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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority 5 CFR 1320 Authority, Comments Requested

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Start Preamble April 1, 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 current 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 June 10, 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.

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Direct all comments to Les Smith, Federal Communications Commission, 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 Les Smith at 202-418-0217 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0157.

Title: Section 73.99, Presunrise Service Authorization (PSRA) and Postsunset Service Authorization (PSSA).

Form Number: None.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 200.

Estimated time per response: 0.25 hours.

Total annual burden: 50.

Total annual costs: $10,000.

Needs and Uses: 47 CFR section 73.99(e) requires the licensee of an AM broadcast station intending to operate with a presunrise or postsunset service authorization to submit by letter the licensee's name, call letters, location, the intended service, and a description of the method whereby any necessary power reduction will be achieved. Upon submission of this information, operation may begin without further authority. The FCC staff uses the letter to maintain complete technical information about the station to ensure that the licensee is in full compliance with the Commission's rules and will not cause interference to other stations.

OMB Number: 3060-0342.

Title: Section 74.1284, Rebroadcasts.

Form Number: None.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 100.

Estimated time per response: 1 hour.

Total annual burden: 100 hours.

Total annual costs: $0.

Needs and Uses: 47 CFR section 74.1284 requires that the licensee of an FM translator station obtain prior consent from the primary FM broadcast station or other FM translator before rebroadcasting their programs. In addition, the licensee must notify the Commission of the call letters of each station rebroadcast and certify that written consent has been received from the licensee of that station whose programs are retransmitted. The FCC staff uses the data to update records and to assure compliance with FCC rules and regulations.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 03-8856 Filed 4-10-03; 8:45 am]