Communications Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS)

ICR 202004-3060-036

OMB: 3060-1003

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ICR Details
3060-1003 202004-3060-036
Active 201804-3060-014
Communications Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS)
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Approved without change 07/24/2020
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 06/05/2020
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
07/31/2023 36 Months From Approved 07/31/2021
104,000 0 40,900
16,320 0 6,950
0 0 0

The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks to revise an existing OMB-approved information collection to update its prior burden estimates, include a new form for satellite providers, and include mandatory reporting for Stage 2 of the Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and Connect USVI Fund fixed and mobile support recipients.

US Code: 47 USC 151, 154(i) Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 218 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 303(r) Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended

3060-AK57 Final or interim final rulemaking 84 FR 59937 11/07/2019

  85 FR 16626 03/24/2020
85 FR 34193 06/03/2020

IC Title Form No. Form Name
State, Local and Tribal Government
Federal Government
Business or other for-profit entities

  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 104,000 40,900 0 13,000 50,100 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 16,320 6,950 0 2,040 7,330 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changing Regulations
The Commission is reporting adjustments and program changes to this information collection since the last submission to OMB. The Commission has re-evaluated its previous figures and is reporting an adjustment/decrease of -4,650 to the total number of respondents because the Commission defined “respondents” as companies that use DIRS per annum rather than the total number of companies enrolled in DIRS. Also, the Commission is reporting adjustments/increases to the total annual responses of +50,100 and +7,330 to the total annual burden hours. In addition, there are program changes/increases to the total number of respondents of +50, total annual responses of +13,000 and total annual burden hours of +2,040. These program changes and adjustments in this revised collection are based off the Commission’s analysis of recent DIRS-based reports, which reflect highly active 2017 and 2018 hurricane seasons and accounts for the participation of satellite providers using the proposed new form.

Emily Caditz 202 418-2268 [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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