Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority, 69476 [2014-27525]

Download as PDF 69476 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices charge rule) and the rule requiring providers to maintain captions—off as the default setting for IP CTS equipment. Sorenson Communications, Inc. and CaptionCall, LLC v. FCC, 755 F.3d 702 (D.C. Cir. 2014) (D.C. Circuit IP CTS Order). On August 22, 2014, the Commission issued Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities; Waivers of iTRS Mandatory Minimum Standards, CG Docket No. 03–123, Report and Order, 79 FR 62875, October 21, 2014 (iTRS Waiver Order), to make permanent waivers of certain TRS mandatory minimum standards and eliminate waivers of other TRS mandatory minimum standards for IP CTS and CTS. The Commission also eliminated the requirement that IP CTS and CTS providers file annual reports regarding the TRS mandatory minimum standards. This notice and request for comments pertains to revisions to the information collection requirements as a result of the iTRS Waiver Order eliminating the requirement that IP CTS and CTS providers file annual reports regarding the TRS mandatory minimum standards and as a result of the D.C. Circuit IP CTS Order vacating the $75 equipment charge rule and the rule requiring providers to maintain captions—off as the default setting for IP CTS equipment. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Managing Director. BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0927] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 For additional information about the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418–2991. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0927. Title: Auditor’s Annual Independence and Objectivity Certification. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents: 4 respondents; 4 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 5 hours. Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. Sections 201(b), 219(b) and 220 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 20 hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2014–27524 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: 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 January 20, 2015. 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 Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email PRA@fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Annual Cost: No cost. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality. However, respondents may request materials or information submitted to the Commission be withheld from public inspection under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: Section 64.904 requires certain local exchange carriers, in connection with their cost allocation manual filings and the accompanying financial reports the Commission prescribes under 47 U.S.C. 201(b), 219(b) and 220, to have an attest engagement performed by an independent auditor every two years, over the prior two year period. The attest engagement is to be performed in accordance with the attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), except as otherwise directed by the Chief, Enforcement Bureau. The audit is to be conducted in compliance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), except as otherwise directed by the Commission’s Enforcement Bureau. The Responsible Accounting Office (RAO) letter requires that carriers’ independent auditors: (a) Disclose in writing all relationships between the auditor and its related entities and the carrier and its related entities that in the auditor’s professional judgment may reasonably be thought to bear on independence; (b) Confirm in writing that in its professional judgment it is independent of the carrier; and (c) Discuss the auditor’s independence. The information is used by the Commission to determine whether the independent auditors are performing their audits independently and unbiased of the carrier they audit. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2014–27525 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the final approval of a proposed information AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 225 (Friday, November 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 69476]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27525]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0927]


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 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 PRA comments should be submitted on or before January 
20, 2015. 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 Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email 
PRA@fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the 
information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418-2991.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0927.
    Title: Auditor's Annual Independence and Objectivity Certification.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents: 4 respondents; 4 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. Sections 201(b), 219(b) and 220 of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 20 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No cost.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality. However, respondents may request materials or 
information submitted to the Commission be withheld from public 
inspection under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: Section 64.904 requires certain local exchange 
carriers, in connection with their cost allocation manual filings and 
the accompanying financial reports the Commission prescribes under 47 
U.S.C. 201(b), 219(b) and 220, to have an attest engagement performed 
by an independent auditor every two years, over the prior two year 
period. The attest engagement is to be performed in accordance with the 
attestation standards established by the American Institute of 
Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), except as otherwise directed by 
the Chief, Enforcement Bureau. The audit is to be conducted in 
compliance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), except as 
otherwise directed by the Commission's Enforcement Bureau. The 
Responsible Accounting Office (RAO) letter requires that carriers' 
independent auditors:
    (a) Disclose in writing all relationships between the auditor and 
its related entities and the carrier and its related entities that in 
the auditor's professional judgment may reasonably be thought to bear 
on independence;
    (b) Confirm in writing that in its professional judgment it is 
independent of the carrier; and
    (c) Discuss the auditor's independence.
    The information is used by the Commission to determine whether the 
independent auditors are performing their audits independently and 
unbiased of the carrier they audit.

    Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Managing Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-27525 Filed 11-20-14; 8:45 am]
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