Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested, 79449-79450 [2013-31181]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices 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 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: 3060–1186. Title: Rural Call Completion, WC Docket No. 13–39. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Revision to a currently pre-approved collection. Respondents: Businesses or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 225 respondents; 940 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 12 hours (average). Frequency of Response: Quarterly and one-time reporting requirements and recordkeeping. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefit. The statutory authority for the information collection requirements are contained in section contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 201(b), 202(a), 218, 220(a), 251(a), 403. Total Annual Burden: 11,280 hours. Total Annual Cost: $793,750. 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. If the FCC requests that respondents submit information which respondents believe is confidential, respondents may request maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 confidential treatment of such information pursuant to Section 0.459 of the FCC’s rules, 47 CFR Section 0.459. Needs and Uses: The rules adopted in the Rural Call Completion Report and Order (‘‘Order’’), WC Docket No. 13–39, FCC 13–135, require covered providers to record, retain and report call completion data. Covered providers are providers of long-distance voice service that make the initial long-distance call path choice for more than 100,000 domestic retail subscriber lines. These providers generally must collect call completion data, retain such data for six months, and file quarterly reports with the Commission. The collection of this data will give the Commission the information it needs to investigate rural call completion problems. In addition to the recordkeeping, retention, and reporting obligations described above, the Order also requires certain providers to file a one-time letter in the docket explaining that they do not make the initial long-distance call path choice and identifying the long-distance provider or providers to which they hand off their end-user customers’ calls. Finally, the Order encourages rural incumbent local exchange carriers to report quarterly on the number of incoming long-distance call attempts received, the number answered on its network, and the call answer rate calculation for each of the previous three months. Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J. Miles, Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2013–31177 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79449 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: 3060–1043. Title: Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities, CG Docket No. 03– 123, FCC 04–137. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 7 respondents; 8 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours. Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirement. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 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

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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: 3060-1043.
    Title: Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech 
Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities, CG 
Docket No. 03-123, FCC 04-137.
    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: 7 respondents; 8 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirement.

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    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 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]
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