Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 12092-12093 [2017-03879]

Download as PDF 12092 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 28, 2017 / Notices information to the public about the shows broadcasters’ air to satisfy their obligation to provide educational and informational programming under the CTA. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03880 Filed 2–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0819] 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 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 May 1, 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 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Feb 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email 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: 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. OMB Control Number: 3060–0819. Title: Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization, Telecommunications Carriers Eligible for Universal Service Support, Connect America Fund. Form Numbers: FCC Form 555, FCC Form 481, FCC Form 497. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Individuals or households and business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 20,535,330 respondents; 23,328,463 responses. Estimated Time per Response: .0167 hours–250 hours. Frequency of Response: Annual, biennial, monthly, daily and on occasion reporting requirements and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in Sections 1, 4(i), 5, 201, 205, 214, 219, 220, 254, 303(r), and 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and section 706 of the Communications Act of 1996, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 155, PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 201, 205, 214, 219, 220, 254, 303(r), 403, and 1302. Total Annual Burden: 12,148,151 hours. Total Annual Cost: $937,500. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Yes. The Commission completed a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for some of the information collection requirements contained in this collection. The PIA was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 73535 on December 6, 2013. The PIA may be reviewed at: http:// www.fcc.gov/omd/privacyact/Privacy_ Impact_Assessment.html. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Some of the requirements contained in this information collection affect individuals or households, and thus, there are impacts under the Privacy Act. The FCC’s system of records notice (SORN) associated with this collection is FCC/WCB–1, ‘‘Lifeline Program.’’ The Commission will use the information contained in FCC/WCB–1 to cover the personally identifiable information (PII) that is required as part of the Lifeline Program (‘‘Lifeline’’). As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Commission published FCC/WCB–1 ‘‘Lifeline Program’’ in the Federal Register on December 6, 2013 (78 FR 73535). Also, respondents may request materials or information submitted to the Commission or to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC or Administrator) be withheld from public inspection under 47 CFR 0.459 of the FCC’s rules. We note that USAC must preserve the confidentiality of all data obtained from respondents; must not use the data except for purposes of administering the universal service programs; and must not disclose data in company-specific form unless directed to do so by the Commission. Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information collection after this comment period to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of proposed revisions to this information collection. On April 27, 2016, the Commission released an order reforming its lowincome universal service support mechanisms. Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization; Telecommunications Carriers Eligible for Universal Service Support; Connect America Fund, WC Docket Nos. 11–42, 09–197, 10–90, Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Order on Reconsideration, and Further Report and Order, (Lifeline Third Reform Order). In the Lifeline Third Reform Order, the Commission adopted the National Verifier to make eligibility E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 28, 2017 / Notices determinations and perform other functions necessary to enroll subscribers into the Lifeline program. This revised information collection addresses changes associated with transition to the National Verifier. In addition, the Commission seeks to update the number of respondents for certain requirements contained in this information collection, thus increasing the total burden hours for some requirements and decreasing the total burden hours for other requirements. Finally, the Commission seeks to revise the FCC Form 555 to reflect the transition to the National Verifier. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03879 Filed 2–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0849] 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), 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 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Feb 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 May 1, 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 contacts below as soon as possible. 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: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the PRA of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the FCC 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. OMB Control Number: 3060–0849. Title: Commercial Availability of Navigation Devices. Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 962 respondents; 65,252 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.00278 hours–40 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; Third party disclosure requirement; On occasion reporting requirement; Annual reporting requirement; Semi-annual reporting requirement. Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority is contained in Sections 4(i), ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12093 303(r) and 629 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 15,921 hours. Total Annual Cost: $2,990. 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: The information collection requirements contained in the collection are as follows: 47 CFR 15.123(c)(3) states subsequent to the testing of its initial unidirectional digital cable product model, a manufacturer or importer is not required to have other models of unidirectional digital cable products tested at a qualified test facility for compliance with the procedures of Uni-Dir-PICS– I01–030903: ‘‘Uni-Directional Receiving Device: Conformance Checklist: PICS Proforma’’ (incorporated by reference, see § 15.38) unless the first model tested was not a television, in which event the first television shall be tested as provided in § 15.123(c)(1). The manufacturer or importer shall ensure that all subsequent models of unidirectional digital cable products comply with the procedures in the UniDir-PICS–I01–030903: ‘‘Uni-Directional Receiving Device: Conformance Checklist: PICS Proforma’’ (incorporated by reference, see § 15.38) and all other applicable rules and standards. The manufacturer or importer shall maintain records indicating such compliance in accordance with the verification procedure requirements in part 2, subpart J of this chapter. The manufacturer or importer shall further submit documentation verifying compliance with the procedures in the Uni-Dir-PICS–I01–030903: ‘‘UniDirectional Receiving Device: Conformance Checklist: PICS Proforma’’ (incorporated by reference, see § 15.38) to the testing laboratory representing cable television system operators serving a majority of the cable television subscribers in the United States. 47 CFR 15.123(c)(5)(iii) states subsequent to the successful testing of its initial M–UDCP, a manufacturer or importer is not required to have other M–UDCP models tested at a qualified test facility for compliance with M-Host UNI–DIR–PICS–IOI–061101 (incorporated by reference, see § 15.38) unless the first model tested was not a television, in which event the first television shall be tested as provided in § 15.123(c)(5)(i). The manufacturer or importer shall ensure that all subsequent models of M–UDCPs comply with M-Host UNI–DIR–PICS–IOI– 061101 (incorporated by reference, see § 15.38) and all other applicable rules E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12092-12093]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03879]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0819]


