Terrestrial Use of the 2473-2495 MHz Bands for Low-Power Mobile Broadband Networks; Amendments to Rules for the Ancillary Terrestrial Component of Mobile Satellite Service Systems, 58759-58761 [2017-26943]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 239 / Thursday, December 14, 2017 / Rules and Regulations (C) Is not itself a historic property. (ii) The replacement pole— (A) Is located no more than 10 feet away from the original pole, based on the distance between the centerpoint of the replacement pole and the centerpoint of the original pole; provided that construction of the replacement pole in place of the original pole entails no new ground disturbance (either laterally or in depth) outside previously disturbed areas, including disturbance associated with temporary support of utility, communications, or related transmission lines. For purposes of this paragraph, ‘‘ground disturbance’’ means any activity that moves, compacts, alters, displaces, or penetrates the ground surface of previously undisturbed soils; (B) Has a height that does not exceed the height of the original pole by more than 5 feet or 10 percent of the height of the original pole, whichever is greater; and (C) Has an appearance consistent with the quality and appearance of the original pole. (4) Collocations on buildings and other non-tower structures. The mounting of antennas (including associated equipment such as wiring, cabling, cabinets, or backup power) on buildings or other non-tower structures where the deployment meets the following conditions: (i) There is an existing antenna on the building or structure; (ii) One of the following criteria is met: (A) Non-Visible Antennas. The new antenna is not visible from any adjacent streets or surrounding public spaces and is added in the same vicinity as a preexisting antenna; (B) Visible Replacement Antennas. The new antenna is visible from adjacent streets or surrounding public spaces, provided that (1) It is a replacement for a preexisting antenna, (2) The new antenna will be located in the same vicinity as the pre-existing antenna, (3) The new antenna will be visible only from adjacent streets and surrounding public spaces that also afford views of the pre-existing antenna, (4) The new antenna is not more than 3 feet larger in height or width (including all protuberances) than the pre-existing antenna, and (5) No new equipment cabinets are visible from the adjacent streets or surrounding public spaces; or (C) Other Visible Antennas. The new antenna is visible from adjacent streets or surrounding public spaces, provided that VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Dec 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 (1) It is located in the same vicinity as a pre-existing antenna, (2) The new antenna will be visible only from adjacent streets and surrounding public spaces that also afford views of the pre-existing antenna, (3) The pre-existing antenna was not deployed pursuant to the exclusion in this paragraph, (4) The new antenna is not more than three feet larger in height or width (including all protuberances) than the pre-existing antenna, and (5) No new equipment cabinets are visible from the adjacent streets or surrounding public spaces; (iii) The new antenna complies with all zoning conditions and historic preservation conditions applicable to existing antennas in the same vicinity that directly mitigate or prevent effects, such as camouflage or concealment requirements; (iv) The deployment of the new antenna involves no new ground disturbance; and (v) The deployment would otherwise require the preparation of an Environmental Assessment under 1.1304(a)(4) solely because of the age of the structure. Note 1 to Paragraph (b)(4): A non-visible new antenna is in the ‘‘same vicinity’’ as a pre-existing antenna if it will be collocated on the same rooftop, facade or other surface. ¸ A visible new antenna is in the ‘‘same vicinity’’ as a pre-existing antenna if it is on the same rooftop, facade, or other surface and ¸ the centerpoint of the new antenna is within ten feet of the centerpoint of the pre-existing antenna. A deployment causes no new ground disturbance when the depth and width of previous disturbance exceeds the proposed construction depth and width by at least two feet. (c) Responsibilities of applicants. Applicants seeking Commission authorization for construction or modification of towers, collocation of antennas, or other undertakings shall take the steps mandated by, and comply with the requirements set forth in, Appendix C of this part, sections III–X, or any other applicable program alternative. (d) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply: Antenna means an apparatus designed for the purpose of emitting radiofrequency (RF) radiation, to be operated or operating from a fixed location pursuant to Commission authorization, for the transmission of writing, signs, signals, data, images, pictures, and sounds of all kinds, including the transmitting device and any on-site equipment, switches, wiring, cabling, power sources, shelters or cabinets associated with that antenna PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 58759 and added to a tower, structure, or building as part of the original installation of the antenna. For most services, an antenna will be mounted on or in, and is distinct from, a supporting structure such as a tower, structure or building. However, in the case of AM broadcast stations, the entire tower or group of towers constitutes the antenna for that station. For purposes of this section, the term antenna does not include unintentional radiators, mobile stations, or devices authorized under part 15 of this