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SUMMARY:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the following public information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dana Jackson, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554, (202) 418-2247 or via the Internet at Dana.Jackson@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control No.: 3060-0748.

OMB Approval Date: 04/26/2007.

Expiration Date: 04/30/2010.

Title: Section 64.1504, Restrictions on the Use of Toll-Free Numbers.

Form No.: None.

Estimated Annual Burden: 3,750 responses; 2 to 5 hours per response; 10,500 total annually hourly burden.

Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 64.1504 of the Commission's rules incorporates the requirements of Sections 228(c)(7)-(10) of the Communications Act restricting the manner in which toll-free numbers may be used to charge telephone subscribers for information services. Common carriers may not charge a calling party for information conveyed on a toll-free number call, unless the calling party: (1) Has executed a written agreement that specifies the material terms and conditions under which the information is provided, or (2) pays for the information by means of a prepaid account, credit, debit, charge, or calling card and the information service provider gives the calling party an introductory message disclosing the cost and other terms and conditions for the service. The disclosure requirements are intended to ensure that consumers know when charges will be levied for calls to toll-free numbers and are able to obtain information necessary to make informed choices about whether to purchase toll-free information services.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0749.

OMB Approval Date: 04/26/2007.

Expiration Date: 04/30/2010.

Title: Section 64.1059, Disclosure and Dissemination of Pay-Per-Call Information.

Form No.: None.

Estimated Annual Burden: 75 responses; 410 hours per response; 10,250 total annually hourly burden.

Needs and Uses: 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.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0752.

OMB Approval Date: 04/26/2007.

Expiration Date: 04/30/2010.

Title: Section 64.1510, Billing Disclosure Requirements for Pay-Per-Call and Other Information Services.

Form No.: None.

Estimated Annual Burden: 1,350 responses; 10 to 40 hours per response; 27,000 total annually hourly burden.

Needs and Uses: Under 47 CFR 64.1510 of the Commission's rules, telephone bills containing charges for interstate pay-per-call and other information services must include information detailing consumers' rights and responsibilities with respect to these charges. Specifically, telephone bills carrying pay-per-call charges must include a consumer notification stating that: (1) The charges are for non-communication services; (2) local and long distance telephone services may not be disconnected for failure to pay per-call charges; (3) pay-per-call (900 Start Printed Page 27567number) blocking is available upon request; and (4) access to pay-per-call services may be involuntarily blocked for failure to pay per-call charges. In addition, each call billed must show the type of services, the amount of the charge, and the date, time, and duration of the call. Finally, the bill must display a toll-free number which subscribers may call to obtain information about pay-per-call services. Similar billing disclosure requirements apply to charges for information services either billed to subscribers on a collect basis or accessed by subscribers through a toll-free number. The billing disclosure requirements are intended to ensure that telephone subscribers billed for pay-per-call or other information services can understand the charges levied and are informed of their rights and responsibilities with respect to payment of such charges.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E7-9303 Filed 5-15-07; 8:45 am]

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