[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 14 (Friday, January 21, 2011)]
[Pages 3891-3892]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-1208]



Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the 
Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested

January 11, 2011.
SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. Comments are 
requested concerning (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways 
to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; (d) 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 (e) 
ways to further reduce the information collection burden on 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 control number. No person shall be 
subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of 
information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before March 22, 
2011. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find 
it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, 
you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via e-mail 
PRA@fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the 
information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-0833.
    Title: Implementation of Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act 
of 1996: Complaint Filings.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Individuals or households; businesses or other for-
profit entities; not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; 
State, local or tribal governments.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 7,854 respondents and 85,154 
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.25-5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion and one-time reporting 
requirements; third party disclosure requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for the information collection requirements are 
contained in section 255 [47 U.S.C. 255] Access By Persons with 
Disabilities, Public Law 104-104, 110 Stat. 56, added to the 
Communications Act by the Telecommunications Act of 1996; and section 
4(i) (47 U.S.C. 154(i)) of the Communications Act.
    Total Annual Burden: 80,184 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $160,000.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is an issue 
to the extent that individuals and households provide personally 
identifiable information, which is covered under the FCC's system of 
records notice (SORN), FCC/CGB-1, ``Informal Complaints and 
Inquiries.'' As required by the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the 
Commission also published a SORN, FCC/CGB-1 ``Informal Complaints and 
Inquiries'', in the Federal Register on December 15, 2009 (74 FR 66356) 
which became effective on January 25, 2010.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: Yes. The Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) 
was completed on June 28, 2007. It may be reviewed at: http://www.fcc.gov/omd/privacyact/Privacy_Impact_Assessment.html. The 
Commission is in the process of updating the PIA to incorporate various 
revisions made to the SORN.
    Needs and Uses: The information collection requirements included 
under this OMB Control Number 3060-0833 governs the filing of 
complaints with the Commission as part of the

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implementation of section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, 
which seeks to ensure that telecommunications equipment and services 
are available to all Americans, including those individuals with 
disabilities. As with any complaint procedure, a certain number of 
regulatory and information burdens are necessary to ensure compliance 
with FCC rules. The information collection requirements also give full 
effect to the accessibility policies embodied in section 255. They do 
so by requiring telecommunications equipment manufacturers and service 
providers to make end-user product documentation available in alternate 
formats, including providing contact information to request such 
documentation, and by requiring them to demonstrate how they considered 
accessibility during product development.

Federal Communications Commission.
Bulah P. Wheeler,
Deputy Manager, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-1208 Filed 1-20-11; 8:45 am]