Temporary Lift of Filing Freeze on Full Power and Class A Minor Modification Applications That Expand a Station's Contour, 55362-55363 [2017-25170]

Download as PDF 55362 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 21, 2017 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OEI–2017–0380; FRL—9971–06– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (EPA ICR No. 2434.75, OMB Control No. 2010–0042) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2017. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (82 FR 33908) on July 21, 2017 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 21, 2017. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OEI–2017–0380, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Courtney Kerwin, Office of Environmental Information, Regulatory asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Nov 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 Support Division, (2821T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566– 1669; email address: kerwin.courtney@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: The proposed information collection activity provides a means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Agency’s commitment to improving service delivery. Qualitative feedback includes information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions. • The collections are voluntary. • The collections are low-burden for respondents and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government. • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future. • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained. • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency. • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions. • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Respondents/affected entities: Individuals and Households; Businesses and Organizations; State, Local or Tribal Government. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 120,000 (total). Frequency of response: Once per request. Total estimated burden: 30,000 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $0 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is increase of 10,000 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase in hours is due to the increase in the use of surveys by the Agency. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2017–25162 Filed 11–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [DA 17–1086] Temporary Lift of Filing Freeze on Full Power and Class A Minor Modification Applications That Expand a Station’s Contour Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This document announces that the Media Bureau is temporarily lifting the freeze on filing minor modification applications that expand SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 21, 2017 / Notices the contour of full power and Class A stations, from Tuesday, November 28 through Thursday, December 7, 2017. DATES: FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0790, 3060–0813] November 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joyce Bernstein, Joyce.Bernstein@ fcc.gov, or Kevin Harding, Kevin.Harding@fcc.gov, Video Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 5, 2013, in light of the then forthcoming broadcast incentive auction, the Media Bureau issued its April 2013 Freeze Public Notice announcing that it would not accept for filing minor modification applications for changes to existing television service areas that would increase a full power television station’s noise-limited contour or a Class A station’s protected contour beyond the area resulting from the station’s authorized facilities as of that date, and would not process pending applications at variance with these limitations. Auction 1000, which was conducted pursuant to Title VI of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, was completed on April 13, 2017, and stations that were assigned new channels in connection with the auction have had an opportunity to file for alternate channels and/or expanded facilities. The Media Bureau is temporarily lifting the limitations imposed by the April 2013 Freeze Public Notice for full power and Class A stations that were not assigned a new channel, beginning on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The freeze will be reimposed at 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The Media Bureau will also process minor modification applications at variance with the freeze limitations that have been pending since April 5, 2013. Applications submitted during this time period will be processed on a first come/first served basis. Applications proposing to change a station’s channel will not be accepted for filing. Federal Communications Commission. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Barbara Kreisman, Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau. [FR Doc. 2017–25170 Filed 11–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Nov 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority 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 January 22, 2018. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55363 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: 3060–0790. Title: Section 68.110 (c), Availability of Inside Wiring Information. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 200 respondents; 1,200 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Providers of wireline telecommunications services that willfully or repeatedly fail to comply with this rule are subject to forfeitures under 47 CFR 1.80. Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154, 201– 205, 218, 220 and 405 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 1,200 hours. Total Annual Cost: $5,000. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting that respondents submit any confidential trade secrets or proprietary information to the FCC. Needs and Uses: Section 68.110(c) requires that any available technical information concerning carrier-installed wiring on the customer’s side of the demarcation point, including copies of existing schematic diagrams and service records, shall be provided by the telephone company upon request of the building owner or agent thereof. The E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2017-25170]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[DA 17-1086]


Temporary Lift of Filing Freeze on Full Power and Class A Minor 
Modification Applications That Expand a Station's Contour

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This document announces that the Media Bureau is temporarily 
lifting the freeze on filing minor modification applications that 
expand

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the contour of full power and Class A stations, from Tuesday, November 
28 through Thursday, December 7, 2017.

DATES: November 21, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joyce Bernstein, 
Joyce.Bernstein@fcc.gov, or Kevin Harding, Kevin.Harding@fcc.gov, Video 
Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    On April 5, 2013, in light of the then forthcoming broadcast 
incentive auction, the Media Bureau issued its April 2013 Freeze Public 
Notice announcing that it would not accept for filing minor 
modification applications for changes to existing television service 
areas that would increase a full power television station's noise-
limited contour or a Class A station's protected contour beyond the 
area resulting from the station's authorized facilities as of that 
date, and would not process pending applications at variance with these 
limitations. Auction 1000, which was conducted pursuant to Title VI of 
the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, was completed 
on April 13, 2017, and stations that were assigned new channels in 
connection with the auction have had an opportunity to file for 
alternate channels and/or expanded facilities.
    The Media Bureau is temporarily lifting the limitations imposed by 
the April 2013 Freeze Public Notice for full power and Class A stations 
that were not assigned a new channel, beginning on Tuesday, November 
28, 2017. The freeze will be reimposed at 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, 
December 7, 2017. The Media Bureau will also process minor modification 
applications at variance with the freeze limitations that have been 
pending since April 5, 2013.
    Applications submitted during this time period will be processed on 
a first come/first served basis. Applications proposing to change a 
station's channel will not be accepted for filing.

Federal Communications Commission.

Barbara Kreisman,
Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2017-25170 Filed 11-20-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6712-01-P