Information Collection Being Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for Emergency Review and Approval, 71935-71936 [2019-28131]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices 6. EPA. ‘‘Procedures for Prioritization of Chemicals for Risk Evaluation under TSCA’’—Response to Public Comments (EPA–HQ–OPPT–2016–0636–0076). June 21, 2017. 7. EPA. Procedures for Prioritization of Chemicals for Risk Evaluation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Federal Register. (82 FR 33753, July 20, 2017) (FRL– 9964–24). 8. EPA. A Working Approach for Identifying Potential Candidate Chemicals for Prioritization; Notice of Availability. Federal Register. (83 FR 50366, October 5, 2018) (FRL–9983–38). (Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.) Dated: December 20, 2019. Andrew R. Wheeler, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–28225 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–XXXX; FRS 16361] Information Collection Being Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for Emergency Review and Approval 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 control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before January 29, 2020. 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 Title as shown in the ‘‘Supplementary Information’’ section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele, (202) 418–2991. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is requesting emergency OMB processing of the information collection requirement(s) contained in this notice and has requested OMB approval no later than 32 days after the collection is received at OMB. 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 Commission 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. OMB Control Number: 3060–XXXX. Title: Protecting National Security Through FCC Program. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: New information collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,257 respondents; 2,257 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours. Frequency of Response: One-time reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. sections 1.4(b)(1), 1.103(a), 151–154, 201(b), 229, 254, and 1004. Total Annual Burden: 6,771 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71935 Total Annual Cost: No Cost. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission will consider the potential confidentiality of any information submitted, particularly where public release of such information could raise security concerns (e.g., granular location information). We expect, however, that the public interest in knowing whether a carrier uses or owns equipment or services from Huawei or ZTE would significantly outweigh any interest the carrier would have in keeping such information confidential. Respondents may request materials or information submitted to the Commission or to the Administrator be withheld from public inspection under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this new information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under their emergency processing procedures. Under this information collection, the Commission proposes to collect information to determine the extent to which potentially prohibited equipment exists in current networks and the costs associated with removing such equipment and replacing it with equivalent equipment. The Communications Act of 1934, as amended, requires the ‘‘preservation and advancement of universal service.’’ 47 U.S.C. 254(b). The information collection requirements reported under this collection are the result of Commission actions to promote the Act’s universal service goals. On November 22, 2019, the Commission adopted a Report and Order, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Order, WC Docket No. 18–89, FCC 19– 121 (Protecting Against National Security Threats to the Communications Supply Chain Through FCC Programs). The Report and Order prohibits future use of Universal Service Fund (USF) monies to purchase, maintain, improve, modify, obtain, or otherwise support any equipment or services produced or provided by a company that poses a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks or the communications supply chain. It also initially designates two entities— Huawei Technologies Company (Huawei) and ZTE Corporation (ZTE), along with their affiliates, subsidiaries, and parents—as covered companies posing such a national security threat. In the Further Notice, the Commission proposes to make the requirement to remove covered equipment and services from carriers’ networks contingent on E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 71936 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices the availability of a funded reimbursement program, in an effort to mitigate the impact on affected entities. The information will guide the Commission’s next steps in the underlying proceeding. Federal Communications Commission. Cecilia Sigmund, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–28131 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0678 and OMB 3060–1167; FRS 16372] 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. DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before January 29, 2020. 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 No.: 3060–0678. Title: Part 25 of the Commission’s Rules Governing the Licensing of, and Spectrum Usage by, Satellite Network Stations and Space Stations. Form No: FCC Form 312, FCC Form 312–EZ, FCC Form 312–R and Schedules A, B and S. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities and Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 6,524 respondents; 6,573 responses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Time per Response: 0.5–80 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion, one time, and annual reporting requirements; third-party disclosure requirement; recordkeeping requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The Commission has statutory authority for the information collection requirements under 47 U.S.C. 154, 301, 302, 303, 307, 309, 310, 319, 332, 605, and 721. Total Annual Burden: 44,992 hours. Total Annual Cost: $16,612,586. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality pertaining to the information collection requirements in this collection. Needs and Uses: On August 2, 2019, the Commission released a Report and Order, FCC 19–81, in IB Docket No. 18– 86, titled ‘‘Streamlining Licensing Procedures for Small Satellites’’ (Small Satellite Report and Order). In this Report and Order, the Commission adopted a new alternative, optional licensing process for small satellites and spacecraft, called the ‘‘Part 25 streamlined small satellite process.’’ This new process allows qualifying applicants for small satellites and spacecraft to take advantage of an easier application process, a lower application fee, and a shorter timeline for review than currently exists for applicants under the Commission’s existing Part 25 satellite licensing rules. The Commission limited the regulatory burdens borne by applicants, while promoting orbital debris mitigation and efficient use of spectrum. The Commission’s action supports and encourages the increasing innovation in the small satellite sector and helps to preserve U.S. leadership in space-based services and operations. This information collection will provide the Commission and the public with necessary information about the operations of this growing area of satellite operations. While this information collection represents an overall increase in the burden hours, the increase is due to an anticipated overall increase in number of applications as a result of additional applications being filed under the streamlined process adopted in the Small Satellite Report and Order. This information collection represents a decrease in the paperwork burdens for individual operators of nongeostationary orbit (NGSO) satellites who may now qualify for streamlined processing as small satellites, and serves the public interest by streamlining the collection of information and allowing E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-XXXX; FRS 16361]


