Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority, 63395-63396 [2014-25230]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 205 / Thursday, October 23, 2014 / Notices the Commission concerning the Cable Community Registration. The information is the basic operational information on operator name, mailing address, community served, and system identification. FCC Form 324 will cover a variety of changes related to cable operators, replacing the requirement of a letter containing approximately the same information. Every Form 324 filing will require information about the system—the additional information required depending largely upon the nature of the change. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2014–25231 Filed 10–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 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 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 22, 2014 Jkt 235001 PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before December 22, 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: 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 Number: 3060–1155. Title: Sections 15.713, 15.714, 15.715 15.717, TV White Space Broadcast Bands. Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents: 2,000 respondents; 2,000 responses. Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 302, 303(c), 303(f), and 307 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 4,000 hours. Total Annual Cost: 100,000. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting respondents to submit confidential information to the Commission. Respondents may request confidential treatment of such information under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: The Commission is submitting this information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) after this 60 day comment period in order to obtain the full three year clearance. On November 14, 2008, the Federal Communications Commission (‘‘Commission’’) adopted a Second Report and Order and Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 08–260, ET Docket No. 04–186 that established rules to allow new and unlicensed wireless devices to operate in the broadcast television spectrum at PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63395 locations where that spectrum is not being used by licensed services (this unused TV spectrum is often termed television ‘‘white spaces’’). The rules will allow for the use of unlicensed TV band devices in the unused spectrum to provide broadband data and other services for consumers and businesses. Subsequently on September 23, 2010, the Commission adopted a Second Memorandum Opinion and Order finalizing the rules to make the unused spectrum in the TV bands available for unlicensed broadband wireless devices. This action resolved on reconsideration certain legal and technical issues in order to provide certainty concerning the rules for operation of unlicensed transmitting devices in the television broadcast frequency bands (unlicensed TV bands devices or ‘‘TVBDs’’). Resolution of these issues will now allow manufacturers to begin marketing unlicensed communications devices and systems that operate on frequencies in the TV bands in areas where they are not used by licensed services (‘‘TV white spaces’’). In the Second Report and Order the Commission decided to designate one or more database administrator from the private sector to create and operate TV band databases which will be a privately owned and operated service. The database administrators will be responsible for coordination of the overall functioning of a database and provide services to TVBDs. The TV bands database will serve the following functions: Determine and provide to a TVBD, upon request, the available TV channels at the TVBD’s location. Available channels are determined based on the interference protection requirements in § 15.712. A database must provide fixed and Mode II personal portable TVBDs with channel availability information that includes scheduled changes in channel availability over the course of the 48 hour period beginning at the time the TVBDs make a re-check contact. In making lists of available channels available to a TVBD, the TV bands database shall ensure that all communications and interactions between the TV bands database and the TVBD include adequate security measures such that unauthorized parties cannot access or alter the TV bands database or the list of available channels sent to TVBDs or otherwise affect the database system or TVBDs in performing their intended functions or in providing adequate interference protections to authorized services operating in the TV bands. In addition, a TV bands database must also verify that the FCC identifier (FCC ID) of a E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 63396 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 205 / Thursday, October 23, 2014 / Notices device seeking access to its services is valid; under this requirement the TV bands database must also verify that the FCC ID of a Mode I device provided by a fixed or Mode II device is valid. A list of devices with valid FCC IDs and the FCC IDs of those devices is to be obtained from the Commission’s Equipment Authorization System. There are also questions about prefill applications and the number of available channels. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–25230 Filed 10–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0686] Information Collections 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 22, 2014 Jkt 235001 of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before December 22, 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: 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 Number: 3060–0686. Title: International Section 214 Authorization Process and Tariff Requirements—47 CFR 63.10, 63.11, 63.13, 63.18, 63.19, 63.21, 63.24, 63.25 and 1.1311. Form Number: International Section 214—New Authorization; International Section 214 Authorization—Transfer of Control/Assignment; International Section 214—Special Temporary Authority and International Section 214—Foreign Carrier Affiliation Notification. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business and other forprofit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 495 respondents; 748 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.50 hour to 15 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, Quarterly reporting requirement, Recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in sections 1, 4(i), 4(j), 11, 201–205, 208, 211, 214, 219, 220, 303(r), 309, 310 and 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 154(j), 161, 201–205, 208, 211, 214, 219, 220, 303(r), 309, 310 and 403. Total Annual Burden: 3,286 hours. Total Annual Cost: $755,400. 