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Start Preamble November 6, 2000.


The Federal Communications Commissions, 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 December 15, 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: 3060-0855.

Title: Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet and Associated Requirements, CC Docket No. 96-45.

Form Numbers: FCC Forms 499-A and 499-S.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; Not-for-profit institutions.

Number of Respondents: 5,000.

Estimate Time Per Response: 5.5 to 8.0 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping; Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reporting requirements; Third party disclosure.

Total Annual Burden: 171,000 hours.

Total Annual Costs: None.

Needs and Uses: Pursuant to the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, telecommunications carriers (and certain other providers of telecommunications services) must contribute to the support and cost recovery mechanisms for telecommunications relay services, numbering administration, number portability, and universal service. The FCC is currently seeking comment on proposals to modify the Commission's rules relating to contributions to the federal universal service support mechanisms. If adopted, the proposals on which the Commission seeks consent in the Further Notice may entail altering the current revenue reporting requirements to which interstate telecommunications carriers are subject under sections 47 CFR Sections 54.709 and 54.711 of the Commission's Rules.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 00-29189 Filed 11-14-00; 8:45 am]