Skip to Content


Notice of Public Information Collection(s) being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, 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 October 30, 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 January 4, 2002. 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

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 Control Number: 3060-0996.

Title: AM Auction Section 307(b) Submissions.

Form Number: n/a.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 120.

Estimated time per response: 1-5 hours (time is split between contractors and respondents).

Frequency of Response: Reporting, on occasion.

Total annual burden: 210.

Total annual costs: $27,000.

Needs and Uses: The Commission must undertake a traditional Section 307(b) analysis prior to conducting an auction for mutually exclusive AM applications proposing to serve different communities. Each applicant within a mutually exclusive group must submit an amendment containing certain supplemental information. The data submitted will be used to determine the community having the greater need for an AM radio service.

OMB Number: 3060-0180.

Title: Section 73.1610, Equipment Tests.

Form Number: None.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 500.

Estimated Hours Per Response: 0.5 hours.

Frequency of Response: Reporting, on occasion.

Cost to Respondents: None.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 250 hours.

Needs and Uses: This information collection requires the permittee of a new broadcast station to notify the FCC of its plans to conduct equipment tests for the purpose of making adjustments and measurements as may be necessary to assure compliance with the terms of the construction permit and applicable engineering standards. The data are used by FCC staff to assure compliance with the terms of the construction permit and applicable engineering standards.

Start Signature

Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 01-27708 Filed 11-2-01; 8:45 am]