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

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SUMMARY:

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 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.

DATES:

Persons wishing to comment on this information collection should submit comments October 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.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), (202) 395-5887, or via fax at 202-395-5167, or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Room 1-B441, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. To submit your comments by e-mail send them to: PRA@fcc.gov. If you would like to obtain or view a copy of this information collection after the 60 day comment period, you may do so by visiting the FCC PRA Web page at: http://www.fcc.gov/​omd/​pra.

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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 Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control No.: 3060-0995.

Title: Section 1.2105(c), Bidding Procedures and Certification Procedures; Prohibition of Collusion.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 10 respondents; 10 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 5 hours (2 hours with in-house staff) + 1.5 hours with in-house counsel + 1.5 hours to prepare and file with the FCC).

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden: 50 hours.

Annual Cost Burden: $6,000.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Respondents are entitled to request confidentiality in accordance with 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.

Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted as an extension (no change in reporting requirements) after this 60-day comment period to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to obtain the full three-year clearance. There is no change in the number of respondents or burden hours.

Section 1.2105(c) prohibits auction applicants that are eligible to bid on any of the same geographic areas from cooperating or collaborating with respect to, discussing or disclosing to each other in any manner the substance of their bids or bidding strategies from the short-form application filing deadline to the post-auction down payment deadline, unless such applicants are members of a bidding consortium or other joint bidding agreement(s) reported on their short-form application.

Section 1.2105(c) requires auction applicants that make or receive a communication of bids or bidding strategies prohibited by this rule section, to report such a communication to the Commission, in writing, immediately, but in no case later than five business days after the communication occurs.

The information collection requirement that is subject to OMB review and approval is to ensure that no bidder gains unfair advantage over other bidders in its spectrum auctions and thus enhance the competitiveness and fairness of its auctions. The information collected will be reviewed and, if warranted, referred to the Commission's Enforcement Bureau for possible investigation and administrative action. The Commission may also refer allegations of anticompetitive auction conduct to the Department of Justice for investigation.

OMB Control No.: 3060-0998.

Title: Section 87.109, Station Logs.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 3 respondents; 3 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 100 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden: 300 hours.

Annual Cost Burden: N/A.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality.

Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted as an extension (no change in recordkeeping requirements) after this 60-day comment period to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to obtain the full three-year clearance. There is no change in the number of respondents or burden hours.

Section 87.109 of the Commission's rules require that a station at a fixed location in the international aeronautical mobile service (IAMS) must maintain a log (written or Start Printed Page 47039electronic/automatic) in accordance with the Annex 10 provisions of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Convention. This log is necessary to document the quality of service provided by fixed stations, including the harmful interference, equipment failure, and logging of distress and safety calls where applicable.

The information is used by the Commission to ensure that particular stations are licensed and operated in compliance with applicable rules, statutes, and treaties.

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Federal Communications Commission.

William F. Caton,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E7-16570 Filed 8-21-07; 8:45 am]

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