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

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Start Preamble June 21, 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 July 31, 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.: 3060-0556.

Title: Section 80.1061, Special Requirements for 406.025 MHz EPIRB's.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 9,500.

Estimated Time Per Response: .084 hours (5 minutes).

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and third party disclosure requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 798 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: Section 80.1061 requires owners of 406.025 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) to register information such as name, address, and type of vessel with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Additionally, the radio beacon must be certified by a test facility recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard to certify that the equipment complies with the U.S. Coast Guard environmental and operational requirements associated with the test procedures described in Appendix A of the RTCM Recommended Standards. If the collection of information were not conducted, NOAA would not have access to this information, which would increase the time needed to complete a search and rescue operation.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 02-16445 Filed 6-28-02; 8:45 am]