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Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested

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Start Preamble October 23, 2009.


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 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.

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Persons wishing to comments on this information collection should submit comments on December 28, 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.


Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), via fax at (202) 395-5167, or via the Internet at and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To submit your PRA comments by e-mail send then to:

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Judith B. Herman, OMD, 202-418-0214. For additional information about the information collection(s) send an e-mail to or contact Judith B. Herman, 202-418-0214.

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OMB Control No: 3060-0292.

Title: Part 69, Access Charges (Section 69.605, Reporting and distribution of Pool Access Revenues).

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 1,250 respondents; 15,000 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: .75 hours.

Frequency of Response: Monthly and annual reporting requirements and third party disclosure requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden: 11,250 hours (1,250 respondents x 12 reports per year = 11,250 hours.)

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality.

Need and Uses: The Commission is requesting an extension (no change in the reporting and/or third party disclosure requirements) in order to obtain the full three year clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). There is no change in the Commission's estimates.

Part 69 of the Commission's rules and regulations establishes the rules for access charges for interstate or foreign access provided by telephone companies on or after January 1, 1984. Part 69 essentially consists of rules or the procedures for the computation of access charges which are not information collections as defined by 5 CFR 1320 (OMB's regulations). Any reporting or disclosure occurs in connection with particular tariff filings and other reporting requirements with the FCC, National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA), or state commissions or with records maintained in accordance to the Uniform System of Accounts (USOA).

The information is used to compute charges in tariffs for access service (or origination and termination) and to compute revenue pool distributions. Neither process could be implemented without the information.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. E9-25948 Filed 10-27-09; 8:45 am]