Part 73, Subpart F, International Broadcast Stations

ICR 202107-3060-009

OMB: 3060-1035

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IC Document Collections
ICR Details
3060-1035 202107-3060-009
Received in OIRA 202105-3060-003
FCC IB
Part 73, Subpart F, International Broadcast Stations
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Emergency 07/15/2021
07/15/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
6 Months From Approved 07/31/2024
258 225
20,175 20,096
102,720 100,415

On July 13, 2021, the Commission released an Order titled, “In the Matter of Mandatory Electronic Filing of Section 325(c) Applications, International Broadcast Applications, and Dominant Carrier Section 63.10(c) Quarterly Reports.” Over the past decades, the Commission has made significant progress to upgrade and modernize its filing systems and procedures. The purpose of this Order is to require that any remaining applications and reports administered by the International Bureau and filed on paper or through an alternative filing process be filed only electronically through the Commission’s International Bureau Filing System (IBFS). Specifically, the Commission modified its rules to mandate the electronic filings of Section 325(c) Applications, applications for International Broadcast Stations (IHF Applications), and Dominant Carrier Section 63.10(c) Quarterly Reports, and to remove a duplicate paper filing requirement for satellite cost-recovery declarations. These mandatory electronic filing requirements will reduce costs and administrative burdens, result in greater efficiencies, facilitate faster and more efficient communications, and improve transparency to the public. Previously, the FCC Forms 309, 310 and 311, which are approved under OMB control number 3060-1035, were shared between the Media Bureau and the International Bureau. The Media Bureau will no longer use the FCC Forms 309, 310 and 311 for experimental broadcast licenses. In addition to implementing mandatory electronic filing of these forms, we are requesting that the FCC Form 309 be renamed FCC Form 309-IBFS, FCC 310 be renamed as FCC Form 310-IBFS and that FCC Form 311 be renamed as FCC Form 311-IBFS to clearly designate that they must be filed in the International Bureau Filing System (IBFS). Revision Pursuant to Section 1320.12(b). Due to an administrative error, the existing OMB Control No. 3060-1035 does not identify certain rule sections pursuant to which filings by International Broadcast licensees are made under FCC Forms 309, 310, and 311. Specifically, the information collection omits the filing and notification obligations prescribed in 47 CFR 73.702(h)(2), 73.702(i) Note 4, 73.702(j), 73.702(m), 73.713, and 73.759(c)(2). We are requesting on an emergency basis that OMB Control No. 3060-1035 be revised to include these provisions, each of which dates from prior to 1980.
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a revision to a currently approved collection. The Commission is requesting clearance for a non-substantive revision to currently approved information collection 3060-1035 to implement mandatory electronic filing of International Broadcast Stations (IHF Applications) in the International Bureau Filing System (IBFS). Additionally, the Commission requests approval for information collections under rule sections 47 CFR 73.702(h)(2), 73.702(i) Note 4, 73.702(j), 73.702(m), 73.713, and 73.759(c)(2) that were established prior to the implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The Commission requests under 5 C.F.R. § 1320.12(b) that the collection under OMB Control No. 3060-1035 be modified to expressly cover these additional notifications and filing requirements involving International Broadcast stations. The Commission seeks emergency processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 5 C.F.R. § 1320.13. The Commission is requesting approval from OMB for this revised information collection immediately after it is received at the OMB.

US Code: 47 USC 151, 301, 308(b), Part 73 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 154(i) Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 303, 307, 334, 336, 554 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

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 258 225 0 33 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 20,175 20,096 0 79 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 102,720 100,415 0 2,305 0 0
Yes
Changing Regulations
No
There are no program changes/increases to this collection which are due to the implementation of the mandatory electronic filing of International Broadcast Stations (IHF Applications), in the (IBFS). All program changes are due to the Commission’s request to include filings under rule sections 47 CFR 73.702(h)(2), 73.702(i) Note 4, 73.702(j), 73.702(m), 73.713, and 73.759(c)(2), which were established prior to the enactment of the PRA. The program changes are +33 to the number of respondents and annual responses, +79 to the annual burden hours and +$2,305 to the annual cost. There are no adjustments to this collection.

$608,884
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
No
Nese Guendelsberger 202 418-0634 [email protected]

  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.
07/15/2021


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