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TMCNet:  Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority

[November 07, 2012]

Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority

Nov 07, 2012 (FIND, Inc. via COMTEX) -- SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). 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 burden [Page Number 66839] for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.


The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently 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 (PRA) that does not display a valid OMB control number.

DATES: Persons wishing to comment on this information collection should submit comments January 7, 2013. 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 contact listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Nicolas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), via fax at 202-395-5167, or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov, and to Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov<mailto:Judith- B.Herman@fcc.gov>, Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To submit your comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov<mailto:PRA@fcc.gov>.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection(s), contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control No.: 3060-0149.

Title: Part 63, Application and Supplemental Information Requirements.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 60 respondents; 60 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 5 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and third party disclosure requirements.

Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 47 U.S.C. sections 214 and 402 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

Total Annual Burden: 300 hours.

Annual Cost Burden: N/A.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Information filed in section 214 applications has generally been non-confidential. Requests from parties seeking confidential treatment are considered by Commission staff pursuant to 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.

Needs and Uses: The Commission is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an extension of this information collection (no change in the reporting and/or third party disclosure requirement). The Commission will submit this information collection after this 60 day comment period.

Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, require that a carrier must first obtain FCC authorization either to (1) construct, operate, or engage in transmission over a line of communications; or (2) discontinue, reduce or impair service over a line of communications.

Part 63 of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) implements Section 214. Part 63 also implements provisions of the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 pertaining to video which was approved under this OMB Control Number 3060-0149. In 2009, the Commission modified Part 63 to extend to providers of interconnected Voice of Internet Protocol (VoIP) service the discontinuance obligations that apply to domestic non-dominant telecommunications carriers under Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

OMB Control No.: 3060-1131.

Title: Sections 9.7, 64.2001 and 615a-l, Implementation of the NET 911 Improvement Act of 2008: Location Information from Owners and Controllers of 911 and E911 Capabilities.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 60 respondents; 60 responses.

Estimated Time per Response:.0833 hours (5 minutes).

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and third party disclosure requirements.

Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in the New and Emerging Technologies 911 Improvement Act of 2008 (NET911 Act), Public Law 110-283, Stat 2620 (2008); and 47 U.S.C. sections 151, 154(i),-(j), 251(e), 303(r) and 615a-l of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

Total Annual Burden: 5 hours.

Annual Cost Burden: N/A.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: To implement section 222 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, the Commission's rules impose a general duty on carriers to protect the privacy of customer proprietary network information (CPNI) and carrier proprietary information from unauthorized disclosure. See 47 CFR 64.2001. The Commission additionally has clarified that the Commission's rules contemplate that incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (LECs) and other owners or controllers of 911 or E911 infrastructure will acquire information regarding interconnected VoIP providers and their customers for use in the provision of emergency services. We fully expect that these entities will use the information only for the provision of E911 services. To be clear, no entity may use customer information obtained as a result of the provision of 911 or E911 services for marketing purposes.

Needs and Uses: The Commission is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an extension of this information collection (no change in the reporting and/or third party disclosure requirement). The Commission will submit this information collection after this 60 day comment period.

Commission rules require that owners or controllers of a 911 or enhanced 911 (E911) capability to make that capability available to a requesting interconnected VoIP provider in certain circumstances. This requirement involves the collection and disclosure to emergency services personnel of customers' location information. In a previous action, the Commission required interconnected VoIP providers to collect certain location information from their customers and disclose it to the entities that own or control an Automatic Location Information (ALI) database.

Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.

[FR Doc. 2012-27119 Filed 11-6-12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712-01-P Vol. 77, No. 216 Notices

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