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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 burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to (PRA) of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 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 March 25, 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: 3060-0084.

Title: Ownership Report for Noncommercial Educational Broadcast Station.

Form Number: FCC Form 323-E.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions.

Number of Respondents: 2,636 hours.

Estimated Time per Response: One hour.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; biennial reporting requirement; with renewal reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 2,636 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $1,054,400.

Nature of Response: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Confidentiality: No need for confidentiality required.

Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: Each licensee/permittee of a noncommercial FM and TV broadcast station is required to file an Ownership Report for Noncommercial Educational Broadcast Station, FCC Form 323-E, within 30 days of the date of grant by the FCC of an application for an original construction permit. In addition, licensee/permittee must file FCC Form 323-E on the application date for a station license or with the license renewal application and every two years thereafter. Each licensee with a current, unmodified FCC Form 323-E on file with the Commission may electronically review its current Report, validate its accuracy, and be relieved of the obligation to file a new Biennial Ownership Report. The FCC 323-E must also be filed within 30 days of consummating authorized assignments or transfers of permits and licenses.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E8-1326 Filed 1-24-08; 8:45 am]