Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 96452-96453 [2016-31711]

Download as PDF 96452 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 251 / Friday, December 30, 2016 / Notices As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 February 28, 2017. 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: 3060–0157. Title: Section 73.99, Presunrise Service Authorization (PSRA) and Postsunset Service Authorization (PSSA). Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 200 respondents; 200 responses. Frequency of Response: Annual and on occasion reporting requirements. Estimated Time per Response: 0.25 hours. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:18 Dec 29, 2016 Jkt 241001 Total Annual Burden: 50 hours. Total Annual Costs: $15,000. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in Section 154(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s). Needs and Uses: The information collection requirements contained in 47 CFR 73.99(e) requires the licensee of an AM broadcast station intending to operate with a presunrise or postsunset service authorization to submit by letter to the Commission the licensee’s name, call letters, location, the intended service, and a description of the method whereby any necessary power reduction will be achieved. Upon submission of this information, operation may begin without further authority. The FCC staff uses the letter to maintain complete technical information about the station to ensure that the licensee is in full compliance with the Commission’s rules and will not cause interference to other stations. OMB Control Number: 3060–0288. Title: 47 CFR 78.33, Special Temporary Authority (Cable Television Relay Stations). Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business and other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 35 respondents and 35 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection of information is contained Section 154(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 140 hours. Total Annual Costs: $5,250. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impacts. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirements contained in 47 CFR 78.33 permits cable television relay station (CARS) operators to file informal requests for special temporary authority (STA) to install and operate equipment in a manner different than the way normally authorized in the station PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 license. The special temporary authority also may be used by cable operators to conduct field surveys to determine necessary data in connection with a formal application for installation of a radio system, or to conduct equipment, program, service, and path tests. Federal Communications Commission. Katura Howard, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–31710 Filed 12–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0863] Information Collection 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, 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 February 28, 2017. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 251 / Friday, December 30, 2016 / Notices 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 additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0863. Title: Satellite Delivery of Network Signals to Unserved Households for Purposes of the Satellite Home Viewer Act. Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 848 respondents; 250,000 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.50 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement, On occasion reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection action is contained in the Satellite Home Viewer Act, 17 U.S.C. 119. The Satellite Home Viewer Act is an amendment of the Copyright Act; and Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010, Title V of the ‘‘American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010,’’ Public Law 111– 175, 124 Stat. 1218 (2010) (STELA), see footnote 3. Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 125,000 hours. Total Annual Costs: None. Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirements contained in 47 CFR 73.686 describes a method for measuring signal strength at a household so that the satellite and broadcast industries would have a uniform method for making an actual determination of the signal strength that a household received. The information gathered as part of the Grade B contour signal strength tests will be used to indicate whether a household is ‘‘unserved’’ by over-the-air network signals. Satellite and broadcast industries making field strength measurements for formal submission to the Commission in srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:18 Dec 29, 2016 Jkt 241001 rulemaking proceedings, or making such measurements upon the request of the Commission, shall follow the procedure for making and reporting such measurements which shall be included in a report to the Commission and submitted in affidavit form, in triplicate. The report shall contain the following information: (a) Tables of field strength measurements, which for each measuring location; (b) U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps; (c) All information necessary to determine the pertinent characteristics of the transmitting installation; (d) A list of calibrated equipment used in the field strength survey; (e) A detailed description of the calibration of the measuring equipment, and (f) Terrain profiles in each direction in which measurements were made. The information collection requirements contained in 47 CFR 73.686 also requires satellite and broadcast companies to maintain a written record describing, for each location, factors which may affect the recorded field (i.e., the approximate time or measurement, weather, topography, overhead wiring, heights and types of vegetation, buildings and other structures, the orientation of the measuring location, objects of such shape and size that cause shadows or reflections, signals received that arrived from a direction other than that of the transmitter, survey, list of the measured value field strength, time and date of the measurements and signature of the person making the measurements). The information collection requirements contained in 47 CFR 73.686(e) describes the procedures for measuring the field strength of digital television signals. These procedures will be used to determine whether a household is eligible to receive a distant digital network signal from a satellite television provider, largely rely on existing, proven methods the Commission has already established for measuring analog television signal strength at any individual location, as set forth in Section 73.686(d) of the existing rules, but include modifications as necessary to accommodate the inherent differences between analog and digital TV signals. The new digital signal measurement procedures include provisions for the location of the measurement antenna, antenna height, signal measurement method, antenna orientation and polarization, and data recording. Therefore, satellite and broadcast industries making field strength measurements shall maintain written records and include the following PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 96453 information: (a) A list of calibrated equipment used in the field strength survey, which for each instrument specifies the manufacturer, type, serial number and rated accuracy, and the date of the most recent calibration by the manufacturer or by a laboratory. Include complete details of any instrument not of standard manufacture; (b) A detailed description of the calibration of the measuring equipment, including field strength meters, measuring antenna, and connecting cable; (c) For each spot at the measuring site, all factors which may affect the recorded field, such as topography, height and types of vegetation, buildings, obstacles, weather, and other local features; (d) A description of where the cluster measurements were made; (e) Time and date of the measurements and signature of the person making the measurements; (f) For each channel being measured, a list of the measured value of field strength (in units of dBm after adjustment for line loss and antenna factor) of the five readings made during the cluster measurement process, with the median value highlighted. Federal Communications Commission. Katura Howard, Federal Register Liaison Officer. Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–31711 Filed 12–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–XXXX] Information Collection 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, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0863]


