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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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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.


Persons wishing to comment on this information collection should submit comments November 19, 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 Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), (202) 395-5887, or via fax at 202-395-5167, or via the Internet at and to, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Room 1-B441, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. To submit your comments by e-mail send them to: 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:​omd/​pra.

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For additional information about the information collection(s) send an e-mail to or contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214.

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OMB Control No.: 3060-0658.

Title: Section 27.1213, Designated Entity Provisions of Broadband Radio Service (BRS).

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 60 respondents; 60 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement and on occasion reporting requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden: 60 hours.

Annual Cost Burden: $4,000.

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 reporting and/or recordkeeping Start Printed Page 53772requirements) after this 60-day comment period to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to obtain the full three-year clearance from them.

Section 27.1213(e) requires winning bidders who are designated entities (small businesses) to file with its long-form application or statement of intention, an exhibit which includes eligibility requirements as listed in § 27.213.

Section 27.1213(f) requires all holders of Basic Trading Areas (BTA) authorizations acquired by auction that claim designated entity status to maintain, at their principle place of business or with their designated agent, an updated documentary file of ownership and revenue information necessary to establish their status.

All BTA authorization holders claiming eligibility under designated entity provisions are subject to audits under § 27.1213(g). Selection for an audit may be random, on information from any source, or on the basis of other factors. These audits may include inspection of the BTA holders' books, documents and other materials sufficient to confirm that such holders' representations are, and remain, accurate.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E7-18466 Filed 9-19-07; 8:45 am]