As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following information collection(s). 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. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 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 that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before January 5, 2009. 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.
Interested parties may submit all PRA comments by e-mail or U.S. post mail. To submit your comments by e-mail, send them to PRA@fcc.gov and/or to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. To submit your comments by U.S. mail, mark them to the attention of Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554.Start Further Info
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OMB Control Number: 3060-0703.
Title: Determining Costs of Regulated Cable Equipment and Installation.
Form Number: FCC Form 1205.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit entities.
Number of Respondents and Responses: 4,000 respondents; 6,000 responses.
Estimated Time per Response: 4-12 hours.
Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; Annual reporting requirement, Third party disclosure requirement.
Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and 623(a)(7) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
Total Annual Burden: 52,000 hours.
Total Annual Cost: $900,000.
Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality.
Needs and Uses: Information derived from FCC Form 1205 filings is used to facilitate the review of equipment and installation rates. This information is then reviewed by each cable system's respective local franchising authority. Section 76.923 records are kept by cable operators in order to demonstrate that charges for the sale and lease of equipment for installation have been developed in accordance with the Commission's rules.Start Signature
Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
[FR Doc. E8-26489 Filed 11-5-08; 8:45 am]
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