Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 12096-12097 [2017-03883]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 12096 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 28, 2017 / Notices Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain and retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 151–155 and 301–609. Total Annual Burden: 1 hour. Annual Cost Burden: None. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Yes. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Needs and Uses: The recordkeeping requirement in Section 97.311 is necessary to document all spread spectrum (ss) transmissions by amateur radio operators. This requirement is necessary so that quick resolution of any harmful interference problems can be achieved and to ensure that the station is operating in accordance with the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. The information is used by FCC staff during inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with applicable rules, statutes, and treaties. In the absence of this recordkeeping requirement, field inspections and investigations related to the solution of cases of harmful interference would be severely hampered and needlessly prolonged due to the inability to quickly obtain vital information used to demodulate spread spectrum transmissions. OMB Control No.: 3060–0882. Title: Section 95.833, Construction requirements. Form No.: Not applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 5 respondents and 5 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: Every 10 year reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154 and 303. Total Annual Burden: 5 hours. Annual Cost Burden: $1,250. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need with confidentiality with this collection ofinformation. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: 218–219 MHz service system licensees are required to file a report after 10 years of license grant to demonstrate that they provide substantial service to its service areas. This information is examined by the Commission to assess whether or not licensees are in compliance with 218– VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Feb 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 219 MHz service system construction requirements which is covered under 47 CFR 95.833. Without this information, the Commission would not be able to carry out its statutory responsibilities. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03877 Filed 2–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0816] 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: 3060–0816. Title: Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Reporting (Report and Order, WC Docket No. 11–10, FCC 13– 87). Form Number: FCC Form 477. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, and State, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,331 respondents; 4,662 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 355 hours (average). Frequency of Response: Semi-annual reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 4(i), 201, 218–220, 251–252, 271, 303(r), 332, and 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended and section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, as amended, codified in section 1302 of the Broadband Data Improvement Act, 47 U.S.C. 1302. Total Annual Burden: 1,655,010 hours. Total Annual Cost: No Cost. E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 28, 2017 / Notices Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission will continue to allow respondents to certify on the submission interface that some subscribership data contained in that submission are privileged or confidential commercial or financial information and that disclosure of such information would likely cause substantial harm to the competitive position of the entity making the submission. If the Commission receives a request for, or proposes to disclose such information, the respondent would be required to show, pursuant to Commission rules for withholding from public inspection information submitted to the Commission, that the information in question is entitled to confidential treatment. We will retain our current policies and procedures regarding the protection of submitted FCC Form 477 data subject to confidential treatment, including the use of only non-company specific aggregates of subscribership data in our published reports. Most of the broadband deployment data collected on Form 477 is publicly available on the FCC’s Web site at https://www.fcc.gov/general/broadbanddeployment-data-fcc-form-477. However, mobile providers can request confidential treatment of their deployment data by spectrum band and some of the speed data associated with their mobile broadband deployment coverage areas. Need and Uses: FCC Form 477 provides an understanding of the extent of broadband deployment, that facilitates the Commission’s development of appropriate broadband policies, and enables the Commission to carry out its obligation under section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, as amended, to ‘‘determine whether advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion.’’ In addition, the information collected in Form 477 enhances the Commission’s analysis and understanding of the extent of voice telephone services competition, which in turn supports the Commission’s efforts to open all telecommunications markets to competition and to promote innovation and investment by all participants, including new entrants, as required by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Commission staff uses the information to advise the Commission about the efficacy of its rules and policies adopted to implement the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Feb 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 Telecommunications Act of 1996. The data are necessary to evaluate the status of local telecommunications competition and broadband deployment. The Commission uses the data to prepare reports that help inform consumers and policy makers at the federal and state level on the deployment and adoption of broadband services, as well as on developments related to competition in the voice telephone services market. The Commission also uses the data to support its analyses in a variety of rulemaking proceedings under the Communications Act, including those related to fulfilling its universal service mandate. The Commission releases to the public the broadband deployment and mobile voice deployment data that it began collecting in 2014 as a result of the Order. This information is used by consumers, federal and state government agencies, analysts, and others to determine broadband service availability by provider, technology, and speed. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03883 Filed 2–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION [Notice 2017–05] Filing Dates for the Georgia Special Election in the 6th Congressional District Federal Election Commission. Notice of filing dates for special election. AGENCY: ACTION: Georgia has scheduled a Special General Election on April 18, 2017, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 6th Congressional District vacated by Representative Tom Price. Under Georgia law, a majority winner in a special election is declared elected. Should no candidate achieve a majority vote, a Special Runoff Election will be held on June 20, 2017, between the top two vote-getters. Political committees participating in the Georgia special elections are required to file pre- and post-election reports. Filing deadlines for these reports are affected by whether one or two elections are held. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth S. Kurland, Information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12097 Division, 999 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20463; Telephone: (202) 694–1100; Toll Free (800) 424–9530. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Principal Campaign Committees All principal campaign committees of candidates who participate in the Georgia Special General and Special Runoff Elections shall file a 12-day PreGeneral Report on April 6, 2017; a 12day Pre-Runoff Report on June 8, 2017; and a Post-Runoff Report on July 21, 2017. (See charts below for the closing date for each report.) If only one election is held, all principal campaign committees of candidates in the Special General Election shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report on April 6, 2017; and a 30-day Post-General Report on May 18, 2017. (See charts below for the closing date for each report.) Note that these reports are in addition to the campaign committee’s regular quarterly filings. (See charts below for the closing date for each report). Unauthorized Committees (PACs and Party Committees) Political committees not filing monthly in 2017 are subject to special election reporting if they make previously undisclosed contributions or expenditures in connection with the Georgia Special General Election and/or Special Runoff Election by the close of books for the applicable report(s). (See charts below for the closing date for each report.) Committees filing monthly that make contributions or expenditures in connection with the Georgia Special General or Special Runoff Election will continue to file according to the monthly reporting schedule. Additional disclosure information in connection with the Georgia Special Election may be found on the FEC Web site at http://www.fec.gov/info/report_ dates.shtml. Disclosure of Lobbyist Bundling Activity Principal campaign committees, party committees and Leadership PACs that are otherwise required to file reports in connection with the special elections must simultaneously file FEC Form 3L if they receive two or more bundled contributions from lobbyists/registrants or lobbyist/registrant PACs that aggregate in excess of $17,900 during the special election reporting periods. (See charts below for closing date of each period.) 11 CFR 104.22(a)(5)(v), (b). E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12096-12097]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03883]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0816]


