Notice of Public Information Collections(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested, 53234-53235 [E9-24854]

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Notice of Public Information Collections(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested October 8, 2009. 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 of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Persons wishing to comments on this information collection should submit comments on December 15, 2009. 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 contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), via fax at (202) 395–5167, or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To submit your PRA comments by e–mail send then to: PRA@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, OMD, 202–418–0214. For additional information about the information collection(s) send an e–mail to PRA@fcc.gov or contact Judith B. Herman, 202–418–0214. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control No: 3060–0059. Title: Statement Regarding the Importation of Radio Frequency Devices Capable of Harmful Interference. Form No.: FCC Form 740. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other for– profit. Number of Respondents: 5,000 respondents; 5,000 responses. Estimated Time Per Response: 1 – 5 minutes (.084 hours) Frequency of Response: One time and on occasion reporting requirement and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. sections 154(i), E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 199 / Friday, October 16, 2009 / Notices 157(a), 302a, 303(b), 303(f), 303(g) and 303(r). Total Annual Burden: 29,120 hours. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There are no confidentiality issues. Need and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) after this 60 day comment period in order to obtain the full three year clearance from them. The FCC, working in conjunction with the U.S. Customs Service is responsible for the regulation of both authorized radio services and devices that can cause harmful interference. FCC Form 740 must be completed for each radio frequency device which is being imported into the United States, and is used to keep non–compliant devices from being distributed to the general public, thereby reducing the potential for harmful interference being caused to authorized communications. FCC Form 740 is submitted to the U.S. Customs Service and Border Patrol electronically or in paper format. The FCC Form 740 is not submitted to the Federal Communications Commission. When a violation is discovered, the FCC can issue a fine. If a product is suspected of illegal entry, the FCC works with U.S. Customs Service to resolve the issue. Federal Communications Commission. William F. Caton, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–24854 Filed 10–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 67129–019–S FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES October 9, 2009. 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 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 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:09 Oct 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 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: Persons wishing to comment on this information collection should submit comments on December 15, 2009. 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 contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), via fax at (202) 395–5167, or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554. To submit your comments by e– mail send then to: PRA@fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection(s) send an e–mail to PRA@fcc.gov or contact Cathy Williams on (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0106. Title: Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Telecommunications Services and Affiliates; 47 CFR 43.53 and 43.61. Form No.: Not Applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other for– profit. Number of Respondents/Responses: 134 respondents; 134 responses. Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours. Frequency of Response: Annual and quarterly reporting requirements. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in Sections 1, 4(i), 4(j) 11, 201–205, 211, 214, 219, 220, 303(r), 309, and 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 154(j), 161, 201–205, 211, 214, 219, 220, 303(r), 309 and 403. Total Annual Burden: 2,412 hours. Annual Cost Burden: $216,534. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53235 Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general, there is no need for confidentiality. Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as an extension (no change in requirements) after this 60–day comment period has ended in order to obtain the full three year OMB clearance. The purpose of this information collection is to obtain information from applicants and current licensees to further the Commission’s goal of protecting U.S. consumers and U.S. carriers from anti–competitive conduct, ensure that consumers enjoy more choice in telecommunications services and decrease prices for international calls without imposing unnecessary paperwork burdens on carriers. If the information collection was not conducted or was conducted less frequently, the Commission would not be able to ensure compliance with its international rules and policies. Furthermore, the Commission would not have sufficient information to take measures to prevent anticompetitive conduct in the provision of international communications services. The Commission would not have adequate information to respond to failures in the U.S.–international market. The Commission would not be able to promote effective competition in the global market for communications services. The lack of effective competition would adversely affect the U.S. revenues in the telecommunications industry. The agency would not be able to comply with the international regulations stated in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Basic Telecom Agreement. OMB Control Number: 3060–0572. Title: Filing Manual for Annual International Circuit Status Reports; 47 CFR 43.82. Form No.: Not Applicable. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other for– profit. Number of Respondents/Responses: 138 respondents; 138 responses. Estimated Time Per Response: 9 hours. Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in the Communications Act of 1934, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 211, 219 and 220. Total Annual Burden: 1,300 hours. Annual Cost Burden: $46,000. E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 199 (Friday, October 16, 2009)]
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.


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

October 8, 2009.
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 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 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: Persons wishing to comments on this information collection 
should submit comments on December 15, 2009. 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 contact 
listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), via fax at (202) 395-5167, or via the 
Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B. Herman, 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To submit your PRA comments by 
e-mail send then to: PRA@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, OMD, 202-418-0214. 
For additional information about the information collection(s) send an 
e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov or contact Judith B. Herman, 202-418-0214.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control No: 3060-0059.
     Title: Statement Regarding the Importation of Radio Frequency 
Devices Capable of Harmful Interference.
     Form No.: FCC Form 740.
     Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
     Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
     Number of Respondents: 5,000 respondents; 5,000 responses.
     Estimated Time Per Response: 1 - 5 minutes (.084 hours)
     Frequency of Response: One time and on occasion reporting 
requirement and third party disclosure requirement.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. sections 154(i),

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157(a), 302a, 303(b), 303(f), 303(g) and 303(r).
     Total Annual Burden: 29,120 hours.
     Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No.
     Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There are no confidentiality 
issues.
     Need and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring 
information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
after this 60 day comment period in order to obtain the full three year 
clearance from them.
    The FCC, working in conjunction with the U.S. Customs Service is 
responsible for the regulation of both authorized radio services and 
devices that can cause harmful interference. FCC Form 740 must be 
completed for each radio frequency device which is being imported into 
the United States, and is used to keep non-compliant devices from being 
distributed to the general public, thereby reducing the potential for 
harmful interference being caused to authorized communications.
    FCC Form 740 is submitted to the U.S. Customs Service and Border 
Patrol electronically or in paper format. The FCC Form 740 is not 
submitted to the Federal Communications Commission. When a violation is 
discovered, the FCC can issue a fine. If a product is suspected of 
illegal entry, the FCC works with U.S. Customs Service to resolve the 
issue.

Federal Communications Commission.
William F. Caton,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E9-24854 Filed 10-15-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 67129-019-S