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

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Start Preamble October 5, 2002.

SUMMARY:

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, Pub. L. 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a current 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.

DATES:

Written comments should be submitted on or before December 16, 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.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all comments to Les Smith, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-A804, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554, or via the Internet to lesmith@fcc.gov

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information or copies of the information collection(s) contact Les Smith at 202-418-0217 or via the Internet at lesmith@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-0387.

Title: On Site Verification of Field Disturbance Sensors—Section 15.201(d).

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 200.

Estimated Time per Response: 18 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 3,600 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $40,000.

Needs and Uses: FCC rules permit the operation of field disturbance sensors in the low VHF region of the spectrum. To monitor non-licensed field disturbance sensors operating in the low VHF television bands, a unique procedure for on-site equipment testing of the systems is required to ensure suitable safeguards for the operation of these devices. Data are retained by the holder of the equipment authorized/issued by the FCC and made available only at the request of the Commission.

OMB Control Number: 3060-0436.

Title: Equipment Authorization—Cordless Telephone Security Coding.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 200. Start Printed Page 64116

Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.

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

Total Annual Burden: 200 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Needs and Uses: The FCC requires cordless telephone security features to protect the public switched telephone network from unintentional line seizure and telephone dialing. These features prevent unauthorized access to the telephone line, the dialing of calls in response to signals other than those from the owner's handset, and the unintentional ringing of a cordless telephone handset. Use of the cordless telephone security features reduces the harm caused by some cordless telephones to the “911” Emergency Service Telephone System and the telephone network in general.

OMB Control Number: 3060-1015.

Title: Ultra Wideband Transmission Systems Operating Under Part 15—Section 15.525, (ET Docket No. 98-153).

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 500.

Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 1,000 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Needs and Uses: 47 CFR Section 15.2525 requires operators of Ultra Wideband (UWB) transmission systems to coordinate their operations to avoid interference with sensitive U.S. government radio systems. Initial operation in a particular area may not commence until authorized by the FCC. The UWB operators must provide the name, address, and other pertinent contact information of the user, the desired geographical area of operation, the FCC ID number, time period during which operations will take place, and other nomenclature of the UWB device. The FCC collects this information and forwards it to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA under the U.S. Department of Commerce). This information collection is essential to control potential interference to Federal radio communications. (Please note that on June 12, 2002, OMB approved this collection under the “emergency processing” provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Section 3507.)

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-26432 Filed 10-16-02; 8:45 am]

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