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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 December 1, 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, 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.

Dates: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before February 7, 2005. Start Printed Page 71410If 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 Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554 or via the Internet to

For Further Information Contact: For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918 or via the Internet at

Supplementary Information: OMB Control Number: 3060-0991.

Title: AM Measurement Data.

Form Number: Not applicable.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 1,900.

Estimated Time per Response: 0.25—25 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 29,180 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $72,500.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: On March 14, 2002, the Commission released an Order, In the Matter of Establishment of the Media Bureau and Other Organizational Changes, DA No. 02-577, which amended 47 CFR Section 73.1125 (d) to reflect the reorganization of the existing Cable Services and Mass Media Bureaus into a new Media Bureau.

In order to control interference between stations and assure adequate community coverage, AM stations must conduct various engineering measurements to demonstrate that the antenna system operates as authorized. The data is used by station engineers to correct the operating parameters of an antenna. The data is also used by FCC staff in field operations to ensure that stations are in compliance with the technical requirements of the Commission's rules.

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Federal Communications Commission.

William F. Caton,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 04-27052 Filed 12-8-04; 8:45 am]