Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; ShakeAlert

Published date16 March 2022
Citation87 FR 14904
Record Number2022-05557
CourtGeological Survey,Interior Department
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 51 (Wednesday, March 16, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 51 (Wednesday, March 16, 2022)]
                [Pages 14904-14905]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2022-05557]
                Geological Survey
                [GX19ZQ00G402A00; OMB Control Number 1028-NEW]
                Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the
                Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; ShakeAlert
                AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.
                ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.
                SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA),
                the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is proposing a new information
                collection without OMB approval.
                DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
                April 15, 2022.
                ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed
                information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of
                this notice to Find this particular
                information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
                Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function. Comments
                may also be sent by mail to the U.S. Geological Survey, Information
                Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA
                20192; or by email to [email protected]. Please reference
                OMB Control Number 1028-NEW in the subject line of your comments.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information
                about this information collection request (ICR), contact Sara McBride
                by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 650-750-5270. You may
                also view the ICR at
                Individuals in the United States who are deaf, deafblind, hard of
                hearing, or have a speech disability may dial 711 (TTY, TDD, or
                TeleBraille) to access telecommunications relay services. Individuals
                outside the United States should use the relay services offered within
                their country to make international calls to the point-of-contact in
                the United States.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the PRA and 5 CFR
                1320.8(d)(1), we provide the general public and other Federal agencies
                with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and
                continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact
                of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's
                reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information
                collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired
                 A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period
                soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on
                July 17, 2019, (84 FR 34198. No comments were received.
                 As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent
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                burdens, we are again soliciting comments from the public and other
                Federal agencies on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are
                especially interested in public comment addressing the following:
                 (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for
                the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including
                whether or not the information will have practical utility;
                 (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection
                of information, including the validity of the methodology and
                assumptions used.
                 (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
                information to be collected; and
                 (4) How the agency might minimize the burden of the collection of
                information on those who are to respond, including through the use of
                appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological
                collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g.,
                permitting electronic submission of response.
                 Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of
                public record. Before including your address, phone number, email
                address, or other personal identifiable information (PII) in your
                comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including your
                PII--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us
                in your comment to withhold your PII from public review, we cannot
                guarantee that we will be able to do so.
                 Abstract: This information is being collected for the purposes of
                understanding (1) the continued feasibility of implementation of
                ShakeAlert-powered alerts through the Wireless Emergency Alerts via the
                Integrated Public Alerts and Warning System (IPAWS) managed by the
                Federal Emergency Management Agency, and (2) the latency of
                transmissions in California, Oregon, and Washington. This collection is
                critical to determine technological latencies of the Integrated Public
                Alerts and Warning System, managed by FEMA and used by the U.S.
                Geological Survey to send ShakeAlert-powered alerts. Better
                understanding is required to know how much time people will have to
                take protective actions once they receive an alert. Further, knowledge
                of where the latencies exist and why can help us improve and streamline
                our systems. This involves live testing of the system with a population
                reporting back to us.
                 Title of Collection: ShakeAlert.
                 OMB Control Number: 1028-NEW.
                 Form Number: None.
                 Type of Review: In Use Without an OMB Control Number.
                 Respondents/Affected Public: Individual households.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,000.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,000.
                 Estimated Completion Time per Response: 7 minutes.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 117,
                 Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary,
                 Frequency of Collection: Bi-annually.
                 Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.
                 An agency may not conduct or sponsor, nor is a person required to
                respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently
                valid OMB control number.
                 The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of
                1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
                Shane Detweiler,
                Assistant Center Director, Earthquake Science Center, Southwest Region.
                [FR Doc. 2022-05557 Filed 3-15-22; 8:45 am]
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