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Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Rules and Regulations unrelated to the supported service or product constitutes a rebate of the nondiscount portion of the supported services. 25. Section 553 of the Administrative Procedures Act permits an agency to implement rules without public notice and opportunity for comment ‘‘when the agency for good cause finds . . . that notice and public procedure thereon are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ The Commission’s rules additionally permit us to render an order effective upon release where good cause warrants. The Hurricanes have caused extensive damage in areas of Texas, Florida, and Georgia, and throughout Puerto Rico and the USVI, creating an urgent and immediate need for the relief provided by this Order. While we believe that public notice requirements are an essential part of our rulemaking process, the need for prompt attention to the victims and quick restoration of services presents good cause to forgo notice and comment on these limited, temporary rules and to make this Order effective immediately upon release. The temporary rules that we adopt herein constitute an important step in the Nation’s response to these natural disasters, as well as the ability of the Erate program to fulfill its purpose of ensuring that schools and libraries have affordable access to the high-speed broadband necessary for students to succeed in their educational pursuits and beyond. Further, this Order does not mandate new burdens or obligations. Accordingly, no entity will be adversely affected by making the Order effective upon its release. We find, therefore, that good cause exists to forgo notice and comment on these rules and make the temporary rules adopted by this Order effective immediately upon the release date of this Order. We delegate authority to the Bureau to work with USAC to make the necessary programmatic changes to implement this Order. 26. This document does not contain new or modified information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any new or modified information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees, pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107–198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4). 27. The Commission will send a copy of this Order in a report to Congress and the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A). For the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:12 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 reasons stated herein, we find good cause for the rule changes made by this Order to take effect upon the release of this Order, see 5 U.S.C. 808(2). III. Ordering Clauses 28. Accordingly, it is ordered that, pursuant to the authority contained in sections 4(i), 4(j), 10, 201–205, 214, 254, 303(r), and 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 154(j), 160, 201–205, 214, 254, 303(r), and 403 this Order is adopted, and the temporary rules shall become effective immediately upon release of this Order, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 408, 553(d)(3); 47 CFR 1.103(a), 1.427(b). Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–25406 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Parts 73 and 74 [MB Docket No. 07–294, MD Docket No. 10– 234; FCC 16–1] Promoting Diversification of Ownership in the Broadcasting Services; Correction Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on April 4, 2016. That document revised FCC Form 323, Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations, and FCC Form 323– E, Ownership Report for Noncommercial Broadcast Stations, and amended Sections 73.3615 and 74.797 of the Commission’s rules. This document corrects the final regulations by replacing references to ‘‘FCC Form 2100, Schedule 323’’ with ‘‘FCC Form 323’’ and replacing references to ‘‘FCC Form 2100, Schedule 323–E’’ with ‘‘FCC Form 323–E.’’ DATES: Effective November 28, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Clark, Industry Analysis Division, Media Bureau, FCC, (202) 418–2609. For additional information concerning the information collection requirements contained in the Report and Order, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918, or via the Internet at PRA@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR Doc. 2016–04838 appearing on page 19431 in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 55771 the Federal Register on Monday, April 4, 2016, the following corrections are made: § 73.3615 [Corrected] 1. Beginning on page 19459, in the third column, in § 73.3615, paragraphs (a) through (f) are corrected to read as follows: ‘‘(a) The Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations (FCC Form 323) must be filed electronically every two years by each licensee of a commercial AM, FM, or TV broadcast station and any entity that holds an interest in the licensee that is attributable pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a ‘‘Respondent’’). The ownership report shall be filed by December 1 in all oddnumbered years. Each ownership report shall provide all information required by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323 (including all instructions for the form and schedule) that is current on October 1 of the year in which the ownership report is filed. The information provided on each ownership report shall be current as of October 1 of the year in which the ownership report is filed. A Respondent with a current and unamended biennial ownership report (i.e., an ownership report that was filed pursuant to this subsection) on file with the Commission that is still accurate and which was filed using the version of FCC Form 323 that is current on October 1 of the year in which its biennial ownership report is due may electronically validate and resubmit its previously filed biennial ownership report. (b)(1) Each permittee of a commercial AM, FM or TV broadcast station and any entity that holds an interest in the permittee that is attributable pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a ‘‘Respondent’’) shall file an ownership report on FCC Form 323 within 30 days of the date of grant by the FCC of an application by the permittee for original construction permit. Each ownership report shall provide all information required by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323 (including all instructions for the form and schedule) that is current on the date on which the ownership report is filed. (2) Except as specifically noted below, each permittee of a commercial AM, FM or TV broadcast station and any entity that holds an interest in the permittee that is attributable pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a ‘‘Respondent’’) shall file an ownership report on FCC Form 323 on the date that the permittee applies for a station license. Each ownership report shall provide all information required by, and comply with all requirements ■ E:\FR\FM\24NOR1.SGM 24NOR1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES 55772 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Rules