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, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. 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.
Persons wishing to comment on this information collection should submit comments June 27, 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.
Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), (202) 395-5887, or via fax at 202-395-5167, or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov, Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To submit your comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov.
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 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 and (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, send an email to Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
OMB Control No.: 3060-0291.
Title: Section 90.477(a), (b)(2), (d)(2) and (d)(3), Interconnected Systems.
Form No.: N/A.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions and state, local or tribal government.
Number of Respondents: 10,294 respondents; 10,294 responses.
Estimated Time per Response: .25 hours for 9,768 responses and 2 hours for 526 responses.
Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement, recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement.
Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
Total Annual Burden: 3,494 hours.
Annual Cost Burden: N/A.
Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.
Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality.
Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted as an extension (no change in reporting, recordkeeping and/or third party disclosure requirements) after this 60 day comment period to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to obtain the full three year clearance.
This rule section allows commercial and private land mobile radio licensees to use common point telephone interconnection with telephone service costs distributed on a non-profit cost sharing basis. Records of such arrangements must be placed in the licensee's station file and made available to participants in the sharing arrangement and the Commission upon request. Licensees in the Industrial/Business Pool and those licensees who establish eligibility pursuant to 47 CFR 90.20(a)(2), other than persons or organizations charged with specific fire protection activities, persons or organizations charged with specific forestry-conservative activities, or medical emergency systems in the 450-470 MHz band, and who seek to connect within 120 km (75 miles) of 25 cities specified in 47 CFR 90.477(d)(3), must obtain the consent of all co-channel licenses located both within 120 km of the center of the city, and within 120 km of the interconnected base station transmitter. Consensual agreements must specifically state the terms agreed upon and a statement must be submitted to the Commission indicating that all co-channel licensees have consented to the use of interconnection.
These requirements to keep records when the land stations involved are multiple licensed or shared is mandated by the requirements set forth in 47 U.S.C. 332(c) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, regarding inter-service sharing opportunities in the private mobile services. The information is used by the participating licensees to effect the required cost sharing.Start Signature
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
[FR Doc. E8-9178 Filed 4-25-08; 8:45 am]
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