Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 32263-32264 [2021-12772]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 115 / Thursday, June 17, 2021 / Notices stations to submit their station licenses for cancellation. Instructions for requesting cancellation of a station license are included in the Appendix to the Public Notice. For all other analog LPTV/translator stations that choose not to convert to digital but continue to operate in analog until 11:59 p.m. local time on July 13, 2021, their licenses will automatically cancel, by operation of law, and call signs will be deleted. Federal Communications Commission. Thomas Horan Chief of Staff, Media Bureau. [FR Doc. 2021–12964 Filed 6–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–XXXX; FRS 31630] 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 collection(s). 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. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Jun 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 Written comments should be submitted on or before August 16, 2021. 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 below as soon as possible. DATES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email to 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–XXXX. Title: FCC Authorization for Radio Service License—3.45 GHz Band Service. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: New collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities, state, local, or tribal government, and not for profit institutions. Number of Respondents and Responses: 52 respondents, 8,197 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 5–20 hours. Frequency of Response: Third party disclosure requirement; on occasion reporting requirement and periodic reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for these collections are contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 154, 154(i), 155(c), 157, 201, 202, 208, 214, 301, 302a, 303, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 314, 316, 319, 324, 331, 332, 333, 336, 534, 535, and 554 of the Communications Act of 1934. Total Annual Burden: 9,198 hours. Total Annual Cost: $10,353,000. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impacts. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general, there is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Insofar as confidential information is submitted to the Department of Defense as part of the coordination by 3.45 GHz Service licensees with Federal incumbents, the Department of Defense will ensure that information remains confidential. Needs and Uses: On March 17, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘FCC’’) adopted a Second Report and Order, FCC 21–32, GN Docket No. WT–19–348 (Second Report and Order) that establishes rules for flexible-use wireless access to the 100 megahertz in the 3450–3550 MHz (3.45 GHz) band, creating the new 3.45 GHz Service. The ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32263 rules will create additional capacity for wireless broadband allowing full-power operations across the band in the entire contiguous United States, while also ensuring full protection of incumbent Federal operations remaining in particular locations. As part of this process, the Commission also adopted rules related to the relocation of incumbent non-Federal radiolocation operations, and reimbursement of expenses related to such relocation. Sections 2.016 and 27.1603 require a 3.45 GHz Service licensee whose license area overlaps with a Cooperative Planning Area or Periodic Use Area, as defined in those sections, to coordinate deployments pursuant to those licenses in those areas with relevant Federal agencies. This coordination may take the form of a mutually acceptable operator-to-operator coordination agreement between the licensee and the relevant Federal agency. In the absence of such an agreement, this coordination will include a formal request for access through a Department of Defense online portal, which will include the submission of information related to the technical characteristics of the base stations and associated mobile units to be used in the covered area. It does not require a revision to the FCC Form 601. Section 27.1605 requires non-Federal, secondary radiolocation operations which are relocating from the 3.45 GHz band to alternate spectrum to clear the band for new flexible-use wireless operations to submit certain information to a clearinghouse in order to ensure their relocation costs are fairly reimbursed. It does not require a revision to the FCC Form 601. Section 27.1607 requires 3.45 GHz Service licensees to share certain information about their network operations in that band with operators in the adjacent Citizens Broadband Radio Service in order to enable the latter to synchronize their operations to reduce the risk of harmful interference. In response to a request by a Citizens Broadband Radio Service operator, a 3.45 GHz Service licensee must provide information to enable Time Division Duplex synchronization. The exact nature of the information to be provided will be determined by a negotiation between the two entities, conducted on a good faith basis. The 3.45 GHz Service licensee must keep the information current as its network operations change. This does not require a revision to the FCC Form 601. Section 27.14(w) requires 3.45 GHz Service licensees to provide information on the extent to which they provide service in their license areas. Licensees are required to file two such reports: E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 32264 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 115 / Thursday, June 17, 2021 / Notices The first four (4) years after its initial license grant and the second eight (8) years after such grant, unless they failed to meet the first set of performance requirements, in which case the second report is due seven (7) years after the initial grant. These reports are filed alongside the Form 601 and require no revisions to it. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–12772 Filed 6–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0636; FRS 32285] Information Collection 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 and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted on or before July 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Your comment must be submitted into www.reginfo.gov per the above instructions for it to be considered. In addition to submitting in lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Jun 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 www.reginfo.gov also send a copy of your comment on the proposed information collection to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email to 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 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: 3060–0636. Title: Sections 2.906, 2.909, 2.1071, 2.1074, 2.1077 and 15.37, Equipment Authorizations—Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC). Form No.: Not applicable. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 8,338 respondents; 16,675 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1–18 hours (average). Frequency of Response: One-time reporting requirement, recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirements. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 157(a), 301, 303(f), 303(g), 303(r), 307(e), 332, 622 and 0.31(i), and 0.31(j). Total Annual Burden: 158,422 hours. Total Annual Cost: $33,352,000. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: No assurances of confidentiality are provided to respondents. 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 in order to obtain the full three-year clearance from them. In 2017, the Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDOC) procedure were revised in a Report and Order, FCC 17– 93, Amendment of Parts 0, 1, 2, 15 and 18 of the Commission’s Rules regarding Authorization of Radiofrequency Equipment. Revisions to the information collection included amendments to rule sections 2.906, 2.909, 2.1071, added 2.1074, removed 2.1075 and 15.37 as reported herein. § 2.906 Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (a) Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) is a procedure where the responsible party, as defined in § 2.909, makes measurements or completes other procedures found acceptable to the Commission to ensure that the equipment complies with the appropriate technical standards. Submittal to the Commission of a sample unit or representative data demonstrating compliance is not required unless specifically requested pursuant to § 2.945. (b) Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity is applicable to all items subsequently marketed by the manufacturer, importer, or the responsible party that are identical, as defined in § 2.908, to the sample tested and found acceptable by the manufacturer. (c) The responsible party may, if it desires, apply for Certification of a E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 115 (Thursday, June 17, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-12772]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-XXXX; FRS 31630]


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 collection(s). 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 comments should be submitted on or before August 16, 
2021. 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 below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email to 
[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-XXXX.
