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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 September 14, 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.


Persons wishing to comment on this information collection should submit comments November 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.


You may submit your Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments by e-mail or U.S. postal mail. To submit you comments by e-mail send them to: To submit your comments by U.S. mail, mark it to the attention of Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 1-C804, Washington, DC 20554.

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For additional information about the information collection(s) send an e-mail to or contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214.

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OMB Control No.: 3060-0147.

Title: Section 64.804, Extension of Unsecured Credit for Interstate and Foreign Communication Services to Candidates for Federal Office.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for profit.

Number of Respondents: 13.

Estimated Time Per Response: 8 hours.

Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirement and recordkeeping requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 104 hours.

Annual Cost Burden: N/A.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Needs and Uses: Section 64.804 requires that a carrier must obtain a signed, written application for service which shall identify the applicant and the candidate and state whether or not the candidate assumes responsibility for charges, and which shall state that the applicant or applicants are liable for payment and that the applicant understands that service will be discontinued if payment is not rendered. Section 64.804 also requires records of each account, involving the extension by a carrier of unsecured credit to a candidate or person on behalf of such candidate for common carrier communications services to be maintained by the carrier to show separately, for interstate and foreign communications services all charges, credits, adjustments, and security, if any, and balance receivable.

This information is used by the agency to monitor the extent of credit extended to candidates for Federal office.

OMB Control No.: 3060-1009.

Title: Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet, CC Docket No. 96-45.

Form No.: FCC Form 499-M.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for profit and not-for-profit institutions.

Number of Respondents: 1.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: On occasion, semi-annual, monthly, and annual reporting requirements, third party disclosure requirement and recordkeeping requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 1 hour.

Annual Cost Burden: N/A.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted to OMB after the 60-day comment period as an extension (no change) to an existing collection. In December 2002, the Commission issued a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on specific aspects of three connection-based proposals to further refine the record in its proceeding to revisit its universal service contribution methodology. First, the Commission sought comment on a contribution methodology that would impose a minimum contribution obligation on all interstate telecommunications carriers, and a flat charge for each end-user connection, depending on the nature or capacity of the connection. Next, the Commission sought comment on a proposal to assess all connections based purely on capacity. Finally, the Commission sought comment on a proposal to assess providers of switched connections based on their working telephone numbers. If adopted, the proposals may entail altering the current reporting requirements to which interstate telecommunications carriers are subject under Part 54 of the Commission's rules.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 05-18949 Filed 9-19-05; 1:09 pm]