Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested, 79447-79448 [2013-31179]

Download as PDF maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Leslie F. Smith, 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: For additional information, contact Leslie F. Smith at (202) 418–0217, or via the Internet at PRA@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0971. Title: Section 52.15, Request for ‘‘For Cause’’ Audits and State Commission’s Access to Numbering Resource Application Information. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit and state, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,105 respondents; 63,005 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.166 hours to 3 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. 153, 154, 201– 205, 207–209, 218, 225–227, 251–252, 271 and 332. Total Annual Burden: 10,473 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Carrier numbering resource applications and audits of carrier compliance will be treated as confidential and will be exempt from public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). Needs and Uses: There are two Paperwork Reduction Act related obligations under this OMB Control Number: 1. The North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA), the Pooling Administrator, or a state commission may draft a request to the auditor stating the reason for the request, such as misleading or inaccurate data, and attach supporting documentation; and 2. Requests for copies of carriers’ applications for numbering resources may be made directly to carriers. The information collected will be used by the FCC, state commissions, the NANPA and the Pooling Administrator to verify the validity and accuracy of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 such data and to assist state commissions in carrying out their numbering responsibilities, such as area code relief. OMB Control Number: 3060–0972. Title: Multi-Association Group (MAG) Plan Order, Parts 54 and 69 Filing Requirements for Regulation of Interstate Services of Non-Price Cap Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (LECs) and Interexchange Carriers (IXCs). Form Number(s): FCC Forms 507, 508 and 509. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit and not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,258 respondents; 10,849 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.166 hours to 3 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion, annual, quarterly, one time and every three years reporting requirements, 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. 1–4, 10, 154(i), 154(j), 201–205, 254, and 403. Total Annual Burden: 46,885 hours. Total Annual Cost: $48,900. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: 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 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: There are 14 Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) related information collection requirements under this OMB Control Number. Following the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Commission adopted interstate access charge and universal service support reforms. The reforms were designed to establish a ‘‘pro-competitive, deregulatory national policy framework’’ for the United States telecommunications industry, and to carry out the universal service policies embodied in the 1996 Act. Specifically, the Commission aligned the interstate access rate structure more closely with the manner in which costs are incurred, and created a universal service support mechanism for rate-of-return carriers (Interstate Common Line Support (ICLS)) to replace implicit support in interstate access charges with explicit support that is portable to all eligible PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79447 telecommunications carriers. The Commission’s actions were also tailored to the needs of small and mid-sized local telephone companies serving rural and high-cost areas, and help to provide certainty and stability for rate-of-return carriers, encourage investment in rural America, and provide important consumer benefits. To administer the ICLS mechanism, the Administrator must collect certain data. Specifically, the Administrator must collect from each rate-of-return carrier projected cost and revenue data for the July 1–June 30 funding year to accurately distribute prospective ICLS to those carriers. Line count data is reported on FCC Form 507. Projected cost data, including cost and revenue data is filed on FCC Form 508. And, the actual data, including cost and revenue data is reported on FCC Form 509. Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J. Miles, Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2013–31180 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden 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; 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 79448 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices 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 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 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 Leslie F. Smith, 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: For additional information, contact Leslie F. Smith at (202) 418–0217, or via the Internet at PRA@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0741. Title: Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, CC Docket No. 96–98, Second Report and Order and Memorandum Opinion and Order; Second Order on Reconsideration; CC Docket No. 99–273, First Report and Order. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,907 respondents; 573,767 responses. (The respondents are now more likely to be using advanced IT software, automation, and standardized business practices to respond to a request for the sharing of directory listings, which accounts for their ability to provide a greater number of responses each year with a reduced incremental burden.) Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour to 547,500 hours. Frequency of Response: Annual, on occasion, and one time reporting requirements, recordkeeping 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. 151, 153, 154, 201, 222 and 251. Total Annual Burden: 574,448 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost. maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 that carriers or providers submit information which they believe is confidential, the carriers or providers may request confidential treatment of their information under 47 CFR Section 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: In April 1996, the Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning certain provisions in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (‘‘the Act’’), including section 251. Section 251 is designed to accelerate private sector development and deployment of telecommunications technologies and services by spurring competition. The Commission adopted rules and regulations designed to implement certain provisions of section 251, and to eliminate operational barriers to competition in the telecommunications services markets. OMB Control Number: 3060–0823. Title: Part 64, Pay Telephone Reclassification. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 400 respondents; 16,820 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 2.66 hours (average). Frequency of Response: On occasion, quarterly and monthly reporting requirements and third party disclosure requirements. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154, 201–205, 218, 226 and 276. Total Annual Burden: 44,700 hours. Total Annual Cost: $652,000. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality concerns are not relevant to these types of disclosures. The Commission is not requesting carriers or providers to submit confidential information to the Commission. If the Commission requests that carriers or providers submit information which they believe is confidential, the carriers or providers may request confidential treatment of their information under 47 CFR Section 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: The Commission established a plan to ensure that PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 payphone service providers (PSPs) were compensated for certain non-coin calls originated from their payphones. As part of this plan, the Commission required that by October 7, 1997, local exchange carriers were to provide payphone-specific coding digits to PSPs, and that PSPs were to provide those digits from their payphones to interexchange carriers. The provision of payphone-specific coding digits was a prerequisite to payphone per-call compensation payments by IXCs to PSPs for subscriber 800 and access code calls. The Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau subsequently provided a waiver until March 9, 1998, for those payphones for which the necessary coding digits were not provided to identify calls. The Bureau also on that date clarified the requirements established in the Payphone Orders for the provision of payphone-specific coding digits and for tariffs that LECs must file pursuant to the Payphone Orders. Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J. Miles, Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2013–31179 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden 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; 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the 
Federal Communications Commission, 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 
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; 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.