and Regulations set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323 (including all instructions for the form and schedule) that is current on the date on which the ownership report is filed. If a Respondent has a current and unamended ownership report on file with the Commission that was filed pursuant to paragraphs (b)(1) or (c) of this section, was submitted using the version of FCC Form 323 that is current on the date on which the ownership report due pursuant to paragraph(b)(2) is filed, and is still accurate, the Respondent may certify that it has reviewed such ownership report and that it is accurate, in lieu of filing a new ownership report. (c) Each permittee or licensee of a commercial AM, FM or TV broadcast station and any entity that holds an interest in the permittee or licensee that is attributable pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a ‘‘Respondent’’), shall file an ownership report on FCC Form 323 within 30 days of consummating authorized assignments or transfers of permits and licenses. Each ownership report shall provide all information required by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323 (including all instructions for the form and schedule) that is current on the date on which the ownership report is filed. (d) The Ownership Report for Noncommercial Broadcast Stations (FCC Form 323–E) must be filed electronically every two years by each licensee of a noncommercial educational AM, FM or TV broadcast station and any entity that holds an interest in the licensee that is attributable pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a ‘‘Respondent’’). The ownership report shall be filed by December 1 in all oddnumbered years. Each ownership report shall provide all information required by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323–E (including all instructions for the form and schedule) that is current on October 1 of the year in which the ownership report is filed. The information provided on each ownership report shall be current as of October 1 of the year in which the ownership report is filed. A Respondent with a current and unamended biennial ownership report (i.e., an ownership report that was filed pursuant to this subsection) on file with the Commission that is still accurate and which was filed using the version of FCC Form 323–E that is current on October 1 of the year in which its biennial ownership report is due may electronically validate and resubmit its previously filed biennial ownership report. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:12 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 (e)(1) Each permittee of a noncommercial educational AM, FM or TV broadcast station and any entity that holds an interest in the permittee that is attributable pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a ‘‘Respondent’’) shall file an ownership report on FCC Form 323–E within 30 days of the date of grant by the FCC of an application by the permittee for original construction permit. Each ownership report shall provide all information required by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323–E (including all instructions for the form and schedule) that is current on the date on which the ownership report is filed. (2) Except as specifically noted below, each permittee of a noncommercial educational AM, FM or TV broadcast station and any entity that holds an interest in the permittee that is attributable pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a ‘‘Respondent’’) shall file an ownership report on FCC Form 323–E on the date that the permittee applies for a station license. Each ownership report shall provide all information required by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323–E (including all instructions for the form and schedule) that is current on the date on which the ownership report is filed. If a Respondent has a current and unamended ownership report on file with the Commission that was filed pursuant to paragraphs (e)(1) or (f) of this section, was submitted using the version of FCC Form 323–E that is current on the date on which the ownership report due pursuant to this subsection is filed, and is still accurate, the Respondent may certify that it has reviewed such ownership report and that it is accurate, in lieu of filing a new ownership report. (f) Each permittee or licensee of a noncommercial educational AM, FM or TV broadcast station, and any entity that holds an interest in the permittee or licensee that is attributable pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a ‘‘Respondent’’), shall file an ownership report on FCC Form 323–E within 30 days of consummating authorized assignments or transfers of permits and licenses. Each ownership report shall provide all information required by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323–E (including all instructions for the form and schedule) that is current on the date on which the ownership report is filed.’’ § 74.797 [Corrected] 2. Beginning on page 19460, in the third column, § 74.797 is corrected to read as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ‘‘The Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations (FCC Form 323) must be electronically filed by December 1 in all odd-numbered years by each licensee of a low power television station or other Respondent (as defined in § 73.3615(a) of this chapter). A licensee or other Respondent with a current and unamended biennial ownership report (i.e., a report that was filed pursuant to this subsection) on file with the Commission that is still accurate and which was filed using the version of FCC Form 323 that is current on October 1 of the year in which its biennial ownership report is due may electronically validate and resubmit its previously filed biennial ownership report. The information provided on each ownership report shall be current as of October 1 of the year in which the ownership report is filed. For information on filing requirements, filers should refer to § 73.3615(a) of this chapter.’’ Federal Communications Commission Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–25443 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Parts 73 and 74 [MB Docket No. 07–294, MD Docket No. 10– 234, FCC 16–1] Promoting Diversification of Ownership in the Broadcasting Services Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date. AGENCY: In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved, for a period of three years, amendments to the Commission’s rules and revised filing procedures and changes to FCC Form 323 (Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations) and FCC Form 323–E (Ownership Report for Noncommercial Broadcast Stations), which the Commission adopted in the Report and Order, Promoting Diversification of Ownership in the Broadcasting Services, FCC 16–1. This document is consistent with the Report and Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing OMB approval and the effective date of the rule amendments SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24NOR1.SGM 24NOR1

