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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 December 5, 2001.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Written comments should be submitted on or before February 12, 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.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all comments to Les Smith, Federal Communications Commissions, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 1-A804, Washington, DC 20554 or via the Internet to lesmith@fcc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-0289.

Title: Section 76.76.601(a) Performance Tests, Section 76.1704(a)(b) Proof of Performance Test Data, Section 76.1705 Performance Tests (Channels Delivered).

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 10,838.

Estimated Time Per Response: .5-70 hours.

Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 328,379 hours.

Total Annual Costs: $3,000.00.

Needs and Uses: These rules require that the operator of each cable television system shall be responsible for insuring that each such system is designed, installed, and operated in a manner that fully complies with the provisions of the Commission rules. In addition, the rules require proof of performance tests and identify files to be maintained and a list of channels that a system delivers to its subscribers. The Commission uses this information to assure compliance with such rules.

OMB Control Number: 3060-0638.

Title: Section 76.934(g) Alternative rate regulation agreements.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 10,838.

Estimated Time Per Response: .5 hours.

Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 50 hours.

Total Annual Costs: $300.

Needs and Uses: This rule requires that local franchising authorities, certified pursuant to section 76.910, and small systems operated by small cable companies may enter into an alternative rate regulation agreements affecting the basic service tier and the cable programming service tier. Small systems must file with the Commission a copy of the operative alternative agreement within 30 days after its effective date. Alternative rate regulation agreements are filed with the Commission so that verification can be made the such agreements have been entered into and executed pursuant to the Commission rules.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 01-30869 Filed 12-13-01; 8:45 am]

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