[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 6217]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01863]



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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 74

[WT Docket No. 10-153; RM-11602; FCC 11-120]


Facilitating the Use of Microwave for Wireless Backhaul and Other 
Uses and Providing Additional Flexibility To Broadcast Auxiliary 
Service and Operational Fixed Microwave Licensees

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 collection associated with the Commission's Report and 
Order (Order), Facilitating the use of Microwave for Wireless Backhaul 
and Other Uses and Providing Additional Flexibility To Broadcast 
Auxiliary Service and Operational Fixed Microwave Licensees.
    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: The rules published at 47 CFR 74.605, that appeared in the 
Federal Register at 76 FR 59559 (September 27, 2011), are effective on 
April 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554. A copy of any comments on the Paperwork Reduction 
Act information collection requirements contained herein should be 
submitted to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, Room 
1-B441, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554 or via the Internet 
at Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John J. Schauble, Deputy Chief, 
Broadband Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at (202) 418-
0797 or via the Internet at John.Schauble@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on March 27, 
2012, OMB approved, for a period of three years, the information 
collection requirements contained in the Commission's Order, FCC 11-
120, published at 76 FR 59559, September 27, 2011. The OMB Control 
Number is 3060-1165. The Commission publishes this notice as an 
announcement of the effective date of the rules. If you have any 
comments on the burden estimates listed below, or how the Commission 
can improve the collections and reduce any burdens caused thereby, 
please contact Judith B. Herman at (202) 418-0214 or via the Internet 
at Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov. Please include the OMB Control Number, 
3060-1165, 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 
March 27, 2012, which contained new or modified information collection 
requirements in 47 CFR 74.605 of the Commission's rules, requiring 
Broadcast Auxiliary Service stations operating in the 6875-7125 and 
12700-13200 MHz bands to register their stationary receive sites, which 
would not be effective until approved by the Office of Management and 
Budget. The information collection was adopted in the Report and Order 
in WT Docket No. 10-153 which appears at 76 FR 59559, September 27, 
2011. The effective date of the rules adopted in that Report and Order 
was published as October 27, 2011, except for Sec.  74.605. Through 
this document, the Commission announces that it has received this 
approval (OMB Control No. 3060-1165, Expiration Date: March 27, 2015) 
and that Sec.  74.605 will become effective on April 1, 2013.
    Under 5 CFR part 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 Number is 3060-1165. 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: 3060-1165.
    OMB Approval Date: March 27, 2012.
    OMB Expiration Date: March 31, 2015.
    Title: Section 74.605, Registration of Stationary TV Pickup Receive 
Sites.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities, not-for-profit 
entities, and state, local or tribal government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 75 respondents; 314 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. 303 and 308 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 942 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $156,750.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality.
    Needs and Uses: Section 74.605 requires that licensees of TV pickup 
stations in the 6875-7125 MHz and 12700-13200 MHz bands shall register 
their stationary receive sites using the Commission's Universal 
Licensing System. TV Pickup licensees record their receive-only sites 
in the Universal Licensing System (ULS) database, including all fixed 
service locations. The TV Pickup stations, licensed under part 74 of 
the Commission's rules, make it possible for television and radio 
stations and networks to transmit program material from the sites of 
breaking news stories or other live events to television studios for 
inclusion in broadcast programs, to transmit programming material from 
studios to broadcasting transmitters for delivery to consumers' 
televisions and radios, and to transmit programs between broadcast 
stations. Registering the receive sites will allow analysis to 
determine whether Fixed Service links will cause interference to TV 
Pickup stations.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-01863 Filed 1-29-13; 8:45 am]
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