Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority, 16937-16938 [2020-06233]

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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 FCC 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 May 26, 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 Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418–2991. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–1231. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16937 Title: Section 90.20 (xiv), Public Safety Pool. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities, and State, Local, or Tribal government. Number of Respondents and Reponses: 4 respondents; 4 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: One-time; on occasion reporting requirement and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for these collections are contained in Sections 1, 2, 4(i), 4(j), 301, 303, 316, and 337 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 154(i), 154(j), 301, 303, 316, and 337. Total Annual Burden: 4 hours. Total Annual Cost: No Cost. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Needs and Uses: On August, 23, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission released a Report and Order, FCC 16–113, PS Docket No. 15– 199 that modified Part 90 of the Rules Private Land Mobile Radio Services. The amended rule revises the Part 90 eligibility rules to permit railroad police officers to access the interoperability. Specifically, the Commission modified Section 90.20(xiv) to provide that: (xiv)(A) Railroad police officers are a class of users eligible to operate on the nationwide interoperability and mutual aid channels listed in 90.20(i) provided their employer holds a Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) license of any radio category, including Industrial/ Business (I/B). Eligible users include full and part time railroad police officers, Amtrak employees who qualify as railroad police officers under this subsection, Alaska Railroad employees who qualify as railroad police officers under this subsection, freight railroad employees who qualify as railroad police officers under this subsection, and passenger transit lines police officers who qualify as railroad police officers under this subsection. Railroads and railroad police departments may obtain licenses for the nationwide interoperability and mutual aid channels on behalf of railroad police officers in their employ. Employers of railroad police officers must obtain concurrence from the relevant state interoperability coordinator or regional planning committee before applying for a license to the Federal E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 16938 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 25, 2020 / Notices Communications Commission or operating on the interoperability and mutual aid channels. (1) Railroad police officer means a peace officer who is commissioned in his or her state of legal residence or state of primary employment and employed, full or part time, by a railroad to enforce state laws for the protection of railroad property, personnel, passengers, and/or cargo. (2) Commissioned means that a state official has certified or otherwise designated a railroad employee as qualified under the licensing requirements of that state to act as a railroad police officer in that state. (3) Property means rights-of-way, easements, appurtenant property, equipment, cargo, facilities, and buildings and other structures owned, leased, operated, maintained, or transported by a railroad. (4) Railroad means each class of freight railroad (i.e., Class I, II, III); Amtrak, Alaska Railroad, commuter railroads and passenger transit lines. (5) The word state, as used herein, encompasses states, territories and the District of Columbia. (B) Eligibility for licensing on the 700 MHz narrowband interoperability channels is restricted to entities that have as their sole or principal purpose the provision of public safety services. To effectively implement the provisions of the new Rule, no other modifications to existing FCC rules are required. The changes are intended to simplify the licensing process for railroad police officers and ensure interoperable communications. The modified rules provide a benefit to public safety licensees by ensuring that only railroad police officers with appropriate governmental authorization can operate on the interoperability and mutual aid channels during emergencies. This will provide the additional benefit of promoting interoperability with railroad police officers by eliminating eligibility as a gating factor when licensing spectrum. The Report and Order reduces the burden on railroad police by allowing them to meet eligibility standard by requiring employers of railroad police officers to obtain concurrence from the relevant state interoperability coordinator or regional planning committee before applying for a license to the Federal Communications Commission or operating on the interoperability and mutual aid channels. Compliance with this requirement is already a requisite for public safety eligibility to use the interoperability and mutual aid channels, consequently any new burden VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Mar 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 imposed by this requirement would be minimal. Federal Communications Commission. Cecilia Sigmund, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–06233 Filed 3–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0844; FRS 16590] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. AGENCY: Notice and request for comments. ACTION: 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 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. SUMMARY: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before May 26, 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. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: 3060–0844. Title: Carriage of the Transmissions of Television Broadcast Stations: Section 76.56(a), Carriage of qualified noncommercial educational stations; Section 76.57, Channel positioning; Section 76.61(a)(1)–(2), Disputes concerning carriage; Section 76.64, Retransmission consent. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 4,902 respondents and 7,082 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 to 5 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this action is contained in Sections 1, 4(i) and (j), 325, 338, 614, 615, 631, 632, and 653 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i) and (j), 325, 338, 534, 535, 551, 552, and 573. Total Annual Burden: 4,486 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: Under Section 614 of the Communications Act and the implementing rules adopted by the Commission, commercial TV broadcast stations are entitled to assert mandatory carriage rights on cable systems located within the station’s television market. Under Section 325(b) of the Communications Act, commercial TV broadcast stations are entitled to negotiate with local cable systems for carriage of their signal pursuant to retransmission consent agreements in lieu of asserting must carry rights. This system is therefore referred to as ‘‘MustCarry and Retransmission Consent.’’ Under Section 615 of the Communications Act, noncommercial educational (NCE) stations are also entitled to assert mandatory carriage rights on cable systems located within the station’s market; however, noncommercial TV broadcast stations ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-1231, FRS 16591]


Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority

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 FCC 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 May 26, 
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 Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email 
[email protected] and to [email protected].

