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 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.
Persons wishing to comment on this information collection should submit comments October 2, 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 your Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments by e-mail or U.S. postal mail. To submit you comments by e-mail send them to: PRA@fcc.gov. To submit your comments by U.S. mail, mark it to the attention of Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 1-B441, Washington, DC 20554.Start Further Info
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For additional information about 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 after this 60 day comment period, you may do so by visiting the FCC PRA Web page at: http://www.fcc.gov/omd/pra.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
OMB Control No.: 3060-0600.
Title: Application to Participate in a FCC Auction.
Form No.: FCC Form 175.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, state, local or tribal government.
Number of Respondents: 560.
Estimated Time Per Response: 1.5 hours.
Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
Total Annual Burden: 765 hours.
Annual Cost Burden: N/A.
Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.
Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted to the Office of Start Printed Page 43766Management and Budget (OMB) after this 60 day comment period as an extension (no change in requirements) in order to obtain the full three year clearance from them.
The information collected will be used by the Commission to determine if the applicant is legally, technically, and financially qualified to participate in a FCC auction. In addition, if the applicant applies for status as a particular type of auction participant pursuant to the Commission's rules, the Commission will use the information to determine if the applicant is eligible for the status requested. The Commission's auction rules and requirements are designed to ensure that the competitive bidding process is limited to serious qualified applicants; to deter possible abuse of the bidding and licensing process; and to enhance the use of competitive bidding to assign Commission licenses in furtherance of the public interest. The Commission needs to use the additional information to ensure that only legitimate small businesses reap the benefits of the Commission's designated entity program. Over the last decade, the Commission has engaged in numerous rulemakings and adjudicatory investigations to prevent companies from circumventing the objectives of the designated entity eligibility rules. If an applicant applies for status as a particular type of auction participant pursuant to Commission rules, the Commission uses the information in determining whether the applicant is eligible for the status requested. The Commission plans to use FCC Form 175 for all upcoming auctions.Start Signature
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
[FR Doc. E6-12452 Filed 8-1-06; 8:45 am]
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