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

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Start Preamble September 26, 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 Start Printed Page 62720any 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 November 7, 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.: 3060-0798.

Title: FCC Application for Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Radio Service Authorization.

Form No.: FCC Form 601.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 241,335.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1.25 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, third party disclosure requirement and every 10 years (renewal).

Total Annual Burden: 211,169 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $48,267,100.

Needs and Uses: The FCC Form 601 is a multi-purpose form use dot apply for an authorization to operate radio stations, amend pending applications, modify existing licenses, and perform a variety of other miscellaneous tasks in the Public Mobile Services, Personal Communications Services, General Wireless Communications Services, Private Land Mobile Radio Services, Broadcast Auxiliary Services, Fixed Microwave Services, Maritime Services (excluding ships), and Aviation Services (excluding aircraft). The Commission is submitting this information collection request to OMB as an extension of currently approved collection for the full-three year clearance.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0855.

Title: Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet and Associated Requirements, CC Docket No. 96-45.

Form No.: FCC Forms 499, 499-A, and 499-Q.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions.

Number of Respondents: 5,500 respondents; 14,300 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: 6 hours for the annual report; 9.5 hours for the quarterly reports.

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

Total Annual Burden: 106,287 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $18,000.

Needs and Uses: Telecommunications carriers and certain other providers of telecommunications services must contribute to the support and cost recovery mechanisms for telecommunications relay services, numbering administration, number portability, and universal service. The Commission is submitting this information collection request to OMB as an extension of currently approved collection for the full-three year clearance.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 02-25478 Filed 10-7-02; 8:45 am]