OMB finds the
points raised by TMI by their Counsel in the filing of June 23,
1997 compelling. Therefore, OMB approves this collection with the
exception of the requirement that entities seeking to participate
in future satellite licensing proceedings using non-U.S. licensed
satellites must file the information required by Section 25.114.
Instead of these new requirements, used to issue U.S. licenses, the
FCC may ask entities to provide copies of the materials they used
to gain approval through the ITU process. Accordingly, OMB has
reduced the cost burden to $300 per respondent to reflect the
projected cost of providing these materials, along with a letter of
intent and a description of the space station authorization process
used/status, to the FCC.
Inventory as of this Action
Procedures for non-U.S. licensed
satellite entities to participate in future satellite processing
rounds in order to be considered when the Commission acts on
applications for new or additional satellite services in the U.S.
Under the WTO, non-U.S. licensed entities which are licensed by or
coordinated internationally by foreign administrations that are
part of the World Trade Organization must be offered appropriate
opportunities to compete in the U.S. market.