Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested, 73819-73820 [E7-25228]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices For additional information about the information collection(s), contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918 or send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES OMB Control Number: 3060–0888. Title: Section 76.7, Petition Procedures; Section 76.9, Confidentiality of Proprietary Information; Section 76.61, Dispute Concerning Carriage; Section 76.914, Revocation of Certification; Section 76.1003, Program Access Proceedings; Section 76.1302, Carriage Agreement Proceedings; Section 76.1513, Open Video Dispute Resolution. Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents: 500. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement. Estimated Time per Response: 4—40 hours (average). Total Annual Burden: 11,000 hours. Nature of Response: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Confidentiality: No need for confidentiality required. Total Annual Costs: $200,000. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 76.7 is used to make determinations on petitions and complaints filed with the Commission. Parties (cable operators and broadcast stations) are permitted to file Section 76.7 petitions (with audience surveys) to demonstrate significantly viewed status under rule Section 76.54. Satellite carriers can also file such Section 76.7 petitions to demonstrate significantly viewed status under Section 340 of the Act. Moreover, authorize parties can file Section 76.7 petitions in order to file a complaint under the Section 340 enforcement provisions. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–25224 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested December 20, 2007. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to (PRA) of 1995 (PRA), Public Law No. 104–13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Subject to the PRA, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) 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. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before February 26, 2008. 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: You may submit all PRA comments by email or U.S. post mail. To submit your comments by e-mail, send them to PRA@fcc.gov. To submit your comments by U.S. mail, mark them to the attention of Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1–C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection(s), contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918 or send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0996. Title: AM Auction Section 307(b) Submissions. Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73819 Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents: 450. Estimated Hours per Response: 0.5 to 3 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Total Annual Burden: 1,100 hours. Total Annual Costs: $132,500. Nature of Response: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Confidentiality: No need for confidentiality required. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: When Congress granted auction authority in the Balanced Budget Act for commercial broadcast and secondary broadcast services, it did not eliminate or revise 47 U.S.C. Section 307(b) of the Communications Act. Section 307(b) requires that the Commission effect a fair, efficient, and equitable distribution of radio stations throughout the United States. Section 307(b) information was previously collected in the framework of comparative hearing proceedings when mutually exclusive AM applications proposing to serve different communities were filed, or when nonmutually exclusive AM applications proposed a change in community of license. Since the comparative hearing process was discontinued as a result of the implementation of competitive bidding, the Commission must now collect the 307(b) information and undertake a Section 307(b) analysis in the context of the auction proceedings. For example, for mutually exclusive AM applications proposing to serve different communities, the process is performed prior to conducting the auction. In order to evaluate Section 307(b) considerations, the Commission requires the submission of supplemental information subsequent to the AM auction filing window application (FCC Form 175 and technical information) submission. Section 307(b) information is not collected in the initial auction filing window application because Section 307(b) considerations are not pertinent to all window filed application—Section 307(b) is relevant only when the mutually exclusive AM application group consists of applications to serve different communities of license, or when a nonmutually exclusive AM application proposes a major modification of facilities, seeking a community of license change. Specifically, where the mutually exclusive group consists of proposals to serve different communities of license, each applicant within the group must submit an E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 73820 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices amendment containing supplemental information such as the following: (1) The area and population within the proposed 2 mV/m and 0.5 mV/m contours; (2) the number of stations licensed to the proposed community of license; (3) the number of stations providing protected service to the proposed community of license; (4) the population (according to the latest Census data) of the proposed community of license; (5) a description of the civic, cultural, religious, social or commercial attributes of the proposed community of license; and (6) any other information determined relevant. The Commission will dismiss, without further processing, the previously filed AM auction filing window application and technical proposal of any applicant that fails to file an amendment addressing the Section 307(b) criteria, where required. Mutually exclusive AM applicants may not use this as an opportunity to change the technical proposal specified in the AM auction filing window application. The Section 307(b) amendment must be based on the technical proposal as specified in the AM auction filing window application. Non-mutually exclusive applicants proposing a change in community of license must provide Section 307(b) information, demonstrating the merits of locating the station in the new community, as opposed to the former community of license. In addition, certain mutually exclusive application groups containing major modification applications are permitted to resolve their mutual exclusivities through settlement agreements. These agreements must comply with 47 CFR 73.3525, Agreements for Removing Application Conflicts (approved under OMB 3060– 0213). To facilitate processing, eligible applicants who intend to settle should promptly notify the Commission in writing that a pre-auction settlement is forthcoming. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–25228 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6712–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested December 20, 2007. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. An agency 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 Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) 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. Persons wishing to comment on this information collection should submit comments February 26, 2008. 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. DATES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), (202) 395–5887, or via fax at 202–395–5167, or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov, Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To submit your comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov. If you would like to obtain or view a copy of this information collection after the 60 day comment period, you may do so by visiting the OMB ROCIS Web site at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/ PRAMain. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For additional information about the information collection(s) send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov or contact Judith B. Herman at 202–418–0214. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control No.: 3060–0713. Title: Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) Compliance Notification. Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, and not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 53 respondents; 2,650 responses. Estimated Time Per Response: .084 hours (5 minutes). Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Total Annual Burden: 223 hours. Annual Cost Burden: N/A. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality. Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted as an extension (no change in reporting or third party disclosure requirements) after this 60 day comment period to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to obtain the full three year clearance. The total annual burden hours have been adjusted slightly due to a change in the estimated time per response (from .083 to .084 hours). The Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) is an agreement between the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau and an entity, usually a state broadcast association, in which the entity arranges for the inspection of the broadcast station to determine compliance with FCC regulations. The inspections are conducted on a voluntary basis and the entities notify the local FCC District Office or Resident Agent office, in writing via letter of those stations that pass the ABIP inspection and have been granted a Certificate of Compliance. The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau (EB) standardized the existing ABIP in 2003 to establish a specific, uniform arrangement for the inspection of broadcast stations. This information will be used by FCC to determine which broadcast stations are in compliance with FCC rules and will not be subject to routine inspections conducted by the FCC’s District Offices. Without this information, the FCC would not be able to determine which stations should be exempt from random inspections. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the 
Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated 
Authority, Comments Requested

