Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget, 486-487 [2015-33239]

Download as PDF 486 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2016 / Notices Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: As part of its Universal Licensing System (ULS), the Commission seeks additional information from licensees. Specifically, the Commission seeks to request the following information from licensees: (1) Whether the Public Safety or Commercial Licensee is identified by a state, county, and/or local emergency authority to provide ‘‘first responder’’ emergency services; (2) What type of first responder the Public Safety or Commercial Licensee is identified as; (3) The identity, by name and contact information, of the Public Safety or Commercial Licensee’s designated point-ofcontact; and (4) The identity, by name and contact information, of the relevant state, county, and/or local emergency authority that designated the Public Safety or Commercial Licensee as a ‘‘first responder.’’ This information will assist the Commission in providing quality assistance to first responders in the event of an emergency. With this information, the Commission will be able to enhance its targeted assistance to first responders in the affected areas. Federal Communications Commission. Sheryl D. Todd, Deputy Secretary. Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–33238 Filed 1–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0741] Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Jan 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 Office of Management and Budget (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 February 5, 2016. 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 click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0741. Title: Technology Transitions, GN Docket No. 13–5, et al. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of currently approved collection. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,357 respondents; 573,767 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.5–8 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirements; recordkeeping; third party disclosure. Total Annual Burden: 575,840 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority is contained in 47 U.S.C. 222 and 251. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting that the respondents submit confidential information to the FCC. Respondents may, however, request confidential treatment for information they believe to be confidential under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: Section 251 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 251, is designed to accelerate private sector development and deployment of telecommunications technologies and services by spurring competition. Section 222(e) is also designed to spur competition by prescribing requirements for the sharing of subscriber list information. These OMB collections are designed to help implement certain provisions of sections 222(e) and 251, and to eliminate operational barriers to competition in the telecommunications services market. Specifically, these OMB collections will be used to implement (1) local exchange carriers’ (‘‘LECs’’) obligations to provide their competitors with dialing parity and non-discriminatory access to certain services and functionalities; (2) incumbent local exchange carriers’ (‘‘ILECs’’) duty to make network information disclosures; and (3) numbering administration. The Commission estimates that the total annual burden of the entire collection, as revised, is 575,840 hours. This revision relates to a change in one of many components of the currently approved collection—specifically, certain reporting, recordkeeping and/or third party disclosure requirements under section 251(c)(5). In August 2015, the Commission adopted new rules concerning certain information collection requirements implemented under section 251(c)(5) of the Act, pertaining to network change disclosures. The changes to those rules apply specifically to a certain subset of network change disclosures, namely E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2016 / Notices notices of planned copper retirements. The changes are designed to provide interconnecting entities adequate time to prepare their networks for the planned copper retirements and to ensure that consumers are able to make informed choices. There is also a change in the number of potential respondents to the rules promulgated under that section. The number of respondents as to the information collection requirements implemented under section 251(c)(5) of the Act, has changed from 1,300 to 750, a decrease of 550 respondents from the previous submission. Under section 251(f)(1) of the Act, rural telephone companies are exempt from the requirements of section 251(c) ‘‘until (i) such company has received a bona fide request for interconnection, services, or network elements, and (ii) the State commission determines . . . that such request is not unduly economically burdensome, is technically feasible, and is consistent with section 254. . . .’’ The Commission has determined that the number of potential respondents set forth in the previous submission inadvertently failed to take this exemption into account. There are 1,429 ILECs nationwide. Of those, 87 are nonrural ILECs and 1,342 are rural ILECs. The Commission estimates that of the 1,342 rural ILECs, 679 are entitled to the exemption and 663 are not entitled to the exemption and thus must comply with rules promulgated under section 251(c) of the Act, including the rules that are the subject of this information collection. Thus, the Commission estimates that there are 87 (non-rural) + 663 (rural) = 750 potential respondents. The Commission estimates that the revision does not result in any additional outlays of funds for hiring outside contractors or procuring equipment. Federal Communications Commission. Sheryl D. Todd, Deputy Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–33239 Filed 1–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [ DA 15–1343] Order Declares Wypoint Telecom, Inc.’s International Section 214 Authorization Terminated Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Jan 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 In this document, we declare the international section 214 authorization granted to Wypoint Telecom, Inc. (‘‘Wypoint’’ and formerly known as Sage VOIP Solutions, Inc.) terminated given Wypoint’s inability to comply with an express condition for holding the authorization. We also conclude that Wypoint failed to comply with those requirements of the Communications Act of 1934 (the Act) and the Commission’s rules that ensure that the Commission can contact and communicate with the authorization holder, which failures have prevented any way of addressing Wypoint’s inability to comply with the condition of its authorization. DATES: November 20, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cara Grayer, Telecommunications and Analysis Division, International Bureau, at (202) 418–2960 or Cara.Grayer@ fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 27, 2007, the International Bureau granted Wypoint an international section 214 authorization to provide global or limited global facilities-based service and global or limited global resale service in accordance with sections 63.18(e)(1) and 63.18(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules. The International Bureau granted the application on the express condition that Wypoint abide by the commitments and undertakings contained in its Letter of Assurance (LOA) to the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (collectively, the Agencies) dated July 11, 2007. We determine that Wypoint’s section 214 authorization to provide international services issued under File No. ITC–214– 20070601–00211 has terminated for Wypoint’s inability to comply with an express condition for holding the section 214 international authorization. The International Bureau has afforded Wypoint with notice and opportunity to respond to the allegations in the Executive Branch May 9, 2014 Letter concerning Wypoint’s non-compliance with the condition of its grant. Wypoint has not responded to any of our requests or requests from the Agencies. We find that Wypoint’s failure to respond to our multiple requests demonstrates that it is unable to satisfy the LOA conditions concerning the availability of U.S. customer records, upon which the Agencies gave their non-objection to the grant of the authorization to Wypoint, and which were a condition of its section 214 authorization. Furthermore, after having received an international 214 authorization, a carrier SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 487 ‘‘is responsible for the continuing accuracy of the certifications made in its application’’ and must promptly correct information no longer accurate, ‘‘and in any event, within thirty (30) days.’’ Wypoint’s address is no longer valid and thus Wypoint has failed to inform the Commission of any changes in the continuing accuracy of its prior certifications, referencing the FCC file number of the original certification. Nor is there any record of Wypoint’s having complied with section 413 of the Act and the Commission’s rules requiring it to designate an agent for service after receiving its authorization on July 27, 2007. Finally, as part of its authorization, Wypoint ‘‘must file annual international telecommunications traffic and revenue as required by § 43.62.’’ Section 43.62(b) states that ‘‘[n]ot later than July 31 of each year, each person or entity that holds an authorization pursuant to section 214 to provide international telecommunications service shall report whether it provided international telecommunications services during the preceding calendar year.’’ Our records indicate that Wypoint failed to file an annual international telecommunications traffic and revenue report indicating whether or not Wypoint provided services in 2014, as required by section 43.62(b) of the Commission’s rules. In these circumstances, and in light of Wypoint’s failure to respond to the Commission’s repeated inquiries, we conclude that this failure to comply with the basic requirements of the Commission’s rules designed to ensure its ability to communicate with the holder of the authorization also warrants termination, wholly apart from demonstrating Wypoint’s inability to satisfy the LOA conditions of its authorization. By this Order, we grant the Executive Branch agencies’ request to the extent set forth in this Order. A copy of this Order was sent by return receipt requested, to Wypoint at its last known addresses. Further requests should be sent to Denise Coca, Chief, Telecommunications and Analysis Division, International Bureau via email at Denise.Coca@fcc.gov and file it in File No. ITC–214–20121210–00323 via IBFS at http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/ pleading.do. Federal Communications Commission. Francis Gutierrez, Deputy Chief, Telecommunications and Analysis Division, International Bureau. [FR Doc. 2015–33271 Filed 1–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 3 (Wednesday, January 6, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 486-487]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-33239]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0741]


Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval 
to the Office of Management and Budget

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 Office of Management 
and Budget (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 February 5, 
2016. 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 click on the ICR Reference Number. 
A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0741.
    Title: Technology Transitions, GN Docket No. 13-5, et al.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,357 respondents; 573,767 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.5-8 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirements; 
recordkeeping; third party disclosure.
    Total Annual Burden: 575,840 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No cost.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority is contained in 47 U.S.C. 222 and 251.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not 
requesting that the respondents submit confidential information to the 
FCC. Respondents may, however, request confidential treatment for 
information they believe to be confidential under 47 CFR 0.459 of the 
Commission's rules.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: Section 251 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended, 47 U.S.C. 251, is designed to accelerate private sector 
development and deployment of telecommunications technologies and 
services by spurring competition. Section 222(e) is also designed to 
spur competition by prescribing requirements for the sharing of 
subscriber list information. These OMB collections are designed to help 
implement certain provisions of sections 222(e) and 251, and to 
eliminate operational barriers to competition in the telecommunications 
services market. Specifically, these OMB collections will be used to 
implement (1) local exchange carriers' (``LECs'') obligations to 
provide their competitors with dialing parity and non-discriminatory 
access to certain services and functionalities; (2) incumbent local 
exchange carriers' (``ILECs'') duty to make network information 
disclosures; and (3) numbering administration. The Commission estimates 
that the total annual burden of the entire collection, as revised, is 
575,840 hours. This revision relates to a change in one of many 
components of the currently approved collection--specifically, certain 
reporting, recordkeeping and/or third party disclosure requirements 
under section 251(c)(5). In August 2015, the Commission adopted new 
rules concerning certain information collection requirements 
implemented under section 251(c)(5) of the Act, pertaining to network 
change disclosures. The changes to those rules apply specifically to a 
certain subset of network change disclosures, namely

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notices of planned copper retirements. The changes are designed to 
provide interconnecting entities adequate time to prepare their 
networks for the planned copper retirements and to ensure that 
consumers are able to make informed choices. There is also a change in 
the number of potential respondents to the rules promulgated under that 
section. The number of respondents as to the information collection 
requirements implemented under section 251(c)(5) of the Act, has 
changed from 1,300 to 750, a decrease of 550 respondents from the 
previous submission. Under section 251(f)(1) of the Act, rural 
telephone companies are exempt from the requirements of section 251(c) 
``until (i) such company has received a bona fide request for 
interconnection, services, or network elements, and (ii) the State 
commission determines . . . that such request is not unduly 
economically burdensome, is technically feasible, and is consistent 
with section 254. . . .'' The Commission has determined that the number 
of potential respondents set forth in the previous submission 
inadvertently failed to take this exemption into account. There are 
1,429 ILECs nationwide. Of those, 87 are non-rural ILECs and 1,342 are 
rural ILECs. The Commission estimates that of the 1,342 rural ILECs, 
679 are entitled to the exemption and 663 are not entitled to the 
exemption and thus must comply with rules promulgated under section 
251(c) of the Act, including the rules that are the subject of this 
information collection. Thus, the Commission estimates that there are 
87 (non-rural) + 663 (rural) = 750 potential respondents. The 
Commission estimates that the revision does not result in any 
additional outlays of funds for hiring outside contractors or procuring 
equipment.

Federal Communications Commission.
Sheryl D. Todd,
Deputy Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-33239 Filed 1-5-16; 8:45 am]
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