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

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Start Preamble July 5, 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 August 19, 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) as it pertains to the Paperwork Reduction Act, contact Judith Boley Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control No.: 3060-0787.

Title: Implementation of the Subscriber Carrier Selection Changes Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996; Policies and Rules Concerning Unauthorized Changes of Consumers Long Distance Carriers.

Form No.: FCC Form 478.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Individuals or households, businesses or other for-profit, State, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 28,414.

Estimated Time Per Response: 7 hours per submission; 14 hours for other requirements.

Frequency of Response: On occasion and semi-annual reporting requirements, recordkeeping requirements, third party disclosure requirements.

Total Annual Burden: 135,126 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The goal of section 258 is to eliminate the practice of “slamming”, which is the unauthorized change of a subscriber's preferred carrier. The rules and requirements implementing section 258 can be found in 47 CFR part 64. The purpose of the rules is to improve the carrier change process for consumers and carriers alike, while making it more difficult for unscrupulous carriers to perpetrate slams. In addition, each telephone exchange carrier and/or telephone toll provider is required to submit a semi-annual report on the number of slamming complaints it receives.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 02-18182 Filed 7-18-01; 8:45 am]