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

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Start Preamble September 6, 2002.


The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden Start Printed Page 57816invites 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 October 15, 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.: 3060-0972.

Title: Multi-Association Group (MAG) Plan for Regulation of Interstate Services of Non-Price Cap Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers and Interexchange Carriers.

Form No.: FCC Form 507.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, and State, local, and tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 5,461.

Estimated Time Per Response: 2-100 hours (average burden per response).

Frequency of Response: On occasion, annual, and quarterly reporting requirements, and third party disclosure requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 37,562 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $228,000.

Needs and Uses: The Commission modified, on its own motion, the data collection and filing procedures for implementation of the Interstate Common Line Support (ICLS) mechanism, in order to ensure timely implementation of the ICLS mechanism on July 1, 2002, as adopted in the MAG Order. The Commission will use the information to determine whether and to what extent non-price cap or rate-of-return carriers are providing the data are eligible to receive universal service support. The tariff data is used to make sure the rates are just and reasonable. The Commission is seeking an extension of a currently approved collection for the normal three year OMB clearance.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 02-23201 Filed 9-11-02; 8:45 am]