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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension 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 collect or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 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 OMB 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 comment on this information collection should submit comments on or before March 1, 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 Leslie F. Smith, Federal Communications Commission, at Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov. To submit your comments by e-mail, send them to PRA@fcc.gov. Include in the e-mail the OMB Control Number of the collection or, if there is no OMB control number, the Title shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. If you are unable to submit your comments by e-mail, contact the person listed below to make alternate arrangements.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information about the information collection(s) or to obtain a copy of the collection, send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov and include the collection's OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below, or call Leslie F. Smith at (202) 418-0217.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-0951.

Title: Sections 1.204(b) and 1.1206(a) Note 1, Service of Petitions for Preemption.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit entities; Individuals or households; Not-for-profit institutions; and State, local, or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 125; 125 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 0.25 hours (15 minutes).

Frequency of Response: Occasional reporting requirements; Third party disclosure.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden: 35 hours.

Total Annual Costs: N/A.

Privacy Impact Assessment: Yes.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting that respondents submit confidential information to the Commission. If the Commission requests respondents to submit information which respondents believe is confidential, respondents may request confidential treatment of such information pursuant to section 0.459 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR Section 0.459. The FCC has a system of records, FCC/OGC-5, “Pending Civil Cases,” to cover the collection, purpose(s), storage, safeguards, and disposal of the personally identifiable information (PII) that individuals may submit with their petitions for preemption that they file with the Commission.

Needs and Uses: These provisions supplement the procedures for filing petitions seeking Commission preemption of state and local government regulation of telecommunications services. They require that such petitions, whether in the form of a petition for rulemaking or a petition for declaratory ruling, be served on all state and local governments. The actions for which are cited as a basis for requesting preemption. Thus, in accordance with these provisions, persons seeking preemption must serve their petitions not only on the state or local governments whose authority would be preempted, but also on other state or local governments whose actions are cited in the petition.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E9-31013 Filed 12-29-09; 8:45 am]

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