[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 221 (Wednesday, November 17, 1999)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-29925]

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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the 
Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested

November 8, 1999.
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 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 January 18, 
2000. 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 
Commissions, 445 12th Street, SW, Room 1-A804, Washington, DC 20554 or 
via the Internet to lesmith@fcc.gov.

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 lesmith@fcc.gov.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-0750.
    Title: Section 73.673 Public information initiatives regarding 
educational and Informational programming for children.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit and individuals or 
    Number of Respondents: 1,225 commercial television stations.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 minute per program for broadcasters 
and 5 minutes per program for publishers of program guides.
    Frequency of Response: Third Party Disclosure.
    Total Annual Burden: 38,219 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $0.
    Needs and Uses: Section 73.673 implements the Children's Television 
Act of 1990 (CTA). The Rule requires that commercial TV broadcasters 
identify programs specifically designed to educate and inform children 
at the beginning of those programs. It also requires that licensees 
provide information identifying such programs and the age groups for 
which they are intended to publishers of program guides. These 
requirements provide better information to the public about the shows 
broadcasters air to fulfill their obligation to air educational and 
informational programming under the CTA. The CTA requires the 
Commission to review each television license renewal application to 
ensure that the licensee has served the educational and information 
needs of children through the licensee's overall programming, as well 
as programming specifically designed to serve these needs.

Federal Communications Commission.
Magalie Roman Salas,
[FR Doc. 99-29925 Filed 11-16-99; 8:45 am]