[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 37 (Monday, February 25, 2013)]
[Pages 12753-12754]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04166]



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

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice; 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: 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; the 
accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of

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information technology; and ways to further reduce the information 
burden 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 April 26, 2013. 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 
[email protected] and to Judith B.Herman, Federal 
Communications Commission, via the Internet at [email protected]. 
To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: [email protected].

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

    OMB Control Number: 3060-1127.
    Title: First Responder Emergency Contact Information in the 
Universal Licensing System (ULS).
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities, not-for-profit 
institutions and state, local or tribal government.
    Number of Respondents: 13,310 respondents; 13,310 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: .25 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. section 4(i) and 154(i).
    Total Annual Burden: 3,327 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: N/A.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: N/A.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: To protect the identities and 
locations of key first responder communications personnel, the 
Commission will treat emergency contact information submitted into the 
Universal Licensing System (ULS), pursuant to the Public Notice the 
Bureau released in 2009, as confidential and will not make such 
information publicly available. The contact information submitted into 
ULS by public safety licensees and non-public safety licensees 
designated as emergency first responders will be available only to 
Commission staff. Interested licensees should file their operational 
point of contact information in ULS in the form of a confidential 
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring 
information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
approval of an extension request (no change in the public reporting 
requirement). The Commission is reporting a 33,274 hour reduction in 
burden which is due to fewer respondents and responses. The 
Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) 
enhanced the existing ULS to collect operational point of contact 
information from public safety licensees designated as emergency first 
responders responsible for coordinating with state, county and local 
authorities during times of emergency. The process of procuring and 
maintaining spectrum using the ULS remains intact and requires no 
additional training for licensees to participate in this voluntary 
collection. This enhancement to ULS to collect emergency point of 
contact information enables Commission staff to more effectively 
provide immediate assistance and outreach to licensees during times of 
emergency. Using this information, the Bureau is able to coordinate 
among licensees in given geographic areas to make more wireless service 
available to emergency first responders and emergency operations.
    Public safety licensees and non-public safety licensees designated 
as emergency first responders operating pursuant to Part 90 of the 
Commission's rules should identify the following information regarding 
the operational point of contact for the licensee directly responsible 
for coordinating with the state, county, and/or local emergency 
    (1) Name and title;
    (2) Office telephone number;
    (3) Mobile telephone number; and
    (4) Email address.
    The Bureau issued a Public Notice with step-by-step instructions on 
how to use the enhanced features made available to licensees to provide 
this information.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
[FR Doc. 2013-04166 Filed 2-22-13; 8:45 am]