Facilitating Shared Use in the 3100-3550 MHz Band

CourtFederal Communications Commission
Citation86 FR 60775
Published date04 November 2021
Record Number2021-23847
60775
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 211 / Thursday, November 4, 2021 / Rules and Regulations
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Dated: October 26, 2021.
Deborah Szaro,
Acting Regional Administrator, EPA Region
1.
Part 52 of chapter I, title 40 of the
Code of Federal Regulations is amended
as follows:
PART 52—APPROVAL AND
PROMULGATION OF
IMPLEMENTATION PLANS
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47 CFR Parts 2 and 27
[WT Docket No. 19–348; FCC 21–32; FR ID
55583]
Facilitating Shared Use in the 3100–
3550 MHz Band
AGENCY
: Federal Communications
Commission.
ACTION
: Final rule; announcement of
compliance date.
SUMMARY
: In this document, the
Commission announces that the Office
of Management and Budget has
approved the information collection
requirements associated with the rules
adopted in the Federal Communications
Commission’s 3.45 GHz Second Report
and Order, FCC 21–32, requiring 3.45
GHz Service licensees, as well as
incumbent, non-Federal, secondary
radiolocation operators, to comply with
certain technical rules, coordination
practices, and information-sharing
requirements designed to ensure the
efficient deployment of flexible-use
wireless services in the 3.45 GHz band
without causing harmful interference to
other operations. This document is
consistent with the 3.45 GHz Second
Report and Order, FCC 21–32, which
states that the Commission will publish
a document in the Federal Register
announcing a compliance date for the
new rule sections.
DATES
: Compliance with 47 CFR 2.106,
27.14, 27.1603, 27.1605, and 27.1607,
published at 86 FR 17920 on April 7,
2021, is required on November 4, 2021.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Joyce Jones, Mobility Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, at (202)
418–1327 or Joyce.Jones@fcc.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: This
document announces that the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB)
approved the information collection
requirements in 47 CFR 2.106, 27.14,
27.1603, 27.1605, and 27.1607. This rule
was adopted in the 3.45 GHz Second
Report and Order, FCC 21–32,
published at 86 FR 17920 on April 7,
2021. The Commission publishes this
document as an announcement of the
compliance date for this new rule. All
other rules contained in the 3.45 GHz
Second Report and Order became
effective on June 7, 2021, see 86 FR
17920 (April 7, 2021). 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
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contact Cathy Williams, Federal
Communications Commission, 45 L
Street NE, Washington, DC 20554,
regarding OMB Control Number 3060–
1294. Please include the OMB Control
Number in your correspondence. The
Commission will also accept your
comments via email at PRA@fcc.gov.
To request materials in accessible
formats for people with disabilities
(Braille, large print, electronic files,
audio format), send an email to fcc504@
fcc.gov 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 final OMB approval on
October 19, 2021, for the information
collection requirements contained in 47
CFR 2.106, 27.14(w), 27.1603, 27.1605,
and 27.1607 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 Number for
the information collection requirements
in 47 CFR 2.106, 27.14, 27.1603,
27.1605, and 27.1607 is 3060–1294.
The foregoing 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: 3060–1294.
OMB Approval Date: October 19.
2021.
OMB Expiration Date: October 31,
2024.
Title: FCC Authorization for Radio
Service License—3.45 GHz Band
Service.
Form Number: N/A.
Respondents: Business or other for-
profit entities, state, local, or tribal
government, and not for profit
institutions.
Number of Respondents and
Responses: 56 respondents; 8,201
responses.
Estimated Time per Response: 5–20
hours.
Frequency of Response: Third party
disclosure requirement; on occasion
reporting requirement and periodic
reporting requirement.
Obligation to Respond: Required to
obtain or retain benefits. Statutory
authority for these collections are
contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 154,
154(i), 155(c), 157, 201, 202, 208, 214,
301, 302a, 303, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311,
314, 316, 319, 324, 331, 332, 333, 336,
534, 535, and 554 of the
Communications Act of 1934.
Total Annual Burden: 9,200 hours.
Total Annual Cost: $10,353,000.
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. Insofar as confidential
information is submitted to the
Department of Defense as part of the
coordination by 3.45 GHz Service
licensees with Federal incumbents, the
Department of Defense will ensure that
information remains confidential.
Needs and Uses: On March 17, 2021,
the Federal Communications
Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘FCC’’)
adopted a Second Report and Order,
FCC 21–32, GN Docket No. WT–19–348
(Second Report and Order) that
establishes rules for flexible-use
wireless access to the 100 megahertz in
the 3450–3550 MHz (3.45 GHz) band,
creating the new 3.45 GHz Service. The
rules will create additional capacity for
wireless broadband allowing full-power
operations across the band in the entire
contiguous United States, while also
ensuring full protection of incumbent
Federal operations remaining in
particular locations. As part of this
process, the Commission also adopted
rules related to the relocation of
incumbent non-Federal radiolocation
operations, the selection of a third-party
reimbursement clearinghouse, and
reimbursement of expenses related to
such relocation.
Sections 2.016 and 27.1603 require a
3.45 GHz Service licensee whose license
area overlaps with a Cooperative
Planning Area or Periodic Use Area, as
defined in those sections, to coordinate
deployments pursuant to those licenses
in those areas with relevant Federal
agencies. This coordination may take
the form of a mutually acceptable
operator-to-operator coordination
agreement between the licensee and the
relevant Federal agency. In the absence
of such an agreement, this coordination
will include a formal request for access
through a Department of Defense online
portal, which will include the
submission of information related to the
technical characteristics of the base
stations and associated mobile units to
be used in the covered area. It does not
require a revision to the FCC Form 601.
Section 27.1605 provides for the
selection of a reimbursement
clearinghouse and requires non-Federal,
secondary radiolocation operations
which are relocating from the 3.45 GHz
band to alternate spectrum to clear the
band for new flexible-use wireless
operations to submit certain information
to the clearinghouse in order to ensure
their relocation costs are fairly
reimbursed. It does not require a
revision to the FCC Form 601.
Section 27.1607 requires 3.45 GHz
Service licensees to share certain
information about their network
operations in that band with operators
in the adjacent Citizens Broadband
Radio Service in order to enable the
latter to synchronize their operations to
reduce the risk of harmful interference.
In response to a request by a Citizens
Broadband Radio Service operator, a
3.45 GHz Service licensee must provide
information to enable Time Division
Duplex synchronization. The exact
nature of the information to be provided
will be determined by a negotiation
between the two entities, conducted on
a good faith basis. The 3.45 GHz Service
licensee must keep the information
current as its network operations
change. This does not require a revision
to the FCC Form 601.
Section 27.14(w) requires 3.45 GHz
Service licensees to provide information
on the extent to which they provide
service in their license areas. Licensees
are required to file two such reports:
The first four (4) years after its initial
license grant and the second eight (8)
years after such grant, unless they failed
to meet the first set of performance
requirements, in which case the second
report is due seven (7) years after the
initial grant. These reports are filed
alongside the Form 601 and require no
revisions to it.
Federal Communications Commission.
Katura Jackson,
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
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[WT Docket No. 20–3; FCC 21–28; FR ID–
55565]
Standards for Hearing Aid-Compatible
Handsets
AGENCY
: Federal Communications
Commission.
ACTION
: Final rule; announcement of
effective date.
SUMMARY
: The Federal Communications
Commission (Commission) announces
that the Office of Management and
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