Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 43232-43235 [2017-19534]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 43232 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 177 / Thursday, September 14, 2017 / Notices translator, or TV booster station shall maintain adequate station records, including the current instrument of authorization, official correspondence with the FCC, contracts, permission for rebroadcasts, and other pertinent documents. (b) Entries required by § 17.49 of this Chapter concerning any observed or otherwise known extinguishment or improper functioning of a tower light: (1) The nature of such extinguishment or improper functioning. (2) The date and time the extinguishment or improper operation was observed or otherwise noted. (3) The date, time and nature of adjustments, repairs or replacements made. (c) The station records shall be maintained for inspection at a residence, office, or public building, place of business, or other suitable place, in one of the communities of license of the translator or booster, except that the station records of a booster or translator licensed to the licensee of the primary station may be kept at the same place where the primary station records are kept. The name of the person keeping station records, together with the address of the place where the records are kept, shall be posted in accordance with § 74.765(c) of the rules. The station records shall be made available upon request to any authorized representative of the Commission. (d) Station logs and records shall be retained for a period of two years. 47 CFR 74.1281 information collection requirements include the following: (a) The licensee of a station authorized under this Subpart shall maintain adequate station records, including the current instrument of authorization, official correspondence with the FCC, maintenance records, contracts, permission for rebroadcasts, and other pertinent documents. (b) Entries required by § 17.49 of this chapter concerning any observed or otherwise known extinguishment or improper functioning of a tower light: (1) The nature of such extinguishment or improper functioning. (2) The date and time the extinguishment of improper operation was observed or otherwise noted. (3) The date, time and nature of adjustments, repairs or replacements made. (c) The station records shall be maintained for inspection at a residence, office, or public building, place of business, or other suitable place, in one of the communities of license of the translator or booster, except that the station records of a booster or translator licensed to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Sep 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 licensee of the primary station may be kept at the same place where the primary station records are kept. The name of the person keeping station records, together with the address of the place where the records are kept, shall be posted in accordance with § 74.1265(b) of the rules. The station records shall be made available upon request to any authorized representative of the Commission. (d) Station logs and records shall be retained for a period of two years. 47 CFR 78.69 requires each licensee of a CARS station shall maintain records showing the following: (a) For all attended or remotely controlled stations, the date and time of the beginning and end of each period of transmission of each channel; (b) For all stations, the date and time of any unscheduled interruptions to the transmissions of the station, the duration of such interruptions, and the causes thereof; (c) For all stations, the results and dates of the frequency measurements made pursuant to § 78.113 and the name of the person or persons making the measurements; (d) For all stations, when service or maintenance duties are performed, which may affect a station’s proper operation, the responsible operator shall sign and date an entry in the station’s records, giving: (1) Pertinent details of all transmitter adjustments performed by the operator or under the operator’s supervision. (e) When a station in this service has an antenna structure which is required to be illuminated, appropriate entries shall be made as follows: (1) The time the tower lights are turned on and off each day, if manually controlled. (2) The time the daily check of proper operation of the tower lights was made, if an automatic alarm system is not employed. (3) In the event of any observed or otherwise known failure of a tower light: (i) Nature of such failure. (ii) Date and time the failure was observed or otherwise noted. (iii) Date, time, and nature of the adjustments, repairs, or replacements made. (iv) Identification of Flight Service Station (Federal Aviation Administration) notified of the failure of any code or rotating beacon light not corrected within 30 minutes, and the date and time such notice was given. (v) Date and time notice was given to the Flight Service Station (Federal Aviation Administration) that the required illumination was resumed. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (4) Upon completion of the 3-month periodic inspection required by § 78.63(c): (i) The date of the inspection and the condition of all tower lights and associated tower lighting control devices, indicators, and alarm systems. (ii) Any adjustments, replacements, or repairs made to insure compliance with the lighting requirements and the date such adjustments, replacements, or repairs were made. (f) For all stations, station record entries shall be made in an orderly and legible manner by the person or persons competent to do so, having actual knowledge of the facts required, who shall sign the station record when starting duty and again when going off duty. (g) For all stations, no station record or portion thereof shall be erased, obliterated, or willfully destroyed within the period of retention required by rule. Any necessary correction may be made only by the person who made the original entry who shall strike out the erroneous portion, initial the correction made, and show the date the correction was made. (h) For all stations, station records shall be retained for a period of not less than 2 years. The Commission reserves the right to order retention of station records for a longer period of time. In cases where the licensee or permittee has notice of any claim or complaint, the station record shall be retained until such claim or complaint has been fully satisfied or until the same has been barred by statute limiting the time for filing of suits upon such claims. