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

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Start Preamble July 14, 2000.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Written comments should be submitted on or before August 28, 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.

ADDRESSES:

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control No.: 3060-XXXX. Start Printed Page 46170

Title: Interstate Telephone Service Provider Worksheet.

Form No.: FCC Form 159-W.

Type of Review: New collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 4,500.

Estimated Time Per Response: .25 hours or 15 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion and annual reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 1,125 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: Section 9 authorizes the Federal Communications Commission to assess and collect annual regulatory fees to recover costs incurred in carrying out its enforcement, policy and rulemaking activities and its user information services. Common carrier licensees and permittees who provide interstate telephone operator services must pay those fees. These regulatory fees are based upon a percentage of the carrier's interstate revenues. The information is necessary to determine how much each carrier's interstate revenues are available to the carrier by extraction from another voluminous collection approved under OMB Control Number 3060-0855, Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet, FCC Form 499-A. The requested FCC Form 159-W is intended to provide a convenient format for documenting the extracted interstate revenue information and to complete the simple calculation of the fee amount due.

OMB Control No.: 3060-XXXX.

Title: Section 101.1327, Renewal Expectancy for EA Licensees.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: New collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 18,820.

Estimated Time Per Response: .20 hours.

Frequency of Response: Every 10 year reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 284,653 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $18,820,000.

Needs and Uses: The information required in Section 101.1327 is used to determine whether a renewal applicant of a Multiple Address System has complied with the requirements to provide substantial service by the end of the ten-year initial license term. The FCC uses the information to determine whether an applicant's license will be renewed at the end of the license period.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-18957 Filed 7-26-00; 8:45 am]

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