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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested

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Start Preamble January 16, 2003.


The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden Start Printed Page 4204invites 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.


Persons wishing to comment on this information collection should submit comments March 28, 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 Judy Boley Herman, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 1-C804, Washington, DC 20554 or via the internet to

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For additional information or copies of the information collections contact Judy Boley Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the internet at

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OMB Control No.: 3060-0732.

Title: Consumer Education Concerning Wireless E911.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for profit.

Number of Respondents: 2,500.

Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 1,563 hours.

Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $375,000.

Needs and Uses: Commission rules proposes a consumer education program to address a concern that consumers may not have a sufficient understanding of technological limitations that can impede the transmission of wireless 911 calls and the delivery of emergency assistance. The Commission believes that wireless carriers have an obligation to inform customers regarding the scope of their services, including any technical limitations that can impede transmission of wireless services in providing access to 911. The information will be used by consumers to determine rationally and accurately the scope of their options in accessing 911 services from mobile handsets.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0755.

Title: Infrastructure Sharing—47 CFR 59.1—59.4.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 75 respondents; 1,425 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 2,325 hours.

Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Commission implemented the infrastructure sharing provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended by the Telecommunication Act of 1996. Section 259 requires incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs) to file any arrangements showing the conditions under which they share infrastructure per section 259. Section 259 also requires incumbent LECs to provide information on deployment of new services and equipment to qualifying carriers. The Commission also requires incumbent LECs to provide 60 day notices prior to terminating section 259 agreements.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 03-1838 Filed 1-27-03; 8:45 am]