Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 12093-12094 [2017-03881]

Download as PDF 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 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 12094 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 28, 2017 / Notices 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. For each M– UDCP model, the manufacturer or importer shall further submit documentation verifying compliance with M-Host UNI–DIR–PICS–IOI– 061101 to the testing laboratory representing cable television system operators serving a majority of the cable television subscribers in the United States. 47 CFR 76.1203 provides that a multichannel video programming distributor may restrict the attachment or use of navigation devices with its system in those circumstances where electronic or physical harm would be caused by the attachment or operation of such devices or such devices that assist or are intended or designed to assist in the unauthorized receipt of service. Such restrictions may be accomplished by publishing and providing to subscribers standards and descriptions of devices that may not be used with or attached to its system. Such standards shall foreclose the attachment or use only of such devices as raise reasonable and legitimate concerns of electronic or physical harm or theft of service. 47 CFR 76.1205(a) states that technical information concerning interface parameters which are needed to permit navigation devices to operate with multichannel video programming systems shall be provided by the system operator upon request. 47 CFR 76.1205(b)(1) states a multichannel video programming provider that is subject to the requirements of Section 76.1204(a)(1) must provide the means to allow subscribers to self-install the CableCARD in a CableCARD-reliant device purchased at retail and inform a subscriber of this option when the subscriber requests a CableCARD. This requirement shall be effective August 1, 2011, if the MVPD allows its subscribers to self-install any cable modems or operator-leased set-top boxes and November 1, 2011 if the MVPD does not allow its subscribers to self-install any cable modems or operator-leased set-top boxes. 47 CFR 76.1205(b)(1)(A) states that this requirement shall not apply to cases in which neither the manufacturer nor the vendor of the CableCARD-reliant device furnishes to purchasers appropriate instructions for selfinstallation of a CableCARD, and a manned toll-free telephone number to answer consumer questions regarding VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Feb 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 CableCARD installation but only for so long as such instructions are not furnished and the call center is not offered. The requirements contained in Section 76.1205 are intended to ensure that consumers are able to install CableCARDs in the devices they purchase because we have determined this is essential to a functioning retail market. 47 CFR 76.1205(b)(2) states effective August 1, 2011, provide multi-stream CableCARDs to subscribers, unless the subscriber requests a single-stream CableCARD. This requirement will ensure that consumers have access to CableCARDs that are compatible with their retail devices, and can request such devices from their cable operators. 47 CFR 76.1205(b)(5) requires to separately disclose to consumers in a conspicuous manner with written information provided to customers in accordance with Section 76.1602, with written or oral information at consumer request, and on Web sites or billing inserts. This requirement is intended to ensure that consumers understand that retail options are available and that cable operators are not subsidizing their own devices with service fees in violation of Section 629 of the Act. 47 CFR 76.1207 states that the Commission may waive a regulation related to Subpart P (‘‘Competitive Availability of Navigation Devices’’) for a limited time, upon an appropriate showing by a provider of multichannel video programming and other services offered over multichannel video programming systems, or an equipment provider that such a waiver is necessary to assist the development or introduction of a new or improved multichannel video programming or other service offered over multichannel video programming systems, technology, or products. Such waiver requests are to be made pursuant to 47 CFR 76.7. 47 CFR 76.1208 states that any interested party may file a petition to the Commission for a determination to provide for a sunset of the navigation devices regulations on the basis that (1) the market for multichannel video distributors is fully competitive; (2) the market for converter boxes, and interactive communications equipment, used in conjunction with that service is fully competitive; and (3) elimination of the regulations would promote competition and the public interest. 47 CFR 15.118(a) and 47 CFR 15.19(d) (label and information disclosure)—The U.S. Bureau of the Census reports that, at the end of 2002, there were 571 U.S. establishments that manufacture audio PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and visual equipment. These manufacturers already have in place mechanisms for labeling equipment and including consumer disclosures in the form of owners’ manuals and brochures in equipment packaging. The Commission estimate that manufacturers who voluntarily decide to label their equipment will need no more than 5 hours to develop a label or to develop wording for a consumer disclosure for owners’ manuals/ brochures to be included with the device. Once developed, we do not anticipate any ongoing burden associated with the revision/ modification of the label, if used, or the disclosure. Status Reports—Periodic reports are required from large cable multiple system operators detailing CableCARD deployment/support for navigation devices. (This requirement is specified in FCC 05–76, CS Docket No. 97–80). Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03881 Filed 2–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–XXXX] 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12093-12094]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03881]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0849]


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), 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 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.

