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Notice of Public Information Collection 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 of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. 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; (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; and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.

The FCC 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 OMB control number.

DATES:

Persons wishing to comments on this information collection should submit comments on or before April 12, 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: 3060-0625.

Title: Section 24.103, Construction Requirements.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions and state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 5 respondents; 90 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: .5 - 3 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and recordkeeping requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden: 102 hours.

Total Cost Burden: $41,000.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Information on the private land mobile radio licensees is maintained in the Commission's system of records, FCC/WTB-1, “Wireless Services Licensing Records.” The licensee records will be publicly available and routinely used in accordance with subsection b. or the Privacy Act. Any personally identifiable information (PII) that individual applicants provide is covered by a system of records, FCC/WTB-1, “Wireless Services Licensing Records,” and these and all other records may be disclosed pursuant to the Routine Uses as stated in this system of records notice.

Need and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as an extension in order to obtain the full three year clearance from them. There is no change in the recordkeeping and/or reporting requirements. The Commission has reduced the total Start Printed Page 6394annual burden by 29 hours and the cost burden by $12,000.

This information collection requires that nationwide narrowband Personal Communications Services (PCS) licensees must, under 47 CFR 24.103, notify the Commission by filing FCC Form 601, no later than 15 days after the end of the five year period following the initial grant of their license, indicating that they plan to satisfy the alternative requirements to provide “substantial service”. Also, under section 24.103(f), upon meeting the five and 10 year benchmarks in paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of this subsection, licensees shall notify the Commission by filing FCC Form 601 and including a map and other supporting documentation that demonstrate the required geographic area coverage, population coverage, or substantial service to the license area within 15 days of the expiration of the relevant period has been met.

The reporting and recordkeeping requirements for this information collection are used to ensure that licensees timely construct systems that are sound, favorable, and substantially provide a level of service above mediocre service, and that those systems serve a significant area of the U.S. population.

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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. 2010-2775 Filed 2-8-10; 8:45 am]

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