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Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority

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Federal Communications Commission.


Notice and request for comments.


As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. 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 OMB 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 OMB control number.


Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before January 30, 2015. 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.


Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email and to

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

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OMB Control No.: 3060-0222.

Title: Section 97.213, Telecommand of an Amateur Station.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for profit entities.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 40,000 respondents and 40,000 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes (.084 hours).

Frequency of Response: Third party disclosure requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is approved under 47 U.S.C. 303, 151-155, 301-609.

Total Annual Burden: 3,360 hours.

Annual Cost Burden: No cost.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Yes. Respondents may request materials or information submitted to the Commission be withheld from public inspection under 47 CFR 0.459 of the FCC rules.

The respondents' telephone numbers are collected in the Commission's Universal Licensing System (ULS) database and are covered under the System of Records Notice (SORN), FCC/WTB-1, “Wireless Services Licensing Records.”

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information except for respondents' telephone numbers which are not made available to the public and are covered under FCC/WTB-1, “Wireless Services Licensing Records.”

Needs and Uses: The third party disclosure requirement contained in 47 CFR 97.213 consists of posting a photocopy of the amateur station license, a label with the name, address, and telephone number of the station licensee, and the name of at least one authorized control operator in a conspicuous place at the station location. This requirement is necessary so that quick resolution of any harmful interference problems can be identified and to ensure that the station is operating in accordance with the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

This information is used by FCC personnel during inspections and investigations to determine who is responsible for the proper operation of the remotely controlled station. In the absence of this third party disclosure requirement, field inspections and investigations related to harmful interference could be severely hampered and needlessly prolonged due to inability to determine the responsible licensee.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-28160 Filed 11-28-14; 8:45 am]