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

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Start Preamble November 21, 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 2, 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, 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.: 3060-0740.

Title: Section 95.1015, Disclosure Policies.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 203.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour.

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

Total Annual Burden: 203 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $10,000.

Needs and Uses: Prior to operating a Low Power Radio Service (LPRS) transmitter for Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS) purposes, an AMTS licensee must notify, in writing, each television station that may be affected by such operations, as defined in § 80.215(h) of this chapter. The notification provided with the station's license application is sufficient to satisfy this requirement if no new television stations would be affected. The information is used by the Commission staff and affected television stations to be aware of the location of potential harmful interference from AMTS operations.

OMB Control No.: 3060-XXXX.

Title: Section 27.602, Guard Band Manager Agreements.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: New collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 62.

Estimated Time Per Response: 6 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 372 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: This rule section is necessary for Guard Band Managers to maintain their written agreements with spectrum users at their principal place of business, and retain such records for at least two years after the date such agreements expire. The records must be kept current and be made available upon request for inspection by the Commission or its representative.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 02-30556 Filed 12-2-02; 8:45 am]