Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Low-Power Television and Translator Digital Upgrade Program Application Form, 76002 [E8-29529]

Download as PDF 76002 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 241 / Monday, December 15, 2008 / Notices record, currently scheduled to occur on December 15, 2008, until February 13, 2009. Additional information about the Broadwater Federal Consistency Appeal and the CZMA appeal process is available on the Department of Commerce’s CZMA Consistency Appeals Web site at http:// www.ogc.doc.gov/czma.htm. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog No. 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Assistance.) Dated: December 10, 2008. Joel La Bissonniere, Assistant General Counsel for Ocean Services, NOAA. [FR Doc. E8–29595 Filed 12–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P upgrade low-power television stations from analog to digital service in eligible rural communities. The term ‘‘eligible low-power television station’’ means a low-power television broadcast station, Class A television station, television translator station, or television booster station— (1) That is itself broadcasting exclusively in analog format; and (2) That has not converted from analog to digital operations prior to the date of enactment of the Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005. II. Method of Collection The proposed form will be submitted electronically via the Internet or mail. III. Data DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Low-Power Television and Translator Digital Upgrade Program Application Form ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 13, 2009. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Clifton Beck, NTIA, Room H–4888, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The purpose of the Low-power Television and Translator Digital Upgrade Program is to assist each eligible low-power television station to receive reimbursement for equipment to VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:00 Dec 12, 2008 Jkt 217001 OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, state or local government agencies; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Total Respondents: 5,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 9, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–29529 Filed 12–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Docket No. 0811251523-81524-01 Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed Pilot Program AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce ACTION: Notice, Request for Comments SUMMARY: This notice describes and seeks comment on the types and depth of testing that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) intends to conduct in Phase I of the Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed pilot program to assess whether devices employing Dynamic Spectrum Access techniques can share the frequency spectrum with land mobile radio systems. DATES: Comments are due on or before December 30, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the attention of Ed Drocella, Office of Spectrum Management, 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room 6725, Washington DC, 20230; by facsimile transmission to (202) 482–4595; or by electronic mail to testbed@ntia.doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ed Drocella at 202–482–2608 or edrocella@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background One of the recommendations in the Department of Commerce reports for the Presidential Spectrum Policy Initiative directed NTIA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other Federal agencies, to establish a Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed (Test-Bed) pilot program to examine the feasibility of increased sharing between Federal and nonFederal users. This pilot program is one of the key elements of the President’s 21st Century Spectrum Policy Initiative and is an opportunity for Federal agencies to work cooperatively with industry, researchers, and academia to objectively evaluate new technologies that can improve management of the nation’s airwaves. On February 5, 2008, NTIA published a Notice in the Federal Register describing the Test-Bed pilot program.1 Concurrently, the FCC released a Public 1 Spectrum Sharing Test-Bed, 73 Fed. Reg. 6,710 (NTIA February 5, 2008) (notice of solicitation of participation). E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 241 (Monday, December 15, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-29529]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Low-Power 
Television and Translator Digital Upgrade Program Application Form

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed information 
collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public 
Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 13, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the 
Internet at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Clifton Beck, NTIA, Room H-4888, U.S. Department 
of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The purpose of the Low-power Television and Translator Digital 
Upgrade Program is to assist each eligible low-power television station 
to receive reimbursement for equipment to upgrade low-power television 
stations from analog to digital service in eligible rural communities.
    The term ``eligible low-power television station'' means a low-
power television broadcast station, Class A television station, 
television translator station, or television booster station--
    (1) That is itself broadcasting exclusively in analog format; and
    (2) That has not converted from analog to digital operations prior 
to the date of enactment of the Digital Television Transition and 
Public Safety Act of 2005.

II. Method of Collection

    The proposed form will be submitted electronically via the Internet 
or mail.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, not-
for-profit institutions, state or local government agencies; 
individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Total Respondents: 5,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 3 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: December 9, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-29529 Filed 12-12-08; 8:45 am]
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