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

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. 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 information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on 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 control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

DATES:

Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before April 20, 2015. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all PRA comments to Benish Shah, FCC, via email PRA@fcc.gov and to Benish.Shah@fcc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information about the information collection, contact Benish.Shah@fcc.gov, (202) 418-7866.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control No.: 3060-1126.

Title: Section 10.350, Testing Requirements for the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS).

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 146 respondents; 1,752 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 0.00114155251 hours (2.5 seconds).

Frequency of Response: Monthly and on occasion reporting requirement 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) and (o), 201, 303(r), 403 and 606 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, as well as by sections 602(a), (b), (c), (f), 603, 604 and 606 of the WARN Act.

Total Annual Burden: 2 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality.

Needs and Uses: 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 alerts 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 will require 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 will also require 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 communication.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Sheryl A. Segal,

Associate Secretary for Information Management, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Managing Director.

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[FR Doc. 2015-03081 Filed 2-13-15; 8:45 am]

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