The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 - 3520. 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 shall 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; (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; and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden for 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 Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a currently valid OMB control number.
Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before July 14, 2010. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible.
Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to the Federal Communications Commission via email to PRA@fcc.gov. To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the web page http://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, and (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:
Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Judith B. Herman, OMD, 202-418-0214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
OMB Control Number: 3060-1134.
Title: Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Program (“E-rate”) Broadband Survey.
Form Number: N/A.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions and state, local or tribal government.
Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,100 respondents, 5,100 responses.
Estimated Time per Response: 5 to 20 minutes (.084 - .33 hours).
Frequency of Response: On occasion and one-time reporting requirements.
Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S. C. sections 151 -154, 201-205, 218-220, 254, 303(r) and 403.
Total Annual Burden: 1,675 hours.
Total Annual Cost: N/A.
Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.
Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Although it is unlikely that the survey will solicit any confidential information, pursuant to 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules, a respondent may request that information submitted to the Commission not be put in the public record. The respondent must state the reasons, and the facts on which those reasons are based, for withholding the information from the public record. The appropriate Bureau or Office Chief of the Commission may grant a confidentiality request that presents, by a preponderance of the evidence, a case for non-disclosure consistent with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 4 U.S.C. section 552. If a confidentiality request is denied, the respondent has five days to appeal the decision before the Commission. If the appeal before the Start Printed Page 33619Commission is denied, the respondent has five days to seek a judicial stay.
Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) during this comment period to obtain the full three year clearance from them. The Commission is submitting this expiring information collection as an extension (no change in the reporting requirement). The Commission is correcting the number of respondents and burden hours originally submitted to OMB as an emergency request in January. With this submission to OMB, we are reporting more accurate estimates.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) authorized the Federal Communications Commission to create the National Broadband Plan that shall seek to ensure that all people of the United States have access to broadband capability and shall establish benchmarks for meeting that goal. Consistent with this effort, the Wireline Competition Bureau of the Commission seeks to conduct a survey of all applicants under the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Program, as known as the “E-rate program”, to determine the current state of broadband usage and access within schools and libraries in the United States in order to determine how to best address their educational and technological needs as part of the National Broadband Plan.Start Signature
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.
[FR Doc. 2010-14177 Filed 6-11-10; 8:45 am]
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