[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 9 (Friday, January 12, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 1577-1578]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-00454]



47 CFR Part 90

[PS Docket No. 13-87; PS Docket No. 06- 229, WT Docket No. 96-86, RM-
11433 and RM-11577, FCC 14-172]

Service Rules Governing Narrowband Operations in the 769-775/799-
805 MHz Bands

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date.


SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, 
the information collection associated with the Service Rules Governing 
Narrowband Operations in the 769-775/799-805 MHz Bands, FCC 14-172. 
This document is consistent with the Report and Order, which stated 
that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register 
announcing the effective date of the rules.

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DATES: Amendments to 47 CFR 90.531(b)(2) and (7), published at 79 FR 
71321, December 2, 2014, are effective January 12, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John A. Evanoff, Policy and Licensing 
Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at (202) 418-0848 
or [email protected]. For additional information concerning the 
Paperwork Reduction Act information collection requirements, contact 
Nicole Ongele at (202) 418-2991.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A summary of the 700 MHz Report and Order 
was published in the Federal Register on December 2, 2014, 79 FR 71321. 
The 700 MHz Report and Order adopted technical rules for the 700 MHz 
narrowband. The summary stated that with the exception of certain rules 
requiring OMB approval, the rules adopted in the 700 MHz Report and 
Order would become effective January 2, 2015. With regard to rules 
requiring OMB approval, the Commission stated it will publish a 
document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of these 
rules. The information collection requirements in Sec. Sec.  
[thinsp]90.531(b)(2) and (b)(7) were approved by OMB under OMB Control 
No. 3060-1198. With publication of the instant document in the Federal 
Register, the rule changes to 47 CFR 90.531(b)(2) and (b)(7) adopted in 
the 700 MHz Report and Order are now effective.
    If you have any comments on the burden estimates listed below, or 
how the Commission can improve the collections and reduce any burdens 
caused thereby, please contact Nicole Ongele, Federal Communications 
Commission, Room 1-A620, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554. 
Please include the OMB Control Number, 3060-1198, in your 
correspondence. The Commission will also accept your comments via email 
at [email protected].
    To request materials in accessible formats for people with 
disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), 
send an email to [email protected] or call the Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).


    As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received final OMB 
approval on April 20, 2015, for the information collection requirements 
contained in the modifications to 47 CFR 90.531(b)(2) and (b)(7).
    Under 5 CFR 1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection 
of information unless it displays a current, 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 
that does not display a current, valid OMB Control Number. The OMB 
Control Number is 3060-1198.
    The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Public Law 104-13, October 1, 1995, and 44 U.S.C. 3507.
    The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents 
are as follows:
    OMB Control Number: 3060-1198.
    OMB Approval Date: April 20, 2015.
    OMB Expiration Date: April 30, 2018.
    Title: Section 90.525, Administration of Interoperability Channels; 
Section 90.529, State Licenses; and Section 90.531, Band Plan.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities, and state, 
local, or tribal government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,283 respondents; 2,283 
    Estimated Time per Response: 1--2 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting and one-time reporting 
requirements; third party disclosure.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for these collections are contained in sections 
4(i), 11, 303(g), 303(r), and 332(c) (7) of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 161, 303(g), 303(r), 332(c)(7), 
unless otherwise noted.
    Total Annual Burden: 2,336 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No Cost.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality with this collection of information.
    Privacy Act: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: Section 90.531(b)(2) of the Commission's rules 
provides that narrowband reserve channels are designated for General 
Use subject to Commission approved regional planning committee regional 
plans and technical rules applicable to General Use channels. T-Band 
incumbents shall enjoy priority access to these channels in certain 
markets provided that such incumbent commits to return to the 
Commission an equal amount of T-Band spectrum and obtains concurrence 
from the relevant regional planning committee(s). Section 90.531(b)(7) 
of the Commission's rules reserves certain narrowband channels for air-
ground communications to be used by low altitude aircraft and ground 
based stations subject to state administration (e.g. letter of 
    Commission staff will use the information to assign licenses for 
narrowband public safety channels. The information will also be used to 
determine whether prospective licensees operate in compliance with the 
Commission's rules. Without such information, the Commission could not 
accommodate State interoperability or regional planning requirements or 
provide for the efficient use of narrowband public safety frequencies. 
This information collection includes rules to govern the operation and 
licensing of 700 MHz band systems to ensure that licensees continue to 
fulfill their statutory responsibilities in accordance with the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Such information will continue 
to be used to verify that applicants are legally and technically 
qualified to hold licenses, and to determine compliance with Commission 

Federal Communications Commission.
Katura Jackson,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-00454 Filed 1-11-18; 8:45 am]