Application for Extension of Time to Construct a Digital Television Broadcast Station; Section 73.3598, Period of Construction

ICR 200902-3060-011

OMB: 3060-0407

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3060-0407 200902-3060-011
Historical Active 200805-3060-004
Application for Extension of Time to Construct a Digital Television Broadcast Station; Section 73.3598, Period of Construction
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Approved without change 02/10/2009
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 02/10/2009
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
06/30/2011 06/30/2011 06/30/2011
240 0 180
360 0 263
49,500 0 37,000

This non-substantial change request is being submitted to OMB for approval in the event that the change in the nationwide DTV Transition date is enacted into law. On February 5, 2009, the United States Congress passed legislation, known as the “DTV Delay Act,” that would extend the date for the completion of the DTV transition from February 17, 2009, to June 12, 2009. This submission will cover information collection requirements through the new transition date (June 12, 2009 or whatever final DTV Transition date is ultimately established by Congress and enacted into law) and, where required by FCC Order, a specified amount of time after such date. This submission applies only if the DTV Delay Act is enacted into law. Congress has mandated that after February 17, 2009, full-power television broadcast stations must transmit only in digital signals, and may no longer transmit analog signals. On December 22, 2007, the Commission adopted a Report and Order in the Matter of the Third Periodic Review of the Commission’s Rules and Policies Affecting the Conversion to Digital Television, MB Docket No. 07-91, FCC 07-228, to establish the rules, policies and procedures necessary to complete the nation's transition to Digital TV (DTV). With the DTV transition deadline less than a year away, the Commission must ensure that broadcasters meet their statutory responsibilities and complete construction of, and begin operations on, the facility on their final, post-transition (digital) channel that will reach viewers in their authorized service areas by the statutory transition deadline, when they must cease broadcasting in analog. The Commission wants to ensure that no consumers are left behind in the DTV transition. Specifically, the Report and Order requires the following: • Extension Requests. Stations with a construction deadline on or before February 17, 2009 may file a request for an extension of time to construct their final, post-transition (DTV) facility using FCC Form 337. • FCC Form 337 was revised to reflect the stricter standard of review. • Tolling Requests. Stations with a construction deadline occurring February 18, 2009 or later may file a notification of an event that would toll their deadline to construct their final, post-transition (DTV) facility using FCC Informal Application Form. This requirement and date revised this information collection and as such need OMB approval.

US Code: 47 USC 154, 303, 308, 309, 319, 337 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended

3060-AI89 Final or interim final rulemaking 73 FR 5634 01/30/2008

  73 FR 7287 02/07/2008
73 FR 25702 05/07/2008

  Total Approved Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 240 180 0 0 60 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 360 263 0 0 97 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 49,500 37,000 0 0 12,500 0
The Commission had adjustments to the annual burden hours and annual cost burden due to the date extension for the conversion from analog to digital TV from February 17, 2009 to June 12, 2009. There are no program changes to this information collection

Evan Baranoff 202 418-7142 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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