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47 CFR Parts 73 and 74

[MB Docket No. 07-294, MD Docket No. 10-234; FCC 16-1]


Promoting Diversification of Ownership in the Broadcasting 
Services; Correction

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) is 
correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on April 
4, 2016. That document revised FCC Form 323, Ownership Report for 
Commercial Broadcast Stations, and FCC Form 323-E, Ownership Report for 
Noncommercial Broadcast Stations, and amended Sections 73.3615 and 
74.797 of the Commission's rules. This document corrects the final 
regulations by replacing references to ``FCC Form 2100, Schedule 323'' 
with ``FCC Form 323'' and replacing references to ``FCC Form 2100, 
Schedule 323-E'' with ``FCC Form 323-E.''

DATES: Effective November 28, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Clark, Industry Analysis 
Division, Media Bureau, FCC, (202) 418-2609. For additional information 
concerning the information collection requirements contained in the 
Report and Order, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918, or via the 
Internet at PRA@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR Doc. 2016-04838 appearing on page 
19431 in the Federal Register on Monday, April 4, 2016, the following 
corrections are made:


Sec.  73.3615   [Corrected]

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1. Beginning on page 19459, in the third column, in Sec.  73.3615, 
paragraphs (a) through (f) are corrected to read as follows:
    ``(a) The Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations (FCC 
Form 323) must be filed electronically every two years by each licensee 
of a commercial AM, FM, or TV broadcast station and any entity that 
holds an interest in the licensee that is attributable pursuant to 
Sec.  73.3555 (each a ``Respondent''). The ownership report shall be 
filed by December 1 in all odd-numbered years. Each ownership report 
shall provide all information required by, and comply with all 
requirements set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323 (including all 
instructions for the form and schedule) that is current on October 1 of 
the year in which the ownership report is filed. The information 
provided on each ownership report shall be current as of October 1 of 
the year in which the ownership report is filed. A Respondent with a 
current and unamended biennial ownership report (i.e., an ownership 
report that was filed pursuant to this subsection) on file with the 
Commission that is still accurate and which was filed using the version 
of FCC Form 323 that is current on October 1 of the year in which its 
biennial ownership report is due may electronically validate and 
resubmit its previously filed biennial ownership report.
    (b)(1) Each permittee of a commercial AM, FM or TV broadcast 
station and any entity that holds an interest in the permittee that is 
attributable pursuant to Sec.  73.3555 (each a ``Respondent'') shall 
file an ownership report on FCC Form 323 within 30 days of the date of 
grant by the FCC of an application by the permittee for original 
construction permit. Each ownership report shall provide all 
information required by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, 
the version of FCC Form 323 (including all instructions for the form 
and schedule) that is current on the date on which the ownership report 
is filed.
    (2) Except as specifically noted below, each permittee of a 
commercial AM, FM or TV broadcast station and any entity that holds an 
interest in the permittee that is attributable pursuant to Sec.  
73.3555 (each a ``Respondent'') shall file an ownership report on FCC 
Form 323 on the date that the permittee applies for a station license. 
Each ownership report shall provide all information required by, and 
comply with all requirements

