[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 134 (Wednesday, July 13, 2011)]
[Page 41255]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17564]

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Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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. 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 
    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 September 
12, 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: Submit your PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of 
Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or via Internet at 
[email protected] and to Paul Laurenzano, FCC, via e-
mail [email protected] and to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the 
information collection, contact Paul Laurenzano at (202) 418-1359.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-0147.
    Title: Section 64.804, Extension of Unsecured Credit for Interstate 
and Foreign Communication Services to Candidates for Federal Office.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 13 respondents; 13 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirement and 
recordkeeping requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Mandatory--Statutory authority for this 
information collection is contained in section 401 of the Federal 
Election Campaign Act of 1971, Public Law 92-225 together with the 1971 
Revenue Act, Public Law 92-178 and Section 64.804 of the Commission's 
Rules and Regulations.
    Total Annual Burden: 104 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No cost.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: This information collection does not 
affect individuals or households; thus, there are no impacts under the 
privacy Act.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Ordinarily questions of a 
sensitive nature are not involved in the filed data. The Commission 
contends that areas in which information is required are fully subject 
to regulation and the issue of data being regarded as sensitive will 
arise on special circumstances only. In such circumstances, the 
respondent is instructed on the appropriate procedures to follow to 
safeguard data. If respondents wish to request confidential treatment 
of their documents, they may do so under 47 CFR 0.459 of the 
Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted to extend an 
existing collection, with no changes, that is expiring. Collection of 
this information is required by statute--section 401 of the Federal 
Election Campaign Act of 1971, Public Law 92-225, together with the 
1971 Revenue Act, Public Law 92-178. Pursuant to Section 64.804(c) of 
the Commission's Rules and Regulations, before extending unsecured 
credit, a carrier must obtain a signed, written application for service 
which shall identify the applicant and the candidate and state whether 
or not the candidate assumes responsibility for charges, and which 
shall state that the applicant or applicants are liable for payment and 
that the applicant understands that the carrier will discontinue 
service under the provision of paragraph (d) of Section 64.804 if 
payment is not rendered. Section 64.804(f) also requires that the 
records of each account, involving the extension by a carrier of 
unsecured credit to a candidate or person on behalf of such candidate 
for common carrier communications services shall be maintained by the 
carrier as to show separately, for interstate and foreign 
communications services all charges, credits, adjustments, and 
security, if any, and balance receivable. Section 64.804(g) requires 
communications common carriers with operating revenues exceeding $1 
million who extend unsecured credit to a political candidate or person 
on behalf of such candidate for Federal office to report annually seven 
basic items, including balance due carrier, payment arrangements, if 
any, and date, action and status of any action taken at law for 
interstate and foreign communication services. The information 
collected is used by the Commission to monitor the extent of credit 
extended to Federal office candidates.

Federal Communications Commission.
Bulah P. Wheeler,
Deputy Manager, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-17564 Filed 7-12-11; 8:45 am]