title. Applicant means a Commission licensee, permittee, or registration holder, or an applicant or prospective applicant for a wireless or broadcast license, authorization or antenna structure registration, and the duly authorized agents, employees, and contractors of any such person or entity. Collocation means the mounting or installation of an antenna on an existing tower, building or structure for the purpose of transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency signals for communications purposes, whether or not there is an existing antenna on the structure. Tower means any structure built for the sole or primary purpose of supporting Commission-licensed or authorized antennas, including the onsite fencing, equipment, switches, wiring, cabling, power sources, shelters, or cabinets associated with that tower but not installed as part of an antenna as defined herein. Undertaking means a project, activity, or program funded in whole or in part under the direct or indirect jurisdiction of the Commission, including those requiring a Commission permit, license or approval. Maintenance and servicing of towers, antennas, and associated equipment are not deemed to be undertakings subject to review under this section. [FR Doc. 2017–26940 Filed 12–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 25 [IB Docket No. 13–213; FCC 16–181] Terrestrial Use of the 2473–2495 MHz Bands for Low-Power Mobile Broadband Networks; Amendments to Rules for the Ancillary Terrestrial Component of Mobile Satellite Service Systems Federal Communications Commission. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1 58760 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 239 / Thursday, December 14, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Final rule; announcement of effective date. ACTION: In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, the information collection associated with the Commission’s Terrestrial Use of the 2473–2495 MHz bands for Low-Power Mobile Broadband Networks; Amendments to Rules for the Ancillary Terrestrial Component of Mobile Satellite Service Systems Report and Order’s (Order) modified rules for the operation of an Ancillary Terrestrial Component. This document is consistent with the Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of those rules. DATES: The amendments to 47 CFR 25.149 published at 82 FR 8814, January 31, 2017, are effective December 14, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Duall, Satellite Division, International Bureau, at 202–418–1103 or via email at Stephen.Duall@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on June 28, 2017, OMB approved, for a period of three years, the information collection requirements relating to the access stimulation rules contained in the Commission’s Order, FCC 16–181, published at 82 FR 8814, January 31, 2017. The OMB Control Number is 3060–0994. The Commission publishes this document as an announcement of the effective date of the rules. If you have any comments on the burden estimates listed below, or how the Commission can improve the collections and reduce any burdens caused thereby, please contact Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1–C823, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Please include the OMB Control Number, 3060–0298, in your correspondence. The Commission will also accept your comments via email at PRA@fcc.gov. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@ fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (TTY). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: SYNOPSIS As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Dec 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 received final OMB approval on June 28, 2017, for the information collection requirements contained in the modifications to the Commission’s rules in 47 CFR part 25. Under 5 CFR part 1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a current, valid OMB Control Number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act that does not display a current, valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number is 3060–0994. The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, October 1, 1995, and 44 U.S.C. 3507. The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents are as follows: OMB Control Number: 3060–0994. OMB Approval Date: June 28, 2017. OMB Expiration Date: June 30, 2020. Title: Flexibility for Delivery of Communications by Mobile Satellite Service Providers in the 2 GHz Band, the L Band, and the 1.6/2.4 GHz Band. Form Number: N/A. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 126 respondents; 126 responses. Estimated Time per Response: Between 0.5–50 hours. Frequency of Response: One-time, annual, and on-occasion reporting requirements, third party disclosure and recordkeeping requirements. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in sections 4(i), 7, 302, 303(c), 303(e), 303(f) and 303(r) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 157, 302, 303(c), 303(e), 303(f) and 303(r). Total Annual Burden: 520 hours. Total Annual Cost: $530,340. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: An assurance of confidentiality is not offered because this information collection does not require the collection of personally identifiable information (PII) from individuals. Privacy Act: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: On December 23, 2016, the Commission released a Report and Order in IB Docket No. 13–213, FCC 16–181, titled ‘‘Terrestrial Use of the 2473–2495 MHz Band for Low-Power Mobile Broadband Networks; Amendments to Rules for the Ancillary Terrestrial Component of Mobile Satellite Service Systems.’’ The revisions to 47 CFR part 25 adopted in PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 the Report and Order remove a portion of the information collection requirements as it relates to a newly proposed low power broadband network, as described in document FCC 16–181. These revisions enable ATC licensees to operate low-power ATC using licensed spectrum in the 2483.5– 2495 MHz band. Although the original low-power ATC proposal described the use of the adjacent 2473–2483.5 MHz band, low-power terrestrial operations at 2473–2483.5 MHz were not authorized by the Report and Order. The revisions provide an exception for lowpower ATC from the requirements contained in § 25.149(b) of the Commission’s rules, which require detailed showings concerning satellite system coverage and replacement satellites. The revisions also provide an exception from a rule requiring integrated service, which generally requires that service handsets be capable of communication with both satellites and terrestrial base stations. Accordingly, the provider of low-power ATC would be relieved from certain burdens that are currently in place in the existing information collection. To qualify for authority to deploy a lowpower terrestrial network in the 2483.5– 2495 MHz band, an ATC licensee would need to certify that it will utilize a Network Operating System to manage its terrestrial low-power network. Although the Report and Order also created new technical requirements for equipment designed to communicate with a low-power ATC network, satisfaction of these technical requirements relieves ATC licensees from meeting other technical requirements that apply to ATC systems generally. We also had a revision to this information collection to reflect the elimination of the elements of this information collection for 2 GHz MSS. See 78 FR 48621–22. The purposes of the existing information collection are to obtain information necessary for licensing operators of Mobile-Satellite Service (MSS) networks to provide ancillary services in the U.S. via terrestrial base stations (Ancillary Terrestrial Components, or ATCs); obtain the legal and technical information required to facilitate the integration of ATCs into MSS networks in the L-Band and the 1.6/2.4 GHz Bands; and to ensure that ATC licensees meet the Commission’s legal and technical requirements to develop and maintain their MSS networks and operate their ATC systems without causing harmful interference to other radio systems. E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 239 / Thursday, December 14, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26943 Filed 12–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 635 [Docket No. 120627194–3657–02] RIN 0648–XF817 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; North Atlantic Swordfish Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; Swordfish General Commercial permit retention limit inseason adjustment for the Northwest Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and U.S. Caribbean regions. AGENCY: NMFS is adjusting the Swordfish (SWO) General Commercial permit retention limits for the Northwest Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and U.S. Caribbean regions for January through June of the 2018 fishing year, unless otherwise later noticed. The SWO General Commercial permit retention limit in each of these regions is increased from the regulatory default limits (either two or three fish) to six swordfish per vessel per trip. The SWO General Commercial permit retention limit in the Florida SWO Management Area will remain unchanged at the default limit of zero swordfish per vessel per trip. These adjustments apply to SWO General Commercial permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat permitted vessels when on a non-for-hire trip. This action is based upon consideration of the applicable inseason regional retention limit adjustment criteria. DATES: The adjusted SWO General Commercial permit retention limits in the Northwest Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and U.S. Caribbean regions are effective from January 1, 2018, through June 30, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Pearson or Randy Blankinship, 727–824–5399. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations implemented under the authority of the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA; 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Dec 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) governing the harvest of North Atlantic swordfish by persons and vessels subject to U.S. jurisdiction are found at 50 CFR part 635. Section 635.27 subdivides the U.S. North Atlantic swordfish quota recommended by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and implemented by the United States into two equal semi-annual directed fishery quotas—an annual incidental catch quota for fishermen targeting other species or catching swordfish recreationally, and a reserve category, according to the allocations established in the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (2006 Consolidated HMS FMP) (71 FR 58058, October 2, 2006), as amended, and in accordance with implementing regulations. NMFS is required under ATCA and the Magnuson-Stevens Act to provide U.S. fishing vessels with a reasonable opportunity to harvest the ICCATrecommended quota. In 2017, ICCAT recommended that the overall North Atlantic swordfish total allowable catch (TAC) be set at 9,925 metric tons (mt) dressed weight (dw) (13,200 mt whole weight (ww)) through 2021. Consistent with scientific advice, this was a reduction of 500 mt ww (375.9 mt dw) from previous ICCAT-recommended TACs. However, of