Sections 25.701, Other DBS Public Interest Obligations, and 25.702, Other SDARS Public Interest Obligations

ICR 202111-3060-008

OMB: 3060-1207

Federal Form Document

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Document
Name
Status
Supporting Statement A
2021-11-19
ICR Details
3060-1207 202111-3060-008
Active 201902-3060-012
FCC MB
Sections 25.701, Other DBS Public Interest Obligations, and 25.702, Other SDARS Public Interest Obligations
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Delegated
Approved without change 11/19/2021
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 11/19/2021
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
11/30/2024 36 Months From Approved 02/28/2022
3 0 3
54 0 54
592 0 592

In 2012, the Commission replaced the decades-old requirement that commercial and noncommercial television stations maintain public files at their main studios with a requirement to post most of the documents in those files to a central, online public file hosted by the Commission. On January 28, 2016, the Commission adopted a Report and Order (“R&O”) in MB Docket No. 14-127, FCC 16-4, In the Matter of Expansion of Online Public File Obligations to Cable and Satellite TV Operators and Broadcast and Satellite Radio Licensees, expanding the requirement that public inspection files be posted to the FCC- hosted online public file database to satellite TV (also referred to as “Direct Broadcast Satellite” or “DBS”) providers and to satellite radio (also referred to as “satellite Digital Audio Radio Services” or “SDARS”) licensees, among other entities. The Commission stated that its goal is to make information that these entities are already required to make publicly available more accessible while also reducing costs both for the government and the public sector. The Commission took the same general approach to transitioning these entities to the online file that it took with television broadcasters in 2012, tailoring the requirements as necessary to the different services. The Commission also took similar measures to minimize the effort and cost entities must undertake to move their public files online. Specifically, the Commission required entities only to upload to the online public file documents that are not already on file with the Commission or that the Commission maintains in its own database. The Commission also exempted existing political file material from the online file requirement and required that political file documents be uploaded only on a going-forward basis.

US Code: 47 USC 154, 301, 302, 303, 307, 309 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 310, 332 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 50118 09/07/2021
86 FR 50118 09/07/2021
No

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IC Title Form No. Form Name
Sections 25.701, Other DBS Public Interest Obligations, and 25.702, Other SDARS Public Interest Obligations

  Total Approved 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 3 3 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 54 54 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 592 592 0 0 0 0
No
No

$5,667
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
No
Kim Matthews 202 418-2130

  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.
11/19/2021


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