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

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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 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.


Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before March 14, 2011. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible.


Direct all PRA comments to the Federal Communications Commission. To submit your PRA comments by e-mail send them to:

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For additional information, contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet at

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0850.

Title: Quick Form Application for Authorization in the Ship, Aircraft, Amateur, Restricted and Commercial Start Printed Page 2377Operator, and General Mobile Radio Services.

Form No.: FCC Form 605.

Type of Review: Revision 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: 130,000 respondents; 130,000 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: .26.4 minutes (.44 hours).

Frequency of Response: On occasion and five and ten-year reporting requirements, recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. There is no statutory authority for this information collection.

Total Annual Burden: 57,200 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $2,676,700.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: Yes. Records may include information about individuals or households, e.g., personally identifiable information or PII, and the use(s) and disclosure of this information is governed by the requirements of a system of records notice (SORN), FCC/WTB-1, “Wireless Services Licensing Records.” There are no additional impacts under the Privacy Act.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: To protect the privacy of its applicants, the FCC will redact the telephone number(s) of the applicants and the birth date of the Commercial Radio Operator applicants.

Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) after this 60 day comment period in order to obtain the full three year clearance from them. The Commission is requesting OMB approval for revision of this information collection. The Commission is revising FCC 605 Schedule D to rearrange the layout of Question 2 for Vanity Call Sign Change; to further clarify the filing instructions; and to define the term “in-law”. The Commission is requesting an adjustment reduction in the number of respondents from 175,000 to 130,000. There is an increase in annual cost to the respondents due to an increase in the average filing fee required to accompany applications. The cost increased by $138,000.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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[FR Doc. 2011-562 Filed 1-12-11; 8:45 am]