Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 60158-60159 [2014-23784]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 60158 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 193 / Monday, October 6, 2014 / Notices 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 November 5, 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 Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@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 Nicole Ongele at (202) 418–2991. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Oct 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0855. Title: Telecommunications Reporting Worksheets and Related Collections, FCC Forms 499–A and 499–Q. Form Number: FCC Forms 499–A and 499–Q. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit and not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents and Responses: 6,700 respondents; 41,650 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.25 hours to 25 hours per response. Frequency of Response: Annually, quarterly, recordkeeping and on occasion reporting requirements. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 151, 154(i), 154(j), 155, 157, 159, 201, 205, 214, 225, 254, 303(r), 715 and 719 of the Act, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 154(j), 155, 157, 159, 201, 205, 214, 225, 254, 303(r), 616, and 620. Total Annual Burden: 247,375 hours. Annual Cost Burden: No cost. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission will allow respondents to certify that data contained in their submissions is privileged or confidential commercial or financial information and that disclosure of such information would likely cause substantial harm to the competitive position of the entity filing the FCC worksheets. If the Commission receives a request for or proposes to disclose the information, the respondent would be required to make the full showing pursuant to the Commission’s rules for withholding from public inspection information submitted to the Commission. Needs and Uses: This information collection requires contributors to the federal universal service fund, telecommunications relay service fund, and numbering administration to file, pursuant to sections 151, 225, 251 and 254 of the Act, a Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet on an annual basis (FCC Form 499–A and/or on a quarterly basis (FCC Form 499–Q). The information is also used to calculate FCC regulatory fees for interstate telecommunications service providers. This information collection is being revised to require online electronic filing for FCC Forms 499–A and 499–Q (currently, the forms may be filed either PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 electronically or on paper). Also, the third-party disclosure requirement is being eliminated. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2014–23785 Filed 10–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–1156] 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– 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 December 5, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 193 / Monday, October 6, 2014 / Notices advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control No.: 3060–1156. Title: 47 CFR 43.62, Annual Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Services and Circuits. Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 2,328 respondents; 14,606 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1–50 hours. Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained under Sections 1, 4(i)-4(j), 11, 201–205, 211, 214, 219, 220, 303(r), 309 and 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i)-154(j), 161, 201–205, 211, 214, 219–220, 303(r), 309, 403. Total Annual Burden: 14,606 hours. Annual Cost Burden: $2,400. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general, there is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. The Commission, however, will allow filing entities to seek confidential treatment of their data. Needs and Uses: The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve a revision of OMB Control No. 3060–1156. The purpose of the revision is to obtain OMB approval of the annual reporting requirements stipulated under 47 CFR 43.62 which requires that entities providing international services file annual circuit capacity reports and annual traffic and revenue reports, in a format set out in a Filing Manual. Upon the OMB’s approval of the proposed changes in this information collection, the Commission plans to eliminate two existing information collections from the Commission’s inventory, OMB Control Number 3060– 0106 (47 CFR 43.61 annual traffic and revenue reports) and OMB Control Number 3060–0572 (47 CFR 43.82 annual circuit-status reports). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Oct 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 In order for carriers to comply with annual reporting requirements stipulated in 47 CFR 43.62, the Commission is developing a web-based system for filers to submit their reports. Filers will access the filing system via a portal on the FCC Web site, www.FCC.gov The software for the webbased system is now under development and the Commission is seeking final OMB approval for the new requirements in 47 CFR 43.62, the new consolidated Filing Manual and the electronic filing of the data. Without this collection of information, the Commission would not be able to ensure compliance with its international rules and policies. Furthermore, the Commission would not have sufficient information to take measures to prevent anticompetitive conduct in the provision of international communications services. The Commission would not have adequate information to respond to failures in the U.S.-international market. The Commission would not be able to promote effective competition in the global market for communications services. The lack of effective competition would adversely affect the U.S. revenues in the telecommunications industry. The agency would not be able to comply with the international regulations stated in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Basic Telecom Agreement. Carriers and other entities outside the Commission, such as other government agencies, international organizations, and academia, use the information to analyze industry trends. Other government agencies use the information in merger analyses and negotiations with foreign countries. If the information collection was not conducted, carriers, government agencies and other entities would not have accurate industry data available in order to conduct analyses. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2014–23784 Filed 10–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60159 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0783] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority 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 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 December 5, 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 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 193 (Monday, October 6, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60158-60159]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23784]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-1156]


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 December 
5, 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

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advise the contact listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email 
PRA@fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the 
information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control No.: 3060-1156.
    Title: 47 CFR 43.62, Annual Reporting Requirements for U.S. 
Providers of International Services and Circuits.
    Form No.: N/A.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 2,328 respondents; 14,606 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1-50 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this information collection is contained under 
Sections 1, 4(i)-4(j), 11, 201-205, 211, 214, 219, 220, 303(r), 309 and 
403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 
154(i)-154(j), 161, 201-205, 211, 214, 219-220, 303(r), 309, 403.
    Total Annual Burden: 14,606 hours.
    Annual Cost Burden: $2,400.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general, there is no need 
for confidentiality with this collection of information. The 
Commission, however, will allow filing entities to seek confidential 
treatment of their data.
    Needs and Uses: The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) 
is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve a 
revision of OMB Control No. 3060-1156. The purpose of the revision is 
to obtain OMB approval of the annual reporting requirements stipulated 
under 47 CFR 43.62 which requires that entities providing international 
services file annual circuit capacity reports and annual traffic and 
revenue reports, in a format set out in a Filing Manual.
    Upon the OMB's approval of the proposed changes in this information 
collection, the Commission plans to eliminate two existing information 
collections from the Commission's inventory, OMB Control Number 3060-
0106 (47 CFR 43.61 annual traffic and revenue reports) and OMB Control 
Number 3060-0572 (47 CFR 43.82 annual circuit-status reports).
    In order for carriers to comply with annual reporting requirements 
stipulated in 47 CFR 43.62, the Commission is developing a web-based 
system for filers to submit their reports. Filers will access the 
filing system via a portal on the FCC Web site, www.FCC.gov The 
software for the web-based system is now under development and the 
Commission is seeking final OMB approval for the new requirements in 47 
CFR 43.62, the new consolidated Filing Manual and the electronic filing 
of the data.
    Without this collection of information, the Commission would not be 
able to ensure compliance with its international rules and policies. 
Furthermore, the Commission would not have sufficient information to 
take measures to prevent anticompetitive conduct in the provision of 
international communications services. The Commission would not have 
adequate information to respond to failures in the U.S.-international 
market. The Commission would not be able to promote effective 
competition in the global market for communications services. The lack 
of effective competition would adversely affect the U.S. revenues in 
the telecommunications industry. The agency would not be able to comply 
with the international regulations stated in the World Trade 
Organization (WTO) Basic Telecom Agreement. Carriers and other entities 
outside the Commission, such as other government agencies, 
international organizations, and academia, use the information to 
analyze industry trends. Other government agencies use the information 
in merger analyses and negotiations with foreign countries. If the 
information collection was not conducted, carriers, government agencies 
and other entities would not have accurate industry data available in 
order to conduct analyses.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Managing Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-23784 Filed 10-3-14; 8:45 am]
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