Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 36768-36769 [2017-16563]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 36768 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 150 / Monday, August 7, 2017 / Notices copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed. 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 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. OMB Control Number: 3060–0906. Title: Annual DTV Ancillary/ Supplemental Services Report for DTV Stations, FCC Form 317; 47 CFR 73.624(g). Form Number: FCC Form 317. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents and Responses: 9,391 respondents, 18,782 responses. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement, annual reporting requirement. Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain benefits—Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in Sections 154(i), 303, 336 and 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Estimated Time per Response: 2–4 hours. Total Annual Burden: 56,346 hours. Total Annual Cost: $1,408,650. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality required with this collection of information. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: Each licensee/ permittee of a digital television (DTV) station must file on an annual basis FCC Form 317. Specifically, required filers include the following (but we generally VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Aug 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 refer to all such entities herein as a ‘‘DTV licensee/permittee’’): A licensee of a digital commercial or noncommercial educational (NCE) full power television (TV) station, low power television (LPTV) station, TV translator or Class A TV station. A permittee operating pursuant to digital special temporary authority (STA) of a commercial or NCE full power TV station, LPTV station, TV translator or Class A TV station. Each DTV licensee/permittee must report whether they provided ancillary or supplementary services at any time during the reporting cycle. Each DTV licensee/permittee is required to retain the records supporting the calculation of the fees due for three years from the date of remittance of fees. Each NCE licensee/permittee must also retain for eight years documentation sufficient to show that its entire bitstream was used ‘‘primarily’’ for NCE broadcast services on a weekly basis. OMB Control Number: 30600–xxxx. Title: FCC Form 2100, Application for Media Bureau Video Service Authorization, Schedule 387 (Transition Progress Report). Form Number: FCC Form 2100, Schedule 387 (Transition Progress Report Form). Type of Review: New collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,000 respondents; 3,333 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours (1 hour to complete the form, 1 hour to respond to technical questions). Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Total Annual Burden: 6,666 hours. Total Annual Costs: $260,241. Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in Public Law 112–96, 6402 (codified at 47 U.S.C. 309(j)(8)(G)), 6403 (codified at 47 U.S.C. 1452), 126 Stat. 156 (2012) (Spectrum Act). 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: By Public Notice released January 10, 2017, The Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau Release Transition Progress Report Form and Filing Requirements for Stations Eligible for Reimbursement from the TV Broadcast Relocation Fund and Seek Comment on the Filing of the Report by Non-Reimbursable Stations, MB Docket No. 16–306, Public Notice, 32 FCC Rcd PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 256 (IATF/Med. Bur. 2017). The Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau described the information that must be provided in the adopted FCC Form 2100, Schedule 387 (Transition Progress Report Form) to be filed by Reimbursable Stations and when and how the Transition Progress Reports must be filed. We also proposed to require broadcast television stations that are not eligible to receive reimbursement of associated expenses from the Reimbursement Fund (NonReimbursable Stations), but must transition to new channels as part of the Commission’s channel reassignment plan, to file progress reports in the same manner and on the same schedule as Reimbursable Stations, and sought comment on that proposal. By Public Notice released May 18, 2017. The Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau Adopt Filing Requirements for the Transition Progress Report Form by Stations That Are Not Eligible for Reimbursement from the TV Broadcast Relocation Fund, MB Docket No. 16–306, Public Notice, DA 17–484 (rel. May 18, 2017) (referred to collectively with Public Notice cited above as Transition Progress Report Public Notices). We concluded that Non-Reimbursable Stations will be required to file Transition Progress Reports following the filing procedures adopted for Reimbursable Stations. The Commission is seeking from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for FCC Form 2100, Schedule 387 (Transition Progress Report). Federal Communications Commission. Katura Jackson, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–16562 Filed 8–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0761] 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 150 / Monday, August 7, 2017 / Notices 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 October 6, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Aug 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. OMB Control Number: 3060–0761. Title: Section 79.1, Closed Captioning of Video Programming, CG Docket No. 05–231. Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; Individuals or households; and Not-for-profit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 59,995 respondents; 512,831 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.25 (15 minutes) to 60 hours. Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirements; Third party disclosure requirement; Recordkeeping requirement. Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this obligation is found at section 713 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 613, and implemented at 47 CFR 79.1. Total Annual Burden: 702,562 hours. Annual Cost Burden: $35,638,596. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is an issue to the extent that individuals and households provide personally identifiable information, which is covered under the FCC’s system of records notice (SORN), FCC/CGB–1, ‘‘Informal Complaints, Inquiries, and Requests for Dispute Assistance.’’ As required by the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Commission also published a SORN, FCC/CGB–1 ‘‘Informal Complaints, Inquiries, and Requests for Dispute Assistance’’ in the Federal Register on August 15, 2014, published at 79 FR 48152, which became effective on September 24, 2014. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Yes. Needs and Uses: The Commission seeks to extend existing information collection requirements in its closed captioning rules (47 CFR 79.1), which require that, with some exceptions, all new video programming, and 75 percent of ’’pre-rule’’ programming, be closed captioned. The existing collections include petitions by video programming providers, producers, and owners for exemptions from the closed captioning rules, responses by commenters, and replies; complaints by viewers alleging violations of the closed captioning rules, responses by video programming distributors (VPDs) and video programmers, recordkeeping in support of complaint responses, and compliance ladder obligations in the event of a pattern or trend of violations; records of monitoring and maintenance activities; caption quality best practices PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36769 procedures; making video programming distributor contact information available to viewers in phone directories, on the Commission’s Web site and the Web sites of video programming distributors (if they have them), and in billing statements (to the extent video programming distributors issue them); and video programmers filing contact information and compliance certifications with the Commission. On February 19, 2016, the Commission adopted the Closed Captioning Quality Second Report and Order, published at 81 FR 57473, August 23, 2016, amending its rules to allocate the responsibilities of VPDs and video programmers with respect to the provision and quality of closed captioning. The Commission took the following actions, among others: (a) Required video programmers to file certifications with the Commission that (1) the video programmer (i) is in compliance with the rules requiring the inclusion of closed captions, and (ii) either is in compliance with the captioning quality standards or has adopted and is following related Best Practices; or (2) is exempt from the captioning obligation and specifies the exemption claimed. (b) Revised the procedures for receiving, serving, and addressing television closed captioning complaints in accordance with a burden-shifting compliance model. (c) Established a compliance ladder for the Commission’s television closed captioning quality requirements. (d) Required VPDs to use the Commission’s web form when providing contact information to the VPD registry. (e) Required video programmers to register their contact information with the Commission for the receipt and handling of written closed captioning complaints. Federal Communications Commission. Katura Jackson, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–16563 Filed 8–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: 60-Day Public Comment Request Federal Maritime Commission. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0761]


