Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 66659-66661 [2016-23381]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / Notices information on how to properly identify DURC and appropriate methods for ensuring research that is determined to be DURC is conducted and communicated responsibly. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Private sector and the federal-owned/ contractor-operated labs. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (per EPA Order 1000.19: Policy and Procedures for Managing Dual Use Research of Concern). Estimated number of respondents: 24 (total). Frequency of response: Only once and/or as necessary. Total estimated burden: 72 hours (per year over three years). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $4,320 (per year over three years), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is no increase or decrease of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the emergency ICR currently approved by OMB. This burden is expected to stay the same due to the same number of estimated respondents and research projects. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2016–23385 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0667 and 3060–1104] Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission 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 DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Sep 27, 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 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 November 28, 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 PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0667. Title: Section 76.630, Compatibility with Consumer Electronics Equipment; Section 76.1621, Equipment Compatibility Offer; Section 76.1622, Consumer Education of Equipment Compatibility. Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 8,250 respondents; 66,501 responses. Estimated Time per Response: .017 hours–3 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping and third party disclosure requirements; On occasion reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in Section 4(i) and Section 632 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 17,353 hours. Total Annual Cost: $1,355. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66659 Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 76.630(a) states a cable system operator shall not scramble or otherwise encrypt signals carried on the basic service tier. This requirement is subject to certain exemptions explained below. Requests for waivers of this prohibition, which are allowed under 47 CFR 76.630(a)(2), must demonstrate either a substantial problem with theft of basic tier service or a strong need to scramble basic signals for other reasons. As part of this showing, cable operators are required to notify subscribers by mail of waiver requests. The notice to subscribers must be mailed no later than thirty calendar days from the date the request waiver was filed with the Commission, and cable operators must inform the Commission in writing, as soon as possible, of that notification date. The notification to subscribers must state: On (date of waiver request was filed with the Commission), (cable operator’s name) filed with the Federal Communications Commission a request for waiver of the rule prohibiting scrambling of channels on the basic tier of service. The request for waiver states (a brief summary of the waiver request). A copy of the request for waiver is on file for public inspection at (the address of the cable operator’s local place of business). Individuals who wish to comment on this request for waiver should mail comments to the Federal Communications Commission by no later than 30 days from (the date the notification was mailed to subscribers). Those comments should be addressed to the: Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, Washington, DC 20554, and should include the name of the cable operator to whom the comments are applicable. Individuals should also send a copy of their comments to (the cable operator at its local place of business). Cable operators may file comments in reply no later than 7 days from the date subscriber comments must be filed. 47 CFR 76.1621 states a cable system operators that use scrambling, encryption or similar technologies in conjunction with cable system terminal devices, as defined in § 15.3(e) of this chapter, that may affect subscribers’ reception of signals shall offer to supply each subscriber with special equipment that will enable the simultaneous reception of multiple signals. The equipment offered shall include a single terminal device with dual descramblers/ decoders and/or timers and bypass switches. Other equipment, such as two independent set-top terminal devices may be offered at the same time that the single terminal device with dual tuners/ E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 66660 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES descramblers is offered. For purposes of this rule, two set-top devices linked by a control system that provides functionality equivalent to that of a single device with dual descramblers is considered to be the same as a terminal device with dual descramblers/ decoders. (a) The offer of special equipment shall be made to new subscribers at the time they subscribe and to all subscribers at least once each year (i.e., in subscriber billings or pre-printed information on the bill). (b) Such special equipment shall, at a minimum, have the capability: (1) To allow simultaneous reception of any two scrambled or encrypted signals and to provide for tuning to alternative channels on a preprogrammed schedule; and (2) To allow direct reception of all other signals that do not need to be processed through descrambling or decryption circuitry (this capability can generally be provided through a separate by-pass switch or through internal by-pass circuitry in a cable system terminal device). (c) Cable system operators shall determine the specific equipment needed by individual subscribers on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with