Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 17878-17879 [2020-06678]

Download as PDF 17878 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 62 / Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / Notices digits from their payphones to interexchange carriers. The provision of payphone-specific coding digits was a prerequisite to payphone per-call compensation payments by IXCs to PSPs for subscriber 800 and access code calls. The Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau subsequently provided a waiver until March 9, 1998, for those payphones for which the necessary coding digits were not provided to identify calls. The Bureau also on that date clarified the requirements established in the Payphone Orders for the provision of payphone-specific coding digits and for tariffs that LECs must file pursuant to the Payphone Orders. Federal Communications Commission. Cecilia Sigmund, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–06677 Filed 3–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0065; FRS 16603] 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 of 1995 (PRA), 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 Office of jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Mar 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 PRA comments should be submitted on or before June 1, 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, (202) 418–2991. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0065. Title: Applications for New Authorization or Modification of Existing Authorization Under Part 5 of the FCC Rules-Experimental Radio Service. Form Number: FCC Form 442. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions, Individuals or households, State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 405 respondents; 655 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 15— 663 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirements; Recordkeeping requirements; and Third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. Sections 4, 302, 303, 307 and 336 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 3,474 hours. Total Annual Cost: $52,150. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: This information collection affects individuals or households. The Commission has a System of Records, FCC/OET–1 ‘‘Experimental Radio Station License Files’’ which covers the personally identifiable information (PII) that individual applicants may include in their submissions for experimental radio authorizations. The system of records notice (SORN) was published in the Federal Register on June 11, 2019, see 84 FR 27115. The SORN may be viewed at https://www.fcc.gov/general/ privacy-act-information. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Applicants may request that any information supplied be withheld from public inspection, e.g., granted confidentiality, pursuant to 47 CFR Section 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this revised information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) after this 60-day comment period to obtain the three-year clearance. On March 15, 2019, the Commission adopted a First Report and Order, in ET Docket No. 18–21; FCC 19– 19, which updates a section of Part 5 of the CFR—Experimental Radio Service (ERS). The Commission recent R&O adopts a new subpart to the existing part 5 rules for a new and unique license type—the Spectrum Horizons Experimental Radio license (or ‘‘Spectrum Horizons License’’). Specifically, the Spectrum Horizons License will be available for experiments and demonstrations of equipment designed to operate exclusively on any frequency above 95 GHz. § 5.59 Forms To Be Used (a) Application for conventional, program, medical, compliance testing, and Spectrum Horizons experimental radio licenses. (1) Application for new authorization or modification of existing authorization. Entities must submit FCC Form 442. § 5.77 Change in Equipment and Emission Characteristics (a) The licensee of a conventional, broadcast, or Spectrum Horizons experimental radio station may make any changes in equipment that are deemed desirable or necessary provided: * * * * * (b) For conventional or Spectrum Horizons experimental radio stations, the changes permitted in paragraph (a) of this section may be made without prior authorization from the Commission provided that the licensee supplements its application file with a description of such change. If the licensee wants these emission changes to become a permanent part of the license, an application for modification must be filed. § 5.121 Station Record Requirements (a)(1) For conventional, program, medical testing, compliance testing experimental radio stations, the current original authorization or a clearly legible photocopy for each station shall be retained as a permanent part of the station records but need not be posted. Station records are required to be kept E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 62 / Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / Notices for a period of at least one year after license expiration. (a)(2) For Spectrum Horizons experimental radio stations, the licensee is solely responsible for retaining the current authorization as a permanent part of the station records but need not be posted. Station records are required to be kept for a period of at least one year after license expiration. § 5.702 Licensing Requirement— Necessary Showing Each application must include a narrative statement describing in detail how its experiment could lead to the development of innovative devices and/ or services on frequencies above 95 GHz and describe, as applicable, its plans for marketing such devices. This statement must sufficiently explain the proposed new technology/potential new service and incorporate an interference analysis that explains how the proposed experiment would not cause harmful interference to other services. The statement should include technical details, including the requested frequency band(s), maximum power, emission designators, area(s) of operation, and type(s) of device(s) to be used. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES § 5.703 Responsible Party (a) Each Spectrum Horizons experimental radio applicant must identify a single point of contact responsible for all experiments conducted under the license and ensuring compliance with all applicable FCC rules. (b) The responsible individual will serve as the initial point of contact for all matters involving interference resolution and must have the authority to discontinue any and all experiments being conducted under the license, if necessary. (c) The license application must include the name of the responsible individual and contact information at which the person can be reached at any time of the day; this information will be listed on the license. Licensees are required to keep this information current. § 5.704 Marketing of Devices Under Spectrum Horizons Experimental Radio Licenses Unless otherwise stated in the instrument of authorization, devices operating in accordance with a Spectrum Horizons experimental radio license may be marketed subject to the following conditions: (a) Marketing of devices (as defined in § 2.803 of this chapter) and provision of services for hire is permitted before the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Mar 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 radio frequency device has been authorized by the Commission. (b) Licensees are required to ensure that experimental devices are either rendered inoperable or retrieved by them from trial participants at the conclusion of the trial. Licensees are required to notify experiment participants in advance of the trial that operation of the experimental device is subject to this condition. Each device sold under this program must be labeled as ‘‘Authorized Under An Experimental License and May be Subject to Further Conditions Including Termination of Operation’’ and carry a licensee assigned equipment ID number. (c) The size and scope of operations under a Spectrum Horizons experimental license are subject to limitations as the Commission shall establish on a case-by-case basis. § 5.705 Interim report Licensee must submit to the Commission an interim progress report 5 years after grant of its license. If a licensee requests non-disclosure of proprietary information, requests shall follow the procedures for submission set forth in § 0.459 of this chapter. Federal Communications Commission. Cecilia Sigmund, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–06678 Filed 3–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0057; FRS 16595] 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 of 1995 (PRA), 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17879 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 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 PRA comments should be submitted on or before June 1, 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, (202) 418–2991. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0057 Title: Application for Equipment Authorization, FCC Form 731 Form Number: FCC 731 Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 11,305 respondents; 24,873 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 8.11 hours (rounded). Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and third-party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in the 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 301, 302, 303(e), 303(f) and 303(r). Total Annual Burden: 201,603 hours. Total Annual Costs: $50,155,140. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Yes. The personally identifiable information (PII) in this information collection is covered by a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), Equipment Authorizations Records and Files Information System. It is posted at: https://www.fcc.gov/ general/privacy-act-information#pia. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Minimal exemption from the Freedom E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0065; FRS 16603]


