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

Persons wishing to comments on this information collection should submit comments on January 4, 2010. 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.

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ADDRESSES:

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 Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To submit your PRA comments by e-mail send then to: PRA@fcc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control No: 3060-0743.

Title: Implementation of the Pay Telephone Reclassification and Compensation Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, CC Docket No. 96-128.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 4,471 respondents; 10,071 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: .50 to 100 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion, quarterly, and monthly reporting requirements; recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 CFR section 276.

Total Annual Burden: 118,137 hours.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting respondents to submit confidential information to the Commission. However, if the respondent wishes to submit their information they believe is confidential, they may request confidential treatment of their information under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.

Need and Uses: This collection will be submitted as an extension of a currently approved collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to obtain the full three year clearance from them. There is no change in the Commission's burden estimates.

The Commission promulgated rules and reporting requirements implementing section 276 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Among other things, the rules: 1) establish fair compensation for every completed intrastate and interstate payphone calls; 2) discontinue intrastate and interstate access charge payphone service elements and payments, and intrastate and interstate payphone subsidies from basic exchange services; and 3) adopt guidelines for use by the states in establishing public interest payphones to be located where there would otherwise not be a payphone. The information collected is provided to third parties and to ensure that interexchange carriers, payphone service providers (“PSPs”) LECs, and the states comply with their obligations under the 1996 Act.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Alethea Lewis,

Information Specialist, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.

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[FR Doc. E9-26534 Filed 11-3-09; 8:45 am]

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