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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 January 7, 2004.

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 (PRA) 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 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 Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before March 22, 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.

ADDRESSES:

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.

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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 the Internet at Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-0016.

Title: Application for Authority to Construct or Make Changes in a Low Power TV, TV Translator, or TV Booster Station.

Form Number: FCC 346. Start Printed Page 2930

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: 2,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 7 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 14,000.

Total Annual Costs: $38,396,000.

Needs and Uses: Licensees/permittees/applicants use FCC Form 346 to apply for authority to construct or make changes in a Low Power Television, TV Translator or TV Booster broadcast station. Applicants are also subject to the third party disclosure requirements under 47 CFR Section 73.3580. Within 30 days of tendering the application, the applicant is required to publish a notice in a newspaper of general circulation when filing all applications for new or major changes in facilities—the notice is to appear at least twice a week for two consecutive weeks in a three-week period. A copy of this notice must be maintained with the application. FCC staff use the data to determine if the applicant is qualified, meets basic statutory and treaty requirements, and will not cause interference to other authorized broadcast services.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 04-1191 Filed 1-20-04; 8:45 am]

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