[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 162 (Tuesday, August 20, 1996)]
[Notices]
[Page 43058]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-21225]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the 
Federal Communications Commission

August 14, 1996.
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 clarify 
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 October 21, 1996.

ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Dorothy Conway, Federal 
Communications Commission, Room 234, 1919 M St., NW., Washington, DC 
20554 or via internet to dconway@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies 
of the information collections contact Dorothy Conway at 202-418-0217 
or via internet at dconway@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 17, 1996, the Commission adopted the 
First Report and Order amending its rules and policies regarding the 
use of the 28 GHz frequency band for satellite space station and Local 
Multipoint Distribution Services, known as the 28 GHz band segmentation 
plan. Rulemaking to Amend Parts 1, 2, 21, and 25 of the Commission's 
Rules to Redesignate the 27.5-29.5 GHz Frequency Band, to Reallocate 
the 29.5-30.0 Ghz Frequency Band, to Establish Rules and Policies for 
Local Multipoint Distribution Service and for Fixed Satellite Services, 
CC Docket No. 92-297, FCC 96-311 (released July 22, 1996). Due to an 
administrative oversight the information collections contained in this 
order were not submitted to OMB with the Commission's request for 
approval of the collection during the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
stage.
    This information collection will be used by the Commission, and 
other applicants and/or licensees in the 28 GHz band, to ensure the 
technical coordination of systems that are designated to share the same 
band segment in the 28 GHz band. Without such information the 
Commission could not implement the band plan as set forth in the First 
Report and Order and Fourth Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
    OMB Approval Number: New.
    Title: 28 GHz Band Segmentation Plan.
    Form No.: N/A.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; Business or other for-
profit; Small businesses and organizations.
    Number of Respondents: 15 submitting paperwork approximately 4 
times per year.
    Estimated time per response: 1.5 hours.
    Total Annual Burden: 90 hours.
    Estimated cost per respondent: Based on the assumption that 
applicants will hire outside counsel at an approximate cost of $150 per 
hour, it is estimated that the cost per submission will be $300.00.
    Needs and Uses: The collections of information contained in Parts 
25 and 101 are used by Commission staff in carrying out its duties as 
set forth in Section 308 and 309 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended, 47 U.S.C. Section 308 and 309, to determine the technical 
qualifications of an applicant to operate a station and will be used by 
the Commission to verify that licensees are fully coordinated with 
other users in the band. The information collected is used to determine 
whether the public interest, convenience and necessity will be served.

Federal Communications Commission.
William F. Caton,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 96-21225 Filed 8-19-96; 8:45 am]
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