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

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Start Preamble July 24, 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 30, 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.: 3060-0674.

Title: Section 76.1618, Basic Tier Availability.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 10,400.

Estimated Time Per Response: 2.25 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 23,400 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: Section 76.1618 states that a cable operator shall provide written notification to subscribers of the availability of basic tier service to new subscribers at the time of installation. This notification shall include the following information: (a) That basic tier service is available; (b) the cost per month for basic tier service; (c) a list of all services included in the basic service tier. The requirements are to ensure that subscribers are made aware of the availability of basic cable service at the time of installation.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0645.

Title: Section 17.4, Antenna Registration.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 25,600.

Estimated Time Per Response: .25-1.2 hours (average).

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

Total Annual Burden: 40,329 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $3,200,000.

Needs and Uses: The owner of any proposed or existing antenna structure that requires notice of proposed construction to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must register the structure with the Commission. This includes those structures used as part of stations licensed by the Commission for the transmission of radio energy, or to be used as part of a cable television head end system. Structure owners are required to provide specific information under Part 17. The data is used by FCC during investigations related to air safety or radio frequency interference.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 02-19295 Filed 7-30-02; 8:45 am]