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Structure and Practices of the Video Relay Service Program

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Final rule; announcement of effective date.

SUMMARY:

In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, the information collection associated with the Commission's Structure and Practices of the Video Relay Service Program, Declaratory Ruling and Order (Order). This notice is consistent with the Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of those rules.

DATES:

47 CFR 64.604 (c)(5)(iii)(I), published at 75 FR 39859, July 13, 2010, is effective February 15, 2011.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Gregory Hlibok, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 559-5158 (voice and videophone), or e-mail: Gregory.Hlibok@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This document announces that, on January 27, 2011, OMB approved, for a period of three years, the information collection requirements contained in the Commission's Order, FCC 10-88, published at 75 FR 39859, July 13, 2010. The OMB Control Number is 3060-1145. The Commission publishes this notice as an announcement of the effective date of the rules. If you have any comments on the burden estimates listed below, or how the Commission can improve the collections and reduce any burdens caused thereby, please contact Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. Please include the OMB Control Number, 3060-1145, in your correspondence. The Commission will also accept your comments via e-mail; please send them to PRA@fcc.gov.

To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

Synopsis

As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received OMB approval on January 27, 2011, for the information collection requirements contained in the Commission's rules at 47 CFR 64.604 (c)(5)(iii)(I).

Under 5 CFR part 1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a current, 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, that does not display a current, valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number is 3060-1145.

The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 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: 3060-1145.

OMB Approval Date: January 27, 2011.

OMB Expiration Date: January 31, 2014.

Title: Structure and Practices of the Video Relay Service Program, CG Docket No. 10-51.

Form Number: N/A.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 13 respondents; 169 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: .017 hours (1 minute average per response).

Frequency of Response: Annual and monthly reporting requirements.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is found at sections 1, 4, 225, and 303(r) Start Printed Page 8660of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Act), 47 U.S.C. 151, 154, 225, and 303(r).

Total Annual Burden: 3 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: An assurance of confidentiality is not offered because this information collection does not require the collection of personally identifiable information (PII) from individuals.

Needs and Uses: In document FCC 10-88 the Commission finds good cause to adopt an interim rule requiring the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, or other senior executive of a Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) provider submitting minutes to the Interstate TRS Fund (Fund) administrator for compensation on a monthly basis to certify, under penalty of perjury, that the submitted minutes were handled in compliance with section 225 of the Act and the Commission's rules and orders. Also in this document, the Commission requires such an executive to certify, under penalty of perjury, that cost and demand data submitted to the Fund administrator on an annual basis related to the determination of compensation rates or methodologies are true and correct. The explosive growth in the Fund in recent years and evidence of fraud against the Fund, as evidenced by recent indictments and guilty pleas from call center managers and employees admitting to defrauding the Fund of tens of millions of dollars, require the Commission to take immediate steps in preserving the Fund to ensure the continued availability of TRS. By requiring providers to be more accountable for their submissions, the Commission takes necessary, affirmative steps to preserve the TRS Fund.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Bulah P. Wheeler,

Deputy Manager, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.

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[FR Doc. 2011-3262 Filed 2-14-11; 8:45 am]

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