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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested

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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. 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 that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) Start Printed Page 11654Whether 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 May 9, 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 Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 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 Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0289.

Title: Section 76.601, Performance Tests; Section 76.1704(a)(b), Proof of Performance Test Data; Section 76.1705, Performance Tests (Channels Delivered).

Form Number: Not applicable.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; State, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 8,250.

Estimated Time per Response: 0.5-70 hours.

Frequency of Response: Semi-annual reporting requirement; Triennial reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 276,125 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: 47 CFR part 1704 requires that proof of performance test required by 47 CFR 76.601 shall be maintained on file at the operator's local business office for at least five years. The test data shall be made available for inspection by the Commission or the local franchiser, upon request. If a signal leakage log is being used to meet proof of performance test recordkeeping requirement in accordance with § 76.601, such a log must be retained for the period specified in 47 CFR 76.601(d). 47 CFR 76.1705 requires that the operator of each cable television system shall maintain at its local office a current listing of the cable television channels which that system delivers to its subscribers. 47 CFR 76.601(b) requires cable systems with over 1,00 subscribers to conduct semi-annual proof of performance test, triennial proof of performance tests for color testing, and otherwise conform to pertinent technical standards throughout the system. Section 76.601(c) states that the FCC or the local franchise authority (LFA) require additional tests for specified subscriber terminals to secure compliance with technical standards. Prior to requiring any additional testing, the LFA shall notify the cable operator, which is then allowed 30 days to come into compliance with any perceived signal quality problems that need to be corrected.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 05-4596 Filed 3-8-05; 8:45 am]