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National Protection and Programs Directorate; National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) Goal 2 Performance Report

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National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS.


60-day notice and request for comments; New Information Collection Request: 1670-NEW.


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)/Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C)/Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) will submit the following Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). NPPD is soliciting comments concerning the NECP Goal 2 Performance Report.


Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until March 15, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR Part 1320.


Written comments and questions about this Information Collection Request should be forwarded to NPPD/CS&C/OEC, Attn.: Ryan Oremland, Written comments should reach the contact person listed no later than March 15, 2011. Comments must be identified by “DHS-2010-0081” and may be submitted by one of the following methods:

Instructions: All submissions received must include the words “Department of Homeland Security” and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at, including any personal information provided.

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Ryan Oremland, NPPD/CS&C/OEC,

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OEC, formed under Title XVIII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, 6 U.S.C. 101 et seq., is required to develop the NECP, including identification of goals, timeframes, and appropriate measures to achieve interoperable communications capabilities. The NECP Performance Report is designed to meet these statutory requirements.

OEC will use the information gained through the reports to track progress that states are making in implementing milestones and demonstrating goals of the NECP. Information regarding demonstration of the NECP will measure the ability of counties or county-equivalents to demonstrate response-level emergency communications within one hour for routine events involving multiple jurisdictions.

Statewide Interoperability Coordinators or Statewide Communications Interoperability Planning points of contact (police, fire, emergency medical services, emergency managers, dispatchers, radio operators, government workers, etc.) will be responsible for collecting this information from their respective counties or county equivalents within their states. The report will be submitted electronically via e-mail.

OMB is particularly interested in comments that:

1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the 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. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

4. 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.


Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate.

Title: NECP Goal 2 Performance Report.

From: Not Applicable.

OMB Number: 1670-XXXX.

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: State and local governments.

Number of Respondents: 56.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 1,680 annual burden hours.

Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.

Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $0.

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Dated: January 5, 2011.

David Epperson,

Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. 2011-695 Filed 1-13-11; 8:45 am]