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

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Start Preamble December 27, 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 February 5, 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.: 3060-0715.

Title: Telecommunications Carriers' Use of Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) and Other Customer Information, CC Docket No. 96-115.

Form Nos.: N/A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 4,832.

Estimated Time Per Response: .50-100 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 672,808 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $229,520,000.

Needs and Uses: The requirements implement the statutory obligations of section 222 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Among other things, carriers are permitted to use, disclose, or permit access to CPNI, without customer approval, under certain conditions. Many uses of CPNI require either opt-in or opt-out customer approval, depending upon the entity using the CPNI and the purpose for which it is used.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0835.

Title: Ship Inspections.

Form Nos.: FCC Forms 806, 824, 827, and 829.

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: 1,210.

Estimated Time Per Response: .084-4 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 5,245 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Communications Act requires the Commission to inspect the radio installations of large cargo ships and certain passenger ships at least once a year to ensure that the radio installation is in compliance with the requirements of the Act. Additionally, the Communications Act requires the inspection of small passenger ships at least once every five years. The Commission allows FCC-licensed technicians to conduct these inspections.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 03-161 Filed 1-3-03; 8:45 am]