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: 3060-0816.
    Title: Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Reporting (Report 
and Order, WC Docket No. 11-10, FCC 13-87).
    Form Number: FCC Form 477.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, and State, local or tribal government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,331 respondents; 4,662 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 355 hours (average).
    Frequency of Response: Semi-annual reporting requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this 
information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 4(i), 201, 218-220, 
251-252, 271, 303(r), 332, and 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, 
as amended and section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, as 
amended, codified in section 1302 of the Broadband Data Improvement 
Act, 47 U.S.C. 1302.
    Total Annual Burden: 1,655,010 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No Cost.

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    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission will continue 
to allow respondents to certify on the submission interface that some 
subscribership data contained in that submission are privileged or 
confidential commercial or financial information and that disclosure of 
such information would likely cause substantial harm to the competitive 
position of the entity making the submission. If the Commission 
receives a request for, or proposes to disclose such information, the 
respondent would be required to show, pursuant to Commission rules for 
withholding from public inspection information submitted to the 
Commission, that the information in question is entitled to 
confidential treatment. We will retain our current policies and 
procedures regarding the protection of submitted FCC Form 477 data 
subject to confidential treatment, including the use of only non-
company specific aggregates of subscribership data in our published 
reports. Most of the broadband deployment data collected on Form 477 is 
publicly available on the FCC's Web site at https://www.fcc.gov/general/broadband-deployment-data-fcc-form-477. However, mobile 
providers can request confidential treatment of their deployment data 
by spectrum band and some of the speed data associated with their 
mobile broadband deployment coverage areas.
    Need and Uses: FCC Form 477 provides an understanding of the extent 
of broadband deployment, that facilitates the Commission's development 
of appropriate broadband policies, and enables the Commission to carry 
out its obligation under section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 
1996, as amended, to ``determine whether advanced telecommunications 
capability is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and 
timely fashion.'' In addition, the information collected in Form 477 
enhances the Commission's analysis and understanding of the extent of 
voice telephone services competition, which in turn supports the 
Commission's efforts to open all telecommunications markets to 
competition and to promote innovation and investment by all 
participants, including new entrants, as required by the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996.
    The Commission staff uses the information to advise the Commission 
about the efficacy of its rules and policies adopted to implement the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996. The data are necessary to evaluate the 
status of local telecommunications competition and broadband 
deployment. The Commission uses the data to prepare reports that help 
inform consumers and policy makers at the federal and state level on 
the deployment and adoption of broadband services, as well as on 
developments related to competition in the voice telephone services 
market. The Commission also uses the data to support its analyses in a 
variety of rulemaking proceedings under the Communications Act, 
including those related to fulfilling its universal service mandate.
    The Commission releases to the public the broadband deployment and 
mobile voice deployment data that it began collecting in 2014 as a 
result of the Order. This information is used by consumers, federal and 
state government agencies, analysts, and others to determine broadband 
service availability by provider, technology, and speed.


Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-03883 Filed 2-27-17; 8:45 am]
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