[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 40 (Tuesday, March 1, 2011)]
[Page 11254]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4516]



[Docket No. DHS-2011-0008]

Submission for Review; Information Collection Extension Request 
for the DHS S&T First Responders Community of Practice

AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comment.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general 
public to comment on the data collection form for the DHS Science & 
Technology (S&T) First Responders Community of Practice (FRCoP): User 
Registration Page (DHS Form 10059 (9/09)). The FRCoP Web based tool 
collects profile information from first responders and select 
authorized non-first responder users to facilitate networking and 
formation of online communities. All users are required to authenticate 
prior to entering the site. In addition, the tool provides members the 
capability to create wikis, discussion threads, blogs, documents, etc., 
allowing them to enter and upload content in accordance with the site's 
Rules of Behavior. Members are able to participate in threaded 
discussions and comment on other member's content. DHS S&T FRCoP 
program is responsible for providing a collaborative environment for 
the first responder community to share information, best practices, and 
lessons learned. Section 313 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. 
L. 107-296) established this requirement. This notice and request for 
comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 
104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until May 2, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments, 
identified by docket number DHS-2011-0008, by one of the following 
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Please follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: [email protected]. Please include docket 
number DHS-2011-0008 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 254-6171. (Not a toll-free number).
     Mail: Science and Technology Directorate, ATTN: Chief 
Information Office--Michael Bowerbank, 245 Murray Drive, Mail Stop 
0202, Washington, DC 20528.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Bowerbank (202) 254-6895 (this 
is not a toll free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DHS S&T currently has approval to collect 
information utilizing the User Registration Form until July 31, 2011 
with OMB approval number 1640-0016. The User Registration Form will be 
available on the First Responders Community of Practice Web site found 
at [https://communities.firstresponder.gov/]. The user will complete 
the form online and submit it through the Web site.

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Renewal of information 
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: First Responders Community of 
Practice: User Registration Form.
    Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: DHS Science 
& Technology Directorate, DHS Form 10059 (09/09).
    (3) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Individuals; the data will be gathered from 
individual first responders who wish to participate in the First 
Responders Community of Practice.
    (4) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:
    a. Estimate of the total number of respondents: 5,000.
    b. An estimate of the time for an average respondent to respond: 
0.25 burden hours.
    c. Estimate of total number of burden hours: 2,500 burden hours.

    Dated: February 22, 2011.
Tara O'Toole,
Under Secretary for Science and Technology.
[FR Doc. 2011-4516 Filed 2-28-11; 8:45 am]