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Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. 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 collection burden on 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 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before December 31, 2012. 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: Direct all PRA comments to the Federal Communications Commission via email toPRA@fcc.govandCathy.Williams@fcc.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number:3060-0316.

Title:47 CFR Sections 76.1700, Records to be maintained locally by Cable System Operators; 76.1702, Equal Employment Opportunity; 76.1703, Commercial Records on Children's Programs; 76.170, Leased Access; 76.1711, Emergency Alert System (EAS) Tests and Activation.

Form Number:N/A.

Type of Review:Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents:Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents and Responses:3,000 respondents and 3,000 responses.

Estimated Hours per Response:25 hours.

Frequency of Response:Recordkeeping requirement.

Total Annual Burden:75,000 hours.

Total Annual Cost:None.

Obligation to Respond:Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in Sections 4(i), 303 and 308 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality:Confidentiality is not required with this collection of information.

Privacy Impact Assessment(s):No impact(s).

Needs and Uses:The Commission is revising this collection to remove the requirements for 47 CFR 76.1704(a) from this collection. It has been discovered that this rule section has already been approved under collection 3060-0289, so we are removing the requirements for Section 76.1704(a) from this collection to avoid duplication.

OMB Control Number:3060-0419.

Title:Network Non-duplication Protection and Syndication Exclusivity: Sections 76.94, Notification; 76.95, Exceptions; 76.105, Notifications; 76.106, Exceptions; 76.107, Exclusivity Contracts; and 76.1609, Non-Duplication and Syndicated Exclusivity.

Type of Review:Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents:Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents and Responses:5,555 respondents; 208,460 responses.

Estimated Time per Response:0.5-2.0 hours.

Frequency of Response:On occasion reporting requirement; One time reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement.

Obligation To Respond:Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in Section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

Total Annual Burden:193,012.

Total Annual Cost:None.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment:No impact(s).

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality:There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information.

Needs and Uses:The Commission is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the revision of this collection for a three year time period. This collection is being revised to receive approval for the information collection requirements that are contain in 47 CFR 76.105(b). Section 76.105(b) states that broadcasters entering into contracts on or after August 18, 1988, which contain syndicated exclusivity protection shall notify affected cable systems within sixty calendar days of the signing of such a contract. Broadcasters who have entered into contracts prior to August 18, 1988, and who comply with the requirements specified in § 76.109 shall notify affected cable systems on or before June 19, 1989.

OMB Control Number:3060-0844.

Title:Carriage of the Transmissions of Television Broadcast Stations: Section 76.57, Channel positioning; Section 76.59, Modification of television markets; Section 76.61, Disputes concerning carriage; Section 76.64, Retransmission consent.

Form Number:N/A.

Type of Review:Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents:Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents and Responses:818 respondents and 15,932 responses.

Estimated Time per Response:1 to 40 hrs.

Frequency of Response:On occasion reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement.

Obligation to Respond:Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in Sections 1, 4(i) and (j), 325, 336, 614 and 615 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

Total Annual Burden:15,932 hours.

Total Annual Cost:$43,972.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality:No need for confidentiality required with this collection of information.

Privacy Impact Assessment:No impact(s).

Needs and Uses:The Commission is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the revision of this collection for a three year time period. This collection is being revised to receive approval for the information collection requirements that are contain in 47 CFR 76.57(e), as well as modified to remove collections which have already been approved under OMB Control Nos. 3060-0419 (Network Non-duplication Protection and Syndication Exclusivity: Sections 76.94, Notification; 76.95, Exceptions; 76.105, Notifications; 76.106, Exceptions; 76.107, Exclusivity Contracts; and 76.1609, Non Duplication and Syndicated Exclusivity), 3060-0548 (Cable Television System Signal Carriage Obligation Recordkeeping: Section 76.1708, Principal Headend; Sections 76.1709 and 76.1620, Availability of Signals; Section 76.1614, Identification of Must-Carry Signals), and 3060-0652 (Section 76.309, Customer Service Obligations; Section 76.1602, Customer Service—General Information, Section 76.1603, Customer Service—Rate and Service Changes and 76.1619, Information and Subscriber Bills).

Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J. Miles, Federal Register Liaison,Office of the Secretary,Office of Managing Director.