Improving 911 Reliability; Reliability and Continuity of Communications Including Networks, Broadband Technologies

ICR 201408-3060-002

OMB: 3060-1202

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3060-1202 201408-3060-002
Historical Active
Improving 911 Reliability; Reliability and Continuity of Communications Including Networks, Broadband Technologies
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Approved without change 10/01/2014
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 08/19/2014
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
10/31/2017 36 Months From Approved
1,000 0 0
169,982 0 0
0 0 0

The new rules adopted in FCC 13-158 require certain 911 service providers to certify annually whether they implement specific best practices or reasonable alternative measures to mitigate the risk of failure. This process includes an initial certification of 50 percent compliance one year after the effective date of the rules and a full, annual certification every year thereafter. The annual certification is contained in 47 C.F.R. §12.4(c) and covers three substantive areas: critical 911 circuit diversity, central office backup power, and diverse network monitoring. Service providers that have implemented every element of the certification may simply certify compliance at each covered facility without attaching additional information. If a service provider does not meet one or more certification requirements, it must provide a brief explanation of the alternative measures it has implemented in that area, or of why that element of the certification is not applicable to its network. Service providers must retain records to support their certification responses for two years. As discussed below, however, the Commission anticipates that such records will already be generated and retained in the normal course of business as part of the certification process, making any additional record-keeping burden minimal.

US Code: 47 USC 151, 154, 214, 218, 251, 303, Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 307, 309, 316, 332, 615 Name of Law: Communications Act of 12934, as amended

3060-AJ95 Final or interim final rulemaking 79 FR 7589 02/10/2014

  79 FR 14039 03/12/2014
79 FR 49085 08/19/2014

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Improving 911 Reliability; Reliability and Continuity of Communications Including Networks, Broadband Technologies

  Total Approved Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 1,000 0 0 1,000 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 169,982 0 0 169,982 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changing Regulations
This is a new information collection which adds the following figures to OMB's inventory: 1,000 to the number of respondents, 1,000 to the annual number of responses, 169,982 to the annual burden hours and $0 to the annual burden cost from the information collection requirements that were adopted in FCC 13-158.

Eric Schmidt 202 418-1214 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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