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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested

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Start Preamble October 9, 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 December 17, 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, Room 1 A-804, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., 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.: 3060-0656.

Title: Application to Participate in an FCC MDS Auction.

Form No.: FCC 175-M.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Businesses, or other-for profit.

Number of Respondents: 50.

Estimated Hours Per Response: 40 minutes (10 minutes-respondent; 30 minutes-contracting attorney).

Frequency of Response: On Occasion.

Cost to Respondents: $5,000.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2 hours.

Needs and Uses: The Commission established competitive bidding rules and procedures for the Multipoint Distribution Service (MDS). The Commission uses simultaneous multiple round bidding for MDS auctions. For the MDS auctions, designated entities would only include small businesses. The FCC 175 is used by entities to apply to participate in an auction. The information will be used by FCC staff to determine whether the applicant is legally, technically and otherwise qualified to participate in the auction. The rules and requirements were designed to ensure that the competitive bidding process is limited to serious, qualified applicants and to deter possible abuses of the bidding and licensing processes.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 01-25999 Filed 10-16-01; 8:45 am]