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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget

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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, 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 December 29, 2005. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA 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, Room 1-A804, 445 12th Street, SW., DC 20554 or via the Internet to If you would like to obtain or view a copy of this new or revised information collection, you may do so by visiting the FCC PRA Web page at:​omd/​pra.

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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: 3060-0093.

Title: Application for Renewal of Radio Station License for Experimental Radio Service, FCC Form 405.

Form Number: FCC Form 405.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 243.

Estimated Time per Response: 2.25 hour.

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

Total Annual Burden: 547 hours.

Total Annual Costs: $61,965.00.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: On June 10, 2004, the Commission adopted a Report and Order that transformed the rules governing the former Multipoint Distribution Service (MDS) and Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS) in the 2495-2690 MHz band. Applicants in the Multipoint Distribution service now use the FCC Form 601.

FCC Form 405 is now being used only by the Experimental Radio Service to apply for renewal of radio stations licenses at the FCC. Section 307(c) of the Communications Act limits the term of radio licenses to ten years and requires that written applications be submitted for renewal. FCC Form 405 is required by 47 CFR part 5 of the Commission's rules.

The FCC Form 405 was previously shared by the Office of Engineering and Technology, the International Bureau and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. The Office of Engineering and Technology has made the following changes to FCC Form 405:

(1) On Page 1 the title was changed from “Multipoint Distribution Service” to “Experimental Radio Service.” The edition date was changed to July 2005.

(2) On Page 2 all references to the Multipoint Distribution Service and WTB were removed and replaced with statements only pertaining to the Experimental Radio Service and OET. A reference to FCC Form 159 was added. The addresses and mailing instructions were amended to those used by the Experimental Licensing Branch. The edition date was changed to July 2005.

(3) On Page 3 the title was changed from “Multipoint Distribution Service “Multipoint Distribution Service to “Experimental Radio Service.” Blocks 2 and 5 were deleted and the statement “Note here any further exceptions not already covered in questions 4 and 5” in block 6 was deleted. The blocks were then renumbered 1 through 5. The edition date was changed to July 2005.

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Federal Communications Commission.

William F. Caton,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 05-23462 Filed 11-28-05; 8:45 am]