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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 June 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 August 24, 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

OMB Control No.: 3060-0298.

Title: Tariffs (Other than Tariff Review Plan)—Part 61.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension.

Respondents: Business or Other for Profit.

Number of Respondents: 2000.

Estimated Time Per Response: 67.5 hours per response (avg). Start Printed Page 33697

Total Annual Burden: 135,000 hours.

Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $2,161,000..

Frequency of Response: On occasion; Annually; Biennially; Third Party Disclosure.

Needs and Uses: Part 61 is designed to ensure that all tariffs filed by common carriers are formally sound, well organized, and provide the Commission and the public with sufficient information to determine the justness and reasonableness as required by the Act, of the rates, terms, and conditions in those tariffs. In the Seventh Report and Order in CC Docket No. 96-262, the Commission has limited the application of its' tariff rules to interstate access services provided by nondominant local exchange carriers.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 01-15906 Filed 6-22-01; 8:45 am]