[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 79 (Tuesday, April 24, 2012)]
[Pages 24490-24491]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9727]



Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden 
and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested 
concerning: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Commission, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways 
to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) 
ways to further reduce the information burden

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for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.
    The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person 
shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection 
of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does 
not display a valid OMB control number.

DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be 
submitted on or before June 25, 2012. If you anticipate that you will 
be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the 
period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC 
contact listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of 
Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or via Internet at 
Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal 
Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc.gov. 
To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing 
Director, (202) 418-0214.

    Title: Section 10.350, Testing Requirements for the Commercial 
Mobile Alert System (CMAS).
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities and not-for-
profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 145 respondents; 1,752 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: .000694 hours (2.5 seconds).
    Frequency of Response: Monthly and on occasion reporting 
requirements and recordkeeping requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. Sections 151, 154(i), 154(j), 154(o), 218, 219, 230, 256, 301, 
302(a), 303(f), 303(g), 303(j), 303(r), 403, 621(b)(3) and 621(d) of 
the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 2 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: N/A.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: N/A.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
    Needs and Uses: The Commission is seeking an extension of this 
information collection in order to obtain the full three year approval 
from OMB. There is no change to the reporting requirements and/or 
recordkeeping requirement.
    As required by the Warning, Alert and Response Network (WARN) Act, 
Public Law 109-347, the Federal Communications Commission adopted final 
rules to establish a Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), under which 
Commercial Mobile Service (CMS) providers may elect to transmit 
emergency alters to the public, see Second Report and Order and Further 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 08-164. In order to ensure that the 
CMAS operates efficiently and effectively, the Commission requires 
participating CMS providers to receive required monthly test messages 
initiated by the Federal alert Gateway Administrator, to test their 
infrastructure and internal CMAS delivery systems by distributing the 
monthly message to their CMAS coverage area, and to log the results of 
the test. The Commission also requires period testing of the interface 
between the Federal Alert Gateway and each CMS Provider Gateway to 
ensure the availability and viability of both gateway functions. The 
CMS Provider Gateways must send an acknowledgement to the Federal Alert 
Gateway upon receipt of these interface test messages.
    The Commission, the Federal Alert Gateway and participating CMS 
providers will use this information to ensure the continued functioning 
of the CMAS, thus complying with the WARN Act and the Commission's 
obligation to promote the safety of life and property through the use 
of wire and radio communications.

    Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-9727 Filed 4-23-12; 8:45 am]