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Public Information Collection(s) Requirement Submitted to OMB for Emergency Review and Approval

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SUMMARY:

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, 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 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.

DATES:

Written comments should be submitted on or before January 7, 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 contacts listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES:

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Commission has requested emergency OMB review of this collection with an approval by December 19, 2003.

OMB Control Number: 3060-XXXX.

Title: New Allocation for Amateur Radio Service, ET Docket No. 02-230.

Type of Review: New collection.

Form Number: N/A.

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

Number of Respondents: 5,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: 2-3 mins. (0.03 hrs.).

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

Total Annual Burden: 150 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Needs and Uses: On April 29, 2003, the Office of Engineering and Technology adopted a Report and Order in Amendment of Parts 2 and 97 of the Commission's Rules to Create a Low Frequency Allocation for the Amateur Radio Service, in ET Docket No. 02-98, FCC 03-105. An amateur operator holding a General, Advanced or Amateur Extra Class license may only operate on the channels 5332 kHz, 5348 kHz, 5368 kHz, 5373 kHz, and 5404 kHz. Under the following limitations: (1) a maximum effective radiated power (e.r.p.) of 50 W; and (2) single sideband suppressed carrier modulation (emission designator 2K8J3E), upper sideband voice transmissions only. For the purpose of computing e.r.p. the transmitter PEP will be multiplied with the antenna gain relative to a dipole or the equivalent calculation in decibels. Licensees using other antennas must maintain in their station records either manufacturer data on the antenna gain or calculations of the antenna gain.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-30313 Filed 12-5-03; 8:45 am]

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