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

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Start Preamble October 30, 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.


Written comments should be submitted on or before January 6, 2003. 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 or 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 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: Revision of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 242,555.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1.25 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 212,235 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $48,510,850.

Needs and Uses: FCC Form 601 is a consolidated, multi-part application or “long form” for market-based licensing and site-by-site licensing in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau's (WTB's) Radio Services' Universal Licensing System (ULS).

A Report and Order for Auction of Multichannel Video Distribution and Data Services Licenses will begin February 12, 2003, and changes will occur to accommodate that auction. This auction will include 354 Component Economic Area licenses.

On May 16, 2002, the FCC adopted a Report and Order, WT Docket No. 02-8, Amendments to Parts 1, 2, 27 and 90 of the Commission's Rules to License Services in the 216-220 MHz, 1390-1395 MHz, 1427-1429 MHz, 1429-1432 MHz, 1432-1435 MHz, 1670-1675 MHz, and 2385-2390 MHz Government Transfer Bands. Pursuant to adoption of the Report and Order, the FCC is revising the FCC 601, which will be used to determine the basic eligibility and qualifications of auction winners to become licensees through Auction #46 scheduled to commence on April 30, 2003. This auction will include 66 licenses.

Also, in addition to the changes concerning the aforementioned auctions, the Commission is requesting approval of any future auction changes Start Printed Page 67407in advance and increasing the number of respondents by 800 for potential winners to file, thus removing the need for repetitive emergency clearances submitted to OMB due to auction related changes (additional radio services necessary for future auctions).

The information is used by the Commission to determine whether the applicant is legally, technically and financially qualified to be licensed.

Federal Communications Commission.

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Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 02-28061 Filed 11-4-02; 8:45 am]