Universal Service - Rural Health Care Program

ICR 202407-3060-003

OMB: 3060-0804

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3060-0804 202407-3060-003
Received in OIRA 202310-3060-007
Universal Service - Rural Health Care Program
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 07/08/2024
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 11/30/2026
117,071 116,404
442,389 442,117
0 0

This information collection covers the Commission's Rural Health Care Program. The Rural Health Care Program is part of the Commission's universal service efforts and provides support for telecommunications and broadband services for eligible health care providers. This collection allows the Commission to collect information necessary to commit funding for eligible health care providers and to conduct oversight of health care providers and service providers participating in the program.

US Code: 47 USC 1-4, 151-154, 201-205, 214 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 254, 303(r), 403 Name of Law: Telecommunications Act of 1996, as amended

3060-AI85 Final or interim final rulemaking 89 FR 1834 01/11/2024

  89 FR 34243 04/30/2024
89 FR 55943 07/08/2024

  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 117,071 116,404 0 667 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 442,389 442,117 0 272 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changing Regulations
The Commission is reporting program changes/increases to the total number of annual responses of +667, and program changes/increases to the total annual burden hours of +272. These program changes are due to the change of information collection requirements applicable to the RHC Program as a result of the 2023 Third Report and Order. There are no adjustments to this information collection.

Bryan Boyle 202 418-7924 [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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