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

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 136 (Tuesday, July 16, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 16, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33941-33943]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15109]
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
[OMB 3060-0010 and OMB 3060-0084]
Information Collections 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 should be submitted on or before August 15,
2019. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments but find
it difficult to do so with 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 Cathy Williams, 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 Cathy Williams at (202) 418-
2918. 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: 3060-0010.
    Title: Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations, FCC Form
323; Section 73.3615, Ownership Reports; Section 74.797, Biennial
Ownership Reports.
    Form Number: FCC Form 323.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; not-for-profit
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Governments.
    Number of Respondents: 4,340 respondents; 4,340 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; biennial
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(a), 154(i), 257, 303(r), 307, 309, and 310.
    Total Annual Burden: 9,620 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $10,125,160.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: The Commission is drafting a Privacy
Impact
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Assessment (PIA) for the personally identifiable information (PII) that
is covered by the system of records notice (SORN), FCC/MB-1, Ownership
Reports for Commercial and Noncommercial Broadcast Stations. Upon
completion of the PIA, it will be posted on the FCC's website, as
required by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum, M-03-
22 (September 22, 2003).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: FCC Form 323 collects two
types of information from respondents: PII in the form of names,
addresses, job titles and demographic information; and FCC Registration
Numbers (FRNs).
    The FCC/MB-1 SORN, which was approved on November 28, 2016 (81 FR
72047), covers the collection, purpose(s), storage, safeguards, and
disposal of the PII that individual respondents may submit on FCC Form
323, as required under the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C.
552a). FCC Form 323 includes a privacy statement to inform applicants
(respondents) of the Commission's need to obtain the information and
the protections that the Commission has in place to protect the PII.
    FRNs are assigned to applicants who complete FCC Form 160 (OMB
Control No. 3060-0917). Form 160 currently requires applicants for FRNs
to provide their Taxpayer Information Number (TIN) and/or Social
Security Number (SSN). The FCC's electronic Commission Registration
System (CORES) then provides each registrant with a CORES FRN, which
identifies the registrant in his/her subsequent dealings with the FCC.
This is done to protect the individual's privacy.
    FCC Form 160 also enables applicants to obtain a Restricted Use
FRN, which may be used on Form 323 to identify an individual reported
as an attributable interest holder. Form 160 requires applicants for
Restricted Use FRNs to provide an alternative set of identifying
information that does not include the individual's full SSN: His/her
full name, residential address, date of birth, and only the last four
digits of his/her SSN. Restricted Use FRNs may be used in lieu of CORES
FRNs only on broadcast ownership reports and only for individuals (not
entities) reported as attributable interest holders.
    The Commission maintains a SORN, FCC/OMD-25, Financial Operations
Information System (FOIS), to cover the collection, purpose(s),
storage, safeguards, and disposal of the PII that individual
respondents may submit on FCC Form 160. FCC Form 160 includes a privacy
statement to inform applicants (respondents) of the Commission's need
to obtain the information and the protections that the FCC has in place
to protect the PII.
    Needs and Uses: Licensees of commercial AM, FM, and full power
television broadcast stations, as well as licensees of Class A and Low
Power Television broadcast stations, must file FCC Form 323 every two
years. Biennial Ownership Reports shall provide information accurate as
of October 1 of the year in which the Report is filed. Form 323 shall
be filed by December 1 in all odd-numbered years.
    In addition, Licensees and Permittees of commercial AM, FM, and
full power television broadcast stations must file Form 323 following
the consummation of a transfer of control or an assignment of a
commercial AM, FM, or full power television broadcast station license
or construction permit; a Permittee of a new commercial AM, FM, or full
power television broadcast station must file Form 323 within 30 days
after the grant of the construction permit; and a Permittee of a new
commercial AM, FM, or full power television broadcast station must file
Form 323 to update the initial report or to certify the continuing
accuracy and completeness of the previously filed report on the date
that the Permittee applies for a license to cover the construction
permit.
