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

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Start Preamble August 20, 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 Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before September 29, 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.


Direct all comments regarding this Paperwork Reduction Act submission to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C804, 445 12th Street., SW., DC 20554, Start Printed Page 52022or 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.: 3060-0921.

Title: Petitions for LATA Boundary Modification for the Deployment of Advanced Services.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 5 respondents; 20 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: 8 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 160 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: Bell Operating Companies (BOCs) that petition for LATA boundary modifications to encourage the deployment of advanced service on a reasonable and timely basis are requested to include information in accordance with specified criteria. The criteria will serve to ease the petition process on Bell Operating Companies by providing guidelines that will serve to narrow the scope of their petitions to the issues and facts that the Commission is primarily concerned with. In addition, the request will also expedite the petition process by ensuring that petitioners will provide all the information the Commission needs to properly review their requests.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0710.

Title: Policy and Rules Concerning the Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, CC Docket No. 96-98.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 12,250 respondents; 1,052,693 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: .50-2,880 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 1,134,050 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $469,000.

Needs and Uses: The Commission rules and regulations implement parts of sections 251 and 252 that affect local competition. Incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs) are required to offer interconnection, unbundled network elements, transport and termination, and wholesale rates for certain services to new entrants. Incumbent LECs must price such services at rates that are cost-based and just and reasonable and provide access to right-of-way as well as establish reciprocal compensation arrangements for the transport and termination of telecommunications traffic.

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Federal Communications Commission.

William F. Caton,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-22173 Filed 8-28-03; 8:45 am]