[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14511-14512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05469]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0773]


Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, 
and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the 
general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to 
comment on the following information collection. 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 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 May 22, 
2017. 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 Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email 
[email protected] and to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the 
information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418-2991.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of its continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission 
(FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following 
information collections. 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 collection 
burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0773.
    Title: Sections 2.803 and 2.803(c)(2), Marketing of RF Devices 
Prior to Equipment Authorization.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 10,000 respondents and 10,000 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: One-time 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. Sections 154(i), 302, 303, 303(r), and 307.
    Total Annual Burden: 5,000 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No Cost.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information 
collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) after this 60 
day comment period in order to obtain the full three-year clearance 
from them.
    The Commission has established rules for the marketing of radio 
frequency (RF) devices prior to equipment authorization under 
guidelines in 47 CFR Section 2.803. The general guidelines in Section 
2.803 prohibit the marketing or sale of such equipment prior to a 
demonstration of compliance with the applicable equipment authorization 
and technical requirements in the case of a device subject to 
verification or Declaration of Conformity without special notification. 
Section 2.803(c)(2) permits limited marketing activities prior to 
equipment authorization, for devices that could be authorized under the 
current rules; could be authorized under waivers of such rules that are 
in effect at the time of marketing; or could be authorized under rules 
that have been adopted by the Commission but that have not yet become 
effective. These devices may be not operated unless permitted by 
section 2.805.
    The following general guidelines apply for third party 
notifications:
    (a) A RF device may be advertised and displayed at a trade show or 
exhibition prior to a demonstration of compliance with the applicable 
technical standards and compliance with the applicable equipment 
authorization procedure provided the advertising and display is 
accompanied by a conspicuous notice

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specified in Section 2.803(c)(2)(iii)(A) or Section 
2.803(c)(2)(iii)(B).
    (b) An offer for sale solely to business, commercial, industrial, 
scientific, or medical users of an RF device in the conceptual, 
developmental, design or pre-production stage prior to demonstration of 
compliance with the equipment authorization regulations may be 
permitted provided that the prospective buyer is advised in writing at 
the time of the offer for sale that the equipment is subject to FCC 
rules and that the equipment will comply with the appropriate rules 
before delivery to the buyer or centers of distribution.
    (c) Equipment sold as evaluation kit may be sold to specific users 
with notice specified in Section 2.803(c)(2)(iv)(B).
    The information to be disclosed about marketing of the RF device is 
intended:
    (1) To ensure the compliance of the proposed equipment with 
Commission rules; and
    (2) To assist industry efforts to introduce new products to the 
marketplace more promptly.
    The information disclosure applies to a variety of RF devices that:
    (1) Is pending equipment authorization or verification of 
compliance;
    (2) May be manufactured in the future;
    (3) May be sold as kits; and
    (4) Operates under varying technical standards.
    The information disclosed is essential to ensuring that 
interference to radio communications is controlled.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-05469 Filed 3-20-17; 8:45 am]
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