the subscriber. Cable system operators are required to make a good faith effort to provide subscribers with the amount and types of special equipment needed to resolve their individual compatibility problems. (d) Cable operators shall provide such equipment at the request of individual subscribers and may charge for purchase or lease of the equipment and its installation in accordance with the provisions of the rate regulation rules for customer premises equipment used to receive the basic service tier, as set forth in § 76.923. Notwithstanding the required annual offering, cable operators shall respond to subscriber requests for special equipment for reception of multiple signals that are made at any time. Information Collection Requirements In October 2012, the Commission loosened its prohibition on encryption of the basic service tier. This rule change allows all-digital cable operators to encrypt, subject to certain consumer protection measures. 77 FR 67290 (Nov. 9, 2012); 47 CFR 76.630(a)(1). Encryption of all-digital cable service will allow cable operators to activate and/or deactivate cable service remotely, thus relieving many consumers of the need to wait at home to receive a cable technician when they sign up for or cancel cable service, or VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Sep 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 expand service to an existing cable connection in their home. In addition, encryption will reduce service theft by ensuring that only paying subscribers have decryption equipment. Encryption could reduce cable rates and reduce the theft that often degrades the quality of cable service received by paying subscribers. Encryption also will reduce the number of service calls necessary for manual installations and disconnections, which may have beneficial effects on vehicle traffic and the environment. Because this rule change allows cable operators to encrypt the basic service tier without filing a request for waiver, we expect that the number of requests for waiver will decrease significantly. 47 CFR 76.1622 states that Cable system operators shall provide a consumer education program on compatibility matters to their subscribers in writing, as follows: (a) The consumer information program shall be provided to subscribers at the time they first subscribe and at least once a year thereafter. Cable operators may choose the time and means by which they comply with the annual consumer information requirement. This requirement may be satisfied by a oncea-year mailing to all subscribers. The information may be included in one of the cable system’s regular subscriber billings. (b) The consumer information program shall include the following information: (1) Cable system operators shall inform their subscribers that some models of TV receivers and videocassette recorders may not be able to receive all of the channels offered by the cable system when connected directly to the cable system. In conjunction with this information, cable system operators shall briefly explain, the types of channel compatibility problems that could occur if subscribers connected their equipment directly to the cable system and offer suggestions for resolving those problems. Such suggestions could include, for example, the use of a cable system terminal device such as a set-top channel converter. Cable system operators shall also indicate that channel compatibility problems associated with reception of programming that is not scrambled or encrypted programming could be resolved through use of simple converter devices without descrambling or decryption capabilities that can be obtained from either the cable system or a third party retail vendor. (2) In cases where service is received through a cable system terminal device, PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 cable system operators shall indicate that subscribers may not be able to use special features and functions of their TV receivers and videocassette recorders, including features that allow the subscriber to: View a program on one channel while simultaneously recording a program on another channel; record two or more consecutive programs that appear on different channels; and, use advanced picture generation and display features such as ‘‘Picture-in-Picture,’’ channel review and other functions that necessitate channel selection by the consumer device. (3) In cases where cable system operators offer remote control capability with cable system terminal devices and other customer premises equipment that is provided to subscribers, they shall advise their subscribers that remote control units that are compatible with that equipment may be obtained from other sources, such as retail outlets. Cable system operators shall also provide a representative list of the models of remote control units currently available from retailers that are compatible with the customer premises equipment they employ. Cable system operators are required to make a good faith effort in compiling this list and will not be liable for inadvertent omissions. This list shall be current as of no more than six months before the date the consumer education program is distributed to subscribers. Cable operators are also required to encourage subscribers to contact the cable operator to inquire about whether a particular remote control unit the subscriber might be considering for purchase would be compatible with the subscriber’s customer premises equipment. OMB Control Number: 3060–1104. Title: Section 73.682(d), DTV Transmission and Program System and Information Protocol (‘‘PSIP’’) Standards. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; not for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,812 respondents and 1,812 respondents. Estimated Hours per Response: 0.50 hours. Frequency of Response: Third party disclosure requirement; weekly reporting requirement. Total Annual Burden: 47,112 hours. Total Annual Cost: None. