The Federal Communications Commission
("Commission") is requesting that the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) approve an extension of OMB Control Number 3060-1061
titled, "Earth Stations on Board Vessels (ESV)" for three years.
The purpose of this information collection is to maintain OMB
approval for the Commission to collect the legal and technical
information needed for Commission staff to evaluate and grant or
deny applications for ESV licenses. The ESV rules promote two major
goals of the Commission: (1) to facilitate the market-driven
deployment of broadband technologies and (2) to maximize the use of
available spectrum to advance new technologies while minimizing
interference to existing services in those bands, such as Fixed
Services (FS) and Fixed Satellite Services (FSS).