Notice of Public Information Collection Requirement(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested, 45811-45813 [E7-16006]

Download as PDF ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 15, 2007 / Notices collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before September 14, 2007. 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 e-mail to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov or via fax at 202–395–5167, and to the Federal Communications Commission via e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov or by U.S. mail to Jerry Cowden, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1–B135, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information contact Jerry Cowden via e-mail at PRA@fcc.gov or at 202–418–0447. If you would like to obtain or view a copy of this information collection you may do so by visiting the FCC PRA web page at: http://www.fcc.gov/omd/pra. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: None. Title: Consummations of Assignments and Transfers of Control of Authorization. Form Nos.: Not applicable. Type of Review: New collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 589 respondents; 589 responses. Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Total Annual Burden: 589 hours. Total Annual Cost: $118,000. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: N/A. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission does not provide assurances of confidentiality to entities submitting their filings and applications. However, entities may request confidential treatment of their applications and filings under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: The Federal Communications Commission is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the establishment of a new collection for consummation of assignments and transfers of control of station authorization. A consummation is a party’s notification to the Commission that a transaction (assignment or transfer of control of station authorization) has been VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:00 Aug 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 completed within a designated period of time. A consummation is applicable to all international telecommunications services, including International High Frequency (IHF), Section 214 Applications (ITC), Satellite Space Stations (SAT), Submarine Cable Landing Licenses (SCL) and Satellite Earth Station (SES) stations. Currently, applicants send multiple letters to various offices within the Commission for each file number and call sign that are part of the consummation. The new, proposed consummation module will eliminate the applicant’s requirement to notify the Commission by letter with the details of the consummation. With this new collection the applicant will complete an on-line form (consummation module) in the Commission’s electronic International Bureau Filing System (‘‘IBFS’’). After the applicant enters the FCC Registration Number (FRN) in the form, the system will generate a list of file numbers and call signs that are related to the FRN. The applicant can select the file numbers and call signs that are part of the consummation. The consummation module: (1) Saves time for the applicants and the Commission staff because the information is readily accessible for viewing and processing 24 hours a day/7 days a week, (2) eliminates the applicants completion by paper and mailing of letters, and (3) expedites the Commission staff’s receipt of consummations in a timely manner. Without this collection of information, the Commission would not have critical information such as a change in a controlling interest in the ownership of the licensee. Furthermore, the Commission would not have the authority to review assignments and transfers of control of satellite licenses to determine whether the initial license was obtained in good faith with the intent to construct a satellite system. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–16005 Filed 8–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection Requirement(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested August 9, 2007. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden, PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45811 invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. An agency 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 control number. 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; and (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. DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before October 15, 2007. 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 contacts listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1– C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information concerning the information collection(s), contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918 or via the Internet at PRA@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0466. Title: Station Identification Sections 73.1201, 74.783 and 74.1283. Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local and Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 4,200. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes to 2 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; Third party disclosure requirement; On occasion reporting requirement. Total Annual Burden: 6,566 hours. Total Annual Costs: None. E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES 45812 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 15, 2007 / Notices Nature of Response: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Confidentiality: No need for confidentiality required. Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s). Needs and Uses: On May 31, 2007, the Commission released the Second Report and Order, Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) Systems and Their Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service (‘‘Second Order’’), FCC 07–33, MM Docket 99–325. Provisions of the Second Order require station identification requirements for Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) stations to facilitate public participation in the regulatory process. Both AM and FM stations with DAB operations will be required to make station identification announcements at the beginning and end of each time of operation, as well as hourly, for each programming stream. 47 CFR 73.1201(a) requires television broadcast licensees to make broadcast station identification announcements at the beginning and ending of each time of operation, and hourly, as close to the hour as feasible, at a natural break in program offerings. Television and Class A television broadcast stations may make these announcements visually or aurally. 