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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Approved by the Office of Management and Budget

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SUMMARY:

The Federal Communications Commission has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the following public information collection(s) pursuant to 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 OMB control number, and no person is required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Comments concerning the accuracy of the burden estimate(s) and any suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Leslie Haney, Leslie.Haney@fcc.gov, (202) 418-1002.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-0809.

OMB Approval Date: December 31, 2007.

Expiration Date: January 31, 2011.

Title: Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).

Form No.: Not applicable.

Estimated Annual Burden: 350 responses; 17.93 hours per response; 6275 hours total per year.

Obligation to Respond: Mandatory for system security filings and voluntary for section 107(c) and 109(b) petitions.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Neither CALEA system security filings nor section 107(c) and 109(b) petitions.

Needs and Uses: The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) requires the Commission to create rules that regulate the conduct and recordkeeping of lawful electronic surveillance. CALEA was enacted in October 1994 to respond to rapid advances in telecommunications technology and eliminate obstacles faced by law enforcement personnel in conducting electronic surveillance. Section 105 of CALEA requires telecommunications carriers to protect against the unlawful interception of communications passing through their systems. Law enforcement officials use the information maintained by telecommunications carriers to determine the accountability and accuracy of telecommunications carriers' compliance with lawful electronic surveillance orders. On May 12, 2006, the Commission released a Second Report and Order and Memorandum Opinion and Order in ET Docket No. 04-195, FCC 06-56, which became effective August 4, 2006, except for sections 1.20004 and 1.20005 of the Commission's rules, which became effective on February 12, 2007 when OMB approved their information collection requirements. The Second Report and Order established new guidelines for filing section 107(c) petitions, section 109(b) petitions, and monitoring reports (FCC Form 445). The monitoring reports were required on only one occasion and no renewal of that requirement is necessary. CALEA section 107(c)(1) permits a petitioner to apply for an extension of time, up to two years from the date that the petition is filed, and to come into compliance with a particular CALEA section 103 capability requirement. CALEA section 109(b) permits a telecommunication carrier covered by CALEA to file a petition with the FCC and an Start Printed Page 43230application with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to request that DOJ pay the costs of the carrier's CALEA compliance (cost-shifting relief) with respect to any equipment, facility or service installed or deployed after January 1, 1995. The Second Report and Order required several different collections of information: (a) Within 90 days of the effective date of the Second Report and Order, facilities based broadband Internet access and interconnected Voice over Interconnected Protocol (VoIP) providers newly identified in the First Report and Order in this proceeding were required to file system security statements under the Commission's rules (system security statements are currently approved under the existing OMB 3060-0809 information collection). (b) All telecommunications carriers, including broadband Internet access and interconnected VoIP providers, must file updates to their systems security statements on file with the Commission as their information changes. (c) Petitions filed under section 107(c), request for additional time to comply with CALEA; these provisions apply to all carriers subject to CALEA and are voluntary filings. (d) Section 109(b), request for reimbursement of CALEA; these provisions apply to all carriers subject to CALEA and are necessary for carriers seeking relief under this section of the CALEA statute.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E8-16972 Filed 7-23-08; 8:45 am]

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