories), this would result in a total burden of 5,488 hours (98 hours × 56 respondents). The total labor costs associated with the burden hours are estimated by finding the average hourly wage and multiplying by the number of burden hours. Respondents will be State, territory, and tribal government management personnel. To estimate reasonable staff expenses to respond to this information collection, the Agencies reviewed the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook and determined that the Administrative Services Manager description closely aligns with the positions of recipient staff responsible for completing this request. BLS lists the average hourly wage as $46.45.1 Further, BLS estimates that State and local government wages represent 61.8% of total labor compensation costs.2 Therefore, NHTSA estimates the hourly labor costs to be $75.16 (46.45 ÷ 0.618). The total labor cost based on the estimated burden hours is estimated at $412,478. The table below provides a summary of the estimated burden hours and the labor costs associated with those burden hours. 1 May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates by ownership, Federal, State, and local government, including governmentowned schools and hospitals and the U.S. Postal Service, at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/ 999001.htm#11-0000 (BLS code 11–3010). 2 Table 1 at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ ecec.t01.htm. E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 19950 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices Number of respondents Annual hours per respondent Average hourly compensation Estimated annual labor cost per respondent Total estimated annual burden hours Total estimated annual labor costs 56 ..................................................... 98 75.16 $7,365.68 5,488 $412,478.08 or $412,478 Estimated Total Annual Burden Cost: There are no capital, start-up, or annual operation and maintenance costs involved in the collection of information. The respondents would not incur any reporting costs from the information collection beyond the labor costs associated with the burden hours to gather the information, prepare it for reporting and then populate the Webbased data collection tool. The respondents also would not incur any recordkeeping burden or recordkeeping costs from the information collection. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspects of this information collection, including (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; 49 CFR 1.49; and DOT Order 1351.29. Issued in Washington, DC. Nanda Narayanan Srinivasan, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2021–06974 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Fiscal Service Proposed Collection of Information: Government Securities Act of 1986 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, 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 collection, as required by the Paperwork jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the collection of information associated with the Government Securities Act (GSA) of 1986, as amended (15 U.S.C. 78o–5). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 14, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments and requests for additional information to Lori Santamorena, Government Securities Regulations Staff, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, (202) 504–3632, govsecreg@fiscal.treasury.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Government Securities Act of 1986, as amended, (15 U.S.C. 78o–5). OMB Number: 1530–0064. Abstract: The information collection is contained within the regulations issued pursuant to the GSA, which require government securities brokers and dealers to make and keep certain records concerning their business activities and their holdings of government securities, to submit financial reports, and to make certain disclosures to investors. The regulations also require depository institutions to keep certain records of non-fiduciary custodial holdings of government securities. The regulations and associated information collection are fundamental to customer protection and dealer financial responsibility. Current Actions: Extension of a currently approved collection. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Private Sector (Government securities brokers and dealers and financial institutions). Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,670. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 215,111. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; 2. the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; 3. ways to PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 4. 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; and 5. estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: April 12, 2021. Bruce A. Sharp, Bureau PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–07703 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AS–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 3491 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 3491, Consumer Cooperative Exemption Application. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 14, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Kinna Brewington, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Sara Covington, (737) 800–6149, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at Sara.L.Covington@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Consumer Cooperative Exemption Application. OMB Number: 1545–1941. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2021-0027]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for 
Comment; National 911 Profile Database

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments on a request for extension of a 
currently-approved information collection.

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SUMMARY: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 
invites public comments about our intention to request approval from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of a 
currently-approved information collection. Before a Federal agency can 
collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval 
from OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit 
public comment on proposed collections of information, including 
extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This 
document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends 
to seek OMB approval on the National 911 Profile Database.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 14, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Docket No. NHTSA-
2021-0027 through any of the following methods:
     Electronic submissions: Go to the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions 
for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management, U.S. Department 
of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12-
140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except on Federal holidays. To be sure someone is there to help 
you, please call (202) 366-9322 before coming.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this notice. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading 
below.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit https://www.transportation.gov/privacy.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the street 
address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the 
dockets via internet.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or access 
to background documents, contact Ms. Laurie Flaherty, Coordinator, 
National 911 Program, Office of Emergency Medical Services, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, NPD-400, Room W44-322, 
Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Flaherty's phone number is (202) 366-2705 and 
her email address is [email protected]. Please identify the 
relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control 
Number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before an agency submits a proposed 
collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first publish a 
document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has 
promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a 
document. Under OMB's regulation (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must 
ask for public comment on the following: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) 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) how to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
(d) how to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including 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. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA 
asks for public comments on the following proposed collection of 
information for which the agency is seeking approval from OMB.
    Title: National 911 Profile Database.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0679.
    Type of Request: Request for extension of a currently-approved 
information collection.
    Type of Review Requested: Regular
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from date of 
approval.
    Summary of the Collection of Information: The National 911 Program 
is housed within NHTSA's Office of Emergency Medical Services, which 
has a mission to provide coordination in assessing, planning, 
developing, and promoting comprehensive, evidence-based emergency 
medical services and 911 systems. Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 942, 
Coordination of 911, E911, and Next

