Part 1 and Part 22 Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

ICR 201708-3060-011

OMB: 3060-0508

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ICR Details
3060-0508 201708-3060-011
Historical Active 201502-3060-006
Part 1 and Part 22 Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Approved without change 10/02/2017
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 08/18/2017
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
10/31/2020 36 Months From Approved 04/30/2018
16,183 0 15,713
4,406 0 4,894
19,138,350 0 19,445,250

On November 10, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission”) released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 14-181) in WT Docket No. 12-40 to reform its rules governing the 800 MHz Cellular Radiotelephone (Cellular) Service. In the Report and Order (Cellular R&O), the Commission changed the Cellular licensing model from site-based to geographic-based. The revised Cellular Service licensing model entailed eliminating several filing requirements that had outlived their usefulness in this mature commercial wireless service that was launched in the early 1980s; it also streamlined application content requirements, and deleted obsolete provisions associated with the legacy site-based regime. Subsequently, on March 24, 2017, the Commission released a Second Report and Order in that same proceeding (Cellular Second R&O), together with a companion Report and Order in WT Docket No. 10-112 concerning the Wireless Radio Services (WRS), which include the Cellular Service among others (WRS R&O) (FCC 17-27). The Cellular Second R&O and WRS R&O revised or eliminated certain licensing rules and modernized outdated technical rules applicable to the Cellular Service. Specifically, in addition to rule revisions that do not affect this information collection, in the Cellular Second R&O, the Commission revised the Cellular radiated power rules, giving licensees the option to comply with effective radiated power (ERP) limits based on power spectral density (PSD), and giving licensees the additional option to operate at PSD limits above a specified threshold (Higher PSD Limits) so long as certain conditions are met. One of these conditions, set forth in a new provision of the Cellular rules, is a requirement for written advance notification to public safety entities within a specified radius of the cell sites to be deployed at the Higher PSD Limits. This third-party disclosure requirement is an important component of the Commission’s approach to protecting public safety entities from increased potential for unacceptable interference to their communications. Also in the Cellular Second R&O and of relevance to this information collection, the Commission eliminated the requirement for filings for certain changes to cell sites in a Cellular system. In the WRS R&O, the Commission deleted the Part 22 Cellular comparative hearing/license renewal rules, resulting in discontinued information collections for the following rule sections: 22.935, 22.936, 22.939, and 22.940. The Commission is now seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for a revision of this information collection.

US Code: 47 USC 154 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 303 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 222 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 332 Name of Law: Communicaitons Act of 1934, as amended

3060-AK13 Final or interim final rulemaking 82 FR 17570 04/12/2017

  82 FR 25799 06/05/2017
82 FR 39426 08/18/2017

  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 16,183 15,713 0 470 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 4,406 4,894 0 -488 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 19,138,350 19,445,250 0 -306,900 0 0
Changing Regulations
The Commission has program changes to the information collection to reflect the adoption of the Cellular Second R&O in WT Docket No. 12-40, FCC 17-27, which eliminates the need for certain Cellular applications and adds a provision under the revised Cellular power rules to require specified third-party disclosures under certain conditions to protect public safety licensees in the 800 MHz band. Specifically, these program changes decrease the estimated number of respondents by 248, increase the estimated number of responses by 470, decrease the estimated annual burden hours by 488 hours, and decrease the annual cost to respondents by $306,900. There are no adjustments to this collection.

Nina Shafran 202 418-2781 [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;
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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