FCC Application for Radio Service Authorization Wireless Telecommunications Bureau; Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

ICR 202102-3060-021

OMB: 3060-0798

Federal Form Document

ICR Details
3060-0798 202102-3060-021
Received in OIRA 202012-3060-014
FCC WTB
FCC Application for Radio Service Authorization Wireless Telecommunications Bureau; Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Regular 02/18/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
12/31/2023 12/31/2023
255,552 255,552
225,808 225,808
72,474,000 72,474,000

On April 23, 2020, the Commission Adopted a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in ET Docket 18-295, FCC 20-51, that requires temporary fixed microwave licensees to register temporary fixed links in the ULS database in order to receive protection from unlicensed devices operating in the 6GHz band, a summary of which was published at 85 FR 31390 (May 26, 2020). Automated frequency coordination (AFC) administrators will use this information to determine where unlicensed devices can operate. Temporary fixed licensees were not previously required to file applications with the Commission when they commenced operation, so this is a new filing requirement. In addition to creating this new filing requirement, two new data fields will be required to describe when the temporary fixed links will be operational, so that the AFCs will know when to protect the temporary fixed links. For this purpose a “start date” and “end date” will be added to the Form 601, Schedule I. On May 13, 2020, the FCC adopted a Report and Order, FCC 20-67, in WT Docket No. 17-200, modified by an erratum released July 1, 2020, that establishes rules for broadband license operations in the 897.5-900.5/936.5-939.5 MHz segment of the 900 MHz band (896-901/935-940 MHz), a summary of which was published at 85 FR 43124 (July 16, 2020). The Commission seeks approval from OMB for the information collection requirements contained in the Report and Order, FCC 20-67. The requirements in sections 27.1503(b)(1), 27.1503(b)(2), 27.1503(b)(3), 27.1503(c)(1), 27.1505(a), and 27.1505(b) constitute revised information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Section 27.1503(b)(1) requires an applicant to file an application for a 900 MHz broadband license in accordance with part 1, subpart F of the Commission’s rules. The 900 MHz broadband service is a new service governed under part 27 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission requests OMB approval to revise FCC Form 601 to add a new radio service code, a new Schedule N for the 900 MHz broadband service, and two new attachment types for the Eligibility Certification and Transition Plan. Schedule N would be a new supplementary schedule for 900 MHz broadband service applicants to apply for the required license authorization in conjunction with the FCC 601 Main Form. In Schedule N, 900 MHz broadband service applicants would identify the market(s) to which the filing pertains and certifications that the applicant has attached an Eligibility Certification and Transition Plan, that the applicant will return licensed 900 MHz spectrum to the Commission, and that it will remit an anti-windfall payment if applicable. Section 27.1503(b)(2) requires an applicant to file an Eligibility Certification as part of its application for a 900 MHz broadband license. In its Eligibility Certification, an applicant must list the licenses the applicant holds in the 900 MHz band to demonstrate that it holds licenses for more than 50% of the total licensed 900 MHz spectrum for the county, including credit for spectrum included in an application to acquire or relocate any covered incumbents filed on or after March 14, 2019. The Eligibility Certification must also include a statement that the applicant’s Transition Plan details how it holds spectrum in the broadband segment and/or has reached an agreement to clear through acquisition or relocation, or demonstrate how it will provide interference protection to, covered incumbent licensees collectively holding licenses in the broadband segment for at least 90% of the site-channels in the county, and within 70 miles of the county boundary and geographically licensed channels where the license area completely or partially overlaps the county. Please see the non-substantive change request for the reason behind this change submission to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval.

US Code: 47 USC 151, 152, 154, 154(i), 155(c), Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 157, 201, 202, 208, 214, 301, Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 311, 314, 316, 319, 324, 331, Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 302a, 303, 307, 308, 309, 310, Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 332, 333, 336, 534, 535, 554 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
  
None

3060-AL13 Final or interim final rulemaking 85 FR 61825 10/01/2020

  85 FR 45213 07/27/2020
85 FR 62726 10/05/2020
No

  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 255,552 255,552 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 225,808 225,808 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 72,474,000 72,474,000 0 0 0 0
No
No

$2,249,162
No
    Yes
    Yes
No
No
No
No
Leslie Barnes 292 418-1612

  No

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.
02/18/2021


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