Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Extends Period To File Comments and Reply Comments in Response to a Public Notice on an Appropriate Method for Determining the Protected Contours for Grandfathered 3650-3700 MHz Band Licensees, 80770-80771 [2015-32638]

Download as PDF 80770 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices offset by efficiencies in data processing and reporting. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2015–32612 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [WT Docket No. 12–354; DA 15–1398 Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Extends Period To File Comments and Reply Comments in Response to a Public Notice on an Appropriate Method for Determining the Protected Contours for Grandfathered 3650–3700 MHz Band Licensees Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this document, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (Bureau) extends the deadline for an October 23, 2015 public notice seeking comment on the appropriate methodology for determining the contours for protecting existing 3650– 3700 MHz wireless broadband licensees from Citizens Broadband Radio Service users during a fixed transition period (3650–3700 MHz Band Protection Contours Public Notice). The deadline for comments is extended from December 10, 2015 to December 28, 2015 and the deadline for reply comments is extended from December 28, 2015 to January 12, 2016. DATES: Comments are due on or before December 28, 2015. Reply comments are due on or before January 12, 2016. ADDRESSES: All filings in response to the notice must refer to WT Docket No. 12– 354. The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau strongly encourages parties to file comments electronically. Comments may be submitted electronically by the following methods: • Federal Communications Commission’s Web site: http:// www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • By email. To obtain instructions for filing by email, filers should send an email to ecfs@fcc.gov, and include the following words in the body of the message, ‘‘get form.’’ A sample form and directions will be sent in response. • Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Attn: WTB/MD, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street SW., Room TW–A325, Washington, DC 20554. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. All envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building. Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal Service first-class mail, Express Mail, and Priority Mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: fcc504@fcc.gov or phone: (202) 418–0530 or TTY: (202) 418–0432. Paul Powell, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at (202) 418–1613 or via email at Paul.Powell@ fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This is a summary of public notice (DA 15–1398) released on December 9, 2015. The complete text of the public notice is available for viewing via the Commission’s ECFS Web site by entering the docket number, WT Docket No. 12–354. The complete text of the public notice is also available for public inspection and copying from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) Monday through Thursday or from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET on Fridays in the FCC Reference Information Center, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 202– 488–5300, fax 202–488–5563, or you may contact BCPI at its Web site: http://www.BCPIWEB.com. When ordering documents from BCPI, please provide the appropriate FCC document number, for example, DA 15–1398. In the notice, the Bureau extends the comment deadline for a public notice seeking comment on the appropriate methodology for determining the protected interference contours for existing 3650–3700 MHz wireless broadband licensees during a fixed transition period. Interested parties will now have until December 28, 2015 to file comments and until January 12, 2016 to file reply comments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On December 7, 2015, the Wireless Innovation Forum (WinnForum) filed a request to extend the comment and reply comment deadline for the 3650– 3700 MHz Band Protection Contours Public Notice from December 10, 2015 until December 28, 2015 for comments and from December 28, 2015 to January 12, 2016 for reply comments. WinnForum states that the forum’s Spectrum Sharing Committee established a Task Group, comprised of both Part 90 incumbent licensees and potential Part 96 entities, to address the questions raised in the 3650–3700 MHz Band Protection Contours Public Notice. WinnForum explains that the Task Group has reached general agreement on specific aspects for Part 90 protections but they will not be able to ballot comments prior to the comment filing deadline. As set forth in section 1.46(a) of the Commission’s rules, ‘‘it is the policy of the Commission that extensions of time shall not be routinely granted.’’ However, in this case, we believe it is in the public interest to grant an extension to promote industry consensus and allow all interested to include their comments on the record at the comment deadline, as the WinnForum represents future Part 96 users and representatives of existing 3650–3700 MHz licensees. This will ensure that Commission has a complete record and all parties can fully address the complicated issues raised in the 3650–3700 MHz Band Protection Contours Public Notice. A limited extension will not negatively affect existing operators or delay deployment of new systems in the 3650–3700 MHz band. This proceeding has been designated as a ‘‘permit-but-disclose’’ proceeding in accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the presenter’s written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the presenter E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices may provide citations to that data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where the data or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed consistent with § 1.1206(b) of the Commission’s rules. In proceedings governed by § 1.49(f) or for which the Commission has made available a method of electronic filing, written ex parte presentations and memoranda summarizing oral ex parte presentations and all attachments to those documents must be filed through the electronic comment filing system available for that proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g., .doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable .pdf). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules. 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. DATES: Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by January 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: When commenting on the proposed information collections, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be received by the OMB desk officer via one of the following transmissions: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395– 5806 OR, Email: OIRA_ omb.eop.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Katherine M. Harris, Deputy Chief, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786– 1326. [FR Doc. 2015–32638 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifiers CMS–10079 and CMS–10564] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice that summarizes SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80771 the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment: 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Hospital Wage Index Occupational Mix Survey and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR, Section 412.64; Use: Section 304(c) of Public Law 106–554 amended section 1886(d) (3) (E) of the Social Security Act to require CMS to collect data every three years on the occupational mix of employees for each short-term, acute care hospital participating in the Medicare program, in order to construct an occupational mix adjustment to the wage index, for application beginning October 1, 2004 (the FY 2005 wage index). The purpose of the occupational mix adjustment is to control for the effect of hospitals’ employment choices on the wage index. For example, hospitals may choose to employ different combinations of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing aides, and medical assistants for the purpose of providing nursing care to their patients. The varying labor costs associated with these choices reflect hospital management decisions rather than geographic differences in the costs of labor. The FY 2016 survey will provide for the collection of hospital-specific wages and hours data for calendar year 2016 (that is, payroll periods ending between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016). The 2016 Medicare occupational mix survey will be applied beginning with the FY 2019 wage index. Form Number: CMS–10079 (OMB control number: 0938–0907); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private sector (Business or other for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions), State, Local and Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 3,400; Total Annual Responses: 3,400; Total Annual Hours: 1,632,000. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Noel Manlove at 410– 786–5161.) 2. 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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[WT Docket No. 12-354; DA 15-1398


Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Extends Period To File 
Comments and Reply Comments in Response to a Public Notice on an 
Appropriate Method for Determining the Protected Contours for 
Grandfathered 3650-3700 MHz Band Licensees

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau 
(Bureau) extends the deadline for an October 23, 2015 public notice 
seeking comment on the appropriate methodology for determining the 
contours for protecting existing 3650-3700 MHz wireless broadband 
licensees from Citizens Broadband Radio Service users during a fixed 
transition period (3650-3700 MHz Band Protection Contours Public 
Notice). The deadline for comments is extended from December 10, 2015 
to December 28, 2015 and the deadline for reply comments is extended 
from December 28, 2015 to January 12, 2016.

DATES: Comments are due on or before December 28, 2015. Reply comments 
are due on or before January 12, 2016.

ADDRESSES: All filings in response to the notice must refer to WT 
Docket No. 12-354. The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau strongly 
encourages parties to file comments electronically. Comments may be 
submitted electronically by the following methods:
     Federal Communications Commission's Web site: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     By email. To obtain instructions for filing by email, 
filers should send an email to ecfs@fcc.gov, and include the following 
words in the body of the message, ``get form.'' A sample form and 
directions will be sent in response.
     Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must 
file an original and one copy of each filing. Filings can be sent by 
hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by 
first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be 
addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Attn: WTB/MD, Office of the 
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. All hand-delivered or 
messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary must 
be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street SW., Room TW-A325, 
Washington, DC 20554. All hand deliveries must be held together with 
rubber bands or fasteners. All envelopes must be disposed of before 
entering the building. Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. 
Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 
East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal Service 
first-class mail, Express Mail, and Priority Mail should be addressed 
to 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554.

