Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget, 55832-55834 [2017-25414]

Download as PDF 55832 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices Project, Comment Period Ends: 01/08/ 2018, Contact: Doug McPherson (951) 695–5310. EIS No. 20170233, Draft Supplement, AFRH, DC, Armed Forces Retirement Home Master Plan Update, Comment Period Ends: 01/15/2018, Contact: Justin Seffens (202) 541–7548. Amended Notices EIS No. 20170154, Draft, USACE, IL, The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study—Brandon Road, Contact: Andrew Leichty (309) 794– 5399. Revision to the FR Notice Published 09/15/2017; Extending Comment Period from 11/16/2017 to 12/08/2017. Dated: November 20, 2017. Kelly Knight, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2017–25430 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–XXXX, OMB 3060–0430] Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget 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 Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 December 26, 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 listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via email Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov; and to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov. Include in the comments the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies of the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418–2991. To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the Web page <http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain>, (2) look for the section of the Web page called ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box below the ‘‘Currently Under Review’’ heading, (4) select ‘‘Federal Communications Commission’’ from the list of agencies presented in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (5) click the ‘‘Submit’’ button to the right of the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (6) when the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A 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 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 No.: 3060–XXXX. Title: Sections 15.37(k), 74.851(k), and 74.851(l), Consumer Disclosure and Labeling. Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: New collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, and Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,100 respondents; 127,500 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.25 hours. Frequency of Response: Third party disclosure requirement (disclosure and labeling requirement). Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 154(j), 301, 302a, 303(f), 303(g), and 303(r). Total Annual Burden: 31,875 hours. Total Annual Cost: $1,625,000. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: No information is requested that would require assurance of confidentiality. Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a new collection after this 60day comment period to obtain the full three-year clearance from them. On August 11, 2015, the Commission released the Wireless Microphones Report and Order in Promoting Spectrum Access for Wireless Microphone Operations, Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions GN Docket No. 14–166 and GN Docket No. 12–268. In this Report and Order, the Commission established certain consumer disclosure and labeling requirements in Sections 15.37(k), 74.851(k), and 74.851(l) relating to wireless microphones and wireless video assist devices; these requirements apply to persons who manufacture, sell, lease, or offer for sale or lease, wireless microphone or video assist devices—either (a) wireless microphones or other low power auxiliary stations (‘‘wireless microphones’’) or video assist devices, authorized pursuant to Part 74, Subpart H of the Commission’s rules, or (b) unlicensed wireless microphones authorized pursuant to § 15.236—to the extent that these devices have been E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices designed to operate on frequencies that are licensed to 600 MHz service band licensees that obtain licenses in the broadcast television incentive auction. The Commission directed that the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, following the close of the incentive auction, provide specific language to be used in consumer disclosure. The incentive auction closed on April 13, 2017. On July 24, 2017, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and the Office of Engineering and Technology of the Federal Communications Commission released an Order, Promoting Spectrum Access for Wireless Microphone Operations, Amendment of Part 15 of the Commission’s Rules for Unlicensed Operations in the Television Bands, Repurposed 600 MHz Band, 600 MHz Guard Bands and Duplex Gap, and Channel 37, and, Amendment of Part 74 of the Commission’s Rules for Low Power Auxiliary Stations in the Repurposed 600 MHz Band and 600 MHz Duplex Gap, Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions, Order, GN Docket No. 14–166, ET Docket No. 14–165, and GN Docket No. 12–268. In this Order, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and the Office of Engineering and Technology provided the specific language that must be used in the consumer disclosure required by the Commission in its 2015 Wireless Microphones Report and Order, as set forth in Sections 15.37(k) and 74.851(l) of the Commission’s rules. As the Order explains, the consumer disclosure requirement is applicable to persons who manufacture, sell, lease, or offer for sale or lease, wireless microphone or video assist devices to the extent that these devices are capable of operating on the specific frequencies associated with the 600 MHz service band (617–652 MHz/663–698 MHz). This disclosure also informs consumers that, consistent with the Commission’s decision in the 2015 Wireless Microphones Report and Order, wireless microphone users must cease any wireless microphone operations in the 600 MHz service band no later than July 13, 2020, and that in many instances they may be required to cease use of these devices earlier if their use has the potential to cause harmful interference to 600 MHz service licensees’ wireless operations in the band. OMB Control Number: 3060–0430. Title: Section 1.1206, Permit-butDisclose Proceedings. