Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget, 58389-58391 [2017-26681]

Download as PDF ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 12, 2017 / Notices authority for this collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336 and 339. Total Annual Burden: 160 hours. Annual Cost Burden: $36,000. 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: This collection will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as an extension following the 60-day comment period in order to obtain the full three-year clearance from OMB. The Federal Communications Commission (‘‘Commission’’) plans to implement and release to the public an ‘‘Application for Renewal of an International Broadcast Station License (FCC Form 422–IB).’’ The form has not been implemented yet due to a lack of budget resources and technical staff. After the FCC Form 422–IB has been implemented and the Commission receives final approval from OMB, applicants will complete the FCC Form 422–IB in lieu of the ‘‘Application for Renewal of an International or Experimental Broadcast Station License,’’ (FCC Form 311). In the interim, applicants will continue to file the FCC Form 311 with the Commission. (Note: The OMB approved the FCC Form 311 under OMB Control No. 3060–1035). The Commission stated previously that the FCC Form 422–IB will be available to applicants in the International Bureau Filing System (‘‘IBFS’’) after it is implemented. However, the Commission plans to develop a new licensing system within the next five years that will replace IBFS. Therefore, the FCC Form 422–IB will be made available to the public in CLS instead of IBFS. The information collected pursuant to the rules set forth in 47 CFR part 73, subpart F, is used by the Commission to assign frequencies for use by international broadcast stations, to grant authority to operate such stations and to determine if interference or adverse propagation conditions exist that may impact the operation of such stations. If the Commission did not collect this information, it would not be in a position to effectively coordinate spectrum for international broadcasters or to act for entities in times of frequency interference or adverse propagation conditions. The orderly nature of the provision of international broadcast service would be in jeopardy without the Commission’s involvement. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Dec 11, 2017 Jkt 244001 Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26730 Filed 12–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0329, 3060–1116] 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 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 11, 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 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@ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58389 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 Number: 3060–0329. Title: Section 2.955, Equipment Authorization—Verification (Retention of Records). Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit and not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents and Responses: 8,000 respondents; 8,000 responses. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 58390 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 12, 2017 / Notices Estimated Time per Response: 18 hours (average). Frequency of Response: One-time and on occasion reporting requirements, recordkeeping requirement; and thirdparty disclosure requirements. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. Sections 4(i), 302, 303(g), and 303(r) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 302 and 303(r). Total Annual Burden: 144,000 hours. Total Annual Cost: $1,600,000. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Commission rules require equipment testing to determine performance and compliance with FCC standards. This testing is typically done by either the manufacturer’s testing laboratory or an independent testing laboratory. Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted as an extension after this 60-day comment period to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to obtain the full three-year clearance. Section 2.955 describes for each equipment device subject to verification, the responsible party, as shown in 47 CFR 2.909 shall maintain the records listed as follows: (1) A record of the original design drawings and specifications and all changes that have been made that may affect compliance with the requirements of § 2.953. (2) A record of the procedures used for production inspection and testing (if tests were performed) to insure the conformance required by § 2.953. (Statistical production line emission testing is not required.) (3) A record of the measurements made on an appropriate test site that demonstrates compliance with the applicable regulations in this chapter. The record shall: (i) Indicate the actual date all testing was performed; (ii) State the name of the test laboratory, company, or individual performing the verification testing. The Commission may request additional information regarding the test site, the test equipment or the qualifications of the company or individual performing the verification tests; (iii) Contain a description of how the device was actually tested, identifying the measurement procedure and test equipment that was used; (iv) Contain a description of the equipment under test (EUT) and support equipment connected to, or installed within, the EUT; VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Dec 11, 2017 Jkt 244001 (v) Identify the EUT and support equipment by trade name and model number and, if appropriate, by FCC Identifier and serial number; (vi) Indicate the types and lengths of connecting cables used and how they were arranged or moved during testing; (vii) Contain at least two drawings or photographs showing the test set-up for the highest line conducted emission and showing the test set-up for the highest radiated emission. These drawings or photographs must show enough detail to confirm other information contained in the test report. Any photographs used must be focused originals without glare or dark spots and must clearly show the test configuration used; (viii) List all modifications, if any, made to the EUT by the testing company or individual to achieve compliance with the regulations in this chapter; (ix) Include all of the data required to show compliance with the appropriate regulations in this chapter; and (x) Contain, on the test report, the signature of the individual responsible for testing the product along with the name and signature of an official of the responsible party, as designated in § 2.909. (4) For equipment subject to the provisions in part 15 of this chapter, the records shall indicate if the equipment was verified pursuant to the transition provisions contained in § 15.37 of this chapter. (b) The records listed in paragraph (a) of this section shall be retained for two years after the manufacture of said equipment item has been permanently