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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 16, 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 Start Printed Page 16468burden 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 25, 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, SW., 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 Control No.: 3060-0056.

Title: Part 68—Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network.

Form No.: FCC Form 730.

Type of Review: Extension.

Respondents: Business or Other for Profit; Individuals or household.

Number of Respondents: 54,369.

Estimated Time Per Response: 2.2 hours (avg.); .5-20 hours per response.

Total Annual Burden: 120,459 hours.

Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $2,705,000.

Frequency of Response: On occasion; Recordkeeping; Third party disclosures.

Needs and Uses: The purpose of 47 CFR Part 68 is to protect the network from certain types of harm and interference to other subscribers. To ensure that consumers, providers of telecommunications, the Administrative Council, telecommunications certification bodies (TCBs), and the Commission are able to trace products to the party responsible for placing terminal equipment on the market, it is essential to require manufacturers and supplies to provide the information required by Part 68. Among other things, respondents are required to submit FCC Form 730, to disclose certain technical information, provide affidavits, and retain certain records.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0756.

Title: Procedural Requirements and Policies for Commission processing of Bell Operating Company Applications for the Provision of In-Region, InterLATA Services Under Section 271 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension.

Respondents: Business or Other for Profit; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 75.

Estimated Time Per Response: 250.9 hours per response (avg).

Total Annual Burden: 18,820 hours.

Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Needs and Uses: The Public Notice sets forth procedural requirements and policies relating to the Commission processing of Bell Operating Company (BOC) applications to provide in-region, interLATA services pursuant to section 271 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. BOCs must file applications which provide information on which the applicant intends to rely in order to satisfy the requirement of section 271. State regulatory commission and Department of Justice can file written consultations relating to the applications. Interested third parties may file comments and reply comments regarding the applications. All of the requirements are used to ensure that BOCs have complied with their obligations under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, before being authorized to provide in-region, interLATA services pursuant to section 271.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 01-7372 Filed 3-23-01; 8:45 am]