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 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 currently valid OMB control number.
Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before March 14, 2011. 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 e-mail 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
OMB Control Number: 3060-0057.
Title: Application for Equipment Authorization.
Form Number: FCC Form 731.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Business or other for-profit.Start Printed Page 7564
Number of Respondents and Responses: 600 respondents; 10,000 responses.
Estimated Time per Response: 25 hours.
Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and third party disclosure requirement.
Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. sections 154(i), 301, 302, 303(e), 303(f) and 303(r).
Total Annual Burden: 250,000 hours.
Total Annual Cost: $11,017,500.
Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.
Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Minimal exemption from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and 47 CFR 0.457(d) of the Commission's rules is granted for trade secrets which may be submitted as attachments to the application FCC Form 731. No other assurances of confidentiality are provided to respondents.
Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring information collection during this comment period to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to obtain the three-year clearance from them. The Commission is requesting OMB approval for an extension (no change in the reporting and/or third party disclosure requirements). There is no change in the Commission's burden estimates.
Commission rules require that manufacturers of radio frequency (RF) equipment file FCC Form 731 to obtain approval prior to marketing their equipment. A completed application, including FCC Form 731, combined with descriptive information, test data, and occasionally a test sample, provide information to determine compliance of the subject equipment to the FCC rules, thereby controlling interference to radio communications. This data may also be used to aid in enforcement of the FCC rules.Start Signature
Federal Communications Commission.
Bulah P. Wheeler,
Deputy Manager, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-2954 Filed 2-9-11; 8:45 am]
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