Station Identification, 47 CFR Sections 73.1201, 74.783 and 74.1283

ICR 201308-3060-022

OMB: 3060-0466

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ICR Details
3060-0466 201308-3060-022
Historical Active 201111-3060-003
Station Identification, 47 CFR Sections 73.1201, 74.783 and 74.1283
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Approved without change 10/23/2013
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 09/03/2013
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
10/31/2016 36 Months From Approved 10/31/2013
24,083 0 24,158
23,249 0 23,324
0 0 0

In May 2007, the FCC released the Second Report and Order, Digital Audio Broadcasting Systems and Their Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service, FCC 07-33, MM Docket 99-325. Provisions of the Order require station ID requirements (Section 73.1201(b)(1)) for Digital Audio Broadcasting stations to facilitate public participation in the regulatory process. Section 73.1201(a) requires TV broadcasters to make station ID announcements at the beginning/ending of each time of operation, hourly, and at natural breaks in programming. It requires the station IDs to consist of call letters followed by the community(ies) of the station. TV/Class A TV stations announcements can be visual or aural. Sec. 74.783(b) requires TV translators, whose station ID is made by the TV station whose signals are being rebroadcast, to furnish contact information. Section 74.1283(c)(1) requires an FM translators whose ID is made by the primary station to furnish current contact information. Section 74.783(e) permits low power TV permittees or licensees to request to be assigned four-letter call signs in lieu of the five-character alpha-numeric call signs.

US Code: 47 USC 154(i), 303 and 308 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended

Not associated with rulemaking

  78 FR 37814 06/24/2013
78 FR 53757 08/30/2013

  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 24,083 24,158 0 0 -75 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 23,249 23,324 0 0 -75 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
The Commission has the following adjustments/decreases to this collection: -75 to the number of respondents, -75 to the number of respondents and -75 to the annual burden hours. These adjustments are due to a decrease in the number of Class A licensees. There are no program changes.

Hossein Hashemzadeh 202 418-1600


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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