Notice and request for comments.
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). 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 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 valid OMB control number.
Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before March 23, 2012. 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 Leslie F. Smith, Office of Managing Director (OMD), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), or via the Internet at Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov. To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Leslie F. Smith, Office of Managing Director (OMD), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), (202) 418-0217, or via the Internet at Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov.
OMB Control Number: 3060-0584.
Title: Administration of U.S. Certified Accounting Authorities in Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Radio Services, FCC Forms 44 and 45.
Form Number(s): FCC Forms 44 and 45.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Business or other for-profit organizations.
Number of Respondents and Responses: 25 respondents; 150 responses.
Estimated Time per Response: 1-3 hours.
Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping; On occasion, semi-annual, and annual reporting requirements; and Third-party disclosure.
Obligation To Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this information collection (IC) is contained in 47 U.S.C 154(i) and 303(r).
Total Annual Burden: 150 hours.
Total Annual Cost: $375,000.00.
Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact.
Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality. However, respondents may request materials or information submitted to the Commission be withheld from public inspection pursuant to 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.
Needs and Uses: The Commission has standards for accounting authorities in the maritime mobile and maritime-satellite radio services under 47 CFR part 3. The Commission uses these standards to determine the eligibility of applicants for certification as a U.S. accounting authority, to ensure compliance with the maritime mobile and maritime-satellite radio services, and to identify accounting authorities to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Respondents are entities seeking certification or those already certified to be accounting authorities.
Federal Communications Commission.
Bulah P. Wheeler,
Deputy Manager, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-1165 Filed 1-20-12; 8:45 am]
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