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Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 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 collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning 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; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; 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 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 March 25, 2013. 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 and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information about the Start Printed Page 5178information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-0874.

Title: FCC Form 2000 A through G, FCC Form 475-B, FCC Form 1088 A through H, and FCC Form 501—Consumer Complaint Forms: General Complaints, Obscenity or Indecency Complaints, Complaints under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and Slamming Complaints.

Form Number: FCC Form 2000 A through G, FCC Form 475-B, FCC Form 1088 A through H, and FCC Form 501.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit entities; Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 314,783 respondents; 314,783 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 15 to 30 minutes per form on average.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Obligation To Respond: Voluntary.

Total Annual Burden: 150,607 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is an issue to the extent that individuals and households provide personally identifiable information, which is covered under the FCC's updated system of records notice (SORN), FCC/CGB-1, “Informal Complaints and Inquiries”, which became effective on January 25, 2010.

Privacy Impact Assessment: The Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for Informal Complaints and Inquiries was completed on June 28, 2007. It may be reviewed at http://www.fcc.gov/​omd/​privacyact/​Privacy_​Impact_​Assessment.html. The Commission is in the process of updating the PIA to incorporate various revisions to it as a result of revisions to the SORN.

Needs and Uses: The FCC Form 2000 Consumer Complaint Forms asks the complainants to provide their contact information, including address, telephone number, and email address, and to briefly describe the nature of the complaint, including the communications entities against which the complaint is lodged, the consumer's account number(s), if applicable, the date(s) on which the incident(s) occurred, and the type of resolution the consumer is seeking. The Commission uses the information to resolve the consumer's informal complaint(s). The FCC Form 2000 A through F will remain unchanged. Consumers may now file complaints about loud commercials using the Commission's online complaint form (specifically, the Form 2000G). Consumers may also file their complaint by fax or by letter. The information obtained by consumer complaints will be used by Commission staff to evaluate and ensure that TV stations and MVPDs are in compliance with the rules implementing the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (“CALM”) Act.

The FCC Form 475-B Consumer Complaint Form asks complainants to provide their contact information, including address, telephone number, and email address, and to describe their complaint(s) and issue(s) concerning the practices of telecommunications entities, which they believe may have aired obscene, profane, and/or indecent programming. The FCC Form 475-B will remain unchanged. The FCC Form 1088 Consumer Complaint Form asks complainants to provide their contact information, including address, telephone number, and email address, and to describe their complaints and issues regarding “Do Not Call” and “Junk Fax” as well as other related consumer protection issues such as prerecorded messages, automatic telephone dialing systems, and unsolicited commercial email messages to wireless telecommunications devices. The FCC Form 1088 A through H will remain unchanged. The FCC Form 501 Consumer Complaint Form asks complainants to provide their contact information, including address, telephone number, and email address, and to describe their complaints and issues regarding alleged slamming violations. The FCC Form 501 will remain unchanged.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2013-01320 Filed 1-23-13; 8:45 am]

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