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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 February 2, 2011.

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 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 currently valid OMB control number.

Dates: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before April 12, 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.

Addresses: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to the Federal Communications Commission via e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov.

For Further Information Contact: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. For additional information, contact Judith B. Herman, OMD, 202-418-0214 or e-mail judith-b.herman@fcc.gov.

Supplementary Information:

OMB Control Number: 3060-1140.

Title: Requests for Waiver of Various Petitioners to Allow the Establishment of 700 MHz Interoperable Public Safety Wireless Broadband Networks, Order, PS Docket No. 06-229, DA 10-2342.

Form No.: N/A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: State, local or Tribal government.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 50 respondents; 350 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 5 hours to 50 hours.

Frequency of Response: Quarterly and one time reporting requirements.

Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. sections 151, 154(i), 301, 303, 332 and 337.

Total Annual Burden: 23,600 hours.

Total Annual Cost: N/A.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no general need for confidentiality. However, petitioners may, as appropriate, request confidential treatment of information pursuant to 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission's rules.

Needs and Uses: The Commission adopted an Order, DA 10-2342, which requires public safety broadband waiver recipients to certify, at various stages of deployment, their compliance with technical requirements set forth in the Order, and to submit additional information regarding their early deployments. The Order provides that waiver recipients may include this information in their quarterly reports to the Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, which are required to be submitted under a previous order, FCC 10-79. The revised information collections required under this Order will enable the Commission and Bureau to monitor the progress of 700 MHz public safety broadband waiver recipients' network deployments and ensure that such deployments are consistent with the Commission's long-standing goal of ensuring nationwide interoperability among public safety broadband networks.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Bulah P. Wheeler,

Deputy Manager, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.

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[FR Doc. 2011-3051 Filed 2-10-11; 8:45 am]

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