[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 204 (Monday, October 22, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 53190]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-22973]



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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 27

[GN Docket No. 12-268, ET Docket No. 13-26 and ET Docket No. 14-14, FCC 
15-141]


Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum 
Through Incentive Auctions; Office of Engineering and Technology 
Releases and Seeks Comment on Updated OET-69 Software; Office of 
Engineering and Technology Seeks To Supplement the Incentive Auction 
Proceeding Record Regarding Potential Interference Between Broadcast 
Television and Wireless Services

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 Expanding 
the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive 
Auctions, Third Report and Order and First Order on Reconsideration 
(Order)'s no harmful interference rule. This document is consistent 
with the Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a 
document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of the 
rule.

DATES: The amendment to 47 CFR 27.1310 published at 80 FR 71731, 
November 17, 2015, are effective October 22, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aspasia Paroutsas, Office of 
Engineering and Technology, at (202) 418-7285, or email: 
Aspasia.Paroutsas@fcc.gov. For additional information concerning the 
Paperwork Reduction Act information collection requirements contact 
Nicole Ongele at (202) 418-2991 or via email at Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on April 3, 
2017, OMB approved, for a period of three years, the information 
collection requirements relating to the harmful interference rule 
contained in the Commission's Order, FCC 15-141, published at 80 FR 
71731, November 17, 2015. The OMB Control Number is 3060-1229. The 
Commission publishes this document as an announcement of the effective 
date of the rule. 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, 3060-1229, 
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 April 3, 2017, for the information collection requirements 
contained in the modifications to the Commission's rules in 47 CFR part 
27.
    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 3060-1229.
    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: 3060-1229.
    OMB Approval Date: April 3, 2017.
    OMB Expiration Date: April 30, 2020.
    Title: Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of 
Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 832 respondents; 832 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Frequency of Response: Wireless licensees who are required to 
conduct an interference study will be required to produce the study 
upon request and when an interference complaint occurs.
    Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. The statutory authority for this 
information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154, 301, 303, 
307, 308, 309, 316, 319, 332, 403, 1452 and 1454.
    Total Annual Burden: 832 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $10.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality. However, applicants may request that any information 
supplied be withheld from public inspection, pursuant to 47 CFR 0.459 
of the FCC's rules. This request must be justified pursuant to 47 CFR 
0.457.
    Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: The collection was submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) and approved for the information collection 
requirements relating to the harmful interference rule contained in the 
Commission's Order, FCC 15-141.
    On October 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission released 
a Third Report and Order and First Order on Reconsideration, FCC 15-
141, published at 80 FR 71731, November 17, 2015, Expanding the 
Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive 
Auctions, ET Docket Nos. 13-26, 14-14 and GN Docket No. 12-268, 
adopting a final rule--containing information requirements--which 
resolved the remaining technical issues affecting the operation of 600 
MHz wireless licenses and broadcast television stations in areas where 
they operate on the same or adjacent channels in geographic proximity. 
Specifically, the Commission adopted a rule requiring wireless 
licensees to conduct an interference study prior to deploying or 
operating a wireless base station within a specified distance of a 
broadcast television station that is co-channel or adjacent channel to 
their spectrum. A wireless licensee is required to provide this 
interference study to the Commission upon request or to the broadcast 
television station when there is an interference complaint.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-22973 Filed 10-19-18; 8:45 am]
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