December 20, 2007.
SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to (PRA) of 
1995 (PRA), Public Law No. 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor 
a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid 
control number. Subject to the PRA, no person shall be subject to any 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that 
does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested 
concerning (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways 
to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and (d) 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.

DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before February 
26, 2008. 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: You may submit all PRA comments by email or U.S. post mail. 
To submit your comments by e-mail, send them to PRA@fcc.gov. To submit 
your comments by U.S. mail, mark them to the attention of Cathy 
Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 445 12th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the 
information collection(s), contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918 or 
send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0996.
    Title: AM Auction Section 307(b) Submissions.
    Form Number: Not applicable.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents: 450.
    Estimated Hours per Response: 0.5 to 3 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Total Annual Burden: 1,100 hours.
    Total Annual Costs: $132,500.
    Nature of Response: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Confidentiality: No need for confidentiality required.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: When Congress granted auction authority in the 
Balanced Budget Act for commercial broadcast and secondary broadcast 
services, it did not eliminate or revise 47 U.S.C. Section 307(b) of 
the Communications Act. Section 307(b) requires that the Commission 
effect a fair, efficient, and equitable distribution of radio stations 
throughout the United States.
    Section 307(b) information was previously collected in the 
framework of comparative hearing proceedings when mutually exclusive AM 
applications proposing to serve different communities were filed, or 
when non-mutually exclusive AM applications proposed a change in 
community of license. Since the comparative hearing process was 
discontinued as a result of the implementation of competitive bidding, 
the Commission must now collect the 307(b) information and undertake a 
Section 307(b) analysis in the context of the auction proceedings. For 
example, for mutually exclusive AM applications proposing to serve 
different communities, the process is performed prior to conducting the 
auction.
    In order to evaluate Section 307(b) considerations, the Commission 
requires the submission of supplemental information subsequent to the 
AM auction filing window application (FCC Form 175 and technical 
information) submission. Section 307(b) information is not collected in 
the initial auction filing window application because Section 307(b) 
considerations are not pertinent to all window filed application--
Section 307(b) is relevant only when the mutually exclusive AM 
application group consists of applications to serve different 
communities of license, or when a non-mutually exclusive AM application 
proposes a major modification of facilities, seeking a community of 
license change. Specifically, where the mutually exclusive group 
consists of proposals to serve different communities of license, each 
applicant within the group must submit an

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amendment containing supplemental information such as the following: 
(1) The area and population within the proposed 2 mV/m and 0.5 mV/m 
contours; (2) the number of stations licensed to the proposed community 
of license; (3) the number of stations providing protected service to 
the proposed community of license; (4) the population (according to the 
latest Census data) of the proposed community of license; (5) a 
description of the civic, cultural, religious, social or commercial 
attributes of the proposed community of license; and (6) any other 
information determined relevant. The Commission will dismiss, without 
further processing, the previously filed AM auction filing window 
application and technical proposal of any applicant that fails to file 
an amendment addressing the Section 307(b) criteria, where required. 
Mutually exclusive AM applicants may not use this as an opportunity to 
change the technical proposal specified in the AM auction filing window 
application. The Section 307(b) amendment must be based on the 
technical proposal as specified in the AM auction filing window 
application.
    Non-mutually exclusive applicants proposing a change in community 
of license must provide Section 307(b) information, demonstrating the 
merits of locating the station in the new community, as opposed to the 
former community of license.
    In addition, certain mutually exclusive application groups 
containing major modification applications are permitted to resolve 
their mutual exclusivities through settlement agreements. These 
agreements must comply with 47 CFR 73.3525, Agreements for Removing 
Application Conflicts (approved under OMB 3060-0213). To facilitate 
processing, eligible applicants who intend to settle should promptly 
notify the Commission in writing that a pre-auction settlement is 
forthcoming.

    Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-25228 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]
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