[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18338-18339]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06892]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission, Comments Requested

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice; 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 collections. Comments are requested 
concerning: 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; the 
accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology; and 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 May 28, 2013. 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: 3060-1135.
    Title: Rules Authorizing the Operation of Low Power Auxiliary 
Stations (Including Wireless Microphones).
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit 
institutions and state, local or tribal government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,100 respondents; 127,500 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: .25 hours (15 minutes).
    Frequency of Response: Third party disclosure requirements 
(disclosure and labeling requirements).
    Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this 
information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. sections 151, 152, 
154(i), 154(j), 301, 302(a), 303, 304, 307, 308, 309, 316, 332, 336 and 
337 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 31,875 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $1,625,000.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality since these are third party disclosure and labeling 
requirements.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring 
information collection during this comment period to obtain the full 
three year clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
The Commission is requesting approval for an extension (no change in 
the third party disclosure and labeling requirements). There are no 
changes to the Commission's previous burden estimates. The point-of-
sale disclosure requirement is necessary for a successful transition of 
wireless microphones out of the 700 MHz band, and to address concerns 
regarding the lack of consumer awareness of the Commission's rules to 
best ensure the

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operation of wireless microphones in the core TV spectrum in 
conformance with the rules. The Commission anticipates that some 
wireless microphone users that previously operated in the 700 MHz band 
will have to purchase or lease new equipment capable of operating in 
the core TV spectrum. The point-of-sale disclosure requirement will 
help these consumers make an educated decision as they obtain new 
microphones, and it will help them operate in the core TV spectrum 
without causing harmful interference to other services in the spectrum. 
Further, a label on 700 MHz band wireless microphones bound for export 
will help to ensure that these wireless microphones are not made 
available for use in the United States, in contravention of our efforts 
to remove them from the 700 MHz band.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-1181.
    Title: Study Area boundary Maps Reported in Esri Shapefile Format, 
DA 12-1777.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents: 1,443 respondents; 1,443 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 26 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion and biennial reporting 
requirements.
    Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this 
information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. section 254(b) of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 7,924 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $705,935.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: N/A.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: No questions of a 
confidential nature are asked.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring 
information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
after this comment period to obtain the three year clearance from them.
    The Commission requires all incumbent local exchange carriers 
(ILECs) to file shapefile maps of their service territories in a state 
(study area) and allows state public utility commissions to file 
voluntarily such data on the behalf of ILECs. Shapefiles are a commonly 
used, digitized, geographic information system (GIS) format. Accurate 
and accessible maps are essential to the legitimate distribution of 
universal service support to rural, high cost carriers. After the 
shapefiles are uploaded into a web interface provided by the 
Commission, each ILEC or state commission must certify the accuracy of 
its study area maps. ILECs or state commissions also must submit 
updated shapefile maps if the study area boundaries change, and must 
recertify the accuracy of the map every two years.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0975.
    Title: Sections 68.105 and 1.4000, Promotion of Competitive 
Networks in Local Telecommunications Markets Multiple Tenant 
Environments (MTEs).
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities, not-for-profit 
institutions, Federal Government, and state, local or tribal 
government.
    Number of Respondents: 7,367 respondents; 7,367 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 26.3109814 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and third 
party disclosure requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. sections 151 and 224 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 193,833 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: N/A.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: N/A.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring 
information collection after this comment period to obtain the full, 
three year clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
The Commission is requesting approval for an extension (no change in 
the reporting and/or third party disclosure requirements). The 
Commission is reporting a 451 hour decrease in burden which is due to 
adjustments over time because requests for location information would 
have already been made at most buildings.
    This collection involves information regarding the location of the 
demarcation point, antennas placed on subscriber premises, and the 
state of the market. In an October 2001 Order (FCC 00-366), the 
Commission adopted the following:
    (1) Prohibited carriers from entering into contracts that restrict 
or effectively restrict a property owner's ability to permit entry by 
competing carriers;
    (2) established procedures to facilitate moving the demarcation 
point to the minimum point of entry (``MPOE'') at the building owner's 
request, and requires incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs) to 
timely disclose the location of existing demarcation points where they 
are not located at the MPOE;
    (3) determined that, under section 224 of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended, utilities, including LECs, must afford 
telecommunications carriers and cable service providers reasonable and 
nondiscriminatory access to conduits and rights-of-way located in 
customer buildings and campuses, to the extent such conduits and 
rights-of-way are owned or controlled by the utility; and
    (4) extended to antennas that receive and transmit 
telecommunications and other fixed wireless signals the existing 
prohibition of restrictions that impair the installation, maintenance 
or use of certain video antennas on property within the exclusive use 
or control of the antenna user, where the user has a direct or indirect 
ownership or leasehold interest in the property.

Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-06892 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]
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