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

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Start Preamble June 10, 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 (PRA) 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 Start Printed Page 36793minimize 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 July 21, 2003. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA 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 Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C804, 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 B. Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control No.: 3060-1031.

Title: Revision of the Commission's Rules to Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems—Petition of the City of Richardson, TX, Order on Reconsideration II.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 1,158.

Estimated Time Per Response: 2-4 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 6,576 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Commission seeks OMB approval of this information collection associated with the Commission's initiative to implement enhanced 911 (E911) emergency services. The Commission previously obtained emergency authorization from OMB for this information collection under this OMB Control Number (3060-1031). That emergency authorization expires on 7/31/03. Accordingly, the Commission is now seeking the full three year OMB approval for the information collection with no changes.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0809.

Title: Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement (CALEA); Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Second Order on Reconsideration.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, state, local and tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 5,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1-5 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and recordkeeping requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 36,000 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Commission seeks a three year extension of the current OMB approval for this information collection. The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) requires the Commission to create rules that regulate the conduct and recordkeeping of lawful electronic surveillance. CALEA was enacted in October 1994 to respond to rapid advances in telecommunications technology and eliminate obstacles faced by law enforcement personnel in conducting electronic surveillance. Section 105 of CALEA requires telecommunications carriers to protect against the unlawful interception of communications passing through their systems. Law enforcement officials use the information maintained by telecommunications carriers to determine the accountability and accuracy of telecommunications carriers' compliance with lawful electronic surveillance orders.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 03-15495 Filed 6-18-03; 8:45 am]