[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6558-6559]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02999]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-1198]


Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal 
Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, 
and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the 
general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to 
comment on the following information collection. 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 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before April 16, 
2018. 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.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email 
PRA@fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the 
information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418-2991.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-1198.
    Title: Section 90.525, Administration of Interoperability Channels; 
Section 90.529, State Licenses; and Section 90.531, Band Plan.
    Form No.: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government, and Not-for- profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,271 respondents; 2,271 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1-2 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting and one-time reporting 
requirements; third party disclosure requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 
sections 4(i), 11, 303(g), 303(r), and 332(c)(7) of the Communications 
Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 161, 303(g), 303(r), 
332(c)(7), unless otherwise noted.
    Total Annual Burden: 2,312 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No Cost.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality.
    Needs and Uses: Section 90.525 of the Commission's rules requires 
approval of

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license applications for Interoperability channels in the 769-775 MHz 
and 799-805 MHz frequency bands by state-level agency or organization 
responsible for administering emergency communications. Section 90.529 
of the Commission's rules provides that each state license will be 
granted subject to the condition that the state certifies on or before 
each applicable benchmark date that it is providing or prepared to 
provide ``substantial service.'' Section 90.531 of the Commission's 
rules sets forth the band plan for the 769-775 MHz and 799-805 MHz 
public safety bands. This section covers channel designations for base 
and mobile use, narrowband segments, combined channels, channel 
pairing, internal guard band, and broadband. Narrowband general use 
channels, including the former narrowband reserve channels, and low 
power channels require regional planning committee concurrence and 
narrowband air-ground channels require state or regional planning 
committee concurrence.
    Commission staff will use the information to assign licenses for 
interoperability and General Use channels, as well as renewal of State 
licenses. The information will also be used to determine whether 
prospective licensees operate in compliance with the Commission's 
rules. Without such information, the Commission could not accommodate 
State interoperability or regional planning requirements or provide for 
the efficient use of State frequencies. This information collection 
includes rules to govern the operation and licensing of 700 MHz band 
systems to ensure that licensees continue to fulfill their statutory 
responsibilities in accordance with the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended. Such information will continue to be used to verify that 
applicants are legally and technically qualified to hold licenses, and 
to determine compliance with Commission rules.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-02999 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]
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