Information Collection 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, 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 February 
28, 2017. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but 
find it difficult to do so within the period of

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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: 3060-0863.
    Title: Satellite Delivery of Network Signals to Unserved Households 
for Purposes of the Satellite Home Viewer Act.
    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: 848 respondents; 250,000 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.50 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement, On occasion 
reporting requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection action is contained 
in the Satellite Home Viewer Act, 17 U.S.C. 119. The Satellite Home 
Viewer Act is an amendment of the Copyright Act; and Satellite 
Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010, Title V of the 
``American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010,'' Public 
Law 111-175, 124 Stat. 1218 (2010) (STELA), see footnote 3.
    Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 125,000 hours.
    Total Annual Costs: None.
    Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality with this collection of information.
    Needs and Uses: The information collection requirements contained 
in 47 CFR 73.686 describes a method for measuring signal strength at a 
household so that the satellite and broadcast industries would have a 
uniform method for making an actual determination of the signal 
strength that a household received. The information gathered as part of 
the Grade B contour signal strength tests will be used to indicate 
whether a household is ``unserved'' by over-the-air network signals.
    Satellite and broadcast industries making field strength 
measurements for formal submission to the Commission in rulemaking 
proceedings, or making such measurements upon the request of the 
Commission, shall follow the procedure for making and reporting such 
measurements which shall be included in a report to the Commission and 
submitted in affidavit form, in triplicate. The report shall contain 
the following information:
    (a) Tables of field strength measurements, which for each measuring 
location; (b) U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps; (c) All 
information necessary to determine the pertinent characteristics of the 
transmitting installation; (d) A list of calibrated equipment used in 
the field strength survey; (e) A detailed description of the 
calibration of the measuring equipment, and (f) Terrain profiles in 
each direction in which measurements were made.
    The information collection requirements contained in 47 CFR 73.686 
also requires satellite and broadcast companies to maintain a written 
record describing, for each location, factors which may affect the 
recorded field (i.e., the approximate time or measurement, weather, 
topography, overhead wiring, heights and types of vegetation, buildings 
and other structures, the orientation of the measuring location, 
objects of such shape and size that cause shadows or reflections, 
signals received that arrived from a direction other than that of the 
transmitter, survey, list of the measured value field strength, time 
and date of the measurements and signature of the person making the 
measurements).
    The information collection requirements contained in 47 CFR 
73.686(e) describes the procedures for measuring the field strength of 
digital television signals. These procedures will be used to determine 
whether a household is eligible to receive a distant digital network 
signal from a satellite television provider, largely rely on existing, 
proven methods the Commission has already established for measuring 
analog television signal strength at any individual location, as set 
forth in Section 73.686(d) of the existing rules, but include 
modifications as necessary to accommodate the inherent differences 
between analog and digital TV signals. The new digital signal 
measurement procedures include provisions for the location of the 
measurement antenna, antenna height, signal measurement method, antenna 
orientation and polarization, and data recording.
    Therefore, satellite and broadcast industries making field strength 
measurements shall maintain written records and include the following 
information: (a) A list of calibrated equipment used in the field 
strength survey, which for each instrument specifies the manufacturer, 
type, serial number and rated accuracy, and the date of the most recent 
calibration by the manufacturer or by a laboratory. Include complete 
details of any instrument not of standard manufacture; (b) A detailed 
description of the calibration of the measuring equipment, including 
field strength meters, measuring antenna, and connecting cable; (c) For 
each spot at the measuring site, all factors which may affect the 
recorded field, such as topography, height and types of vegetation, 
buildings, obstacles, weather, and other local features; (d) A 
description of where the cluster measurements were made; (e) Time and 
date of the measurements and signature of the person making the 
measurements; (f) For each channel being measured, a list of the 
measured value of field strength (in units of dB[mu] after adjustment 
for line loss and antenna factor) of the five readings made during the 
cluster measurement process, with the median value highlighted.

Federal Communications Commission.
Katura Howard,
Federal Register Liaison Officer. Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-31711 Filed 12-29-16; 8:45 am]
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