[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 77 (Monday, April 21, 2008)]
[Pages 21346-21347]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-8458]



[DA 08-752]

Media Bureau Seeks Comments on Possible Changes to FCC Forms 395-
A and 395-B

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In this document, the Media Bureau seeks comment on possible 
changes to its annual reporting forms that request certain employee 
data from multichannel video programming distributors (``MVPDs'') (FCC 
Form 395-A) (OMB Control No. 3060-0095) and broadcasters (FCC Form 395-
B) (OMB Control No. 3060-0390).

DATES: Comments are due May 22, 2008; Reply comments are due June 6, 

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by MM Docket No. 98-204, 
by any of the following methods: (1) The Commission's Electronic 
Comment Filing System (ECFS), (2) the Federal Government's eRulemaking 
Portal, or (3) by filing paper copies. See Electronic Filing of 
Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (May 1, 1998).
    Electronic Filers: Comments and reply comments may be filed 
electronically using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/ or the Federal eRulemaking Portal:http://www.regulations.gov. Filers should follow the instructions provided on 
the Web site for submitting comments. For ECFS filers, in completing 
the transmittal screen, filers should include their full name, U.S. 
Postal service mailing address, and the applicable docket number: MM 
Docket No. 98-204. Parties may also submit an electronic comment by 
Internet e-mail. To get filing instructions, filers should send an e-
mail to [email protected], and include the following words in the body of 
the message: ``get form''. A sample form and instructions will be sent 
in response.
    Paper filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an 
original and four copies of each filing. Filings can be sent by hand or 
messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class 
or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail (although we continue to 
experience delays in receiving U.S. Postal Service mail). All filings 
must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the 
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
    The Commission's contractor will receive hand-delivered or 
messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary at 236 
Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Suite 110, Washington, DC 20002. The filing 
hours at this location are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., on business days. All hand 
deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any 
envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building. Commercial 
overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and 
Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol 
Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and 
Priority mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, 
DC 20554.
    People with Disabilities: To request information in accessible 
formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic 
files, and audio format), send an e-mail to [email protected] or call the 
FCC's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 
(Voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lewis Pulley of the Policy Division, 
Media Bureau, at (202) 418-1450.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Review of the Commission's Broadcast and 
Cable Equal Opportunity Rules and Policies, Third Report and Order and

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Fourth Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 69 FR 34950, June 23, 2004 (19 
FCC Rcd 9973 (2004)), the Commission stated that FCC Forms 395-A and 
395-B conformed to the racial and employment categories contained in 
the then-existing Form EEO-1 Employer Information Report issued by the 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (``EEOC''). It noted that the 
EEOC had proposed to revise its EEO-1 form to incorporate new racial 
and employment categories adopted by the Office of Management and 
Budget (``OMB''), and that, when the revised EEO-1 form was released, 
the Commission would review its forms to see what changes were needed 
to comply with the new OMB standards, and whether it could so conform 
those forms to those standards consistent with Sections 334 and 634 of 
the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the ``Act''). With the 
EEOC's release of the revised EEO-1 form incorporating revised racial 
and employment categories, the Media Bureau has conducted that review, 
and hereby seeks public comment on whether it should so incorporate the 
EEOC revised standards and whether such changes are consistent with 
Sections 334 and 634 of the Act. The revised EEO-1 form, which 
specifies these categories at Section D, and the Instruction Booklet to 
the form, which contains the definition of each such category, are 
attached to the Commission's Public Notice, which can be accessed at 

FCC Notice Required by the Paperwork Reduction Act

    FCC Form 395-A and FCC Form 395-B are approved under OMB control 
numbers 3060-0095 and 3060-0390, respectively. Remember--you are not 
required to respond to a collection of information sponsored by the 
Federal government, and the government may not conduct or sponsor this 
collection, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number or 
if we fail to provide you with this notice.
1995, PUBLIC LAW 104-13, OCTOBER 1, 1995, 44 U.S.C. SECTION 3507.

Federal Communications Commission.
Steven A. Broeckaert,
Deputy Division Chief, Media Bureau.
 [FR Doc. E8-8458 Filed 4-18-08; 8:45 am]