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Notice of Public Information Collection Being Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) For Review, 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 or before January 15, 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.

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 them to: PRA@fcc.gov. To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to web page: http://www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain, (2) look for the section of the web page called ”Currently Under Review”, (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the ”Select Agency” box below the ”Currently Under Review” heading, (4) select ”Federal Communications Commission” from the list of agencies presented in the ”Select Agency” box, (5) click the ”Submit” button to the right of the ”Select Agency” box, and (6) when the FCC list appears, look for the title of this ICR (or its OMB Control Number, if there is one) and then click on the ICR.

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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: 3060-1127.

Title: First Responder Emergency Contact Information in the Universal Licensing System (ULS).

Form No.: N/A.

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: 133,095 respondents; 133,095 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: .25 hours (15 minutes).

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 47 U.S.C. Section 154(i).

Total Annual Burden: 36,601 hours.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: To protect the identities and locations of key first responder communications personnel, the Commission will treat emergency contact information submitted into the Universal Licensing System (ULS) as confidential and will not make such information publicly available. The contact information submitted into ULS by public safety licensees and non-public safety licensees designated as emergency first responders will be available only to Commission staff. Interested licensees should file their operational point of contact information in ULS in the form of a confidential pleading.

The Public Safety Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC will issue a Public Notice with step-by-step instructions on how to use the enhanced features made available to licensees to provide this information.

Need and Uses: The Commission is submitting this information collection as an extension 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 reporting requirement(s); and there is no change in the Commission's burden estimates.

Public safety licensees and non-public safety licensees designated as emergency first responders operating pursuant to Part 90 of the Commission's rules should identify the following information regarding the operational point of contact for the licensees directly responsible for coordinating with the state, county and/or local emergency authorities: a) name and title; b) office telephone number; c) mobile telephone number; and d) e-mail address.

The Public Safety Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC will issue a Public Notice with step-by-step instructions on how to use the enhanced features made available to licensees to provide this information.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary,

Office of the Secretary,

Office of Managing Director.

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[FR Doc. E9-29833 Filed 12-15-09; 8:45 am]

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