Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to Office of Management and Budget, 54141-54144 [2019-22068]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices Comments must be submitted on or before December 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OECA–2013–0547, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to docket.oeca@ epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Savitske, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, (2227A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564– 2601; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: Savitske.Gregory@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act, EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. EPA will consider the khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: Discharge Monitoring Report-Quality Assurance (DMR–QA) study program participation is mandatory for major and selected minor National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit holders in accordance with Clean Water Act Section 308. The DMR–QA study program is designed to evaluate the analytic ability of laboratories that perform chemical, microbiological and whole effluent toxicity (WET) analyses required in NPDES permits for reporting results in the Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR). Under DMR–QA, the permit holder is responsible for having their in-house and/or contract laboratories analyze proficiency test samples and submit results to proficiency testing (PT) providers for grading. Graded results are transmitted by either the permit holder or PT provider to the appropriate federal or state NPDES permitting authority. Permit holders are responsible for submitting corrective action reports to the appropriate permitting authority. Form numbers: 6400–01. Respondents/affected entities: Major and selected minor permit holders under the Clean Water Act’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Respondent’s obligation to respond: Major permit holders must participate annually. Minor permit holders must participate if selected by the state or EPA DMR–QA coordinator. Estimated number of respondents: 5,500 (total). Frequency of response: Major permit holders must participate annually. Minor permit holders must participate if selected by the state or EPA DMR–QA coordinator. Total estimated burden: 36,300 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $5,240,070 (per year), includes $3,243,350 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in estimates: There is a decrease of 1,320 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to a slight decrease of NPDES major permit holders over the last three years. Labor costs will be revised upward to account for changes in employee benefit PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54141 compensation costs and inflation. Nonlabor costs for obtaining proficiency test samples will also likely increase. Dated: October 3, 2019. Martha Segall, Acting Director, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–22106 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0214, 3060–0316, 3060–0750, 3060–1065] Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to 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, 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. Pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, the FCC seeks specific comment on how it might ‘‘further reduce the information collection burden for 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. SUMMARY: Written comments should be submitted on or before November 8, 2019. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments but find it difficult to do so with 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 Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. Include in the comments the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. DATES: E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 54142 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices For additional information or copies of the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. 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 Title of this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the FCC invited the general public and other Federal Agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimates; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) 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. Pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107–198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4), the FCC seeks specific comment on how it might ‘‘further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.’’ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0214. Title: Sections 73.3526 and 73.3527, Local Public Inspection Files; Sections 73.1212, 76.1701 and 73.1943, Political Files. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other for profit entities; Not for profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal government; Individuals or households. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 Number of Respondents and Responses: 23,984 respondents; 62,839 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1–52 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, Recordkeeping requirement, Third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for these collections is contained in Sections 151, 152, 154(i), 303, 307 and 308 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 2,043,805 hours. Total Annual Cost: None. Privacy Impact Assessment: The Commission prepared a system of records notice (SORN), FCC/MB–2, ‘‘Broadcast Station Public Inspection Files,’’ that covers the PII contained in the broadcast station public inspection files located on the Commission’s website. The Commission will revise appropriate privacy requirements as necessary to include any entities and information added to the online public file in this proceeding. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Most of the documents comprising the public file consist of materials that are not of a confidential nature. Respondents complying with the information collection requirements may request that the information they submit be withheld from disclosure. If confidentiality is requested, such requests will be processed in accordance with the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 0.459. In addition, the Commission has adopted provisions that permit respondents subject to the information collection requirement for Shared Service Agreements to redact confidential or proprietary information from their disclosures. Needs and Uses: On July 10, 2019, the Commission adopted a Report and Order in MB Docket Nos. 18–202 and 17–105, FCC 19–67, In the Matter of Children’s Television Programming Rules; Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative, which modernizes the children’s television programming rules in light of changes to the media landscape that have occurred since the rules were first adopted. The Report and Order revises the following information collection requirements: Pursuant to 47 CFR 73.3526(e)(11)(ii), commercial TV and Class A TV broadcast stations must maintain records sufficient to permit