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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments 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 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 June 23, 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. mail. To submit your comments by e-mail, send them to To submit your comments by U.S. mail, send them to Jerry Cowden, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-B135, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554.

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For additional information about the information collection(s), contact Jerry Cowden at (202) 418-0447 or send an e-mail to

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OMB Control Number: 3060-1080.

Title: Collections for the Prevention or Elimination of Interference and for the Reconfiguration of the 800-MHz Band.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Start Printed Page 22154

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; and/or State, local or tribal governments.

Number of Respondents: 2,420 respondents; 6,269 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 4.5104 hours (range of 30 minutes to 10 hours).

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and third-party disclosure requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden: 28,276 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $62,400.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission will work with respondents to ensure that their concerns regarding the confidentiality of any proprietary or public safety-sensitive information are resolved in a manner consistent with the Commission's rules. See 47 CFR 0.459.

Needs and Uses: The information sought will assist 800-MHz licensees in preventing or resolving interference and enable the Commission to implement its rebanding program. Under that program, certain licensees are being relocated to new frequencies in the 800-MHz band, with all rebanding costs to be paid by Sprint Nextel Corporation (Sprint). The Commission's overarching objective in this proceeding is to eliminate interference to public safety communications. The Commission's orders provided for the 800-MHz licensees in non-border areas to complete rebanding by June 26, 2008. This collection is being revised to incorporate the waiver request information collection previously approved under OMB control number 3060-1114.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E8-8790 Filed 4-23-08; 8:45 am]