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–19535 Filed 9–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0568, OMB 3060–0991] Information Collections 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), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 177 / Thursday, September 14, 2017 / Notices 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Sep 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. OMB Control Number: 3060–0568. Title: Sections 76.970, 76.971 and 76.975, Commercial Leased Access Rates, Terms and Conditions. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Businesses or other forprofit, State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 4,030 respondents; 11,970 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes–10 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; On occasion reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in Sections 154(i) and 612 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 59,671 hours. Total Annual Cost: $74,000. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirements for this collection are contained in the following rule sections: 47 CFR 76.970(h) requires cable operators to provide the following information within 15 calendar days of a request regarding leased access (for systems subject to small system relief, cable operators are required to provide the following information within 30 days of a request regarding leased access): (a) A complete schedule of the operator’s full-time and part-time leased access rates; (b) How much of the cable operator’s leased access set-aside capacity is available; (c) Rates associated with technical and studio costs; (d) If specifically requested, a sample leased access contract; and (e) Operators must maintain supporting documentation to justify scheduled rates in their files. 47 CFR 76.971 requires cable operators to provide billing and collection services to leased access programmers unless they can demonstrate the existence of third party billing and collection services which, in terms of cost and accessibility, offer leased access programmers an PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43233 alternative substantially equivalent to that offered to comparable non-leased access programmers. 47 CFR 76.975(b) requires that persons alleging that a cable operator’s leased access rate is unreasonable must receive a determination of the cable operator’s maximum permitted rate from an independent accountant prior to filing a petition for relief with the Commission. 47 CFR 76.975(c) requires that petitioners attach a copy of the final accountant’s report to their petition where the petition is based on allegations that a cable operator’s leased access rates are unreasonable. OMB Control Number: 3060–0991. Title: AM Measurement Data. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,900 respondents; 3,335 responses. Estimated Hours per Response: 0.50– 25 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement, Third party disclosure requirement, On occasion reporting requirement. Total Annual Burden: 20,780 hours. Total Annual Cost: $2,171,500. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in Section 154(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality treatment with this collection of information. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: The following information collection requirements are contained in this collection: 47 CFR 73.54(c) requires that AM licensees file a letter notification with the FCC when determining power by the direct method. In addition, Section 73.54(c) requires that background information regarding antenna resistance measurement data for AM stations must be kept on file at the station. 47 CFR 73.54(d) requires AM stations using direct reading power meters to either submit the information required by (c) or submit a statement indicating that such a meter is being used. 47 CFR 73.61(a) states each AM station using a directional antenna with monitoring point locations specified in the instrument of authorization must make field strength measurements at the E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 43234 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 177 / Thursday, September 14, 2017 / Notices monitoring point locations specified in the instrument of authorization, as often as necessary to ensure that the field at those points does not exceed the values specified in the station authorization. Additionally, stations not having an approved sampling system must make the measurements once each calendar quarter at intervals not exceeding 120 days. The provision of this paragraph supersedes any schedule specified on a station license issued prior to January 1, 1986. The results of the measurements are to be entered into the station log pursuant to the provisions of Section 73.1820. 47 CFR 73.61(b) states if the AM license was granted on the basis of field strength measurements performed pursuant to Section 73.151(a), partial proof of performance measurements using the procedures described in Section 73.154 must be made whenever the licensee has reason to believe that the radiated field may be exceeding the limits for which the station was most recently authorized to operate. 