discontinued, or until the conclusion of an investigation or a proceeding if the manufacturer or importer is officially notified that an investigation or any other administrative proceeding involving his equipment has been instituted. The Commission needs and requires the information under FCC Rules at 47 CFR parts 15 and 18, that RF equipment manufacturers (respondents) ‘selfdetermine’’ their responsibility for adherence to these rules, as guided by the following criteria: (a) Whether the RF equipment device that is being marketed complies with the applicable Commission Rules; and (b) If the operation of the equipment is consistent with the initially documented test results, as reported to the Commission. The information collection is essential to controlling potential interference to radio communications. (a) Companies that manufacture RF equipment are the anticipated respondents to this information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (b) This respondent ‘‘public’’ generally remains the same, although the types of equipment devices that they manufacture may change in response to changing technologies and to new spectrum allocations made by the Commission. (c) In addition, the Commission may establish new technical operating standards in response to these changing technologies and in allocation spectrum, which these RF equipment manufacturers must meet to receive their equipment authorization from the FCC. (d) However, the process that RF equipment manufacturers must follow to verify their compliance, as mandated by 47 CFR 2.955 of FCC Rules, will not change despite new technical standards established for specific equipment. This information collection, therefore, applies to a variety of equipment, which is currently manufactured in the future, and that operates under varying technical standards. OMB Control Number: 3060–1116. Title: Submarine Cable Reporting. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents and Responses: 63 respondents; 63 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 190 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion and annual reporting requirements. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 303(r) and 403. Total Annual Burden: 11,970 hours. Total Annual Cost: No Cost. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Information provided pursuant to this request will be viewed as presumptively confidential upon submission because the information would reflect reports on weaknesses in or damage to national communications infrastructure, and the release of this sensitive information to the public could potentially facilitate terrorist targeting of critical infrastructure and key resources. The submissions also may contain internal confidential information that constitutes trade secrets and commercial/financial information that the respondent does not routinely make public and public release of the submitted information could cause competitive harm by revealing information about the types and deployment of cable equipment and E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 12, 2017 / Notices the traffic that flows across the system. For these reasons, the information requested in (b) (Terrestrial Route Map) and (c) (Undersea Location Spreadsheet) above is presumptively exempt from public disclosure under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Exemption 3, 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(3), and section 4(j) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(j), as implemented in 47 CFR 0.457(c)(1)(i) (exempting disclosure of ‘‘maps showing the exact location of submarine cables’’). The information requested in (a) (System Status and Restoration Messages) and (d) (Restoration Capability) described above will be considered exempt under Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). If a FOIA request is filed for information submitted in response to this request, the respondent whose records are the subject of the request will be notified of the FOIA request and given the opportunity to oppose release of the records. See 47 CFR 0.461(d)(3). We note that the information provided in response to this request will be shared with the Department of Homeland Security’s National Communications System (NCS) and relevant Executive Branch agencies on a confidential basis. See 44 U.S.C. 3510. Needs and Uses: This information is needed in order to support Federal government national security and emergency preparedness communications programs, for the purposes of providing situational awareness of submarine cable system performance as well as a greater understanding of potential physical threats to the submarine cable systems. This information will provide situational awareness regarding the operational status of submarine cable systems to the Federal government, and allow the Executive Branch to assess potential risks and threats to these critical communications systems in the context of other available information. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26681 Filed 12–11–17; 8:45 am] ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6712–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Dec 11, 2017 Jkt 244001 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0414] 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 of 1995 (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 February 12, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58391 the PRA, 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 Number: 3060–0414. Title: Terrain Shielding Policy. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities, not-for-profit institutions, State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 25 respondents; 25 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 Sections 154(i) and 303 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 25 hours. Total Annual Cost: $56,250. Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality and respondents are not being asked to submit confidential information to the Commission. Needs and Uses: The terrain shielding policy requires respondents to submit either a detailed terrain study, or to submit letters of assent from all potentially affected parties and graphic depiction of the terrain when intervening terrain prevents a low power television applicant from interfering with other low power television or full-power television stations. FCC staff uses the data to determine if terrain shielding can provide adequate interference protection and if a waiver of 47 CFR 74.705 and 74.707 of the rules is warranted. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0329, 3060-1116]


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 January 11, 
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 listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via 
email [email protected]; and to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via 
email [email protected] and to [email protected]. 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 Number: 3060-0329.
