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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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Start Preamble October 17, 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 of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a current valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the 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 PRA comments should be submitted on or before December 26, 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.


Direct all PRA comments to Les Smith, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C216, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554, or via the Internet to

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For additional information or copies of the information collection(s) contact Les Smith at (202) 418-0217 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0749.

Title: Section 64.1509, Disclosure and Dissemination of Pay-Per-Call Information.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 25.

Estimated Time per Response: 410 hours.

Frequency of Response: Annual and on occasion reporting requirements; Third party disclosure.

Total Annual Burden: 10,250 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: On July 16, 2004, the Commission released the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), In the Matter of Policies and Rules Governing Interstate Pay-Per-Call and Other Information Services, and Toll-free Number Usage; Truth-in-Billing and Billing Format, CC Docket No. 98-170 and CG Docket No. 04-244, FCC 04-162, which initiated a new proceeding to review the effectiveness of the Commission's rules governing pay-per-call services, related audiotext information services, and toll-free numbers. The NPRM sought comment as to whether the Commission's existing rules governing billing specifically for pay-per-call services and those for charges billed through toll-free numbers are sufficient to address any current billing concerns. The NPRM sought comment specifically on whether the Commission should adopt a requirement that charges for presubscribed audiotext information services accessed through toll-free numbers must be displayed separately from local and long-distance telephone service.

Common carriers that assign telephone numbers to pay-per-call services must disclose to all interested parties, upon request, a list of all assigned pay-per-call numbers. For each assigned number, carriers must also make available (1) a description of the pay-per-call services; (2) the total cost per minute or other fees associated with the service; and (3) the service provider's name, business address, and telephone number. In addition, carriers handling pay-per-call services must establish a toll-free number that consumers may call to receive information about pay-per-call services. Finally, the Commission requires carriers to provide statements of pay-per-call rights and responsibilities to new telephone subscribers at the time service is established and, although not required by statute, to all subscribers annually.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E6-17874 Filed 10-24-06; 8:45 am]