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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 April 27, 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 Number: 3060-1154.

Title: Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (“CALM”) Act; General Waiver Requests.

Form Number: Not applicable.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.Start Printed Page 10093

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 20 respondents and 20 responses.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Estimated Time per Response: 20 hours.

Total Annual Burden: 400 hours.

Total Annual Cost to Respondents: $12,000.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 154(i), 303(r) and 621.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no assurance of confidentiality provided to respondents, but, in accordance with the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 0.459, a station/MVPD may request confidential treatment for financial information supplied with its waiver request.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: TV stations and MVPDs may file general waiver requests to request waiver of the rules implementing the CALM Act for good cause. The information obtained by general waiver requests will be used by Commission staff to evaluate whether grant of a waiver would be in the public interest.

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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. 2015-03844 Filed 2-24-15; 8:45 am]