[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Page 68778]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27794]



Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


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 collection(s). 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 
    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 January 15, 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 Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of 
Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or via Internet at 
Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and 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.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-0307.
    Title: Parts 1, 22 and 90 of the Commission's Rules to Facilitate 
Development of SMR Systems in the 800 MHz Frequency Band.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities, not-for-profit 
institutions and state, local or tribal government.
    Number of Respondents: 272 respondents; 272 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: .5 hours to 3.5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirements 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 154(i), 309(j) and 332 of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 173 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $78,000.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: N/A.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
    Needs and Uses: The Commission is submitting this expiring 
information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
approval of an extension request (no change in the public reporting 
and/or third party disclosure requirements). There is no change in the 
Commission's previous burden and cost estimates.
    This collection will promote Congress' goal of regulatory parity 
for all Commercial Mobile Radio Services (CMRS) and encourage the 
participation of a wide variety of applicants, including small 
businesses, in the SMR industry. In addition, this collection will 
establish rules for the SMR services in order to streamline the 
licensing process and provide a flexible operating environment for 
licensees, foster competition, and promote the delivery of service to 
all areas of the country, including rural areas.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-27794 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]