[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 168 (Thursday, August 31, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 41343-41344]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18485]



47 CFR Part 73

[MB Docket No. 16-161; FCC 17-3]

Revisions to Public Inspection File Requirements--Broadcaster 
Correspondence File and Cable Principal Headend Location

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, 
changes to FCC Form 303-S (Application for Renewal of Broadcast Station 
License) associated with the Commission's decision in Report and Order, 
Revisions to Public Inspection File Requirements--Broadcaster 
Correspondence File and Cable Principal Headend Location. Specifically, 
OMB has approved the Commission's decision to revise Form 303-S to 
eliminate those sections of the form that require commercial TV 
broadcasters to submit with their renewal application a summary of 
written communications received from the public regarding violent 
programming (See FCC Form 303-S at p. 5 and instructions at p. 25). 
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 this change to FCC 
Form 303-S (See Public Inspection File R&O, 32 FCC Rcd at 1574-75, para 

DATES: The changes to FCC Form 303-S required as a result of the rule 
adopted at 82 FR 11406, February 23, 2017, are effective on August 31, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information contact 
Cathy Williams, Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov, (202) 418-2918.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on August 11, 
2017, OMB approved the changes to FCC Form 303-S ordered by the 
Commission in its Report and Order, FCC 17-3, published at 82 FR 11406, 
February 23, 2017. The OMB Control Number is 3060-0110. The Commission 
publishes this notice as an announcement of the effective date of the 
changes to the form. If you have any comments on the burden estimates 
listed below, or how the Commission can improve the collections and 
reduce any burdens caused thereby, please contact Cathy Williams, 
Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554. Please include the OMB Control Number, 3060-0110, 
in your correspondence. The Commission will also accept your comments 
via the Internet if you send them to PRA@fcc.gov.
    To request materials in accessible formats for people with 
disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), 
send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).


    As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received OMB approval, 
on August 11, 2017, for the changes to FCC Form 303-S. Under 5 CFR part 
1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless it displays a

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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 3060-0110.
    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.
    The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents 
are as follows:
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0110.
    OMB Approval Date: August 11, 2017.
    OMB Expiration Date: August 31, 2020.
    Title: Application for Renewal of Broadcast Station License, FCC 
Form 303-S; Section 73.3555(d), Daily Newspaper Cross-Ownership.
    Form Number: FCC Form 303-S.
    Respondents: Business or other for profit entities; Not for profit 
institutions; State, local or Tribal government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 4,023 respondents and 4,023 
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.25-12 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Every eight year report requirement, Third 
party disclosure requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 
sections 154(i), 303, 307, and 308 of the Communications Act of 1934, 
as amended, and Section 204 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
    Total Annual Burden: 10,797 hours. Total Annual Cost: $5,073,271.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality with this collection of information.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: On January 31, 2017, the Commission adopted a 
Report and Order (``Public Inspection File R&O'') in MB Docket No. 16-
161, FCC 17-3, eliminating the requirement in sections 73.1202 and 
73.3526(e)(9) of its rules that commercial broadcast stations retain in 
their public inspection file copies of letters and emails from the 
public. The Commission concluded that, because commercial TV licensees 
will no longer be required to maintain correspondence under the 
Commission's rules, under the terms of
    47 U.S.C. 308(d) they also will not be required to file a summary 
of correspondence received regarding violent programming with their 
renewal application. The Commission directed the Media Bureau to revise 
the renewal application form and instructions consistent with this 

Federal Communications Commission.
Katura Jackson,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-18485 Filed 8-30-17; 8:45 am]