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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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Start Preamble May 8, 2002.


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 June 14, 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 Judith Boley Herman, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C804, 445 12th Street, SW, DC 20554 or via the Internet to

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For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Judith Boley Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control No.: 3060-0835.

Title: Ship Inspection Certificates.

Form No.: FCC Forms 806, 824, 827, and 829.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 3,770 respondents; 1,210 responses annually.

Estimated Time Per Response: .084 hours (average).

Frequency of Response: On occasion, annual and five year reporting requirements, recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 102 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Communications Act requires the inspection of small passenger ships at least once every five years. The Safety Convention (which the United States is signatory) also requires an annual inspection, however, permits an Administrator to entrust the inspections to either surveyors nominated for the purpose or to organizations recognized by it. Therefore, the United States can have other entities conduct the radio inspection of vessels for compliance with the Safety Convention. The Commission adopted rules that require this inspection to be conducted by a FCC-licensed technician. This requirement reduces administrative burden on the public and the Commission. The purpose of the information is to ensure that the inspection was successful so that passengers and crew members of certain United States ships have access to distress communications in case of an emergency.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 02-12059 Filed 5-14-02; 8:45 am]