Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 43010-43012 [2017-19416]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 43010 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Notices 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 FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before November 13, 2017. 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 contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418–2991. 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 Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 OMB Control Number: 3060–0755. Title: Sections 59.1 through 59.4, Infrastructure Sharing. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 75 respondents; 1,125 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1–2 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 259 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 2,025 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting respondents to submit confidential information to the Commission. If the Commission requests respondents to submit information which respondents believe is confidential, respondents may request confidential treatment of such data under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: There are three reporting and third party disclosure requirements under section 259 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. They are (1) filing of tariffs, contracts or arrangements; (2) providing information concerning deployment of new services and equipment; and (3) notice upon termination of section 259 agreements. The information collections by the Commission under the requirement are (1) incumbent local exchange carriers (incumbent LECs) will file for public inspection any tariffs, contracts and agreements for infrastructure sharing with third parties (qualifying carriers); (2) incumbent LECs will provide timely information on planned deployments of new services and equipment to third parties (qualifying carriers); and incumbent LECs will furnish third parties (qualifying carriers) with 60 day notice prior to termination of a section 259 sharing agreement to protect customers from sudden changes in service. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–19388 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [DA 17–849] Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau Extend the Filing Deadline for the First Priority Filing Window for Eligible Full Power and Class A Television Stations—Revised Filing Deadline: September 15, 2017 Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This document extends the filing deadline for the first priority filing window for eligible full power and Class A television stations to file applications for alternate channels or expanded facilities to September 15, 2017. SUMMARY: DATES: September 13, 2017. Erin Griffith, 202–418–2957, Erin.Griffith@ fcc.gov, or Kevin Harding, 202–418– 7077, Kevin.Harding@fcc.gov, Video Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Technical issues briefly interrupted access to the Media Bureau’s Licensing and Management System (LMS), which stations use to file construction permit applications and reimbursement cost estimate information. Recognizing the importance of first priority filing window, the filing window will now close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 15, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Communications Commission. Thomas Horan, Chief of Staff, Media Bureau. [FR Doc. 2017–19419 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0430] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Notices 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 FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before November 13, 2017. 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 contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418–2991. 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 Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. OMB Control Number: 3060–0430. Title: Section 1.1206, Permit-butDisclose Proceedings. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; and State, local, or tribal governments. Number of Respondent and Responses: 11,500 respondents; 34,500 responses. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain benefits. Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in sections 4(i) and (j), 303(r), and 409 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and (j), 303(r), and 409. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes (0.75 hours). Total Annual Burden: 25,875 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Consistent with the Commission’s rules on confidential treatment of submissions, under 47 CFR 0.459, a presenter may request confidential treatment of ex parte presentations. In addition, the Commission will permit parties to remove metadata containing confidential or privileged information, and the Commission will also not require parties to file electronically ex parte notices that contain confidential information. The Commission will, however, require a redacted version to be filed electronically at the same time the paper filing is submitted, and that the redacted version must be machinereadable whenever technically possible. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: The Commission’s rules, under 47 CFR 1.1206, require that a public record be made of ex parte presentations (i.e., written presentations not served on all parties to the proceeding or oral presentations as to which all parties have not been given notice and an opportunity to be present) to decision-making personnel in ‘‘permit-but-disclose’’ proceedings, such as notice-and-comment rulemakings and declaratory ruling proceedings. On February 2, 2011, the FCC released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, GC Docket Number 10–43, FCC 11–11, which amended and reformed the Commission’s rules on ex parte PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43011 presentations (47 CFR 1.1206(b)(2)) made in the course of Commission rulemakings and other permit-butdisclose proceedings. The modifications to the existing rules adopted in this Report and Order require that parties file more descriptive summaries of their ex parte contacts, by ensuring that other parties