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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested

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Start Preamble August 9, 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.


Persons wishing to comment on this information collection should submit comments October 21, 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 Judy Boley Herman, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 1-C804, Washington, DC 20554 or via the Internet to

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For additional information or copies of the information collections contact Judy Boley Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at Start Printed Page 53933

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OMB Control No.: 3060-1014.

Title: Ku-band NGSO FSS.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 6 respondents; 28 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1-4 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion, one-time, and annual reporting requirements.

Total Annual Burden: 84 hours.

Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $87,395.

Needs and Uses: The Commission sought and received emergency clearance of this information collection on 6/10/02. The Commission is now initiating a 60-day comment period to extend this collection with no change for the regular, three-year approval.

On April 26, 2002, the Commission adopted and released IB Docket No. 01-96, FCC 02-123. Applicants to provide NGSO FSS in the Ku-Band will be required to amend their pending applications to conform to frequency sharing methods adopted in the rulemaking. They must also submit milestone certifications, applications for blanket authorizations for multiple numbers of technically identical user earth stations, and annual reports on the status of their space station construction and launch.

The information collected during the Commission's authorization process for U.S.-licensed space station operations will be used by Commission staff in carrying out the agency's duties concerning satellite communications, as required by sections 301, 308, 309 and 310 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 301, 308, 309, and 310.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 02-21037 Filed 8-19-02; 8:45 am]