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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority

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Start Preamble June 28, 2007.

SUMMARY:

The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to (PRA) of 1995 (PRA), Pub. L. No. 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Subject to the PRA, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information 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.

DATES:

Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before September 4, 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.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit all PRA comments by e-mail or U.S. post mail. To submit your comments by e-mail, send them to PRA@fcc.gov. To submit your comments by U.S. mail, mark them to the attention of Cathy Williams, Start Printed Page 36706Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554 or via Internet at Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov, and to Jasmeet Seehra, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Room 10236 NEOB, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503 or via Internet at Jasmeet _K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information about the information collection(s), contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918 or send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-0422.

Title: Section 68.5, Waivers (Application for Waivers of Hearing Aid Compatibility Requirements).

Form Number: Not applicable.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 10.

Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours (avg).

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden: 30 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: An assurance of confidentiality is not offered because this information collection does not require the collection of personal identifiable information (PII) from individuals.

Needs and Uses: Telephone manufacturers seeking a waiver of 47 CFR 68.4(a)(1), which requires that certain telephones be hearing aid compatible, must demonstrate that compliance with the rule is technologically infeasible or too costly. Information is used by FCC staff to determine whether to grant or dismiss the request.

OMB Control Number: 3060-0967.

Title: Section 79.2, Accessibility of Programming Providing Emergency Information.

Form Number: Not applicable.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; Individuals or households; Not-for-profit institutions; and State, local, or tribal Governments.

Number of Respondents: 100.

Estimated Time per Response: 1 to 2 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement.

Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden: 300 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $22,500.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is an issue to the extent that individuals' and households' information is contained in the OSCAR database, which is covered under the Commission's system of records notice (SORN), FCC/CIB-1, “Informal Complaints and Inquiries.” The Commission believes that it provides sufficient safeguards to protect the privacy of individuals who file complaints under 47 CFR 79.2(c).

Privacy Impact Assessment: Under development.

Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 79.2 is designed to ensure that persons with hearing and visual disabilities have access to the critical details of emergency information. The Commission adopted the rules to assist persons with hearing disabilities on April 14, 2000, in the Second Report and Order in MM Docket No. 95-176. The Commission modified the rules to assist persons with visual disabilities on July 21, 2000, in the Report and Order in MM Docket No. 99-339. As the Commission noted in the previous PRA submission, the Commission adopted its rules for persons with different disabilities at different times. It previously provided for persons with hearing disabilities in OMB Control No. 3060-0945; and for persons with visual disabilities in OMB Control No. 3060-0967. Because both sets of rules make use of the same complaint procedures, which are what triggered the PRA submissions, the Commission consolidated these two information collections and discontinued OMB information collection No. 3060-0945. 47 CFR 79.2(c) requires that each complaint transmitted to the Commission include the following: the name of the video programming distributor at issue; the date and time of the omission of the emergency information; and the type of emergency. The Commission then notifies the video programming distributor, which must reply within 30 days.

OMB Control Number: 3060-0968.

Title: Slamming Complaint Form.

Form Number: FCC Form 501.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit entities; Not-for-profit institutions.

Number of Respondents: 3,600.

Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 900 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is an issue to the extent that individuals' and households' information is contained in the OSCAR database, which is covered under the Commission's system of records notice (SORN), FCC/CIB-1, “Informal Complaints and Inquiries.” The Commission believes that it provides sufficient safeguards to protect the privacy of individuals who file complaints under 47 CFR 79.2(c).

Privacy Impact Assessment: Under development.

Needs and Uses: On December 17, 1998, the Commission announced to the public via news release its plan to provide consumers with tools to better protect themselves from telephone related fraud, as well as offer consumers an easy means to file complaints. On December 23, 1998, the Commission released a Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 98-334) adopting new rules to prevent the unauthorized change by telecommunications carriers of consumers' selections of telecommunications service providers (slamming), and revealing future initiatives to protect consumers from telephone related fraud. One of those initiatives was the development of the electronic slamming complaint form: FCC Form 501. FCC Form 501, Slamming Complaint Form, is devised to ensure complete and efficient submission of necessary information to process slamming complaints. FCC Form 501 remains available to consumers electronically and in hard copy. The Commission will use this information to provide redress to consumers and to act against companies engaged in this illegal practice.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E7-12994 Filed 7-3-07; 8:45 am]

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