[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 115 (Wednesday, June 15, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 38965-38966]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-14178]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Parts 15 and 27

[ET Docket No. 14-165; FCC 15-99]


Unlicensed Use of TV Band and 600 MHz Band Spectrum

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, 
the information collection associated with the rule changes for white 
space devices and wireless microphones in the Commission's August 11, 
2015 Part 15 Report and Order, FCC 15-99. This document is consistent 
with the Report and Order which stated that the Commission would 
publish a document in the Federal Register announcing OMB approval and 
the effective date of the requirements.

DATES:  The amendments to 47 CFR 15.713(b)(2)(iv) through (v), (j)(4), 
(j)(10) and (j)(11), 15.715(n) through (q) and 27.1320 published at 80 
FR 73043, November 23, 2015, are effective on June 15, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Williams on (202) 418-2918 or 
via email to: cathy.williams@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on May 11, 
2016, OMB approved, for a period of three years, the information 
collection requirements contained in 47 CFR 15.713(b)(2)(iv) through 
(v), (j)(4), (j)(10) and (j)(11), 15.715(n) through (q) and 27.1320. 
The Commission publishes this document to announce the effective date 
of these rule sections. See In the Matter of Amendment of Part 15 of 
the Commission's Rules for Unlicensed Operations in the Television 
Bands, Repurposed 600 MHz Band, 600 MHz Guard Bands and Duplex Gap, and 
Channel 37, and Amendment of Part 74 of the Commission's Rules for Low 
Power Auxiliary Stations in the Repurposed 600 MHz Band and 600 MHz 
Duplex Gap and Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of 
Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions, ET Docket No. 14-165 and GN Docket 
No. 12-268, FCC 15-99, 80 FR 73043, November 23, 2015.

Synopsis

    As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received final OMB 
approval on May 11, 2016, for the information collection requirements 
contained in the modifications to the Commission's rules in 47 CFR 
15.713(b)(2)(iv) through (v), (j)(4), (j)(10) and (j)(11), 15.715(n) 
through (q) and 27.1320. Under 5 CFR 1320.5(b), an agency may not 
conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a 
current, 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 
that does not display a current, valid OMB Control Number.
    The OMB Control Number is 3060-1155. The foregoing notice is 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, 
October 1, 1995, and 44 U.S.C. 3507.

[[Page 38966]]

    The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents 
are as follows:
    OMB Approval Date: May 11, 2016.
    OMB Expiration Date: May 31, 2019.
    Title: Sections 15.713, 15.714, 15.715, 15.717 and 27.1320, TV 
White Space Broadcast Bands.
    Form Number: Not applicable.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,010 respondents; 4,000 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On-occasion reporting requirements; 
recordkeeping requirements; and third party disclosure.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. Sections 154(i), 302, 303(c), 303(f), and 307.
    Total Annual Burden: 8,000 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $200,000.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not 
requesting respondents to submit confidential information to the 
Commission. Respondents may request confidential treatment of such 
information under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: On August 11, 2015, the Federal Communications 
Commission adopted a Report and Order (R&O), ET Docket No. 14-165 and 
GN Docket No. 12-268, FCC 15-99. This R&O made certain changes to the 
rules for unlicensed device operations in the frequency bands that are 
now and will continue to be allocated and assigned to broadcast 
television services (TV bands), including fixed and personal/portable 
white space devices and unlicensed wireless microphones. It also 
adopted rules for fixed and personal/portable white space devices and 
wireless microphones in the 600 MHz guard bands, including the duplex 
gap, and the 600 MHz band that will be repurposed for new wireless 
services, and for fixed and personal/portable white space devices on 
channel 37.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary. Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-14178 Filed 6-14-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6712-01-P