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Public Information Collection Requirement Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval, 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. 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 26, 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 or copies of the Start Printed Page 81270information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918, or via Internet at Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov, and/or PRA@fcc.gov. To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the 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, (6) when the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Numbers: 3060-0906.

Title: 47 CFR Section 73.624(g), FCC Form 317.

Form Number: FCC Form 317.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for profit entities; Not for profit institutions; State, local or Tribal government.

Number of Respondents/Responses: 9,351 respondents; 18,702 responses.

Estimated Hours per Response: 2-4 hours.

Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; Annual reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 56,106 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $1,402,650.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in Sections 154(i), 301, 303, 336 and 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information.

Privacy Act Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: On September 30, 2004, the Commission adopted the Report and Order, In the Matter of Amendments of parts 73 and 74 of the Commission's Rules to Establish Rules for Digital Low Power Television Translator, Television Booster Stations, and to Amend Rules for Digital Class A Television Stations, MB Docket No. 03-185, FCC 04-220 (released September 30, 2004). In this Report and Order, the Commission establishes rules and policies for digital low power television (“LPTV”) and television translator (“TV translator”) stations and modifies certain rules applicable to digital Class A TV stations (“Class A”). The Commission addresses important issues such as: (1) The digital low power television transition; (2) channel assignments; (3) authorization of digital service; (4) permissible service; (5) mutually exclusive applications; (6) protected service area; and (7) equipment and other technical and operational requirements. Furthermore, the Report and Order adopts the following information collection requirement:

47 CFR 73.624(g) adds a new group of respondents to this collection (namely, “low power television, TV translator, and Class A television station DTV licensees”). The Commission has also revised FCC Form 317 and its instructions to indicate that low power television, TV translator, and Class A television station DTV licensees are required to file FCC Form 317 and to report their ancillary and supplementary services, make the required payment to the Commission, and retain the appropriate records.

OMB Control Numbers: 3060-0386.

Title: Special Temporary Authorization (STA) Requests; Notifications; and Informal Filings; Sections 1.5, 73.1615, 73.1635, 73.1740, and 73.3598; CDBS Informal Forms; Section 73.788; FCC Form 337.

Form Number: FCC Form 337.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for profit entities; Not for profit institutions; State, local or Tribal government.

Number of Respondents/Responses: 4,070 respondents; 4,070 responses.

Estimated Hours per Response: 0.5 to 4 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 4,105 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $2,059,410.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in Sections 1, 4(i) and (j), 7, 301, 302, 303, 307, 308, 309, 312, 316, 318, 319, 324, 325, 336 and 337 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information.

Privacy Act Assessment: No impact(s).

Needs and Uses: On September 30, 2004, the Commission adopted the Report and Order, In the Matter of Amendments of parts 73 and 74 of the Commission's Rules to Establish Rules for Digital Low Power Television Translator, Television Booster Stations, and to Amend Rules for Digital Class A Television Stations, MB Docket No. 03-185, FCC 04-220 (released September 30, 2004). In this Report and Order, the Commission establishes rules and policies for digital low power television (“LPTV”) and television translator (“TV translator”) stations and modifies certain rules applicable to digital Class A TV stations (“Class A”). The Commission addresses important issues such as: (1) The digital low power television transition; (2) channel assignments; (3) authorization of digital service; (4) permissible service; (5) mutually exclusive applications; (6) protected service area; and (7) equipment and other technical and operational requirements. Furthermore, the Report and Order adopts a new information collection requirement, which provides that new digital low power television, television translator, and Class A permittees may submit FCC Form 337, Application for Extension of Time to Construct a Digital Television Broadcast Station, should an acceptable reason for failing to construct, as set forth in 47 CFR 74.788(c)(1)-(2), apply.

Also, the other information collection requirements contained under OMB control number 3060-0386, Special Temporary Authorization (STA) Requests; Notifications; and Informal Filings; §§ 1.5, 73.1615, 73.1635, 73.1740, and 73.3598 of the Commission rules; CDBS Informal Forms, have already been approved by OMB and remain unchanged.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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