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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval

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SUMMARY:

The Federal Communications Commissions, 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, 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 Start Printed Page 62077a 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.

DATES:

Written comments should be submitted on or before December 1, 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.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all comments to Les Smith, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-A804, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554 or via the Internet to Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov or Kim A. Johnson, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Room 10236 NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-3562 or via the Internet at Kim_A._Johnson@omb.eop.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information or copy of the information collection(s) contact Les Smith at (202) 418-0217 or via the Internet at Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-0059.

Title: Statement Regarding the Importation of Radio Frequency Devices Capable of Harmful Interference, FCC Form 740.

Form Number: FCC 740.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; Not-for-profit institutions; Individuals or households; and State, Local, or Tribal Governments.

Number of Respondents: 5,077.

Estimated Time per Response: 1-5 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; Third party disclosure.

Total Annual Burden: 28,030 hours.

Total Annual Costs: None.

Needs and Uses: The FCC, working in conjunction with the U.S. Customs Service, is responsible for the regulation of both authorized radio services and devices that can cause interference. FCC Form 740 must be completed for each radio frequency device, which is imported into the United States, and is used to keep non-compliant devices from being distributed to the general public, thereby reducing the potential for harmful interference being caused to authorized communications. FCC Form 740 may now be filed on paper or by electronic means.

OMB Control Number: 3060-0341.

Title: Section 73.1680, Emergency antennas.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; Not-for-profit institutions.

Number of Respondents: 142.

Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours.

Frequency of response: On occasion reporting requirements.

Total Annual Burden: 71 hours.

Total Annual Costs: $28,400.

Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 73.1680 requires that licensees of AM, FM, or TV stations submit an informal request to the FCC (within 24 hours of commencement of use) to continue operation with an emergency antenna. An emergency antenna is one that is erected for temporary use after the authorized main and auxiliary antennas are damaged and cannot be used. FCC staff use the data to ensure that interference is not caused to other existing stations.

OMB Control Number: 3060-0580.

Title: Operator Interests in Video Programming, Sections 76.504 and 76.1710.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 1,500.

Estimated Time per Response: 15 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping.

Total Annual Burden: 22,500 hours.

Total Annual Costs: None.

Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 76.1710 (formerly 76.504) requires cable operators to maintain records in their public file for a period of three years regarding the nature and extent of their attributable interests in all video programming services. 47 CFR 76.504, Note 2 states that the information collection requirements are found in Section 76.1710. These records must be maintained in operators' public files for a period of three years and must be made available to members of the public, local franchising authorities, and the Commission on reasonable notice and during regular business hours. The Commission and local franchising authorities will review the information to monitor compliance with channel occupancy limits in respective local franchise areas. (OMB Control No. 3060-0581 contains the remaining information collections for this rule.)

OMB Control Number: 3060-0773.

Title: Marketing of RF Devices Prior to Equipment Authorization, Section 2.803.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 6,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours.

Frequency of Response: One time reporting requirement; Third party disclosure.

Total Annual Burden: 3,000 hours.

Total Annual Costs: None.

Needs and Uses: FCC rules permit the display and advertising of radio frequency (RF) devices prior to equipment authorization or a determination of compliance, providing that the advertising or display contains a conspicuous notice as specified at 47 CFR 2.803(c). A notice must also accompany RF prototype equipment devices offered for sale, as stated in 47 CFR 2.803(c)(2), prior to equipment authorization or a showing of compliance, that the equipment must comply with FCC rules prior to delivery. This information informs third parties of the FCC's requirement for the responsible party to comply with its rules.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-27432 Filed 10-30-03; 8:45 am]

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