[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 135 (Friday, July 13, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 41331]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17125]



47 CFR Part 10

[PS Docket No. 07-287; FCC 08-164]

Commercial Mobile Alert System

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date.


SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, 
the information collection requirements associated with the 
Commission's Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMS), Second Report and 
Order (``CMAS Second Report and Order''). This document is consistent 
with the CMAS Second Report and Order, which stated that the Commission 
would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the 
effective date of those rules.

DATES: The amendments to 47 CFR 10.350(a)(7) and (b) published at 73 FR 
47550, August 14, 2008, are effective July 13, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Haney, [email protected], 
(202) 418-1002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on July 22, 
2009, OMB approved, for a period of three years, the information 
collection requirements relating to the Commercial Mobile Alert System 
rules contained in the Commission's Second Report and Order, FCC 08-
164, published at 73 FR 47550, August 14, 2008. The OMB Control Number 
is 3060-1126. The Commission publishes this document as an announcement 
of the effective date of the rules. If you have any comments on the 
burden estimates listed below, or how the Commission can improve the 
collections and reduce any burdens caused thereby, please contact 
Judith Boley Herman, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-B441, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. Please include the OMB 
Control Number, 3060-1126, in your correspondence. The Commission will 
also accept your comments via email at [email protected].
    To request materials in accessible formats for people with 
disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), 
send an email to [email protected] or call the Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).


    As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received final OMB 
approval on July 22, 2009, for the information collection requirements 
contained in the modifications to the Commission's rules in 47 CFR part 
    Under 5 CFR part 1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a 
collection of information unless it displays a current, 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 
that does not display a current, valid OMB Control Number. The OMB 
Control Number is 3060-1126.
    The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Public Law 104-13, October 1, 1995, and 44 U.S.C. 3507.
    The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents 
are as follows:
    OMB Control Number: 3060-1126.
    OMB Approval Date: July 22, 2009.
    Expiration Date: July 31, 2012.
    Title: Section 10.350, Testing Requirements for the Commercial 
Mobile Alert System (CMAS).
    Form No.: Not applicable.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; Not for profit 
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 146 respondents; 1,752 
    Estimated Time per Response: 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. 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).
    Total Annual Burden: 2 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: N/A.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality with this collection of information.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission requested OMB approval of a new 
information collection in order to obtain the full three-year clearance 
from them. The approval was received from OMB on July 22, 2009. The 
Commission's estimates for public burden are described above.
    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 
the Commercial Mobile Service (CMS) providers may elect to transmit 
emergency alerts to the public, see Second Report and Order and Further 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 08-164, 23 FCC Rcd. 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 tests. The Commission also requires 
periodic 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.

Bulah P. Wheeler,
Deputy Manager, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-17125 Filed 7-12-12; 8:45 am]