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; and State, local, or tribal governments. Number of Respondent and Responses: 11,500 respondents; 34,500 responses. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain benefits. Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in sections 4(i) and (j), 303(r), and 409 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and (j), 303(r), and 409. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes (0.75 hours). Total Annual Burden: 25,875 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Consistent with the Commission’s rules on confidential treatment of submissions, under 47 CFR 0.459, a presenter may request confidential treatment of ex parte presentations. In addition, the Commission will permit parties to remove metadata containing confidential or privileged information, and the Commission will also not require parties to file electronically ex parte notices that contain confidential information. The Commission will, however, require a redacted version to be filed electronically at the same time the paper filing is submitted, and that the redacted version must be machinereadable whenever technically possible. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: The Commission’s rules, under 47 CFR 1.1206, require that a public record be made of ex parte presentations (i.e., written presentations not served on all parties to the proceeding or oral presentations as to which all parties have not been given notice and an opportunity to be present) to decision-making personnel in ‘‘permit-but-disclose’’ proceedings, such as notice-and-comment rulemakings and declaratory ruling proceedings. On February 2, 2011, the FCC released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, GC Docket Number 10–43, FCC 11–11, which amended and reformed the Commission’s rules on ex parte presentations (47 CFR 1.1206(b)(2)) made in the course of Commission rulemakings and other permit-butdisclose proceedings. The modifications to the existing rules adopted in this Report and Order require that parties file more descriptive summaries of their PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55833 ex parte contacts, by ensuring that other parties and the public have an adequate opportunity to review and respond to information submitted ex parte, and by improving the FCC’s oversight and enforcement of the ex parte rules. The modified ex parte rules which contain information collection requirements which OMB approved on December 6, 2011, are as follows: (1) Ex parte notices will be required for all oral ex parte presentations in permit-but-disclose proceedings, not just for those presentations that involve new information or arguments not already in the record; (2) If an oral ex parte presentation is limited to material already in the written record, the notice must contain either a succinct summary of the matters discussed or a citation to the page or paragraph number in the party’s written submission(s) where the matters discussed can be found; (3) Notices for all ex parte presentations must include the name of the person(s) who made the ex parte presentation as well as a list of all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the presentation was made; (4) Notices of ex parte presentations made outside the Sunshine period must be filed within two business days of the presentation; (5) The Sunshine period will begin on the day (including business days, weekends, and holidays) after issuance of the Sunshine notice, rather than when the Sunshine Agenda is issued (as the current rules provide); (6) If an ex parte presentation is made on the day the Sunshine notice is released, an ex parte notice must be submitted by the next business day, and any reply would be due by the following business day. If a permissible ex parte presentation is made during the Sunshine period (under an exception to the Sunshine period prohibition), the ex parte notice is due by the end of the same day on which the presentation was made, and any reply would need to be filed by the next business day. Any reply must be in writing and limited to the issues raised in the ex parte notice to which the reply is directed; (7) Commissioners and agency staff may continue to request ex parte presentations during the Sunshine period, but these presentations should be limited to the specific information required by the Commission; (8) Ex parte notices must be submitted electronically in machine-readable format. PDF images created by scanning a paper document may not be submitted, except in cases in which a word-processing version of the document is not available. Confidential information may continue to be E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 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

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-XXXX, OMB 3060-0430]


Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval 
to the Office of Management and Budget

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 Commission 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 December 26, 
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 listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via 
email Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov; and to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via 
email PRA@fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov. Include in the comments 
the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies 
of the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418-2991. 
