Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review to the Office of Management and Budget

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 (PRA) 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 technology.

January 29, 2007.

Dates:

Written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should be submitted on or before March 9, 2007. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible.

Addresses:

Direct all PRA comments to Allison E. Zaleski, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10236 NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-6466, or via fax at (202) 395-5167 or via Internet at Allison_E._Zaleski@eop.omb.gov and to Leslie F. Smith@fcc.gov, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C216, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554, or an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov. If you would like to obtain or view a copy of this information collection, you may do so by visiting the FCC PRA Web page at:http://www.fcc.gov/omd/pra.

For further information contact:

For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Leslie F. Smith at (202) 418-0217 or via the Internet at Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov.

Supplementary information:

OMB Control Number:3060-0758.

Title: Amendment of Part 5 of the Commission’s Rules to Revise the Experimental Radio Service Regulations.

Form Number: N/A.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; Not-for-profit institutions, and Individuals or household.

Number of Respondents:428.

Estimated Time per Response:0.10 to 0.25 hours.

Frequency of Response: Third party disclosure.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Total Annual Burden:681 hours.

Total Annual Cost: None.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality, except for personally identifiable information individuals may submit, which is covered by a system of records, FCC/OET-1, “Experimental Radio Station License Files.”

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No.

Needs and Uses: Under 47 CFR part 5 of the FCC's Rules governing the Experimental Radio Service: (1) Pursuant to section 5.55(c), each application for experimental radio authorization shall be specific and complete with regard to—station location, proposed equipment, power, antenna height, and operating frequency; and other information required by the application form and the rules; (2) pursuant to section 5.61(c), an application for experimental special temporary authority shall contain—Name, address, phone number of the applicant, description of why the STA is needed, description of the operation to be conducted and its purpose, time and dates of proposed operation, classes of station and call sign, description of the location, equipment to be used, frequency desired, power desired, and antenna height information; (3) pursuant to Section 5.75, if a blanket license is granted, licensees are required to notify the Commission of the specific details of each individual experiment, including location, number of base and mobile units, power, emission designator, and any other pertinent technical information not specified by the blanket license; (4) pursuant to Section 5.85(d), when applicants are using public safety frequencies to perform experiments of a public safety nature, the license may be conditioned to require coordination between the experimental licensee and appropriate frequency coordinator and/or all public safety licensees in its area of operation; (5) pursuant to Section 5.85(e), the Commission may, at its discretion, condition any experimental license or special temporary authority (STA) on the requirement that before commencing operation, the new licensee coordinate its proposed facility with other licensees that may receive interference as a result of the new licensee's operations; and (6) pursuant to Section 5.93(b), unless otherwise stated in the instrument of authorization, a license granted for the purpose of limited market studies requires the licensee to inform anyone participating in the experiment that the service or device is granted under an experimental authorization and is strictly temporary. In all cases, it is the responsibility of the licensee to coordinate with other users.

Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary.

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