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, 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.Start Printed Page 490
Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before February 4, 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 contacts listed below as soon as possible.
To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the Web page http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, (2) look for the section of the web page called “Currently Under Review,” (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the “Select Agency” box below the “Currently Under Review” heading, (4) select “Federal Communications Commission” from the list of agencies presented in the “Select Agency” box, (5) click the “Submit” button to the right of the “Select Agency” box, (6) when the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the title of this ICR (or its OMB control number, if there is one) and then click on the ICR Reference Number to view detailed information about this ICR.”Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For additional information contact Jerry Cowden at 202-418-0447.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
OMB Control Number: 3060-0484.
Title: Part 4 of the Commission's Rules Concerning Disruptions to Communications.
Form Number: Not applicable.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; not-for-profit institutions.
Number of Respondents and Responses: 79 respondents; 4,819 responses.
Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours.
Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
Total Annual Burden: 9,638 hours.
Total Annual Costs: Not applicable.
Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In accordance with 47 CFR 4.2, reports under Part 4 are presumed confidential.
Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact.
Needs and Uses: In recognition of the critical need for rapid, full, and accurate information on service disruptions that could affect homeland security, public health and safety, as well as the economic well being of our Nation, and in view of the increasing importance of non-wireline communications in the Nation's communications networks and critical infrastructure, the Commission adopted rules requiring mandatory service disruptions reporting from all communications providers (cable, satellite, wireline and wireless) that provide voice and/or paging communications. As envisioned, the information collected pursuant to these rules has helped improve network reliability. We thus propose to continue our disruption reporting requirements.Start Signature
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
[FR Doc. E7-25512 Filed 1-2-08; 8:45 am]
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