To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted 
to OMB: (1) Go to the Web page <http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain>, (2) look for the section of the Web page called ``Currently 
Under Review,'' (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the 
``Select Agency'' box below the ``Currently Under Review'' heading, (4) 
select ``Federal Communications Commission'' from the list of agencies 
presented in the ``Select Agency'' box, (5) click the ``Submit'' button 
to the right of the ``Select Agency'' box, (6) when the list of FCC 
ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of 
this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A 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 No.: 3060-XXXX.
    Title: Sections 15.37(k), 74.851(k), and 74.851(l), Consumer 
Disclosure and Labeling.
    Form No.: N/A.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit, and Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,100 respondents; 127,500 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.25 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Third party disclosure requirement 
(disclosure and labeling requirement).
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 
47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 154(j), 301, 302a, 303(f), 303(g), and 303(r).
    Total Annual Burden: 31,875 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $1,625,000.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: No information is requested 
that would require assurance of confidentiality.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information 
collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a new 
collection after this 60-day comment period to obtain the full three-
year clearance from them.
    On August 11, 2015, the Commission released the Wireless 
Microphones Report and Order in Promoting Spectrum Access for Wireless 
Microphone Operations, Expanding the Economic and Innovation 
Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions GN Docket No. 14-
166 and GN Docket No. 12-268. In this Report and Order, the Commission 
established certain consumer disclosure and labeling requirements in 
Sections 15.37(k), 74.851(k), and 74.851(l) relating to wireless 
microphones and wireless video assist devices; these requirements apply 
to persons who manufacture, sell, lease, or offer for sale or lease, 
wireless microphone or video assist devices--either (a) wireless 
microphones or other low power auxiliary stations (``wireless 
microphones'') or video assist devices, authorized pursuant to Part 74, 
Subpart H of the Commission's rules, or (b) unlicensed wireless 
microphones authorized pursuant to Sec.  15.236--to the extent that 
these devices have been

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designed to operate on frequencies that are licensed to 600 MHz service 
band licensees that obtain licenses in the broadcast television 
incentive auction. The Commission directed that the Consumer and 
Governmental Affairs Bureau, following the close of the incentive 
auction, provide specific language to be used in consumer disclosure. 
The incentive auction closed on April 13, 2017.
    On July 24, 2017, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and the Office of Engineering and 
Technology of the Federal Communications Commission released an Order, 
Promoting Spectrum Access for Wireless Microphone Operations, Amendment 
of Part 15 of the Commission's Rules for Unlicensed Operations in the 
Television Bands, Repurposed 600 MHz Band, 600 MHz Guard Bands and 
Duplex Gap, and Channel 37, and, Amendment of Part 74 of the 
Commission's Rules for Low Power Auxiliary Stations in the Repurposed 
600 MHz Band and 600 MHz Duplex Gap, Expanding the Economic and 
Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions, Order, 
GN Docket No. 14-166, ET Docket No. 14-165, and GN Docket No. 12-268. 
In this Order, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau, and the Office of Engineering and Technology 
provided the specific language that must be used in the consumer 
disclosure required by the Commission in its 2015 Wireless Microphones 
Report and Order, as set forth in Sections 15.37(k) and 74.851(l) of 
the Commission's rules. As the Order explains, the consumer disclosure 
requirement is applicable to persons who manufacture, sell, lease, or 
offer for sale or lease, wireless microphone or video assist devices to 
the extent that these devices are capable of operating on the specific 
frequencies associated with the 600 MHz service band (617-652 MHz/663-
698 MHz). This disclosure also informs consumers that, consistent with 
the Commission's decision in the 2015 Wireless Microphones Report and 
Order, wireless microphone users must cease any wireless microphone 
operations in the 600 MHz service band no later than July 13, 2020, and 
that in many instances they may be required to cease use of these 
devices earlier if their use has the potential to cause harmful 
interference to 600 MHz service licensees' wireless operations in the 
band.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0430.
