Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment, GN Docket No. 17-84

ICR 202109-3060-004

OMB: 3060-0741

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3060-0741 202109-3060-004
Received in OIRA 201809-3060-014
Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment, GN Docket No. 17-84
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 09/27/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 12/31/2021
471,920 573,928
473,440 575,448
0 0

In April 1996, the Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking concerning certain provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (“1996 Act”), including section 251. Section 251 is designed to accelerate private sector development and deployment of telecommunications technologies and services by spurring competition. The Commission has adopted rules and regulations designed to implement certain provisions of section 251, and to eliminate operational barriers to competition in the telecommunications services market. In November 2017, the Commission adopted new rules concerning certain information collection requirements implemented under section 251(c)(5) of the Act, pertaining to network change disclosures. Most of the changes to those rules applied specifically to a certain subset of network change disclosures, namely notices of planned copper retirements. In addition, the changes removed a rule that prohibits incumbent LECs from engaging in useful advanced coordination with entities affected by network changes. one of rules pertaining to network change disclosures to include appropriate titles for public notices of copper retirement. In June 2018, the Commission revised its network change disclosure rules to (1) revise the types of network changes that trigger an incumbent LEC’s public notice obligation, and (2) extend the force majeure provisions applicable to copper retirements to all types of network changes.

US Code: 47 USC 151
   US Code: 47 USC 153
   US Code: 47 USC 222
   US Code: 47 USC 154
   US Code: 47 USC 201
   US Code: 47 USC 251

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 38480 07/21/2021
86 FR 53299 09/27/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment, GN Docket No. 17-84

  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 471,920 573,928 0 0 -102,008 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 473,440 575,448 0 0 -102,008 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
There is a decrease/adjustment to the number of respondents from 5,357 to 4,750, a decrease of 607 respondents from the previous submission to OMB. There also is a decrease/adjustment to the number of responses from 573,928 to 471,920, a decrease of 102,008 responses from the previous submission to OMB. As a result of these decreases, there is a decrease/adjustment to the total annual burden hours from 575,448 to 473,440, a decrease of 102,008 annual burden hours from the previous submission to OMB. The decrease in the number of respondents and thus the number of responses and total annual burden hours is due to a decrease in the number of incumbent and competitive local exchange carriers, the pool of respondents, reflected in the Commissions Form 499 database. The Commission is not reporting any program changes to this collection as result of this extension.

Michele Berlove 202 418-1580 [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).
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    (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;
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