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

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Start Preamble April 28, 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 June 5, 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.: 3060-0307.

Title: Amendment of Part 90 of the Commission's Rules to Facilitate Future Development of FMR Systems in the 800 MHz Frequency Band.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, individuals or households, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 12,195.

Estimated Time Per Response: .5 hours to 5 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 23,073 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $7,591,000.

Needs and Uses: This collection will promote Congress' goal of regulatory parity for all commercial mobile radio services, and encourage the participation of a wide variety of applicants, including small businesses, in the SMR industry. In addition, this collection will establish rules for the SMR services in order to streamline the licensing process and provide a flexible operating environment for licensees, foster competition, and promote the delivery of service to all areas of the country, including rural areas.

The Commission submitted this information collection to OMB under the emergency processing provisions on 4/10/00. We received OMB approval on 4/21/00 for approximately six months. This submission is being made to extend the current OMB approval for the full three-year cycle.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0370.

Title: Part 32—Uniform System of Accounts for Telecommunications Companies.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 239.

Estimated Time Per Response: 105 hours to 44,511 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement, on occasion reporting requirements.

Total Annual Burden: 2,280,080 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Uniform System of Accounts is a historical financial accounting system which reports the results of operational and financial events in a manner which enables both management and regulators to assess these results with a specified accounting period. Subject respondents are telecommunications companies. Entities having annual revenues from regulatory telecommunications operations of less than $100 million are designated as Class B and are subject to a less detailed accounting system than those designated as Class A companies. Part 32 imposes essentially recordkeeping requirements. The reporting requirements contained in the rulepart are sporadic or initiated by the carriers. The information contained in the various reports submitted to the Commission by the carriers provides necessary detail to enable the Commission to fulfill its regulatory responsibilities.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 00-11239 Filed 5-4-00; 8:45 am]