Communications Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS)

ICR 202307-3060-031

OMB: 3060-1003

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3060-1003 202307-3060-031
Received in OIRA 202206-3060-013
Communications Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS)
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Emergency 09/07/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
6 Months From Approved 08/31/2025
104,000 104,000
16,320 16,320
0 0

This information is needed to further the Commission's goal of assisting federal, state and Tribal Nation agencies in obtaining better situational awareness regarding the performance of communications networks during disasters. Service providers already file voluntary reports with the FCC upon activation of DIRS. The information collected here will allow these reports to be shared on a "need to know" basis while preserving the confidentiality of the information while advancing public safety goals. Because the FCC anticipates that DIRS and NORS access will be requested together in most cases, it believes that the estimated burden hours and costs for Participating Agencies associated with DIRS access are fully included in the estimates that it has separately submitted as part of its collection on Part 4 of the Commission's Rules Concerning Disruptions to Communications, OMB Control No. 3060-0484. To avoid double-counting the estimated burden hours and costs associated with both collections, the Commission estimates the marginal cost of the Participating Agency aspect of this collection to be zero.
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) requests OMB approval to submit the information collection described herein under the “emergency processing” provision of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (5 C.F.R. § 1320.13). The Commission is requesting clearance for a revision to an existing information collection under OMB Control Number 3060-1003. We respectfully request OMB approval for this collection no later than 32 days after it is received by OMB to effectuate the public safety purposes of the collection.

US Code: 47 USC 1, 4(i),4(j),4(o) Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 307,309(a),309(j), 316,332 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 403,1302 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 706 Name of Law: Telecommunications Act of 1996
   US Code: 47 USC 151, 154(i)-(j)& (o),251(e)(3) Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 254, 301,303(b),303(g),303(r) Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended

3060-AK40 Final or interim final rulemaking 86 FR 22796 04/29/2021

  88 FR 51317 08/03/2023
88 FR 51317 08/03/2023

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

  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 104,000 104,000 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 16,320 16,320 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0

Logan Bennett 202 418-7790 [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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