47 CFR 73.1201(b)(1) requires that official station identification shall consist of the station’s call letters immediately followed by the community or communities specified in its license as the station’s location; Provided that the name of the licensee, the station’s frequency, the station’s channel number, as stated on the station’s license, and/or the station’s network affiliation may be inserted between the call letters and station location. DTV stations, or DAB stations, choosing to include the station’s channel number in the station identification must use the station’s major channel number and may distinguish multicast program streams. For example, a DTV station with major channel number 26 may use 26.1 to identify an HDTV program service and 26.2 to identify an SDTV program service. A radio station operating in DAB hybrid mode or extended hybrid mode shall identify its digital signal, including any free multicast audio programming streams, in a manner that appropriately alerts its audience to the fact that it is listening to a digital audio broadcast. No other insertion between the station’s call letters and the community or communities specified in its license is permissible. 47 CFR 74.783(e) permits any low power television (LPTV) station to VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:00 Aug 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 request a four-letter call sign after receiving its construction permit. All initial LPTV construction permits will continue to be issued with a fivecharacter LPTV call sign. LPTV respondents are required to use the online electronic system. To enable these respondents to use this on-line system, the Commission eliminated the requirement that holders of LPTV construction permits submit with their call sign requests a certification that the station has been constructed, that physical construction is underway at the transmitter site, or that a firm equipment order has been placed. 47 CFR 74.783(b) requires licensees of television translators whose station identification is made by the television station whose signals are being rebroadcast by the translator, must secure agreement with this television licensee to keep in its file, and available to FCC personnel, the translator’s call letters and location, giving the name, address and telephone number of the licensee or service representative to be contacted in the event of malfunction of the translator. 47 CFR 74.1283(c)(1) requires FM translator stations whose station identification is made by the primary station to furnish current information on the translator’s call letters and location. This information is kept in the primary station’s files. This information is used to contact the translator licensee in the event of malfunction of the translator. OMB Control Number: 3060–1034. Title: Digital Audio Broadcasting Systems and Their Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service Broadcast Station Annual Employment Report. Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents: 710. Estimated Time per Response: 2.0 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Total Annual Burden: 1,420 hours. Total Annual Costs: None. Nature of Response: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Confidentiality: No need for confidentiality required. Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s). Needs and Uses: On May 31, 2007, the Commission released the Second Report and Order, Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) Systems and Their Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service (‘‘Second Order’’), FCC 07–33, MM Docket 99–325. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Provisions of the Second Order require radio station licensees to provide information necessary for the implementation of interim hybrid digital operations. Implementation of hybrid digital operations is entirely voluntary. 47 CFR 73.404(b) states in situations where interference to other stations is anticipated or actually occurs, AM licensees may, upon notification to the Commission, reduce the power of the primary DAB sidebands by up to 6 dB. Any greater reduction of sideband power requires prior authority from the Commission via the filing of a request for special temporary authority or an informal letter request for modification of license. 47 CFR 73.404(e) states licensees which include commercial and noncommercial AM and FM radio stations must provide notification to the Commission in Washington, DC, within 10 days of commencing IBOC digital operation. The notification must include the following information: (1) Call sign and facility identification number of the station; (2) date on which in-band, on channel (IBOC) operation commenced; (3) certification that the IBOC DAB facilities conform to permissible hybrid specifications; (4) name and telephone number of a technical representative the Commission can call in the event of interference; (5) certification that the analog effective radiated power remains as authorized; (6) transmitter power output; if separate analog and digital transmitters are used, the power output for each transmitter; (7) if applicable, any reduction in an AM station’s primary digital carriers; (8) if applicable, the geographic coordinates, elevation data, and license file number of the auxiliary antenna employed by an FM station as a separate digital antenna; (9) if applicable, for FM systems employing interleaved antenna bays, a certification that adequate filtering and/ or isolation equipment has been installed to prevent spurious emissions in excess of the limits specified in 73.317; (10) a certification that the operation will not cause human exposure to levels of radio frequency radiation in excess of the limits specified in 1.1310 of the Commission’s rules and is therefore categorically excluded from environmental processing pursuant to 1.1306(b). Any station that cannot certify compliance must submit an environmental assessment (‘‘EA’’) E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 15, 2007 / Notices pursuant to 1.1311 and may not commence IBOC operation until such EA is ruled upon by the Commission. Implementation of the notification will eliminate both the need for the FCC staff to issue a Special Temporary Authority (STA) to the broadcaster and for the broadcaster to file and pay the initial and any subsequent filing fees. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–16006 Filed 8–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [Report No. 2825] Petitions for Reconsideration and Clarification of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding August 9, 2007. Petitions for Reconsideration have been filed in the Commission’s Rulemaking proceeding listed in this Public Notice and published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e). The full text of these documents is available for viewing and copying in Room CY–B402, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC or may be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI) (1–800–378–3160). Oppositions to these petitions must be filed by August 30, 2007. See Section 1.429(f) of the Commission’s Rules. Replies to oppositions must be filed within 10 days after the time for filing oppositions have expired. See Section 1.429(g) of the Commission’s Rules. Subject: In the Matter of Revision of Procedures Governing Amendments to FM Table of Allotments and Changes of Community License in the Radio Broadcast Services (MB Docket No. 05– 210). Number of Petitions Filed: 10. