Application for Voluntary Assignment of Transfers and Controls, 47 CFR 73.3540

ICR 202107-3060-010

OMB: 3060-1290

Federal Form Document

ICR Details
202107-3060-010
Received in OIRA
FCC IB
Application for Voluntary Assignment of Transfers and Controls, 47 CFR 73.3540
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Emergency 07/15/2021
07/14/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
6 Months From Approved
2 0
20 0
790 0

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.” 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 filing of, among other things, applications for International Broadcast Stations, including applications for voluntary assignments and transfers of control. 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. The changes to section 73.3540 (c) and (d) state that “[f]or International Broadcast Stations, the application shall be filed electronically in the International Bureau Filing System (IBFS).” There are currently fewer than 20 International Broadcast stations subject to obligations in section 73.3540, and the International Bureau receives an average of one application involving voluntary transactions per year pursuant to section 73.3540.
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to establish a new information collection titled, “Application for Voluntary Assignment of Transfers and Controls, 47 CFR 73.3540.” This request is being submitted pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12(b) regarding collections contained in rules that were established prior to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) and 5 CFR 1320.13 governing emergency processing. Under 47 CFR 73.3540, the filings of the FCC Forms 314, 315, and 316 are required when applying for consent for assignment of a broadcast station construction permit or license. In addition, the applicant must notify the Commission when an approved assignment or transfer of control of a broadcast station construction permit or license has been consummated. The FCC Forms 314, 315, and 316 are currently shared between the Media Bureau and the International Bureau. The forms are used by the International Bureau for International Broadcast stations and by the Media Bureau for other broadcast licenses. These FCC Forms were previously approved by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use by Media Bureau licensees under OMB 3060-0031 and OMB 3060-0009. Due to an administrative error, however, the information collections in 47 CFR § 73.3540 do not appear to have a current OMB approval with a control number that explicitly includes International Broadcast stations in the collection. The Commission is requesting clearance for this new information collection in order to obtain a control number applicable to International Broadcast stations and to implement mandatory electronic filing of International Broadcast station applications in the International Bureau Filing System (IBFS). The versions of FCC Forms 314, 315, and 316 to be used by International Bureau licensees will be renamed as FCC Form 314 (IBFS), FCC Form 315 (IBFS) and FCC Form 316 (IBFS). These forms will only be used by the International Broadcast stations in IBFS. The Commission seeks emergency processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 5 U.S.C. § 1320.13. The Commission is requesting approval from OMB for this new information collection immediately after it is received at the OMB.

None
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 2 0 0 2 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 20 0 0 20 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 790 0 0 790 0 0
Yes
Changing Regulations
No
This is a new information collection. The program changes are +2 respondents, +2 annual responses,+20 annual burden hours and $790 in annual cost once the information collection is approved by OMB.

$1,331
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.
07/14/2021


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