substantiation of the station’s certification, in its license renewal PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 application, of compliance with the commercial limits on children’s programming established in 47 U.S.C. Section 303a and 47 CFR 73.670. In the Report and Order, the Commission revises this rule to permit these stations to place such records in their public files annually rather than quarterly and to permit the filing of these records within 30 days after the end of the calendar year. The Commission also revises 47 CFR 73.3526(e)(11)(iii) to require commercial television stations to place in their public files the Children’s Television Programming Report (Report) (FCC Form 2100 Schedule H) on an annual rather than quarterly basis, within 30 days after the end of the calendar year and to eliminate the requirement to publicize the existence and location of the Report. All other information collection requirements contained under 47 CFR 73.1212, 73.3526, 73.3527, 73.1943, and 76.1701 are still a part of the information collection and remain unchanged since last approved by OMB. OMB Control Number: 3060–0316. Title: 47 CFR 76.5, Definitions, 76.1700, Records to Be Maintained Locally by Cable System Operators; 76.1702, Equal Employment Opportunity; 76.1703, Commercial Records on Children’s Programs; 76.1707, Leased Access; 76.1711, Emergency Alert System (EAS) Tests and Activation. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 3,000 respondents; 3,000 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 14 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirements. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in sections 151, 152, 153, 154, 301, 302, 302a, 303, 303a, 307, 308, 309, 312, 315, 317, 325, 339, 340, 341, 503, 521, 522, 531, 532, 534, 535, 536, 537, 543, 544, 544a, 545, 548, 549, 552, 554, 556, 558, 560, 561, 571, 572, 573 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 42,000 hours. Total Annual Cost: None. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impacts. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Needs and Uses: On July 10, 2019, the Commission adopted a Report and E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices Order in MB Docket Nos. 18–202 and 17–105, FCC 19–67, In the Matter of Children’s Television Programming Rules; Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative, which modernizes the children’s television programming rules in light of changes to the media landscape that have occurred since the rules were first adopted. The Report and Order revises the following information collection requirements: Pursuant to 47 CFR 76.1703, cable operators that air children’s programming must maintain records sufficient to verify compliance with 47 CFR 76.225 and make such records available to the public. Such records must be maintained for a period sufficient to cover the limitations period specified in 47 U.S.C. Section 503(b)(6)(B). In the Report and Order, the Commission revises the rules to permit cable television operators to file their certifications of compliance with the commercial limits in children’s programming annually rather than quarterly and to permit the filing of these certifications within 30 days after the end of the calendar year. All other information collection requirements contained under 47 CFR 76.5, 76.1700, 76.1702, 76.1703, 76.1707, and 76.1711 are still a part of the information collection and remain unchanged since last approved by OMB. OMB Control Number: 3060–0750. Title: 47 CFR 73.671, Educational and Informational Programming for Children; 47 CFR 73.673, Public Information Initiatives Regarding Educational and informational Programming for Children. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,770 respondents; 1,125,720 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.017– 0.084 hours. Frequency of Response: Third-party disclosure requirements. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in Sections 154(i), 303, and 336 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 57,560 hours. Total Annual Cost: None. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impacts. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Needs and Uses: On July 10, 2019, the Commission adopted a Report and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 Order in MB Docket Nos. 18–202 and 17–105, FCC 19–67, In the Matter of Children’s Television Programming Rules; Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative, which modernizes the children’s television programming rules in light of changes to the media landscape that have occurred since the rules were first adopted. The Report and Order revises the following information collection requirements: Pursuant to 47 CFR 73.671(c)(5), each commercial television broadcast station must identify programming as specifically designed to educate and inform children by the display on the television screen throughout the program of the symbol E/I. This requirement is intended to assist parents in identifying educational and informational programming for their children. Noncommercial television broadcast stations are no longer be required to identify Core Programming by displaying the E/I symbol throughout the program. Pursuant to 47 CFR 73.671(e), each television broadcast station that preempts an episode of a regularly scheduled weekly Core Program on its primary stream will be permitted to count the episode toward the Core Programming processing guidelines if it reschedules the episode on its primary stream in accordance with the requirements of 47 CFR 73.671(e). Similarly, each television broadcast station that preempts an episode of a regularly scheduled weekly Core Program on a multicast stream will be permitted to count the episode toward the Core Programming processing guidelines if it reschedules the episode on the multicast stream in accordance with the requirements of 47 CFR 73.671(e). Among other requirements, the station must make an on-air notification of the schedule change during the same time slot as the preempted episode. The on-air notification must include the alternate date and time when the program will air. This requirement will help to ensure that parents and children are able to locate the rescheduled program. Pursuant to 47 CFR 73.673, each commercial television broadcast station licensee must provide information identifying programming specifically designed to educate and inform children to publishers of program guides. This requirement is intended to improve the information available to parents regarding programming specifically designed for children’s educational and informational needs. Commercial television broadcast station licensees are no longer be required to provide program guide publishers an indication PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54143 of the age group for which the programming is intended. The Report and Order finds that very few program guides include this information. OMB Control Number: 3060–1065. Title: Section 25.701 of the Commission’s Rules, Direct Broadcast Satellite Public Interest Obligations. