Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 163 (Thursday, August 22, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 163 (Thursday, August 22, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43807-43808]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18064]
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
[OMB 3060-0710]
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to
the Office of Management and Budget
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 Commission 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 comments should be submitted on or before September 23,
2019. 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 contacts listed below as soon as possible.
ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via
email [email protected]; and to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via
email [email protected] and to [email protected]. Include in the comments
the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies
of the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418-2991.
To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted
to OMB: (1) Go to the web page http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, (2) look for the section of the web page called ``Currently
Under Review,'' (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the
``Select Agency'' box below the ``Currently Under Review'' heading, (4)
select ``Federal Communications Commission'' from the list of agencies
presented in the ``Select Agency'' box, (5) click the ``Submit'' button
to the right of the ``Select Agency'' box, (6) when the list of FCC
ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of
this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC
submission to OMB will be displayed.
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 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.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0710.
    Title: Policy and Rules Under Parts 1 and 51 Concerning the
Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions in the
Telecommunications Act of 1996, CC Docket No. 96-98, Sections 47 CFR
1.1403-1.1404; 47 CFR part 51; 47 CFR 51.100--51.807; 47 CFR 20.11.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 15,282 respondents; 1,067,987
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.50-4,000 hours.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
Statutory
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authority for this information collection is contained in sections 1-4,
201-205, 214, 224, 251, 252, and 303(r) of the Communications Act of
1934, as amended, and section 601 of the Telecommunications Act of
1996. 47 U.S.C. 151-154, 201-205, 224, 251, 252, 303(r), and 601.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement,
recordkeeping requirement, and third-party disclosure requirement.
    Total Annual Burden: 645,798 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No cost.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impacts.
    Nature of Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not
requesting that the respondents submit confidential information to the
FCC. Respondents may, however, request confidential treatment for
information they believe to be confidential under 47 CFR Section 0.459
of the Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted as an extension
of a currently approved collection to the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) in order to obtain the full three-year clearance.
    The Commission adopted rules to implement the First Report and
Order on Reconsideration issued in CC Docket No. 96-98. That Order
implemented parts of sections 251 and 252 of the Telecommunications Act
of 1996 that affect local competition. Incumbent local exchange
carriers (ILECs) are required to offer interconnection, unbundled
network elements (UNEs), transport and termination, and wholesale rates
for certain services to new entrants. Incumbent LECs must price such
services and rates that are cost-based and just and reasonable and
provide access to right-of-way as well as establish reciprocal
compensation arrangements for the transport and termination of
telecommunications traffic.
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-18064 Filed 8-21-19; 8:45 am]
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