Direct Access to Numbers Order, FCC 15-70, Conditions

ICR 202201-3060-007

OMB: 3060-1214

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3060-1214 202201-3060-007
Active 201904-3060-020
Direct Access to Numbers Order, FCC 15-70, Conditions
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Approved without change 01/19/2022
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 01/19/2022
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
01/31/2025 36 Months From Approved 05/31/2022
30 0 13
1,200 0 520
0 0 0

In a June 2015 Report and Order (FCC 15-70), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established the Numbering Authorization Application process, which allows interconnected VoIP providers to apply for a blanket authorization from the FCC that, once granted, will allow them to demonstrate that they have the authority to provide service in specific areas, thus enabling them to request numbers directly from the Numbering Administrators. This collection covers the information and certifications that applicants must submit in order to comply with the Numbering Authorization Application process. The data, information, and documents acquired through this collection will allow interconnected VoIP providers to obtain numbers with minimal burden or delay while also preventing providers from obtaining numbers without first demonstrating that they can deploy and properly utilize such resources. This information will also help the FCC protect against number exhaust while promoting competitive neutrality among traditional telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers by allowing both entities to obtain numbers directly from the Numbering Administrators. It will further help the FCC to maintain efficient utilization of numbering resources and ensure that telephone numbers are not being stranded.

US Code: 47 USC 251(e)(1)

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 64934 11/19/2021
86 FR 64934 11/19/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Direct Access to Numbers Order FCC 15-70 Conditions

  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 30 13 0 0 17 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 1,200 520 0 0 680 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
From the last submission to OMB, the Commission is reporting adjustments/increases to this information collection. The total respondents/total annual responses increased from 13 to 30 (+17) and the total annual burden hours increased from 520 hours to 1,200 hours (+680). This is due to increased interest in the industry for the authorization, as well as the industry’s implementation of the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication framework to fight illegal robocalling, where direct access to numbers was previously required for voice service providers to participate in the framework.

Jordan Reth 202 418-1418 [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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