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 2 respondents; 2 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1–10 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; on occasion reporting requirement; one time reporting requirement; annual reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority which covers this information collection is contained in Section 335 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 48 hours. Total Annual Cost: None. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impacts. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Although the Commission does not believe that any confidential information will need to be disclosed in order to comply with the information collection requirements, applicants are free to request that materials or information submitted to the Commission be withheld from public inspection. (See 47 CFR 0.459). Needs and Uses: On July 10, 2019, the Commission adopted a Report and Order in MB Docket Nos. 18–202 and 17–105, FCC 19–67, In the Matter of Children’s Television Programming Rules; Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative, which modernizes the children’s television programming rules in light of changes to the media landscape that have occurred since the rules were first adopted. The Report and Order revises the following information collection requirements: Pursuant to 47 CFR 25.701(e)(3), DBS providers that air children’s programming must maintain records sufficient to verify compliance with this rule and make such records available to the public. Such records must be maintained for a period sufficient to cover the limitations period specified in 47 U.S.C. Section 503(b)(6)(B). In the Report and Order, the Commission revises the rules to permit DBS operators to file their certifications of E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 54144 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices compliance with the commercial limits in children’s programming annually rather than quarterly and to permit the filing of these certifications within 30 days after the end of the calendar year. All other information collection requirements contained under 47 CFR 25.701 are still a part of the information collection and remain unchanged since last approved by OMB. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–22068 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–XXXX] Information Collection 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 November 8, khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 2019. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contacts listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via email Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov; and to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov. Include in the comments the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies of the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418–2991. To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the web page http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain, (2) look for the section of the web page called ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box below the ‘‘Currently Under Review’’ heading, (4) select ‘‘Federal Communications Commission’’ from the list of agencies presented in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (5) click the ‘‘Submit’’ button to the right of the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (6) when the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. OMB Control Number: 3060–XXXX. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: FCC Anti-Harassment Intake Form. Form Number: FCC Form 5632. Type of Review: New information collection. Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents and Responses: 5 respondents and 5 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours. Frequency of Response: One-time reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Statutory authority for these collections is contained in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 § 7, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e; Age Discrimination in Employment act of 1967 (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. 621–634; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 12101– 12213; Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29. U.S.C. 501 et seq. Total Annual Burden: 18 hours. Total Annual Cost: $4,050. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: The FCC is drafting a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to cover the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that will be collected, used, and stored. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality of information will be provided in accordance with the Privacy Act. The Commission is not requesting respondents to submit confidential information to the Commission. If the Commission requests respondents to submit information which respondents believe is confidential, respondents may request confidential treatment of such information pursuant to section 0.459 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 0.459. Needs and Uses: FCC employees and related individuals may seek a forum through the Anti-Harassment Program for inquiry and resolution of harassment claims by completing FCC Form 5632. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–22067 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–1226] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0214, 3060-0316, 3060-0750, 3060-1065]


Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval 
to 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, 
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. Pursuant to the Small Business 
Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, the FCC seeks specific comment on how it 
might ``further reduce the information collection burden for 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 November 8, 
2019. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments but find 
it difficult to do so with 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 Cathy Williams, FCC, via 
email [email protected] and to [email protected]. Include in the 
comments the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION below.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies 
of the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-
2918. 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 Title 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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the FCC invited the general public and 
other Federal Agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the 
following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: 
(a) 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; (b) the accuracy 
of the Commission's burden estimates; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) 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. Pursuant to the Small Business 
Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107-198, see 44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(4), the FCC seeks specific comment on how it might ``further 
reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns 
with fewer than 25 employees.''

    OMB Control Number: 3060-0214.
