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Start Preamble May 5, 2006.


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 June 19, 2006. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of Start Printed Page 28864time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible.


Direct all Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C804, 445 12th Street, SW., DC 20554 or an e-mail to 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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For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control No.: 3060-0690.

Title: Section 101.17, Performance Requirements for the 38.6-40.0 GHz Frequency Band.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, Federal government, and state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 195.

Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours.

Frequency of Response: Every 10 year reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 390 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Commission is submitting this information collection to OMB as a revision in order to obtain the full three-year clearance from them. The Commission revised this collection by eliminating FCC Forms 415/415T. Those reporting requirements have been incorporated into FCC Form 601 under OMB Control Number 3060-0798. The Commission also removed Section 101.103 because it is approved under a separate OMB Control Number 3060-1023. The only remaining rule section in this information collection is Section 101.17.

Section 101.17 requires all 38.6-40.0 GHz band licensees must demonstrate substantial service at the time of license renewal. A licensee's substantial service showing should include, but not be limited to, the following information for each channel for which they hold a license, in each EA or portion of EA covered by their license, in order to qualify for renewal of that license. The information provided will be judged by the Commission to determine whether the licensee is providing service which rises to the level of “substantial”. (1) A description of the 38.6-40.0 GHz band licensee's current service in terms of geographic coverage; (2) a description of the 38.6-40.0 GHz band licensee's current service in terms of population served, as well as any additional service provided during the license term; and (3) a description of the 38.6-40.0 GHz band licensee's investments in its system(s) (type of facilities constructed and their operational status is required). Any 38.6-40.0 GHz band licensees adjudged not to be providing substantial service will not have their licenses renewed.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E6-7588 Filed 5-17-06; 8:45 am]