Section 15.117, TV Broadcast Receivers

ICR 201006-3060-011

OMB: 3060-1100

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3060-1100 201006-3060-011
Historical Active 200706-3060-018
Section 15.117, TV Broadcast Receivers
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Approved without change 06/28/2010
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 06/28/2010
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
06/30/2013 36 Months From Approved 09/30/2010
5,000 0 100,000
1,250 0 25,000
0 0 0

As of the June 12, 2009 statutory digital television (DTV) transition deadline, all full-power television stations stopped broadcasting in analog and are broadcasting only digital signals. Section 15.117(k) of the Commission’s rules requires sellers of TV sets (and other TV receiver equipment) that do not contain a digital tuner to disclose to consumers at the point-of-sale that such devices include only an analog tuner and, therefore, are not able to receive over-the-air TV broadcasts. Consumers with analog-only television equipment are not able to receive an over-the-air broadcast signal unless they get a digital TV or a box to convert the digital signals to analog or subscribe to pay TV service (such as cable or satellite).

US Code: 47 USC 1, 2(a), 3(33), 3(52), 4(i), 7 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 301, 303(r) and (s), 309, 336, Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 336 and 624(a) Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended

Not associated with rulemaking

  75 FR 21626 04/26/2010
75 FR 21626 04/26/2010

IC Title Form No. Form Name
TV Broadcast Receivers

  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 5,000 100,000 0 0 -95,000 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 1,250 25,000 0 0 -23,750 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
The Commission has made adjustments to this information collection. We estimate a significant reduction in the number of sellers/retailers of analog-only TV sets (and other receiver equipment), as well as in the total number of analog-only TV sets available in the marketplace, as a result of the completion of the DTV transition to digital-only broadcasting. Therefore, the annual number of annual responses has decreased by -95,000 and the annual burden hours have decreased by -23,750 hours for this information collection. There are no program changes to this information collection.

Evan Baranoff 202 418-7142 [email protected]


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