FCC Application for Assignment of Authorization or Transfer of Control: WTB and PSHS Bureaus

ICR 202110-3060-001

OMB: 3060-0800

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
ICR Details
3060-0800 202110-3060-001
Received in OIRA 202004-3060-025
FCC WTB
FCC Application for Assignment of Authorization or Transfer of Control: WTB and PSHS Bureaus
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Regular 10/06/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
06/30/2023 06/30/2023
2,547 2,547
2,872 2,872
381,975 381,975

On August 3, 2017, the Commission released the WRS Reform Second Report and Order in which it consolidated the hodgepodge of service-specific geographic partitioning and spectrum disaggregation rules into a consolidated Part 1 rule, 1.950 (See Amendment of Parts 1, 22, 24, 27, 74, 80, 90, 95, and 101 To Establish Uniform License Renewal, Discontinuance of Operation, and Geographic Partitioning and Spectrum Disaggregation Rules and Policies for Certain Wireless Radio Services, Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 17-105 (WRS Reform Second Report and Order)). Of relevance to the information collection at issue here, the Commission required that when portions of geographic licenses are sold, both parties to the transaction have a clear construction obligation and penalty in the event of failure. Specifically, § 1.950(c) requires parties seeking approval for geographic partitioning, spectrum disaggregation, or a combination of both to apply for a partial assignment of authorization by filing FCC Form 603 pursuant to § 1.948 of the Commission's rules. Each request for geographic partitioning must include an attachment defining the perimeter of the partitioned area by geographic coordinates to the nearest second of latitude and longitude, based upon the 1983 North American Datum (NAD83). Alternatively, applicants may specify an FCC-recognized service area (e.g., Basic Trading Area, Economic Area, Major Trading Area, Metropolitan Service Area, or Rural Service Area), county, or county equivalent, in which case, applicants need only list the specific FCC-recognized service area, county, or county equivalent names comprising the partitioned area. Additionally, applicants have the option to submit geographic data associated with applications to partition and/or disaggregate their license using a shapefile, KML or Geojson file format. In addition, § 1.950(d) requires applicants for geographic partitioning, spectrum disaggregation, or a combination of both, to include, if applicable, a certification with their partial assignment of authorization application stating which party will meet any incumbent relocation requirements, except as otherwise stated in service-specific rules. Further, § 1.950(g) provides parties to geographic partitioning, spectrum disaggregation, for a combination of both, with two options to satisfy service-specific performance requirements (i.e., construction and operation requirements). Under the first option, each party may certify that it will individually satisfy any service specific requirements and, upon failure, must individually face any service-specific performance penalties. Under the second option, both parties may agree to share responsibility for any service-specific requirements. Upon failure to meet their shared service-specific performance requirements, both parties will be subject to any service-specific penalties. The Commission seeks approval for revisions to its currently approved collection of information under OMB Control Number 3060-0800 to permit the collection of the additional information in connection with partial assignments of authorizations for geographic partitioning, spectrum disaggregation, or a combination of both, pursuant to the rules and information collection requirements adopted by the Commission in the WRS Reform Second Report and Order. We do not anticipate that these revisions will impact the collection filing burden. Please see the non-substantive change request justification for the reason behind this submission to the Office of Management for review and approval.

US Code: 47 USC 155 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 154 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 309 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 161 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 158 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 310 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 301 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 308 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 332 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 303(r) Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
  
None

3060-AK44 Final or interim final rulemaking 82 FR 41530 08/03/2017

  85 FR 6948 02/06/2020
85 FR 6948 04/17/2020
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 2,547 2,547 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 2,872 2,872 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 381,975 381,975 0 0 0 0
No
No

$49,819
No
    Yes
    Yes
No
No
No
No
Joyce Jones 2024181327

  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.
10/06/2021


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