Auditor's Annual Independence and Objectivity Certification

ICR 200902-3060-006

OMB: 3060-0927

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3060-0927 200902-3060-006
Historical Active 200604-3060-006
Auditor's Annual Independence and Objectivity Certification
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Approved without change 03/16/2009
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 03/16/2009
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
03/31/2012 36 Months From Approved 04/30/2009
4 0 5
20 0 25
0 0 0

The Responsible Accounting Officer Letter (RAO) requires that carriers' independent auditors disclose in writing, on an annual basis, all relationships between the auditor and its related entities and the carrier and its related entities that in the auditor's professional judgment may reasonably be thought to bear on independence; confirm in writing in its professional judgment it is independent of the carrier; and discuss the auditor's independence. The information will be used to determine whether the independent auditors are performing their audits independently and unbiased of the carrier they audit.

US Code: 47 USC 201 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 219 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended
   US Code: 47 USC 220 Name of Law: Communications Act of 1934, as amended

Not associated with rulemaking

  73 FR 73932 12/04/2008
73 FR 73932 12/04/2008

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Auditor's Annual Independence and Objectivity Certification

  Total Approved Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 4 5 0 0 -1 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 20 25 0 0 -5 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
The adjustment in the number of independent auditors (respondents) who audit local exchange carriers (LECs) subject to accounting requirements of Sections 201, 219, and 220 the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, has decreased from five to four due to a decrease in the number of audits.

Talya Lewis 202 418-1106 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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