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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested

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SUMMARY:

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 Start Printed Page 75434to 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.

DATES:

Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before February 9, 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.

ADDRESSES:

You 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. 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information about the information collection(s), contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918 or send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-0017.

Title: Application for a Low Power TV, TV Translator, or TV Booster Station License.

Form Number: FCC Form 347.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; State, local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 300.

Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 hours

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in Section 154(i), 307, 308 and 309 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

Total Annual Burden: 450 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $36,000.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information.

Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: The FCC Form 347 is used by licensees/permittees of low power television, TV translator or TV booster stations to apply for a station license. Data is used by FCC staff to confirm that the station has been built in the outstanding construction permit. Data from Form 347 is also included in any subsequent license to operate the station.

OMB Control Number: 3060-0627.

Title: Application for AM Broadcast Station License.

Form Number: FCC Form 302-AM.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; not for profit institutions.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 380.

Estimated Time per Response: 4-20 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 154(i), 303 and 308 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

Total Annual Burden: 2,800 hours.

Total Annual Costs: $10,075,600.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information.

Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: Licenses and permittees of AM broadcast stations are required to file FCC Form 302-AM to obtain a new or modified station license, and/or to notify the Commission of certain changes in the licensed facilities of these stations. Additionally, when changes are made to an AM station that alter the resistance of the antenna system, a licensee must initiate a determination of the operating power by the direct method. The results of this are reported to the Commission using the FCC 302-AM. On October 22, 1998, the Commission adopted a Report and Order in MM Docket Nos. 98-43 and 94-149. Among other things, this Report and Order substantially revised the FCC Form 302-AM to facilitate electronic filing by replacing narrative exhibits with the use of certifications and an engineering technical box. The Commission also removed and narrowed overly burdensome questions. The FCC Form 302-AM will be supplemented with detailed instructions to explain processing standards and rule interpretations to help ensure that applicants certify accurately. These changes will reduce applicant filing burdens in the preparation and submission of exhibits in support of applications. In addition, these changes will streamline the Commission's processing of FCC 302-AM applications. The Commission has also adopted a formal program of pre- and post-application grant random audits to preserve the integrity of our streamlined application process. The data is used by FCC staff to confirm that the station has been built to the terms specified in the outstanding construction permit, and to update FCC station files. Data is then extracted from FCC 302-AM for inclusion in the subsequent license to operate the station.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E8-29369 Filed 12-10-08; 8:45 am]

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