Federal Register: January 16, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 11)
DOCID: fr16ja09-81 FR Doc E9-911
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Federal Communications Commission
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested
DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before March 17, 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.
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 35013520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following information collection(s). 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. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 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 that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals,
DOCUMENT BODY 2:
January 12, 2009.
OMB Control Number: 30600986.
Title: Competitive Carrier Line Count Report, WC Docket No. 05337, CC Docket No. 9645.
Form Number(s): FCC Form 525.
Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Business or other for profit and notforprofit institutions.
Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,159 respondents; 5,476 responses.
Estimated Time per Response: .580 hours.
Frequency of Response: On occasion, quarterly, and annual reporting requirements.
Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
Total Annual Burden: 47,393 hours.
Annual Cost Burden: $1,895,700.00.
Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact.
Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting that the respondents submit confidential information to the FCC. Respondents may, however, request confidential treatment for information they believe to be confidential under 47 CFR Section 0.459 of the Commission's rules.
Needs and Uses: This collection will be submitted to OMB after the 60day comment period as a revision to an existing collection. In April 2008, the Commission adopted an order that capped total annual competitive eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) universal service highcost support for each state at the level of support that competitive ETCs in that state were eligible to receive during March 2008 on an annualized basis. The Commission also adopted two limited exceptions from the application of the interim cap. First, a competitive ETC will not be subject to the interim cap to the extent it files cost data demonstrating that its costs meet the support threshold in the same manner as the incumbent local exchange carrier. Second, the Commission also created a limited exception for competitive ETCs serving tribal lands or Alaska Native regions. HighCost Universal Service Support; FederalState Joint Board on Universal Service, WC Docket No. 05337, CC Docket No. 9645, FCC 08122. The Commission will not amend FCC Form 525 in order to incorporate the information requests related to the two limited exceptions to the interim cap on highcost support. The Commission has reviewed the information collection and has revised the estimates that are detailed in the supporting statement. [[Page 3036]]
Additionally, the Commission is revising the collection to
incorporate the reporting requirements of OMB 30600793 for the self
certification as a rural carrier requirement into this collection under
OMB Control Number 30600986. The selfcertification for rural carriers
is rarely filed with the Commission, therefore, its incorporation into
OMB 30600986 will ease the Commission's administrative burden for
complying with information collection requirements. Upon OMB approval
of this revision, the Commission will voluntarily discontinue OMB
Control Number 30600793 and retain this one for OMB's inventory. Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
For additional information about the information collection(s) or to obtain a copy of the collection send an email to PRA@fcc.gov and include the collection's OMB control number as shown in the Supplementary Information section below (or the title of the collection if there is no OMB control number), or call Judith B. Herman at 2024180214.