The FCC is to be
congratulated for incorporating the numerous public comments that
have been submitted on this collection. OMB strongly encourages the
FCC to adopt its proposed action to eliminate the requirements to
file this form for certain classes of vessels not required to carry
this equipment. The filing requirement, with its attendant fees,
serve as a disincentive to those who would otherwise carry this
important communications equipment.
Inventory as of this Action
FCC rules require the use of the 506
to apply for a new or modified ship radio station license. The FCC
506A is used by the applicant as a temporary operating authority
ship station license. The data is used to determine eligibility.
This form may also be used for renewing a ship station