Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls, Fourth Report and Order, CG Docket no. 17-59, FCC 20-187

ICR 202107-3060-013

OMB: 3060-1292

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Received in OIRA
Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls, Fourth Report and Order, CG Docket no. 17-59, FCC 20-187
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Regular 07/23/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
582,434 0
199,412 0
0 0

The Federal Communications Commission seeks to establish a new information collection associated with the Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls Fourth Report and Order (“Call Blocking Fourth Report and Order”), FCC 20-187. Unwanted and illegal robocalls have long been the Federal Communication Commission’s (“Commission”) top source of consumer complaints and one of the Commission’s top consumer protection priorities. In 2019, Congress passed the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act. In addition to directing the Commission to mandate adoption of caller ID authentication technology and encourage voice service providers to block calls by establishing safe harbors, the TRACED Act directs the Commission to ensure that both consumers and callers are provided with transparency and effective redress when calls are blocked in error. In the Call Blocking Fourth Report and Order, the Commission took several steps to better protect consumers from unwanted and illegal robocalls, and implement the TRACED Act. The Commission expanded the existing safe harbor for blocking of calls, established affirmative requirements to ensure that voice service providers better police their networks against illegal calls, and adopted several transparency and redress requirements to ensure that erroneous blocking can be quickly identified and remedied.

US Code: 47 USC 227b, 251(e), 303(r), 403
   US Code: 47 USC 154(i), 201, 202, 217, 227

3060-AK62 Final or interim final rulemaking 86 FR 17726 04/06/2021

  86 FR 27431 05/20/2021
86 FR 39020 07/23/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls, Fourth Report and Order, CG Docket no. 17-59, FCC 20-187

  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 582,434 0 0 582,434 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 199,412 0 0 199,412 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changing Regulations
This is a new information collection. Once OMB approves the collection, the following figures will be added into OMB’s inventory: 6,493 to the number of respondents, 582,434 to the annual number of responses, and 199,412 to the annual burden hours.

Jerusha Burnett 202 418-0526 [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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