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ICR Reference No:
Previous ICR Reference No:
Agency Tracking No:
Comprehensive Market Data Collection for Interstate Special Access Services, FCC 12-153
Type of Information Collection:
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)
Common Form ICR:
Type of Review Request:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Approved with change
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Date Received in OIRA:
Terms of Clearance:
This information collection has been approved with the following changes: 1. Where data sought for 2010 and/or 2012, only require the reporting of data for a single year, and use the most recent year (i.e., calendar year 2013). 2. Revise definition of Purchasers to exclude entities from the collection that purchased less than $5 million in Dedicated Services in 2013 (in areas where the ILEC is subject to price cap regulation). 3. Do not require Purchasers to answer Questions II.E.4-8, II.E.14, II.F.3-7, and II.F.13. Purchasers can provide information in response to such questions on a voluntary basis. 4. Require the reporting of revenues and expenditures broken down by bandwidth as set forth in Questions II.A.16, II.B.9, II.E.7-8, and II.F.6-7, only if respondent keeps such information in the normal course of business. Otherwise, respondent can provide information on a voluntary basis. 5. Only require the reporting of CLLI code for ILEC wire center in response to Question II.E.2.d if kept in the normal course of business. Otherwise, respondent can provide information on a voluntary basis. 6. In Question II.A.11 directed at Competitive Providers, only require responses where the respondent was selected as the winning bidder on a Request for Proposal (RFP). Respondents can provide information on unsuccessful RFP bids and business rules relied upon to submit bids on a voluntary basis. 7. In Questions II.A.4.c and II.B.3.c regarding the reporting of Locations with Connections, Providers are only required to provide the geocode for the Location if the respondent keeps such information in the normal course of business. Respondent can, however, provide such information on a voluntary basis. 8. In Question II.A.5 directed at Competitive Providers regarding fiber maps and the reporting of Nodes used to interconnect with third party networks, do not require cable companies to show the feeder links to locations, only their interoffice transport fiber network. In addition, cable companies are only required to report their headends (i.e., Nodes) that they have upgraded to provide metro Ethernet service, or its functional equivalent. Additionally the design of the methodology for this information collection is not sufficiently specific at this time to assess the degree to which the results will be generalizable. It is therefore not possible to determine in advance whether the results drawn from this effort would meet the standards of OMB?s Government-wide Information Quality Guidelines.
Inventory as of this Action
36 Months From Approved
Time Burden (Hours)
Cost Burden (Dollars)
In a December 2012 Report and Order (FCC 12-153), the Commission initiated a comprehensive special access data collection and specified the nature of the data to be collected and the scope of respondents. In conjunction with the market analysis proposed by the Commission in a December 2012 Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 12-153), the data, information, and documents acquired through this collection will aid the Commission in conducting a comprehensive evaluation of competition in the special access market and updating its rules for pricing flexibility for special access services.
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US Code: 47 USC 706 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
Citations for New Statutory Requirements:
Associated Rulemaking Information
Stage of Rulemaking:
Federal Register Citation:
Final or interim final rulemaking
78 FR 2572
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Federal Register Citation:
78 FR 9911
Federal Register Citation:
78 FR 73861
Did the Agency receive public comments on this ICR?
Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
Comprehensive Market Data Collection for Interstate Special Access Services
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Attachment A Mandatory Data Collection (rev. 081514)
Attachment A Mandatory Data Collection
ICR Summary of Burden
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
Annual Time Burden (Hours)
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars)
Burden increases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
Burden Increase Due to:
Burden decreases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
Burden Reduction Due to:
The FCC plans to use the data collected for a one-time, multi-faceted analysis of the broader special access market. Once the data are analyzed, the FCC can evaluate whether to make changes to its existing pricing flexibility rules to better target regulatory relief in particular geographic areas where actual and potential competition for special access is likely to constrain prices.
Annual Cost to Federal Government:
Does this IC contain surveys, censuses, or employ statistical methods?
Part B of Supporting Statement
Is the Supporting Statement intended to be a Privacy Impact Assessment required by the E-Government Act of 2002?
Is this ICR related to the Affordable Care Act [PPACA, P.L. 111-148 & 111-152]?
Is this ICR related to the Dodd-Frank Act [Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, P.L. 111-203]?
Is this ICR related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)?
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Common Form ICR:
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:
(a) It is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions;
(b) It avoids unnecessary duplication;
(c) It reduces burden on small entities;
(d) It uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to respondents;
(e) Its implementation will be consistent and compatible with current reporting and recordkeeping practices;
(f) It indicates the retention periods for recordkeeping requirements;
(g) It informs respondents of the information called for under 5 CFR 1320.8 (b)(3) about:
(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;
(h) It was developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information to be collected.
(i) It uses effective and efficient statistical survey methodology (if applicable); and
(j) It makes appropriate use of information technology.
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.