A Notice and Request for Comments was published in the Federal Register, requesting comment on the information collections related to the adopted Outage Part 4 rules requirements, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (“PRA”).  The Commission currently estimates that the time per response is two hours, and will be required “on occasion” pursuant to annual reporting requirements, recordkeeping requirements and third party disclosure requirements.  The Commission also estimates that there will be 798 respondents and 13,012 responses, which is equivalent to over 16 responses per respondent.  The Commission estimates that there is no cost associated with this information collection and there is no impact on the Privacy Act.

The Commission is seeking comment on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.

Comments are due December 22, 2016 and must be submitted via email to Kimberly_R_Keravuori@omb.eop.gov AND to PRA@fcc.gov AND to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov.

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