This document announces that, on September 17, 2012, OMB approved, for a period that expires on September 30, 2015, the information collection requirements contained in the Commission'sOrder,FCC 12-22, regarding Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) outage reporting rules, published at 77 FR, 25088, April 27, 2012.
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), the Commission is notifying the public that it received OMB approval on September 17, 2012, for the information collection requirements contained in the modifications to the Commission's rules in 47 CFR Part 4. OMB approved theOrderunder the PRA Submission, Form OMB 83i, dated July 24, 2012, titledSection 4.1 and 4.2 and Part 4 of the Commission's rules Concerning Disruptions to Communications.Under 5 CFR 1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control number is 3060-0484. The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13, October 1, 1995, and 44 U.S.C. 3507.
The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents are as follows:
OMB Control Number:3060-0484.
OMB Approval Date:September 17, 2012.
Expiration Date:September 30, 2015.
Title:Extension of the Commission's Rules Regarding Outage Reporting to Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol Service Providers and Broadband Internet Service Providers
Estimated Time per Response:1.25 to 2 hours.
Total Annual Burden:29,647 hours.
Total Annual Cost:N/A.
Obligation to Respond:The number of respondents/responses is 118 respondents 15,444 responses. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 154(i)-(k), 154(o), 218, 219, 230, 256, 301, 302(a), 303(f), 303(g), 303(j), 303(r), 403, 615a-l, 621(b)(3), 621(d), 1302(a) and 1302(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended; and section 1704 of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1998, 44 U.S.C. 3504.
Nature and Extent of Confidentiality:Outage reports filed pursuant to part 4 of the Commission's rules are presumed confidential. The information in the filings may be shared with the Department of Homeland Security only under appropriate confidential disclosure provisions. Other persons seeking disclosure must follow the procedures delineated in 47 CFR 0.457 and 0.459 of the Commission's rules for requests for and disclosure of information.