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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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Start Preamble October 6, 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 November 17, 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.


Direct all Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-B441, 445 12th Street, SW., DC 20554 or via the Internet 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), send an e-mail to or contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214.

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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 respondents; 3,148 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: 20 hours for quarterly reporting; 5 hours for certification.

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

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 30 day comment period to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to obtain the full three year clearance. Start Printed Page 61469

The Commission is requesting review and approval of a 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 Department of Defense (DoD) or a DoD entity.

The Commission has found that prepaid calling card providers are telecommunications service providers and therefore are subject to all of the regulations imposed on telecommunications service providers, including contributing to the USF. The new reporting requirements will allow the Commission to ensure that prepaid calling card providers are complying with the requirements of section 254(d) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E6-17184 Filed 10-17-06; 8:45 am]