[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 117 (Monday, June 18, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 36177-36178]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13610]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Parts 1, 17, 22, 24, 25, 27, 80, 87, and 90

[WT Docket Nos. 08-61 and 03-187; FCC 11-181]


National Environmental Policy Act Compliance for Proposed Tower 
Registrations; Effects of Communications Towers on Migratory Birds

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, 
the information collections associated with the Commission's Migratory 
Bird Order on Remand (Order). This document is consistent with the 
Order, which stated that the rules will become effective upon 
Commission publication of a document in the Federal Register announcing 
their approval by OMB.

DATES: The rules amending 47 CFR Parts 1, 17, 22, 24, 25, 27, 80, 87, 
and 90 published at 77 FR 3935, January 26, 2012, are effective June 
18, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Federal 
Communications Commission, at (202) 418-0214 or via the Internet at 
Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on April 27, 
2011, OMB approved, for a period of three years, the revised 
information collections associated with the Commission's Order, FCC 11-
181, published at 77 FR 3935, January 26, 2012. The OMB Control Numbers 
are 3060-0139 and 3060-0798. The Commission publishes this document as 
an announcement of the effective date of the rules.

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 27, 2012, for the revised information collections required by 
modifications to the Commission's rules in 47 CFR Parts 1, 17, 22, 24, 
25, 27, 80, 87, and 90.
    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

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current, valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Numbers for the 
revised collections are 3060-0139 and 3060-0798. The foregoing notice 
is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 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: 3060-0139.
    OMB Approval Date: April 27, 2012.
    OMB Expiration Date: April 30, 2015.
    Title: Application for Antenna Structure Registration, FCC Form 
854.
    Form Number: FCC Form 854. Respondents: Individuals or households; 
Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; and State, 
Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,500 respondents; 47,500 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: .5 hour.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, 
recordkeeping requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Total Annual Burden: 21,345.
    Total Annual Cost: $975,725.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Respondents may request 
materials or information submitted to the Commission be withheld from 
public inspection under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: The purpose of FCC Form 854 is to register antenna 
structures (radio towers) that are used for wire or radio communication 
services which are regulated by the Commission; to make changes to 
existing registered antenna structures or pending applications for 
registration; and to notify the Commission of the completion of 
construction or dismantlement of such structures, as required by Title 
47 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1, Part 17. The 
Commission has revised Form 854 in accordance with the rule changes in 
the Migratory Bird Order on Remand, WTB Dockets 08-61 and 03-187, by 
adding questions that will facilitate the pre-application notification 
process. In addition, Form 854 is being revised to include several 
administrative questions that will enable the Commission to more 
efficiently process antenna structure registrations. The additional 
questions relate to replacement towers; requirements to post local and 
national notice so that the public may have a meaningful opportunity to 
comment on the environmental effects of a proposed structure that 
requires registration; determining if the structure is located on 
federal land; allowing the applicant to select the type of painting 
and/or lighting it will utilize on the structure being registered; and 
collecting additional administrative information such as the type of 
entity that owns the structure, Fax number, and county and zip code in 
which the structure is to be located.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0798.
    OMB Approval Date: April 27, 2012.
    OMB Expiration Date: April 30, 2015.
    Title: FCC Application for Radio Service Authorization: WTB and 
PSHSB.
    Form Number: FCC Form 601.
    Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit; Not-for-profit institutions; and State, Local, or Tribal 
Government.
    Number of Responses: 253,120.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.25 hour.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, third 
party disclosure requirement, Record Keeping & Other--10 year.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Total Annual Burden: 221,780.
    Total Annual Cost: $55,410,000.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general there is no need 
for confidentiality. On a case by case basis, the Commission may be 
required to withhold from disclosure certain information about the 
location, character, or ownership of a historic property, including 
traditional religious sites.
    Needs and Uses: FCC Form 601 is a consolidated, multi-part 
application form, or ``long form,'' that is used for general market-
based licensing and site-by-site licensing for wireless 
telecommunications and public safety services filed through the 
Commission's Universal Licensing System (ULS). FCC Form 601 is composed 
of a main form that contains the administrative information and a 
series of schedules used for filing technical and other information. 
The Commission has revised FCC Form 601, Schedules D, I and M, to allow 
respondents the option to provide a File Number for a pending Antenna 
Structure Registration (ASR) application. Previously ULS would only 
accept a granted ASR registration number. This change has been made to 
allow applicants to file an FCC Form 601 application while the ASR 
application is going through the new environmental notice process as 
required by the Migratory Bird Order on Remand, WTB Dockets 08-61 and 
03-187. The entries for structure type are changing as a result of the 
Order as well. There is no change to the number of respondents, burden 
or cost.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-13610 Filed 6-15-12; 8:45 am]
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