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: 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 for-profit 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), 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 Sec.  15.38) unless the first model tested was not a 
television, in which event the first television shall be tested as 
provided in Sec.  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 Uni-Dir-PICS-I01-030903: 
``Uni-Directional Receiving Device: Conformance Checklist: PICS 
Proforma'' (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  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: ``Uni-Directional Receiving Device: Conformance 
Checklist: PICS Proforma'' (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  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 Sec.  15.38) unless the first model 
tested was not a television, in which event the first television shall 
be tested as provided in Sec.  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 Sec.  
15.38) and all other applicable rules

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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. For each 
M-UDCP model, the manufacturer or importer shall further submit 
documentation verifying compliance with M-Host UNI-DIR-PICS-IOI-061101 
to the testing laboratory representing cable television system 
operators serving a majority of the cable television subscribers in the 
United States.
    47 CFR 76.1203 provides that a multichannel video programming 
distributor may restrict the attachment or use of navigation devices 
with its system in those circumstances where electronic or physical 
harm would be caused by the attachment or operation of such devices or 
such devices that assist or are intended or designed to assist in the 
unauthorized receipt of service. Such restrictions may be accomplished 
by publishing and providing to subscribers standards and descriptions 
of devices that may not be used with or attached to its system. Such 
standards shall foreclose the attachment or use only of such devices as 
raise reasonable and legitimate concerns of electronic or physical harm 
or theft of service.
    47 CFR 76.1205(a) states that technical information concerning 
interface parameters which are needed to permit navigation devices to 
operate with multichannel video programming systems shall be provided 
by the system operator upon request.
    47 CFR 76.1205(b)(1) states a multichannel video programming 
provider that is subject to the requirements of Section 76.1204(a)(1) 
must provide the means to allow subscribers to self-install the 
CableCARD in a CableCARD-reliant device purchased at retail and inform 
a subscriber of this option when the subscriber requests a CableCARD. 
This requirement shall be effective August 1, 2011, if the MVPD allows 
its subscribers to self-install any cable modems or operator-leased 
set-top boxes and November 1, 2011 if the MVPD does not allow its 
subscribers to self-install any cable modems or operator-leased set-top 
boxes.
    47 CFR 76.1205(b)(1)(A) states that this requirement shall not 
apply to cases in which neither the manufacturer nor the vendor of the 
CableCARD-reliant device furnishes to purchasers appropriate 
instructions for self-installation of a CableCARD, and a manned toll-
free telephone number to answer consumer questions regarding CableCARD 
installation but only for so long as such instructions are not 
furnished and the call center is not offered.
    The requirements contained in Section 76.1205 are intended to 
ensure that consumers are able to install CableCARDs in the devices 
they purchase because we have determined this is essential to a 
functioning retail market.
    47 CFR 76.1205(b)(2) states effective August 1, 2011, provide 
multi-stream CableCARDs to subscribers, unless the subscriber requests 
a single-stream CableCARD. This requirement will ensure that consumers 
have access to CableCARDs that are compatible with their retail 
devices, and can request such devices from their cable operators.
    47 CFR 76.1205(b)(5) requires to separately disclose to consumers 
in a conspicuous manner with written information provided to customers 
in accordance with Section 76.1602, with written or oral information at 
consumer request, and on Web sites or billing inserts. This requirement 
is intended to ensure that consumers understand that retail options are 
available and that cable operators are not subsidizing their own 
devices with service fees in violation of Section 629 of the Act.
    47 CFR 76.1207 states that the Commission may waive a regulation 
related to Subpart P (``Competitive Availability of Navigation 
Devices'') for a limited time, upon an appropriate showing by a 
provider of multichannel video programming and other services offered 
over multichannel video programming systems, or an equipment provider 
that such a waiver is necessary to assist the development or 
introduction of a new or improved multichannel video programming or 
other service offered over multichannel video programming systems, 
technology, or products. Such waiver requests are to be made pursuant 
to 47 CFR 76.7.
    47 CFR 76.1208 states that any interested party may file a petition 
to the Commission for a determination to provide for a sunset of the 
navigation devices regulations on the basis that (1) the market for 
multichannel video distributors is fully competitive; (2) the market 
for converter boxes, and interactive communications equipment, used in 
conjunction with that service is fully competitive; and (3) elimination 
of the regulations would promote competition and the public interest.
    47 CFR 15.118(a) and 47 CFR 15.19(d) (label and information 
disclosure)--The U.S. Bureau of the Census reports that, at the end of 
2002, there were 571 U.S. establishments that manufacture audio and 
visual equipment. These manufacturers already have in place mechanisms 
for labeling equipment and including consumer disclosures in the form 
of owners' manuals and brochures in equipment packaging. The Commission 
estimate that manufacturers who voluntarily decide to label their 
equipment will need no more than 5 hours to develop a label or to 
develop wording for a consumer disclosure for owners' manuals/brochures 
to be included with the device. Once developed, we do not anticipate 
any ongoing burden associated with the revision/modification of the 
label, if used, or the disclosure.
    Status Reports--Periodic reports are required from large cable 
multiple system operators detailing CableCARD deployment/support for 
navigation devices. (This requirement is specified in FCC 05-76, CS 
Docket No. 97-80).

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-03881 Filed 2-27-17; 8:45 am]
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