[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 20, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78921-78922]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32466]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


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 burden 
and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501-3520), the Federal Communications 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: (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 estimate; (c) ways 
to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on the respondents, including the use of automated

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collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) 
ways to further reduce the information burden for 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 Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does 
not display a valid OMB control number.

DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be 
submitted on or before February 21, 2012. If you anticipate that you 
will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within 
the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC 
contact listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Judith B. Herman, Federal 
Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov. 
To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing 
Director, (202) 418-0214.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 3060-XXXX.
    Title: Application for Mobility Fund Phase I Support.
    Form Number: FCC Form 680.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local or Tribal Governments.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 250 respondents; 250 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Total Annual Burden: 375 hours.
    Annual Cost Burden: None.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact. Entities submitting an 
application are acting in an entrepreneurial capacity.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality. The information to be collected will be made available 
for public inspection. Applicants may request materials or information 
submitted to the Commission be given confidential treatment under 47 
CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will use the information collected 
from winning bidders in the Mobility Fund Phase I auction to evaluate 
applications for Mobility Fund Phase 1 support. On November 18, 2011, 
the Federal Communications Commission released, WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 
07-135, 05-337, 03-109; GN Docket No. 09-51; CC Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-
45; WT Docket No. 10-208; FCC 11-161, which adopted rules to govern the 
Connect America Fund Mobility Fund. In adopting the rules, the 
Commission provided for one-time support to immediately accelerate 
deployment of networks for mobile broadband services in unreserved 
areas. Mobility Fund Phase I support will be awarded through a 
nationwide reverse auction. Applicants with winning bids will provide 
this information to obtain the Mobility Fund Phase 1 support.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-XXXX.
    Title: Application to Participate in an Auction for Mobility Fund 
Phase I Support.
    Form Number: FCC Form 180.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local or Tribal Governments.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 250 respondents; 250 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Total Annual Burden: 375 hours.
    Annual Cost Burden: None.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact. Entities submitting an 
application are acting in an entrepreneurial capacity.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality. The information to be collected will be made available 
for public inspection. Applicants may request materials or information 
submitted to the Commission be given confidential treatment under 47 
CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will use the information collected 
to determine whether applicants are eligible to participate in the 
Mobility Fund Phase I auction. On November 18, 2011, the Federal 
Communications Commission released, WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 07-135, 05-
337, 03-109; GN Docket No. 09-51; CC Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-45; WT 
Docket No. 10-208; FCC 11-161, which adopted rules to govern the 
Connect America Fund Mobility Fund. In adopting the rules, the 
Commission provided for one-time support to immediately accelerate 
deployment of networks for mobile broadband services in unserved areas. 
Mobility Fund Phase I support will be awarded through a nationwide 
reverse auction. The information collection process for the Mobility 
Fund Phase 1 auction is similar to that used in spectrum license 
auctions. This approach provides an appropriate screen to ensure 
serious participation without being unduly burdensome.

Federal Communications Commission.
Bulah P. Wheeler,
Deputy Manager, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.
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