Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Widelity Report and Catalog of Potential Expenses and Estimated Costs, 18026-18027 [2014-07138]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 18026 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 61 / Monday, March 31, 2014 / Notices 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: 3060–0470. Title: Section 64.901, Allocation of Cost; Section 64.903, Cost Allocation Manuals; and RAO Letters 19 and 26. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 1 respondent; 2 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 200 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion and annual reporting requirements. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154, 201– 205, 215, and 218–220. Total Annual Burden: 400 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The information is not of a confidential nature. Respondents who believe that certain information to be of a proprietary nature may solicit confidential treatment in accordance with 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: Section 64.901 requires carriers to separate their regulated costs from nonregulated costs using the attributable cost method of cost allocation. Carriers must follow the principles described in section 64.901. Carriers subject to section 64.901 are also subject to the provisions of 47 CFR 32.23 and 32.27 of the Commission’s rules. 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Changes in the description of time reporting procedures and the statement concerning affiliate transactions must be quantified in $100,000 increments at the account level. Changes in the cost apportionment table must be quantified in $100,000 increments at the cost pool level. Moreover, filing of CAMs and occasional updates are subject to the uniform format and standard procedures specified in Responsible Accounting Officer (RAO) Letter 19. RAO Letter 26 provides guidance to carriers in revising their CAMs to reflect changes to the affiliate transactions rules pursuant to the Accounting Safeguards Order (FCC 96–490). The CAM is reviewed by the Commission to ensure that all costs are properly classified between regulated and nonregulated activity. Uniformity in the CAMs helps improve the joint cost allocation process. In addition, this uniformity gives the Commission greater reliability in financial data submitted by the carriers through the Automated Reporting Management Information System (ARMIS). In a Memorandum Opinion and Order in WC Docket No. 07–21 (FCC 08–120) the Commission forbore from many of its cost allocation rules as they apply to the former Bell Operating Companies. As reflected in the May 2011 update to this information collection, this decreased the number of respondents affected by the requirements of these rule sections. We are not changing the number of respondents with this submission. Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J. Miles, Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2014–07053 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [GN Docket No. 12–268; DA 14–389] Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Widelity Report and Catalog of Potential Expenses and Estimated Costs Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on a Report and Catalog produced by a thirdparty contractor, Widelity Inc. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Widelity), that describes the process and costs associated with the postIncentive Auction transition. In order to disburse money from the $1.75 billion TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund within the limitations of the Spectrum Act, the Commission seeks further comment on the Report and the Catalog, including both the categories of costs and the prices suggested by Widelity. The record obtained in response to the Public Notice will help develop a final Catalog of Eligible Expenses and other reimbursement provisions that govern disbursement from the Fund to broadcasters and MVPDs in the postIncentive Auction transition. DATES: Comments are due on or before April 21, 2014 and reply comments are due on or before May 6, 2014. ADDRESSES: All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington DC 20554. Parties shall also serve one copy with the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI), Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554, (202) 488–5300, or via email to fcc@bcpiweb.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Margaret Jackson, 202–418–3641, Pamela Gallant, 202–418–0614, or Kim Matthews, 202–418–2154. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission engaged Widelity to aid the Commission in understanding the process and costs associated with the post-Incentive Auction transition. Widelity has produced a Report, ‘‘Response to the Federal Communications Commission for the Broadcasters Transition Study Solicitation’’ along with a ‘‘Catalog of Potential Expenses and Estimated Costs.’’ In producing both of these items, Widelity conducted confidential interviews of a broad range of industry players, including TV broadcast group engineers, radiofrequency and structural engineers, suppliers, support companies, manufacturers, attorneys, and network engineers. The Report recognizes that the post-Incentive Auction repacking process will be complex, but concludes that, with cooperation, patience, creative problem solving, and guidance from the Commission and industry groups, the E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 61 / Monday, March 31, 2014 / Notices transition can be achieved with the desired outcomes. The Catalog, a prior version of which was released in September 2013, now includes Widelity’s suggested prices, or range of suggested prices, for many Catalog items. Widelity developed the suggested prices by conducting confidential interviews with buyers and sellers of equipment and services with direct knowledge of pricing. The Commission had no role in the development of the suggested prices. The suggested prices are estimates only and are not meant to indicate that reimbursement will reflect the suggested prices. The Media Bureau seeks additional input from interested parties on the Report and the Catalog, including on the suggested prices, as well as any further comments on the categories of costs included. A final Catalog of Eligible Expenses and Estimated Costs will be released prior to the auction. Federal Communications Commission. William T. Lake, Chief, Media Bureau. [FR Doc. 2014–07138 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewals; Comment Request (3064– 0083, –0085, & –0120) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the renewal of existing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comment on renewal of the information collections 3064– 0083, 3064–0085 & 3064–0120, described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the FDIC by any of the following methods: • http://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/ laws/federal/notices.html • Email: comments@fdic.gov Include the name and number of the collection in the subject line of the message. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Mail: Gary A. Kuiper (202.898.3877), Counsel, Room NYA– 5046, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429. • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All comments should refer to the relevant OMB control number. A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk officer for the FDIC: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary A. Kuiper, at the FDIC address above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal To Renew the Following Currently-Approved Collections of Information 1. Title: Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements in Connection with Regulation M (Consumer Leasing). OMB Number: 3064–0083. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: State nonmember banks and state savings associations engaging in consumer leasing. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,959. Estimated Time per Response: 75 hours. Total Annual Burden: 146,925 hours. General Description of Collection: Regulation M (12 CFR part 213), issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, implements the consumer leasing provisions of the Truth in Lending Act. 2. Title: Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements in Connection with Regulation B (Equal Credit Opportunity). OMB Number: 3064–0085. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: State nonmember banks and state savings associations engaging in credit transactions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,398. Estimated Time per Response: 137 hours. Total Annual Burden: 602,389 hours. General Description of Collection: Regulation B (12 CFR part 202), issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, prohibits creditors from discriminating against applicants on any of the bases specified by the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, establishes guidelines for gathering and evaluating credit information, and requires creditors to give applicants a written PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 18027 notification of rejection of an application. 3. Title: Flood Insurance. OMB Number: 3064–0120. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Any depository institution that makes one or more loans to be secured by a building located on property in a special flood hazard area. Estimated Number of Respondents/ Recordkeepers: 4,421. Estimated Reporting Hours: 4,421 × .29 hours = 76,999. Estimated Recordkeeping Hours: 4,421 × .04 hours = 61,894 hours. Estimated Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 76,999 + 61,894 = 138,893 hours. General Description of Collection: Each supervised lending institution is currently required to provide a notice of special flood hazards to each borrower with a loan secured by a building or mobile home located or to be located in an area identified by the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency as being subject to special flood hazards. The Riegle Community Development Act requires that each institution must also provide a copy of the notice to the servicer of the loan (if different from the originating lender). Request for Comment Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimates of the burden of the information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated at Washington, DC, this 26th day of March 2014. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07088 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 61 (Monday, March 31, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18026-18027]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07138]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[GN Docket No. 12-268; DA 14-389]


Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Widelity Report and Catalog of 
Potential Expenses and Estimated Costs

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission 
(Commission) seeks comment on a Report and Catalog produced by a third-
party contractor, Widelity Inc. (Widelity), that describes the process 
and costs associated with the post-Incentive Auction transition. In 
order to disburse money from the $1.75 billion TV Broadcaster 
Relocation Fund within the limitations of the Spectrum Act, the 
Commission seeks further comment on the Report and the Catalog, 
including both the categories of costs and the prices suggested by 
Widelity. The record obtained in response to the Public Notice will 
help develop a final Catalog of Eligible Expenses and other 
reimbursement provisions that govern disbursement from the Fund to 
broadcasters and MVPDs in the post-Incentive Auction transition.

DATES: Comments are due on or before April 21, 2014 and reply comments 
are due on or before May 6, 2014.

ADDRESSES: All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, 
Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. Commercial overnight mail (other than 
U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 
9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal Service 
first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th 
Street SW., Washington DC 20554. Parties shall also serve one copy with 
the Commission's copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI), 
Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, 
(202) 488-5300, or via email to fcc@bcpiweb.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Margaret Jackson, 202-418-3641, 
Pamela Gallant, 202-418-0614, or Kim Matthews, 202-418-2154.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission engaged Widelity to aid the 
Commission in understanding the process and costs associated with the 
post-Incentive Auction transition. Widelity has produced a Report, 
``Response to the Federal Communications Commission for the 
Broadcasters Transition Study Solicitation'' along with a ``Catalog of 
Potential Expenses and Estimated Costs.'' In producing both of these 
items, Widelity conducted confidential interviews of a broad range of 
industry players, including TV broadcast group engineers, 
radiofrequency and structural engineers, suppliers, support companies, 
manufacturers, attorneys, and network engineers. The Report recognizes 
that the post-Incentive Auction repacking process will be complex, but 
concludes that, with cooperation, patience, creative problem solving, 
and guidance from the Commission and industry groups, the

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transition can be achieved with the desired outcomes. The Catalog, a 
prior version of which was released in September 2013, now includes 
Widelity's suggested prices, or range of suggested prices, for many 
Catalog items. Widelity developed the suggested prices by conducting 
confidential interviews with buyers and sellers of equipment and 
services with direct knowledge of pricing. The Commission had no role 
in the development of the suggested prices. The suggested prices are 
estimates only and are not meant to indicate that reimbursement will 
reflect the suggested prices. The Media Bureau seeks additional input 
from interested parties on the Report and the Catalog, including on the 
suggested prices, as well as any further comments on the categories of 
costs included. A final Catalog of Eligible Expenses and Estimated 
Costs will be released prior to the auction.

Federal Communications Commission.
William T. Lake,
Chief, Media Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2014-07138 Filed 3-28-14; 8:45 am]
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