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

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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 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. Pursuant 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 October 5, 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 email or U.S. mail. To submit your comments by email, send them to PRA@fcc.gov and to Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov. To submit your comments by U.S. mail, mark them to the attention of Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554, and Jasmeet Seehra, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Desk Officer, Room 10236 NEOB, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-XXXX.

Title: Section 225 and 255 Interconnected voice over Internet Protocol Services (VoIP).

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: New collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; not-for-profit institutions.

Number of Respondents: 5,711.

Estimated Time per Response: 10-20 hours.

Frequency of Response: Occasional reporting requirements; recordkeeping; third party disclosure.

Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.

Total Annual Burden: 57,110-114,220 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $ 11,422,000.

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.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No.

Needs and Uses: On June 15, 2007, the Commission released a Report and Order, In the Matters of IP-Enabled Services; Implementation of sections 225 and 251(a)(2) of the Communications Act of 1934, as Enacted by the Telecommunications Act of 1996: Access to Telecommunications Service, Telecommunications Equipment and Customer Premises Equipment by Persons with Disabilities; Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities; the Use of N11 Codes and Other Abbreviated Dialing Arrangements, FCC 07-110. FCC 07-110 extends the disability access requirements that currently apply to telecommunications service providers and equipment manufacturers under section 255 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the Act), to providers of “interconnected voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services,” as defined by the Commission, and to manufacturers of specially designed equipment used to provide those services. In addition, the Commission extends to interconnected VoIP providers the Telecommunications Relay Services requirements contained in its regulations, pursuant to section 225(b)(1) of the Act. As applied to interconnected VoIP providers and to manufacturers of specialized VoIP equipment, several requirements adopted by FCC 07-110 contain new or modified information collection requirements that have not been approved by OMB, and on which the Commission must seek comment under the PRA. For example, several rules that FCC 07-110 extends to interconnected VoIP providers and/or equipment manufacturers contain procedures governing a provider or manufacturer's obligation to respond to an informal consumer complaint. Other rules detail VoIP providers' and VoIP equipment manufacturers' duty to make available to the public certain information concerning their respective services or products. In particular, the following rules, as applied to interconnected VoIP providers and to manufacturers of specialized VoIP equipment and customer premises equipment, contain new or modified information collection requirements: 47 CFR 6.11(a), 6.11(b), 6.18(b), 6.19, 64.604(a)(5), 64.604(c)(1)(i), 64.604(c)(1)(ii), 64.604(c)(2), 64.604(c)(3), 64.604(c)(5)(iii)(C), 64.604(c)(5)(iii)(E), 64.604(c)(5)(iii)(G), 64.604(c)(6)(v)(A)(3), 64.604(c)(6)(v)(G), 64.604(c)(7), and 64.606(b). The Commission will publish a separate document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of those rules upon OMB approval.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E7-15083 Filed 8-3-07; 8:45 am]

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