    Title: Section 1.1206, Permit-but-Disclose Proceedings.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; and State, 
local, or tribal governments.
    Number of Respondent and Responses: 11,500 respondents; 34,500 
responses.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain benefits. Statutory 
authority for this collection of information is contained in sections 
4(i) and (j), 303(r), and 409 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and (j), 303(r), and 409.
    Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes (0.75 hours).
    Total Annual Burden: 25,875 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No cost.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Consistent with the 
Commission's rules on confidential treatment of submissions, under 47 
CFR 0.459, a presenter may request confidential treatment of ex parte 
presentations. In addition, the Commission will permit parties to 
remove metadata containing confidential or privileged information, and 
the Commission will also not require parties to file electronically ex 
parte notices that contain confidential information. The Commission 
will, however, require a redacted version to be filed electronically at 
the same time the paper filing is submitted, and that the redacted 
version must be machine-readable whenever technically possible.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: The Commission's rules, under 47 CFR 1.1206, 
require that a public record be made of ex parte presentations (i.e., 
written presentations not served on all parties to the proceeding or 
oral presentations as to which all parties have not been given notice 
and an opportunity to be present) to decision-making personnel in 
``permit-but-disclose'' proceedings, such as notice-and-comment 
rulemakings and declaratory ruling proceedings.
    On February 2, 2011, the FCC released a Report and Order and 
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, GC Docket Number 10-43, FCC 11-
11, which amended and reformed the Commission's rules on ex parte 
presentations (47 CFR 1.1206(b)(2)) made in the course of Commission 
rulemakings and other permit-but-disclose proceedings. The 
modifications to the existing rules adopted in this Report and Order 
require that parties file more descriptive summaries of their ex parte 
contacts, by ensuring that other parties and the public have an 
adequate opportunity to review and respond to information submitted ex 
parte, and by improving the FCC's oversight and enforcement of the ex 
parte rules. The modified ex parte rules which contain information 
collection requirements which OMB approved on December 6, 2011, are as 
follows: (1) Ex parte notices will be required for all oral ex parte 
presentations in permit-but-disclose proceedings, not just for those 
presentations that involve new information or arguments not already in 
the record; (2) If an oral ex parte presentation is limited to material 
already in the written record, the notice must contain either a 
succinct summary of the matters discussed or a citation to the page or 
paragraph number in the party's written submission(s) where the matters 
discussed can be found; (3) Notices for all ex parte presentations must 
include the name of the person(s) who made the ex parte presentation as 
well as a list of all persons attending or otherwise participating in 
the meeting at which the presentation was made; (4) Notices of ex parte 
presentations made outside the Sunshine period must be filed within two 
business days of the presentation; (5) The Sunshine period will begin 
on the day (including business days, weekends, and holidays) after 
issuance of the Sunshine notice, rather than when the Sunshine Agenda 
is issued (as the current rules provide); (6) If an ex parte 
presentation is made on the day the Sunshine notice is released, an ex 
parte notice must be submitted by the next business day, and any reply 
would be due by the following business day. If a permissible ex parte 
presentation is made during the Sunshine period (under an exception to 
the Sunshine period prohibition), the ex parte notice is due by the end 
of the same day on which the presentation was made, and any reply would 
need to be filed by the next business day. Any reply must be in writing 
and limited to the issues raised in the ex parte notice to which the 
reply is directed; (7) Commissioners and agency staff may continue to 
request ex parte presentations during the Sunshine period, but these 
presentations should be limited to the specific information required by 
the Commission; (8) Ex parte notices must be submitted electronically 
in machine-readable format. PDF images created by scanning a paper 
document may not be submitted, except in cases in which a word-
processing version of the document is not available. Confidential 
information may continue to be

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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