    Title: Sections 73.3526 and 73.3527, Local Public Inspection Files; 
Sections 73.1212, 76.1701 and 73.1943, Political Files.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for profit entities; Not for profit 
institutions; State, Local or Tribal government; Individuals or 
households.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 23,984 respondents; 62,839 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1-52 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, 
Recordkeeping requirement, Third party disclosure requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for these collections is contained in Sections 151, 
152, 154(i), 303, 307 and 308 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 2,043,805 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: None.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: The Commission prepared a system of 
records notice (SORN), FCC/MB-2, ``Broadcast Station Public Inspection 
Files,'' that covers the PII contained in the broadcast station public 
inspection files located on the Commission's website. The Commission 
will revise appropriate privacy requirements as necessary to include 
any entities and information added to the online public file in this 
proceeding.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Most of the documents 
comprising the public file consist of materials that are not of a 
confidential nature. Respondents complying with the information 
collection requirements may request that the information they submit be 
withheld from disclosure. If confidentiality is requested, such 
requests will be processed in accordance with the Commission's rules, 
47 CFR 0.459.
    In addition, the Commission has adopted provisions that permit 
respondents subject to the information collection requirement for 
Shared Service Agreements to redact confidential or proprietary 
information from their disclosures.
    Needs and Uses: On July 10, 2019, the Commission adopted a Report 
and Order in MB Docket Nos. 18-202 and 17-105, FCC 19-67, In the Matter 
of Children's Television Programming Rules; Modernization of Media 
Regulation Initiative, which modernizes the children's television 
programming rules in light of changes to the media landscape that have 
occurred since the rules were first adopted. The Report and Order 
revises the following information collection requirements:
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 73.3526(e)(11)(ii), commercial TV and Class A TV 
broadcast stations must maintain records sufficient to permit 
substantiation of the station's certification, in its license renewal 
application, of compliance with the commercial limits on children's 
programming established in 47 U.S.C. Section 303a and 47 CFR 73.670. In 
the Report and Order, the Commission revises this rule to permit these 
stations to place such records in their public files annually rather 
than quarterly and to permit the filing of these records within 30 days 
after the end of the calendar year. The Commission also revises 47 CFR 
73.3526(e)(11)(iii) to require commercial television stations to place 
in their public files the Children's Television Programming Report 
(Report) (FCC Form 2100 Schedule H) on an annual rather than quarterly 
basis, within 30 days after the end of the calendar year and to 
eliminate the requirement to publicize the existence and location of 
the Report.
    All other information collection requirements contained under 47 
CFR 73.1212, 73.3526, 73.3527, 73.1943, and 76.1701 are still a part of 
the information collection and remain unchanged since last approved by 
OMB.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-0316.
    Title: 47 CFR 76.5, Definitions, 76.1700, Records to Be Maintained 
Locally by Cable System Operators; 76.1702, Equal Employment 
Opportunity; 76.1703, Commercial Records on Children's Programs; 
76.1707, Leased Access; 76.1711, Emergency Alert System (EAS) Tests and 
Activation.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 3,000 respondents; 3,000 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 14 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirements.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 
sections 151, 152, 153, 154, 301, 302, 302a, 303, 303a, 307, 308, 309, 
312, 315, 317, 325, 339, 340, 341, 503, 521, 522, 531, 532, 534, 535, 
536, 537, 543, 544, 544a, 545, 548, 549, 552, 554, 556, 558, 560, 561, 
571, 572, 573 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 42,000 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: None.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impacts.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality with this collection of information.
    Needs and Uses: On July 10, 2019, the Commission adopted a Report 
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Order in MB Docket Nos. 18-202 and 17-105, FCC 19-67, In the Matter of 
Children's Television Programming Rules; Modernization of Media 
Regulation Initiative, which modernizes the children's television 
programming rules in light of changes to the media landscape that have 
occurred since the rules were first adopted. The Report and Order 
revises the following information collection requirements:
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 76.1703, cable operators that air children's 
programming must maintain records sufficient to verify compliance with 
47 CFR 76.225 and make such records available to the public. Such 
records must be maintained for a period sufficient to cover the 
limitations period specified in 47 U.S.C. Section 503(b)(6)(B). In the 
Report and Order, the Commission revises the rules to permit cable 
television operators to file their certifications of compliance with 
the commercial limits in children's programming annually rather than 
quarterly and to permit the filing of these certifications within 30 
days after the end of the calendar year. All other information 
collection requirements contained under 47 CFR 76.5, 76.1700, 76.1702, 
76.1703, 76.1707, and 76.1711 are still a part of the information 
collection and remain unchanged since last approved by OMB.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-0750.
