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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, 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 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 currently valid OMB control number.


Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before July 1, 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 Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or via the Internet at and to the Federal Communications Commission via e-mail to

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Leslie F. Smith, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0217. For additional information, contact [insert name, phone number and Internet address of OMD PRA analyst].

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OMB Control Number: 3060-1064.

Title: Regulatory Fee Assessment True-Ups.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 280 respondents; 280 responses.

Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes (0.25 hours).

Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirements.

Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in Communications Law of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 4(i)-4(j), 8, 9, 303(r).

Total Annual Burden: 70 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impacts.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality; however, respondents may request that materials or information submitted to the Commission be withheld from public inspection under 47 CFR Section 0.459 of FCC rules.

Needs and Uses: Section 9 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 CFR Section 9, mandates that the Commission collect annual regulatory fees from its regulatees. To facilitate this effort, the Commission publishes various Public Notices and Fact Sheets each year that (1) announce when fees payments are due; (2) provide the current schedule of fee amounts for all service categories; and (3) provide guidance for making fee payments to the Commission.

The Commission mails fee assessment notifications to broadcast licensees and commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) licensees on an annual basis. (Note that beginning in Fiscal Year (FY) 2004, the Commission mailed fee assessment notifications to cable television operators. The Commission stopped this practice in FY 2007 Start Printed Page 24485because the method was ineffective and the data sent out on the notifications were unreliable. In OMB 3060-0855, Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet and Related Collections, FCC Form 499-A, FCC499-Q, the Commission has required regulatees to provide e-mail address and revenue amount as the fee assessment basis. The Commission plans to use these e-mail addresses collected in OMB 3060-0855 to transmit the fee assessment notifications in the future.

With these fee assessment notifications, we also provide regulatees with a “true-up” (i.e., which is to fit, place or shape accurately), opportunity to contact the FCC to update or otherwise correct their assessed fee amounts well before the actual due date for payment of regulatory fees. Providing a “true-up” opportunity is necessary because the data sources that were used to generate the fee assessments may not be complete or accurate.

The Commission offers several ways for regulatees to “true-up” their assessed fee amount. Regulatees may (1) call the Commission's Financial Operations Help Desk; (2) return their amended assessment notification or otherwise send written correspondence to a designated Commission mailing address; and/or (3) use a Commission-authorized Web site at <​> to key-in corrections to their assessment information.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Gloria Miles,

Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.

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[FR Doc. 2011-10491 Filed 4-29-11; 8:45 am]