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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested

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Start Preamble June 27, 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 September 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 Les Smith, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1 A-804, 445 Twelfth Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20554 or via the Internet to

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For additional information or copies of the information collections contact Les Smith at (202) 418-0217 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control No.: 3060-0723.

Title: Public Disclosure of Network Information by Bell Operating Companies.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension.

Respondents: Business or other for profit.

Number of Respondents: 7.

Estimated Time Per Response: 50 Hours (avg.).

Total Annual Burden: 350 Hours.

Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0.

Frequency of Response: On occasion; Third Party Disclosure.

Needs and Uses: Bell Operating Companies must make public disclosure of network information. This will prevent them from designing new network services or changing network technical specifications to the advantage of their own payphones.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0943.

Title: 47 CFR Section 54.809, Carrier Certification.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension.

Respondents: Business or other for profit.

Number of Respondents: 27.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1.5 Hours (avg.).

Total Annual Burden: 41 Hours.

Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Needs and Uses: Section 54.809 of the Commission's rules requires each price cap or competitive local exchange carrier that wishes to receive universal service support to file an annual certification with the Universal Service Administrator Company and the Commission. The certification must state that the carrier will use its interstate access universal service support only for the provision, maintenance, and upgrading of facilities and service for which the support is intended. The Commission and USAC will use the certification to ensure that carriers comply with section 254(e) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 00-17048 Filed 7-5-00; 8:45 am]