    In the case of organizational structures that include holding
companies or other forms of indirect ownership, a separate Form 323
must be filed for each entity in the organizational structure that has
an attributable interest in the Licensee or Permittee.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0084.
    Title: Ownership Report for Noncommercial Educational Broadcast
Stations, FCC Form 323-E; Section 73.3615, Ownership Reports.
    Form Number: FCC Form 323-E.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 2,636 respondents; 2,636 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 to 1.5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; biennial
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(a), 154(i), 257, 303(r), 307, 308, 309, and 310.
    Total Annual Burden: 3,867 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $2,319,900.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: The Commission is drafting a Privacy
Impact Assessment (PIA) for the personally identifiable information
(PII) that is covered by the system of records notice (SORN), FCC/MB-1,
Ownership Reports for Commercial and Noncommercial Broadcast Stations.
Upon completion of the PIA, it will be posted on the FCC's website, as
required by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum, M-03-
22 (September 22, 2003).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: FCC Form 323-E collects two
types of information from respondents: PII in the form of names,
addresses, job titles and demographic information; and FCC Registration
Numbers (FRNs).
    The FCC/MB-1 SORN, which was approved on November 28, 2016 (81 FR
72047), covers the collection, purpose(s), storage, safeguards, and
disposal of the PII that individual respondents may submit on FCC Form
323-E, as required under the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C.
552a). FCC Form 323-E includes a privacy statement to inform applicants
(respondents) of the Commission's need to obtain the information and
the protections that the Commission has in place to protect the PII.
    FRNs are assigned to applicants who complete FCC Form 160 (OMB
Control No. 3060-0917). Form 160 currently requires applicants for FRNs
to provide their Taxpayer Information Number (TIN) and/or Social
Security Number (SSN). The FCC's electronic Commission Registration
System (CORES) then provides each registrant with a CORES FRN, which
identifies the registrant in his/her subsequent dealings with the FCC.
This is done to protect the individual's privacy.
    FCC Form 160 also enables applicants to obtain a Restricted Use
FRN, which may be used on Form 323-E to identify an individual reported
as an attributable interest holder. Form 160 requires applicants for
Restricted Use FRNs to provide an alternative set of identifying
information that does not include the individual's full SSN: His/her
full name, residential address, date of birth, and only the last four
digits of his/her SSN. Restricted Use FRNs may be used in lieu of CORES
FRNs only on broadcast ownership reports and only for individuals (not
entities) reported as attributable interest holders.
    The Commission maintains a SORN, FCC/OMD-25, Financial Operations
Information System (FOIS), to cover the collection, purpose(s),
storage, safeguards, and disposal of the PII that individual
respondents may submit on FCC Form 160. FCC Form 160 includes a privacy
statement to inform applicants (respondents) of the Commission's need
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to obtain the information and the protections that the FCC has in place
to protect the PII.
    Needs and Uses: Licensees of noncommercial educational AM, FM, and
television broadcast stations must file FCC Form 323-E every two years.
Biennial Ownership Reports shall provide information accurate as of
October 1 of the year in which the Report is filed. Form 323-E shall be
filed by December 1 in all odd-numbered years.
    In addition, Licensees and Permittees of noncommercial educational
AM, FM, and television broadcast stations must file Form 323-E
following the consummation of a transfer of control or an assignment of
a noncommercial educational AM, FM, or television broadcast station
license or construction permit; a Permittee of a new noncommercial
educational AM, FM, or television broadcast station must file Form 323-
E within 30 days after the grant of the construction permit; and a
Permittee of a new noncommercial educational AM, FM, or television
broadcast station must file Form 323-E to update the initial report or
to certify the continuing accuracy and completeness of the previously
filed report on the date that the Permittee applies for a license to
cover the construction permit.
    In the case of organizational structures that include holding
companies or other forms of indirect ownership, a separate Form 323-E
must be filed for each entity in the organizational structure that has
an attributable interest in the Licensee or Permittee.
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-15109 Filed 7-15-19; 8:45 am]
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