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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 November 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 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.

DATES:

Written comments should be submitted on or before January 13, 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.

ADDRESSES:

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 jboley@fcc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Judith Boley Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at jboley@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control No.: 3060-0106.

Title: Section 43.61, Reports of Overseas Telecommunications Traffic.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 704.

Estimated Time Per Response: 2-240 hours.

Frequency of Response: Annual and quarterly reporting requirements.

Total Annual Burden: 18,520 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $518,000.

Needs and Uses: The telecommunications traffic data report is an annual reporting requirement imposed on common carriers engaged in the provision of overseas telecommunications services. The reported data is useful for international planning, facility authorization, monitoring emerging developments in communications services, analyzing market structures, tracking the balance of payments in international communications services, and market analysis purposes. The reported data enables the Commission to fulfill its regulatory responsibilities.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0806.

Title: Universal Service—Schools and Libraries Universal Service.

Form Nos.: FCC Forms 470 and 471.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 60,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: 4.5 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 440,000 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: Schools and libraries ordering telecommunications services, Internet access, and internal connections under the universal service discount program must submit a description of the services desired to the Administrator. Schools and libraries may use the same description they use to meet the requirement that they generally face to solicit competitive bids. The FCC Form 470 is used to order those services. The FCC Form 471 requires schools and libraries to list all services that have been ordered and the funding needs for the current funding year. The Commission has modified FCC Form 471 to clarify instructions and specify requirements to participate in the schools and libraries universal service program.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0848.

Title: Deployment of Wireline Services Offering Advanced Telecommunications Capability.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 1,750.

Estimated Time Per Response: .50-44 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 165,600 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $61,200.

Needs and Uses: In the Collection Remand Order, CC Docket No. 98-147, the Commission requires that incumbent local exchange carriers providing cross-connects, pursuant to section 201 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, must include this offering as part of their federal tariffs as required by section 203(a) of the Act.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-28810 Filed 11-12-02; 8:45 am]

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