    Title: Section 2.955, Equipment Authorization--Verification 
(Retention of Records).
    Form No.: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 8,000 respondents; 8,000 
responses.

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    Estimated Time per Response: 18 hours (average).
    Frequency of Response: One-time and on occasion reporting 
requirements, recordkeeping requirement; and third-party disclosure 
requirements.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. Sections 4(i), 302, 303(g), and 303(r) of the Communications Act 
of 1934, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 302 and 303(r).
    Total Annual Burden: 144,000 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $1,600,000.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Commission rules require 
equipment testing to determine performance and compliance with FCC 
standards. This testing is typically done by either the manufacturer's 
testing laboratory or an independent testing laboratory.
    Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted as an extension 
after this 60-day comment period to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) in order to obtain the full three-year clearance.
    Section 2.955 describes for each equipment device subject to 
verification, the responsible party, as shown in 47 CFR 2.909 shall 
maintain the records listed as follows:
    (1) A record of the original design drawings and specifications and 
all changes that have been made that may affect compliance with the 
requirements of Sec.  2.953.
    (2) A record of the procedures used for production inspection and 
testing (if tests were performed) to insure the conformance required by 
Sec.  2.953. (Statistical production line emission testing is not 
required.)
    (3) A record of the measurements made on an appropriate test site 
that demonstrates compliance with the applicable regulations in this 
chapter. The record shall:
    (i) Indicate the actual date all testing was performed;
    (ii) State the name of the test laboratory, company, or individual 
performing the verification testing. The Commission may request 
additional information regarding the test site, the test equipment or 
the qualifications of the company or individual performing the 
verification tests;
    (iii) Contain a description of how the device was actually tested, 
identifying the measurement procedure and test equipment that was used;
    (iv) Contain a description of the equipment under test (EUT) and 
support equipment connected to, or installed within, the EUT;
    (v) Identify the EUT and support equipment by trade name and model 
number and, if appropriate, by FCC Identifier and serial number;
    (vi) Indicate the types and lengths of connecting cables used and 
how they were arranged or moved during testing;
    (vii) Contain at least two drawings or photographs showing the test 
set-up for the highest line conducted emission and showing the test 
set-up for the highest radiated emission. These drawings or photographs 
must show enough detail to confirm other information contained in the 
test report. Any photographs used must be focused originals without 
glare or dark spots and must clearly show the test configuration used;
    (viii) List all modifications, if any, made to the EUT by the 
testing company or individual to achieve compliance with the 
regulations in this chapter;
    (ix) Include all of the data required to show compliance with the 
appropriate regulations in this chapter; and
    (x) Contain, on the test report, the signature of the individual 
responsible for testing the product along with the name and signature 
of an official of the responsible party, as designated in Sec.  2.909.