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–16065 Filed 8–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Notice of Agreements Filed The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreements under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on agreements to the Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within ten days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Copies of agreements are available through the Commission’s Office of Agreements (202–523–5793 or tradeanalysis@fmc.gov). Agreement No.: 012009. Title: APL/MOL Indian SubContinent/U.S. East Coast Via Suez Slot Charter Agreement. Parties: American President Lines, Ltd.; APL Co. PTE Ltd.; and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (‘‘MOL’’) Filing Party: Eric C. Jeffrey, Esq.; Goodwin Proctor LLP; 901 New York Avenue, NW.; Washington, DC 20001. Synopsis: The agreement authorizes American President Lines, Ltd. and APL Co. PTE Ltd. to charter space to MOL in the trade between U.S. East Coast ports and ports in the Indian subcontinent, South East Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Portugal. Agreement No.: 012010. Title: MSC/K-Line Space Charter Agreement. License no. Abad Air, Inc., 10411 N.W. 28th Street, Suite C–101, Doral, FL 33172 .......... U.S. Airfreight, Inc., 2624 Northwest 112th Avenue, Doral, FL 33172 ............ Sandra L. Kusumoto, Director, Bureau of Certification and Licensing. [FR Doc. E7–15994 Filed 8–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES Parties: Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A. (‘‘MSC’’) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (‘‘K-Line’’) Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Sher & Blackwell LLP; 1850 M Street, NW.; Suite 900; Washington, DC 20036. Synopsis: The agreement authorizes MSC to charter space to K-Line in the trade between the U.S. Atlantic Coast and ports in Italy and Spain. Agreement No.: 012011. Title: MSC/YML Space Charter Agreement. Parties: Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A. (‘‘MSC’’) and YangMing (UK) Ltd. (‘‘YangMing’’). Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Sher & Blackwell LLP; 1850 M Street, NW.; Suite 900; Washington, DC 20036. Synopsis: The agreement authorizes MSC to charter space to YangMing in the trade between the U.S. Atlantic Coast and ports in Italy and Spain. By Order of the Federal Maritime Commission. Dated: August 10, 2007. Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–15993 Filed 8–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Reissuance Notice is hereby given that the following Ocean Transportation Intermediary licenses have been reissued by the Federal Maritime Commission pursuant to section 19 of the Shipping Act of 1984 (46 U.S.C. Chapter 409) and the regulations of the Commission pertaining to the licensing of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries, 46 CFR Part 515. Name/address 019355NF .......... 004027F ............ Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants Notice is hereby given that the following applicants have filed with the Federal Maritime Commission an VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:00 Aug 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 Date reissued application for license as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier and Ocean Freight Forwarder—Ocean Transportation Intermediary pursuant to section 19 of the Shipping Act of 1984 as amended (46 U.S.C. chapter 409 and 46 CFR part 515). Persons knowing of any reason why the following applicants should not receive a license are requested to contact the Office of Transportation Intermediaries, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 45813 Sfmt 4703 June 28, 2007. July 15, 2007. Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier Ocean Transportation Intermediary Applicants Atlantida International Inc., 5911 Shirley Lane, Humble, TX 77396, Officer: Marco T. Fuentes, President (Qualifying Individual). Accord Relocations, 67 Lockheed Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89183, Officer: Tiffany-Michele Nakano, President (Qualifying Individual). Transportes Zuleta Express, Inc., 3531 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, Officers: E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


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

August 9, 2007.
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, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. An agency 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 control 
number. 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; and (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.

DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be 
submitted on or before October 15, 2007. 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 contacts 
listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, Federal 
Communications Commission, Room 1-C823, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information concerning 
the information collection(s), contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918 
or via the Internet at PRA@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0466.
    Title: Station Identification Sections 73.1201, 74.783 and 74.1283.
    Form Number: Not applicable.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local and Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 4,200.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes to 2 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; Third party 
disclosure requirement; On occasion reporting requirement.
    Total Annual Burden: 6,566 hours.
    Total Annual Costs: None.

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    Nature of Response: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Confidentiality: No need for confidentiality required.
    Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: On May 31, 2007, the Commission released the Second 
Report and Order, Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) Systems and Their 
Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service (``Second Order''), 
FCC 07-33, MM Docket 99-325. Provisions of the Second Order require 
station identification requirements for Digital Audio Broadcasting 
(DAB) stations to facilitate public participation in the regulatory 
process. Both AM and FM stations with DAB operations will be required 
to make station identification announcements at the beginning and end 
of each time of operation, as well as hourly, for each programming 
stream.
    47 CFR 73.1201(a) requires television broadcast licensees to make 
broadcast station identification announcements at the beginning and 
ending of each time of operation, and hourly, as close to the hour as 
feasible, at a natural break in program offerings. Television and Class 
A television broadcast stations may make these announcements visually 
or aurally.