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 of 1995 (PRA), 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 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 PRA comments should be submitted on or before June 1, 
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, (202) 418-2991.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0065.
    Title: Applications for New Authorization or Modification of 
Existing Authorization Under Part 5 of the FCC Rules-Experimental Radio 
Service.
    Form Number: FCC Form 442.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions, Individuals or households, State, Local or Tribal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 405 respondents; 655 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15--663 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirements; 
Recordkeeping requirements; and Third party disclosure requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. Sections 4, 302, 303, 307 and 336 of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 3,474 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $52,150.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: This information collection affects 
individuals or households. The Commission has a System of Records, FCC/
OET-1 ``Experimental Radio Station License Files'' which covers the 
personally identifiable information (PII) that individual applicants 
may include in their submissions for experimental radio authorizations. 
The system of records notice (SORN) was published in the Federal 
Register on June 11, 2019, see 84 FR 27115. The SORN may be viewed at 
https://www.fcc.gov/general/privacy-act-information.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Applicants may request that 
any information supplied be withheld from public inspection, e.g., 
granted confidentiality, pursuant to 47 CFR Section 0.459 of the 
Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this revised information 
collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) after this 60-
day comment period to obtain the three-year clearance. On March 15, 
2019, the Commission adopted a First Report and Order, in ET Docket No. 
18-21; FCC 19-19, which updates a section of Part 5 of the CFR--
Experimental Radio Service (ERS). The Commission recent R&O adopts a 
new subpart to the existing part 5 rules for a new and unique license 
type--the Spectrum Horizons Experimental Radio license (or ``Spectrum 
Horizons License''). Specifically, the Spectrum Horizons License will 
be available for experiments and demonstrations of equipment designed 
to operate exclusively on any frequency above 95 GHz.

