Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 63394-63395 [2014-25231]

Download as PDF 63394 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 205 / Thursday, October 23, 2014 / Notices FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0573] 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 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: 3060–0573. Title: Application for Franchise Authority Consent to Assignment or mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 22, 2014 Jkt 235001 Transfer of Control of Cable Television Franchise, FCC Form 394. Form Number: FCC Form 394. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business of other forprofit entities; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,000 respondents; 1,000 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1–5 hours. Frequency of Response: Third Party Disclosure Requirements. Total Annual Burden: 7,000 hours. Total Annual Costs: $750,000. Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s). Needs and Uses: FCC Form 394 is a standardized form that is completed by cable operators in connection with the assignment and transfer of control of cable television systems. On July 23, 1993, the Commission released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in MM Docket No. 92–264, FCC 93–332, Implementation of Sections 11 and 13 of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, Horizontal and Vertical Ownership Limits, Cross-Ownership Limitations and Anti-Trafficking Provisions. Among other things, this Report and Order established procedures for use of the FCC Form 394. OMB Control Number: 3060–0938. Title: Application for a Low Power FM Broadcast Station License, FCC Form 319. Form Number: FCC Form 319. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions, State, local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 200 respondents and 200 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Total Annual Burden: 200 hours. Total Annual Costs: $27,500. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in Sections 154(i), 303 and 308 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impacts. Needs and Uses: On January 20, 2000, the Commission adopted a Report and Order (R&O) in MM Docket No. 99–25, In the Matter of Creation of Low Power PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Radio Service. With the adoption of this R&O, the Commission authorized the licensing of two new classes of FM radio stations, generally referred to as low power FM stations (LPFM): A LP100 class for stations operating at 50–100 watts effective radiated power (ERP) at an antenna height above average terrain (HAAT) of 30 meters; and a LP10 class for stations operating at 1–10 watts ERP and an antenna height of 30 meters HAAT. These stations will be operated on a noncommercial educational basis by entities that do not hold attributable interests in any other broadcast station or other media subject to the Commission’s ownership rules. The LPFM service authorized in this Report and Order provides significant opportunities for new radio services. The LPFM service creates a class of radio stations designed to serve very localized communities or underrepresented groups within communities. In connection with this new service, the Commission developed a new FCC Form 319, Application for a Low Power FM Broadcast Station License. FCC Form 319 is required to apply for a license for a new or modified Low Power FM (LPFM) station. OMB Control Number: 3060–1045. Title: Section 76.1610, Change of Operational Information; FCC Form 324, Operator, Mail Address, and Operational Status Changes Operator, Mail Address, and Operational Information Changes, FCC Form 324. Form Number: FCC Form 324. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business and other forprofit entities; not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,000 respondents; 5,000 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Total Annual Burden: 2,500 hours. Total Annual Costs: None. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 154(i), 303, 308, 309 and 621 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s). Needs and Uses: Under 47 CFR 76.1610, cable operators must notify the Commission of changes in ownership information or operating status within 30 days of such change. FCC Form 324 is used to update information filed with E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 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

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0573]


Information Collections 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 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: 3060-0573.
    Title: Application for Franchise Authority Consent to Assignment or 
Transfer of Control of Cable Television Franchise, FCC Form 394.
    Form Number: FCC Form 394.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business of other for-profit entities; State, Local or 
Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,000 respondents; 1,000 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1-5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Third Party Disclosure Requirements.
    Total Annual Burden: 7,000 hours.
    Total Annual Costs: $750,000.
    Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: FCC Form 394 is a standardized form that is 
completed by cable operators in connection with the assignment and 
transfer of control of cable television systems. On July 23, 1993, the 
Commission released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking in MM Docket No. 92-264, FCC 93-332, Implementation of 
Sections 11 and 13 of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and 
Competition Act of 1992, Horizontal and Vertical Ownership Limits, 
Cross-Ownership Limitations and Anti-Trafficking Provisions. Among 
other things, this Report and Order established procedures for use of 
the FCC Form 394.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-0938.
    Title: Application for a Low Power FM Broadcast Station License, 
FCC Form 319.
    Form Number: FCC Form 319.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions, State, local or Tribal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 200 respondents and 200 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Total Annual Burden: 200 hours.
    Total Annual Costs: $27,500.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 
Sections 154(i), 303 and 308 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended.
    Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impacts.
    Needs and Uses: On January 20, 2000, the Commission adopted a 
Report and Order (R&O) in MM Docket No. 99-25, In the Matter of 
Creation of Low Power Radio Service. With the adoption of this R&O, the 
Commission authorized the licensing of two new classes of FM radio 
stations, generally referred to as low power FM stations (LPFM): A 
LP100 class for stations operating at 50-100 watts effective radiated 
power (ERP) at an antenna height above average terrain (HAAT) of 30 
meters; and a LP10 class for stations operating at 1-10 watts ERP and 
an antenna height of 30 meters HAAT. These stations will be operated on 
a noncommercial educational basis by entities that do not hold 
attributable interests in any other broadcast station or other media 
subject to the Commission's ownership rules. The LPFM service 
authorized in this Report and Order provides significant opportunities 
for new radio services. The LPFM service creates a class of radio 
stations designed to serve very localized communities or 
underrepresented groups within communities.
    In connection with this new service, the Commission developed a new 
FCC Form 319, Application for a Low Power FM Broadcast Station License. 
FCC Form 319 is required to apply for a license for a new or modified 
Low Power FM (LPFM) station.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-1045.
    Title: Section 76.1610, Change of Operational Information; FCC Form 
324, Operator, Mail Address, and Operational Status Changes Operator, 
Mail Address, and Operational Information Changes, FCC Form 324.
    Form Number: FCC Form 324.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business and other for-profit entities; not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,000 respondents; 5,000 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Total Annual Burden: 2,500 hours.
    Total Annual Costs: None.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 
154(i), 303, 308, 309 and 621 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended.
    Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: Under 47 CFR 76.1610, cable operators must notify 
the Commission of changes in ownership information or operating status 
within 30 days of such change. FCC Form 324 is used to update 
information filed with

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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]
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