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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 October 2, 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 advise 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-B441, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554 or via the Internet 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), send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov or contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214. 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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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control No.: 3060-XXXX.

Title: Prepaid Calling Card Service Provider Certification, WC Docket No. 05-68.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: New collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 787.

Estimated Time Per Response: 25 hours.

Frequency of Response: Quarterly reporting requirement, recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement. Start Printed Page 43765

Total Annual Burden: 78,700 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted as a new collection (after this 60 day comment period) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to obtain the full three year clearance.

The Commission is requesting OMB review and approval of this new information collection requiring prepaid calling card providers to report quarterly, the percentage of interstate, intrastate and international traffic and call volumes to carriers from which they purchase transport services. Prepaid calling card providers must also file certifications with the Commission quarterly that include the above information and a statement that they are contributing to the federal Universal Service Fund (USF) based on all interstate and international revenue, except for revenue from the sale of prepaid calling cards by, to, or pursuant to contract with the Department of Defense or a Department of Defense entity.

OMB Control No.: 3060-1030.

Title: Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) in the 1.7 GHz and 2.1 GHz Bands.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, Federal Government, and state, local and tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 2,575.

Estimated Time Per Response: .50-10 hours.

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

Total Annual Burden: 10,000 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $1,000,000.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Commission is revising the currently OMB-approved collection to reflect changes to the Commission's rules and policies adopted in the Ninth Report and Order (Ninth R&O) in ET Docket No. 00-258, wherein the Commission adopted relocation procedures to govern the relocation of: (1) Broadband Radio Service (BRS) licensees in the 2150-2160/62 MHz band; and (2) Fixed Microwave Service (FS) licensees in the 2110-2150 MHz and 2160-2180 MHz bands. The Ninth R&O also adopted cost sharing rules that identify the reimbursement obligations for Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) and Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) entrants benefiting from the relocation of FS operations in the 2110-2150 MHz band, 2160-2200 MHz band and AWS entrants benefiting from the relocation of BRS operations in the 2150-2160/62 MHz band. The adopted relocation and cost sharing procedures, including the use of a private-sector clearinghouse(s) to administer cost sharing, impose reporting requirements, recordkeeping requirements and third party disclosure requirements that generally follow the Commission's relocation and cost sharing policies delineated in the Emerging Technologies proceeding, and as modified by subsequent decisions. These relocation policies are designed to allow early entry for new technology providers by allowing providers of new services to negotiate financial arrangements for re-accommodation of incumbent licensees while ensuring an orderly and expeditious transition of, with minimal disruption to, incumbent BRS operations from the 2150-2160/62 MHz band and FS operations from the 2110-2150 MHz and 2160-2180 MHz bands. Separately, on April 20, 2006, the Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a joint Public Notice providing information and guidance on interference coordination, i.e., third party disclosure requirement, in order to protect federal agency spectrum users prior to their relocation. See 71 FR 28696 (May 17, 2006). We are also revising this collection to reflect this interference protection/coordination guidance.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E6-12451 Filed 8-1-06; 8:45 am]

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