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

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Start Preamble August 30, 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 October 10, 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., Washington, 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.: 3060-0075.

Title: Application for Transfer of Control of a Corporate Licensee or Permittee or Assignment of License or Permit, for an FM or TV Translator Station, or a Low Power Television Station.

Form No.: FCC Form 345.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 655.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 655 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $1,054,178.75.

Needs and Uses: FCC Form 345 is required when applying for authority for assignment of license or permit, or for consent to transfer of control of corporate licensee or permittee for an FM translator station, or a low power TV station.

This collection also includes a third party disclosure requirement of Section 73.3580. This section requires local public notice in a newspaper of general circulation of the filing of all applications for assignment of license/permit. This notice must be completed within 30 days of the tendering of the application. A copy of this notice must be placed in the public inspection file along with the application.

The FCC Form 345 has been revised to facilitate electronic filing by replacing narrative exhibits with the use of certifications. The Commission also deleted and narrowed overly burdensome questions. The FCC Form 345 will be supplemented with detailed instructions to explain processing standards and rule interpretations to help ensure that applicants certify accurately. The form was also revised to include a reporting requirement concerning the transfer or assignment of authorizations obtained through the competitive bidding process. As a result, the Commission has added instructions and a question about competitive bidding.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0697.

Title: Parts 22 and 90 to Facilitate Future Development of Paging Systems.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit, Start Printed Page 54268not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 934.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and recordkeeping requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 934 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: This collection is necessary to: lessen the administrative burden of licensees; determine the partitioned service areas and geographic area licensee's remaining service area of parties to an agreeement; determine whether geographic area licensee and parties to agreements have met the applicable coverage requirements for their service areas; to determine whether the applicant is eligible to receive bidding credit as a small business; determine the real parties interest in any joint bidding agreements; and determine the appropriate unjust enrichment compensation to be remitted to the government.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 00-22918 Filed 9-6-00; 8:45 am]