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

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Start Preamble January 15, 2003.


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 27, 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.: 3060-0972.

Title: Multi-Association Group (MAG) Plan for Regulation of Interstate Services of Non-Price Cap Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers and Interexchange Carriers.

Form No: FCC Forms 507, 508, and 509.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions.

Number of Respondents: 1,300 respondents; 5,555 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1-93 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 31,725 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $45,000.

Needs and Uses: The Commission revised the filing requirements associated with the Interstate Common Line Support (ICLS) mechanism for rate-of-return carriers. This revision created new FCC forms 508 and 509 to this information collection to ease the burden on the carriers, adds projected and actual revenue data to the existing collection of projected and actual cost data and provides for the collection of certain data for validation purposes. The information is used by the Commission to determine whether and to what extent non-price cap or rate-of-return carriers providing data are eligible to receive universal service support. The Commission will use the tariff data to make sure that rates are just and reasonable, as required by section 201(b) of the Act.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 03-1840 Filed 1-27-03; 8:45 am]