Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget, 49081-49084 [2014-19626]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Notices database connection to supply the required information, and through consumption of source flat files imported using PLSQL procedural upload to the FMS–NG database. 20. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. [FR Doc. 2014–19571 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communication Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. 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 ways to further reduce the information collection burden on 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 PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before September 18, 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 contacts below as soon as possible. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via email Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov; and to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. Include in the comments the OMB control number as shown in the ‘‘Supplementary Information’’ section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies of the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the Web page http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain, (2) look for the section of the Web page called ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box below the ‘‘Currently Under Review’’ heading, (4) select ‘‘Federal Communications Commission’’ from the list of agencies presented in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (5) click the ‘‘Submit’’ button to the right of the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (6) when the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control No.: 3060–1039. Title: Nationwide Programmatic Agreement Regarding the Section 106 National Historic Preservation Act— Review Process, WT Docket No. 03–128. Form No.: FCC Form 620 and 62, TCNS E-filing. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 47,250 respondents and 47,250 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1–5 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; on occasion reporting requirement; third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in Sections 1, 4(i), 303(q), 303(r), 309(a), 309(j) and 319 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 303(q), 303(r), 309(a), 309(j) and 319, Sections 101(d)(6) and 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, 16 U.S.C. 470a(d)(6) and 470f, and Section 800.14(b) of the rules of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.14(b). ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49081 Total Annual Burden: 97,929 hours. Annual Cost Burden: $13,087,425. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general there is no need for confidentiality. On a case by case basis, the Commission may be required to withhold from disclosure certain information about the location, character, or ownership of a historic property, including traditional religious sites. Needs and Uses: FCC staff, State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO) and the Advisory Council of Historic Preservation (ACHP) use the data to take such action as may be necessary to ascertain whether a proposed action may affect sites of cultural significance to tribal nations and historic properties that are listed or eligible for listing on the National Register as directed by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the Commission’s rules. FCC Form 620, New Tower (NT) Submission Packet is to be completed by or on behalf of applicants to construct new antenna support structures by or for the use of licensees of the FCC. The form is to be submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office (‘‘SHPO’’) or to the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (‘‘THPO’’), as appropriate, and the Commission before any construction or other installation activities on the site begins. Failure to provide the form and complete the review process under Section 106 of the NHPA prior to beginning construction may violate Section 110(k) of the NHPA and the Commission’s rules. FCC Form 621, Collocation (CO) Submission Packet is to be completed by or on behalf of applicants who wish to collocate an antenna or antennas on an existing communications tower or non-tower structure by or for the use of licensees of the FCC. The form is to be submitted to the State historic Preservation Office (‘‘SHPO’’) or to the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (‘‘THPO’’), as appropriate, and the Commission before any construction or other installation activities on the site begins. Failure to provide the form and complete the review process under Section 106 of the NHPA prior to beginning construction or other installation activities may violate Section 110(k) of the NHPA and the Commission’s rules. The Tower Construction Notification System (TCNS) is used by or on behalf of Applicants proposing to construct new antenna support structures, and some collocations, to ensure that Tribal E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 49082 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Notices Nations have the requisite opportunity to participate in review prior to construction. To facilitate this coordination, Tribal Nations have designated areas of geographic preference, and they receive automated notifications based on the site coordinates provided in the filing. Applicants complete TCNS before filing a 620 or 621 and all the relevant data is pre-populated on the 620 and 621 when the forms are filed electronically. OMB Control Number: 3060–xxxx. Title: Section 79.107 User Interfaces Provided by Digital Apparatus; Section 79.108 Video Programming Guides and Menus Provided by Navigation Devices; Section 79.110 Complaint Procedures for User Interfaces, Menus and Guides, and Activating Accessibility Features on Digital Apparatus and Navigation Devices. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: New collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; and State, local, or tribal Governments. Number of Respondents and Responses: 4,245 respondents; 509,484 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.0167 to 5 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement; Recordkeeping requirement. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Public Law 111–260, 124 Stat. 2751, and sections 4(i), 4(j), 303(r), 303(u), 303(aa), 303(bb), and 716(g) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 154(j), 303(r), 303(u), 303(aa), 303(bb), and 617(g). Total Annual Burden: 22,198 hours. Total Annual Cost: $70,500. