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

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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, Public Law 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) 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 August 1, 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.

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 Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov.

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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 Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-0174.

Title: Section 73.1212. Sponsorship Identification; List Retention; Related Requirements.

Form Number: Not applicable.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 17,910.

Estimated Time per Response: 4 seconds-6 minutes.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; Third party disclosure requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 108,051 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: 47 CFR Section 73.1212 requires a broadcast station to identify the sponsor of programming for which consideration is provided. For programming advertising commercial products or services, generally mention of the product's name or service constitutes sponsorship identification. For television political advertisements for candidates seeking public office, the sponsor shall be identified with letters equal to or greater than four percent of the vertical height of the television screen. In addition, when an entity rather than an individual sponsors broadcast programming of a political or controversial nature, the licensee must retain a list of the executive officers, board of directors, or executive committee, etc., of the organization paying for the programming. Sponsorship announcements are waived when broadcasting “want ads” are sponsored by individuals.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 05-10969 Filed 5-31-05; 8:45 am]

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