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set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323 (including all instructions 
for the form and schedule) that is current on the date on which the 
ownership report is filed. If a Respondent has a current and unamended 
ownership report on file with the Commission that was filed pursuant to 
paragraphs (b)(1) or (c) of this section, was submitted using the 
version of FCC Form 323 that is current on the date on which the 
ownership report due pursuant to paragraph(b)(2) is filed, and is still 
accurate, the Respondent may certify that it has reviewed such 
ownership report and that it is accurate, in lieu of filing a new 
ownership report.
    (c) Each permittee or licensee of a commercial AM, FM or TV 
broadcast station and any entity that holds an interest in the 
permittee or licensee that is attributable pursuant to Sec.  73.3555 
(each a ``Respondent''), shall file an ownership report on FCC Form 323 
within 30 days of consummating authorized assignments or transfers of 
permits and licenses. Each ownership report shall provide all 
information required by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, 
the version of FCC Form 323 (including all instructions for the form 
and schedule) that is current on the date on which the ownership report 
is filed.
    (d) The Ownership Report for Noncommercial Broadcast Stations (FCC 
Form 323-E) must be filed electronically every two years by each 
licensee of a noncommercial educational AM, FM or TV broadcast station 
and any entity that holds an interest in the licensee that is 
attributable pursuant to Sec.  73.3555 (each a ``Respondent''). The 
ownership report shall be filed by December 1 in all odd-numbered 
years. Each ownership report shall provide all information required by, 
and comply with all requirements set forth in, the version of FCC Form 
323-E (including all instructions for the form and schedule) that is 
current on October 1 of the year in which the ownership report is 
filed. The information provided on each ownership report shall be 
current as of October 1 of the year in which the ownership report is 
filed. A Respondent with a current and unamended biennial ownership 
report (i.e., an ownership report that was filed pursuant to this 
subsection) on file with the Commission that is still accurate and 
which was filed using the version of FCC Form 323-E that is current on 
October 1 of the year in which its biennial ownership report is due may 
electronically validate and resubmit its previously filed biennial 
ownership report.
    (e)(1) Each permittee of a noncommercial educational AM, FM or TV 
broadcast station and any entity that holds an interest in the 
permittee that is attributable pursuant to Sec.  73.3555 (each a 
``Respondent'') shall file an ownership report on FCC Form 323-E within 
30 days of the date of grant by the FCC of an application by the 
permittee for original construction permit. Each ownership report shall 
provide all information required by, and comply with all requirements 
set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323-E (including all instructions 
for the form and schedule) that is current on the date on which the 
ownership report is filed.
    (2) Except as specifically noted below, each permittee of a 
noncommercial educational AM, FM or TV broadcast station and any entity 
that holds an interest in the permittee that is attributable pursuant 
to Sec.  73.3555 (each a ``Respondent'') shall file an ownership report 
on FCC Form 323-E on the date that the permittee applies for a station 
license. Each ownership report shall provide all information required 
by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, the version of FCC 
Form 323-E (including all instructions for the form and schedule) that 
is current on the date on which the ownership report is filed. If a 
Respondent has a current and unamended ownership report on file with 
the Commission that was filed pursuant to paragraphs (e)(1) or (f) of 
this section, was submitted using the version of FCC Form 323-E that is 
current on the date on which the ownership report due pursuant to this 
subsection is filed, and is still accurate, the Respondent may certify 
that it has reviewed such ownership report and that it is accurate, in 
lieu of filing a new ownership report.
    (f) Each permittee or licensee of a noncommercial educational AM, 
FM or TV broadcast station, and any entity that holds an interest in 
the permittee or licensee that is attributable pursuant to Sec.  
73.3555 (each a ``Respondent''), shall file an ownership report on FCC 
Form 323-E within 30 days of consummating authorized assignments or 
transfers of permits and licenses. Each ownership report shall provide 
all information required by, and comply with all requirements set forth 
in, the version of FCC Form 323-E (including all instructions for the 
form and schedule) that is current on the date on which the ownership 
report is filed.''


Sec.  74.797  [Corrected]

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2. Beginning on page 19460, in the third column, Sec.  74.797 is 
corrected to read as follows:
    ``The Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations (FCC Form 
323) must be electronically filed by December 1 in all odd-numbered 
years by each licensee of a low power television station or other 
Respondent (as defined in Sec.  73.3615(a) of this chapter). A licensee 
or other Respondent with a current and unamended biennial ownership 
report (i.e., a report that was filed pursuant to this subsection) on 
file with the Commission that is still accurate and which was filed 
using the version of FCC Form 323 that is current on October 1 of the 
year in which its biennial ownership report is due may electronically 
validate and resubmit its previously filed biennial ownership report. 
The information provided on each ownership report shall be current as 
of October 1 of the year in which the ownership report is filed. For 
information on filing requirements, filers should refer to Sec.  
73.3615(a) of this chapter.''

Federal Communications Commission
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-25443 Filed 11-22-17; 8:45 am]
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