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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.


Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before December 15, 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 Judith-B., 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 or copies of the information collection(s), contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control Number: 3060-1070.

Title: Section 101.1523, Allocation and Service Rules for the 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz and 92-95 GHz.

Report 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: 103 respondents; 103 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 0.5-4.5 hours.

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

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. Sections 151, 154(i), 303(f), and (r), 309, 316, and 332 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

Total Annual Burden: 1,500 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $810,000.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: This collection does not address information of a confidential nature. Respondents may request confidential treatment of materials submitted to the Commission which they believe should be withheld from public inspection under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.

Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information collection (IC) to the OMB as an extension during this comment period to obtain the full three-year clearance from them. The Commission is reporting a −10,500 hourly burden reduction and a −$1,020,000 annual cost reduction (adjustment). This adjustment is due to a decrease in the estimated number of respondents/responses (from 1,000 to 103) that was submitted to the OMB in 2005. The annual cost estimate has also decreased due to a decrease in the capital/start up costs. Thus the Commission is now reporting a total of 1,500 burden hours and $810,000 in annual operations and maintenance costs.

Section 101.1523, Sharing and Coordination among Non-Government Licensees and Between Non-Government and Government Services, requires registration of each link in the 71-76 GHz 81-86 GHz, and 92-95 GHz bands. Registration of each link will be completed in the Commission's Universal Licensing System (ULS) until the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau announces by public notice the implementation of a third party database. The licensee or applicant shall:

(1) Complete coordination with Federal Government links according to the coordination standards and procedures adopted in Report and Order, FCC 03-248, and as further detailed in subsequent implementation public notices issued consistent with that order;

(2) Provide an electronic copy of an interference analysis to a third-party database manager which demonstrates that the potential for harmful interference to or from all previously registered non-government links has been analyzed according to the standards of section 101.105 and generally accepted good engineering practice, and that the proposed non-government link will neither cause harmful interference to, nor receive harmful interference from, any previously registered non-government link, and

(3) Provide upon request any information related to the interference analysis and the corresponding link. The third-party database managers shall receive and retain the interference analyses electronically and make them available to the public. Protection of individual links against harmful interference from other links shall be granted on a first-in-time registered links. Successful completion of coordination via the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) automated mechanism shall constitute successful non-Federal Government to Federal Government coordination for that individual link.Start Printed Page 67516

In addition, the following types of non-Federal Government links require the filing with the Commission an FCC Form 601 (OMB Control Number 3060-0798) for each link for the purpose of coordination and registration, in addition to registering each link in the third-party database:

(1) Facilities requiring the submission of an Environmental Assessment,

(2) Facilities requiring international coordination, and

(3) Operation in quiet zones.

The Commission believes the licensee is in the best position to determine the nature of its operations and whether those operations impact these settings, and is required to submit to a database manager, as part of the registration package, documentation that an FCC Form 601 has been filed.

The recordkeeping, reporting and third party disclosure requirements will be used by the Commission to verify licensee compliance with Commission rules and regulations, and to ensure that licensees fulfill their statutory responsibilities in accordance with the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Such information has been used in the past and will continue to be used to minimize interference, verify that applicants are legally and technically qualified to hold licenses, and to determine compliance with Commission rules.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E8-27104 Filed 11-13-08; 8:45 am]