[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 93 (Monday, May 14, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 22208-22209]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-09971]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 51

[WC Docket No. 17-84; FCC 17-154]


Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers 
to Infrastructure Investment

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 
discontinuance rules. This document is consistent with the Accelerating 
Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure 
Investment Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, and Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 17-154, which stated that the Commission would 
publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective 
date of those rules.

DATES: The amendments to 47 CFR 51.325, 51.329, 51.332, and 51.333, 
published at 82 FR 61453, December 28, 2017, are effective on May 14, 
2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Levy Berlove, Attorney 
Advisor, Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-1477, or by email at 
Michele.Berlove@fcc.gov. For additional information concerning the 
Paperwork Reduction Act information collection requirements, contact 
Nicole Ongele at (202) 418-2991 or nicole.ongele@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on May 1, 
2018, OMB approved, for a period of three years, the information 
collection requirements relating to the network change disclosure rules 
contained in the Commission's Accelerating Wireline Broadband 
Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment Report and 
Order, Declaratory Ruling, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 
FCC 17-154, published at 82 FR 61453, December 28, 2017.
    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 1-A620, 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 May 1, 2018, 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: May 1, 2018.
    OMB Expiration Date: May 31, 2021.
    Title: Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing 
Barriers to Infrastructure Investment, GN Docket No. 17-84.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,357 respondents; 573,928 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.5-4.5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirements; 
recordkeeping; third party disclosure requirements.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority is contained in 47 U.S.C. 222 and 251.
    Total Annual Burden: 575,448 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No cost(s).
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(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.
    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 information collection requirements 
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 information 
collection requirements 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 575,448 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 November 
2017, the Commission adopted new rules concerning certain information 
collection requirements implemented under section 251(c)(5) of the Act, 
pertaining to network change disclosures. Most of the changes to those 
rules apply specifically to a certain subset of network change 
disclosures, namely notices of planned copper retirements. In addition, 
the changes removed a rule that prohibits incumbent LECs from engaging 
in useful advanced coordination with entities affected by network 
changes. The changes are aimed at removing unnecessary regulatory 
barriers to the deployment of high-speed broadband networks. As a 
result of these changes, the total annual burden hours have been 
reduced by 392 hours.
    The Commission estimates that the revision does not result in any 
additional outlays of funds for hiring outside contractors or procuring 
equipment.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-09971 Filed 5-11-18; 8:45 am]
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