Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority, 57450-57451 [2017-26156]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 57450 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 5, 2017 / Notices Annual Cost Burden: $26,451. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general, there is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Needs and Uses: The Federal Communications Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the establishment of a new information collection titled, ‘‘Application for Permit to Deliver Programs to Foreign Broadcast Stations (FCC Form 308).’’ Applicants use the FCC Form 308 to apply, under Section 325(c) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, for authority to locate, use, or maintain a studio in the United States for the purpose of supplying program material to a foreign radio or TV broadcast station whose signals are consistently received in the United States, or for extension of existing authority. Currently, the FCC Form 308 is only available to the public in paper form. The Commission obtained OMB approval of a revised FCC Form 308, in Excel format, that will be made available to the public on the FCC Forms page of the FCC’s Web site, www.fcc.gov. The form was revised to make it more user friendly and to include questions to obtain only the legal and technical information that is essential to grant authority to U.S. broadcasters to supply program material to a foreign radio or TV broadcast station whose signals are consistently received in the U.S. or to extend the current authority. After the applicant completes the form, it is mailed to the U.S. Bank along with the application fee. Then, it is forwarded to the International Bureau with the exception of fee exempt applications which are filed directly with the FCC Secretary’s Office and then forwarded to the Bureau. FCC Form 308 applicants now have the option to file their applicants in the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) and make their payment of their application filing fees electronically in the FCC Fee Filer System. Please note that this method is optional rather than mandatory. We believe that the availability of this option will substantially decrease or eliminate paper filings of FCC Form 308’s with the Commission. This option will save time for the applicant and Commission staff. There are no other changes to the information collection, including burden estimates. Without this collection of information, the Commission would not VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 04, 2017 Jkt 244001 be able to ascertain whether the main studio owner in the U.S. meets various legal requirements or the foreign broadcast facility, which receives and retransmits programming from the main studio in the U.S., meets various technical requirements that prevent harmful interference to other broadcast stations or telecommunications facilities. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26161 Filed 12–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0859] Information Collection 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before February 5, 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 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: 3060–0859. Title: Suggested Guidelines for Petitions for Ruling Under Section 253 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Form Number: Not Applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities and State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 24 respondents; 24 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 63–125 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. Section 253 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 1,698 hours. Total Annual Cost: No Cost. DATES: E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 5, 2017 / Notices Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting respondents to submit confidential information. Any respondent that submits information to the Commission that they believe is confidential may request confidential treatment of such information under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring information collection to the OMB after this 60 day comment period in order to obtain the full three-year clearance from them. The Commission is requesting an extension (with no change in the reporting requirement). There is no reduction in the estimated number of respondents/ responses and the annual burden hours. Although very few petitions for preemption under section 253 have been filed in the past few years, there is reason to believe that the current estimate is more likely to reflect future developments than a reduction in the number of estimated filings. The Commission published a Public Notice in November 1998 which established suggested guidelines for the filing of petitions for preemption pursuant to section 253 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, as well as suggested guidelines for the filing of comments opposing such requests for preemption. The Commission will use this information to resolve petitions for preemption of state or local statutes, regulations, or other state or local legal requirements that are alleged to prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting any entity from providing a telecommunications service. Section 253 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, which was added by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, requires the Commission, with certain important exceptions, to preempt (to the extent necessary) the enforcement of any state or local statute or regulation, or other state or local legal requirement that prohibits or has the effect of prohibiting any entity from providing any interstate or intrastate telecommunications service. The Commission’s consideration of preemption under section 253 typically begins with the filing of a petition by an aggrieved party. The Commission typically places such petitions on public notice and requests comment by interested parties. The Commission’s decision is based on the public record, generally composed of the petition and comments. The Commission has considered a number of preemption items since the passage of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 04, 2017 Jkt 244001 Telecommunications Act of 1996, and believes it is in the public interest to inform the public of the information necessary for full consideration of the issues likely to be involved in section 253 preemption proceedings. In order to render a timely and informed decision, the Commission expects petitioners and commenters to provide it with relevant information sufficient to describe the legal regime involved in the controversy and to provide the factual information necessary for a decision. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26156 Filed 12–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–1210] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57451 of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before February 5, 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 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: 3060–1210. Title: Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements. Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; State, local or tribal governments. Number of Respondents and Responses: 4,394 respondents; 29,028 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 2–10 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping, on occasion; one-time; quarterly and semi-annual reporting requirements, and third-party disclosure requirements. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47. U.S.C. Sections 1, 2, 4(i), 7, 10, 201, 214, 222, E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 5, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0859]


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) 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 February 
5, 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 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: 3060-0859.
    Title: Suggested Guidelines for Petitions for Ruling Under Section 
253 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Form Number: Not Applicable.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities and State, 
Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 24 respondents; 24 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 63-125 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Statutory authority for this 
information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. Section 253 of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 1,698 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No Cost.

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    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not 
requesting respondents to submit confidential information. Any 
respondent that submits information to the Commission that they believe 
is confidential may request confidential treatment of such information 
under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring 
information collection to the OMB after this 60 day comment period in 
order to obtain the full three-year clearance from them. The Commission 
is requesting an extension (with no change in the reporting 
requirement). There is no reduction in the estimated number of 
respondents/responses and the annual burden hours. Although very few 
petitions for preemption under section 253 have been filed in the past 
few years, there is reason to believe that the current estimate is more 
likely to reflect future developments than a reduction in the number of 
estimated filings.
    The Commission published a Public Notice in November 1998 which 
established suggested guidelines for the filing of petitions for 
preemption pursuant to section 253 of the Communications Act of 1934, 
as amended, as well as suggested guidelines for the filing of comments 
opposing such requests for preemption. The Commission will use this 
information to resolve petitions for preemption of state or local 
statutes, regulations, or other state or local legal requirements that 
are alleged to prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting any entity 
from providing a telecommunications service.
    Section 253 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, which 
was added by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, requires the 
Commission, with certain important exceptions, to preempt (to the 
extent necessary) the enforcement of any state or local statute or 
regulation, or other state or local legal requirement that prohibits or 
has the effect of prohibiting any entity from providing any interstate 
or intrastate telecommunications service. The Commission's 
consideration of preemption under section 253 typically begins with the 
filing of a petition by an aggrieved party. The Commission typically 
places such petitions on public notice and requests comment by 
interested parties. The Commission's decision is based on the public 
record, generally composed of the petition and comments. The Commission 
has considered a number of preemption items since the passage of the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996, and believes it is in the public 
interest to inform the public of the information necessary for full 
consideration of the issues likely to be involved in section 253 
preemption proceedings. In order to render a timely and informed 
decision, the Commission expects petitioners and commenters to provide 
it with relevant information sufficient to describe the legal regime 
involved in the controversy and to provide the factual information 
necessary for a decision.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-26156 Filed 12-4-17; 8:45 am]
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