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Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 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 (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. 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; (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; and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.

The FCC 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 (PRA) that does not display a valid OMB control number.

DATES: Submit written Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments on or before January 10, 2011. 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.
November 30, 2010.
ADDRESSES: Submit all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget, via fax at 202-395-5167 or the Internet;and toJudith-B.,Federal Communications Commission. Send your PRA comments by e-mail view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the web page,(2) look for the section of the web page called "Currently Under Review", (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the "Select Agency" box below the "Currently Under Review" heading, (4) select "Federal Communications Commission" from the list of agencies presented in the "Select Agency" box, (5) click the "Submit" button to the right of the "Select Agency" box, and (6) when the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the title of this ICR (or its OMB Control Number, if there is one) and then click on the ICR Reference Number to view detailed information about this ICR.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies of the information collection(s), contact Judith B. Herman at 202-418-0214 or via the Internet

OMB Control Number:3060-0360.

Title:Section 80.409, Station Logs.

Form No.:N/A.

Type of Review:Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents:Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents:18,876 respondents; 18,876 responses.

Estimated Time per Response:27.3 hours.

Frequency of Response:Recordkeeping requirement.

Obligation to Respond:Mandatory. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. sections 151-154, 301-609, 3 UST 3450, 3 UST 4726, 12 UST 2377.

Total Annual Burden:533,458 hours.

Total Annual Cost:N/A.

Privacy Act Impact Assessment:N/A.

Nature and Extent of Confidentiality:There is no need for confidentiality.

Needs and Uses:The Commission will submit this expiring information collection (IC) to the OMB as an extension during this comment period to obtain the full three-year clearance from them. The Commission is reporting no change in recordkeeping requirement. The Commission is reporting a 41,050 hour reduction in burden which is due to 1,583 fewer respondents/responses. Therefore, the total annual burden has been adjusted. The recordkeeping requirements contained in section 80.409 is necessary to document the operation and public correspondence service of public coast radiotelegraph, public coast radiotelephone stations and Alaska-public fixed stations, including the logging of distress and safety calls where applicable.

The information is used by FCC personnel during inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with applicable rules and to assist in accident investigations. If the information was not maintained, documentation concerning the operation of public coast radiotelegraph stations, public coast radiotelephone stations and Alaska-public fixed stations would not be available.

Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary.