[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 141 (Wednesday, July 23, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39521-39522]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-19352]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Submitted to OMB for 
Review and Approval

July 16, 1997.
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, Pub. L. 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 comments should be submitted on or before August 22, 
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 Judy Boley, Federal Communications 
Commission, Room 234, 1919 M St., NW., Washington, DC 20554 or via 
internet to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies 
of the information collection(s) contact Judy Boley at 202-418-0214 or 
via internet at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    OMB Approval Number: 3060-0496.
    Title: ARMIS Operating Data Report.
    FCC Report No.: FCC 43-08.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 50.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 160 hours.
    Cost to Respondents: N/A.
    Total Annual Burden: 8,000 hours.
    Needs and Uses: FCC Report 43-08 consists of statistical schedules 
previously contained in FCC Form M which are needed by the Commission 
to monitor network growth, usage, and reliability. It is one of ten 
reports comprising the Automated Reporting Management Information 
System (ARMIS). ARMIS was implemented to facilitate the timely and 
efficient analysis of revenue requirements and rate of return, to 
provide an improved basis for audits and other oversight functions, and 
to enhance the Commission's ability to quantify the effects of 
alternative policy.

    OMB Approval Number: 3060-0512.
    Title: ARMIS Annual Summary Report.
    FCC Report No.: FCC 43-01.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 150.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 220 hours.
    Cost to Respondents: N/A.
    Total Annual Burden: 33,000 hours.
    Needs and Uses: The Annual Summary Report contains financial and 
operating data and is used to monitor the local exchange carrier 
industry and to perform routine analyses of costs and revenues on 
behalf of the Commission. It is one of ten reports comprising the 
Automated Reporting Management Information System (ARMIS). ARMIS was 
implemented to facilitate the timely and efficient analysis of revenue 
requirements and rate of return, to provide an improved basis for 
audits and other oversight functions, and to enhance the Commission's 
ability to quantify the effects of alternative policy.

    OMB Approval Number: 3060-0579.
    Title: Expanded Interconnection with Local Telephone Company 
Facilities for Interstate Switched Transport Services.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 16.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 125 hours.
    Cost to Respondents: Total operation and maintenance and purchase 
of services component: $9,600. Respondents are subject to a filing file 
of $600. Thus, 16 respondents filing an average of 1 filing a 
year=16 x $600=$9,600.
    Total Annual Burden: 1,996 hours.

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    Needs and Uses: Local exchange carriers are required to make tariff 
filings: (1) To provide new switched transport expanded interconnection 
services, and (2) to comply with new Commission standards governing 
nonrecurring charges. The tariffs and cost support information 
accompanying them will be used by FCC staff to ensure that tariff rates 
to be paid for expanded interconnection and switched transport services 
are just, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory. Without this information 
the FCC would be unable to determine whether the rates for these 
services are just, reasonable, nondiscriminatory, and otherwise in 
accordance with the law. Tariffs will also be used by parties using 
expanded interconnection and switched transport offerings to ascertain 
the charges and other terms and conditions applicable to those 
offerings.

Federal Communications Commission.
William F. Caton,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-19352 Filed 7-22-97; 8:45 am]
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