FCC Authorization for Radio Service License – 3.45 GHz Band Service

ICR 202205-3060-010

OMB: 3060-1294

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3060-1294 202205-3060-010
Received in OIRA 202108-3060-011
FCC Authorization for Radio Service License – 3.45 GHz Band Service
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Regular 05/17/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
10/31/2024 10/31/2024
8,201 8,201
9,200 9,200
10,353,000 10,353,000

On March 17, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission” or “FCC”) adopted a Second Report and Order, FCC 21-32, GN Docket No. WT-19-348 (Second Report and Order) that establishes rules for flexible-use wireless access to the 100 megahertz in the 3450-3550 MHz (3.45 GHz) band, creating the new 3.45 GHz Service. The rules will create additional capacity for wireless broadband allowing full-power operations across the band in the entire contiguous United States, while also ensuring full protection of incumbent Federal operations remaining in particular locations. As part of this process, the Commission also adopted rules related to the relocation of incumbent non-Federal radiolocation operations, and reimbursement of expenses related to such relocation. The 3.45-3.55 GHz band was previously allocated solely for Federal operations on a primary basis; non-Federal operations (both amateur and radiolocation) had previously been permitted on a secondary status, but this allocation was deleted in a prior action in this proceeding. Those secondary non-Federal operations will terminate at dates to be determined by the close of the auction for the new 3.45 GHz Service. In the Second Report and Order, the Commission allocated the band to commercial wireless operations on a co-primary basis with Federal operations. As a result of the co-primary status of flexible-use wireless operations in the 3.45 GHz Service and Federal incumbents, the rules adopted in the Second Report and Order will require licensees in the 3.45 GHz Service to coordinate with Federal agencies, including those in the Department of Defense, in their deployment of networks in particular geographic areas called Cooperative Planning Areas and Periodic Use Areas. This coordination will require information be provided to those agencies. This information may include locations and technical characteristics of proposed deployments, as well as other information that will enable incumbent Federal operators to ensure these deployments will not interfere with Federal operations, and vice versa. In order to promote access to spectrum and the provision of service, the Second Report and Order adopted revised performance requirements for 3.45 GHz Service licensees, including the use of interim and end-of-term benchmarks. The Second Report and Order imposed interim reporting requirements on licensees to provide the Commission with information concerning the status of licensees’ efforts to meet performance requirements and the manner in which their spectrum is being utilized. In addition to coordination with Federal incumbents, licensees in the 3.45 GHz Service may also be required to provide information to operators in the adjacent Citizens Broadband Radio Service. This information would be for the purpose of enabling synchronization between the relevant systems. Finally, incumbent secondary, non-Federal radiolocation operators being relocated out of the 3.45 GHz band to alternate spectrum will be required to submit information related to their relocation expenses to an independent clearinghouse to be named at a later date. The clearinghouse will be selected by a search committee of third-party stakeholders identified by the Commission’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. The clearinghouse will enable verification of the relocation expenses and repayment of those costs. Please see the non-substantive change request for the justification for this change request submission to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval.

US Code: 47 USC 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 314, Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 151, 152, 154, 155, 157, 201, Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 316, 319, 324, 331, 332, 333, Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 336, 534, 535, 554 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 202, 208, 214, 306, 302a, 303, Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended

3060-AL24 Final or interim final rulemaking 86 FR 17920 04/07/2021

  86 FR 32263 06/17/2021
86 FR 47308 08/24/2021

  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 8,201 8,201 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 9,200 9,200 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 10,353,000 10,353,000 0 0 0 0
This is a new information collection. The following burdens will be added to OMB’s inventory as a result of the information collection requirements contained in FCC 21-32: 56 to the number of respondents, 8,201 to the number of responses, 9,200 hours to the annual burden hours and 10,353,000 to the annual burden costs.

Joyce Jones 2024181327


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;
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