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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 September 8, 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 (PRA) 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 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 October 14, 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.


You may submit your all Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments by e-mail or U.S. postal mail. To submit your comments by e-mail send them to To submit your comments by U.S. mail, mark them to the attention of Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554 and/or to Kristy L. LaLonde, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Room 10236 NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-3087 or via the Internet at

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For additional information about the information collection(s) send an e-mail to or contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918. If you would like to obtain or view a copy of this information collection, you may do so by visiting the FCC PRA Web page at:​omd/​pra.

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0407.

Title: Section 73.3598, Period of Construction.

Form Number: Not applicable.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 120.

Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes—3 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 240 hours.

Total Annual Cost: 18,000.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: When a permit is subject to tolling construction is encumbered due to an act of God, or when a construction permit is the subject of administrative or judicial review, 47 CFR Section 73.3598(c) requires a permittee to notify the Commission as promptly as possible and, in any event, within 30 days, and to provide supporting documentation. All notifications must also be filed in the station's local public file. On March 17, 2005, the Commission released a Second Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, In the Matter of the Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, MM Docket NO. 99.25, FCC 05-75. The Second Order on Reconsideration established an interim waiver policy to increase the likelihood that permittees will complete construction and commence operation. Therefore, the Commission delegated to the Media Bureau the authority to consider request for waivers of the construction period as specified in 47 CFR Section 73.3598(a) even if the requirements under the tolling rules are not met. A Low Power FM permittee may request a waiver and the waiver may be granted if the permittee demonstrates that construction of its broadcast facilities cannot be completed within the allotted 18 months for reasons beyond its control, that the permittee expects to be able to complete Start Printed Page 54383construction within the additional 18 months that the construction extension would provide, and that the public interest would be served by the extension.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 05-18251 Filed 9-13-05; 8:45 am]