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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 January 11, 2005.


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 March 21, 2005. 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 Leslie F. Smith, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Room 1-A804, Washington, DC 20554 or via the Internet to

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

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0053.

Title: Application for Consent to Transfer Control of Corporation Holding Stations License, FCC Form 703.

Form Number: FCC 703.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for profit entities; Not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 40.

Estimated Time per Response: 36 minutes.

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

Total Annual Burden: 24 hours.

Total Annual Costs: $2,000.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No Impact(s).

Needs and Uses: The Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and 47 CFR 5.59 of FCC Rules require applicants for Experimental Radio Services to submit FCC Form 703 when they propose to change, via a transfer of stock ownership, the control of a station. The Commission uses information to determine the eligibility for licenses, without which, violations of ownership regulations may occur. There are no changes to the FCC Form 703.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 05-918 Filed 1-14-05; 8:45 am]