[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 108 (Monday, June 6, 2011)]
[Pages 32367-32368]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-13141]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2011-0013; OMB No. 1660-0106]

Agency Information Collection Activities, Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Integrated Public Alert and Warning Systems (IPAWS) 

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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 a proposed revision of a continuing information 
collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
this notice seeks comments concerning the proposed revision of the 
information collection concerning public alert and warning systems at 
the Federal, State, territorial, Tribal and local levels of government 
which is necessary for the inventory and evaluation and assessment of 
existing public alert and warning resources and their integration with 
the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 5, 2011.

ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use 
only one of the following means to submit comments:
    (1) Online. Submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov under 
Docket ID FEMA-2011-0013. Follow the instructions for submitting 
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of 
Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Room 835, Washington, DC 
    (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483-2999.
    (4) E-mail. Submit comments to [email protected]. Include Docket 
ID FEMA-2011-0013 in the subject line.
    All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket 
ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, 
all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any 
personal information you provide. Therefore,

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submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the 
Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vincent Dumas, Business Operations 
Specialist, National Continuity Program IPAWS Division, FEMA, (202) 
646-4269 for additional information. You may contact the Records 
Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of 
information at facsimile number (202) 646-3347 or e-mail address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Presidential Executive Order 13407 
establishes the policy for an effective, reliable, integrated, 
flexible, and comprehensive system to alert and warn the American 
people in situations of war, terrorist attack, natural disaster, or 
other hazards to public safety and well being. The Executive Order 
requires that DHS establish an inventory of public alert and warning 
resources, capabilities, and the degree of integration at the Federal, 
State, territorial, Tribal, and local levels of government. The 
Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) implements the 
requirements of the Executive Order. The information collected has, and 
will continue to consist of the public alert and warning systems, as 
well as the communication systems being used for collaboration and 
situational awareness at the Local Emergency Operations Center (EOC) 
level and higher. This information will help FEMA identify the 
technologies currently in use or desired for inclusion into IPAWS.

Collection of Information

    Title: Integrated Public Alert and Warning Systems (IPAWS) 
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of currently approved 
    OMB Number: 1660-0106.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 142-1-1, IPAWS Inventory.
    Abstract: FEMA will be conducting an inventory, evaluation and 
assessment of the capabilities of Federal, State, territorial, Tribal, 
and local government alert and warning systems. The IPAWS Inventory and 
Evaluation Survey collects data that will facilitate the integration of 
public alert and warning systems. It also reduces Federal planning 
costs by leveraging existing State systems.
    Affected Public: State, local, territorial, and Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,796 hours.

                                               Annual Hour Burden
                                  Number of     Frequency of    Hour burden per       Annual       Total annual
  Data collection activity/      respondents      responses         response         responses     burden hours
          instrument          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     (A)             (B)              (C)          (D) = (A x B)      (C x D)
FEMA Form 142-1-1, IPAWS                1,932               1  3 hours (180 min)           1,932           5,796
 Inventory and Evaluation
    Total....................           1,932  ..............  3 hours (180 min)           1,932           5,796

    Estimated Cost: There are no annual start-up or capital costs.


    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.

    Dated: May 11, 2011.
 Lesia M. Banks,
Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-13141 Filed 6-3-11; 8:45 am]