Sections 74.781, 74.1281 and 78.69, Station Records

ICR 202309-3060-017

OMB: 3060-0249

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3060-0249 202309-3060-017
Received in OIRA 202010-3060-008
Sections 74.781, 74.1281 and 78.69, Station Records
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 09/29/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 12/31/2023
19,077 20,724
12,751 11,726
6,030,000 8,295,600

47 CFR Section 74.781 and 74.1281 require licensees of low power television, TV translator and TV booster stations to maintain adequate station records. These records shall include the current instrument of authorization, official correspondence with the FCC, contracts, permission for rebroadcasts, and other pertinent documents. Section 74.1281 requires maintenance records to be kept too. These rule sections require that records are kept on any observed or otherwise known extinguishment or improper functioning of a tower light. Section 78.69 requires that licensees of cable television relay stations maintain various reocrds, including but not limited to records pertaining to transmissions, unscheduled interruptions to transmissions, maintenance, observations, inspections, and repairs. All station records are required to be maintained for a period of not less than two years.

US Code: 47 USC 154(i) Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended

Not associated with rulemaking

  88 FR 45422 07/17/2023
88 FR 67282 09/29/2023

  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 19,077 20,724 0 0 -1,647 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 12,751 11,726 0 0 1,025 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 6,030,000 8,295,600 0 0 -2,265,600 0
There are no program changes to this collection. There are adjustments which are due to the re-evaluation of the figures for this collection. The adjustments are as follows: +241 to the number of respondents, -1,647 to the annual number of responses, +1,025 to the annual burden hours and -$2,265,600 to the annual cost.

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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