[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 33097-33098]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13491]



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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Parts 1 and 54

[WC Docket No. 10-90, 07-135, 05-337, 03-109; GN Docket No. 09-51; CC 
Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-45; and WT Docket No. 10-208; FCC 11-161 and DA 
12-147]


Application To Participate in an Auction for Mobility Fund Phase 
I Support and Application for Mobility Fund Phase I Support

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission 
(Commission) announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
has approved, for a period of three years, the information collection 
associated with certain of the provisions of the rules adopted as part 
of the Connect America Fund & Intercarrier Compensation Reform Order 
(Order), FCC 11-161 and a Bureau Order, DA 12-147. This notice is 
consistent with the Order, which stated that the Commission would 
publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective 
date of those rules.

DATES: Effective date: Section 1.21001(b) through (d); 1.21002(c) and 
(d); 1.21004(a); and Section 54.1003; 54.1004(a), (c), and (d); 
54.1005(a) and (b); 54.1006(a) through (e); 54.1007(a) and (b); 
54.1008(a) and (e), published at 76 FR 78921, December 20, 2011, are 
effective June 5, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rita Cookmeyer, Auctions and Spectrum 
Access Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-0434, 
or email: rita.cookmeyer@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces OMB approval of two 
information collection requirements contained in the Commission's 
Order, FCC 11-161, published at 76 FR 78921, December 20, 2011, and 
Bureau Order published at 77 FR 14297, March 9, 2012. On April 16, 
2012, OMB approved the Application to Participate in an Auction for 
Mobility Fund Phase I Support, FCC Form 180, for a period of three 
years and on April 27, 2012, OMB approved the Application for Mobility 
Fund Phase I Support, FCC Form 680, for a period of three years. The 
OMB Control Number for the FCC Form 180 is 3060-1166 and the OMB 
Control Number for the FCC Form 680 is 3060-1168. The Commission 
publishes this notice as an announcement of the effective date of the 
rules requiring OMB approval. If you have any comments on the burden 
estimates or how the Commission can improve the collections and reduce 
any burdens caused thereby, please contact Cathy Williams, Federal 
Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554. Please include the OMB Control Number, 3060-1166 
or 3060-1168, in your correspondence. The Commission will also accept 
your comments via email at PRA@fcc.gov.
    To request materials in accessible formats for people with 
disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), 
send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

Synopsis

    As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received OMB approval on 
April 16, 2012 for FCC Form 180, the Application to Participate in an 
Auction for Mobility Fund Phase I Support (OMB Control Number 3060-
1166), and on April 27, 2012 for FCC Form 680, the Application for 
Mobility Fund Phase I Support (OMB Control Number 3060-1168). These two 
information collections are contained in the modifications to the 
Commission's rules in 47 CFR 1.21001(b) through (d); 1.21002(c) and 
(d); 1.21004(a); and 54.1003; 54.1004(a), (c), and (d); 54.1005(a) and 
(b); 54.1006(a) through (e); 54.1007(a) and (b); 54.1008(a) and (e) as 
adopted in the Order.
    Under 5 CFR 1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection 
of information unless it displays a current, 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 
that does not display a current, valid OMB Control Number. The OMB 
Control Numbers are 3060-1166 and 3060-1168.
    The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Pub. L. 104-13, October 1, 1995, and 44 U.S.C. 3507.
    The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents 
are as follows:
    OMB Control Number: 3060-1166.
    OMB Approval Date: April 16, 2012.
    OMB Expiration Date: April 30, 2015.
    Title: Application To Participate in an Auction for Mobility Fund 
Phase I Support, FCC Form 180.
    Form Number: SF-180.
    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.
    Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Total Annual Burden: 375 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: None.
    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.
    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 the Order, 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 and on February 3, 2012, released a 
Bureau Order, DA 12-147, which adopted rules to govern the Mobility 
Fund Phase I, implemented as part of the Connect America 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 I auction is similar to 
that used in spectrum license auctions. This approach provides an 
appropriate screen to ensure serious participation without being unduly 
burdensome.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-1168.
    OMB Approval Date: April 27, 2012.
    OMB Expiration Date: April 30, 2015.
    Title: Application for Mobility Fund Phase I Support, FCC Form 680.
    Form Number: SF-680.
    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.
    Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

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    Total Annual Burden: 375 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: None.
    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.
    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 I support. On November 18, 2011, 
the Federal Communications Commission released the Order, 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 and on February 3, 2012, 
released a Bureau Order, DA 12-147, which adopted rules to govern the 
Mobility Fund Phase I, implemented as part of the Connect America 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. Applicants with winning 
bids will provide this information to obtain the Mobility Fund Phase I 
support.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-13491 Filed 6-4-12; 8:45 am]
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