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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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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 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 (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 Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before June 1, 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 comments regarding this Paperwork Reduction Act submission to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C804, 445 12th Street, SW, DC 20554 or via the Internet to Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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.Herman@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control No.: 3060-0897.

Title: MDS and ITFS Two-Way Transmissions.

Form No: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 130,888.

Estimated Time Per Response: .083-40 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 223,618 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $5,431,032.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Not applicable.

Needs and Uses: The rules for two-way transmissions for Multipoint Distribution Service (MDS) and International Television Fixed Service (ITFS) will allow two-way licensing and provide greater flexibility in the use of the allotted spectrum to licensees. The Commission will use this information to ensure that MDS and ITFS applicants and conditional licensees have considered the potential for harmful interference from their facilities properly under the Commission's rules.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0600.

Title: Application to Participate in an FCC Auction.

Form No: FCC Form 175.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 11,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: .25 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 2,750 hours.

Total Annual Cost: Not applicable.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Not applicable.

Needs and Uses: This information collection allows the Commission to ascertain whether or not applicants for spectrum have ever been in default on any Commission licenses or have ever been delinquent on any non-tax debt owed to a Federal agency. The information will allow the Commission to determine the amount of the upfront payment to be paid by each applicant and will help ensure that auctions are conducted fairly and efficiently, thereby speeding the flow of payments to the U.S. Treasury and accelerating the provision of wireless service to the public.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0192.

Title: Section 87.103, Posting Station License.

Form No: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local and tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 47,800.

Estimated Time Per Response: .25 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 11,950 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Yes.

Needs and Uses: The recordkeeping requirement contained in § 87.103 is necessary to demonstrate that all transmitters in the Aviation Service are properly licensed in accordance with the requirements of section 301 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 301, No. 2020 of the International Radio Regulations, and Article 30 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. The information is used by FCC personnel during inspections and investigations to insure the particular station is licensed and operated in compliance with applicable rules, statutes, and treaties. In the case of aircraft stations, the information may be utilized for similar purposes by appropriate representatives of foreign governments when the aircraft is operated in foreign nations.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0621.

Title: Rules and Requirements for C & F Block Broadband PCS Licenses.

Form No: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local and tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 3,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: .50-20 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and recordkeeping requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 14,044 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Yes.

Needs and Uses: The Commission's rules require applicants to file information so that the Commission can determine whether the applicants are legally, technically and financially qualified to be licensed and to determine whether applicants claiming different eligibility statuses are entitled to certain benefits. The Commission is submitting this information collection to the OMB as an extension (no change in requirements) in order to obtain the full three year clearance.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 04-9879 Filed 4-29-04; 8:45 am]

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