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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 November 19, 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 January 30, 2004. 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 Les Smith, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-A804, 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 Les Smith at (202) 418-0217 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0771.

Title: Section 5.61, Procedure for Obtaining a Special Temporary Authorization in the Experimental Radio Service.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Businesses or other for profit entities; Not-for-profit institutions; and State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 500.

Estimated Time per Response: 1-2 hrs. for small installations; 3-4 hrs. for large installations.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 500 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Commission may issue a special temporary authority (STA) under 47 CFR Part 5 of the rules in cases where a need is shown for operation of an authorized station for a limited time only, in a manner other than that specified in the existing authorization, but does not conflict with the Commission's rules. A request for STA may be filed as an informal application.

OMB Control Number: 3060-0953.

Title: Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (ET Docket No. 99-255).

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Businesses or other for profit entities; Not for profit institutions.

Number of Respondents: 1 respondent; 2,500 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 1 to 4 hours depending upon installation size.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping; On occasion reporting requirement; and Third party disclosure. Start Printed Page 67169

Total Annual Burden: 10,000 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Commission allocated spectrum and established rules for a “Wireless Medical Telemetry Service” that allows potentially life critical equipment to operate in an interference-protected basis. Medical telemetry equipment is used in hospitals and health care facilities to transmit patient measurement data such as pulse and respiration rate to a nearby receiver, permitting greater patient mobility and increase comfort.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 03-29814 Filed 11-28-03; 8:45 am]