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WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON REVISIONS TO FCC FORMS 470 AND 471 UNDER THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT

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Released: September 27, 2010

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

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DA 10-1248

Released: July 1, 2010

WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON REVISIONS

TO FCC FORMS 470 AND 471 UNDER THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT

CC Docket No. 02-6

Comment Date: July 30, 2010

Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Wireline
Competition Bureau is revising existing collection 3060-0806 (FCC Forms 470 and 471).1 In this notice,
we seek comment on the attached revised FCC Forms 470 and 471.
The purpose of the FCC Form 470 is to open a competitive bidding process for E-rate eligible
services.2 After entering into agreements for the services, applicants file the FCC Form 471 to identify
the services for which they will seek reimbursement.3 Both forms include certifications to insure that
applicants are complying with program rules.4
The proposed changes to the forms include:

eliminating questions that are no longer useful;

limiting data collection to information that is not already available through other USAC forms or
review processes;

requiring information about the current number of broadband connections and their speeds;

requiring the Item 21 attachment to be filed within the filing window;

gathering specific information about the type of entity filling out the forms and/or applying for E-
rate funding; and

updating to reflect changes in program rules and citations.
We seek comment on all of the proposed changes to the forms. In addition, we specifically seek comment
on whether the requirement to file the Item 21 attachment within the filing window should be


1 See 60-Day PRA Notice for Collection 3060-0806, 75 Fed. Reg. 28,806 (May 24, 2010). The current forms expire
in December 2010.
2 See 47 C.F.R. 54.504(b).
3 See 47 C.F.R. 54.504(c).
4 See 47 C.F.R. 54.504(b)(2), (c)(1).

implemented in funding year 2011 or in a future funding year.5 Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of
the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.415, 1.419, interested parties may file comments on or before
July 30, 2010
. All pleadings are to reference

CC Docket No. 02-6

. Comments may be filed using: (1)
the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), (2) the Federal Government's
eRulemaking Portal, or (3) by filing paper copies. See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking
Proceedings
, 63 FR 24121 (1998).

Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/ or the Federal eRulemaking Portal:
http://www.regulations.gov.

Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies of each
filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding,
filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number.
Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-
class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's
Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.

All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary
must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW, Room TW-A325,
Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries
must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of
before entering the building.

Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority
Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.

U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th
Street, SW, Washington DC 20554.
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille,
large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer &
Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
For further information, contact James Bachtell, Telecommunications Access Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400, TTY (202) 418-0484.
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5 Section 54.504(c) of the Commission's rules require the application to be "completed" when filed. 47 C.F.R.
54.504(c). We understand, however, that the practice has been to allow Item 21 attachments to be filed after the
filing window has closed.
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