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.
Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before November 19, 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 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.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
OMB Control No.: 3060-0686.
Title: Streamlining the International Section 214 Authorization Process and Tariff Requirements.
Form No: FCC Form 214.
Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
Number of Respondents: 1,650 respondents; 3,603 responses.
Estimated Time Per Response: 1—6,056 hours.
Frequency of Response: On occasion, quarterly and annual reporting requirements, third party disclosure requirement and recordkeeping requirement.
Total Annual Burden: 148,053 hours.
Total Annual Cost: $16,162,000.
Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Not applicable.
Needs and Uses: On June 30, 2004, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, IB Docket No. 04-226, FCC 04-133 in which we proposed mandatory electronic filing of the International Section 2134 authorizations, including a new “International Section 214 Authorization for Assignment or Transfer of Control” form. This is in response to high public demand for electronic forms. Although this proceeding is still in progress, we propose to make the Section 214 assignments and transfers form available to the public for electronic filing on a voluntary basis. Applicants would have the option, at this time, to complete a paper application or file the form with the Commission electronically in the International Bureau Filing System (IBFS).Start Signature
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
[FR Doc. 04-23455 Filed 10-19-04; 8:45 am]
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