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is an issue to the extent that individuals and households provide personally identifiable information, which is covered under the FCC’s updated system of records notice (SORN), FCC/CGB–1, ‘‘Informal Complaints and Inquiries,’’ which became effective on January 25, 2010. The Commission believes that it provides sufficient safeguards to protect the privacy of individuals who file complaints under 47 CFR 79.110. Privacy Impact Assessment: The Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for Informal Complaints and Inquiries was completed on June 28, 2007. It may be VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 reviewed at http://www.fcc.gov/omd/ privacyact/Privacy-ImpactAssessment.html. The Commission is in the process of updating the PIA to incorporate various revisions to it as a result of revisions to the SORN. Needs and Uses: On October 29, 2013, the Commission released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MB Docket Nos. 12–108, 12–107, FCC 13–138 (the Report and Order) adopting rules implementing portions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (the CVAA) related to the accessibility of digital apparatus and navigation devices used to view video programming. These rules are codified at 47 CFR 79.107, 79.108, 79.109 and 79.110. Pursuant to Section 204 of the CVAA, the Report and Order requires the user interfaces, text menus and guides of digital apparatus to be accessible and requires that the activation mechanisms for closed captioning and video description be reasonably comparable to a button, key or icon. Pursuant to Section 205 of the CVAA, the Report and Order requires the user text menus and guides of navigation devices be made audibly accessibly upon request and requires that the activation mechanism for closed captioning be reasonably comparable to a button, key or icon. The following rule sections and other requirements contain new and revised information collection requirements for which the Commission is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): (a) Requests for Commission determination of achievability for the accessibility requirements for the user interfaces, text menus and guides of digital apparatus. Section 204 of the CVAA provides that ‘‘if achievable (as defined by section 716) . . . digital apparatus designed to receive or play back video programming transmitted in digital format simultaneously with sound, including apparatus designed to receive or display video programming transmitted in digital format using Internet protocol, be designed, developed, and fabricated so that control of appropriate built-in apparatus functions are accessible to and usable by individuals who are blind or visually impaired.’’ Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.107, manufacturers of digital apparatus must comply with the section’s provisions ‘‘only if achievable as defined in § 79.107(c)(2).’’ Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.107(c)(1), manufacturers of digital apparatus may petition the Commission, pursuant to 47 CFR 1.41, for a full or partial exemption PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 from the requirements of 47 CFR 79.107 before manufacturing or importing the apparatus. Alternatively, manufacturers may assert that a particular digital apparatus is fully or partially exempt as a response to a complaint, which the Commission may dismiss upon a finding that the requirements of section 79.107 are not achievable. Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.107(c)(2), such a petition for exemption or a response to a complaint must be supported with sufficient evidence to demonstrate that compliance with the requirements is not achievable (meaning with reasonable effort or expense), and the Commission will consider four specific factors when making such a determination. In evaluating evidence offered to prove that compliance is not achievable, the Commission will be informed by the analysis in the Implementation of Sections 716 and 717 of the Communications Act of 1934, as Enacted by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 26 FCC Rcd 14557, 14607– 19,)) 119–48 (2011) (‘‘ACS Order’’). (b) Requests for Commission determination of achievability for the accessibility requirements for the text menus and guides of navigation devices. Section 205 of the CVAA provides that ‘‘if achievable (as defined by section 716)’’ ‘‘the on-screen text menus and guides provided by navigation devices (as such term is defined in section 76.1200 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations) for the display or selection of multichannel video programming are audibly accessible in real-time upon request by individuals who are blind or visually impaired.’’ Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.108, MVPDs and manufacturers of navigation devices must comply with the section’s provisions ‘‘only if achievable as defined in § 79.108(c)(2).’’ Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.108(c)(1), MVPDs and manufacturers of navigation devices may petition the Commission, pursuant to 47 CFR 1.41, for a full or partial exemption from the requirements of 47 CFR 79.108 before manufacturing or importing the navigation device. Alternatively, manufacturers may assert that a particular digital apparatus is fully or partially exempt as a response to a complaint, which the Commission may dismiss upon a finding that the requirements of section 79.108 are not achievable. Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.108(c)(2), such a petition for exemption or a response to a complaint must be supported with sufficient evidence to demonstrate that compliance with the requirements is not E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Notices achievable (meaning with reasonable effort or expense), and the Commission will consider four specific factors when making such a determination. In evaluating evidence offered to prove that compliance is not achievable, the Commission will be informed by the analysis in the ACS Order. (c) Requests to MVPDs and navigation device manufacturers for accessible equipment. Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.108(a)(5), manufacturers of navigation devices and MVPDs must permit blind or visually impaired individuals to request accessible navigation devices through any means that such covered entities generally use to make available navigation devices to other consumers. Such requests could require navigation device manufacturers and MVPDs to collect information from consumers and require consumers to provide information to navigation device manufacturers and/or MVPDs to obtain a benefit. (d) Notifications by MVPDs regarding the availability of accessible equipment. Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.108(d), MVPDs must notify consumers that navigation devices with the required accessibility features are available upon request to consumers who are blind or visually impaired. MVPDs must clearly and conspicuously inform consumers about the availability of accessible navigation devices when providing information about equipment options in response to a consumer inquiry about service, accessibility, or other issues. In addition, MVPDs must provide prominent notice on their official Web sites about the availability of accessible navigation devices in a manner accessible to people with disabilities. (e) Contact information for the receipt and handling of user interface accessibility complaints. Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(b), covered entities must make their contact information available for the receipt and handling of complaints regarding the requirements of 47 CFR 79.107–79.109. The contact information required must include the name of a person with primary responsibility for accessibility compliance issues. This contact information must also include that person’s title or office, telephone number, fax number, postal mailing address, and email address. A covered entity must keep this information current and update it within 10 business days of any change. (f) Submission and review of verification of consumer eligibility in connection with accessibility solutions provided by sophisticated equipment VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 and/or services at a price lower than that offered to the general public. Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.108(e), covered entities may require consumers to provide verification of eligibility as an individual who is blind or visually impaired to the extent a covered entity chooses to rely on an accessibility solution that involves providing the consumer with sophisticated equipment and/or services at a price that is lower than that offered to the general public. In these situations, covered entities must allow a consumer to provide a wide array of documentation to verify eligibility for the accessibility solution provided and must comply with the requirements of 47 U.S.C. 338(i)(4)(A) and 47 U.S.C. 631(c)(1) to protect personal information gathered from consumers through verification procedures. (g) Complaints alleging violations of the digital apparatus and navigation device accessibility rules. The Report and Order adopts procedures for consumers to file complaints alleging violations of the rules requiring the accessibility of user interfaces, text menus and guides of digital apparatus and navigation devices requirements. Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(a)(1), a complaint alleging a violation of the requirements of 47 CFR 79.107, 79.108, or 79.109 must be filed with the Commission or with the covered entity within 60 days after the date the complainant experiences a problem relating to compliance with the requirements of 47 CFR 79.107, 79.108, or 79.109. A complaint filed with the Commission may be transmitted to the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau by any reasonable means, such as the Commission’s online informal complaint filing system, letter, facsimile, telephone (voice/TRS/TTY), email, or some other method that would best accommodate the complainant’s disability. (Because some of the rules we are adopting are intended to make apparatus or navigation devices accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and therefore complainants may themselves be blind or visually impaired, if a complainant calls the Commission for assistance in preparing a complaint, Commission staff will document the complaint in writing for the consumer). Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(a)(2), complaints should include the following information: (i) The complainant’s name, address, and other contact information, such as telephone number and email address; (ii) The name and contact information of the covered entity; PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49083 (iii) Information sufficient to identify the software or digital apparatus/ navigation device used; (iv) The date or dates on which the complainant purchased, acquired, or used, or tried to purchase, acquire, or use the digital apparatus/navigation device; (v) A statement of facts sufficient to show that the covered entity has violated, or is violating, the Commission’s rules; (vi) The specific relief or satisfaction sought by the complainant; (vii) The complainant’s preferred format or method of response to the complaint; and (viii) If a complaint pursuant to § 79.108 of this part, the date that the complainant requested an accessible navigation device and the person or entity to whom that request was directed. Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(a)(3), if a complaint is filed first with the Commission, the Commission will forward a complaint satisfying the above requirements to the named covered entity for its response, as well as to any other entity that Commission staff determines may be involved. The covered entity or entities must respond in writing to the Commission and the complainant within 30 days after receipt of the complaint from the Commission. Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(a)(4), if a complaint is filed first with the covered entity, the covered entity must respond in writing to the complainant within 30 days after receipt of a complaint. If the covered entity fails to respond to the complainant within 30 days, or the response does not satisfy the consumer, the complainant may file the complaint with the Commission within 30 days after the time allotted for the covered entity to respond. If the consumer subsequently files the complaint with the Commission (after filing with the covered entity) and the complaint satisfies the requirements, the Commission will forward the complaint to the named covered entity for its response, as well as to any other entity that Commission staff determines may be involved. The covered entity must then respond in writing to the Commission and the complainant within 30 days after receipt of the complaint from the Commission. Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(a)(5), in response to a complaint, the covered entity must file with the Commission sufficient records and documentation to prove that it was (and remains) in compliance with the Commission’s rules. Conclusory or insufficiently supported assertions of compliance will not carry the covered entity’s burden of E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 49084 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Notices proof. If the covered entity admits that it was not, or is not, in compliance with the Commission’s rules, it must file with the Commission sufficient records and documentation to explain the reasons for its noncompliance, show what remedial steps it has taken or will take, and show why such steps have been or will be sufficient to remediate the problem. Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(a)(6), the Commission will review all relevant information provided by the complainant and the covered entity, as well as any additional information the Commission deems relevant from its files or public sources. The Commission may request additional information from any relevant parties when, in the estimation of Commission staff, such information is needed to investigate the complaint or adjudicate potential violations of Commission rules. When the Commission requests additional information, parties to which such requests are addressed must provide the requested information in the manner and within the time period the Commission specifies. OMB Control No.: 3060–1161. Title: Construction requirements; Interim reports—Sections 27.14(g)-(l). Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,118 respondents; 1,118 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 5 to 15 hours. Frequency of Response: Third party disclosure requirement and on occasion reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is 47 U.S.C. 154, 301, 302(a), 303, 309, 332, 336, and 337 unless otherwise noted. Total Annual Burden: 11,260 hours. Annual Cost Burden: $1,893,700.00. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Needs and Uses: On October 29, 2013, the Commission issued a Report and Order and Order of Proposed Modification in WT Docket No. 12–69 and WT Docket No. 12–332, FCC 13– 136 (700 MHz Interoperability Order), in which it revised certain technical rules and extended or waived construction deadlines for certain licenses in order to VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 resolve issues resulting from the lack of interoperability in the Lower 700 MHz Band. The Report and Order did not revise any of the information collection requirements that are contained in this collection. It simply waived or revised the dates on which the information collection requirements are required. The information collected will be used by the Commission to determine the progress made by licensees to meet specific performance requirements, and the manner in which their spectrum is being utilized, and to determine whether licensees have complied with the Commission’s performance benchmarks. The Commission will also use the information to evaluate whether further assessment of the rules or other actions are necessary in the event spectrum is being stockpiled or warehoused, or if it is otherwise not being made available despite existing demand. Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J. Miles, Federal Register Liaison. [FR Doc. 2014–19626 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 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. 3502— 3520), the FCC invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. 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 estimates; 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 ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 PRA that does not display a valid OMB Control Number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before September 18, 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, please send them to: PRA@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie F. Smith, Office of Managing Director (OMD), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), at 202–418–0217, or via the Internet at: Leslie.Smith@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: Reinstatement without change of a previously 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. E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval 
to the Office of Management and Budget

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, 
and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501-3520), the Federal Communication Commission (FCC or Commission) 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on the following information collections. 
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 ways to further reduce the 
information collection burden on 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 PRA that does not display a 
valid OMB control number.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before September 18, 
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 contacts below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via 
email Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov; and to Cathy Williams, FCC, via 
email PRA@fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. Include in the 
comments the OMB control number as shown in the ``Supplementary 
Information'' section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies 
of the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-
2918. To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) 
submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the Web page http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, (2) look for the section of the Web page called ``Currently 
Under Review,'' (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the 
``Select Agency'' box below the ``Currently Under Review'' heading, (4) 
select ``Federal Communications Commission'' from the list of agencies 
presented in the ``Select Agency'' box, (5) click the ``Submit'' button 
to the right of the ``Select Agency'' box, (6) when the list of FCC 
ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of 
this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC 
submission to OMB will be displayed.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control No.: 3060-1039.
