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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 20, 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 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.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
OMB Control No.: 3060-0719.
Title: Quarterly Report of IntraLATA Carriers Listing Payphone Automatic Number Identifications (ANIs).
Form No.: N/A.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
Number of Respondents: 400 respondents; 1,600 responses.
Estimated Time Per Response: 3.5 hours.
Frequency of Response: Quarterly reporting requirement, recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement.
Total Annual Burden: 5,600 hours.
Total Annual Cost: N/A.
Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.
Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted as an extension to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to obtain the full three year clearance.
Pursuant to the mandate in Section 276(b)(1)(A) to “establish a per call compensation plan to ensure that all payphone service providers are fairly compensated for each and every completed intrastate and interstate call”. IntraLATA carriers are required to provide to interexchange carriers (IXCs) a quarterly report listing payphone by Automatic Number Identification (ANIs).
Without provision of this report, resolution of disputed ANIs would be rendered very difficult. IXCs would not be able to discern which ANIs pertain to payphones and therefore would not be able to ascertain which dial-around calls were originated by payphones for compensation purposes. There would be no way to guard against possible fraud. Without this reporting requirement, lengthy investigations would be necessary to verify claims. The quarterly Start Printed Page 61774report allows IXCs to determine which dial-around calls are made from payphones. The data which must be maintained for at least 18 months after the close of a compensation period, will facilitate verification of disputed ANIs.Start Signature
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
[FR Doc. E6-17511 Filed 10-18-06; 8:45 am]
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