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Volume 40 - Issue 19 - May 13, 2021

State of Kansas

911 Coordinating Council

Notice of Hearing on Proposed Administrative Regulations

A public hearing will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 19, 202, in Room 114 (First Floor Conference Room) of the Kansas Local Collection Point Administrator (Mainstream Nonprofit Solutions, Inc.) 217 SE 4th St., Topeka, Kansas, to consider the adoption of proposed rules and regulations of the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council.

This 60-day notice of the public hearing shall constitute a public comment period for the purpose of receiving written comments from the public on the proposed regulations. All interested parties may submit written public comments on the proposed regulations prior to the hearing to Scott A. Ekberg, NG911 Administrator, Kansas 911 Coordinating Council, PO Box 842, Emporia, KS 66801, or through email at scott.ekberg@kansas911.org. All interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity to present their views, either orally, in writing, or both, concerning the adoption of the proposed regulations.

In order to give all parties an opportunity to present their views, it may be necessary to request that each participant limit oral presentation to five minutes. Any individual with a disability may request accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing and may request the proposed regulations and economic impact statement in an accessible format. Requests for accommodation should be made at least five working days in advance of the hearing by contacting Scott Ekberg at 785-438-8440. Handicap parking spaces are available on the South side of the building, near the main entrance, which is accessible.

These regulations are proposed for adoption on a permanent basis and copies of the proposed regulations and economic impact statements are available by contacting Scott Ekberg at the address or email listed above or on the website, www.kansas911.org. A summary of the proposed regulations and the economic impact follows:

K.A.R. 132-1-1 – Fees. This regulation was created in October, 2016 to increase the 911 fee from $.53 to $.60. With passage of HB2084, amending the Kansas 911 Act (K.S.A. 12-5362 et. seq), the legislature increased the fee by statute and this regulation is no longer applicable and is proposed for revocation. Revocation of this regulation will have no economic impact.

K.A.R. 132-1-2–Public safety answering point (PSAP). This new regulation is proposed to define the official action necessary for a new PSAP to be considered an operational PSAP. Since this definition simply clarifies, it will have no economic impact.

K.A.R. 132-2-1–LCPA; prerequisites; selection; contract. The proposed changes to the existing regulation establish prerequisites for the Local Collection Point Administrator (LCPA) and define the selection process and contract period of performance requirements. The proposed changes are intended to bring the regulation into alignment with the Kansas 911 Act (K.S.A. 12-5362 et seq) and no economic impact is anticipated.

K.A.R. 132-3-1–911 federal grants; distribution. The proposed amendments to the existing regulation would replace existing language with grant guidance for PSAPs as sub-grantees for federal 911 grants. The proposed changes establish the method of procedure for distribution of sub-grants to individual PSAPs and as such will have positive impact on local levels of government who are awarded such sub-grants.

K.A.R. 132-4-1–Violation of the act; penalties. The proposed changes to the existing regulation update the regulation to align the regulation with statutory changes made to the Kansas 911 Act (K.S.A. 12-5362 et seq) during the 2019 legislative session. No economic impact is anticipated with these changes.

K.A.R. 132-4-2–Annual report. This proposed regulation establishes the process for submitting annual reports of 911 fee expenditures by PSAPs pursuant to the Kansas 911 Act (K.S.A. 12-5362 et seq). No economic impact is anticipated from this regulation.

K.A.R. 132-4-3–Expenditure preapproval process. This proposed regulation establishes the process for submitting preapproval requests for the expenditure of 911 fee funds pursuant to the Kansas 911 Act (K.S.A. 12-5362 et seq). No economic impact is anticipated from this regulation.

K.A.R. 132-5-1–Training standards; technology and operations of the next generation 911 (NG911) hosted solution. The proposed regulation defines training standards and requirements for the technology and operation of the Kansas NG911 hosted system as required by the Kansas 911 Act (K.S.A. 12-5362 et seq). Potential economic impact is the cost to PSAPs for staff to attend the required training. These costs are offset by the availability of 911 fee funds to cover them. Costs for attending the training will vary from PSAP to PSAP as salary rate are widely varied across the state. Total hourly training time expected annually is 8 hours per staff member.

K.A.R. 132-6-1–Geographic information system (GIS) standard. The proposed regulation establishes GIS data standards, maintenance policies and data reporting requirements for GIS data used in the Kansas NG911 System as required by the Kansas 911 Act (K.S.A. 12-5362 et seq). No altered economic impact is anticipated. PSAPs are currently funding the development and maintenance of the GIS data that is the basis of this regulation and no additional cost element is applicable.

Scott A. Ekberg
NG911 Administrator

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