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

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Start Preamble November 9, 2010.

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. 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 on 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:

Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before January 18, 2011. 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 via fax at 202-395-5167 or via e-mail to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to PRA@fcc.gov and Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. Include in the e-mail the OMB control number of the collection. 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, contact Cathy Williams on (202) 418-2918.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 3060-0016.

Title: Application for Authority to Construct or Make Changes in a Low Power TV, TV Translator, or TV Booster Station, FCC Form 346.

Form Number: FCC Form 346.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit entities; Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 3,500 respondents and 3,500 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 7 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirements; Third party disclosure requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 24,500 hours.

Total Annual Costs: $15,043,000.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in Sections 154(i), 303, 307, 308 and 309 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is not required for this collection of information.

Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: Licensees/permittees/applicants use FCC Form 346 to apply for authority to construct or make changes in a Low Power Television, TV Translator, or TV Booster broadcast station. On September 9, 2004, the Commission adopted a Report and Order, FCC 04-220, MB Docket Number 03-185, In the Matter of Parts 73 and 74 of the Commission's Rules to Established Rules for Digital Low Power Television, Television Translator, and Television Booster Stations and to Amend Rules for Digital Class A Television Stations. To implement the new rules, the Commission revised FCC Form 346 to allow licensees/permittees/applicants to use the revised FCC Form 346 to file for digital stations or for conversion of existing analog to digital.

Applicants are also subject to the third party disclosure requirements under 47 CFR 73.3580. Within 30 days of tendering the application, the applicant is required to publish a notice in a newspaper of general circulation when filing all applications for new or major changes in facilities—the notice is to appear at least twice a week for two consecutive weeks in a three-week period. A copy of this notice must be maintained with the application. FCC staff use the data to determine if the applicant is qualified, meets basic statutory and treaty requirements, and will not cause interference to other authorized broadcast services.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2010-29011 Filed 11-16-10; 8:45 am]

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