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The Department of Commerce has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following proposal for collection of information under the emergency clearance procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

Agency: National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Title: Survey of Minority Commercial Broadcast Owners.

Agency Form Number(s): None.

OMB Approval Number: None.

Type of Request: Emergency.

Burden Hours: 250.

Number of Respondents: 500.

Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes.

Needs and Uses: The Minority Telecommunications Development Program (MTDP), National Telecommunications and Information Administration has developed a survey Start Printed Page 10439instrument to collect information for its periodic minority commercial broadcast ownership report. The survey will be the principal method of systematically gathering information about the experiences of minority entrepreneurs entering the broadcast industry or expanding their operations. The report will provide a basis for national policies to increase minority participation in broadcasting, as well as Administration initiatives to promote economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Frequency: Biennially, or annually if resources permit.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395-3897.

Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by contacting Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent by March 19, 2003 to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: February 27, 2003.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-5078 Filed 3-4-03; 8:45 am]