    Title: Nationwide Programmatic Agreement Regarding the Section 106 
National Historic Preservation Act--Review Process, WT Docket No. 03-
128.
    Form No.: FCC Form 620 and 62, TCNS E-filing.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 47,250 respondents and 47,250 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1-5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; on occasion 
reporting requirement; third party disclosure requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 
Sections 1, 4(i), 303(q), 303(r), 309(a), 309(j) and 319 of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 303(q), 
303(r), 309(a), 309(j) and 319, Sections 101(d)(6) and 106 of the 
National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, 16 U.S.C. 470a(d)(6) 
and 470f, and Section 800.14(b) of the rules of the Advisory Council on 
Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.14(b).
    Total Annual Burden: 97,929 hours.
    Annual Cost Burden: $13,087,425.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general there is no need 
for confidentiality. On a case by case basis, the Commission may be 
required to withhold from disclosure certain information about the 
location, character, or ownership of a historic property, including 
traditional religious sites.
    Needs and Uses: FCC staff, State Historic Preservation Officers 
(SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO) and the Advisory 
Council of Historic Preservation (ACHP) use the data to take such 
action as may be necessary to ascertain whether a proposed action may 
affect sites of cultural significance to tribal nations and historic 
properties that are listed or eligible for listing on the National 
Register as directed by Section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act (NHPA) and the Commission's rules.
    FCC Form 620, New Tower (NT) Submission Packet is to be completed 
by or on behalf of applicants to construct new antenna support 
structures by or for the use of licensees of the FCC. The form is to be 
submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office (``SHPO'') or to 
the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (``THPO''), as appropriate, and 
the Commission before any construction or other installation activities 
on the site begins. Failure to provide the form and complete the review 
process under Section 106 of the NHPA prior to beginning construction 
may violate Section 110(k) of the NHPA and the Commission's rules.
    FCC Form 621, Collocation (CO) Submission Packet is to be completed 
by or on behalf of applicants who wish to collocate an antenna or 
antennas on an existing communications tower or non-tower structure by 
or for the use of licensees of the FCC. The form is to be submitted to 
the State historic Preservation Office (``SHPO'') or to the Tribal 
Historic Preservation Office (``THPO''), as appropriate, and the 
Commission before any construction or other installation activities on 
the site begins. Failure to provide the form and complete the review 
process under Section 106 of the NHPA prior to beginning construction 
or other installation activities may violate Section 110(k) of the NHPA 
and the Commission's rules.
    The Tower Construction Notification System (TCNS) is used by or on 
behalf of Applicants proposing to construct new antenna support 
structures, and some collocations, to ensure that Tribal

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Nations have the requisite opportunity to participate in review prior 
to construction. To facilitate this coordination, Tribal Nations have 
designated areas of geographic preference, and they receive automated 
notifications based on the site coordinates provided in the filing. 
Applicants complete TCNS before filing a 620 or 621 and all the 
relevant data is pre-populated on the 620 and 621 when the forms are 
filed electronically.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-xxxx.
    Title: Section 79.107 User Interfaces Provided by Digital 
Apparatus; Section 79.108 Video Programming Guides and Menus Provided 
by Navigation Devices; Section 79.110 Complaint Procedures for User 
Interfaces, Menus and Guides, and Activating Accessibility Features on 
Digital Apparatus and Navigation Devices.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; individuals or 
households; not-for-profit institutions; and State, local, or tribal 
Governments.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 4,245 respondents; 509,484 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.0167 to 5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; Third 
party disclosure requirement; Recordkeeping requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. The statutory authority for this 
information collection is contained in the Twenty-First Century 
Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Public Law 111-260, 
124 Stat. 2751, and sections 4(i), 4(j), 303(r), 303(u), 303(aa), 
303(bb), and 716(g) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 
U.S.C. 154(i), 154(j), 303(r), 303(u), 303(aa), 303(bb), and 617(g).