this TAC, the United States’ baseline quota remained at 2,937.6 mt dw (3,907 mt ww) per year. The Recommendation also continued to limit underharvest carryover to 15 percent of a contracting party’s baseline quota. Thus, the United States could carry over a maximum of 440.6 mt dw (586.0 mt ww) of underharvest. Absent adjustments, the codified baseline quota is 2,937.6 mt dw for 2018. At this time, given the extent of underharvest in 2017, we anticipate carrying over the maximum allowable 15 percent (440.6 mt dw), which would result in a final adjusted North Atlantic swordfish quota for the 2018 fishing year equal to 3,378.2 mt dw (2,937.6 + 440.6 = 3,378.2 mt dw). Also as in past years, we anticipate allocating from the adjusted quota, 50 mt dw to the Reserve category for inseason adjustments and research, and 300 mt dw to the Incidental category, which includes recreational landings and landings by incidental swordfish permit holders, per § 635.27(c)(1)(i). This would result in an allocation of 3,028.2 mt dw for the directed fishery, which would be split equally (1,514.1 mt dw) between the two semi-annual periods in 2018 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 58761 (January through June, and July through December). Adjustment of SWO General Commercial Permit Vessel Retention Limits The 2018 North Atlantic swordfish fishing year, which is managed on a calendar-year basis and divided into two equal semi-annual quotas, begins on January 1, 2018. Landings attributable to the SWO General Commercial permit are counted against the applicable semiannual directed fishery quota. Regional default retention limits for this permit have been established and are automatically effective from January 1 through December 31 each year, unless changed based on the inseason regional retention limit adjustment criteria at § 635.24(b)(4)(iv). The default retention limits established for the SWO General Commercial permit are: (1) Northwest Atlantic region—three swordfish per vessel per trip; (2) Gulf of Mexico region—three swordfish per vessel per trip; (3) U.S. Caribbean region—two swordfish per vessel per trip; and, (4) Florida SWO Management Area—zero swordfish per vessel per trip. The default retention limits apply to SWO General Commercial permitted vessels and to HMS Charter/Headboat permitted vessels when fishing on non for-hire trips. As a condition of these permits, vessels may not possess, retain, or land any more swordfish than is specified for the region in which the vessel is located. Under § 635.24(b)(4)(iii), NMFS may increase or decrease the SWO General Commercial permit vessel retention limit in any region within a range from zero to a maximum of six swordfish per vessel per trip. Any adjustments to the retention limits must be based upon a consideration of the relevant criteria provided in § 635.24(b)(4)(iv), which include: The usefulness of information obtained from biological sampling and monitoring of the North Atlantic swordfish stock; the estimated ability of vessels participating in the fishery to land the amount of swordfish quota available before the end of the fishing year; the estimated amounts by which quotas for other categories of the fishery might be exceeded; effects of the adjustment on accomplishing the objectives of the fishery management plan and its amendments; variations in seasonal distribution, abundance, or migration patterns of swordfish; effects of catch rates in one region precluding vessels in another region from having a reasonable opportunity to harvest a portion of the overall swordfish quota; and, review of dealer reports, landing E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 25

[IB Docket No. 13-213; FCC 16-181]


Terrestrial Use of the 2473-2495 MHz Bands for Low-Power Mobile 
Broadband Networks; Amendments to Rules for the Ancillary Terrestrial 
Component of Mobile Satellite Service Systems

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

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ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, 
the information collection associated with the Commission's Terrestrial 
Use of the 2473-2495 MHz bands for Low-Power Mobile Broadband Networks; 
Amendments to Rules for the Ancillary Terrestrial Component of Mobile 
Satellite Service Systems Report and Order's (Order) modified rules for 
the operation of an Ancillary Terrestrial Component. This document is 
consistent with the Order, which stated that the Commission would 
publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective 
date of those rules.

DATES: The amendments to 47 CFR 25.149 published at 82 FR 8814, January 
31, 2017, are effective December 14, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Duall, Satellite Division, 
International Bureau, at 202-418-1103 or via email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on June 28, 
2017, OMB approved, for a period of three years, the information 
collection requirements relating to the access stimulation rules 
contained in the Commission's Order, FCC 16-181, published at 82 FR 
8814, January 31, 2017. The OMB Control Number is 3060-0994. The 
Commission publishes this document as an announcement of the effective 
date of the rules. If you have any comments on the burden estimates 
listed below, or how the Commission can improve the collections and 
reduce any burdens caused thereby, please contact Cathy Williams, 
Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 445 12th Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20554. Please include the OMB Control Number, 3060-0298, 
in your correspondence. The Commission will also accept your comments 
via email at [email protected].
