[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 92 (Thursday, May 13, 1999)]
[Pages 25881-25882]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-12045]



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

May 4, 1999.
SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commissions, 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, 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 

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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 

DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before June 14, 1999. 
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 Les Smith, Federal Communications 
Commission, Room 1-A804, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554 or 
via the Internet to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies 
of the information collections contact Les Smith at (202) 418-0217 or 
via the Internet at [email protected].

    OMB Control Number: 3060-0174.
    Title: Section 73.1212, Sponsorship Identification, List Retention, 
and Related Requirements.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit entities.
    Number of Respondents: 13,956.
    Estimate Time Per Response: 6 mins. (40 Broadcasts/year); 5 secs. 
(2 Political ads/year).
    Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping; Third party disclosure.
    Total Annual Burden: 55,862 hours.
    Total Annual Costs: None.
    Needs and Uses: Section 73.1212 requires a broadcast station to 
identify the sponsor(s) of any matter for which consideration is 
provided. For matters advertizing commercial products or services, 
generally the mention of the name of the product or service constitutes 
sponsorship identification. In addition, when an entity rather than an 
individual sponsors the broadcast of matters that are of a political or 
controversial nature, the licensee is required to retain a list of the 
executive officers, or board of directors, or executive committee, 
etc., of the organization paying for such matters. Sponsorship 
announcements are waived with respect to the broadcast of ``want ads'' 
sponsored by an individual, but the licensee shall maintain a list 
showing the name, address, and telephone number of each such 
advertiser. These lists shall be made available for public inspection. 
The data are used by the public so that they may know by whom they are 
being persuaded.

Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,
[FR Doc. 99-12045 Filed 5-12-99; 8:45 am]