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

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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 October 6, 
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: 3060-0761.
    Title: Section 79.1, Closed Captioning of Video Programming, CG 
Docket No. 05-231.
    Form No.: N/A.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; Individuals or 
households; and Not-for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 59,995 respondents; 512,831 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.25 (15 minutes) to 60 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirements; Third party 
disclosure requirement; Recordkeeping requirement.
    Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this obligation is found at section 713 of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 613, and implemented 
at 47 CFR 79.1.
    Total Annual Burden: 702,562 hours.
    Annual Cost Burden: $35,638,596.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is an issue 
to the extent that individuals and households provide personally 
identifiable information, which is covered under the FCC's system of 
records notice (SORN), FCC/CGB-1, ``Informal Complaints, Inquiries, and 
Requests for Dispute Assistance.'' As required by the Privacy Act, 5 
U.S.C. 552a, the Commission also published a SORN, FCC/CGB-1 ``Informal 
Complaints, Inquiries, and Requests for Dispute Assistance'' in the 
Federal Register on August 15, 2014, published at 79 FR 48152, which 
became effective on September 24, 2014.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Yes.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission seeks to extend existing information 
collection requirements in its closed captioning rules (47 CFR 79.1), 
which require that, with some exceptions, all new video programming, 
and 75 percent of ''pre-rule'' programming, be closed captioned. The 
existing collections include petitions by video programming providers, 
producers, and owners for exemptions from the closed captioning rules, 
responses by commenters, and replies; complaints by viewers alleging 
violations of the closed captioning rules, responses by video 
programming distributors (VPDs) and video programmers, recordkeeping in 
support of complaint responses, and compliance ladder obligations in 
the event of a pattern or trend of violations; records of monitoring 
and maintenance activities; caption quality best practices procedures; 
making video programming distributor contact information available to 
viewers in phone directories, on the Commission's Web site and the Web 
sites of video programming distributors (if they have them), and in 
billing statements (to the extent video programming distributors issue 
them); and video programmers filing contact information and compliance 
certifications with the Commission.
    On February 19, 2016, the Commission adopted the Closed Captioning 
Quality Second Report and Order, published at 81 FR 57473, August 23, 
2016, amending its rules to allocate the responsibilities of VPDs and 
video programmers with respect to the provision and quality of closed 
captioning. The Commission took the following actions, among others:
    (a) Required video programmers to file certifications with the 
Commission that (1) the video programmer (i) is in compliance with the 
rules requiring the inclusion of closed captions, and (ii) either is in 
compliance with the captioning quality standards or has adopted and is 
following related Best Practices; or (2) is exempt from the captioning 
obligation and specifies the exemption claimed.
    (b) Revised the procedures for receiving, serving, and addressing 
television closed captioning complaints in accordance with a burden-
shifting compliance model.
    (c) Established a compliance ladder for the Commission's television 
closed captioning quality requirements.
    (d) Required VPDs to use the Commission's web form when providing 
contact information to the VPD registry.
    (e) Required video programmers to register their contact 
information with the Commission for the receipt and handling of written 
closed captioning complaints.

Federal Communications Commission.
Katura Jackson,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-16563 Filed 8-4-17; 8:45 am]
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