Aeronautical Frequency Notification, FCC Form 321

ICR 201210-3060-004

OMB: 3060-0331

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ICR Details
3060-0331 201210-3060-004
Historical Inactive 201201-3060-003
Aeronautical Frequency Notification, FCC Form 321
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Preapproved 11/26/2012
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 10/09/2012
Pre-approval contingent upon no substantive changes to this collection after adoption of the final rule. Otherwise this collection should be re-submitted to OMB for review.
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
11/30/2015 36 Months From Approved 01/31/2015
1,100 0 3,174
737 0 2,127
66,000 0 190,440

On August 3, 2012, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, In the Matter of Cable Television Technical and Operational Requirements, MB Docket No. 12-217; FCC 12-86. This rulemaking proposes to revise the information collection requirements that support the Commission's signal leakage rules that would be codified at 47 CFR 76.1804, as required by the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, as codified at 47 USC 154(i), 301, 303, 308, 309, and 621. With this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to extend the notification requirements to operators of digital systems at lower thresholds than those required under existing, analog rules. Currently, operators are required to file FCC Form 321 to notify the Commission when they operate at a power above a particular threshold. This threshold was designed to protect over-the-air users of the spectrum from interference from analog cable systems. The NPRM proposes to adopt a lower threshold for digital systems in order to provide over-the-air users of the spectrum with an equivalent level of protection. The NPRM proposes to create a digital equivalency for the Commission's analog rules. As a result, these rules are designed to capture the same respondents previously covered by the Commission's analog rules, but who have transitioned, or are transitioning, to digital operation. Further, this digital equivalency is designed to take an equivalent amount of time to fulfill. As a result, absent external factors, the hourly estimated burden will not change as a result of this NPRM (there will not be an increase or decrease to the hourly burden). However, widespread industry consolidation has resulted in fewer, though larger, respondents, resulting in a decrease in the total number of estimated responses. The NPRM does not propose that the information to be submitted on the form be changed.

US Code: 47 USC 303 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 154 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 308 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 309 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 621 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 301 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended

3060-AJ81 Proposed rulemaking 77 FR 61351 10/09/2012

  77 FR 61351 10/09/2012
77 FR 61351 10/09/2012

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Aeronautical Frequency Notification FCC Form 321 Aeronatutical Frequency Notification

  Total Request 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 1,100 3,174 0 -2,074 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 737 2,127 0 -1,390 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 66,000 190,440 0 -124,440 0 0
Changing Regulations
The Commission will have program changes of -2,074 to the number of respondents, -2,074 to the number of responses, -1,390 to the annual burden hours and -$124,440 to the annual cost burden if in a final rulemaking. the proposed requirements contained in FCC 12-86 are adopted.

Jeffrey Neumann 202 418-2046


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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