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. Needs and Uses: The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve a revision of OMB PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Control No. 3060–0686. The purpose of this revision is to obtain OMB approval of rules adopted in the Commission’s Report and Order in IB Docket No. 12– 299, FCC 14–48, adopted and released on August 22, 2014 (Report and Order). In the Report and Order, the Commission eliminated the effective competitive opportunities (ECO) test from sections 63.11(g)(2) and 63.18(k) of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 63.11(g)(2), 63.18(k), which apply to applications filed under section 63.18, 47 CFR 63.18, for authority to provide U.S.-international telecommunications service pursuant to section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Communications Act), 47 U.S.C. 214, and to foreign carrier affiliation notifications filed under section 63.11 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 63.11. The Commission is also making adjustments to the hour and cost burdens associated with other rules and requirements covered by this information collection. The information will be used by the Commission staff in carrying out its duties under the Communications Act. The information collections are necessary largely to determine the qualifications of applicants to provide common carrier international telecommunications service, including applicants that are, or are affiliated with, foreign carriers, and to determine whether and under what conditions the authorizations are in the public interest, convenience, and necessity. The information collections are also necessary to maintain effective oversight of U.S. international carriers generally. If the collections are not conducted or are conducted less frequently, applicants will not obtain the authorizations necessary to provide telecommunications services, and the Commission will be unable to carry out its mandate under the Communications Act. In addition, without the information collections, the United States would jeopardize its ability to fulfill the U.S. obligations as negotiated under the WTO Basic Telecom Agreement because these collections are imperative to detecting and deterring anticompetitive conduct. They are also necessary to preserve the Executive Branch agencies’ and the Commission’s ability to review foreign investments for national security, law enforcement, foreign policy, and trade concerns. OMB Control Number: 3060–0944. Title: Cable Landing License Act—47 CFR 1.767; 1.768; Executive Order 10530. Form Number: Submarine Cable Landing License Application. E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 205 (Thursday, October 23, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63395-63396]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority

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 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 PRA comments should be submitted on or before December 
22, 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: 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 Number: 3060-1155.
    Title: Sections 15.713, 15.714, 15.715 15.717, TV White Space 
Broadcast Bands.
    Form No.: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents: 2,000 respondents; 2,000 responses.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, 
recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. 154(i), 302, 303(c), 303(f), and 307 of the Communications Act 
of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 4,000 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: 100,000.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not 
requesting respondents to submit confidential information to the 
Commission. Respondents may request confidential treatment of such 
information under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission is submitting this information 
collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) after this 60 
day comment period in order to obtain the full three year clearance.
    On November 14, 2008, the Federal Communications Commission 
(``Commission'') adopted a Second Report and Order and Memorandum 
Opinion and Order, FCC 08-260, ET Docket No. 04-186 that established 
rules to allow new and unlicensed wireless devices to operate in the 
broadcast television spectrum at locations where that spectrum is not 
being used by licensed services (this unused TV spectrum is often 
termed television ``white spaces''). The rules will allow for the use 
of unlicensed TV band devices in the unused spectrum to provide 
broadband data and other services for consumers and businesses.
    Subsequently on September 23, 2010, the Commission adopted a Second 
Memorandum Opinion and Order finalizing the rules to make the unused 
spectrum in the TV bands available for unlicensed broadband wireless 
devices. This action resolved on reconsideration certain legal and 
technical issues in order to provide certainty concerning the rules for 
operation of unlicensed transmitting devices in the television 
broadcast frequency bands (unlicensed TV bands devices or ``TVBDs''). 
Resolution of these issues will now allow manufacturers to begin 
marketing unlicensed communications devices and systems that operate on 
frequencies in the TV bands in areas where they are not used by 
licensed services (``TV white spaces'').
    In the Second Report and Order the Commission decided to designate 
one or more database administrator from the private sector to create 
and operate TV band databases which will be a privately owned and 
operated service. The database administrators will be responsible for 
coordination of the overall functioning of a database and provide 
services to TVBDs.
    The TV bands database will serve the following functions:
    Determine and provide to a TVBD, upon request, the available TV 
channels at the TVBD's location. Available channels are determined 
based on the interference protection requirements in Sec.  15.712. A 
database must provide fixed and Mode II personal portable TVBDs with 
channel availability information that includes scheduled changes in 
channel availability over the course of the 48 hour period beginning at 
the time the TVBDs make a re-check contact. In making lists of 
available channels available to a TVBD, the TV bands database shall 
ensure that all communications and interactions between the TV bands 
database and the TVBD include adequate security measures such that 
unauthorized parties cannot access or alter the TV bands database or 
the list of available channels sent to TVBDs or otherwise affect the 
database system or TVBDs in performing their intended functions or in 
providing adequate interference protections to authorized services 
operating in the TV bands. In addition, a TV bands database must also 
verify that the FCC identifier (FCC ID) of a

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device seeking access to its services is valid; under this requirement 
the TV bands database must also verify that the FCC ID of a Mode I 
device provided by a fixed or Mode II device is valid. A list of 
devices with valid FCC IDs and the FCC IDs of those devices is to be 
obtained from the Commission's Equipment Authorization System. There 
are also questions about prefill applications and the number of 
available channels.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-25230 Filed 10-22-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6712-01-P