Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 57098-57099 [2014-22678]

Download as PDF 57098 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 185 / Wednesday, September 24, 2014 / Notices Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Total Annual Burden: 50 hours. Total Estimated Cost: $2,500. Privacy Impact Assessment: N/A. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality. Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted as an extension (no change in reporting requirements), after this 60 day comment period to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to obtain the full three year clearance. The Commission rules in 47 CFR Part 15, 15.525 requires operators of the Ultra Wideband (UWB) imaging systems to coordinate with other Federal agencies via the FCC and to obtain approval before the UWB equipment may be used. Initial operation in a particular area may not commence until the information has been sent to the Commission and no prior approval is required. The information will be used to coordinate the operation of the Ultra Wideband transmission systems in order to avoid interference with sensitive U.S. government radio systems. The UWB operators will be required to provide name, address and other pertinent contact information of the user, the desired geographical area of operation, and the FCC ID number, and other nomenclature of the UWB device. This information will be collected by the Commission and forwarded to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the U.S. Department of Commerce. This information collection is essential to controlling potential interference to Federal radio communications. Since initial operation in a particular area does not require approval from the FCC to operate the equipment. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–22726 Filed 9–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission 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– SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Sep 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) 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 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 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before November 24, 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 contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via fax at 202– 395–5167 or via Internet at Nicholas_ A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Benish Shah, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Benish.Shah@fcc.gov. To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benish Shah, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418–7866. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–1116. Title: Submarine Cable Reporting. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 61 respondents; 61 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 190 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 154(j), 303(r) and 403. Total Annual Burden: 11,590 hours. Total Annual Cost: None. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Information provided pursuant to this request will be viewed as presumptively confidential upon submission because the information would reflect reports on weaknesses in or damage to national communications infrastructure, and the release of this sensitive information to the public could potentially facilitate terrorist targeting of critical infrastructure and key resources. The submissions also may contain internal confidential information that constitutes trade secrets and commercial/financial information that the respondent does not routinely make public and public release of the submitted information could cause competitive harm by revealing information about the types and deployment of cable equipment and the traffic that flows across the system. For these reasons, the information requested in (b) (Terrestrial Route Map) and (c) (Undersea Location Spreadsheet) above is presumptively exempt from public disclosure under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Exemption 3, 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(3), and section 4(j) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(j), as implemented in 47 CFR 0.457(c)(1)(i) (exempting disclosure of ‘‘maps showing the exact location of submarine cables’’). The information requested in (a) (System Status and Restoration Messages) and (d) (Restoration Capability) described above will be considered exempt under Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). If a FOIA request is filed for information submitted in response to this request, the respondent whose records are the subject of the request will be notified of the FOIA request and given the opportunity to oppose release of the records. See 47 CFR 0.461(d)(3). We note that the information provided in response to this request will be shared with the Department of Homeland Security’s National Communications System (NCS) and relevant Executive Branch agencies on a confidential basis. See 44 U.S.C. 3510. Needs and Uses: This information is needed in order to support Federal government national security and emergency preparedness communications programs, for the purposes of providing situational awareness of submarine cable system E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 185 / Wednesday, September 24, 2014 / Notices performance as well as a greater understanding of potential physical threats to the submarine cable systems. This information will provide situational awareness regarding the operational status of submarine cable systems to the Federal government, and allow the Executive Branch to assess potential risks and threats to these critical communications systems in the context of other available information. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–22678 Filed 9–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [DA 14–1336] Consumer Advisory Committee Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission announces the next meeting date, time, and agenda of its Consumer Advisory Committee (hereinafter the ‘‘Committee’’). The purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations to the Commission regarding matters within the jurisdiction of the Commission and to facilitate the participation of all consumers in proceedings before the Commission. DATES: October 20, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Commission Meeting Room, TW–C305, Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Marshall, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, (202) 418–2809 (voice or Relay), or email Scott.Marshall@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s document DA 14–1336, released September 17, 2014, announcing the agenda, date, and time of the Committee’s next meeting. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Meeting Agenda At its October 20, 2014 meeting, the Committee is expected to consider a recommendation from its Disability Working Group regarding accessibility of the Lifeline program, and a recommendation from its Consumer Protection Working Group regarding mobile device security and privacy. The Committee may also consider other recommendations from its working groups, and may receive briefings from VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Sep 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 FCC staff and outside speakers on matters of interest to the Committee. A limited amount of time will be available on the agenda for comments from the public. The public may ask questions of presenters via the email address livequestions@fcc.gov or via Twitter using the hashtag #fcclive. In addition, the public may also follow the meeting on Twitter@fcc or via the Commission’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ fcc. Alternatively, members of the public may send written comments to Scott Marshall, Designated Federal Officer of the Committee at the address provided above. The meeting is open to the public, and the site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Sign language interpreters, open captioning, assistive listening devices, and Braille copies of the agenda and handouts will be provided on site. Meetings are also broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live Web page at www.fcc.gov/live/. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. The request should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed and contact information. Please provide as much advance notice as possible; last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill. To request an accommodation, send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202–418–0530 (voice), 202–418–0432 (TTY). Federal Communications Commission. Kris Anne Monteith, Acting Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. [FR Doc. 2014–22771 Filed 9–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Maritime Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval the continuing information collections (extensions with no changes) described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57099 Written comments must be submitted at the addresses below on or before October 24, 2014 to be assured of consideration. DATES: Comments should be addressed to: ADDRESSES: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Patrick Fuchs, Desk Officer for Federal Maritime Commission, 725—17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, OIRA_ Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV, Fax (202) 395–5167 and to: Vern W. Hill, Managing Director, Office of the Managing Director, Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC 20573, Telephone: (202) 523–5800, omd@fmc.gov. Please send separate comments for each specific information collection listed below, and reference the information collection’s title and OMB number in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by contacting Donna Lee on 202–523–5800 or email: dlee@fmc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), the Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. On June 18, 2014, the Commission published a notice and request for comments in the Federal Register (79 FR 34748) regarding the agency’s request for continued approval from OMB for information collections as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Commission received no comments on any of the requests for extensions of OMB clearance. The Commission has submitted the described information collections to OMB for approval. In response to this notice, comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 185 (Wednesday, September 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57098-57099]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22678]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission

