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Start Preamble September 26, 2000.


The Federal Communications, 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 estimates; (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 November 1, 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 St., S.W., Washington, DC 20554 or via 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 internet at

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0270.

Title: Section 90.443, Content of Station Records.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit entities, individual or households, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 57,410.

Estimated Time Per Response: .083 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 4,765 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The rule specifies the records required to be maintained by station licensees. These records indicate maintenance performed on the licensee's equipment, and instances of tower light checks and failures, if any, and corrective action taken. The maintenance records could be used by the licensee or Commission field personnel to note any recurring equipment problems or conditions that may lead to degraded equipment performance and/or interference generation. The records regarding tower lighting are required to ensure that the licensee is aware of tower light condition and proper operation, in order to prevent and/or correct any hazards to air navigation.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 00-25278 Filed 9-29-00; 8:45 am]