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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 July 9, 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, 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 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 Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before September 20, 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

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For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Les Smith at (202) 418-0217 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0313.

Title: Section 76.1701, Political File.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.Start Printed Page 43416

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 5,375.

Estimated Time per Response: 0.25 hours (1 hour/cable system).

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping.

Total Annual Burden: 5,375 burden hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 76.1701 requires every cable television system to keep and permit public inspection of a complete record (political file). The file contains all requests for cablecast time made by or on behalf of candidates for public office, together with an appropriate notation showing the disposition made by the system of such requests, and the charges made, if any, if the request is granted. The disposition includes the schedule of time purchased, when the spots actually aired, the rates charged, and the classes of time purchased. Also, when free time is provided for use by or on behalf of candidates, a record of the free time provided is to be placed in the political file.

OMB Control Number: 3060-0004.

Title: Guidelines for Evaluating the Environmental Effects of Radiofrequency Radiation, Second Memorandum Opinion and Order, ET Docket No. 93-62.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 126,550.

Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours (avg.).

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

Total Annual Burden: 239,620 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $849,000.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N.A.

Needs and Uses: The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) required Federal agencies to evaluate the effects of their actions on “human environmental quality.” To comply with NEPA, the Commission adopted rules, 47 CFR Section 1.1307, which revised the Radio Frequency (RF) exposure guidelines for FCC-regulated facilities. The new guidelines reflect more recent scientific studies of RF electromagnetic fields and their biological effects and are designed to ensure that the public and workers receive adequate protection from exposure to potentially harmful RF electromagnetic fields. The FCC staff uses the information required under 47 CFR 1.1307 to determine whether the environmental evaluation is sufficiently complete and in compliance with the FCC Rules to be acceptable for filing.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 04-16461 Filed 7-19-04; 8:45 am]