Sec.  5.59 Forms To Be Used

    (a) Application for conventional, program, medical, compliance 
testing, and Spectrum Horizons experimental radio licenses. (1) 
Application for new authorization or modification of existing 
authorization. Entities must submit FCC Form 442.

Sec.  5.77 Change in Equipment and Emission Characteristics

    (a) The licensee of a conventional, broadcast, or Spectrum Horizons 
experimental radio station may make any changes in equipment that are 
deemed desirable or necessary provided:
* * * * *
    (b) For conventional or Spectrum Horizons experimental radio 
stations, the changes permitted in paragraph (a) of this section may be 
made without prior authorization from the Commission provided that the 
licensee supplements its application file with a description of such 
change. If the licensee wants these emission changes to become a 
permanent part of the license, an application for modification must be 
filed.

Sec.  5.121 Station Record Requirements

    (a)(1) For conventional, program, medical testing, compliance 
testing experimental radio stations, the current original authorization 
or a clearly legible photocopy for each station shall be retained as a 
permanent part of the station records but need not be posted. Station 
records are required to be kept

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for a period of at least one year after license expiration.
    (a)(2) For Spectrum Horizons experimental radio stations, the 
licensee is solely responsible for retaining the current authorization 
as a permanent part of the station records but need not be posted. 
Station records are required to be kept for a period of at least one 
year after license expiration.

Sec.  5.702 Licensing Requirement--Necessary Showing

    Each application must include a narrative statement describing in 
detail how its experiment could lead to the development of innovative 
devices and/or services on frequencies above 95 GHz and describe, as 
applicable, its plans for marketing such devices. This statement must 
sufficiently explain the proposed new technology/potential new service 
and incorporate an interference analysis that explains how the proposed 
experiment would not cause harmful interference to other services. The 
statement should include technical details, including the requested 
frequency band(s), maximum power, emission designators, area(s) of 
operation, and type(s) of device(s) to be used.

Sec.  5.703 Responsible Party

    (a) Each Spectrum Horizons experimental radio applicant must 
identify a single point of contact responsible for all experiments 
conducted under the license and ensuring compliance with all applicable 
FCC rules.
    (b) The responsible individual will serve as the initial point of 
contact for all matters involving interference resolution and must have 
the authority to discontinue any and all experiments being conducted 
under the license, if necessary.
    (c) The license application must include the name of the 
responsible individual and contact information at which the person can 
be reached at any time of the day; this information will be listed on 
the license. Licensees are required to keep this information current.

Sec.  5.704 Marketing of Devices Under Spectrum Horizons Experimental 
Radio Licenses

    Unless otherwise stated in the instrument of authorization, devices 
operating in accordance with a Spectrum Horizons experimental radio 
license may be marketed subject to the following conditions:
    (a) Marketing of devices (as defined in Sec.  2.803 of this 
chapter) and provision of services for hire is permitted before the 
radio frequency device has been authorized by the Commission.
    (b) Licensees are required to ensure that experimental devices are 
either rendered inoperable or retrieved by them from trial participants 
at the conclusion of the trial. Licensees are required to notify 
experiment participants in advance of the trial that operation of the 
experimental device is subject to this condition. Each device sold 
under this program must be labeled as ``Authorized Under An 
Experimental License and May be Subject to Further Conditions Including 
Termination of Operation'' and carry a licensee assigned equipment ID 
number.
    (c) The size and scope of operations under a Spectrum Horizons 
experimental license are subject to limitations as the Commission shall 
establish on a case-by-case basis.

Sec.  5.705 Interim report

    Licensee must submit to the Commission an interim progress report 5 
years after grant of its license. If a licensee requests non-disclosure 
of proprietary information, requests shall follow the procedures for 
submission set forth in Sec.  0.459 of this chapter.

Federal Communications Commission.
Cecilia Sigmund,
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
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