[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 95 (Tuesday, May 18, 1999)]
[Page 26961]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-12408]



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

May 6, 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, 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 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 July 19, 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, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room 1-A-804, 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: 3060-0126.
    Title: Section 73.1820, Station Log.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; and not-for-
profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 13,956.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.017 hours to 0.5 hours.
    Total Annual Burden: 14,507.
    Total Annual Cost: None.
    Needs and Uses: Section 73.1820 requires that each licensee of an 
AM, FM or TV broadcast station maintain a station log. Each entry must 
accurately reflect the station's operation. This log should reflect 
adjustments to operating parameters for AM stations with directional 
antennas without an approved sampling system; for all stations the 
actual time of any observation of extinguishment or improper operation 
of tower lights; and entry of each test of the Emergency Alert System 
(EAS) for commercial stations.
    The data are used by FCC staff in field investigations to assure 
that the licensee is operating in accordance with the technical 
requirements as specified in the FCC Rules and with the station 
authorization, and is taking reasonable measures to preclude 
interference to other stations. It is also used to verify that the EAS 
is operating properly.

Federal Communications Commission.
Magalie Roman Salas,
[FR Doc. 99-12408 Filed 5-17-99; 8:45 am]