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

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Start Preamble August 29, 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, Pub. L. 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No Start Printed Page 52942person 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 October 8, 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 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.: 3060-0105.

Title: Licensee Qualification Report for Multipoint Distribution Service.

Form No: FCC Form 430.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 500.

Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion and annual reporting requirements.

Total Annual Burden: 1,000 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: FCC Form 430 is filed by new applicants or annually by licensees if substantial changes occur in the organizational structure to provide information concerning corporate structure, alien ownership, and character of applicant or licensee. FCC Form 430 is also filed by applicants soliciting authority for assignment or transfer of control. The information is used by the Commission to determine whether the applicant is legally qualified to become or remain a licensee, as required by the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Without such information, the Commission would be unable to fulfill its responsibility under the Communications Act to make a finding as to the legal qualifications of an applicant or licensee. The Commission is submitting this information collection to OMB as an extension (no change) to obtain the full year clearance.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0767.

Title: Auction Forms and License Transfer Disclosures—Supplement for the Second Order on Reconsideration of the Third Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration of the Fifth Report and Order in WT Docket No. 97-82.

Form No: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions and state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 22,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: .25-5.25 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 770,250 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $47,452,000.

Needs and Uses: Commission rules require small business applicants to submit ownership information and gross revenue calculations, and all applicants must submit joint bidding agreements. In the case of default, the Commission retains the discretion to re-auction such licenses. Finally, licensees transferring licenses within three years are required to maintain a file of all documents and contracts pertaining to the transfer. Certification is required for entities dropping out of auction to secure certain ownership interests in participants.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 03-22681 Filed 9-5-03; 8:45 am]