47 CFR 73.61(c) requires a station may be directed to make a partial proof of performance by the FCC whenever there is an indication that the antenna is not operating as authorized. 47 CFR 73.62(b) requires an AM station with a directional antenna system to measure and log every monitoring point at least once for each mode of directional operation within 24 hours of detection of variance of operating parameters from allowed tolerances. 47 CFR 73.68(c) states a station having an antenna sampling system constructed according to the specifications given in paragraph (a) of this section may obtain approval of that system by submitting an informal letter request to the FCC in Washington, DC, Attention: Audio Division, Media Bureau. The request for approval, signed by the licensee or authorized representative, must contain sufficient information to show that the sampling system is in compliance with all requirements of paragraph (a) of this section. 47 CFR 73.68(d) states in the event that the antenna monitor sampling system is temporarily out of service for repair or replacement, the station may be operated, pending completion of repairs or replacement, for a period not exceeding 120 days without further authority from the FCC if all other operating parameters and the field monitoring point values are within the limits specified on the station authorization. 47 CFR 73.68(e)(1) Special Temporary Authority (see Section 73.1635) shall be requested and obtained from the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Sep 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 Commission’s Audio Division, Media Bureau in Washington to operate with parameters at variance with licensed values pending issuance of a modified license specifying parameters subsequent to modification or replacement of components. 47 CFR 73.68(e)(4) states request for modification of license shall be submitted to the FCC in Washington, DC, within 30 days of the date of sampling system modification or replacement. Such request shall specify the transmitter plate voltage and plate current, common point current, base currents and their ratios, antenna monitor phase and current indications, and all other data obtained pursuant to this paragraph. 47 CFR 73.68(f) states if an existing sampling system is found to be patently of marginal construction, or where the performance of a directional antenna is found to be unsatisfactory, and this deficiency reasonably may be attributed, in whole or in part, to inadequacies in the antenna monitoring system, the FCC may require the reconstruction of the sampling system in accordance with requirements specified above. 47 CFR 73.69(c) requires AM station licensees with directional antennas to file an informal request to operate without required monitors with the Media Bureau in Washington, DC, when conditions beyond the control of the licensee prevent the restoration of an antenna monitor to service within a 120 day period. This request is filed in conjunction with Section 73.3549. 47 CFR 73.69(d)(1) requires that AM licensees with directional antennas request to obtain temporary authority to operate with parameters at variance with licensed values when an authorized antenna monitor is replaced pending issuance of a modified license specifying new parameters. 47 CFR 73.69(d)(5) requires AM licensees with directional antennas to submit an informal request for modification of license to the FCC within 30 days of the date of antenna monitor replacement. 47 CFR 73.151(c)(1)(ix) states the orientation and distances among the individual antenna towers in the array shall be confirmed by a postconstruction certification by a land surveyor (or, where permitted by local regulation, by an engineer) licensed or registered in the state or territory where the antenna system is located. 47 CFR 73.151(c)(2)(i) describes techniques for moment method modeling, sampling system construction, and measurements that must be taken as part of a moment method proof. A description of the PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sampling system and the specified measurements must be filed with the license application. 47 CFR 73.151(c)(3) states reference field strength measurement locations shall be established in directions of pattern minima and maxima. On each radial corresponding to a pattern minimum or maximum, there shall be at least three measurement locations. The field strength shall be measured at each reference location at the time of the proof of performance. The license application shall include the measured field strength values at each reference point, along with a description of each measurement location, including GPS coordinates and datum reference. 47 CFR 73.154 requires the result of the most recent partial proof of performance measurements and analysis to be retained in the station records and made available to the FCC upon request. Maps showing new measurement points shall be associated with the partial proof in the station’s records and shall be made available to the FCC upon request. 47 CFR 73.155 states a station licensed with a directional antenna pattern pursuant to a proof of performance using moment method modeling and internal array parameters as described in § 73.151(c) shall recertify the performance of that directional antenna pattern at least once within every 24 month period. 47 CFR 73.155(c) states the results of the periodic directional antenna performance recertification measurements shall be retained in the station’s public inspection file. 47 CFR 73.158(b) requires a licensee of an AM station using a directional antenna system to file a request for a corrected station license when the description of monitoring point in relation to nearby landmarks as shown on the station license is no longer correct due to road or building construction or other changes. A copy of the monitoring point description must be posted with the existing station license. 