[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 11, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 47161-47162]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-21766]



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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 51

[GN Docket No. 13-5, RM-11358; WC Docket No. 13-3; FCC 16-90]


Technology Transitions, USTelecom Petition for Declaratory Ruling 
That Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers Are Non-Dominant in the 
Provision of Switched Access Services, Policies and Rules Governing 
Retirement of Copper Loops by Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers and 
Special Access for Price Cap Local Exchange Carriers

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date.

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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 Commission's network 
change disclosure rules pertaining to copper retirement notices. This 
document is consistent with the Technology Transitions Declaratory 
Ruling, Second Report and Order, and Order on Reconsideration, FCC 16-
90, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the 
Federal Register announcing the effective date of those rules.

DATES: The amendment to 47 CFR 51.329(c)(1) published at 81 FR 62632, 
September 12, 2016, is effective on October 11, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Levy Berlove, Attorney 
Advisor, Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-1477, or by email at 
Michele.Berlove@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  This document announces that, on January 
17, 2017, OMB approved, for a period of three years, the information 
collection requirements relating to the network change disclosure rules 
contained in the Commission's Technology Transitions Declaratory 
Ruling, Second Report and Order, and Order on Reconsideration, FCC 16-
90, published at 81 FR 62632, September 12, 2016.
    The OMB Control Number is 3060-0741. The Commission publishes this 
document as an announcement of the effective date of the rules. 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 Nicole Ongele, Federal Communications 
Commission, Room A-C620, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. 
Please include the OMB Control Number, 3060-0741, in your 
correspondence. The Commission will also accept your comments via email 
at 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).

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 January 17, 2017, for the information collection 
requirements contained in the modifications to the Commission's rules 
in 47 CFR part 51. Under 5 CFR part 1320, 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 3060-0741.
    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: 3060-0741.
    OMB Approval Date: January 17, 2017.
    OMB Expiration Date: January 31, 2020.
    Title: Technology Transitions, GN Docket No. 13-5, et al., 
Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order on Reconsideration.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,357 respondents; 573,767 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.5-8 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirements; 
recordkeeping; third party disclosure.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority is contained in 47 U.S.C. 222 and 251. Total Annual 
Burden: 575,840 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No cost(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not 
requesting that the respondents submit confidential information to the 
FCC. Respondents may, however, request confidential treatment for 
information they believe to be confidential under 47 CFR 0.459 of the 
Commission's rules.
    Privacy Act: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: Section 251 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended, 47 U.S.C. 251, is designed to accelerate private sector 
development and deployment of telecommunications technologies and 
services by spurring competition. Section 222(e) is also designed to 
spur competition by prescribing requirements for the sharing of 
subscriber list information. These OMB collections are designed to help 
implement certain provisions of sections 222(e) and 251, and to 
eliminate operational barriers to competition in the telecommunications 
services market. Specifically, these OMB collections will be used to 
implement (1) local exchange carriers' (``LECs'') obligations to 
provide their competitors with dialing parity and non-discriminatory 
access to certain services and functionalities; (2) incumbent local 
exchange carriers' (``ILECs'') duty to make network information 
disclosures; and (3) numbering administration. The Commission estimates 
that the total annual burden of the entire collection, as revised, is 
575,840 hours. This revision relates to a change in one of many 
components of the currently approved collection--specifically, certain 
reporting, recordkeeping and/or third-party disclosure requirements 
under section 251(c)(5). In August 2015, the Commission adopted new 
rules concerning certain information collection requirements 
implemented under section 251(c)(5) of the Act, pertaining to network 
change disclosures. The changes to those rules apply specifically to a 
certain subset of network change disclosures, namely notices of planned 
copper retirements. The changes are designed to provide interconnecting 
entities adequate time to prepare their networks for the planned copper 
retirements and to ensure that consumers are able to make informed 
choices. In July 2016, the Commission revised Sec.  51.329(c) of its 
network change disclosure rules to make available to filers new titles 
applicable to copper retirement notices. The Commission estimates that 
the revision does not result in any additional outlays of funds for 
hiring outside contractors or procuring equipment.


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Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-21766 Filed 10-10-17; 8:45 am]
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