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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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Start Preamble November 21, 2007.


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 February 1, 2008. 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 OMB ROCIS Web site at:​public/​PRAMain.

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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.: 3060-1061.

Title: Earth Stations on Board Vessels (ESVs).

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 15 respondents; 15 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and recordkeeping requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden: 113 hours.

Annual Cost Burden: $15,000.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general, there is no need for confidentiality.

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

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) obtained approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under this OMB Control Number (3060-1061) for the following Start Printed Page 67935purposes: (1) To develop licensing and service rules for Earth Stations on Board Vessels (ESVs) in the Ku-band and C-band; (2) to prevent interference to Fixed Services (FS), Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) and other satellite services; (3) to further the Commission's goals to manage spectrum efficiently; and (4) to advance the provision of broadband telecommunications services that will benefit U.S. citizens on passenger, government (military and civilian), cargo and large recreational vessels. The consequence to the Commission if the collection were not conducted is that there would continue to be regulatory uncertainty with respect to ESVs and other satellite services that operate in the Ku-band and the C-band. Without this information collection, the Commission would not be able to take the necessary measures to prevent harmful interference to satellite services from ESVs. Finally, the Commission would not be able to advance its goals of managing spectrum efficiently and promoting broadband technologies to benefit American consumers throughout the United States and abroad.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E7-23260 Filed 11-30-07; 8:45 am]