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Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

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 collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). 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 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 January 9, 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 Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@fcc.gov mailto:PRA@fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov mailto:Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information about the information collections, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-1047.Start Printed Page 69738

Title: Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities, FCC 03-112.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; Not-for-profit entities; State, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 23 respondents; 23 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 5 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 115 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $230.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefit. The statutory authority for this collection is found at section 225 of the Act, 47 U.S.C. 225. The law was enacted on July 26, 1990, as Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Public Law 101-336, 104 Stat. 327, 366-69.

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 from individuals.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: On June 17, 2011, the Commission released the Telecommunication Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, CC Docket No. 98-67, CG Docket No. 10-123, Second Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published at 68 FR 50993, August 25, 2003 and published at 68 FR 50973, August 25, 2003, adopting additional requirements related to the substance and implementation of TRS mandatory minimum standards. In 47 CFR 64.604(a)(3), the Commission required TRS facilities to provide speed dialing functionality, that entails providers maintaining a list of telephone numbers, which imposes an annual recordkeeping requirement under the PRA.

OMB Control Number: 3060-0737. Title: Disclosure Requirements for Information Services Provided Under a Presubscription or Comparable Arrangement.

Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,000 respondents; 1,000 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 4.5 hours.

Frequency of Response: Annual and on occasion reporting requirement; Third party disclosure.

Total Annual Burden: 4,500 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $0.

Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 228.

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.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: Section 64.1501(b) of the Commission's rules defines a presubscription or comparable arrangement as a contractual agreement in which an information service provider makes specified disclosures to consumers when offering “presubscribed” information services.

The disclosures are intended to ensure that consumers receive information regarding the terms and conditions associated with these services before they enter into contracts to subscribe to them.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-28966 Filed 11-8-11; 8:45 am]

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