    (4) For equipment subject to the provisions in part 15 of this 
chapter, the records shall indicate if the equipment was verified 
pursuant to the transition provisions contained in Sec.  15.37 of this 
chapter.
    (b) The records listed in paragraph (a) of this section shall be 
retained for two years after the manufacture of said equipment item has 
been permanently discontinued, or until the conclusion of an 
investigation or a proceeding if the manufacturer or importer is 
officially notified that an investigation or any other administrative 
proceeding involving his equipment has been instituted.
    The Commission needs and requires the information under FCC Rules 
at 47 CFR parts 15 and 18, that RF equipment manufacturers 
(respondents) `self-determine'' their responsibility for adherence to 
these rules, as guided by the following criteria:
    (a) Whether the RF equipment device that is being marketed complies 
with the applicable Commission Rules; and
    (b) If the operation of the equipment is consistent with the 
initially documented test results, as reported to the Commission.
    The information collection is essential to controlling potential 
interference to radio communications.
    (a) Companies that manufacture RF equipment are the anticipated 
respondents to this information collection.
    (b) This respondent ``public'' generally remains the same, although 
the types of equipment devices that they manufacture may change in 
response to changing technologies and to new spectrum allocations made 
by the Commission.
    (c) In addition, the Commission may establish new technical 
operating standards in response to these changing technologies and in 
allocation spectrum, which these RF equipment manufacturers must meet 
to receive their equipment authorization from the FCC.
    (d) However, the process that RF equipment manufacturers must 
follow to verify their compliance, as mandated by 47 CFR 2.955 of FCC 
Rules, will not change despite new technical standards established for 
specific equipment.
    This information collection, therefore, applies to a variety of 
equipment, which is currently manufactured in the future, and that 
operates under varying technical standards.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-1116.
    Title: Submarine Cable Reporting.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 63 respondents; 63 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 190 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion and annual reporting 
requirements.
    Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Statutory authority for this 
information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 303(r) 
and 403.
    Total Annual Burden: 11,970 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No Cost.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Information provided pursuant 
to this request will be viewed as presumptively confidential upon 
submission because the information would reflect reports on weaknesses 
in or damage to national communications infrastructure, and the release 
of this sensitive information to the public could potentially 
facilitate terrorist targeting of critical infrastructure and key 
resources. The submissions also may contain internal confidential 
information that constitutes trade secrets and commercial/financial 
information that the respondent does not routinely make public and 
public release of the submitted information could cause competitive 
harm by revealing information about the types and deployment of cable 
equipment and

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the traffic that flows across the system. For these reasons, the 
information requested in (b) (Terrestrial Route Map) and (c) (Undersea 
Location Spreadsheet) above is presumptively exempt from public 
disclosure under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Exemption 3, 5 
U.S.C. 552(b)(3), and section 4(j) of the Communications Act of 1934, 
as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(j), as implemented in 47 CFR 0.457(c)(1)(i) 
(exempting disclosure of ``maps showing the exact location of submarine 
cables''). The information requested in (a) (System Status and 
Restoration Messages) and (d) (Restoration Capability) described above 
will be considered exempt under Exemption 4 of the Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). If a FOIA request is filed 
for information submitted in response to this request, the respondent 
whose records are the subject of the request will be notified of the 
FOIA request and given the opportunity to oppose release of the 
records. See 47 CFR 0.461(d)(3). We note that the information provided 
in response to this request will be shared with the Department of 
Homeland Security's National Communications System (NCS) and relevant 
Executive Branch agencies on a confidential basis. See 44 U.S.C. 3510.
    Needs and Uses: This information is needed in order to support 
Federal government national security and emergency preparedness 
communications programs, for the purposes of providing situational 
awareness of submarine cable system performance as well as a greater 
understanding of potential physical threats to the submarine cable 
systems. This information will provide situational awareness regarding 
the operational status of submarine cable systems to the Federal 
government, and allow the Executive Branch to assess potential risks 
and threats to these critical communications systems in the context of 
other available information.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
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