Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
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.
Information within the Wireless Radio Services is maintained in the Commission's system of records notice (SORN), FCC-WTB-1, “Wireless Services Licensing Records.” These licensee records are publicly available and routinely used in accordance with subsection b of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(b), as amended. Material that is afforded confidential treatment pursuant to a request being made under 47 CFR 0.459 will not be available for public inspection.
The Commission has in place the following policy and procedures for records retention and disposal:
• Records will be actively maintained as long as the individual remains a licensee.
• Paper records will be archived after being keyed or scanned into the system.
• Electronic records will be backed up on tape.
• Electronic and paper records will be maintained for at least twelve years and three months.
The Commission's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) periodically conducts audits of the construction and/or operational status of various wireless radio stations in its licensing database that are subject to rule-based construction and operational requirements. The Commission's rules for these wireless services require construction within a specified time frame and require a station to remain operational in order for the license to remain valid.
This reporting requirement will be used by FCC staff to assure that licensee stations are constructed and currently operating in accordance with the parameters of the current FCC authorization and rules.