    Total Annual Burden: 22,198 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $70,500.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is an issue 
to the extent that individuals and households provide personally 
identifiable information, which is covered under the FCC's updated 
system of records notice (SORN), FCC/CGB-1, ``Informal Complaints and 
Inquiries,'' which became effective on January 25, 2010. The Commission 
believes that it provides sufficient safeguards to protect the privacy 
of individuals who file complaints under 47 CFR 79.110.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: The Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for 
Informal Complaints and Inquiries was completed on June 28, 2007. It 
may be reviewed at http://www.fcc.gov/omd/privacyact/Privacy-Impact-Assessment.html. The Commission is in the process of updating the PIA 
to incorporate various revisions to it as a result of revisions to the 
SORN.
    Needs and Uses: On October 29, 2013, the Commission released a 
Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MB Docket 
Nos. 12-108, 12-107, FCC 13-138 (the Report and Order) adopting rules 
implementing portions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and 
Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (the CVAA) related to the accessibility 
of digital apparatus and navigation devices used to view video 
programming. These rules are codified at 47 CFR 79.107, 79.108, 79.109 
and 79.110. Pursuant to Section 204 of the CVAA, the Report and Order 
requires the user interfaces, text menus and guides of digital 
apparatus to be accessible and requires that the activation mechanisms 
for closed captioning and video description be reasonably comparable to 
a button, key or icon. Pursuant to Section 205 of the CVAA, the Report 
and Order requires the user text menus and guides of navigation devices 
be made audibly accessibly upon request and requires that the 
activation mechanism for closed captioning be reasonably comparable to 
a button, key or icon.
    The following rule sections and other requirements contain new and 
revised information collection requirements for which the Commission is 
seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):
    (a) Requests for Commission determination of achievability for the 
accessibility requirements for the user interfaces, text menus and 
guides of digital apparatus.
    Section 204 of the CVAA provides that ``if achievable (as defined 
by section 716) . . . digital apparatus designed to receive or play 
back video programming transmitted in digital format simultaneously 
with sound, including apparatus designed to receive or display video 
programming transmitted in digital format using Internet protocol, be 
designed, developed, and fabricated so that control of appropriate 
built-in apparatus functions are accessible to and usable by 
individuals who are blind or visually impaired.'' Pursuant to 47 CFR 
79.107, manufacturers of digital apparatus must comply with the 
section's provisions ``only if achievable as defined in Sec.  
79.107(c)(2).''
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.107(c)(1), manufacturers of digital apparatus 
may petition the Commission, pursuant to 47 CFR 1.41, for a full or 
partial exemption from the requirements of 47 CFR 79.107 before 
manufacturing or importing the apparatus. Alternatively, manufacturers 
may assert that a particular digital apparatus is fully or partially 
exempt as a response to a complaint, which the Commission may dismiss 
upon a finding that the requirements of section 79.107 are not 
achievable. Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.107(c)(2), such a petition for 
exemption or a response to a complaint must be supported with 
sufficient evidence to demonstrate that compliance with the 
requirements is not achievable (meaning with reasonable effort or 
expense), and the Commission will consider four specific factors when 
making such a determination. In evaluating evidence offered to prove 
that compliance is not achievable, the Commission will be informed by 
the analysis in the Implementation of Sections 716 and 717 of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as Enacted by the Twenty-First Century 
Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Report and Order 
and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 26 FCC Rcd 14557, 14607-
19,)) 119-48 (2011) (``ACS Order'').
    (b) Requests for Commission determination of achievability for the 
accessibility requirements for the text menus and guides of navigation 
devices.
    Section 205 of the CVAA provides that ``if achievable (as defined 
by section 716)'' ``the on-screen text menus and guides provided by 
navigation devices (as such term is defined in section 76.1200 of title 
47, Code of Federal Regulations) for the display or selection of 
multichannel video programming are audibly accessible in real-time upon 
request by individuals who are blind or visually impaired.'' Pursuant 
to 47 CFR 79.108, MVPDs and manufacturers of navigation devices must 
comply with the section's provisions ``only if achievable as defined in 
Sec.  79.108(c)(2).''
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.108(c)(1), MVPDs and manufacturers of 
navigation devices may petition the Commission, pursuant to 47 CFR 
1.41, for a full or partial exemption from the requirements of 47 CFR 
79.108 before manufacturing or importing the navigation device. 