and the public have an adequate opportunity to review and respond to information submitted ex parte, and by improving the FCC’s oversight and enforcement of the ex parte rules. The modified ex parte rules which contain information collection requirements which OMB approved on December 6, 2011, are as follows: (1) Ex parte notices will be required for all oral ex parte presentations in permit-but-disclose proceedings, not just for those presentations that involve new information or arguments not already in the record; (2) If an oral ex parte presentation is limited to material already in the written record, the notice must contain either a succinct summary of the matters discussed or a citation to the page or paragraph number in the party’s written submission(s) where the matters discussed can be found; (3) Notices for all ex parte presentations must include the name of the person(s) who made the ex parte presentation as well as a list of all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the presentation was made; (4) Notices of ex parte presentations made outside the Sunshine period must be filed within two business days of the presentation; (5) The Sunshine period will begin on the day (including business days, weekends, and holidays) after issuance of the Sunshine notice, rather than when the Sunshine Agenda is issued (as the current rules provide); (6) If an ex parte presentation is made on the day the Sunshine notice is released, an ex parte notice must be submitted by the next business day, and any reply would be due by the following business day. If a permissible ex parte presentation is made during the Sunshine period (under an exception to the Sunshine period prohibition), the ex parte notice is due by the end of the same day on which the presentation was made, and any reply would need to be filed by the next business day. Any reply must be in writing and limited to the issues raised in the ex parte notice to which the reply is directed; (7) Commissioners and agency staff may continue to request ex parte presentations during the Sunshine period, but these presentations should be limited to the specific information required by the Commission; (8) Ex parte notices must be submitted E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 43012 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Notices electronically in machine-readable format. PDF images created by scanning a paper document may not be submitted, except in cases in which a word-processing version of the document is not available. Confidential information may continue to be submitted by paper filing, but a redacted version must be filed electronically at the same time the paper filing is submitted. An exception to the electronic filing requirement will be made in cases in which the filing party claims hardship. The basis for the hardship claim must be substantiated in the ex parte filing; (9) To facilitate stricter enforcement of the ex parte rules, the Enforcement Bureau is authorized to levy forfeitures for ex parte rule violations; (10) Copies of electronically filed ex parte notices must also be sent electronically to all staff and Commissioners present at the ex parte meeting so as to enable them to review the notices for accuracy and completeness. Filers may be asked to submit corrections or further information as necessary for compliance with the rules; and (11) Parties making permissible ex parte presentations in restricted proceedings must conform and clarify rule changes when filing an ex parte notice with the Commission. The information is used by parties to permit-but-disclose proceedings, including interested members of the public, to respond to the arguments made and data offered in the presentations. The responses may then be used by the Commission in its decision-making. The availability of the ex parte materials ensures that the Commission’s decisional processes are fair, impartial, and comport with the concept of due process in that all interested parties can know of and respond to the arguments made to the decision-making officials. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–19416 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [OMB 3060–1095] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. 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 FCC 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 November 13, 2017. 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 below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the PRA of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the FCC invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 No.: 3060–1095. Title: Surrenders of Authorizations for International Carrier, Space Station and Earth Station Licensees. Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents: 8 respondents; 8 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in Sections 4(i), 7(a), 11, 303(c), 303(f), 303(g), and 303(r) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 157(a), 161, 303(c), 303(f), 303(g), and 303(r). Total Annual Burden: 8 hours. Annual Cost Burden: None. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general, there is no need for confidentiality with is collection of information. Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as an extension after this 60-day comment period has ended in order to obtain the full three-year clearance from OMB. There are no changes in the number of respondents, responses, annual burden hours and total annual costs. Licensees file surrenders of authorizations with the Commission on a voluntary basis. This information is used by Commission staff to issue Public Notices to announce the surrenders of authorization to the general public. The Commission’s release of Public Notices is critical to keeping the general public abreast of the licensees’ discontinuance of telecommunications services. Without this collection of information, licensees would be required to submit surrenders of authorizations to the Commission by letter which is more time consuming than submitting such requests to the Commission electronically. In addition, Commission staff would spend an extensive amount of time processing surrenders of authorizations received by E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

