Testing and Logging Requirements for Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

ICR 201701-3060-007

OMB: 3060-1126

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Supporting Statement A
2017-01-17
Supplementary Document
2017-01-16
IC Document Collections
ICR Details
3060-1126 201701-3060-007
Historical Active 201502-3060-020
FCC PSHSB
Testing and Logging Requirements for Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular
Approved without change 03/13/2017
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 01/17/2017
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
03/31/2020 36 Months From Approved 04/30/2018
451,600 0 1,752
125,390 0 2
0 0 0

Section 602(f) of the WARN Act requires that the Commission "require by regulation technical testing for commercial mobile service providers that elect to transmit emergency alert and for the devices and equipment used by such providers for transmitting such alerts." We now require Participating CMS Providers to support State/Local WEA testing and expanded alert logging requirements.

US Code: 47 USC 218, 219, 230, 256 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 301, 302(a), 303(f), 303(g), Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   PL: Pub.L. 109 - 347 602 Name of Law: Warning, Alert, and Response Network (WARN) Act
   US Code: 47 USC 303(j), 303(r), 403, 621(b)(3) Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 621(d) Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 151, 154(i), 154(j), 154(o) Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
  
None

3060-AK54 Final or interim final rulemaking 81 FR 75710 11/01/2016

  81 FR 78592 11/08/2016
82 FR 4874 01/17/2017
No

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IC Title Form No. Form Name
Testing and Logging Requirements for Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

  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 451,600 1,752 0 449,848 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 125,390 2 0 125,388 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes
Changing Regulations
No
These burden estimates reflect our revised assessment of the burden of maintaining and disclosing upon request data from alert logs. Specifically, there was a program change to the number of respondents, responses and burden hours. The total number of respondents decreased from 146 to 80 (-66) due to wireless providers’ modifications of their participation status, and due to the Commission’s adoption of a methodology for counting participating entities that better aligns with the filings in the WEA election docket, PS 08-146 and the Master CMAS Registry. Also, there was an increase in the total annual responses from 1,752 to 451,600 (+449,848) and total annual burden hours from 2 to 125,390 (+125,388) due to the creation of an alert logging requirement that will necessitate the creation of an automated record for each Alert Message transmitted, and due to the obligation to support State/Local WEA Tests. Further, this collection has been expanded to include disclosure about Participating CMS Providers’ geo-targeting capabilities. There are no adjustments to this collection.

$0
No
No
No
No
No
Uncollected
James Wiley 202 418-1678

  No

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.
01/17/2017


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