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Wireless E911 Phase II Location Accuracy Requirements
Type of Information Collection:
Revision of a currently approved collection
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OIRA Conclusion Action:
Approved without change
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Inventory as of this Action
36 Months From Approved
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The Commission needs to collect, compile and maintain a list of counties, Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) service areas, and specific parts for public safety awareness of areas where wireless carriers are unable to comply with requirements for location accuracy concerning the ability of PSAPs to determine the location of emergency wireless 911 calls. The Commission also needs to ensure that wireless carriers and third party systems service providers transport confidence and uncertainty data for the location of wireless E911 calls to PSAPs on a per-call basis upon a PSAP's request (two years after the effective date of the Second Report and Order, FCC 10-176). The Commission is submitting a revision due to adoption of the Third Report and Order, FCC 11-107. With the Third Report and Order, the Commission adopts a rule, providing that new CMRS network providers, meeting the definition of covered CMRS providers in Section 20.18 of the Commission's rules and deploying networks subsequent to the effective date of the Third R&O that are not an expansion or upgrade of an existing CMRS network must meet the handset-based location accuracy standard from the start. The rule requires new CMRS providers launching new stand-alone networks during the eight-year implementation period for handset-based CMRS wireless licensees to meet the applicable handset-based location accuracy standard in effect at the time of deployment. As a result, under the new rule section adopted by the Third R&O, all new CMRS providers in delivery emergency calls for Enhanced 911 service, must satisfy the handset-based location accuracy standard at either a county-based or Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP)-based geographic level. Similarly, in accordance with the new rule and under he paragraph provision of Section 20.18(h)(2)(iii), new CMRS providers may exclude up to 15 percent of the counties or PSAP areas they serve due to heavy forestation that limits handset-based technology accuracy in those counties or areas.
US Code: 47 USC 151 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
US Code: 47 USC 154 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
US Code: 47 USC 332 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
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Associated Rulemaking Information
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Federal Register Citation:
Final or interim final rulemaking
76 FR 59916
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Federal Register Citation:
77 FR 3266
Federal Register Citation:
77 FR 20629
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Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
Wireless E911 Phase II Location Accuracy Requirements - fed. govt respondents
Wireless E911 Phase II Location Accuracy Requirements - state, local respondents
Wireless E911 Phase II Location Accuracy Requirements - business respondents
ICR Summary of Burden
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
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Burden decreases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
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The Commission initially estimated this new collection with 71,100 total annual burden hours in March 2011. Now we are reporting a decrease in burden, i.e., respondents, responses and total burden hours. The Commission is reporting a 17,948 program change decrease. With a change in requirements in the Third Report and Order, FCC 11-107, the Commission includes providers of new CMRS networks in its compilation and maintenance of a list of counties and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) service areas for public safety awareness of areas where CMRS wireless carriers are unable to comply with requirements for location accuracy. The Commission also needs to ensure that the new CMRS providers and third party systems service providers, serving them, transport confidence and uncertainty data for the location of wireless E911 calls to PSAPs on a per-call basis upon a PSAP's request.
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Is the Supporting Statement intended to be a Privacy Impact Assessment required by the E-Government Act of 2002?
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Common Form ICR:
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:
(a) It is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions;
(b) It avoids unnecessary duplication;
(c) It reduces burden on small entities;
(d) It uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to respondents;
(e) Its implementation will be consistent and compatible with current reporting and recordkeeping practices;
(f) It indicates the retention periods for recordkeeping requirements;
(g) It informs respondents of the information called for under 5 CFR 1320.8 (b)(3) about:
(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;
(h) It was developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information to be collected.
(i) It uses effective and efficient statistical survey methodology (if applicable); and
(j) It makes appropriate use of information technology.
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.