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Generation 911 implementation, the National 911 Program exists to 
coordinate 911 efforts, collect and create resources for State and 
local 911 agencies, and to oversee a grant program, specifically to 
upgrade the nation's outdated 911 infrastructure.
    NHTSA is requesting an extension of its information collection, 
carried out under 47 U.S.C. 942 (a)(3)(B), to continue to collect and 
aggregate information from State-level reporting entities that can be 
used to measure the progress of 911 authorities across the country in 
upgrading and enhancing their existing operations and migrating to more 
advanced--digital, internet-Protocol-enabled--emergency networks. The 
data will be maintained in a ``National 911 Profile Database.'' The 
National 911 Profile Database maintains State-specific and benchmarking 
data, which is later analyzed by the 911 Program for trends and 
findings. Collecting and sharing nationwide 911 statistics helps the 
911 community better understand the state of the industry. The National 
911 Profile Database enables voluntary submission of data by State and 
territorial 911 agencies via annual data submission. The information to 
be collected includes data useful for evaluating the status of 911 
programs across the country, along with their progress in implementing 
upgraded and advanced systems and capabilities. The data elements 
involved will fall within two major categories: baseline and progress 
benchmarks.
     ``Baseline'' data elements reflect the current status and 
nature of 911 operations from State to State. These elements are 
largely descriptive in nature, are intended to provide a general view 
of existing 911 services across the country, and are grouped within 
five categories: Total 911 Calls and Call Type, Number of Public Safety 
Answering Points (PSAPs) and Equipment Positions, Emergency Medical 
Dispatch and Operations, Call-Handling Quality Assurance, and Minimum 
Training Requirements.
     ``Progress benchmarks'' reflect the status of State 
efforts to implement advanced next generation 911 systems and 
capabilities. As titled, these data elements are largely implementation 
or deployment benchmarks against which progress can be measured, and 
include: Planning, Procurement, Transition, Operations, and Maturity 
Level.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the 
Information:
    To support NHTSA's mission to save lives, the National 911 Program 
develops, collects, and disseminates information concerning practices, 
procedures, and technology used in the provision of 911 services; and 
to support 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and related State 
and local public safety agencies' 911 technological and operational 
upgrades.
    The technology impacting 911 services continues to evolve 
substantially. Both public and private sectors have increasingly 
focused on addressing the need to upgrade and enhance the technology 
utilized by 911 services across the Nation. In addition, it is 
essential that emergency responders are able to coordinate and 
collaborate with 911 agencies via comprehensive and seamless emergency 
communication systems as they update their own part of the emergency 
communications network. This information collection supports efforts to 
upgrade 911 services by providing up-to-date information to State and 
local public safety entities to allow them to adequately gauge progress 
towards implementing more current and advanced 911 systems in a 
comparative fashion. While the National 911 Program will benefit from 
this information, it is anticipated that the greatest benefit will 
accrue to the State and local public safety community faced with the 
challenge of migrating to the next generation of 911 services and 
technology as they strive to respond to emergencies.
    The National 911 Profile Database is used to follow the progress of 
911 authorities in enhancing their existing systems and implementing 
next-generation networks to more current functionality. The data in 
this national profile has been used and will continue to be used to 
accurately measure and depict the current status and capabilities of 
911 systems across the United States, as well as progress made in 
implementing advanced technologies and operations--known as Next 
Generation (NG) 911. Assessments, based upon the data collected, will 
help draw attention to key roadblocks as well as solutions in NG911 
implementation processes. Analysis of the data will also help target 
possible future activities and resources consistent with the goals of 
the program. The information collected will be available in aggregated 
form to national, Federal, State and local stakeholders in the public 
safety community. This information collection supports NHTSA's mission 
to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road 
traffic crashes by ensuring emergency responses to crashes of all 
nature (e.g. planes, trains, and automobiles) and maximizing the 
chances of survival for crash victims.
    Affected Public: State 911 agency administrators.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Maximum number of responses: 56.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Number of Responses: Maximum number of responses: 56.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: NHTSA estimates that 
submitting responses to the questions included in the proposed survey 
instrument utilizing the Web-based tool would require an average of 98 
hours per State entity to collect, aggregate and submit. Estimating the 
maximum number of respondents at 56 (the fifty States, the District of 
Columbia, and five U.S. Territories), this would result in a total 
burden of 5,488 hours (98 hours x 56 respondents).
    The total labor costs associated with the burden hours are 
estimated by finding the average hourly wage and multiplying by the 
number of burden hours. Respondents will be State, territory, and 
tribal government management personnel. To estimate reasonable staff 
expenses to respond to this information collection, the Agencies 
reviewed the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook 
Handbook and determined that the Administrative Services Manager 
description closely aligns with the positions of recipient staff 
responsible for completing this request. BLS lists the average hourly 
wage as $46.45.\1\ Further, BLS estimates that State and local 
government wages represent 61.8% of total labor compensation costs.\2\ 
Therefore, NHTSA estimates the hourly labor costs to be $75.16 (46.45 / 
0.618). The total labor cost based on the estimated burden hours is 
estimated at $412,478. The table below provides a summary of the 
estimated burden hours and the labor costs associated with those burden 
hours.
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    \1\ May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates 
by ownership, Federal, State, and local government, including 
government-owned schools and hospitals and the U.S. Postal Service, 
at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/999001.htm#11-0000 (BLS code 11-
3010).
    \2\ Table 1 at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.t01.htm.

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                                                   Annual hours    Average hourly    annual labor   Total estimated
             Number of respondents                per respondent    compensation       cost per      annual burden    Total estimated annual labor costs
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56.............................................              98            75.16        $7,365.68            5,488              $412,478.08 or $412,478
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Cost: There are no capital, start-up, 
or annual operation and maintenance costs involved in the collection of 
information. The respondents would not incur any reporting costs from 
the information collection beyond the labor costs associated with the 
burden hours to gather the information, prepare it for reporting and 
then populate the Web-based data collection tool. The respondents also 
would not incur any recordkeeping burden or recordkeeping costs from 
the information collection.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspects of 
this information collection, including (a) whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Department, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Department's estimate 
of the burden of the proposed information collection; (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 the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; 49 CFR 1.49; and DOT Order 1351.29.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Nanda Narayanan Srinivasan,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2021-06974 Filed 4-14-21; 8:45 am]
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