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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget

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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, 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.

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Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before July 18, 2008. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible.


Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, (202) 395-5887, or via fax at 202-395-5167 or via Internet at and to, Federal Communications Commission, or an e-mail to To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the Web page​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, 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.

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For additional information, contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control Number: 3060-1094.

Title: Licensing, Operation, and Transition of the 2495-2690 MHz Band.

Form Nos.: N/A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 2,500 respondents; 12,726 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 3.334 hours (average burden per response) and adds .50 hours for the new requirement for wireless service providers (see paragraph one of the supporting statement that will be submitted to OMB after this 60-day comment period).

Frequency of Response: On occasion and one time reporting requirement, recordkeeping requirement, third party disclosure requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden: 8,457 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $266,666.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality.

Needs and Uses: In a Fourth Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 08-83, adopted on March 20, 2008, the Commission adopted Wireless Communications Association International, Inc's. (WCA) modified proposal regarding the formula used to calculate height benchmarking and clarifying how non-contiguous licensees calculate their height benchmark. Because licensees are now required under 47 CFR 27.1221(f) to provide the geographic coordinates, the height above ground level of the center of radiation for each transmit and receive antenna, and the date transmissions commenced for each of the base stations in its geographic service area (GSA) within 30 days of receipt of a request from a co-channel, neighboring Broadband Radio Service/Educational Broadband Service (BRS/EBS) licensee(s).

The Commission is revising this information collection to add the requirement referenced above from the 4th MO&O and to eliminate the requirement for Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPD) Opt-Out (Waiver Requests) that sunset on April 30, 2007. That option is no longer available and is being removed from this information collection.

The information will be used to notify third parties and to prevent harmful interference to licensees' BRS/EBS operations.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E8-11008 Filed 5-16-08; 8:45 am]