Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority, 55834-55835 [2017-25410]

Download as PDF 55834 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices submitted by paper filing, but a redacted version must be filed electronically at the same time the paper filing is submitted. An exception to the electronic filing requirement will be made in cases in which the filing party claims hardship. The basis for the hardship claim must be substantiated in the ex parte filing; (9) To facilitate stricter enforcement of the ex parte rules, the Enforcement Bureau is authorized to levy forfeitures for ex parte rule violations; (10) Copies of electronically filed ex parte notices must also be sent electronically to all staff and Commissioners present at the ex parte meeting so as to enable them to review the notices for accuracy and completeness. Filers may be asked to submit corrections or further information as necessary for compliance with the rules; and (11) Parties making permissible ex parte presentations in restricted proceedings must conform and clarify rule changes when filing an ex parte notice with the Commission. The information is used by parties to permit-but-disclose proceedings, including interested members of the public, to respond to the arguments made and data offered in the presentations. The responses may then be used by the Commission in its decision-making. The availability of the ex parte materials ensures that the Commission’s decisional processes are fair, impartial, and comport with the concept of due process in that all interested parties can know of and respond to the arguments made to the decision-making officials. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–25414 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–1208] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 January 23, 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. OMB Control Number: 3060–1208. Title: Acceleration of Broadband Deployment by Improving Wireless Facilities Siting Policies. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit entities, not-for-profit institutions and State, local or Tribal governments. Number of Respondents: 1,350 respondents; 3,597 responses. Estimated Time per Response: .5 hours to 1 hour. Frequency of Response: Third-party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in Sections 1, 2, 4(i), 7, 201, 301, 303, and 309 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Sections 6003, 6213, and 6409(a) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Public Law 112–96, 126 Stat. 156, 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 154(i), 157, 201, 301, 303, 309, 1403, 1433, and 1455(a). Total Annual Burden: 3,535 hours. Total Annual Cost: None. Privacy Impact Assessment: This information collection may affect individuals or households. However, the information collection consists of third-party disclosures in which the Commission has no direct involvement. Personally identifiable information (PII) is not being collected by, made available to, or made accessible by the Commission. There are no additional impacts under the Privacy Act. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: No known confidentiality between third parties. Needs and Uses: This information collection will be submitted for extension to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) after the 60-day comment period to obtain the full threeyear clearance. The Commission has not changed the collection, which includes disclosure requirements pertaining to Subpart CC of Part 1 of the Commission’s rules. This Subpart was adopted to implement and enforce Section 6409(a) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. Section 6409(a) provides, in part, that ‘‘a State or local government may not deny, and shall approve, any eligible facilities request for a modification of an existing wireless tower or base station that does not substantially change the physical dimensions of such tower or base station.’’ 47 U.S.C. 1455(a)(1). In E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices Subpart CC, the Commission adopted definitions of ambiguous terms, procedural requirements, and remedies to provide guidance to all stakeholders on the proper interpretation of the provision and to enforce its requirements, reducing delays in the review process for wireless infrastructure modifications and facilitating the rapid deployment of wireless infrastructure. The following are the information collection requirements in connection with Subpart CC of Part 1 of the Commission’s rules: • 47 CFR 1.40001(c)(3)(i)—To toll the 60-day review timeframe on grounds that an application is incomplete, the reviewing State or local government must provide written notice to the applicant within 30 days of receipt of the application, clearly and specifically delineating all missing documents or information. Such delineated information is limited to documents or information meeting the standard under paragraph (c)(1) of Section 1.140001. • 47 CFR 1.140001(c)(3)(iii)— Following a supplemental submission from the applicant, the State or local government will have 10 days to notify the applicant in writing if the supplemental submission did not provide the information identified in the State or local government’s original notice delineating missing information. The timeframe for review is tolled in the case of second or subsequent notices of incompleteness pursuant to the procedures identified in paragraph (c)(3). Second or subsequent notices of incompleteness may not specify missing documents or information that were not delineated in the original notice of incompleteness. • 47 CFR 1.140001(c)(4)—If a request is deemed granted because of a failure to timely approve or deny the request, the deemed grant does not become effective until the applicant notifies the applicable reviewing authority in writing after the review period has expired (accounting for any tolling) that the application has been deemed granted. These collections are necessary to effectuate the rule changes that implement and enforce the requirements of Section 6409(a). Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–25410 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0084] Information Collection Approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval, via a non-substantive change request, of changes to information collection requirements associated with FCC Form 323–E (Ownership Report for Noncommercial Broadcast Stations), which the Commission adopted in the Order on Reconsideration, FCC 17–42, published at 82 FR 21718, May 10, 2017. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number, and no person is required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments concerning the accuracy of the burden estimates and any suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Williams, Cathy.Williams@ fcc.gov, (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents are as follows: OMB Control Number: 3060–0084. OMB Approval Date: May 31, 2017. OMB Expiration Date: November 30, 2019. Title: Ownership Report for Noncommercial Educational Broadcast Stations, FCC Form 323–E; Section 73.3615, Ownership Reports. Form Number: FCC Form 323–E. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,636 respondents; 2,636 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1 to 1.5 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; biennial reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for these collections are contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 152(a), 154(i), 257, 303(r), 307, 308, 309, and 310. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55835 Total Annual Burden: 3,867 hours. Total Annual Cost: $2,319,900. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: FCC Form 323–E collects two types of information from respondents: PII in the form of names, addresses, job titles and demographic information; and FCC Registration Numbers (FRNs). The FCC/MB–1 SORN, which was approved on November 28, 2016 (81 FR 72047), covers the collection, purpose(s), storage, safeguards, and disposal of the PII that individual respondents may submit on Form 323– E, as required under the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). The Commission is drafting a privacy statement to inform applicants (respondents) of the Commission’s need to obtain the information and the protections that the Commission has in place to protect the PII. FRNs are assigned to applicants who complete FCC Form 160 (OMB Control No. 3060–0917). Form 160 currently requires applicants for FRNs to provide their Taxpayer Information Number (TIN) and/or Social Security Number (SSN). The FCC’s electronic Commission Registration System (CORES) then provides each registrant with a CORES FRN, which identifies the registrant in his/her subsequent dealings with the FCC. This is done to protect the individual’s privacy. Form 160 requires applicants for Restricted Use FRNs to provide an alternative set of identifying information that does not include the individual’s full SSN: His/her full name, residential address, date of birth, and only the last four digits of his/her SSN. Restricted Use FRNs may be used in lieu of CORES FRNs only on broadcast ownership reports and only for individuals (not entities) reported as attributable interest holders. The Commission maintains a SORN, FCC/ OMD–25, Financial Operations Information System (FOIS), to cover the collection, purpose(s), storage, safeguards, and disposal of the PII that individual respondents may submit on Form 160. Form 160 includes a privacy statement to inform applicants (respondents) of the Commission’s need to obtain the information and the protections that the FCC has in place to protect the PII. Privacy Act: The Commission is drafting a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the personally identifiable information (PII) that is covered by the system of records notice (SORN), FCC/ MB–1, Ownership Reports for Commercial and Noncommercial Broadcast Stations. Upon completion of the PIA, it will be posted on the FCC’s Web site, as required by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-1208]


Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority

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 January 23, 
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 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: 3060-1208.
    Title: Acceleration of Broadband Deployment by Improving Wireless 
Facilities Siting Policies.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Individuals or households, business or other for-
profit entities, not-for-profit institutions and State, local or Tribal 
governments.
    Number of Respondents: 1,350 respondents; 3,597 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: .5 hours to 1 hour.
    Frequency of Response: Third-party disclosure requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 
Sections 1, 2, 4(i), 7, 201, 301, 303, and 309 of the Communications 
Act of 1934, as amended, and Sections 6003, 6213, and 6409(a) of the 
Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Public Law 112-
96, 126 Stat. 156, 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 154(i), 157, 201, 301, 303, 309, 
1403, 1433, and 1455(a).
    Total Annual Burden: 3,535 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: None.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: This information collection may affect 
individuals or households. However, the information collection consists 
of third-party disclosures in which the Commission has no direct 
involvement. Personally identifiable information (PII) is not being 
collected by, made available to, or made accessible by the Commission. 
There are no additional impacts under the Privacy Act.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: No known confidentiality 
between third parties.
    Needs and Uses: This information collection will be submitted for 
extension to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) after the 60-day 
comment period to obtain the full three-year clearance. The Commission 
has not changed the collection, which includes disclosure requirements 
pertaining to Subpart CC of Part 1 of the Commission's rules. This 
Subpart was adopted to implement and enforce Section 6409(a) of the 
Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. Section 6409(a) 
provides, in part, that ``a State or local government may not deny, and 
shall approve, any eligible facilities request for a modification of an 
existing wireless tower or base station that does not substantially 
change the physical dimensions of such tower or base station.'' 47 
U.S.C. 1455(a)(1). In

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Subpart CC, the Commission adopted definitions of ambiguous terms, 
procedural requirements, and remedies to provide guidance to all 
stakeholders on the proper interpretation of the provision and to 
enforce its requirements, reducing delays in the review process for 
wireless infrastructure modifications and facilitating the rapid 
deployment of wireless infrastructure.
    The following are the information collection requirements in 
connection with Subpart CC of Part 1 of the Commission's rules:
     47 CFR 1.40001(c)(3)(i)--To toll the 60-day review 
timeframe on grounds that an application is incomplete, the reviewing 
State or local government must provide written notice to the applicant 
within 30 days of receipt of the application, clearly and specifically 
delineating all missing documents or information. Such delineated 
information is limited to documents or information meeting the standard 
under paragraph (c)(1) of Section 1.140001.
     47 CFR 1.140001(c)(3)(iii)--Following a supplemental 
submission from the applicant, the State or local government will have 
10 days to notify the applicant in writing if the supplemental 
submission did not provide the information identified in the State or 
local government's original notice delineating missing information. The 
timeframe for review is tolled in the case of second or subsequent 
notices of incompleteness pursuant to the procedures identified in 
paragraph (c)(3). Second or subsequent notices of incompleteness may 
not specify missing documents or information that were not delineated 
in the original notice of incompleteness.
     47 CFR 1.140001(c)(4)--If a request is deemed granted 
because of a failure to timely approve or deny the request, the deemed 
grant does not become effective until the applicant notifies the 
applicable reviewing authority in writing after the review period has 
expired (accounting for any tolling) that the application has been 
deemed granted.
    These collections are necessary to effectuate the rule changes that 
implement and enforce the requirements of Section 6409(a).

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-25410 Filed 11-22-17; 8:45 am]
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