Information Collection Being Submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget for Emergency Review and Approval

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 control number. No 
person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a 
collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a 
valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before January 
29, 2020.

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 Title as shown in the ``Supplementary Information'' section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the 
information collection, contact Nicole Ongele, (202) 418-2991.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is requesting emergency OMB 
processing of the information collection requirement(s) contained in 
this notice and has requested OMB approval no later than 32 days after 
the collection is received at OMB. 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 Commission 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.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-XXXX.
    Title: Protecting National Security Through FCC Program.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: New information collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,257 respondents; 2,257 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours.
    Frequency of Response: One-time reporting requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. sections 1.4(b)(1), 1.103(a), 151-154, 201(b), 229, 254, and 
1004.
    Total Annual Burden: 6,771 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No Cost.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission will consider 
the potential confidentiality of any information submitted, 
particularly where public release of such information could raise 
security concerns (e.g., granular location information). We expect, 
however, that the public interest in knowing whether a carrier uses or 
owns equipment or services from Huawei or ZTE would significantly 
outweigh any interest the carrier would have in keeping such 
information confidential. Respondents may request materials or 
information submitted to the Commission or to the Administrator be 
withheld from public inspection under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's 
rules.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this new information 
collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under their 
emergency processing procedures. Under this information collection, the 
Commission proposes to collect information to determine the extent to 
which potentially prohibited equipment exists in current networks and 
the costs associated with removing such equipment and replacing it with 
equivalent equipment. The Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 
requires the ``preservation and advancement of universal service.'' 47 
U.S.C. 254(b). The information collection requirements reported under 
this collection are the result of Commission actions to promote the 
Act's universal service goals. On November 22, 2019, the Commission 
adopted a Report and Order, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and 
Order, WC Docket No. 18-89, FCC 19-121 (Protecting Against National 
Security Threats to the Communications Supply Chain Through FCC 
Programs). The Report and Order prohibits future use of Universal 
Service Fund (USF) monies to purchase, maintain, improve, modify, 
obtain, or otherwise support any equipment or services produced or 
provided by a company that poses a national security threat to the 
integrity of communications networks or the communications supply 
chain. It also initially designates two entities--Huawei Technologies 
Company (Huawei) and ZTE Corporation (ZTE), along with their 
affiliates, subsidiaries, and parents--as covered companies posing such 
a national security threat. In the Further Notice, the Commission 
proposes to make the requirement to remove covered equipment and 
services from carriers' networks contingent on

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the availability of a funded reimbursement program, in an effort to 
mitigate the impact on affected entities. The information will guide 
the Commission's next steps in the underlying proceeding.

Federal Communications Commission.
Cecilia Sigmund,
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-28131 Filed 12-27-19; 8:45 am]
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