[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 9 (Friday, January 12, 2018)]
[Page 1614]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-00452]



[OMB 3060-0678]

Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, 
and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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.
    The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) 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 OMB control number.

DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before March 13, 
2018. 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 Cathy Williams, FCC, via email 
[email protected] and to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the 
information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918.

    OMB Control No.: 3060-0678.
    Title: Part 25 of the Federal Communications Commission's Rules: 
Governing the Licensing of, and Spectrum Usage by, Commercial Earth 
Stations and Space Stations.
    Form Nos.: FCC Form 312; Schedule A; Schedule B; Schedule S; FCC 
Form 312-EZ; FCC Form 312-R.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information 
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents: 5,036 respondents; 5,094 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.5-80 hours per response.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion, one time, and annual reporting 
requirements; third-party disclosure requirement; recordkeeping 
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154, 
301, 302, 303, 307, 309, 310, 319, 332, 605, and 721.
    Total Annual Burden: 35,622 hours.
    Annual Cost Burden: $12,411,120.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general, there is no need 
for confidentiality with this collection of information. Certain 
information collected regarding international coordination of satellite 
systems is not routinely available for public inspection pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 552(b) and 47 CFR 0.457(d)(vii).
    Needs and Uses: On September 27, 2017, the Commission released a 
Report and Order, FCC 17-122, titled, ``Update to Parts 2 and 25 
Concerning Non-Geostationary, Fixed-Satellite Service Systems and 
Related Matters.'' In this Report and Order, the Commission updated and 
streamlined its rules governing satellite constellations that operate 
in the fixed-satellite service. Many of the amendments are substantive 
changes intended to give licensees greater operational flexibility. At 
the same time, however, many more applications for non-geostationary, 
fixed-satellite service systems have been filed, increasing the overall 
information collection burden.
    The information collection requirements in this collection are 
needed to determine the technical, legal, and other qualifications of 
applicants and licensees to operate a radio station and to determine 
whether grant of an authorization serves the public interest, 
convenience and necessity. Without such information, the Commission 
could not determine whether to permit respondents to provide 
communications services in the United States. Therefore, the Commission 
would not be able to fulfill its statutory responsibilities in 
accordance with the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and the 
obligations imposed on parties to the World Trade Organization Basic 
Telecom Agreement.

Federal Communications Commission.
Katura Jackson,
Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-00452 Filed 1-11-18; 8:45 am]