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

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SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Written comments should be submitted on or before April 30, 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.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all comments to Judith Boley Herman, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C804, 445 12th Street, SW., DC 20554 or via the Internet to jboley@fcc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Judith Boley Herman at (202) 418-0214 or via the Internet at jboley@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control No.: 3060-XXXX.

Title: Part 73, Subpart F, International Broadcast Stations.

Form Nos: FCC Forms 309, 310 and 311.

Type of Review: New collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 57 respondents; 79 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: 3-6 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion, semi-annual, annual and other reporting requirements, and recordkeeping requirements.

Total Annual Burden: 334 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $194,000.

Needs and Uses: The Commission released Report and Order, ET Docket No. 02-16, Amendments of Parts 2, 73, 74, 80, 90 and 97 of the Commission's Rules to Implement Decisions from World Radiocommunications Conferences Concerning Frequency Bands Below 28000 kHz. The Report and Order reduces the number of seasonal schedule changes for international broadcast stations from four per year to two per year. The Commission is seeking OMB approval for three FCC forms (FCC Forms 309, 310, and 311).

OMB Control No.: 3060-0810.

Title: Procedures for Designation of Eligible Telecommunications Carriers Pursuant to section 214(e)(6) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

Form No: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Start Printed Page 15452

Number of Respondents: 100.

Estimated Time Per Response: 20-60 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 6,200 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: 47 U.S.C. section 214(e)(6) states that a telecommunications carrier that is not subject to the jurisdiction of a state may request that the Commission determine whether it is eligible. The Commission must evaluate whether such telecommunications carriers meet the eligibility criteria set forth in the Act. The Commission concluded that petitions for designation filed under section 214(e)(6) relating to “near reservation” areas will not be considered as petitions relating to tribal lands and as a result, petitioners seeking Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETC) designation in such areas must follow the procedures outlined in the Twelfth Report and Order for non-tribal lands prior to submitting a request for designation to this Commission under section 214(e)(6).

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-7559 Filed 3-28-03; 8:45 am]

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