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Federal Communications Commission.




The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the following public information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number, and no person is required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments concerning the accuracy of the burden estimates and any suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.

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Cathy Williams, Office of the Managing Director, at (202) 418-2918, or email:

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OMB Control Number: 3060-0386.

OMB Approval Date: November 17, 2011.

OMB Expiration Date: November 30, 2014.

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 74.788; Low Power Television, TV Translator and Class A Television Digital Transition Notifications; FCC Form 337.

Form Number: FCC Form 337.

Number of Respondents and Responses: 6,509 respondents; 6,509 responses.

Estimated Hours per Response: 0.5 to 4 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; one time reporting requirement.

Total Annual Burden: 5,325 hours.

Total Annual Cost: $2,126,510.

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 July 15, 2011, the Commission adopted the Second Report and Order, In the Matter of Amendment of Parts 73 and 74 of the Commission's Rules To Establish Rules for Digital Low Power Television Translator, and Television Booster Stations and To Amend Rules for Digital Class A Television Stations, MB Docket No. 03-185, FCC 11-110 (“LPTV Digital Second Report and Order”). The LPTV Digital Second Report and Order contains rules and policies for low power stations (“LPTV”) to transition from analog to digital broadcasting and states that low *61359 power television, TV translator, and Class A television stations that have not already transitioned to digital must submit a notification to the Commission (through an informal filing) of their decision to either flash cut on their existing analog channel or to continue operating their digital companion channel and return their analog license. OMB approved the collection of information on November 17, 2011.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-30334 Filed 11-23-11; 8:45 am]