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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, 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 25, 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-A804, 445 12th Street, SW., 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 Number: 3060-0551.

Title: Sections 76.1002 and 76.1004, Specific Unfair Practices Prohibited.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 52.

Estimate Time Per Response: 1 to 25 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping; On occasion reporting requirements.

Total Annual Burden: 676 hours.

Total Annual Costs: $97,500.

Needs and Uses: The Commission staff will use this information to determine on a case-by-case basis whether particular exclusive contracts for cable television programming comply with the statutory public interest standard of section 19 of the 1992 Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act and section 628 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Section 301(j) of the 1996 Telecommunications Act amends the restrictions in section 628 to include common carriers and their affiliates that provide video programming.

OMB Control Number: 3060-0920.

Title: Application for Construction Permit for a Low Power FM Broadcast Station.

Form Number: FCC 318.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; and State, local, or tribal governments.

Number of Respondents: 2,500.

Estimate Time Per Response: 1.5 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirements.

Total Annual Burden: 3,750 hours.

Total Annual Costs: None.

Needs and Uses: FCC Form 318 is required to apply for a construction permit for a new LPFM station or to make changes in the existing facilities of such a station. The Commission uses these data to determine whether an applicant meets the basic statutory and regulatory requirements to become a FCC licensee and to ensure that the public interest would be served by grant of the application.

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Federal Communications Commission.

William F. Caton,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-21624 Filed 8-23-00; 8:45 am]