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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, Comment 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 (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. 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 Start Printed Page 72356Commission, 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.


Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before February 19, 2008. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible.


Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, (202) 395-5887, or via fax at 202-395-5167 or via Internet at and to, Federal Communications Commission, or an e-mail 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 OMB's Web page at:​public/​do/​PRAMain.

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For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0850.

Title: Quick-Form Application for Authorization in the Ship, Aircraft, Amateur, Restricted and Commercial Operator, and General Mobile Radio Services.

Form No.: FCC Form 605.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; and state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 175,000 respondents; 175,000 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: .44 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, third party disclosure requirement; and recordkeeping requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden: 77,000 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $2,537,500.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Yes.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general, there is no need for confidentiality. On a case-by-case basis, the Commission may be required to withhold from disclosure certain information about the individual such as date of birth or telephone number.

Needs and Uses: FCC Form 605 is in a 60-day comment period because the form is being revised. The Commission is revising FCC Form 605 by correcting the eligibility on Schedule D (removing “within the past 2 years”) according to 47 CFR 97.21(b). There is no change in reporting requirements and/or third party disclosure requirements or to the estimated average burden (hours and annual costs) or the number of respondents/responses.

The FCC Form 605 application is a consolidated application form for Ship, Aircraft, Amateur, Restricted and Commercial Radio Operators, and General Mobile Radio Services and is used to collect licensing data for the Universal Licensing System (ULS).

The data collected on this form includes the date of birth for commercial operator licensees, however, this information will be redacted from public view.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E7-24476 Filed 12-19-07; 8:45 am]