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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 February 21, 2007.


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 April 2, 2007. 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 FCC contact listed below as soon as possible.


Direct all PRA comments to Allison E. Zaleski, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10236 NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-6466, or via fax at 202-395-5167 or via Internet at and to Judith-B, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-B441, 445 12th Street, SW., DC 20554 or an e-mail 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), contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at J

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0953.

Title: Wireless Medical Telemetry Service, ET Docket No. 99-255, FCC 00-211.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions.

Number of Respondents: 2,500 respondents; 2,500 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1-4 hours.

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

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden: 10,000 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $500,000.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: No information is requested that would require assurance of confidentiality.

Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information collection to OMB as an extension during this comment period to obtain the full three-year clearance from them. There is no change in the number of respondents, burden hours or annual costs. The Commission adopted rules which enhance the ability of health care providers to offer high quality and cost effective care to patients with acute and chronic health care needs. Medical telemetry equipment is used in hospitals and health care facilities to transmit patient measurement data, such as pulse and respiration rates to a nearby receiver that permits greater patient mobility and increased comfort. Start Printed Page 9331The Commission allocated spectrum to wireless medical telemetry services (WMTS) on a primary basis, which allows potentially life-critical medical telemetry equipment to operate on an interference-protected basis. The Commission also adopted service rules for WMTS that “license by rule” meaning that users are permitted to operate WMTS equipment that complies with the rules without the need to apply for a license from the Commission. Furthermore, the Commission adopted rules to designate a frequency coordinator, who maintains a database of all WMTS equipment. Without such a database, there would be no record of WMTS usage because WMTS transmitters are not individually licensed. All parties using equipment in the WMTS are required to coordinate/register their operating frequency and other relevant technical operating parameters with the designated coordinator. The database provides a record of the frequencies used by each facility or device to assist parties in selecting frequencies to avoid interference.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E7-3519 Filed 2-28-07; 8:45 am]