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 Communications Commission (FCC or the 
Commission) 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 
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 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 Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before November 
24, 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 contact listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of 
Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or via Internet at 
NicholasA.Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Benish Shah, 
Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at 
Benish.Shah@fcc.gov. To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: 
PRA@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benish Shah, Office of Managing 
Director, (202) 418-7866.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 3060-1116.
    Title: Submarine Cable Reporting.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 61 respondents; 61 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 190 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Statutory authority for this 
information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 154(j), 
303(r) and 403.
    Total Annual Burden: 11,590 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: None.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Information provided pursuant 
to this request will be viewed as presumptively confidential upon 
submission because the information would reflect reports on weaknesses 
in or damage to national communications infrastructure, and the release 
of this sensitive information to the public could potentially 
facilitate terrorist targeting of critical infrastructure and key 
resources. The submissions also may contain internal confidential 
information that constitutes trade secrets and commercial/financial 
information that the respondent does not routinely make public and 
public release of the submitted information could cause competitive 
harm by revealing information about the types and deployment of cable 
equipment and the traffic that flows across the system. For these 
reasons, the information requested in (b) (Terrestrial Route Map) and 
(c) (Undersea Location Spreadsheet) above is presumptively exempt from 
public disclosure under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Exemption 3, 
5 U.S.C. 552(b)(3), and section 4(j) of the Communications Act of 1934, 
as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(j), as implemented in 47 CFR 0.457(c)(1)(i) 
(exempting disclosure of ``maps showing the exact location of submarine 
cables''). The information requested in (a) (System Status and 
Restoration Messages) and (d) (Restoration Capability) described above 
will be considered exempt under Exemption 4 of the Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). If a FOIA request is filed 
for information submitted in response to this request, the respondent 
whose records are the subject of the request will be notified of the 
FOIA request and given the opportunity to oppose release of the 
records. See 47 CFR 0.461(d)(3). We note that the information provided 
in response to this request will be shared with the Department of 
Homeland Security's National Communications System (NCS) and relevant 
Executive Branch agencies on a confidential basis. See 44 U.S.C. 3510.
    Needs and Uses: This information is needed in order to support 
Federal government national security and emergency preparedness 
communications programs, for the purposes of providing situational 
awareness of submarine cable system

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performance as well as a greater understanding of potential physical 
threats to the submarine cable systems. This information will provide 
situational awareness regarding the operational status of submarine 
cable systems to the Federal government, and allow the Executive Branch 
to assess potential risks and threats to these critical communications 
systems in the context of other available information.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-22678 Filed 9-23-14; 8:45 am]
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