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Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Low-Power Television and Translator Digital Upgrade Program Application Form

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The U.S. Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).


Written comments must be submitted on or before February 13, 2009.


Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at

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Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Clifton Beck, NTIA, Room H-4888, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

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I. Abstract

The purpose of the Low-power Television and Translator Digital Upgrade Program is to assist each eligible low-power television station to receive reimbursement for equipment to upgrade low-power television stations from analog to digital service in eligible rural communities.

The term “eligible low-power television station” means a low-power television broadcast station, Class A television station, television translator station, or television booster station—

(1) That is itself broadcasting exclusively in analog format; and

(2) That has not converted from analog to digital operations prior to the date of enactment of the Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005.

II. Method of Collection

The proposed form will be submitted electronically via the Internet or mail.

III. Data

OMB Control Number: None.

Form Number: None.

Type of Review: Regular submission.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, state or local government agencies; individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Total Respondents: 5,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: 3 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,000.

Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

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Dated: December 9, 2008.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-29529 Filed 12-12-08; 8:45 am]