47 CFR 73.3538(b) requires a broadcast station to file an informal application to modify or discontinue the obstruction marking or lighting of an antenna supporting structure. 47 CFR 73.3549 requires licensees to file with the FCC requests for extensions of authority to operate without required monitors, transmission system indicating instruments, or encoders and decoders for monitoring and generating the Emergency Alert System codes. Such requests musts contain information as to when and what steps were taken to repair or replace the defective equipment and a brief E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 177 / Thursday, September 14, 2017 / Notices description of the alternative procedures being used while the equipment is out of service. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–19534 Filed 9–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0760] Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget 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 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 October 16, 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 listed below as soon as possible. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Sep 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 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: 3060–0760. Title: 272 Sunset Order, WC Docket No. 06–120; Access Charge Reform, CC Docket No. 96–262, First Report and Order; Second Order on Reconsideration and Memorandum Opinion and Order; and Fifth Report and Order; Business Data Services ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43235 Report and Order, WC Docket No. 16– 143 et al. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 13 respondents; 66 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 3–80 hours. Frequency of Response: One-time reporting requirement; on-occasion reporting requirement; 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. 1, 4(i)–(j), 201– 205, and 303(r) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i)–(j), 201–205, and 303(r). Total Annual Burden: 1,256 hours. Total Annual Cost: $61,050. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The information requested is not of a confidential nature. However, respondents may request materials or information submitted to the Commission be withheld from public inspection under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: On April 28, 2017, the Commission released the Business Data Services Order, WC Docket No. 16– 143 et al., FCC 17–43, reforming the business data services/special access regulations for incumbent and competitive LECs. The Commission’s reforms included replacing the application-based pricing flexibility rules with a new framework under which: (a) Packet-based services, time division multiplexing (TDM) services with bandwidth greater than 45 mbps, and TDM transport services are not subject to ex ante pricing regulation; (b) a new standard is applied to determine the extent to which the Commission regulates price cap LECs’ TDM end user channel terminations with bandwidth less than 45 mbps and certain other low bandwidth business data services. Under this standard, a price cap LEC is not subject to ex ante pricing regulation in the provision of these services in counties deemed competitive under the Commission’s competitive market test or for which the price cap LEC previously obtained Phase II pricing flexibility; (c) the price cap LEC is subject to ex ante pricing regulation in other counties where it is the incumbent LEC, but in these counties the price cap LEC has downward pricing flexibility (i.e., the equivalent of Phase I pricing E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0568, OMB 3060-0991]


Information Collections 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), the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general 
public and other

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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 
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: 3060-0568.
    Title: Sections 76.970, 76.971 and 76.975, Commercial Leased Access 
Rates, Terms and Conditions.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit, State, Local or Tribal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 4,030 respondents; 11,970 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes-10 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; On occasion 
reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this collection is contained in Sections 154(i) 
and 612 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 59,671 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $74,000.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality with this collection of information.
    Needs and Uses: The information collection requirements for this 
collection are contained in the following rule sections:
    47 CFR 76.970(h) requires cable operators to provide the following 
information within 15 calendar days of a request regarding leased 
access (for systems subject to small system relief, cable operators are 
required to provide the following information within 30 days of a 
request regarding leased access):
    (a) A complete schedule of the operator's full-time and part-time 
leased access rates;
    (b) How much of the cable operator's leased access set-aside 
capacity is available;
    (c) Rates associated with technical and studio costs;
    (d) If specifically requested, a sample leased access contract; and
    (e) Operators must maintain supporting documentation to justify 
scheduled rates in their files.
    47 CFR 76.971 requires cable operators to provide billing and 
collection services to leased access programmers unless they can 
demonstrate the existence of third party billing and collection 
services which, in terms of cost and accessibility, offer leased access 
programmers an alternative substantially equivalent to that offered to 
comparable non-leased access programmers.
    47 CFR 76.975(b) requires that persons alleging that a cable 
operator's leased access rate is unreasonable must receive a 
determination of the cable operator's maximum permitted rate from an 
independent accountant prior to filing a petition for relief with the 
Commission.
    47 CFR 76.975(c) requires that petitioners attach a copy of the 
final accountant's report to their petition where the petition is based 
on allegations that a cable operator's leased access rates are 
unreasonable.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0991.
    Title: AM Measurement Data.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,900 respondents; 3,335 
responses.
    Estimated Hours per Response: 0.50-25 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement, Third party 
disclosure requirement, On occasion reporting requirement.
    Total Annual Burden: 20,780 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $2,171,500.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 
Section 154(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality treatment with this collection of information.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: The following information collection requirements 
are contained in this collection:
    47 CFR 73.54(c) requires that AM licensees file a letter 
notification with the FCC when determining power by the direct method. 
In addition, Section 73.54(c) requires that background information 
regarding antenna resistance measurement data for AM stations must be 
kept on file at the station.
    47 CFR 73.54(d) requires AM stations using direct reading power 
meters to either submit the information required by (c) or submit a 
statement indicating that such a meter is being used.
    47 CFR 73.61(a) states each AM station using a directional antenna 
with monitoring point locations specified in the instrument of 
authorization must make field strength measurements at the

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monitoring point locations specified in the instrument of 
authorization, as often as necessary to ensure that the field at those 
points does not exceed the values specified in the station 
authorization. Additionally, stations not having an approved sampling 
system must make the measurements once each calendar quarter at 
intervals not exceeding 120 days. The provision of this paragraph 
supersedes any schedule specified on a station license issued prior to 
January 1, 1986. The results of the measurements are to be entered into 
the station log pursuant to the provisions of Section 73.1820.
    47 CFR 73.61(b) states if the AM license was granted on the basis 
of field strength measurements performed pursuant to Section 73.151(a), 
partial proof of performance measurements using the procedures 
described in Section 73.154 must be made whenever the licensee has 
reason to believe that the radiated field may be exceeding the limits 
for which the station was most recently authorized to operate.
    47 CFR 73.61(c) requires a station may be directed to make a 
partial proof of performance by the FCC whenever there is an indication 
that the antenna is not operating as authorized.
    47 CFR 73.62(b) requires an AM station with a directional antenna 
system to measure and log every monitoring point at least once for each 
mode of directional operation within 24 hours of detection of variance 
of operating parameters from allowed tolerances.
    47 CFR 73.68(c) states a station having an antenna sampling system 
constructed according to the specifications given in paragraph (a) of 
this section may obtain approval of that system by submitting an 
informal letter request to the FCC in Washington, DC, Attention: Audio 
Division, Media Bureau. The request for approval, signed by the 
licensee or authorized representative, must contain sufficient 
information to show that the sampling system is in compliance with all 
requirements of paragraph (a) of this section.
    47 CFR 73.68(d) states in the event that the antenna monitor 
sampling system is temporarily out of service for repair or 
replacement, the station may be operated, pending completion of repairs 
or replacement, for a period not exceeding 120 days without further 
authority from the FCC if all other operating parameters and the field 
monitoring point values are within the limits specified on the station 
authorization.
    47 CFR 73.68(e)(1) Special Temporary Authority (see Section 
73.1635) shall be requested and obtained from the Commission's Audio 
Division, Media Bureau in Washington to operate with parameters at 
variance with licensed values pending issuance of a modified license 
specifying parameters subsequent to modification or replacement of 
components.