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Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission

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

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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 FCC may not conduct 
or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
control number.

DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before November 
13, 2017. 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 contact listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email 
PRA@fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the 
information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418-2991.

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 Commission) invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following 
information collections. 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: 3060-0430.
    Title: Section 1.1206, Permit-but-Disclose Proceedings.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; and State, 
local, or tribal governments.
    Number of Respondent and Responses: 11,500 respondents; 34,500 
responses.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain benefits. Statutory 
authority for this collection of information is contained in sections 
4(i) and (j), 303(r), and 409 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and (j), 303(r), and 409.
    Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes (0.75 hours).
    Total Annual Burden: 25,875 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No cost.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Consistent with the 
Commission's rules on confidential treatment of submissions, under 47 
CFR 0.459, a presenter may request confidential treatment of ex parte 
presentations. In addition, the Commission will permit parties to 
remove metadata containing confidential or privileged information, and 
the Commission will also not require parties to file electronically ex 
parte notices that contain confidential information. The Commission 
will, however, require a redacted version to be filed electronically at 
the same time the paper filing is submitted, and that the redacted 
version must be machine-readable whenever technically possible.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: The Commission's rules, under 47 CFR 1.1206, 
require that a public record be made of ex parte presentations (i.e., 
written presentations not served on all parties to the proceeding or 
oral presentations as to which all parties have not been given notice 
and an opportunity to be present) to decision-making personnel in 
``permit-but-disclose'' proceedings, such as notice-and-comment 
rulemakings and declaratory ruling proceedings.
    On February 2, 2011, the FCC released a Report and Order and 
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, GC Docket Number 10-43, FCC 11-
11, which amended and reformed the Commission's rules on ex parte 
presentations (47 CFR 1.1206(b)(2)) made in the course of Commission 
rulemakings and other permit-but-disclose proceedings. The 
modifications to the existing rules adopted in this Report and Order 
require that parties file more descriptive summaries of their ex parte 
contacts, by ensuring that other parties and the public have an 
adequate opportunity to review and respond to information submitted ex 
parte, and by improving the FCC's oversight and enforcement of the ex 
parte rules. The modified ex parte rules which contain information 
collection requirements which OMB approved on December 6, 2011, are as 
follows: (1) Ex parte notices will be required for all oral ex parte 
presentations in permit-but-disclose proceedings, not just for those 
presentations that involve new information or arguments not already in 
the record; (2) If an oral ex parte presentation is limited to material 
already in the written record, the notice must contain either a 
succinct summary of the matters discussed or a citation to the page or 
paragraph number in the party's written submission(s) where the matters 
discussed can be found; (3) Notices for all ex parte presentations must 
include the name of the person(s) who made the ex parte presentation as 
well as a list of all persons attending or otherwise participating in 
the meeting at which the presentation was made; (4) Notices of ex parte 
presentations made outside the Sunshine period must be filed within two 
business days of the presentation; (5) The Sunshine period will begin 
on the day (including business days, weekends, and holidays) after 
issuance of the Sunshine notice, rather than when the Sunshine Agenda 
is issued (as the current rules provide); (6) If an ex parte 
presentation is made on the day the Sunshine notice is released, an ex 
parte notice must be submitted by the next business day, and any reply 
would be due by the following business day. If a permissible ex parte 
presentation is made during the Sunshine period (under an exception to 
the Sunshine period prohibition), the ex parte notice is due by the end 
of the same day on which the presentation was made, and any reply would 
need to be filed by the next business day. Any reply must be in writing 
and limited to the issues raised in the ex parte notice to which the 
reply is directed; (7) Commissioners and agency staff may continue to 
request ex parte presentations during the Sunshine period, but these 
presentations should be limited to the specific information required by 
the Commission; (8) Ex parte notices must be submitted

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electronically in machine-readable format. PDF images created by 
scanning a paper document may not be submitted, except in cases in 
which a word-processing version of the document is not available.
    Confidential information may continue to be submitted by paper 
filing, but a redacted version must be filed electronically at the same 
time the paper filing is submitted. An exception to the electronic 
filing requirement will be made in cases in which the filing party 
claims hardship. The basis for the hardship claim must be substantiated 
in the ex parte filing; (9) To facilitate stricter enforcement of the 
ex parte rules, the Enforcement Bureau is authorized to levy 
forfeitures for ex parte rule violations; (10) Copies of electronically 
filed ex parte notices must also be sent electronically to all staff 
and Commissioners present at the ex parte meeting so as to enable them 
to review the notices for accuracy and completeness. Filers may be 
asked to submit corrections or further information as necessary for 
compliance with the rules; and (11) Parties making permissible ex parte 
presentations in restricted proceedings must conform and clarify rule 
changes when filing an ex parte notice with the Commission.
    The information is used by parties to permit-but-disclose 
proceedings, including interested members of the public, to respond to 
the arguments made and data offered in the presentations. The responses 
may then be used by the Commission in its decision-making.
    The availability of the ex parte materials ensures that the 
Commission's decisional processes are fair, impartial, and comport with 
the concept of due process in that all interested parties can know of 
and respond to the arguments made to the decision-making officials.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
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