[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Pages 50910-50911]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20245]



Information Collection Being Submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget for Review and Approval

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice and 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 
employees. 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 September 25, 2014. 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

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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 Benish Shah, Federal 
Communications Commission, via the Internet at Benish.Shah@fcc.gov. To 
submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benish Shah, Office of Managing 
Director, (202) 418-7866.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-1080.
    Title: Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; and State, 
local or tribal governments.
    Number of Respondents: 670 respondents; 3,118 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 4.5 hours (range of 30 minutes to 10 
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement 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. 151, 154, 160, 251-254, 303, and 332.
    Total Annual Burden: 10,691 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $48,800.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: N/A.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission will work with 
respondents to ensure that their concerns regarding the confidentiality 
of any proprietary or public safety-sensitive information are resolved 
in a manner consistent with the Commission's rules. See 47 CFR 0.459.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring 
information collection to the Office of Management Budget (OMB) after 
this 60 day comment period in order to obtain the full three year 
clearance from them. The Commission is requesting OMB approval for an 
extension of this information collection. The information sought will 
assist 800 MHz licensees in preventing or resolving interference and 
enable the Commission to implement its rebanding program. Under that 
program, certain licensees are being relocated to new frequencies in 
the 800 MHz band, with all rebanding costs paid by Sprint Nextel 
Corporation (Sprint). The Commission's overarching objective in this 
proceeding is to eliminate interference to public safety 
communications. The Commission's orders provided for the 800 MHz 
licensees in non-border areas to complete rebanding by June 26, 2008. 
This completion date was not met and the Commission orders also provide 
for rebanding to be completed in the areas along the U.S. borders with 
Canada and Mexico.

Federal Communications Commission.
Gloria J. Miles,
Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary, Office of the 
Managing Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-20245 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]