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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority

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Start Preamble February 23, 2004.


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 (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 May 3, 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 Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C804, 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 Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at Judith B.

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0939.

Title: E911, Second Memorandum Opinion and Order.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.Start Printed Page 9828

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions; and state, local and tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 50.

Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 50 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: In an effort to minimize delays in Enhanced 911 rule implementation, the Second Memorandum Opinion and Order provides that, in the case of disputes between wireless carriers and public safety answering points regarding E911 transmission methods or other technology, the parties involved may petition for Commission assistance in resolving their dispute. Thus, in order for the Commission to participate in negotiations, petitioners will have to provide the Commission with certain data concerning the dispute.

OMB Control Number: 3060-1060.

Title: Wireless E911 Coordination Initiative Letter.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: State, local and tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 36.

Estimated Time per Response: .75 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion and one-time reporting requirements.

Total Annual Burden: 27 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Federal Communications Commission requests continued OMB clearance for an information collection requirement, implemented in a letter that was sent, following the FCC's Second E911 Coordination Initiative, to pertinent State officials who had been appointed to oversee their States' programs to implement emergency (E911) Phase II service. This is necessary for this voluntary reporting collection so that the Commission can correct serious inaccuracies and have up-to-date information to ensure the integrity of the Commission's database of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) throughout the nation. The accurate compiling and maintaining of this database is an inherent part of the Commission's effort to achieve the expeditious implementation of E911 service across the nation and to ensure homeland security.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 04-4618 Filed 3-1-04; 8:45 am]