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

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Start Preamble December 18, 2007.


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 (PRA) of 1995 (PRA), Public Law No. 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Subject 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.


Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before February 26, 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.


You may submit all PRA comments by e-mail or U.S. post mail. To submit your comments by e-mail, send them to 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.

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

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0888.

Title: Section 76.7, Petition Procedures; Section 76.9, Confidentiality of Proprietary Information; Section 76.61, Dispute Concerning Carriage; Section 76.914, Revocation of Certification; Section 76.1003, Program Access Proceedings; Section 76.1302, Carriage Agreement Proceedings; Section 76.1513, Open Video Dispute Resolution.

Form Number: Not applicable.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.

Number of Respondents: 500.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement.

Estimated Time per Response: 4—40 hours (average).

Total Annual Burden: 11,000 hours.

Nature of Response: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Confidentiality: No need for confidentiality required.

Total Annual Costs: $200,000.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 76.7 is used to make determinations on petitions and complaints filed with the Commission. Parties (cable operators and broadcast stations) are permitted to file Section 76.7 petitions (with audience surveys) to demonstrate significantly viewed status under rule Section 76.54. Satellite carriers can also file such Section 76.7 petitions to demonstrate significantly viewed status under Section 340 of the Act. Moreover, authorize parties can file Section 76.7 petitions in order to file a complaint under the Section 340 enforcement provisions.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E7-25224 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]