[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6560-6562]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02997]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-1210]


Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to 
the Office of Management and Budget

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, 
and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the 
general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to 
comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested 
concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, 
including whether the information shall have practical utility; the 
accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the 
information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer 
than 25 employees.
    The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject 
to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before March 16, 
2018. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find 
it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, 
you should advise the contacts listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via 
email Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov; and to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via 
email PRA@fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov. Include in the comments 
the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies 
of the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418-2991. 
To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted 
to OMB: (1) Go to the web page <http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, (2) look for the section of the web page called 
``Currently Under Review,'' (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in 
the ``Select Agency'' box below the ``Currently Under Review'' heading, 
(4) select ``Federal Communications Commission'' from the list of 
agencies presented in the ``Select Agency'' box, (5) click the 
``Submit'' button to the right of the ``Select Agency'' box, (6) when 
the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB 
control number of this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. 
A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of its continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission 
(FCC or

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the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies 
to take this opportunity to comment on the following information 
collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Commission, including whether the information 
shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden 
estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and 
ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small 
business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-1210.
    Title: Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements.
    Form Number: Not applicable.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; State, local or 
tribal governments.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 4,394 respondents; 29,028 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2-10 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping, on occasion; one-time; 
quarterly and semi-annual reporting requirements, and third-party 
disclosure requirements.
    Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this 
information collection is contained in 47. U.S.C. Sections 1, 2, 4(i), 
7, 10, 201, 214, 222, 251(e), 301, 302, 303, 303(b), 303(r), 307, 
307(a), 309, 309(j)(3), 316, 316(a), and 332 of the Communications Act 
of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 143,138 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No Cost.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is requesting 
that respondents submit confidential information to the Commission in 
the context of the test bed. Nationwide Commercial Mobile Radio Service 
(CMRS) providers must make data from the test bed available to small 
and regional CMRS providers so that the smaller providers can deploy 
technology throughout their networks that is consistent with a 
deployment that was successfully tested in the test bed. CMRS providers 
also may request confidential treatment of live 911 call data reports, 
but the Commission reserves the right to release aggregate or 
anonymized data on a limited basis to facilitate compliance with its 
rules.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission has developed a proposed reporting 
template to assist CMRS providers in submitting aggregate live 911 call 
data as required under Section 20.18(i)(3)(ii) of the rules and seeks 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the proposed 
template. The Commission also is requesting OMB to extend its approval 
of these collections for an additional three years. The information 
collections are described below. The proposed reporting template for 
live 911 call data is described below in the discussion of Section 
20.18(i)(3)(ii). The proposed template will not change the paperwork 
burden associated with this collection, and there is no change to any 
other reporting obligation in this collection.
    The information sought in this collection is necessary and vital to 
the effective implementation of improved location accuracy, which will 
enable Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) to dispatch to and first 
responders to respond to emergencies.
    Section 20.18(i)(2)(ii)(A) requires that, within three years of the 
effective date of rules, CMRS providers shall deliver to uncompensated 
barometric pressure data from any device capable of delivering such 
data to PSAPs. This requirement is necessary to ensure that PSAPs are 
receiving all location information possible to be used for dispatch. 
This requirement is also necessary to ensure that CMRS providers 
implement a vertical location solution in the event that the proposed 
``dispatchable location'' solution does not function as intended by the 
three-year mark and beyond.
    Section 20.18(i)(2)(ii)(B) requires that the four nationwide 
providers submit to the Commission for review and approval a reasonable 
metric for z-axis (vertical) location accuracy no later than 3 years 
from the effective date of rules. The requirement is critical to ensure 
that the vertical location framework adopted in the Fourth Report and 
Order is effectively implemented.
    Section 20.18(i)(2)(iii) requires CMRS providers to certify 
compliance with the Commission's rules at various benchmarks throughout 
implementation of improved location accuracy. This requirement is 
necessary to ensure that CMRS providers remain ``on track'' to reach 
the goals that they themselves agreed to.
    Section 20.18(i)(3)(i) requires that within 12 months of the 
effective date, the four nationwide CMRS providers must establish the 
test bed described in the Fourth Report and Order, which will validate 
technologies intended for indoor location. The test bed is necessary 
for the compliance certification framework adopted in the Fourth Report 
and Order.
    Section 20.18(i)(3)(ii) requires that beginning 18 months from the 
effective date of the rules, CMRS providers providing service in any of 
the six Test Cities identified by ATIS (Atlanta, Denver/Front Range, 
San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Manhattan Borough of New York 
City) or portions thereof must collect and report aggregate data on the 
location technologies used for live 911 calls. Nationwide CMRS 
providers must submit call data on a quarterly basis; non-nationwide 
CMRS providers need only submit this data every six months. Non-
nationwide providers that do not provide service in any of the Test 
Cities may satisfy this requirement by collecting and reporting data 
based on the largest county within the carrier's footprint. This 
reporting requirement is necessary to validate and verify the 
compliance certifications made by CMRS providers.
    The Commission has developed a proposed reporting template to 
assist CMRS providers in collecting, formatting, and submitting 
aggregate live 911 call data in accordance with the requirements in the 
rules. The proposed template will also assist the Commission in 
evaluating the progress CMRS providers have made toward meeting the 911 
location accuracy benchmarks. The proposed template is an Excel 
spreadsheet and will be available for downloading on the Commission's 
website. The Commission may also develop an online filing mechanism for 
these reports in the future.
    Section 20.18(i)(4)(ii) requires that no later than 18 months from 
the effective date, each CMRS provider shall submit to the Commission a 
report on its progress toward implementing improved indoor location 
accuracy. Non-nationwide CMRS providers will have an additional 6 
months to submit their progress reports. All CMRS providers shall 
provide an additional progress report no later than 36 months from the 
effective date of the adoption of this rule. The 36-month reports shall 
indicate what progress the provider has made consistent with its 
implementation plan.
    Section 20.18(i)(4)(iii) requires that prior to activation of the 
NEAD but no later than 18 months from the effective date of the 
adoption of this rule, the nationwide CMRS providers shall file with 
the Commission and request approval for a security and privacy plan

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for the administration and operation of the NEAD. This requirement is 
necessary to ensure that the four nationwide CMRS providers are 
building in privacy and security measures to the NEAD from its 
inception.
    Section 20.18(i)(4)(iv) requires that before use of the NEAD or any 
information contained therein, CMRS providers must certify that they 
will not use the NEAD or associated data for any non-911 purpose, 
except as otherwise required by law. This requirement is necessary to 
ensure the privacy and security of any personally identifiable 
information that may be collected by the NEAD.
    Section 20.18(j) requires CMRS providers to provide standardized 
confidence and uncertainty (C/U) data for all wireless 911 calls, 
whether from outdoor or indoor locations, on a per-call basis upon the 
request of a PSAP. This requirement will serve to make the use of C/U 
data easier for PSAPs
    Section 20.18(k) requires that CMRS providers must record 
information on all live 911 calls, including, but not limited to, the 
positioning source method used to provide a location fix associated 
with the call, as well as confidence and uncertainty data. This 
information must be made available to PSAPs upon request, as a measure 
to promote transparency and accountability for this set of rules.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-02997 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]
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