Alternatively, manufacturers may assert that a particular digital 
apparatus is fully or partially exempt as a response to a complaint, 
which the Commission may dismiss upon a finding that the requirements 
of section 79.108 are not achievable. Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.108(c)(2), 
such a petition for exemption or a response to a complaint must be 
supported with sufficient evidence to demonstrate that compliance with 
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achievable (meaning with reasonable effort or expense), and the 
Commission will consider four specific factors when making such a 
determination. In evaluating evidence offered to prove that compliance 
is not achievable, the Commission will be informed by the analysis in 
the ACS Order.
    (c) Requests to MVPDs and navigation device manufacturers for 
accessible equipment.
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.108(a)(5), manufacturers of navigation 
devices and MVPDs must permit blind or visually impaired individuals to 
request accessible navigation devices through any means that such 
covered entities generally use to make available navigation devices to 
other consumers. Such requests could require navigation device 
manufacturers and MVPDs to collect information from consumers and 
require consumers to provide information to navigation device 
manufacturers and/or MVPDs to obtain a benefit.
    (d) Notifications by MVPDs regarding the availability of accessible 
equipment.
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.108(d), MVPDs must notify consumers that 
navigation devices with the required accessibility features are 
available upon request to consumers who are blind or visually impaired. 
MVPDs must clearly and conspicuously inform consumers about the 
availability of accessible navigation devices when providing 
information about equipment options in response to a consumer inquiry 
about service, accessibility, or other issues. In addition, MVPDs must 
provide prominent notice on their official Web sites about the 
availability of accessible navigation devices in a manner accessible to 
people with disabilities.
    (e) Contact information for the receipt and handling of user 
interface accessibility complaints.
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(b), covered entities must make their 
contact information available for the receipt and handling of 
complaints regarding the requirements of 47 CFR 79.107-79.109. The 
contact information required must include the name of a person with 
primary responsibility for accessibility compliance issues. This 
contact information must also include that person's title or office, 
telephone number, fax number, postal mailing address, and email 
address. A covered entity must keep this information current and update 
it within 10 business days of any change.
    (f) Submission and review of verification of consumer eligibility 
in connection with accessibility solutions provided by sophisticated 
equipment and/or services at a price lower than that offered to the 
general public.
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.108(e), covered entities may require 
consumers to provide verification of eligibility as an individual who 
is blind or visually impaired to the extent a covered entity chooses to 
rely on an accessibility solution that involves providing the consumer 
with sophisticated equipment and/or services at a price that is lower 
than that offered to the general public. In these situations, covered 
entities must allow a consumer to provide a wide array of documentation 
to verify eligibility for the accessibility solution provided and must 
comply with the requirements of 47 U.S.C. 338(i)(4)(A) and 47 U.S.C. 
631(c)(1) to protect personal information gathered from consumers 
through verification procedures.
    (g) Complaints alleging violations of the digital apparatus and 
navigation device accessibility rules.
    The Report and Order adopts procedures for consumers to file 
complaints alleging violations of the rules requiring the accessibility 
of user interfaces, text menus and guides of digital apparatus and 
navigation devices requirements.
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(a)(1), a complaint alleging a violation 
of the requirements of 47 CFR 79.107, 79.108, or 79.109 must be filed 
with the Commission or with the covered entity within 60 days after the 
date the complainant experiences a problem relating to compliance with 
the requirements of 47 CFR 79.107, 79.108, or 79.109. A complaint filed 
with the Commission may be transmitted to the Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau by any reasonable means, such as the Commission's online 
informal complaint filing system, letter, facsimile, telephone (voice/
TRS/TTY), email, or some other method that would best accommodate the 
complainant's disability. (Because some of the rules we are adopting 
are intended to make apparatus or navigation devices accessible to 
individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and therefore 
complainants may themselves be blind or visually impaired, if a 
complainant calls the Commission for assistance in preparing a 
complaint, Commission staff will document the complaint in writing for 
the consumer).
