[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 56 (Friday, March 22, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 17604-17605]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06566]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 25

[IB Docket No. 06-154; FCC 12-116]


2006 Biennial Regulatory Review--Revision of the Commission's 
Rules

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 revision of the 
Commission's 2006 Biennial Regulatory Review, Report and Order. This 
notice is consistent with the Report and Order, which stated that the 
Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing 
OMB approval and the effective date of the requirements.

DATES: The amendments to 47 CFR 25.110 and 25.137, published at 78 FR 
8417, February 6, 2013, are effective March 22, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Bell, Satellite Division, 
International Bureau, at (202) 418-0741, or via email at 
William.Bell@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on February 6, 
2013, OMB approved, for a period of three years, the information 
collection requirements contained in the Commission's Report and Order, 
FCC 12-116, published at 78 FR 8417, February 6, 2013. The OMB Control 
Number is 3060-0678. The Commission publishes this notice as an 
announcement of the effective date of the requirements.

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 
February 6, 2013, for the information collection requirements contained 
in the Commission's rules at 47 CFR 25.110 and 25.137.
    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 3060-0678.
    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 No.: 3060-0678.
    OMB Approval Date: March 13, 2013.
    OMB Expiration Date: March 31, 2016.
    Title: Part 25 of the Federal Communications Commission's Rules 
Governing the Licensing of, and Spectrum Usage by, Commercial Earth 
Stations and Space Stations.
    Form No.: FCC Form 312; Schedule S.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 1,248 respondents; 1,248 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.25-22 hours per response.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion and annual reporting 
requirements; third-party disclosure requirement; recordkeeping 
requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154, 
301, 302, 303, 307, 309, 332 and 705 unless otherwise noted.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,765 hours.
    Total Annual Cost Burden: $22,375,860.

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    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general, there is no need 
for confidentiality with this collection of information.
    Needs and Uses: On September 28, 2012, the Federal Communications 
Commission (``Commission'') released a Report and Order (R&O) titled, 
``In the Matter of 2006 Biennial Regulatory Review--Revision of Part 
25,'' FCC 12-116. With two exceptions, the amendments are non-
substantive; that is, they neither impose new requirements nor 
eliminate or alter existing requirements. The two substantive 
amendments adopted in the R&O do not increase paperwork burdens. 
Therefore, the number of respondents, number of responses, annual 
burden hours and annual costs have not been amended from the previous 
submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on September 2, 
2010.
    In this Report and Order, the Commission amended various provisions 
of Part 25 of its rules pertaining to licensing and operation of 
satellite service radio stations. Among other things, the Commission 
added definitions for several technical terms that appear in Part 25 
but are not defined there, and it deleted definitions of terms that are 
not used in Part 25. The Commission also eliminated redundant text from 
several rule sections, revised the wording of other provisions that 
were ambiguous or unduly confusing, updated cross-references to 
Commission rules or recommendations of the International 
Telecommunication Union (ITU), and corrected grammatical, spelling, and 
typographical errors. The two substantive amendments the Commission 
adopted in this Report and Order amended the rules in minor ways by: 
(1) Eliminating requirements to identify a radio service and station 
location in correspondence in 47 CFR 25.110 and (2) codifying an 
established practice of allowing applicants to cross-reference, rather 
than re-submit, previously filed information regarding non-U.S.-
licensed satellites in 47 CFR 25.137. Collectively, the changes adopted 
in this Report and Order will facilitate preparation of earth and space 
station applications, promote compliance with the Commission's 
operating rules, and ease administrative burdens for applicants, 
licensees, and the Commission.

Federal Communications Commission.
Gloria J. Miles,
Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing 
Director.
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