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, Pub. L. 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 (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before February 6, 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 Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Les Smith at 202-418-0217 or via the Internet at Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
OMB Control Number: 3060-0700.
Title: Open Video Systems Provisions.
Form Number: FCC 1275.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; and State, local or tribal government.
Number of Respondents: 708.
Estimated Time per Response: 0.25 to 20 hours.
Total Annual Burden: 3,910 hours.
Total Annual Costs: None.
Needs and Uses: Section 302 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 provides for specific entry options for entities wishing to enter the video programming marketplace, one option being to provide cable service over an “Open Video System” (“OVS”). On April 15, 1997, the Commission released a Fourth Report and Order, FCC 97-130, which clarified various OVS rules and modified certain OVS filing procedures.Start Signature
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
[FR Doc. 03-30306 Filed 12-5-03; 8:45 am]
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