Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 72360-72361 [2019-28185]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 72360 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 250 / Tuesday, December 31, 2019 / Notices Privacy Impact Assessment: The FCC completed a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) on June 28, 2007. The PIA may be reviewed at https://www.fcc.gov/ general/privacy-act-information. The FCC is in the process of updating the PIA to incorporate various revisions made to the SORN. Needs and Uses: In 2011, in document FCC 11–151, the FCC adopted rules to implement sections 716 and 717 of the Communications Act of 1934 (the Act), as amended, which were added to the Act by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). See Public Law 111–260, 104. Section 716 of the Act requires providers of advanced communications services and manufacturers of equipment used for advanced communications services to make their services and equipment accessible to individuals with disabilities, unless doing so is not achievable. 47 U.S.C. 617. Section 717 of the Act established new recordkeeping requirements and enforcement procedures for service providers and equipment manufacturers that are subject to sections 255, 716, and 718 of the Act. 47 U.S.C. 618. Section 255 of the Act requires telecommunications and interconnected VoIP services and equipment to be accessible to individuals with disabilities, if readily achievable. 47 U.S.C. 255. Section 718 of the Act requires internet browsers built into mobile phones to be accessible to and usable by individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment, unless doing so is not achievable. 47 U.S.C. 619. In document FCC 11–151, the Commission adopted rules relating to the following: (a) Service providers and equipment manufacturers that are subject to sections 255, 716, and 718 of the Act must ensure that the information and documentation that they provide is accessible to individuals with disabilities. (b) Service providers and equipment manufacturers may seek waivers from the accessibility obligations of section 716 of the Act for services or equipment that are designed for multiple purposes, including advanced communications services, but are designed primarily for purposes other than using advanced communications services. (c) Service providers and equipment manufacturers that are subject to sections 255, 716, and 718 of the Act must maintain records of their efforts to implement those sections. (d) Service providers and equipment manufacturers that are subject to sections 255, 716, and 718 of the Act VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Dec 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 must certify annually to the Commission that records are kept in accordance with the recordkeeping requirements. The certification must include contact details of the person(s) authorized to resolve accessibility complaints and the agent designated for service of process. (e) The Commission established procedures to facilitate the filing of formal and informal complaints alleging violations of sections 255, 716, or 718 of the Act. Those procedures include a nondiscretionary pre-filing notice procedure to facilitate dispute resolution, that is, as a prerequisite to filing an informal complaint, complainants must first request dispute assistance from the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s Disability Rights Office. In 2013, in document FCC 13–57, the FCC adopted rules to implement section 718 of the Act. In 2015, in document FCC 15–24, the FCC reclassified broadband internet access service (BIAS) as a telecommunications service that is subject to the Commission’s regulatory authority under Title II of the Act and applying section 255 of the Act and the Commission’s implementing rules to providers of BIAS and manufacturers of equipment used for BIAS. In 2017, in document FCC 17–166, the Commission reinstated the information service classification of BIAS. Therefore, the Commission extracted those burdens from the collection found in OMB control number 3060–1167. Federal Communications Commission. Cecilia Sigmund, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–28183 Filed 12–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0787; FRS 16360] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid 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 PRA comments should be submitted on or before March 2, 2020. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0787. Title: Implementation of the Subscriber Carrier Selection Changes Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Policies and Rules Concerning Unauthorized Changes of Consumers’ Long Distance Carriers, CC Docket No. 94–129, CG Docket 17–169. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Individuals or household; Business or other for-profit; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 4,160 respondents; 20,920 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes (.50 hours) to 10 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; Biennial, on occasion and one-time reporting requirements; Third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 250 / Tuesday, December 31, 2019 / Notices authority for the information collection requirements is found at Sec. 258 [47 U.S.C. 258] Illegal Changes In Subscriber Carrier Selections, Public Law 104–104, 110 Stat. 56. Total Annual Burden: 87,173 hours. Total Annual Cost: 26,300,00. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is an issue to the extent that individuals and households provide personally identifiable information, which is covered under the FCC’s system of records notice (SORN), FCC/CGB–1, ‘‘Informal Complaints, Inquiries, and Requests for Dispute Assistance.’’ As required by the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Commission also published a SORN, FCC/CGB–1 ‘‘Informal Complaints, Inquiries, and Requests for Dispute Assistance’’, in the Federal Register on August 15, 2014 (79 FR 48152) which became effective on September 24, 2014. Privacy Impact Assessment: The FCC completed a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) on June 28, 2007. It may be reviewed at http://www.fcc.gov/omd/ privacyact/Privacy-ImpactAssessment.html. The Commission is in the process of updating the PIA to incorporate various revisions to it as a result of revisions to the SORN. Needs and Uses: Section 258 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (1996 Act) directed the Commission to prescribe rules to prevent the unauthorized change by telecommunications carriers of consumers’ selections of telecommunications service providers (slamming). On March 17, 2003, the FCC released the Third Order on Reconsideration and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, CC Docket No. 94–129, FCC 03–42 (Third Order on Reconsideration), in which the Commission revised and clarified certain rules to implement section 258 of the 1996 Act. On May 23, 2003, the Commission released an Order (CC Docket No. 94–129, FCC 03–116) clarifying certain aspects of the Third Order on Reconsideration. On January 9, 2008, the Commission released the Fourth Report and Order, CC Docket No. 94–129, FCC 07–223, revising its requirements concerning verification of a consumer’s intent to switch carriers. The Fourth Report and Order modified the information collection requirements contained in § 64.1120(c)(3)(iii) of the Commission’s rules to provide for verifications to elicit ‘‘confirmation that the person on the call understands that a carrier change, not an upgrade to existing service, bill consolidation, or any other misleading description of the transaction, is being authorized.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Dec 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 Federal Communications Commission. Cecilia Sigmund, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–28185 Filed 12–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0754; FRS 16357] Information Collection Approved by the Office of Management and Budget Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the following public information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number, and no person is required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments concerning the accuracy of the burden estimates and any suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the person listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Berthot, Policy Division, Media Bureau, at (202) 418–7454, or email: Kathy.Berthot@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control No.: 3060–0754. OMB Approval Date: 12/18/2019. Expiration Date: 12/31/2022. Title: FCC Form 2100, Application for Media Bureau Audio and Video Service Authorization, Schedule H. Form Number: FCC Form 2100, Schedule H. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other for profit entities. Number of Respondents: 1,758 respondents; 1,758 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 10 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement: Annual reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for these collections is contained in Sections 54(i) and 303 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 17,580 hours. Total Annual Cost: $1,054,800. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72361 Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with respect to this collection of information. Needs and Uses: Commercial fullpower and Class A television broadcast stations are required to file FCC Form 2100, Schedule H (formerly FCC Form 398) (Children’s Television Programming Report) within 30 days after the end of each calendar year. FCC Form 2100, Schedule H is a standardized form that: (a) Provides a consistent format for reporting the children’s educational television programming aired by licensees to meet their obligation under the Children’s Television Act of 1990 (CTA), and (b) facilitates efforts by the public and the FCC to monitor compliance with the CTA. Commercial full-power and Class A television stations are required to complete FCC Form 2100, Schedule H within 30 days after the end of each calendar year and file the form with the Commission. The Commission places the form in the station’s online public inspection file maintained on the Commission’s database (www.fcc.gov). Stations use FCC Form 2100, Schedule H to report, among other things, the Core Programming (i.e., children’s educational and informational programming) the station aired the previous calendar year. FCC Form 2100, Schedule H also includes a ‘‘Preemption Report’’ that must be completed for each Core Program that was preempted during the year. This ‘‘Preemption Report’’ requests information on the reason for the preemption, the date of each preemption, the reason for the preemption and, if the program was rescheduled, the date and time the program was re-aired. 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. Among other revisions, the Report and Order revises the children’s television programming rules to expand the Core Programming hours to 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; modify the safe harbor processing guidelines for determining compliance with the children’s programming rules; require that broadcast stations air the substantial majority of their Core Programming on their primary program streams, but permit broadcast stations to E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 250 (Tuesday, December 31, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72360-72361]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-28185]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0787; FRS 16360]


Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission

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 Communication Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the 
general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to 
comment on the following information collections. Comments are 
requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Commission, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; 
ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the 
information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer 
than 25 employees.
    The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid 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 PRA comments should be submitted on or before March 2, 
2020. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find 
it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, 
you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email 
[email protected] and to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the 
information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0787.
    Title: Implementation of the Subscriber Carrier Selection Changes 
Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Policies and Rules 
Concerning Unauthorized Changes of Consumers' Long Distance Carriers, 
CC Docket No. 94-129, CG Docket 17-169.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Individuals or household; Business or other for-
profit; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 4,160 respondents; 20,920 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes (.50 hours) to 10 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; Biennial, on 
occasion and one-time reporting requirements; Third party disclosure 
requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory

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authority for the information collection requirements is found at Sec. 
258 [47 U.S.C. 258] Illegal Changes In Subscriber Carrier Selections, 
Public Law 104-104, 110 Stat. 56.
    Total Annual Burden: 87,173 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: 26,300,00.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is an issue 
to the extent that individuals and households provide personally 
identifiable information, which is covered under the FCC's system of 
records notice (SORN), FCC/CGB-1, ``Informal Complaints, Inquiries, and 
Requests for Dispute Assistance.'' As required by the Privacy Act, 5 
U.S.C. 552a, the Commission also published a SORN, FCC/CGB-1 ``Informal 
Complaints, Inquiries, and Requests for Dispute Assistance'', in the 
Federal Register on August 15, 2014 (79 FR 48152) which became 
effective on September 24, 2014.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: The FCC completed a Privacy Impact 
Assessment (PIA) on June 28, 2007. It may be reviewed at http://www.fcc.gov/omd/privacyact/Privacy-Impact-Assessment.html. The 
Commission is in the process of updating the PIA to incorporate various 
revisions to it as a result of revisions to the SORN.
    Needs and Uses: Section 258 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 
(1996 Act) directed the Commission to prescribe rules to prevent the 
unauthorized change by telecommunications carriers of consumers' 
selections of telecommunications service providers (slamming). On March 
17, 2003, the FCC released the Third Order on Reconsideration and 
Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, CC Docket No. 94-129, FCC 
03-42 (Third Order on Reconsideration), in which the Commission revised 
and clarified certain rules to implement section 258 of the 1996 Act. 
On May 23, 2003, the Commission released an Order (CC Docket No. 94-
129, FCC 03-116) clarifying certain aspects of the Third Order on 
Reconsideration. On January 9, 2008, the Commission released the Fourth 
Report and Order, CC Docket No. 94-129, FCC 07-223, revising its 
requirements concerning verification of a consumer's intent to switch 
carriers.
    The Fourth Report and Order modified the information collection 
requirements contained in Sec.  64.1120(c)(3)(iii) of the Commission's 
rules to provide for verifications to elicit ``confirmation that the 
person on the call understands that a carrier change, not an upgrade to 
existing service, bill consolidation, or any other misleading 
description of the transaction, is being authorized.''

Federal Communications Commission.
Cecilia Sigmund,
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-28185 Filed 12-30-19; 8:45 am]
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