[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 113 (Thursday, June 12, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 33709-33710]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13782]



47 CFR Part 64

[WC Docket No. 12-375; FCC 13-113]

Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date.


SUMMARY: On September 26, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission 
(Commission) released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking, Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services, WC Docket No. 
12-375, FCC 13-113, (Report and Order) which required, among other 
things, that all ICS providers comply with a one-time mandatory data 
collection provided in Section III.I of the Report and Order. This 
information collection requirement in the Report and Order required 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This document 
announces the approval of and effective date of the one-time mandatory 
data collection requirement.

DATES: The information collection requirement in Section III.I, 
published on November 13, 2013 (78 FR 67956), was approved by the OMB 
on June 2, 2014. Accordingly, the information

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collection requirements provided in Section III.I of the Report and 
Order are effective June 12, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Hewitt Engledow, Wireline 
Competition Bureau, (202) 418-1520 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Report and Order stated that the 
information collection requirements would be effective immediately upon 
announcement in the Federal Register of OMB approval. On June 2, 2014, 
OMB approved the information collection requirement contained in 
Section III.I of this Report and Order pursuant to OMB Control Number: 
3060-1196, Inmate Calling Services (ICS) Data Collection. Accordingly, 
the information collection requirement contained in Section III.I of 
the Report and Order is effective June 12, 2014. The expiration date 
for the information collection is June 30, 2017. The Commission will 
announce, in a separate notice, the due date by which respondents must 
submit the required data.
    Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-
3520, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid control number. Notwithstanding 
any other provisions of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty 
for failing to comply with the collection of information subject to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act that does not display a valid control number. 
Questions concerning this information collection, 3060-1196, should be 
directed to Leslie F. Smith, Federal Communications Commission at (202) 
418-0217 or [email protected].
    The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents 
are as follows:
    OMB Control Number: 3060-1196.
    OMB Approval Date: June 2, 2014.
    OMB Expiration Date: June 30, 2017.
    Title: Rates for Inmate Calling Services Data Collection.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Respondents: Business or other for profit, federal government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 25 respondents; 25 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 90 hours.
    Frequency of Response: One-time reporting requirement and one-time 
recordkeeping requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or maintain benefits.
    Total Annual Burden: 2,250 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: None.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission anticipates 
providing confidential treatment for proprietary information submitted 
by ICS providers. Parties that comply with the terms of a protective 
order for the proceeding will have an opportunity to comment on the 
    Needs and Uses: The Commission's Report and Order required that all 
inmate calling service (ICS) providers comply with a one-time mandatory 
data collection. The Report and Order requires ICS providers to submit 
data on the costs of providing interstate, intrastate toll, and local 
ICS. Data required to be submitted include data on the costs of 
telecommunications service, interconnection fees, equipment investment, 
installation and maintenance, security, ancillary services, and other 
costs. Providers will also be required to provide certain related rate, 
demand, and forecast data. The data will be used to inform the 
Commission's evaluation of rate reform options in the FNPRM, to enable 
the Commission to transition from interim rate reform to permanent rate 
reform, and to enable the Commission to discharge its core 
responsibility of ensuring just, reasonable and fair rates as required 
by sections 201 and 276 by ensuring ICS rates are just, reasonable, and 
fair pursuant to sections 201(b) and 276 of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended.

Federal Communications Commission.
Sheryl Todd,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-13782 Filed 6-11-14; 8:45 am]