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Start Preamble August 29, 2002.


The Federal Communications Commissions, 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, 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) Start Printed Page 57231whether 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 October 9, 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 Les Smith, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-A804, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554 or via the Internet to

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For additional information or copies of the information collections contact Les Smith at (202) 418-0217 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0850.

Title: Quick-Form Application for Authorization in the Ship, Aircraft, Amateur, Restricted and Commercial Operator, and General Mobile Radio Services.

Form Number: FCC 605.

Type of Review: Revision to an Existing Collection.

Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 175,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: 0.44 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 77,000 hours.

Total Respondent Cost: $2,537,500.

Needs and Uses: FCC Form 605 is a consolidated application form for Ship, Aircraft, Amateur, Restricted and Commercial Radio Operators, and General Mobile Radio Services that is used to collect licensing data for the Universal Licensing System (ULS). The form has been revised to add a Schedule G for applicants that require exemption from the radio provisions of ship station requirements, replacing FCC Form 820; to create a new operator class code for the Restricted and Commercial Radio Operators; to eliminate the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN); and to clarify various general instructions. Although FCC Form 605 collects the Commercial Operator licensees' date of birth, this information will be redacted from public view. These revisions have, consequently, increased both the number of applicants (respondents) who file Form 605 and the estimated total annual hour burden.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 02-22786 Filed 9-6-02; 8:45 am]