Enhanced Geo-Targeted Wireless Emergency Alerts

ICR 202107-3060-012

OMB: 3060-1269

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ICR Details
3060-1269 202107-3060-012
Received in OIRA 202106-3060-010
Enhanced Geo-Targeted Wireless Emergency Alerts
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Regular 07/16/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
02/28/2023 02/28/2023
12,000 14,000
3,000 3,500
0 0

The Commission is requesting approval for non-substantive changes to the methodology and surveys associated with the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) testing in collection 3060-1269. The proposed update is designed to improve the accuracy of its findings by increasing the size of its control group from 2,000 respondents to 12,000 respondents. While the Commission initially believed 2,000 volunteers was largest size of the control group that its partners would make available, the Commission’s more recent experiences have demonstrated an overwhelming interest in making a large number of volunteers available to complete the survey. Based on this experience, the Commission now estimates a maximum of 12,000 respondents that will join the control group and take the WEA test survey. The Commission is requesting approval for non-substantial changes to the methodology and surveys associated with the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) testing in collection 3060-1269. The proposed updates to the collection’s methodology are designed to adapt the approved collection methodology for a nationwide test of WEA that will be conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the FCC, on August 11, 2021, at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), with a backup date of August 25, 2021 at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) submits this non-substantive change request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) related to Information Collection, OMB Control Number 3060-1269, titled “Enhanced Geo-Targeted Wireless Emergency Alerts,” which was previously approved by OMB on February 5, 2020. As described in more detail in the enclosed materials, the Commission requests that OMB approve the following non-substantive changes to the information collection, please see the justification. The Federal Communication Commission's (Commission's) rules effective Nov. 30, 2019 require that Participating CMS providers (providers) be able to direct Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to 100% of a target geographic area specified by an alert originator with no more than a 0.1 mile overshoot (enhanced geo-targeting). The FCC seeks to perform an information collection to evaluate the accuracy and performance of providers' enhanced geo-targeting implementations shortly after this date.

US Code: 47 USC 151, 154(i)(j)(o)
   US Code: 47 USC 301, 302(a), 303(f)(g)(j)(r)
   US Code: 47 USC 218, 219, 230, 256
   US Code: 47 USC 403
   Statute at Large: 120 Stat. 1884 Name of Statute: WARN Act, Title VI of the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006
   US Code: 47 USC 1201 et seq., 1202(a)) Name of Law: WARN Act

3060-AK54 Final or interim final rulemaking 83 FR 8619 02/28/2018

  84 FR 43128 08/20/2019
84 FR 70188 12/20/2019

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  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 12,000 14,000 0 0 -2,000 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 3,000 3,500 0 0 -500 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
As a result of this non-substantive change request, the Commission is reporting adjustments/decreases in the total annual responses by -2,000 responses (from 14,000 to 12,000) and in the total annual burden hours by -500 (from 3,500 to 3,000). The total number of respondents remain the same.

Austin Randazzo 202 418-1462 [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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