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

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Start Preamble March 19, 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 April 28, 2003. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it Start Printed Page 14978difficult 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.: 3060-0855.

Title: Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet, CC Docket No. 96-45.

Form No: FCC Forms 499, 499-A and 499-Q.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 5,500 respondents; 15,500 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: 11.5 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion, annual, quarterly and other reporting requirements, third party disclosure requirement and recordkeeping requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 164,487 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Commission has revised this information collection to only require contributors to include historical revenues from the prior quarter and project revenues for the upcoming quarter of the FCC Form 499-Q. Accordingly, the Commission seeks to modify the recently approved FCC Form 499-Q so that contributors are no longer required to provide projected collected revenue information for the quarter in which the filing is submitted. The Commission adopted modified reporting requirements to collect information necessary to evaluate individual contributors' contributions to the universal service mechanisms, pursuant to section 254 of the Act.

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 respondents; 8,000 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour for each report (two reports)

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 8,000 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Commission seeks three year OMB approval for this information collection. This information collection is applicable to 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.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 03-7320 Filed 3-26-03; 8:45 am]