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

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Start Preamble September 24, 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 No. 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 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 December 5, 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 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.: 3060-0893.

Title: Universal Licensing Service (ULS) Pre-Auction Database Corrections.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 4,442 respondents, 21,000 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: .50 hours (30 minutes).

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 10,500 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Use: This collection is necessary to ensure that the ULS database is as accurate as possible. It involves the correction of licensing data errors detected through integrity reports obtained by searching the ULS database. This data must be corrected to prepare for specific auctions of certain radio services that have been placed in the ULS but have not yet been auctioned. This data aids in spectrum management and provides for an efficient graphical user interface for each potential auction participant.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0270.

Title: Section 90.443, Content of Station Records.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 57,410.

Estimated Time Per Response: .083 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 4,765 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Use: The rule specifies the records required to be maintained by station licensees. These records indicate maintenance performed on the licensee's equipment, and instances of tower light checks and failures, if any, and corrective action taken. The maintenance records could be used by the licensee or Commission filed personnel to note any recurring equipment problems or conditions that may lead to degraded equipment performance and/or interference generation. The records regarding tower lighting are required to ensure that the licensee is aware of tower light condition and proper operation, in order to prevent and/or correct any hazards to air navigation.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 03-25202 Filed 10-3-03; 8:45 am]