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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 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 March 31, 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 or Room 1-A804, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, 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.: 3060-0850.

Title: Quick-Form Application for Authorization in the Ship, Aircraft, Amateur, Restricted and Commercial Operator, and General Mobile Radio Services.

Form No.: FCC Form 605.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Individual or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 175,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: .44 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 77,000 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $2,537,500.

Needs and Uses: FCC Form 605 is a consolidated application for Ship, Aircraft, Amateur, Restricted and Commercial Radio Operators, and General Mobile Radio Services and is used to collect licensing date for the Universal Service Licensing System (ULS).

The form is being revised to incorporate additional data fields in accordance with the recommendation in International Maritime Organization (IMO) Assembly Resolution A.887 (21) submitted by the National GMDSS Implementation Task Force (charted by the United States Coast Guard); to change certain certification statements into questions giving applicants an option to clarify if a license is required; and to clarify existing instructions for the general public. The data collected on this form includes the date of birth for Commercial Operator licensees, however, this information will be redacted from public view.

There is no change to the estimated average burden or the number of respondents of the additional data elements proposed by the IMO. The Task Force argues that search and rescue operations could be significantly improved if the Commission's database contained this additional information.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0910.

Title: Third Report and Order in CC Docket No. 94-102, Revision of the Commission's Rules to Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 4,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion and one-time reporting requirements.

Total Annual Burden: 8,000 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: Commission rules allows wireless carriers to permit the use of handset-based solutions, or hybrid solutions that require changes both to handsets and wireless networks, in providing caller location information as part of enhanced 911 services. The information will provide public service answering points (PSAPs), providers of location technology, investors, manufacturers, local exchange carriers, and the Commission with valuable information necessary for preparing for full Phase II E911 implementation. These advanced reports will provide helpful, if not essential, information for coordinating carrier plans with those manufacturers and PSAPs. It will also assist the Commission's efforts to monitor Phase II developments and to take necessary actions to maintain the Phase II implementation schedule.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0804.

Title: Universal Service—Health Care Providers Universal Service Program.

Form Nos.: FCC Forms 465, 466, 466-A, 467, and 468.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 5,255.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1.5-2.5 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 9,755 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Commission adopted rules providing support for all telecommunications services, Internet access, and internal connections for all eligible health care providers. Health Start Printed Page 4209care providers who want to participate in the universal service program must file several form including FCC Forms 466, 467, and 468. The Commission is revising FCC Forms 466, 467 and 468.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 03-1846 Filed 1-27-03; 8:45 am]