    47 CFR 73.68(e)(4) states request for modification of license shall 
be submitted to the FCC in Washington, DC, within 30 days of the date 
of sampling system modification or replacement. Such request shall 
specify the transmitter plate voltage and plate current, common point 
current, base currents and their ratios, antenna monitor phase and 
current indications, and all other data obtained pursuant to this 
paragraph.
    47 CFR 73.68(f) states if an existing sampling system is found to 
be patently of marginal construction, or where the performance of a 
directional antenna is found to be unsatisfactory, and this deficiency 
reasonably may be attributed, in whole or in part, to inadequacies in 
the antenna monitoring system, the FCC may require the reconstruction 
of the sampling system in accordance with requirements specified above.
    47 CFR 73.69(c) requires AM station licensees with directional 
antennas to file an informal request to operate without required 
monitors with the Media Bureau in Washington, DC, when conditions 
beyond the control of the licensee prevent the restoration of an 
antenna monitor to service within a 120 day period. This request is 
filed in conjunction with Section 73.3549.
    47 CFR 73.69(d)(1) requires that AM licensees with directional 
antennas request to obtain temporary authority to operate with 
parameters at variance with licensed values when an authorized antenna 
monitor is replaced pending issuance of a modified license specifying 
new parameters.
    47 CFR 73.69(d)(5) requires AM licensees with directional antennas 
to submit an informal request for modification of license to the FCC 
within 30 days of the date of antenna monitor replacement.
    47 CFR 73.151(c)(1)(ix) states the orientation and distances among 
the individual antenna towers in the array shall be confirmed by a 
post-construction certification by a land surveyor (or, where permitted 
by local regulation, by an engineer) licensed or registered in the 
state or territory where the antenna system is located.
    47 CFR 73.151(c)(2)(i) describes techniques for moment method 
modeling, sampling system construction, and measurements that must be 
taken as part of a moment method proof. A description of the sampling 
system and the specified measurements must be filed with the license 
application.
    47 CFR 73.151(c)(3) states reference field strength measurement 
locations shall be established in directions of pattern minima and 
maxima. On each radial corresponding to a pattern minimum or maximum, 
there shall be at least three measurement locations. The field strength 
shall be measured at each reference location at the time of the proof 
of performance. The license application shall include the measured 
field strength values at each reference point, along with a description 
of each measurement location, including GPS coordinates and datum 
reference.
    47 CFR 73.154 requires the result of the most recent partial proof 
of performance measurements and analysis to be retained in the station 
records and made available to the FCC upon request. Maps showing new 
measurement points shall be associated with the partial proof in the 
station's records and shall be made available to the FCC upon request.
    47 CFR 73.155 states a station licensed with a directional antenna 
pattern pursuant to a proof of performance using moment method modeling 
and internal array parameters as described in Sec.  73.151(c) shall 
recertify the performance of that directional antenna pattern at least 
once within every 24 month period.
    47 CFR 73.155(c) states the results of the periodic directional 
antenna performance recertification measurements shall be retained in 
the station's public inspection file.
    47 CFR 73.158(b) requires a licensee of an AM station using a 
directional antenna system to file a request for a corrected station 
license when the description of monitoring point in relation to nearby 
landmarks as shown on the station license is no longer correct due to 
road or building construction or other changes. A copy of the 
monitoring point description must be posted with the existing station 
license.
    47 CFR 73.3538(b) requires a broadcast station to file an informal 
application to modify or discontinue the obstruction marking or 
lighting of an antenna supporting structure.
    47 CFR 73.3549 requires licensees to file with the FCC requests for 
extensions of authority to operate without required monitors, 
transmission system indicating instruments, or encoders and decoders 
for monitoring and generating the Emergency Alert System codes. Such 
requests musts contain information as to when and what steps were taken 
to repair or replace the defective equipment and a brief

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description of the alternative procedures being used while the 
equipment is out of service.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-19534 Filed 9-13-17; 8:45 am]
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