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

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Start Preamble March 27, 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(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 May 7, 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 Judy Boley, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C804, 445 12th Street, SW, 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.: 3060-0692.

Title: Home Wiring Provisions.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 30,500 respondents; 253,510 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: .50-5 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement, on occasion and annual reporting requirements.

Total Annual Burden: 46,114 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $38,000.

Needs and Uses: This rulemaking clarified rules concerning the disposition of cable home wiring upon the voluntary termination of service. During the initial phone call in which a subscriber voluntarily terminates cable service, if the operator owns and intends to remove the home wiring it must inform the subscriber: (1) That the cable operator owns the home wiring; (2) that it intends to remove the wiring; (3) that the subscriber has the right to purchase the wiring; and (4) what the per-foot replacement cost and total charge for the wiring would be. The information is used to promote competition and consumer choice by minimizing potential disruption of service to a subscriber switching video providers.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0281.

Title: Section 90.651, Supplemental Reports Required of Licensees Authorized under this Subpart.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 16,408.

Estimated Time Per Response: .166 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 2,724 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: This rule section revised the timeframe for reporting the number of mobile units placed in operation from eight months to 12 months. The radio facilities addressed in this subpart of the rules are allocated on and governed by regulations designed to award facilities on a need basis determined by the number of mobile units served by each base station. This is necessary to avoid Start Printed Page 18091frequency hoarding by applicants. The various subparagraphs of this rule apply to different categories of licensees and define exactly what reports are required of each category. The Commission uses the information to maintain an accurate database of frequency users.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 01-8316 Filed 4-4-01; 8:45 am]