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

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Start Preamble March 13, 2001.


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 May 21, 2001. 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 Commissions, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room 1-A804, 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 Approval No.: 3060-0173.

Title: Section 73.1207 Rebroadcasts.

Form No.: n/a.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 5,562.

Estimated Hours Per Response: 0.5 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping.

Cost to Respondents: $0.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,056 hours.

Needs and Uses: Section 73.1207 requires that licensees of broadcast stations obtain written permission from an originating station prior to retransmitting any program or any part thereof. A copy of the written consent must be kept in the station's files and made available to the FCC upon request. This written consent assures the Commission that prior authorization for retransmission of a program was obtained. Section 73.1207 also requires Start Printed Page 15870stations who use the NBS time signals to notify the NBS semiannually of use of time signals.

OMB Approval Number: 3060-0110.

Title: Application for Renewal of License for AM, FM, TV Translator or LPTV.

Form Number: FCC 303-S.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions.

Number of Respondents: 5,492.

Estimated hours per response: 2.67-11.25 hours (0.67-11.25 hours respondent; 0-10 hours for an attorney).

Frequency of Response: Reporting, once every 8 years.

Estimated total annual burden: 5,288.

Estimated total annual cost burden: $1,560,851.

Needs and Uses: FCC Form 303-S is used in applying for renewal of license for a commercial or noncommercial AM, FM or TV broadcast station and FM translator, TV translator or Low Power TV broadcast stations. It can also be used in seeking the joint renewal of licenses for an FM or TV translator station and its co-owned primary FM, TV or LPTV station.

This collection also includes the third party disclosure requirement of Section 73.3580. This section requires local public notice of the filing of the renewal application. For AM, FM, TV stations, these announcements are made on-the-air. For FM/TV Translators and AM/FM/TV stations that are silent, the local public notice is accomplished through publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the community or area being served.

The data is used by FCC staff to assure that the necessary reports connected with the renewal application have been filed and that licensee continues to meet basic statutory requirements to remain a licensee of a broadcast station. The local public notice informs the public that the station has filed for license renewal.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 01-6944 Filed 3-20-01; 8:45 am]