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 3060-1231.
    Title: Section 90.20 (xiv), Public Safety Pool.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities, and State, 
Local, or Tribal government.
    Number of Respondents and Reponses: 4 respondents; 4 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Frequency of Response: One-time; on occasion reporting requirement 
and third party disclosure requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for these collections are contained in Sections 1, 
2, 4(i), 4(j), 301, 303, 316, and 337 of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 154(i), 154(j), 301, 303, 316, 
and 337.
    Total Annual Burden: 4 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No Cost.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality with this collection of information.
    Needs and Uses: On August, 23, 2016, the Federal Communications 
Commission released a Report and Order, FCC 16-113, PS Docket No. 15-
199 that modified Part 90 of the Rules Private Land Mobile Radio 
Services. The amended rule revises the Part 90 eligibility rules to 
permit railroad police officers to access the interoperability. 
Specifically, the Commission modified Section 90.20(xiv) to provide 
that:
    (xiv)(A) Railroad police officers are a class of users eligible to 
operate on the nationwide interoperability and mutual aid channels 
listed in 90.20(i) provided their employer holds a Private Land Mobile 
Radio (PLMR) license of any radio category, including Industrial/
Business (I/B). Eligible users include full and part time railroad 
police officers, Amtrak employees who qualify as railroad police 
officers under this subsection, Alaska Railroad employees who qualify 
as railroad police officers under this subsection, freight railroad 
employees who qualify as railroad police officers under this 
subsection, and passenger transit lines police officers who qualify as 
railroad police officers under this subsection. Railroads and railroad 
police departments may obtain licenses for the nationwide 
interoperability and mutual aid channels on behalf of railroad police 
officers in their employ. Employers of railroad police officers must 
obtain concurrence from the relevant state interoperability coordinator 
or regional planning committee before applying for a license to the 
Federal

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Communications Commission or operating on the interoperability and 
mutual aid channels.
    (1) Railroad police officer means a peace officer who is 
commissioned in his or her state of legal residence or state of primary 
employment and employed, full or part time, by a railroad to enforce 
state laws for the protection of railroad property, personnel, 
passengers, and/or cargo.
    (2) Commissioned means that a state official has certified or 
otherwise designated a railroad employee as qualified under the 
licensing requirements of that state to act as a railroad police 
officer in that state.
    (3) Property means rights-of-way, easements, appurtenant property, 
equipment, cargo, facilities, and buildings and other structures owned, 
leased, operated, maintained, or transported by a railroad.
    (4) Railroad means each class of freight railroad (i.e., Class I, 
II, III); Amtrak, Alaska Railroad, commuter railroads and passenger 
transit lines.
    (5) The word state, as used herein, encompasses states, territories 
and the District of Columbia.
    (B) Eligibility for licensing on the 700 MHz narrowband 
interoperability channels is restricted to entities that have as their 
sole or principal purpose the provision of public safety services.
    To effectively implement the provisions of the new Rule, no other 
modifications to existing FCC rules are required. The changes are 
intended to simplify the licensing process for railroad police officers 
and ensure interoperable communications. The modified rules provide a 
benefit to public safety licensees by ensuring that only railroad 
police officers with appropriate governmental authorization can operate 
on the interoperability and mutual aid channels during emergencies. 
This will provide the additional benefit of promoting interoperability 
with railroad police officers by eliminating eligibility as a gating 
factor when licensing spectrum. The Report and Order reduces the burden 
on railroad police by allowing them to meet eligibility standard by 
requiring employers of railroad police officers to obtain concurrence 
from the relevant state interoperability coordinator or regional 
planning committee before applying for a license to the Federal 
Communications Commission or operating on the interoperability and 
mutual aid channels. Compliance with this requirement is already a 
requisite for public safety eligibility to use the interoperability and 
mutual aid channels, consequently any new burden imposed by this 
requirement would be minimal.

Federal Communications Commission.
Cecilia Sigmund,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary.
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