The Federal Communications Commission, 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 of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Pursuant to the PRA, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) 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.
Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before April 7, 2008. 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 contacts listed below as soon as possible.
Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov or via fax at (202) 395-5167; and to Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC, 20554, or via Internet at PRA@fcc.gov.
To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the Web page http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, (2) look for the section of the Web page called “Currently Under Review,” (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the “Select Agency” box below the “Currently Under Review” heading, (4) select “Federal Communications Commission” from the list of agencies presented in the “Select Agency” box, (5) click the “Submit” button to the right of the “Select Agency” box, (6) when the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the title of this ICR (or its OMB control number, if there is one) and then click on the ICR Reference Number to view detailed information about this ICR.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
OMB Control Number: 3060-0833.
Title: Implementation of Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996: Complaint Filings.
Form Number: Not applicable.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Individuals or households; businesses or other for-profit entities; not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; State, local or tribal governments.
Number of Respondents: 7,854.
Estimated Time per Response: 0.25-5.0 hours. Start Printed Page 12175
Frequency of Response: On occasion and one-time reporting requirements; Third party disclosure requirement.
Total Annual Burden: 80,184 burden hours.
Total Annual Cost: $160,000.
Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is an issue to the extent that individuals and households provide personally identifiable information, which is covered under the FCC's system of records notice (SORN), FCC/CGB-1, “Informal Complaints and Inquiries.”
Privacy Impact Assessment: The Privacy Impact Assessment was completed on June 28, 2007. It may be reviewed at http://www.fcc.gov/omd/privacyact/Privacy_Impact_Assessment.html.
Needs and Uses: The information collection requirements included under this OMB Control Number 3060-0833 govern the filing of complaints with the Commission as part of the implementation of section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which seeks to ensure that telecommunications equipment and services are available to all Americans, including those individuals with disabilities. As with any complaint procedure, a certain number of regulatory and information burdens are necessary to ensure compliance with FCC rules. The information collection requirements also give full effect to the accessibility policies embodied in section 255, by requiring telecommunications equipment manufacturers and service providers to make end-user product documentation available in alternate formats, including providing contact information to request such documentation, and by requiring them to demonstrate how they considered accessibility during product development, when no other affirmative defenses to a complaint are pertinent.Start Signature
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
[FR Doc. E8-4140 Filed 3-5-08; 8:45 am]
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