SAFECOM Nationwide Surveys Generic Clearance

ICR 202107-1670-002


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SAFECOM Nationwide Surveys Generic Clearance
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Regular 07/21/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
8,398 0
4,199 0
0 0

To meet the statutory requirements of 6 U.S.C. § 573, Emergency Communications Division (ECD) is mandated to conduct the SAFECOM Nationwide Survey every 5 years to assess evolving capability needs and gaps and track progress against policy initiatives; status of strategic plans; and major industry or market shifts affecting the emergency communications capability. CISA ECD will conduct a web-based survey entitled the SAFECOM Nationwide Survey, hereinafter referred to as the SNS. The purpose of the survey is to gather information to assess available emergency communications capabilities and identify gaps and needs for emergency response providers to effectively communicate during all types of natural or man-made hazards. CISA ECD will use the information collected to complete a statutorily mandated assessment and share the data with all stakeholders that have a role in emergency communications. In order to ascertain this information, the SNS will deploy four similar surveys across the nation to various emergency response disciplines at each level of government - federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local. The survey will solicit responses regarding issues affecting the public safety community to determine a jurisdiction’s level of operability, interoperability and continuity and thus their overall emergency communications capability level. CISA ECD will analyze the data collected from this general survey to identify major gaps and themes affecting emergency communications across levels of government. Additionally, this analysis informs the development of supplemental surveys tailored to specific needs across the public safety community, as well as future iterations of the Nationwide Baseline Communications Assessment (NCBA) and National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP).

PL: Pub.L. 109 - 295 671 Name of Law: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007
   US Code: 6 USC 571 Sec 1801 Name of Law: Emergency Communications Division
   US Code: 6 USC 572 Sec 1802 Name of Law: National Emergency Communications Plan
   US Code: 6 USC 573 Sec 1803 Name of Law: Assessments and Reports
   EO: EO 13618 Name/Subject of EO: Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions
   PL: Pub.L. 107 - 296 101 Name of Law: Homeland Security Act of 2002
   PL: Pub.L. 104 - 13 3501 Name of Law: Paperwork Reduction Act, 1995

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 9948 02/17/2021
86 FR 32958 06/23/2021


  Total Request 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 8,398 0 0 8,398 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 4,199 0 0 4,199 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
This is a NEW information collection

Mia Bruce 202 357-8441 [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).
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    (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;
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