[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 5, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 66287-66288]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26576]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 1

[WT Docket No. 12-357; FCC 13-88]


H Block Report and Order

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, in response to an emergency request, for a period of six 
months, the information collection on FCC Form 175 implementing new 
rule section 1.2105(a)(2)(xii) adopted by the Commission in the Service 
Rules for Advanced Wireless Services H Block--Implementing Section 6401 
of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 Related to 
the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz Bands Report and Order (Report and 
Order), FCC 13-88. This notice is consistent with the Report and Order, 
which stated that the rule would become effective upon Commission 
publication of a document in the Federal Register announcing its 
approval by OMB.

DATES: The rule amending 47 CFR 1.2105(a)(2)(xii), published at 78 FR 
50214, August 16, 2013, is effective November 5, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Williams, Federal Communications 
Commission, at (202) 418-2918, or email: Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on September 
17, 2013, OMB approved, in response to an emergency request, for a 
period of six months, a revision to the previously-approved information 
collection on FCC Form 175 to implement new section 1.2105(a)(2)(xii) 
of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.2105(a)(2)(xii), adopted in the 
Report and Order, FCC 13-88, 78 FR 50214, August 16, 2013. The OMB 
Control Number is 3060-0600. The Commission publishes this notice as an 
announcement of the effective date of Sec.  1.2105(a)(2)(xii).

Synopsis

    As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3507), the Commission is notifying the public that it received OMB 
approval on September 17, 2013, for the revised information collection 
required by a modification to 47 CFR 1.2105 (a)(2).
    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 Number is 3060-0600. 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: 3060-0600.
    OMB Approval Date: September 17, 2013.
    OMB Expiration Date: March 14, 2014.
    Title: Application to Participate in an FCC Auction, FCC Form 175.
    Form Number: FCC Form 175.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local or Tribal Governments.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 500 per year (estimated 
average for 3 years for all respondents under the previously-approved 
collection on FCC Form 175), with an estimated 350 of such respondents 
required to respond to the revised collection.
    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: 750 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: None.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The information to be 
collected will be made available for public inspection and the 
Commission is not requesting that respondents submit confidential 
information on FCC Form 175. However, to the extent that a respondent 
seeks to have certain information collected on FCC Form 175 withheld 
from public inspection, the respondent may request materials or 
information submitted to the Commission be given confidential treatment 
under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: The FCC Form 175 is used by the public to apply to 
participate in competitive bidding (auctions) for Commission licenses 
and permits. The information collected on FCC Form 175 is used by the 
Commission to determine if an applicant is legally, technically, and 
financially qualified to participate in a Commission auction. 
Commission staff reviews the information collected on FCC Form 175 for 
a particular auction as part of the pre-auction process, prior to the 
auction being held, to determine whether each applicant satisfies the 
Commission's requirements to participate in the auction and, if 
applicable, is eligible for the status as the particular type of 
auction participant it requested. The Commission has revised the 
information collection on FCC Form 175 to add an additional 
certification required by new section 1.2105(a)(2)(xii) of the 
Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.2105(a)(2)(xii), which was adopted by the 
Commission in the Report and Order to implement Section 6004 of the 
Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Public Law 112-
96, sec. 6004, 125 Stat. 156, 222-223, codified at 47 U.S.C. 1404 
(2012) (2012 Spectrum Act). New section 1.2105(a)(2)(xii) requires a 
party seeking to participate in any auction conducted pursuant to the 
2012 Spectrum Act to certify in its application, under penalty of 
perjury, that the applicant and all of the related individuals and 
entities required to be disclosed on its application are not person(s) 
who have been, for reasons of national security, barred by any agency 
of the Federal Government from bidding on a contract, participating in 
an auction, or receiving a grant and thus statutorily prohibited from 
participating in such a Commission auction. The revised collection will 
enable the Commission to comply with Section 6004 and determine whether 
an applicant's participation in an auction conducted pursuant to the 
2012 Spectrum Act is consistent with Section 6004.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-26576 Filed 11-4-13; 8:45 am]
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