Number of Respondents and Responses:1,268 respondents; 22,500,000 responses.
Estimated Time per Response:1 second (0.000278 hours) to 15 seconds (0.004167 hours).
Frequency of Response:On occasion reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement.
Total Annual Burden:6,693 hours.
Total Annual Cost:$266,280.
Obligation to Respond:Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in section 710 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 610, and Public Law 100-394, the “Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988,” 102 Stat. 976, Aug. 16, 1988.
Nature and Extent of Confidentiality:An assurance of confidentiality is not offered because this information collection does not require the collection of personally identifiable information from individuals.
Privacy Impact Assessment:No impact(s).
Needs and Uses:47 CFR 68.224—Notice of non-hearing aid compatibility. Every non-hearing aid compatible telephone offered for sale to the public on or after August 17, 1989, whether previously-registered, newly registered or refurbished shall (a) contain in a conspicuous location on the surface of its packaging a statement that the telephone is not hearing aid compatible, or if offered for sale without a surrounding package, shall be affixed with a written statement that the telephone is not hearing aid compatible; and (b) be accompanied by instructions in accordance with 47 CFR 62.218(b)(2). 47 CFR 68.300—Labeling requirements. As of April 1, 1997, all registered telephones, including cordless telephones, manufactured in the United States (other than for export) or imported for use in the United States, that are hearing aid compatible shall have the letters “HAC” permanently affixed. The information collections for both rules contain third party disclosure and labeling requirements. Theinformation is used primarily to inform consumers who purchase and/or use telephone equipment whether the telephone is hearing aid compatible.
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,