Station Identification, 47 CFR Sections 73.1201, 74.783 and 74.1283

ICR 202204-3060-005

OMB: 3060-0466

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ICR Details
3060-0466 202204-3060-005
Received in OIRA 201905-3060-015
Station Identification, 47 CFR Sections 73.1201, 74.783 and 74.1283
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 04/04/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 07/31/2022
28,323 27,516
26,715 25,925
0 0

In May 2007, the FCC released the Second Report and Order, Digital Audio Broadcasting Systems and Their Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service, FCC 07-33, MM Docket 99-325. Provisions of the Order require station ID requirements (Section 73.1201(b)(1)) for Digital Audio Broadcasting stations to facilitate public participation in the regulatory process. Section 73.1201(a) requires TV broadcasters to make station ID announcements at the beginning/ending of each time of operation, hourly, and at natural breaks in programming. It requires the station IDs to consist of call letters followed by the community(ies) of the station. TV/Class A TV stations announcements can be visual or aural. Sec. 74.783(b) requires TV translators, whose station ID is made by the TV station whose signals are being rebroadcast, to furnish contact information. Section 74.1283(c)(1) requires an FM translators whose ID is made by the primary station to furnish current contact information. Section 74.783(e) permits low power TV permittees or licensees to request to be assigned four-letter call signs in lieu of the five-character alpha-numeric call signs.

US Code: 47 USC 307 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 154(i), 152, 154, 303, and 308 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended

Not associated with rulemaking

  87 FR 3535 01/24/2022
87 FR 19506 04/04/2022

  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 28,323 27,516 0 0 807 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 26,715 25,925 0 0 790 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
The Commission has no program changes to this collection. There are adjustments/increases of 807 to the number of respondents, 807 to the annual responses, 790 to the annual burden hours which are due to increases to our previously approved figures for this collection.

Kevin Harding 202 418-2700


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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