    Title: FCC Authorization for Radio Service License--3.45 GHz Band 
Service.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities, state, local, 
or tribal government, and not for profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 52 respondents, 8,197 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5-20 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Third party disclosure requirement; on 
occasion reporting requirement and periodic reporting requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for these collections are contained in 47 U.S.C. 
151, 152, 154, 154(i), 155(c), 157, 201, 202, 208, 214, 301, 302a, 303, 
307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 314, 316, 319, 324, 331, 332, 333, 336, 534, 
535, and 554 of the Communications Act of 1934.
    Total Annual Burden: 9,198 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $10,353,000.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impacts.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general, there is no need 
for confidentiality with this collection of information. Insofar as 
confidential information is submitted to the Department of Defense as 
part of the coordination by 3.45 GHz Service licensees with Federal 
incumbents, the Department of Defense will ensure that information 
remains confidential.
    Needs and Uses: On March 17, 2021, the Federal Communications 
Commission (``Commission'' or ``FCC'') adopted a Second Report and 
Order, FCC 21-32, GN Docket No. WT-19-348 (Second Report and Order) 
that establishes rules for flexible-use wireless access to the 100 
megahertz in the 3450-3550 MHz (3.45 GHz) band, creating the new 3.45 
GHz Service. The rules will create additional capacity for wireless 
broadband allowing full-power operations across the band in the entire 
contiguous United States, while also ensuring full protection of 
incumbent Federal operations remaining in particular locations. As part 
of this process, the Commission also adopted rules related to the 
relocation of incumbent non-Federal radiolocation operations, and 
reimbursement of expenses related to such relocation.
    Sections 2.016 and 27.1603 require a 3.45 GHz Service licensee 
whose license area overlaps with a Cooperative Planning Area or 
Periodic Use Area, as defined in those sections, to coordinate 
deployments pursuant to those licenses in those areas with relevant 
Federal agencies. This coordination may take the form of a mutually 
acceptable operator-to-operator coordination agreement between the 
licensee and the relevant Federal agency. In the absence of such an 
agreement, this coordination will include a formal request for access 
through a Department of Defense online portal, which will include the 
submission of information related to the technical characteristics of 
the base stations and associated mobile units to be used in the covered 
area. It does not require a revision to the FCC Form 601.
    Section 27.1605 requires non-Federal, secondary radiolocation 
operations which are relocating from the 3.45 GHz band to alternate 
spectrum to clear the band for new flexible-use wireless operations to 
submit certain information to a clearinghouse in order to ensure their 
relocation costs are fairly reimbursed. It does not require a revision 
to the FCC Form 601.
    Section 27.1607 requires 3.45 GHz Service licensees to share 
certain information about their network operations in that band with 
operators in the adjacent Citizens Broadband Radio Service in order to 
enable the latter to synchronize their operations to reduce the risk of 
harmful interference. In response to a request by a Citizens Broadband 
Radio Service operator, a 3.45 GHz Service licensee must provide 
information to enable Time Division Duplex synchronization. The exact 
nature of the information to be provided will be determined by a 
negotiation between the two entities, conducted on a good faith basis. 
The 3.45 GHz Service licensee must keep the information current as its 
network operations change. This does not require a revision to the FCC 
Form 601.
    Section 27.14(w) requires 3.45 GHz Service licensees to provide 
information on the extent to which they provide service in their 
license areas. Licensees are required to file two such reports:

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The first four (4) years after its initial license grant and the second 
eight (8) years after such grant, unless they failed to meet the first 
set of performance requirements, in which case the second report is due 
seven (7) years after the initial grant. These reports are filed 
alongside the Form 601 and require no revisions to it.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-12772 Filed 6-16-21; 8:45 am]
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