Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested, 79450-79451 [2013-31178]

Download as PDF maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 79450 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for the information collection requirement is contained in section 225 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended [47 U.S.C. 225], Telecommunications Services for Hearing-Impaired and Speech-Impaired Individuals; The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Public Law 101–336, 104 Stat. 327, 366–69, was enacted on July 26, 1990. Total Annual Burden: 64 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost(s). Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: An assurance of confidentiality is not offered because this information collection does not require the collection of personally identifiable information from individuals. While the Commission does not require that respondents submit confidential information to the Commission, if the Commission does request applicants to submit information that the respondents believe is confidential, respondents may do so under 47 CFR Section 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: These reporting requirements enable the Commission to collect waiver reports from Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) providers requesting waivers from certain TRS mandatory minimum standards. On June 30, 2004, the Commission released a Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration in Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities, FCC 04–137, published at 69 FR 53346, September 1, 2004, and at 69 FR 53382, September 1, 2004. In the Report and Order, the Commission harmonized the expiration dates of waivers for Video Relay Service and Internet-Protocol (IP) Relay providers of the following TRS mandatory minimum requirements, amongst others: (1) 47 CFR Section 64.604(a)(3)(vi)–call release; and (2) 47 CFR Section 64.604(b)(3)–equal access to interexchange carriers. The Commission also conditioned these waivers on providers submitting annual reports to the Commission, in a narrative form, detailing: (1) The provider’s plan or general approach to meet the waived standards; (2) any additional costs that would be required to meet the standards; (3) the development of any new technology that may affect the particular waivers; (4) the progress made by the provider to meet the standards; (5) the specific steps taken to resolve any technical problems that prohibit the provider from meeting the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 standards; and (6) any other factors relevant to whether the waiver should continue in effect. On January 11, 2007, the Commission released a Declaratory Ruling in Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities; Internet-based Captioned Telephone Service, FCC 06– 182, published at 72 FR 6960, February 14, 2007. The ruling applied several of the waivers to IP captioned telephone relay service, also conditioned on the filing of annual reports, as described above. Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J. Miles, Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2013–31181 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden(s) and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). 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(s); 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 further ways to reduce the information burden for 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 OMB 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 does not display a valid OMB Control Number. Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before February 28, 2014. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), via fax at: (202) 395–5167 or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Leslie F. Smith, Office of Managing Director (OMD), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), via the Internet at Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov. To submit your PRA comments by email, send them to: PRA@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie F. Smith, Office of Managing Director (OMD), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), (202) 418–0217, or via the Internet at Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0370. Title: Part 32, Uniform System of Accounts for Telecommunications Companies. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 859 respondents; 859 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 11, 151, 154, 161, 201–205, 215, and 218–220. Total Annual Burden: 859 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost(s). Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting that the respondents submit confidential information to the Commission. If the Commission requests applicants to submit information that the respondents believe is confidential, respondents may request confidential treatment of such information under 47 CFR Section 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: The Commission, in 2004, adopted the Joint Conference’s recommendations to reinstate the following Part 32 accounts: Account 5230, Directory revenue; DATES: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices Account 6621, Call completion services; Account 6622, Number services; Account 6623, Customer services; Account 6561, Depreciation expensetelecommunications plant in service; Account 6562, Depreciation expenseproperty held for future telecommunications use; Account 6563, Amortization expensetangible; Account 6564, Amortization expenseintangible; and Account 6565, Amortization expenseother. These accounting changes are mandatory only for Class A Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs). The reinstatement of these accounts imposed a minor increase in burden only Class A ILECs only. The Commission also established a recordkeeping requirement that Class A ILECs maintain subsidiary record categories for unbundled network element revenues, resale revenues, reciprocal compensation revenues, and other interconnection revenues in the accounts in which these revenues are currently recorded. The use of subsidiary record categories allows carriers to use whatever mechanisms they choose, including those currently in place, to identify the relevant amounts as long as the information can be made available to state and federal regulators upon request. The use of subsidiary record categories for interconnection revenue does not require massive changes to the ILECs’ accounting systems and is a far less burdensome alternative than the creation of new accounts and/or subaccounts. The information submitted to the Commission by carriers provides the necessary detail to enable the Commission to fulfill its regulatory responsibilities. Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J. Miles, Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2013–31178 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [File No. 131 0163] Service Corporation International, and Stewart Enterprises, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed Consent Agreement. AGENCY: ACTION: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orders—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ scistewartconsent online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘Service Corporation International and Stewart Enterprises, Inc.—Consent Agreement; File No. 131 0163’’ on your comment and file your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ scistewartconsent by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H–113 (Annex D), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Frumin, Bureau of Competition, (202– 326–2758), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 6(f) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 2.34, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page (for December 23, 2013), on the World Wide Web, at http:// www.ftc.gov/os/actions.shtm. A paper copy can be obtained from the FTC Public Reference Room, Room 130–H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580, either in person or by calling (202) 326–2222. You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before January 22, 2014. Write ‘‘Service Corporation International and Stewart PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79451 Enterprises, Inc.—Consent Agreement; File No. 131 0163’’ on your comment. Your comment—including your name and your state—will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, on the public Commission Web site, at http://www.ftc.gov/os/ publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the Commission tries to remove individuals’ home contact information from comments before placing them on the Commission Web site. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive personal information, like anyone’s Social Security number, date of birth, driver’s license number or other state identification number or foreign country equivalent, passport number, financial account number, or credit or debit card number. You are also solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive health information, like medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, do not include any ‘‘[t]rade secret or any commercial or financial information which . . . is privileged or confidential,’’ as discussed in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). In particular, do not include competitively sensitive information such as costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names. If you want the Commission to give your comment confidential treatment, you must file it in paper form, with a request for confidential treatment, and you have to follow the procedure explained in FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).1 Your comment will be kept confidential only if the FTC General Counsel, in his or her sole discretion, grants your request in accordance with the law and the public interest. Postal mail addressed to the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security screening. As a result, we encourage you to submit your comments online. To make sure that the Commission considers your online comment, you must file it at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ scistewartconsent by following the instructions on the web-based form. If this Notice appears at http:// 1 In particular, the written request for confidential treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 250 (Monday, December 30, 2013)]
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden(s) 
and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) invites the 
general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to 
comment on the following information collection(s). 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(s); 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 further ways to reduce the 
information burden for 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 OMB 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 OMB Control Number.

DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be 
submitted on or before February 28, 2014. If you anticipate that you 
will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within 
the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC 
contact listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), via fax at: (202) 395-5167 or via the 
Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Leslie F. Smith, 
Office of Managing Director (OMD), Federal Communications Commission 
(FCC), via the Internet at Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov. To submit your PRA 
comments by email, send them to: PRA@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie F. Smith, Office of Managing 
Director (OMD), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), (202) 418-
0217, or via the Internet at Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0370.
    Title: Part 32, Uniform System of Accounts for Telecommunications 
Companies.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 859 respondents; 859 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. 11, 151, 154, 161, 201-205, 215, and 218-220.
    Total Annual Burden: 859 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No cost(s).
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not 
requesting that the respondents submit confidential information to the 
Commission. If the Commission requests applicants to submit information 
that the respondents believe is confidential, respondents may request 
confidential treatment of such information under 47 CFR Section 0.459 
of the Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission, in 2004, adopted the Joint 
Conference's recommendations to reinstate the following Part 32 
accounts:
    Account 5230, Directory revenue;

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    Account 6621, Call completion services;
    Account 6622, Number services;
    Account 6623, Customer services;
    Account 6561, Depreciation expense-telecommunications plant in 
service;
    Account 6562, Depreciation expense-property held for future 
telecommunications use;
    Account 6563, Amortization expense-tangible;
    Account 6564, Amortization expense-intangible; and
    Account 6565, Amortization expense-other.
    These accounting changes are mandatory only for Class A Incumbent 
Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs). The reinstatement of these accounts 
imposed a minor increase in burden only Class A ILECs only. The 
Commission also established a recordkeeping requirement that Class A 
ILECs maintain subsidiary record categories for unbundled network 
element revenues, resale revenues, reciprocal compensation revenues, 
and other interconnection revenues in the accounts in which these 
revenues are currently recorded. The use of subsidiary record 
categories allows carriers to use whatever mechanisms they choose, 
including those currently in place, to identify the relevant amounts as 
long as the information can be made available to state and federal 
regulators upon request. The use of subsidiary record categories for 
interconnection revenue does not require massive changes to the ILECs' 
accounting systems and is a far less burdensome alternative than the 
creation of new accounts and/or subaccounts. The information submitted 
to the Commission by carriers provides the necessary detail to enable 
the Commission to fulfill its regulatory responsibilities.

Federal Communications Commission.
Gloria J. Miles,
Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing 
Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-31178 Filed 12-27-13; 8:45 am]
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