Skip to Content


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

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble July 3, 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 September 10, 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

Start Further Info


For additional information or copies of the information collections contact Les Smith at (202) 418-0217 or via the Internet at

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information


OMB Approval No.: 3060-0662.

Title: Section 21.930 Five year build-out requirements.

Form No.: n/a.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit. Start Printed Page 36283

Number of Respondents: 450.

Estimated Hours Per Response: 4 hours (1 hour respondent, 3 hours consulting engineer).

Frequency of Response: on occasion.

Cost to Respondents: $202,500.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 450.

Needs and Uses: A BTA authorization holder has a five-year build-out period, beginning on the date of the grant of the BTA authorization and terminating on the 5th year anniversary of the grant of the authorization, within which it may develop and expand MDS station operations within its service area. Section 21.930(c) requires the BTA holder to file with the Commission a demonstration that the holder has met construction requirements. This demonstration must be filed sixty days prior to the end of the five year build-out period. On June 14, 2001, the Commission's Mass Media Bureau adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order in MM Docket No. 01-109 which extended the five year build out requirement set forth in Section 21.930 by two years. Thus, the first filings will not occur until FY 2003. The certification of completion of construction (FCC 304-A) required by Section 21.930(a)(3) has separate OMB approval under control number 3060-0664.) The data is used by FCC staff to determine if the BTA holder has met its construction requirements and to ensure that service is promptly delivered to the public. The Commission will issue a declaration that the holder has met the construction requirements.

Start Signature

Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 01-17398 Filed 7-10-01; 8:45 am]