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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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Start Preamble March 6, 2000.


The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) 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.


Written comments should be submitted on or before May 15, 2000. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible.


Direct all comments to Judy Boley, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C804, 445 12th Street, SW, DC 20554 or via the Internet to

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For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Judy Boley at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control No.: 3060-0059.

Title: Statement Regarding the Importation of Radio Frequency Devices Capable of Causing Harmful Interference.

Form No.: FCC Form 740.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal governments.

Number of Respondents: 5,077.

Estimated Time Per Response: 0.84 hours (5 minutes).

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 28,030 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), working in conjunction with the U.S. Customs Service, is responsible for the regulations of both authorized radio services and devices that can cause interference. FCC Form 740 must be completed for each radio frequency device that is imported into the United States. Examples of radio frequency (RF) devices include: Microwave ovens, computer microprocessors, computers, computer peripherals, telephones with memory or other advanced features, video cameras, recorders, transmitters, electronic musical instruments, video games, radio remote control toys, etc. The purpose of the information collection is to keep non-compliant devices from being distributed to the general public thereby reducing the potential for harmful interference being caused to authorized communications. Start Printed Page 13971In addition to completing this form in paper, the FCC Form 740 can now be filed electronically.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 00-6340 Filed 3-14-00; 8:45 am]