[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43236-43237]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19532]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-XXXX]


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 November 
13, 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 No.: 3060-XXXX.
    Title: Sections 15.37(k), 74.851(k), and 74.851(l), Consumer 
Disclosure and Labeling.
    Form No.: N/A.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit, and Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,100 respondents; 127,500 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: .25 hours
    Frequency of Response: Third party disclosure requirement 
(disclosure and labeling requirement).
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 
47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 154(j), 301, 302a, 303(f), 303(g), and 303(r).
    Total Annual Burden: 31,875 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No Cost.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: No information is requested 
that would require assurance of confidentiality.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information 
collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a new 
collection after this 60-day comment period to obtain the full three-
year clearance from them.
    On August 11, 2015, the Commission released the Wireless 
Microphones Report and Order in Promoting Spectrum Access for Wireless 
Microphone Operations, Expanding the Economic and Innovation 
Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions GN Docket No. 14-
166 and GN Docket No. 12-268. In this Report and Order, the Commission 
established certain consumer disclosure and labeling requirements in 
Sections 15.37(k), 74.851(k), and 74.851(l) relating to wireless 
microphones and wireless video assist devices; these requirements apply 
to persons who manufacture, sell, lease, or offer for sale or lease, 
wireless microphone or video assist devices--either (a) wireless 
microphones or other low power auxiliary stations (``wireless 
microphones'') or video assist devices, authorized pursuant to Part 74, 
Subpart H of the Commission's rules, or (b) unlicensed wireless 
microphones authorized pursuant to Sec.  15.236--to the extent that 
these devices have been designed to operate on frequencies that are 
licensed to 600 MHz service band licensees that obtain licenses in the 
broadcast television incentive auction. The Commission directed that 
the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, following the close of 
the incentive auction, provide specific language to be used in consumer 
disclosure. The incentive auction closed on April 13, 2017.
    On July 24, 2017, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and the Office of Engineering and 
Technology of the Federal Communications Commission released an Order, 
Promoting Spectrum Access for Wireless Microphone Operations, Amendment 
of Part 15 of the Commission's Rules for Unlicensed Operations in the 
Television Bands, Repurposed 600 MHz Band, 600 MHz Guard Bands and 
Duplex Gap, and Channel 37, and, Amendment of Part 74 of the 
Commission's Rules for Low

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Power Auxiliary Stations in the Repurposed 600 MHz Band and 600 MHz 
Duplex Gap, Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of 
Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions, Order, GN Docket No. 14-166, ET 
Docket No. 14-165, and GN Docket No. 12-268. In this Order, the 
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Wireless Telecommunications 
Bureau, and the Office of Engineering and Technology provided the 
specific language that must be used in the consumer disclosure required 
by the Commission in its 2015 Wireless Microphones Report and Order, as 
set forth in Sections 15.37(k) and 74.851(l) of the Commission's rules. 
As the Order explains, the consumer disclosure requirement is 
applicable to persons who manufacture, sell, lease, or offer for sale 
or lease, wireless microphone or video assist devices to the extent 
that these devices are capable of operating on the specific frequencies 
associated with the 600 MHz service band (617-652 MHz/663-698 MHz). 
This disclosure also informs consumers that, consistent with the 
Commission's decision in the 2015 Wireless Microphones Report and 
Order, wireless microphone users must cease any wireless microphone 
operations in the 600 MHz service band no later than July 13, 2020, and 
that in many instances they may be required to cease use of these 
devices earlier if their use has the potential to cause harmful 
interference to 600 MHz service licensees' wireless operations in the 
band.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary. Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-19532 Filed 9-13-17; 8:45 am]
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