[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 82 (Friday, April 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25186-25187]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10235]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2012-0015]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for Review; 
Information Collection Request for the Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS), Science and Technology, Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program 
(P25 CAP)

AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: 30-day Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general 
public to comment on the renewal of existing data collection forms for 
the DHS Science and Technology Directorate's Project 25 (P25) 
Compliance Assessment Program (CAP): Supplier's Declaration of 
Compliance (SDoC) (DHS Form 10044 (6/08)) and Summary Test Report (DHS 
Form 10056 (9/08)). The attacks of September 11, 2001, and the 
destruction of Hurricane Katrina made apparent the need for emergency 
response radio systems that can interoperate, regardless of which 
organization manufactured the equipment. In response, and per 
congressional direction, DHS and the National Institute of Standards 
and Technology (NIST) developed the P25 CAP to improve the emergency 
response community's confidence in purchasing land mobile radio (LMR) 
equipment built to P25 LMR standards. The P25 CAP establishes a process 
for ensuring that equipment complies with P25 standards and is capable 
of interoperating across manufacturers. The Department of Homeland 
Security needs to be able to collect essential information from 
manufacturers on their products that have met P25 standards as 
demonstrated through the P25 CAP. Equipment suppliers will provide 
information to publicly attest to their products' compliance with a 
specific set of P25 standards. Accompanied by a Summary Test Report 
that substantiates this declaration, the SDoC constitutes a company's 
formal, public attestation of compliance with the standards for the 
equipment. In providing this information, companies will consent to 
making this information public. In turn, the emergency response 
community will use this information to identify P25-compliant 
communications systems. The P25 CAP Program Manager will perform a 
simple administrative review to ensure the documentation is complete 
and accurate in accordance with the current P25 CAP processes. This 
notice and request for comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until May 29, 2012

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments, 
identified by docket number DHS-2012-0015, by one of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Please follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: Thomas.Chirhart@dhs.gov. Please include docket 
number DHS-2012-0015 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 254-6171, Attn: PRA Coordinator (Not a toll-
free number).
     Mail: Science and Technology Directorate, Attn: Chief 
Information Officer--PRA Coordinator, 1120 Vermont Ave., Mail Stop 
0202, Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DHS P25 CAP Contact Thomas Chirhart 
(202) 254-6063 (Not a toll free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SDoC and Summary Test Report forms will 
be posted on the Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) Web site at http://www.rkb.us. The forms will be available in Adobe PDF format. The 
supplier will complete the forms electronically. The completed forms 
may then be submitted via Internet to the RKB Web site.
    The Department is committed to improving its information collection 
and urges all interested parties to suggest how these materials can 
further reduce burden while seeking necessary information under the 
Act.
    DHS is particularly interested in comments that:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the

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functions of the agency, including whether the information will have 
practical utility;
    (2) 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;
    (3) Suggest ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and
    (4) Suggest ways to 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 submissions of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Renewal of information 
collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Science and Technology, Project 
25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP).
    (3) Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Department 
of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate--(1) Supplier's 
Declaration of Compliance (SDoC) (DHS Form 10044 (6/08)), (2) Summary 
Test Report (DHS Form 10056 (9/08)).
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Businesses; the data will be gathered from 
manufacturers of radio systems who wish to declare that their products 
are compliant with P25 standards for radio systems.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:
    a. Estimate of the total number of respondents: 12.
    b. Estimate of number of responses per respondent: 6.
    c. An estimate of the time for an average respondent to respond: 4 
burden hours (2 burden hour for each form).
    d. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 288 burden hours.

    Dated: April 23, 2012.
Rick Stevens,
Chief Information Officer for Science and Technology.
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