    To request materials in accessible formats for people with 
disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), 
send an email to [email protected] or call the Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

SYNOPSIS

    As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received final OMB 
approval on June 28, 2017, for the information collection requirements 
contained in the modifications to the Commission's rules in 47 CFR part 
25.
    Under 5 CFR part 1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a 
collection of information unless it displays a current, valid OMB 
Control Number.
    No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply 
with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
that does not display a current, valid OMB Control Number. The OMB 
Control Number is 3060-0994.
    The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Public Law 104-13, October 1, 1995, and 44 U.S.C. 3507.
    The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents 
are as follows:
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0994.
    OMB Approval Date: June 28, 2017.
    OMB Expiration Date: June 30, 2020.
    Title: Flexibility for Delivery of Communications by Mobile 
Satellite Service Providers in the 2 GHz Band, the L Band, and the 1.6/
2.4 GHz Band.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 126 respondents; 126 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: Between 0.5-50 hours.
    Frequency of Response: One-time, annual, and on-occasion reporting 
requirements, third party disclosure and recordkeeping requirements.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 
sections 4(i), 7, 302, 303(c), 303(e), 303(f) and 303(r) of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 157, 302, 
303(c), 303(e), 303(f) and 303(r).
    Total Annual Burden: 520 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $530,340.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: An assurance of 
confidentiality is not offered because this information collection does 
not require the collection of personally identifiable information (PII) 
from individuals.
    Privacy Act: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: On December 23, 2016, the Commission released a 
Report and Order in IB Docket No. 13-213, FCC 16-181, titled 
``Terrestrial Use of the 2473-2495 MHz Band for Low-Power Mobile 
Broadband Networks; Amendments to Rules for the Ancillary Terrestrial 
Component of Mobile Satellite Service Systems.'' The revisions to 47 
CFR part 25 adopted in the Report and Order remove a portion of the 
information collection requirements as it relates to a newly proposed 
low power broadband network, as described in document FCC 16-181. These 
revisions enable ATC licensees to operate low-power ATC using licensed 
spectrum in the 2483.5-2495 MHz band. Although the original low-power 
ATC proposal described the use of the adjacent 2473-2483.5 MHz band, 
low-power terrestrial operations at 2473-2483.5 MHz were not authorized 
by the Report and Order. The revisions provide an exception for low-
power ATC from the requirements contained in Sec.  25.149(b) of the 
Commission's rules, which require detailed showings concerning 
satellite system coverage and replacement satellites. The revisions 
also provide an exception from a rule requiring integrated service, 
which generally requires that service handsets be capable of 
communication with both satellites and terrestrial base stations. 
Accordingly, the provider of low-power ATC would be relieved from 
certain burdens that are currently in place in the existing information 
collection. To qualify for authority to deploy a low-power terrestrial 
network in the 2483.5-2495 MHz band, an ATC licensee would need to 
certify that it will utilize a Network Operating System to manage its 
terrestrial low-power network. Although the Report and Order also 
created new technical requirements for equipment designed to 
communicate with a low-power ATC network, satisfaction of these 
technical requirements relieves ATC licensees from meeting other 
technical requirements that apply to ATC systems generally. We also had 
a revision to this information collection to reflect the elimination of 
the elements of this information collection for 2 GHz MSS. See 78 FR 
48621-22.
    The purposes of the existing information collection are to obtain 
information necessary for licensing operators of Mobile-Satellite 
Service (MSS) networks to provide ancillary services in the U.S. via 
terrestrial base stations (Ancillary Terrestrial Components, or ATCs); 
obtain the legal and technical information required to facilitate the 
integration of ATCs into MSS networks in the L-Band and the 1.6/2.4 GHz 
Bands; and to ensure that ATC licensees meet the Commission's legal and 
technical requirements to develop and maintain their MSS networks and 
operate their ATC systems without causing harmful interference to other 
radio systems.


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Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-26943 Filed 12-13-17; 8:45 am]
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