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in Sections 309 and 337 of the E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / Notices Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is not required with this collection of information. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: Section 73.682(d) of the Commission’s rules incorporates by reference the Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (‘‘ATSC’’) Program System and Information Protocol (‘‘PSIP’’) standard ‘‘A/65C.’’ PSIP data is transmitted along with a TV broadcast station’s digital signal and provides viewers (via their DTV receivers) with information about the station and what is being broadcast, such as program information. The Commission has recognized the utility that the ATSC PSIP standard offers for both broadcasters and consumers (or viewers) of digital television (‘‘DTV’’). ATSC PSIP standard A/65C requires broadcasters to provide detailed programming information when transmitting their broadcast signal. This standard enhances consumers’ viewing experience by providing detailed information about digital channels and programs, such as how to find a program’s closed captions, multiple streams and V-chip information. This standard requires broadcasters to populate the Event Information Tables (‘‘EITs’’) (or program guide) with accurate information about each event (or program) and to update the EIT if more accurate information becomes available. The previous ATSC PSIP standard A/65–B did not require broadcasters to provide such detailed programming information but only general information. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of Secretary. Agreement No.: 012200–004. Title: G6/Zim Transpacific Vessel Sharing Agreement. Parties: American President Lines, Ltd. and APL Co. Pte Ltd. (Operating as one Party); Hapag-Lloyd AG and HapagLloyd USA LLC (Operating as one Party); Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.; Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.; Nippon Yusen Kaisha; Orient Overseas Container Line Limited.; and Zim Integrated Shipping Services Limited. Filing Party: David F. Smith, Esq.; Cozen O’Connor; 1200 Nineteenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20036. Synopsis: The amendment would expand the geographic scope to include service between certain foreign ports and the U.S. East Coast. It also adds authority for the parties to share vessels and space on strings operated in the Trade by the G6 Lines pursuant to the G6 Alliance Agreement (FMC Agreement No. 012194). The parties have requested Expedited Review. Agreement No.: 012428–001. Title: CMA CGM/ELJSA Asia—USEC Service Space Charter Agreement. Parties: CMA CGM S.A. and ELJSA Line Joint Service Agreement. Filing Party: Paul M. Keane, Esq.; Cichanowicz, Callan, Keane & DeMay, LLP; 50 Main Street, Suite 1045, White Plains, NY, 10606. Synopsis: The amendment would add Taiwan and Panama to the geographic scope of the Agreement. By Order of the Federal Maritime Commission. Dated: September 23, 2016. Karen V. Gregory, Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2016–23401 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2016–23381 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P Centers for Disease Control and Prevention FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION [30Day–16–16TZ] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Agreements Filed The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreements under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to the Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within twelve days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. A copy of the agreements is available through the Commission’s Web site (www.fmc.gov) or by contacting the Office of Agreements at (202) 523–5793 or tradeanalysis@fmc.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:31 Sep 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66661 concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs. To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639–7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project Formative Research to Develop HIV Social Marketing Campaigns for Healthcare Providers—New—National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description According to recent estimates, approximately 1.2 million people are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States, and for the past several years, approximately 50,000 people have been diagnosed annually. It is well-established that certain populations are disproportionately affected by HIV, including men who have sex with men (MSM), African Americans, Hispanics/ Latinos, and transgender communities. In part, to address these health disparities, CDC first published guidelines for HIV testing in health care settings in 2003. CDC updated this guidance to reflect changes in the evidence base in 2006. As the prevention landscape has evolved, so too has CDC’s guidance for health care E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Notices]
[Pages 66659-66661]
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0667 and 3060-1104]


Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission

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 November 
28, 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 
PRA@fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0667.
    Title: Section 76.630, Compatibility with Consumer Electronics 
Equipment; Section 76.1621, Equipment Compatibility Offer; Section 
76.1622, Consumer Education of Equipment Compatibility.
    Form Number: Not applicable.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 8,250 respondents; 66,501 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: .017 hours-3 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping and third party disclosure 
requirements; On occasion reporting requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this collection is contained in Section 4(i) 
and Section 632 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 17,353 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $1,355.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality with this collection of information.
    Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 76.630(a) states a cable system operator 
shall not scramble or otherwise encrypt signals carried on the basic 
service tier. This requirement is subject to certain exemptions 
explained below. Requests for waivers of this prohibition, which are 
allowed under 47 CFR 76.630(a)(2), must demonstrate either a 
substantial problem with theft of basic tier service or a strong need 
to scramble basic signals for other reasons. As part of this showing, 
cable operators are required to notify subscribers by mail of waiver 
requests. The notice to subscribers must be mailed no later than thirty 
calendar days from the date the request waiver was filed with the 
Commission, and cable operators must inform the Commission in writing, 
as soon as possible, of that notification date. The notification to 
subscribers must state:
    On (date of waiver request was filed with the Commission), (cable 
operator's name) filed with the Federal Communications Commission a 
request for waiver of the rule prohibiting scrambling of channels on 
the basic tier of service. The request for waiver states (a brief 
summary of the waiver request). A copy of the request for waiver is on 
file for public inspection at (the address of the cable operator's 
local place of business).
    Individuals who wish to comment on this request for waiver should 
mail comments to the Federal Communications Commission by no later than 
30 days from (the date the notification was mailed to subscribers). 
Those comments should be addressed to the: Federal Communications 
Commission, Media Bureau, Washington, DC 20554, and should include the 
name of the cable operator to whom the comments are applicable. 
Individuals should also send a copy of their comments to (the cable 
operator at its local place of business). Cable operators may file 
comments in reply no later than 7 days from the date subscriber 
comments must be filed.
    47 CFR 76.1621 states a cable system operators that use scrambling, 
encryption or similar technologies in conjunction with cable system 
terminal devices, as defined in Sec.  15.3(e) of this chapter, that may 
affect subscribers' reception of signals shall offer to supply each 
subscriber with special equipment that will enable the simultaneous 
reception of multiple signals. The equipment offered shall include a 
single terminal device with dual descramblers/decoders and/or timers 
and bypass switches. Other equipment, such as two independent set-top 
terminal devices may be offered at the same time that the single 
terminal device with dual tuners/

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descramblers is offered. For purposes of this rule, two set-top devices 
linked by a control system that provides functionality equivalent to 
that of a single device with dual descramblers is considered to be the 
same as a terminal device with dual descramblers/decoders.
    (a) The offer of special equipment shall be made to new subscribers 
at the time they subscribe and to all subscribers at least once each 
year (i.e., in subscriber billings or pre-printed information on the 
bill).
    (b) Such special equipment shall, at a minimum, have the 
capability:
    (1) To allow simultaneous reception of any two scrambled or 
encrypted signals and to provide for tuning to alternative channels on 
a pre-programmed schedule; and
    (2) To allow direct reception of all other signals that do not need 
to be processed through descrambling or decryption circuitry (this 
capability can generally be provided through a separate by-pass switch 
or through internal by-pass circuitry in a cable system terminal 
device).
    (c) Cable system operators shall determine the specific equipment 
needed by individual subscribers on a case-by-case basis, in 
consultation with the subscriber. Cable system operators are required 
to make a good faith effort to provide subscribers with the amount and 
types of special equipment needed to resolve their individual 
compatibility problems.
    (d) Cable operators shall provide such equipment at the request of 
individual subscribers and may charge for purchase or lease of the 
equipment and its installation in accordance with the provisions of the 
rate regulation rules for customer premises equipment used to receive 
the basic service tier, as set forth in Sec.  76.923. Notwithstanding 
the required annual offering, cable operators shall respond to 
subscriber requests for special equipment for reception of multiple 
signals that are made at any time.

Information Collection Requirements

    In October 2012, the Commission loosened its prohibition on 
encryption of the basic service tier. This rule change allows all-
digital cable operators to encrypt, subject to certain consumer 
protection measures. 77 FR 67290 (Nov. 9, 2012); 47 CFR 76.630(a)(1). 
Encryption of all-digital cable service will allow cable operators to 
activate and/or deactivate cable service remotely, thus relieving many 
consumers of the need to wait at home to receive a cable technician 
when they sign up for or cancel cable service, or expand service to an 
existing cable connection in their home.
    In addition, encryption will reduce service theft by ensuring that 
only paying subscribers have decryption equipment. Encryption could 
reduce cable rates and reduce the theft that often degrades the quality 
of cable service received by paying subscribers. Encryption also will 
reduce the number of service calls necessary for manual installations 
and disconnections, which may have beneficial effects on vehicle 
traffic and the environment.