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 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 May 1, 
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 Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email 
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: 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.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0819.
    Title: Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization, 
Telecommunications Carriers Eligible for Universal Service Support, 
Connect America Fund.
    Form Numbers: FCC Form 555, FCC Form 481, FCC Form 497.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Individuals or households and business or other for-
profit.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 20,535,330 respondents; 
23,328,463 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: .0167 hours-250 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Annual, biennial, monthly, daily and on 
occasion reporting requirements and third party disclosure requirement.
    Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 
Sections 1, 4(i), 5, 201, 205, 214, 219, 220, 254, 303(r), and 403 of 
the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and section 706 of the 
Communications Act of 1996, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 155, 
201, 205, 214, 219, 220, 254, 303(r), 403, and 1302.
    Total Annual Burden: 12,148,151 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $937,500.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Yes. The Commission completed a 
Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for some of the information collection 
requirements contained in this collection. The PIA was published in the 
Federal Register at 78 FR 73535 on December 6, 2013. The PIA may be 
reviewed at: http://www.fcc.gov/omd/privacyact/Privacy_Impact_Assessment.html.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Some of the requirements 
contained in this information collection affect individuals or 
households, and thus, there are impacts under the Privacy Act. The 
FCC's system of records notice (SORN) associated with this collection 
is FCC/WCB-1, ``Lifeline Program.''
    The Commission will use the information contained in FCC/WCB-1 to 
cover the personally identifiable information (PII) that is required as 
part of the Lifeline Program (``Lifeline''). As required by the Privacy 
Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Commission published FCC/
WCB-1 ``Lifeline Program'' in the Federal Register on December 6, 2013 
(78 FR 73535).
    Also, respondents may request materials or information submitted to 
the Commission or to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC 
or Administrator) be withheld from public inspection under 47 CFR 0.459 
of the FCC's rules. We note that USAC must preserve the confidentiality 
of all data obtained from respondents; must not use the data except for 
purposes of administering the universal service programs; and must not 
disclose data in company-specific form unless directed to do so by the 
Commission.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information 
collection after this comment period to obtain approval from the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) of proposed revisions to this 
information collection.
    On April 27, 2016, the Commission released an order reforming its 
low-income universal service support mechanisms. Lifeline and Link Up 
Reform and Modernization; Telecommunications Carriers Eligible for 
Universal Service Support; Connect America Fund, WC Docket Nos. 11-42, 
09-197, 10-90, Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Order on 
Reconsideration, and Further Report and Order, (Lifeline Third Reform 
Order). In the Lifeline Third Reform Order, the Commission adopted the 
National Verifier to make eligibility

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determinations and perform other functions necessary to enroll 
subscribers into the Lifeline program. This revised information 
collection addresses changes associated with transition to the National 
Verifier. In addition, the Commission seeks to update the number of 
respondents for certain requirements contained in this information 
collection, thus increasing the total burden hours for some 
requirements and decreasing the total burden hours for other 
requirements. Finally, the Commission seeks to revise the FCC Form 555 
to reflect the transition to the National Verifier.


Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-03879 Filed 2-27-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6712-01-P