    47 CFR 73.1201(b)(1) requires that official station identification 
shall consist of the station's call letters immediately followed by the 
community or communities specified in its license as the station's 
location; Provided that the name of the licensee, the station's 
frequency, the station's channel number, as stated on the station's 
license, and/or the station's network affiliation may be inserted 
between the call letters and station location. DTV stations, or DAB 
stations, choosing to include the station's channel number in the 
station identification must use the station's major channel number and 
may distinguish multicast program streams. For example, a DTV station 
with major channel number 26 may use 26.1 to identify an HDTV program 
service and 26.2 to identify an SDTV program service. A radio station 
operating in DAB hybrid mode or extended hybrid mode shall identify its 
digital signal, including any free multicast audio programming streams, 
in a manner that appropriately alerts its audience to the fact that it 
is listening to a digital audio broadcast. No other insertion between 
the station's call letters and the community or communities specified 
in its license is permissible.
    47 CFR 74.783(e) permits any low power television (LPTV) station to 
request a four-letter call sign after receiving its construction 
permit. All initial LPTV construction permits will continue to be 
issued with a five-character LPTV call sign. LPTV respondents are 
required to use the on-line electronic system. To enable these 
respondents to use this on-line system, the Commission eliminated the 
requirement that holders of LPTV construction permits submit with their 
call sign requests a certification that the station has been 
constructed, that physical construction is underway at the transmitter 
site, or that a firm equipment order has been placed.
    47 CFR 74.783(b) requires licensees of television translators whose 
station identification is made by the television station whose signals 
are being rebroadcast by the translator, must secure agreement with 
this television licensee to keep in its file, and available to FCC 
personnel, the translator's call letters and location, giving the name, 
address and telephone number of the licensee or service representative 
to be contacted in the event of malfunction of the translator. 47 CFR 
74.1283(c)(1) requires FM translator stations whose station 
identification is made by the primary station to furnish current 
information on the translator's call letters and location. This 
information is kept in the primary station's files. This information is 
used to contact the translator licensee in the event of malfunction of 
the translator.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-1034.
    Title: Digital Audio Broadcasting Systems and Their Impact on the 
Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service Broadcast Station Annual Employment 
Report.
    Form Number: Not applicable.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents: 710.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2.0 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Total Annual Burden: 1,420 hours.
    Total Annual Costs: None.
    Nature of Response: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Confidentiality: No need for confidentiality required.
    Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: On May 31, 2007, the Commission released the Second 
Report and Order, Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) Systems and Their 
Impact on the Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Service (``Second Order''), 
FCC 07-33, MM Docket 99-325. Provisions of the Second Order require 
radio station licensees to provide information necessary for the 
implementation of interim hybrid digital operations. Implementation of 
hybrid digital operations is entirely voluntary.
    47 CFR 73.404(b) states in situations where interference to other 
stations is anticipated or actually occurs, AM licensees may, upon 
notification to the Commission, reduce the power of the primary DAB 
sidebands by up to 6 dB. Any greater reduction of sideband power 
requires prior authority from the Commission via the filing of a 
request for special temporary authority or an informal letter request 
for modification of license.
    47 CFR 73.404(e) states licensees which include commercial and 
noncommercial AM and FM radio stations must provide notification to the 
Commission in Washington, DC, within 10 days of commencing IBOC digital 
operation. The notification must include the following information:
    (1) Call sign and facility identification number of the station;
    (2) date on which in-band, on channel (IBOC) operation commenced;
    (3) certification that the IBOC DAB facilities conform to 
permissible hybrid specifications;
    (4) name and telephone number of a technical representative the 
Commission can call in the event of interference;
    (5) certification that the analog effective radiated power remains 
as authorized;
    (6) transmitter power output; if separate analog and digital 
transmitters are used, the power output for each transmitter;
    (7) if applicable, any reduction in an AM station's primary digital 
carriers;
    (8) if applicable, the geographic coordinates, elevation data, and 
license file number of the auxiliary antenna employed by an FM station 
as a separate digital antenna;
    (9) if applicable, for FM systems employing interleaved antenna 
bays, a certification that adequate filtering and/or isolation 
equipment has been installed to prevent spurious emissions in excess of 
the limits specified in 73.317;
    (10) a certification that the operation will not cause human 
exposure to levels of radio frequency radiation in excess of the limits 
specified in 1.1310 of the Commission's rules and is therefore 
categorically excluded from environmental processing pursuant to 
1.1306(b). Any station that cannot certify compliance must submit an 
environmental assessment (``EA'')

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pursuant to 1.1311 and may not commence IBOC operation until such EA is 
ruled upon by the Commission.
    Implementation of the notification will eliminate both the need for 
the FCC staff to issue a Special Temporary Authority (STA) to the 
broadcaster and for the broadcaster to file and pay the initial and any 
subsequent filing fees.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-16006 Filed 8-14-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6712-01-P