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Public Information Collection Approved by Office of Management and Budget

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Start Preamble January 15, 2002.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the following public information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 96-511. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Not withstanding any other provisions of law, 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. Questions concerning the OMB control numbers and expiration dates should be directed to Judy Boley, Federal Communications Commission, (202) 418-0214.

Federal Communications Commission

OMB Control No.: 3060-0999.

Expiration Date: 01/31/05.

Title: Exemption of Public Mobile Service Phones from the Hearing Aid Compatibility Act.

Form No.: N/A.

Respondents: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit.

Responses: 3,860.

Estimated Time Per Response: Between 2 hours and 8 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 20,265 hours.

Total Annual Cost: 0.

Description: The reporting requirement, if adopted, will be used by the Commission to monitor wireless carriers and handset and hearing aid manufacturers progress towards compliance with hearing aid compatibility requirements, if the current exemption is limited or revoked. Technical standards are mandated by the Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988, if the Commission decides to limit or revoke the current exemption, and will be used as a guide to compliance with hearing aid compatibility requirements.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 02-1809 Filed 1-24-02; 8:45 am]