    Because this rule change allows cable operators to encrypt the 
basic service tier without filing a request for waiver, we expect that 
the number of requests for waiver will decrease significantly.
    47 CFR 76.1622 states that Cable system operators shall provide a 
consumer education program on compatibility matters to their 
subscribers in writing, as follows:
    (a) The consumer information program shall be provided to 
subscribers at the time they first subscribe and at least once a year 
thereafter. Cable operators may choose the time and means by which they 
comply with the annual consumer information requirement. This 
requirement may be satisfied by a once-a-year mailing to all 
subscribers. The information may be included in one of the cable 
system's regular subscriber billings.
    (b) The consumer information program shall include the following 
information:
    (1) Cable system operators shall inform their subscribers that some 
models of TV receivers and videocassette recorders may not be able to 
receive all of the channels offered by the cable system when connected 
directly to the cable system. In conjunction with this information, 
cable system operators shall briefly explain, the types of channel 
compatibility problems that could occur if subscribers connected their 
equipment directly to the cable system and offer suggestions for 
resolving those problems. Such suggestions could include, for example, 
the use of a cable system terminal device such as a set-top channel 
converter. Cable system operators shall also indicate that channel 
compatibility problems associated with reception of programming that is 
not scrambled or encrypted programming could be resolved through use of 
simple converter devices without descrambling or decryption 
capabilities that can be obtained from either the cable system or a 
third party retail vendor.
    (2) In cases where service is received through a cable system 
terminal device, cable system operators shall indicate that subscribers 
may not be able to use special features and functions of their TV 
receivers and videocassette recorders, including features that allow 
the subscriber to: View a program on one channel while simultaneously 
recording a program on another channel; record two or more consecutive 
programs that appear on different channels; and, use advanced picture 
generation and display features such as ``Picture-in-Picture,'' channel 
review and other functions that necessitate channel selection by the 
consumer device.
    (3) In cases where cable system operators offer remote control 
capability with cable system terminal devices and other customer 
premises equipment that is provided to subscribers, they shall advise 
their subscribers that remote control units that are compatible with 
that equipment may be obtained from other sources, such as retail 
outlets. Cable system operators shall also provide a representative 
list of the models of remote control units currently available from 
retailers that are compatible with the customer premises equipment they 
employ. Cable system operators are required to make a good faith effort 
in compiling this list and will not be liable for inadvertent 
omissions. This list shall be current as of no more than six months 
before the date the consumer education program is distributed to 
subscribers. Cable operators are also required to encourage subscribers 
to contact the cable operator to inquire about whether a particular 
remote control unit the subscriber might be considering for purchase 
would be compatible with the subscriber's customer premises equipment.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-1104.
    Title: Section 73.682(d), DTV Transmission and Program System and 
Information Protocol (``PSIP'') Standards.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; not for-profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,812 respondents and 1,812 
respondents.
    Estimated Hours per Response: 0.50 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Third party disclosure requirement; weekly 
reporting requirement.
    Total Annual Burden: 47,112 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: None.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this collection is contained in Sections 309 
and 337 of the

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Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is not 
required with this collection of information.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: Section 73.682(d) of the Commission's rules 
incorporates by reference the Advanced Television Systems Committee, 
Inc. (``ATSC'') Program System and Information Protocol (``PSIP'') 
standard ``A/65C.'' PSIP data is transmitted along with a TV broadcast 
station's digital signal and provides viewers (via their DTV receivers) 
with information about the station and what is being broadcast, such as 
program information. The Commission has recognized the utility that the 
ATSC PSIP standard offers for both broadcasters and consumers (or 
viewers) of digital television (``DTV'').
    ATSC PSIP standard A/65C requires broadcasters to provide detailed 
programming information when transmitting their broadcast signal. This 
standard enhances consumers' viewing experience by providing detailed 
information about digital channels and programs, such as how to find a 
program's closed captions, multiple streams and V-chip information. 
This standard requires broadcasters to populate the Event Information 
Tables (``EITs'') (or program guide) with accurate information about 
each event (or program) and to update the EIT if more accurate 
information becomes available. The previous ATSC PSIP standard A/65-B 
did not require broadcasters to provide such detailed programming 
information but only general information.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-23381 Filed 9-27-16; 8:45 am]
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