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Public Information Collection(s) Requirement Submitted to OMB for Emergency Review and Approval

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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 May 20, 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 contacts listed below as soon as possible.


Direct all comments to Jeanette Thornton, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10236 NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-3562 or via Internet at, and Judith Boley Herman, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C804, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554 or via Internet to

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For additional information or copies of the information collections contact Judith Boley Herman at 202-418-0214 or via Internet at

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The Commission has requested emergency OMB review of this collection with an approval by May 20, 2002.

OMB Control Number: 3060-0989.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Title: Procedures for Applicants Requiring Section 214 Authorization for Domestic Interstate Transmission Lines Acquired Through Corporate Control, 47 CFR 63.01, 63.03 and 63.04.

Form No.: N/A.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 35.

Estimated Time Per Response: 3-65 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 1,655 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $20,000.

Needs and Uses: The Report and Order in CC Docket No. 01-150, FCC 02-78, provides presumptive streamlining categories, allows for joint applications for international and domestic transfers of control, clarifies confusion about content of applications, provides timelines for streamlined transaction review, provides a pro forma transaction process, allows asset acquisitions to be treated as transfers of control and deletes obsolete sections of the Commission's rules. The information will be used by Commission staff to ensure that applicants comply with the requirements of 47 U.S.C. 214.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 02-11670 Filed 5-9-02; 8:45 am]