People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request reasonable 
accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language 
interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: fcc504@fcc.gov or phone: (202) 418-
0530 or TTY: (202) 418-0432.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Powell, Mobility Division, 
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at (202) 418-1613 or via email at 
Paul.Powell@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of public notice (DA 15-
1398) released on December 9, 2015. The complete text of the public 
notice is available for viewing via the Commission's ECFS Web site by 
entering the docket number, WT Docket No. 12-354. The complete text of 
the public notice is also available for public inspection and copying 
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) Monday through Thursday 
or from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET on Fridays in the FCC Reference 
Information Center, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 
20554, telephone 202-488-5300, fax 202-488-5563, or you may contact 
BCPI at its Web site: http://www.BCPIWEB.com. When ordering documents 
from BCPI, please provide the appropriate FCC document number, for 
example, DA 15-1398.
    In the notice, the Bureau extends the comment deadline for a public 
notice seeking comment on the appropriate methodology for determining 
the protected interference contours for existing 3650-3700 MHz wireless 
broadband licensees during a fixed transition period. Interested 
parties will now have until December 28, 2015 to file comments and 
until January 12, 2016 to file reply comments.
    On December 7, 2015, the Wireless Innovation Forum (WinnForum) 
filed a request to extend the comment and reply comment deadline for 
the 3650-3700 MHz Band Protection Contours Public Notice from December 
10, 2015 until December 28, 2015 for comments and from December 28, 
2015 to January 12, 2016 for reply comments. WinnForum states that the 
forum's Spectrum Sharing Committee established a Task Group, comprised 
of both Part 90 incumbent licensees and potential Part 96 entities, to 
address the questions raised in the 3650-3700 MHz Band Protection 
Contours Public Notice. WinnForum explains that the Task Group has 
reached general agreement on specific aspects for Part 90 protections 
but they will not be able to ballot comments prior to the comment 
filing deadline.
    As set forth in section 1.46(a) of the Commission's rules, ``it is 
the policy of the Commission that extensions of time shall not be 
routinely granted.'' However, in this case, we believe it is in the 
public interest to grant an extension to promote industry consensus and 
allow all interested to include their comments on the record at the 
comment deadline, as the WinnForum represents future Part 96 users and 
representatives of existing 3650-3700 MHz licensees. This will ensure 
that Commission has a complete record and all parties can fully address 
the complicated issues raised in the 3650-3700 MHz Band Protection 
Contours Public Notice. A limited extension will not negatively affect 
existing operators or delay deployment of new systems in the 3650-3700 
MHz band.
    This proceeding has been designated as a ``permit-but-disclose'' 
proceeding in accordance with the Commission's ex parte rules. Persons 
making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written 
presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within 
two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline 
applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral ex 
parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the 
presentation must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise 
participating in the meeting at which the ex parte presentation was 
made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during 
the presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of 
the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the 
presenter's written comments, memoranda or other filings in the 
proceeding, the presenter

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may provide citations to that data or arguments in his or her prior 
comments, memoranda, or other filings (specifying the relevant page 
and/or paragraph numbers where the data or arguments can be found) in 
lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to 
Commission staff during ex parte meetings are deemed to be written ex 
parte presentations and must be filed consistent with Sec.  1.1206(b) 
of the Commission's rules. In proceedings governed by Sec.  1.49(f) or 
for which the Commission has made available a method of electronic 
filing, written ex parte presentations and memoranda summarizing oral 
ex parte presentations and all attachments to those documents must be 
filed through the electronic comment filing system available for that 
proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g., .doc, .xml, 
.ppt, searchable .pdf). Participants in this proceeding should 
familiarize themselves with the Commission's ex parte rules.

    Federal Communications Commission.
Katherine M. Harris,
Deputy Chief, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2015-32638 Filed 12-24-15; 8:45 am]
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