[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 201 (Thursday, October 17, 2002)]
[Page 64117]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-26434]



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

October 8, 2002.
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, 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 December 16, 
2002. 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 Judith Boley Herman or Leslie Smith, 
Federal Communications Commission, Room 1-C804 or Room 1-A804, 445 12th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554 or via the Internet to jboley@fcc.gov 
or lesmith@fcc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies 
of the information collection(s), contact Judith Boley Herman at 202-
418-0214 or via the Internet at jboley@fcc.gov.

    OMB Control No.: 3060-0076.
    Title: Annual Employment Report for Common Carriers.
    Form No.: FCC Form 395.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 4,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion and annual reporting 
requirements, recordkeeping requirement.
    Total Annual Burden: 4,000 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: N/A.
    Needs and Uses: The Annual Employment Report is a data collection 
device for enforcement and assessment of the Commission's EEO rules. 
All common carrier licensees or permittees which sixteen (16) or more 
full-time employees are required to file this report and retain it for 
a two year period. The report identifies each carrier's staff by 
gender, race, color and/or national origin in each of nine major job 
categories. The information, in addition to being useful for our 
purposes, has also been used by public interest groups, NTIA, the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission, the Congress and the U.S. Commission 
on Civil Rights to assess progress in accordance with their particular 
    OMB Control No.: 3060-0859.
    Title: Suggested Guidelines for Petitions for Ruling Under Section 
253 of the Communications Act.
    Form No.: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 80.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 63 to 125 hours (average).
    Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement.
    Total Annual Burden: 6,280 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: N/A.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission's consideration of preemption begins 
with the filing of a petition by an aggrieved party. The petition is 
placed on public notice and commented on by others. The Commission's 
decision is based on the public record, generally composed of the 
petition and comments. The Commission has considered a number of 
preemption items since the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 
1996, and believes it in the public interest to inform the public of 
the information necessary to support its full consideration of the 
issues likely to be involved in preemption actions.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
[FR Doc. 02-26434 Filed 10-16-02; 8:45 am]