Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority, 21546 [2016-08374]

Download as PDF 21546 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 12, 2016 / Notices Abstract: The Indian Education Professional Development (IEPD) Grants program provides grants to prepare and train Indians (i.e., American Indians/ Alaska Natives) to serve as teachers and administrators. The specific goals of the IEPD program are to: (1) Increase the number of qualified individuals in professions that serve American Indians/Alaska Natives; (2) provide training to qualified American Indians/ Alaska Natives to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary education personnel; and (3) improve the skills of those qualified American Indians/ Alaska Natives who already serve in these capacities. Individuals trained under this program must perform work related to their training and that benefits American Indian/Alaska Native people, or repay all or a prorated portion of the assistance received under the program. This data collection serves three purposes: First, data from three sources (grantees, project participants, and employers) are necessary to assess the performance of the IEPD program on its Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) measures. Second, data from all three sources are necessary to determine if IEPD participants are fulfilling the terms of their service/cash payback requirements. Finally, budget and project-specific performance data are collected from IEPD grantees for projectmonitoring and compliance information. The forms and protocols contained in this package include the Grantee Reporting Form, the Participant Training Information and Employment Reporting Form, and the Employment Verification Form. Dated: April 7, 2016. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2016–08347 Filed 4–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [OMB 3060–0384] 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 June 13, 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 Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email to 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: 3060–0384. Title: Sections 64.901, 64.904 and 64.905, Auditor’s Attestation and Certification. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 1 respondent, 1 response. Estimated Time per Response: 5–250 hours. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority is contained in sections 1, 4, 201–205, 215, and 218–220 of the Communications Act of 1934, as PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154, 201–205, 215, and 218–220. Frequency of Response: On-occasion, biennial, and annual reporting requirements. Total Annual Burden: 255 hours. Total Annual Cost: $1,200,000. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature of Extent of Confidentiality: This collection does not address information of a confidential nature. Needs and Uses: Section 64.904(a) states that each incumbent LEC required to file a cost allocation manual shall elect to either have an attest engagement performed by an independent auditor every two years, covering the prior two year period, or have a financial audit performed by an independent auditor biennially. In either case, the initial engagement shall be performed in the calendar year after the carrier is first required to file a cost allocation manual. See section 64.904(a)–(c). Instead of requiring mid-sized carriers to incur the expense of a biennial attestation engagement, they now file a certification with the Commission stating that they are in compliance with 47 CFR 64.901 of the Commission’s rules, which sets out the rules regarding allocation of costs. The certification must be signed, under oath, by an officer of the incumbent LEC, and filed with the Commission on an annual basis. Such certification of compliance represents a less costly means of enforcing compliance with our cost allocation rules. See 47 CFR 64.905 of the Commission’s rules. The requirements are imposed to ensure that the carriers are properly complying with Commission rules. They serve as an important aid in the Commission’s monitoring program. Section 64.905 requires mid-sized LECs to file a certification with the Commission stating that they are complying with section 64.901. The certification must be signed, under oath, by an officer of the mid-sized LEC, and filed with the Commission on an annual basis at the time that the mid-sized incumbent LEC files the annual reports required by section 43.21(e)(2). Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–08374 Filed 4–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 70 (Tuesday, April 12, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 21546]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08374]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0384]


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 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 June 13, 
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 Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email to 
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: 3060-0384.
    Title: Sections 64.901, 64.904 and 64.905, Auditor's Attestation 
and Certification.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 1 respondent, 1 response.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5-250 hours.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority is contained in sections 1, 4, 201-205, 215, and 
218-220 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 
154, 201-205, 215, and 218-220.
    Frequency of Response: On-occasion, biennial, and annual reporting 
requirements.
    Total Annual Burden: 255 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $1,200,000.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature of Extent of Confidentiality: This collection does not 
address information of a confidential nature.
    Needs and Uses: Section 64.904(a) states that each incumbent LEC 
required to file a cost allocation manual shall elect to either have an 
attest engagement performed by an independent auditor every two years, 
covering the prior two year period, or have a financial audit performed 
by an independent auditor biennially. In either case, the initial 
engagement shall be performed in the calendar year after the carrier is 
first required to file a cost allocation manual. See section 64.904(a)-
(c). Instead of requiring mid-sized carriers to incur the expense of a 
biennial attestation engagement, they now file a certification with the 
Commission stating that they are in compliance with 47 CFR 64.901 of 
the Commission's rules, which sets out the rules regarding allocation 
of costs. The certification must be signed, under oath, by an officer 
of the incumbent LEC, and filed with the Commission on an annual basis. 
Such certification of compliance represents a less costly means of 
enforcing compliance with our cost allocation rules. See 47 CFR 64.905 
of the Commission's rules. The requirements are imposed to ensure that 
the carriers are properly complying with Commission rules. They serve 
as an important aid in the Commission's monitoring program. Section 
64.905 requires mid-sized LECs to file a certification with the 
Commission stating that they are complying with section 64.901. The 
certification must be signed, under oath, by an officer of the mid-
sized LEC, and filed with the Commission on an annual basis at the time 
that the mid-sized incumbent LEC files the annual reports required by 
section 43.21(e)(2).

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-08374 Filed 4-11-16; 8:45 am]
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