Electronic Delivery of MVPD Communications; Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 138 (Thursday, July 18, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 138 (Thursday, July 18, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 34319-34320]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15287]
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
47 CFR Part 76
[MB Docket Nos. 17-317, 17-105; FCC 18-166]
Electronic Delivery of MVPD Communications; Modernization of
Media Regulation Initiative
AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.
[[Page 34320]]
ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date.
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SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission
(Commission) announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
has approved, for a period of three years, an information collection
associated with the rules regarding electronic delivery of MVPD
communications contained in the Commission's Report and Order in MB
Docket Nos. 17-317 and 17-105, FCC 18-166. 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.
DATES: The addition of Sec.  76.1600 and the amendments to Sec. Sec.
76.1614 and 76.1619, published at 83 FR 66149, December 26, 2018, are
effective July 18, 2019.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Matthews, Media Bureau at (202)
418-2154. For additional information concerning the Paperwork Reduction
Act information collection requirements contact Cathy Williams at (202)
418-2918 or via email: [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission submitted revised information
collection requirements for review and approval by OMB, as required by
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. They were approved by OMB on
July 9, 2019. The information collection requirements are contained in
the Commission's Report and Order, Electronic Delivery of MVPD
Communications, Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative, FCC 18-
166 published at 83 FR 66149, December 26, 2018. The OMB Control
Numbers are 3060-0652 and 3060-0548. The Commission publishes this
document as an announcement of the effective date of the rules
published December 26, 2018. 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 Cathy
Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C854, 445 12th
Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Please include the OMB Control Number
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).
Synopsis
    As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C.
3507), the Commission is notifying the public that it received OMB
approval on July 9, 2019 for the information collection requirements
contained in new rule 47 CFR 76.1600 and the changes to 47 CFR 76.1614
and 47 CFR 76.1619, adopted in the Report and Order published at 83 FR
66149, December 26, 2018. Under 5 CFR part 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 Numbers are 3060-0652 and 3060-0548.
    The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995, Pub. L. 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: 3060-0652.
    OMB Approval Date: July 9, 2019.
    OMB Expiration Date: July 31, 2020.
    Title: Section 76.309, Customer Service Obligations; Section
76.1600, Electronic Delivery of Notices; Section 76.1602, Customer
Service--General Information, Section 76.1603, Customer Service--Rate
and Service Changes and 76.1619, Information and Subscriber Bills.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; State local or
Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 4,113 respondents; 1,109,246
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.0.167--1 hour.
    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(i), 154(j), 325, 338, 624A, 631, 632, and 653.
    Total Annual Burden: 41,796 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No Cost. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No
impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for
confidentiality with this collection of information.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0548.
    OMB Approval Date: July 9, 2019.
    OMB Expiration Date: June 30, 2020.
    Title: Cable Television System Signal Carriage Obligation
Recordkeeping: Section 76.1708, Principal Headend; Sections 76.1709 and
76.1620, Availability of Signals; Section 76.1614, Identification of
Must-Carry Signals; Section 76.56, Signal Carriage Obligations.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 4,103 respondents; 49,236
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.5-1 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement, Third party
disclosure requirement, On occasion and annual reporting requirements.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47
U.S.C. 154(i), 614 and 615.
    Total Annual Burden: 24,618 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No Cost.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for
confidentiality with this collection of information.
    Needs and Uses: On November 15, 2018, the Commission adopted an
order modernizing its rules regarding certain information that cable
operators are required to provide to their subscribers on paper. The
order permitted these notices to instead be provided electronically via
verified email, so long as the cable operator complies with certain
consumer safeguards. The order also permitted electronic delivery of
subscriber privacy information that cable operators and other
multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) are required to
provide and authorized cable operators to respond to consumer requests
and complaints via email in certain circumstances. The Commission has
received OMB approval for the information collections required by the
order. The Commission therefore revises these information collections
to reflect the changes made in the order.
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-15287 Filed 7-17-19; 8:45 am]
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