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(a)(2), complaints should include the 
following information:
    (i) The complainant's name, address, and other contact information, 
such as telephone number and email address;
    (ii) The name and contact information of the covered entity;
    (iii) Information sufficient to identify the software or digital 
apparatus/navigation device used;
    (iv) The date or dates on which the complainant purchased, 
acquired, or used, or tried to purchase, acquire, or use the digital 
apparatus/navigation device;
    (v) A statement of facts sufficient to show that the covered entity 
has violated, or is violating, the Commission's rules;
    (vi) The specific relief or satisfaction sought by the complainant;
    (vii) The complainant's preferred format or method of response to 
the complaint; and
    (viii) If a complaint pursuant to Sec.  79.108 of this part, the 
date that the complainant requested an accessible navigation device and 
the person or entity to whom that request was directed.
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(a)(3), if a complaint is filed first with 
the Commission, the Commission will forward a complaint satisfying the 
above requirements to the named covered entity for its response, as 
well as to any other entity that Commission staff determines may be 
involved. The covered entity or entities must respond in writing to the 
Commission and the complainant within 30 days after receipt of the 
complaint from the Commission.
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(a)(4), if a complaint is filed first with 
the covered entity, the covered entity must respond in writing to the 
complainant within 30 days after receipt of a complaint. If the covered 
entity fails to respond to the complainant within 30 days, or the 
response does not satisfy the consumer, the complainant may file the 
complaint with the Commission within 30 days after the time allotted 
for the covered entity to respond. If the consumer subsequently files 
the complaint with the Commission (after filing with the covered 
entity) and the complaint satisfies the requirements, the Commission 
will forward the complaint to the named covered entity for its 
response, as well as to any other entity that Commission staff 
determines may be involved. The covered entity must then respond in 
writing to the Commission and the complainant within 30 days after 
receipt of the complaint from the Commission.
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(a)(5), in response to a complaint, the 
covered entity must file with the Commission sufficient records and 
documentation to prove that it was (and remains) in compliance with the 
Commission's rules. Conclusory or insufficiently supported assertions 
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proof. If the covered entity admits that it was not, or is not, in 
compliance with the Commission's rules, it must file with the 
Commission sufficient records and documentation to explain the reasons 
for its noncompliance, show what remedial steps it has taken or will 
take, and show why such steps have been or will be sufficient to 
remediate the problem.
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 79.110(a)(6), the Commission will review all 
relevant information provided by the complainant and the covered 
entity, as well as any additional information the Commission deems 
relevant from its files or public sources. The Commission may request 
additional information from any relevant parties when, in the 
estimation of Commission staff, such information is needed to 
investigate the complaint or adjudicate potential violations of 
Commission rules. When the Commission requests additional information, 
parties to which such requests are addressed must provide the requested 
information in the manner and within the time period the Commission 
specifies.

    OMB Control No.: 3060-1161.
    Title: Construction requirements; Interim reports--Sections 
27.14(g)-(l).
    Form No.: N/A.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,118 respondents; 1,118 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 to 15 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Third party disclosure requirement and on 
occasion reporting requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this information collection is 47 U.S.C. 154, 
301, 302(a), 303, 309, 332, 336, and 337 unless otherwise noted.
    Total Annual Burden: 11,260 hours.
    Annual Cost Burden: $1,893,700.00.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality with this collection of information.
    Needs and Uses: On October 29, 2013, the Commission issued a Report 
and Order and Order of Proposed Modification in WT Docket No. 12-69 and 
WT Docket No. 12-332, FCC 13-136 (700 MHz Interoperability Order), in 
which it revised certain technical rules and extended or waived 
construction deadlines for certain licenses in order to resolve issues 
resulting from the lack of interoperability in the Lower 700 MHz Band. 
The Report and Order did not revise any of the information collection 
requirements that are contained in this collection. It simply waived or 
revised the dates on which the information collection requirements are 
required.
    The information collected will be used by the Commission to 
determine the progress made by licensees to meet specific performance 
requirements, and the manner in which their spectrum is being utilized, 
and to determine whether licensees have complied with the Commission's 
performance benchmarks. The Commission will also use the information to 
evaluate whether further assessment of the rules or other actions are 
necessary in the event spectrum is being stockpiled or warehoused, or 
if it is otherwise not being made available despite existing demand.

Federal Communications Commission.
Gloria J. Miles,
Federal Register Liaison.
[FR Doc. 2014-19626 Filed 8-18-14; 8:45 am]
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