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

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, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. 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.

October 8, 2009.

Dates:

Persons wishing to comments on this information collection should submit comments on December 15, 2009. 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 PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), via fax at (202) 395-5167, or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To submit your PRA comments by e-mail send then to: PRA@fcc.gov.

For further information contact:

Judith B. Herman, OMD, 202-418-0214. For additional information about the information collection(s) send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov or contact Judith B. Herman, 202-418-0214.

Supplementary information:

OMB Control No: 3060-0059.

Title: Statement Regarding the Importation of Radio Frequency Devices Capable of Harmful Interference.

Form No.: FCC Form 740.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 5,000 respondents; 5,000 responses.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1 - 5 minutes (.084 hours)

Frequency of Response: One time and on occasion reporting requirement and third party disclosure requirement.

Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. sections 154(i),157(a), 302a, 303(b), 303(f), 303(g) and 303(r).

Total Annual Burden: 29,120 hours.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There are no confidentiality issues.

Need and Uses: The Commission will submit this expiring information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) after this 60 day comment period in order to obtain the full three year clearance from them.

The FCC, working in conjunction with the U.S. Customs Service is responsible for the regulation of both authorized radio services and devices that can cause harmful interference. FCC Form 740 must be completed for each radio frequency device which is being imported into the United States, and is used to keep non-compliant devices from being distributed to the general public, thereby reducing the potential for harmful interference being caused to authorized communications.

FCC Form 740 is submitted to the U.S. Customs Service and Border Patrol electronically or in paper format. The FCC Form 740 is not submitted to the Federal Communications Commission. When a violation is discovered, the FCC can issue a fine. If a product is suspected of illegal entry, the FCC works with U.S. Customs Service to resolve the issue.

Federal Communications Commission.

William F. Caton,

Deputy Secretary.

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