Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 5439-5440 [2016-01824]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 21 (Tuesday, February 2, 2016)]
[Pages 5439-5440]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-01824]



[OMB 3060-0678]

Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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 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 of Management and Budget (OMB) 
control number.

DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before April 4, 
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 contact listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email and to

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the 
information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918.

    OMB Control No.: 3060-0678.
    Title: Part 25 of the Federal Communications Commission's Rules: 
Governing the Licensing of, and Spectrum Usage by, Commercial Earth 
Stations and Space Stations.
    Form Nos.: FCC Form 312; Schedule A; Schedule B; Schedule S; FCC 
Form 312-EZ; FCC Form 312-R.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information 
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents: 4,924 respondents; 4,972 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.5-80 hours per response.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion, one time, and annual reporting 
requirements; third-party disclosure requirement; recordkeeping 
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154, 
301, 302, 303, 307, 309, 310, 319, 332, 605, and 721.
    Total Annual Burden: 34,099 hours.
    Annual Cost Burden: $10,617,860.
    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. Certain 
information collected regarding international coordination of satellite 
systems is not routinely available for public inspection pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 552(b) and 47 CFR 0.457(d)(vii).
    Needs and Uses: On December 17, 2015, the Commission released a 
Second Report and Order, FCC 15-167, titled, ``In the Comprehensive 
Review of Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services.'' In 
this Report and Order, the Commission adopted comprehensive changes to 
47 CFR part 25, which governs licensing and operation of space stations 
and earth stations for the provision of satellite communication 
services. Many of the amendments are substantive changes intended to 
give licensees greater operational flexibility.
    The information collection requirements in this collection are 
needed to determine the technical, legal, and other qualifications of 
applicants and licensees to operate a radio station and to determine 
whether grant of an authorization serves the public interest, 
convenience and necessity. Without such information, the Commission 
could not determine whether to permit respondents to provide 
communications services in the United States. Therefore, the Commission 
would not be able to fulfill its statutory responsibilities in 
accordance with the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and the 
obligations imposed on parties to the World Trade Organization Basic 
Telecom Agreement.

Federal Communications Commission.
Gloria J. Miles,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-01824 Filed 2-1-16; 8:45 am]