[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 33 (Wednesday, February 19, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7457-7458]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-4030]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for 
Emergency Review and Approval

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 collections, 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 penalty for failing 
to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) that does not diplay a valid control number. 
Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection 
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 estimates; (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 
information techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before February 26, 
1997. 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 comments to Dorothy Conway, Federal 
Communications Commission, Room 234, 1919 M St., NW, Washington, DC 
20554 or via internet to dconway@fcc.gov and Timothy Fain, OMB Desk 
Officer, Room 10236 NEOB, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, 
(202) 395-3561 or via internet at fain_t@al.eop.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
OMB Approval Number: 3060-0343.
    Title: Section 25.140 - Qualifications of Satellite Space Station 
Licensees.
    Form No.: N/A.
    Type of Review: Provision to existing collection.
    Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; Business or other for-
profit; Small businesses and organizations.
    Number of Respondents: 25.
    Estimated time per response: 100 hours.
    Total Annual Burden: 2500 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 $150,000.00.
    Needs and Uses The collections of information contained in Part 25 
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, legal and other 
qualifications of an applicant to operate a satellite space station. 
The one-step financial showings, including amendments to pending 
applications filed under this policy, will be used by the Commission to 
determine whether applicants are qualified to construct, launch and 
operate satellite space station facilities in order to provide timely 
service to the public. The information collected is used to determine 
whether the public interest, convenience and necessity will be served, 
in accordance with Section 309 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended, 47 U.S.C. 309.
OMB Approval Number: 3060-0108.
    Title: Emergency Alert System Activation Report.
    Form No.: Form 201.
    Type of Review: Revision to existing collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 13,000 with an estimated 1,300 annual 
responses.
    Estimated time per response: 2 minutes.
    Total Annual Burden: 42 hours.
    Estimated Cost per Respondent: 0 costs.
    Needs and Uses: The information is needed to maintain accurate 
records and documentation of broadcast stations and cable systems in 
compliance with FCC rules, locat Emergency Alert System (EAS) equipment 
failures, and to enhance and encourage participation in the national, 
state and local EAS.


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Federal Communications Commission.
William F. Caton,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-4030 Filed 2-18-97; 8:45 am]
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