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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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SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before August 11, 2006. 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 Start Printed Page 39319advise the contact listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C804, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554 or an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov. 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: http://www.fcc.gov/​omd/​pra.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control No.: 3060-0824.

Title: Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) and Contact Form.

Form No.: FCC Form 498.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

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

Number of Respondents: 5,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1.5 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and third party disclosure requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 7,500 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 has revised the first page of FCC Form 498, at the suggestion of the Department of Justice, to notify respondents that willfully make false statements can result in a fine or forfeiture. In the instructions, the following sentences will be added “Generic e-mail addresses are not accepted in this block. USAC will reject all forms with a generic e-mail address.” This will be added to pages 5 (block 2) and 16 (block 14). Finally, the response time has been reduced from 2 hours to 1.5 hours, to more accurately reflect the experience of respondents from the last OMB submission.

The information collected by FCC Form 498 is used by the Administrator (USAC) to disburse Federal universal service support consistent with the specifications of eligible participants in the universal service program. FCC Form 498 submissions also provide the Administrator with updated contact information so that the Administrator can contact universal service fund participants when necessary.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E6-10936 Filed 7-11-06; 8:45 am]

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