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Notice of Public Information Collections Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget

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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 collections, 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 Start Printed Page 28972control number. Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collections of information are 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 June 22, 2007. 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 Jasmeet Seehra, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Room 10236 NEOB, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, or via fax at (202) 395-5167 or via Internet at, and to Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, 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's PRA webpage at:​omd/​pra.

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For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control Number: 3060-XXXX.

Title: Section 76.41, Franchise Application Process.

Form Number: Not applicable.

Type of Review: New collection.

Respondents: State, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 6,006.

Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours-4 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 54,000 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Nature of Response: Required to obtain or retain benefits

Confidentiality: No need for confidentiality required.

Needs and Uses: The Commission has assessed the effects of the application filing requirements used to calculate the time frame in which a local franchising authority shall make a decision, and find that those requirements will benefit companies with fewer than 25 employees by providing such companies with specific application requirements of a reasonable length. The new requirements serve to streamline the existing practice of franchise negotiation and review. Therefore, we believe that the new requirements will reduce burdens on companies with fewer than 25 employees. We anticipate this specificity will streamline this process for companies with fewer than 25 employees, and that these requirements will not burden these companies.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E7-9916 Filed 5-22-07; 8:45 am]