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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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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 May 15, 2006. 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 all your Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments by email or U.S. postal mail. To submit your comments by email 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.

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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.

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0017.

Title: Application for a Low Power TV, TV Translator, or TV Booster Station License.

Form Number: FCC Form 347.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 300.

Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 450 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $36,000.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: The FCC Form 347 is used by licensees/permittees of low power television, TV translator or TV booster stations to apply for a station license. Data is used by FCC staff to confirm that the station has been built in the outstanding construction permit. Data from FCC Form 347 is also included in any subsequent license to operate the station.

OMB Control Number: 3060-0906.

Title: Annual DTV Report.

Form Number: FCC Form 317.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 800.

Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours-4.0 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; Annual reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 2,528 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $80,000.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: Each commercial and noncommercial educational digital television (DTV) broadcast station licensee is required to file FCC Form 317 annually. The licensees report whether they provided ancillary or supplementary services at any time during the reporting cycle. The report indicates which services were provided, fee related services, gross revenues received from all feeable ancillary and supplementary services, and the amount of bitstream used to provide ancillary or supplementary service. The Commission established this program for assessing and collecting fees for the provision of ancillary or supplementary services by commercial digital television licensees in compliance with Section 336(e)(1) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

On October 11, 2001, the Commission adopted a Report and Order, In the Start Printed Page 13393Matter of Ancillary or Supplementary Use of Digital Television Capacity by Noncommercial Licensees, MM Docket No. 98-203, which extended this requirement to noncommercial educational television licensees. Each licensee is required to retain the records supporting the calculation of the fees due for three years from the date of remittance of fees. Noncommercial DTV licensees must also retain documentation sufficient to show that their entire bitstream was used “primarily” for noncommercial education broadcast services on a weekly basis. The data is used by FCC staff to ensure that DTV licensees comply with the requirements of section 336(e) of the Communications Act.

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Federal Communications Commission.

William F. Caton,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E6-3727 Filed 3-14-06; 8:45 am]