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

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SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before September 18, 2009. 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.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or via Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov, Federal Communications Commission, or an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information, contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-0600.

Title: Application to Participate in a FCC Auction.

Form No.: FCC Form 175.

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: 500 respondents; 500 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. sections 154(i) and 309(j).

Total Annual Burden: 750 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) after this 60 day comment period in order to obtain the full three year clearance from them. The Commission is requesting an extension (no change in the reporting requirements). The Commission is reporting a 15 hour burden reduction adjustment which is due to 60 fewer applicants filing a one-time certification which was approved by the OMB in 2006.

The FCC Form 175 is used to participate in a competitive bidding (auction), or for a license, authorization, assignment or transfer of control. The applicant shall follow the ownership disclosure requirements in 47 CFR sections 1.2105, 1.2110 and 1.2112 of the Commission's rules.

The Commission needs to use the information collected on the FCC Form 175 to determine whether applicants are legally, technically, and financially qualified to participate in Commission auctions for licenses or permits. In addition, if an applicant applies for status as a particular type of auction participant pursuant to Commission rules, the Commission uses the information to determine whether the applicant is eligible for the status requested. The Commission's auctions, including the collection of information to determine applicants' qualifications to participate pursuant to Commission rules and requirements, are designed to limit the competitive bidding to qualified applicants; to deter possible abuse of the bidding and licensing process; and to enhance the use of competitive bidding to assign Commission licenses and permits in furtherance of the public interest.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E9-17189 Filed 7-17-09; 8:45 am]

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