Empowering Consumers to Avoid Bill Shock; Consumer Information and Disclosure; CG Docket Nos. 10-207 and 09-158

ICR 201011-3060-012

OMB: 3060-1235

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Supporting Statement A
IC Document Collections
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ICR Details
3060-1235 201011-3060-012
Historical Inactive
Empowering Consumers to Avoid Bill Shock; Consumer Information and Disclosure; CG Docket Nos. 10-207 and 09-158
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Comment filed on proposed rule 01/21/2011
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 11/26/2010
OMB files this comment in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.11( c ). This OMB action is not an approval to conduct or sponsor an information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act of1995. This action has no effect on any current approvals. If OMB has assigned this ICR a new OMB Control Number, the OMB Control Number will not appear in the active inventory. For future submissions of this information collection, reference the OMB Control Number provided. Resubmit when proposed rule is finalized.
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
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On October 14, 2010, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), Empowering Consumers to Avoid Bill Shock Consumer Information and Disclosure, CG Docket Nos. 10-207 and 09-158, FCC 10-180, proposing rules that would require mobile service providers to provide usage alerts and information that will assist consumers in avoiding unexpected charges on their bills. In so doing, the Commission found that consumers face significant challenges in monitoring mobile usage and protecting themselves from substantial roaming and overage charges for exceeding monthly allotments of voice, text and data services. The record compiled in this proceeding and the Commission’s own complaint data indicates that large numbers of mobile consumers experience bill shock each month. This type of bill shock can be prevented by timely and easily accessible usage information. In the absence of baseline information regarding usage balances, consumers are unable to control the costs they incur for mobile services.

US Code: 47 USC 1-2, 201, 258, 301, 303, 332 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 403 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended

3060-AJ51 Proposed rulemaking 75 FR 72773 11/26/2010

  75 FR 72773 11/26/2010
75 FR 72773 11/26/2010

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Empowering Consumers to Avoid Bill Shock

Changing Regulations
This is a new collection of information. If the proposed information collection requirements are adopted by the Commission in a final rulemaking, program changes/increases will be added to OMB’s inventory for this collection as follows: 210,000 to the annual burden hours, 1,500 to the number of respondents, 3,000 to the annual number of responses and $10,000,000 to the annual costs.

Richard Smith 717 338-2797 [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;
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