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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Revision Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested

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SUMMARY:

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 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a current valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the 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 Start Printed Page 19503respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES:

Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before June 9, 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.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit all PRA comments by e-mail or U.S. mail. To submit your comments by e-mail, send them to PRA@fcc.gov. To submit your comments by U.S. mail, send them to Leslie F. Smith, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C216, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information about the information collection(s), contact Leslie F. Smith via the Internet at PRA@fcc.gov or call (202) 418-0217.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-0298.

Title: Part 61, Tariffs (Other than Tariff Review Plan).

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for profit.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 580 respondents; 1,160 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 57 hours.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Frequency of Response: On occasion and annual reporting requirements.

Total Annual Burden: 66,120 hours.

Annual Cost Burden: $899,000.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impacts.

Nature of Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting that the respondents submit confidential information to the FCC. Respondents may, however, request confidential treatment for information they believe to be confidential under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.

Needs and Uses: Sections 201, 202, 203, 204 and 205 of the Communications Act of 1934, (“Act”) as amended, 47 U.S.C. 201, 202, 203, 204 and 205, require that common carriers establish just and reasonable charges, practices and regulations must be filed with the Commission which is required to determine whether such schedules are just, reasonable and not unduly discriminatory. Part 61 of the Commission's Rules, 47 CFR part 61, establishes the procedures for filing tariffs which contain the charges, practices and regulations of the common carriers, supporting economic data and other related documents. The supporting data must also conform to other parts of the Commission Rules such as Parts 36 and 69, 47 CFR parts 36 and 69. Part 61 also prescribes the framework for the initial establishment of and subsequent revisions to tariffs. Tariffs that do not conform to part 61 may be required to post their schedules or rates and regulations, as required by 47 CFR 61.72. The information collected through a carrier's tariff is used by the Commission to determine whether services offered are just and reasonable as the Act requires. Tariffs and any other supporting documentation are examined in order to determine if the services are offered in a just and reasonable manner.

On August 31, 2007, the Commission released the section 272(f)(1) Sunset Order, which found the BOCs to be nondominant in the provision of in-region, interstate and international, long distances services, whether they provide these services directly or through affiliates that are neither section 272 nor rule 64.1903 affiliates. Sunset Order, 22 FCC Rcd 16440 (2007). Accordingly, AT&T, Verizon and Qwest are now barred from filing tariffs for in-region, interstate and international, long distance services pursuant to section 203 of the Act and sections 61.31-61.38 and 61.43 of the Commission's Rules, 47 CFR 61.31-61.38 and 61.43.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E8-7636 Filed 4-9-08; 8:45 am]

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