    Title: 47 CFR 73.671, Educational and Informational Programming for 
Children; 47 CFR 73.673, Public Information Initiatives Regarding 
Educational and informational Programming for Children.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,770 respondents; 1,125,720 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.017-0.084 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Third-party disclosure requirements.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this collection is contained in Sections 
154(i), 303, and 336 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 57,560 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: None.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impacts.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality with this collection of information.
    Needs and Uses: On July 10, 2019, the Commission adopted a Report 
and Order in MB Docket Nos. 18-202 and 17-105, FCC 19-67, In the Matter 
of Children's Television Programming Rules; Modernization of Media 
Regulation Initiative, which modernizes the children's television 
programming rules in light of changes to the media landscape that have 
occurred since the rules were first adopted. The Report and Order 
revises the following information collection requirements:
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 73.671(c)(5), each commercial television 
broadcast station must identify programming as specifically designed to 
educate and inform children by the display on the television screen 
throughout the program of the symbol E/I. This requirement is intended 
to assist parents in identifying educational and informational 
programming for their children. Noncommercial television broadcast 
stations are no longer be required to identify Core Programming by 
displaying the E/I symbol throughout the program.
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 73.671(e), each television broadcast station 
that preempts an episode of a regularly scheduled weekly Core Program 
on its primary stream will be permitted to count the episode toward the 
Core Programming processing guidelines if it reschedules the episode on 
its primary stream in accordance with the requirements of 47 CFR 
73.671(e). Similarly, each television broadcast station that preempts 
an episode of a regularly scheduled weekly Core Program on a multicast 
stream will be permitted to count the episode toward the Core 
Programming processing guidelines if it reschedules the episode on the 
multicast stream in accordance with the requirements of 47 CFR 
73.671(e). Among other requirements, the station must make an on-air 
notification of the schedule change during the same time slot as the 
preempted episode. The on-air notification must include the alternate 
date and time when the program will air. This requirement will help to 
ensure that parents and children are able to locate the rescheduled 
program.
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 73.673, each commercial television broadcast 
station licensee must provide information identifying programming 
specifically designed to educate and inform children to publishers of 
program guides. This requirement is intended to improve the information 
available to parents regarding programming specifically designed for 
children's educational and informational needs. Commercial television 
broadcast station licensees are no longer be required to provide 
program guide publishers an indication of the age group for which the 
programming is intended. The Report and Order finds that very few 
program guides include this information.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-1065.
    Title: Section 25.701 of the Commission's Rules, Direct Broadcast 
Satellite Public Interest Obligations.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 2 respondents; 2 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1-10 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; on occasion 
reporting requirement; one time reporting requirement; annual reporting 
requirement; Third party disclosure requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority which covers this information collection is 
contained in Section 335 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 48 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: None.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impacts.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Although the Commission does 
not believe that any confidential information will need to be disclosed 
in order to comply with the information collection requirements, 
applicants are free to request that materials or information submitted 
to the Commission be withheld from public inspection. (See 47 CFR 
0.459).
    Needs and Uses: On July 10, 2019, the Commission adopted a Report 
and Order in MB Docket Nos. 18-202 and 17-105, FCC 19-67, In the Matter 
of Children's Television Programming Rules; Modernization of Media 
Regulation Initiative, which modernizes the children's television 
programming rules in light of changes to the media landscape that have 
occurred since the rules were first adopted. The Report and Order 
revises the following information collection requirements:
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 25.701(e)(3), DBS providers that air children's 
programming must maintain records sufficient to verify compliance with 
this rule and make such records available to the public. Such records 
must be maintained for a period sufficient to cover the limitations 
period specified in 47 U.S.C. Section 503(b)(6)(B). In the Report and 
Order, the Commission revises the rules to permit DBS operators to file 
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compliance with the commercial limits in children's programming 
annually rather than quarterly and to permit the filing of these 
certifications within 30 days after the end of the calendar year.
    All other information collection requirements contained under 47 
CFR 25.701 are still a part of the information collection and remain 
unchanged since last approved by OMB.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-22068 Filed 10-8-19; 8:45 am]
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