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

CourtFederal Communications Commission
Record Number2022-03615
Published date22 February 2022
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 35 (Tuesday, February 22, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 35 (Tuesday, February 22, 2022)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 9615-9616]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2022-03615]
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                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                [OMB 3060-1122; FR ID 71746]
                Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to
                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,
                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. Pursuant to the Small Business
                Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, the FCC seeks specific comment on how it
                might ``further reduce the information collection burden for 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 and recommendations for the proposed
                information collection should be submitted on or before March 24, 2022.
                ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting
                ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using
                the search function. Your comment must be submitted into
                www.reginfo.gov per the above instructions for it to be considered. In
                addition to submitting in www.reginfo.gov also send a copy of your
                comment on the proposed information collection to Nicole Ongele, FCC,
                via email to [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 Title 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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of
                1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the FCC invited the general public and
                other Federal Agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the
                following information collection. Comments are requested concerning:
                (a) 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; (b) the accuracy
                of the Commission's burden estimates; (c) ways to enhance the quality,
                utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) 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. Pursuant to the Small Business
                Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107-198, see 44 U.S.C.
                3506(c)(4), the FCC seeks specific comment on how it might ``further
                reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns
                with fewer than 25 employees.''
                 OMB Control Number: 3060-1122.
                 Title: Preparation of Annual Reports to Congress for the Collection
                and Expenditure of Fees or Charges for Enhanced 911 (E911) Services
                under the NET 911 Improvement Act of 2008.
                 Form Number: Not applicable.
                 Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
                 Respondents: State, Local, and Tribal governments.
                 Number of Respondents and Responses: 66 Respondents; 66 Responses.
                 Estimated Time per Response: 55 hours.
                 Frequency of Response: Annual and one-time reporting requirement.
                 Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Statutory authority for this
                information collection is contained in New and Emerging Technologies
                911 Improvement Act of 2008, Public Law 110-283, 122 Stat. 2620 (2008)
                (NET 911 Act), and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Public
                Law 116-260, Division FF, Title IX, Section 902, Don't Break Up the T-
                Band Act of 2020 (section 902).
                 Total Annual Burden: 3,630 hours.
                 Total Annual Cost: No Cost.
                 Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No Impact(s).
                 Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for
                confidentiality.
                 Needs and Uses: The Federal Communications Commission (Commission)
                is directed by statute (New and Emerging Technologies 911 Improvement
                Act of 2008, Public Law 110-283, 122 Stat. 2620 (2008) (NET 911 Act),
                as amended by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Public Law
                116-260, Division FF, Title IX, Section 902, Don't Break Up the T-Band
                Act of 2020 (section 902), to submit an annual ``Fee Accountability
                Report'' to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of
                the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of
                Representatives ``detailing the status in each State of the collection
                and distribution of [911 fees or charges], and including findings on
                the amount of revenues obligated or expended by each State or political
                subdivision thereof for any purpose or function other than the purposes
                and functions designated in the final rules issued under paragraph (3)
                as purposes and functions for which the obligation or expenditure of
                any such fees or charges is acceptable.'' 47 U.S.C. 615a-1(f)(2), as
                amended. Section 615a-1(f)(3) of the statute directs the Commission,
                not later than 180 days after December 27, 2020, to ``issue final rules
                designating purposes and functions for which the obligation or
                expenditure of 9-1-1 fees or charges, by any State or taxing
                jurisdiction authorized to impose such a fee or charge, is
                acceptable.'' 47 U.S.C. 615a-1(f)(3), as amended. The statute directs
                the Commission to submit its first annual report within one year after
                the date of enactment of the NET 911 Act. Given that the NET 911 Act
                was enacted on July 23, 2008, the first annual report was due to
                Congress on July 22, 2009. In addition, the statute provides that
                ``[i]f a State or taxing jurisdiction . . . receives a grant under
                section 942 of this title after December 27, 2020, such State or taxing
                jurisdiction shall, as a condition of receiving such grant, provide the
                information requested by the Commission to prepare [the annual Fee
                Accountability Report to Congress].'' 47 U.S.C. 615a-1(f)(4), as
                amended.
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                 Description of Information Collection: The Commission will collect
                information for the annual preparation of the Fee Accountability Report
                via a web-based survey that appropriate state officials (e.g., state
                911 administrators and budget officials) will be able to access to
                submit data pertaining to the collection and distribution of fees or
                charges for the support or implementation of 911 or enhanced 911
                services, including data regarding whether their respective state
                collects and distributes such fees or charges, as well as the nature
                (e.g., amount and method of assessment or collection) and the amount of
                revenues obligated or expended for any purpose or function other than
                the purposes and functions designated as acceptable in the Commission's
                final rules. Consistent with 47 U.S.C. 615a-1(f)(3)(D)(iii), the
                Commission will request that state officials report this information
                with respect to 911 fees or charges within their state, including any
                political subdivision, Indian tribe, and/or village or regional
                corporation serving any region established pursuant to the Alaska
                Native Claims Settlement Act within their state boundaries. 47 U.S.C.
                615a-1(f)(3)(D)(iii). In addition, consistent with the definition of
                ``State'' set out in 47 U.S.C. 615b, the Commission will collect this
                information from the District of Columbia and the inhabited U.S.
                territories and possessions. 47 U.S.C. 615b.
                Federal Communications Commission.
                Marlene Dortch,
                Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
                [FR Doc. 2022-03615 Filed 2-18-22; 8:45 am]
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