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    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 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 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 Leslie F. Smith, 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: For additional information, contact 
Leslie F. Smith at (202) 418-0217, or via the Internet at PRA@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0741.
    Title: Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions of the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996, CC Docket No. 96-98, Second Report and 
Order and Memorandum Opinion and Order; Second Order on 
Reconsideration; CC Docket No. 99-273, First Report and Order.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,907 respondents; 573,767 
responses.
    (The respondents are now more likely to be using advanced IT 
software, automation, and standardized business practices to respond to 
a request for the sharing of directory listings, which accounts for 
their ability to provide a greater number of responses each year with a 
reduced incremental burden.)
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour to 547,500 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Annual, on occasion, and one time reporting 
requirements, recordkeeping 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. 151, 153, 154, 201, 222 and 251.
    Total Annual Burden: 574,448 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 that carriers or providers 
submit information which they believe is confidential, the carriers or 
providers may request confidential treatment of their information under 
47 CFR Section 0.459 of the Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: In April 1996, the Commission issued a Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning certain provisions in the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996 (``the Act''), including section 251. 
Section 251 is designed to accelerate private sector development and 
deployment of telecommunications technologies and services by spurring 
competition. The Commission adopted rules and regulations designed to 
implement certain provisions of section 251, and to eliminate 
operational barriers to competition in the telecommunications services 
markets.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-0823.
    Title: Part 64, Pay Telephone Reclassification.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 400 respondents; 16,820 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2.66 hours (average).
    Frequency of Response: On occasion, quarterly and monthly reporting 
requirements and third party disclosure requirements.
    Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this 
information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154, 201-205, 
218, 226 and 276.
    Total Annual Burden: 44,700 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $652,000.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality concerns are 
not relevant to these types of disclosures. The Commission is not 
requesting carriers or providers to submit confidential information to 
the Commission. If the Commission requests that carriers or providers 
submit information which they believe is confidential, the carriers or 
providers may request confidential treatment of their information under 
47 CFR Section 0.459 of the Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission established a plan to ensure that 
payphone service providers (PSPs) were compensated for certain non-coin 
calls originated from their payphones. As part of this plan, the 
Commission required that by October 7, 1997, local exchange carriers 
were to provide payphone-specific coding digits to PSPs, and that PSPs 
were to provide those digits from their payphones to interexchange 
carriers. The provision of payphone-specific coding digits was a 
prerequisite to payphone per-call compensation payments by IXCs to PSPs 
for subscriber 800 and access code calls. The Commission's Wireline 
Competition Bureau subsequently provided a waiver until March 9, 1998, 
for those payphones for which the necessary coding digits were not 
provided to identify calls. The Bureau also on that date clarified the 
requirements established in the Payphone Orders for the provision of 
payphone-specific coding digits and for tariffs that LECs must file 
pursuant to the Payphone Orders.

Federal Communications Commission.
Gloria J. Miles,
Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing 
Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-31179 Filed 12-27-13; 8:45 am]
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