[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 178 (Thursday, September 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56622-56623]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22605]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Open Public Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open public meeting of the Board of 
the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

DATES: The meeting will be held on September 25, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 
12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: Board members will meet in the Secretary's Conference Room, 
Herbert C. Hoover Building, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Uzoma Onyeije, Senior Advisor for 
Public Safety, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230: telephone (202) 482-0016; email 
uonyeije@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office 
of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Middle Class Tax Relief and 
Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act), Public Law 112-96, 126 Stat. 156 
(2012), created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as an 
independent authority within the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration (NTIA). The Act directs FirstNet to 
establish a single nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband 
network. The FirstNet Board is responsible for making strategic 
decisions regarding FirstNet's operations. The FirstNet Board will hold 
its first public meeting on September 25, 2012.
    Matters to Be Considered: The FirstNet Board will adopt its bylaws 
and make initial organizational decisions. NTIA will post a detailed 
agenda on its Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, prior to the meeting. 
The agenda topics are subject to change.

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    Time and Date: The meeting will be held on September 25, 2012, from 
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The time is subject to change.
    Place: Board members will meet in the Secretary's Conference Room, 
Herbert C. Hoover Building, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC.
    Other Information: The meeting is open to the public and press. The 
meeting will be webcast. Please refer to NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/firstnet-public-meetings for webcast instructions and 
other information.
    Given the space limitations of the Secretary's Conference Room, 
members of the public who wish to attend the meeting in person will be 
directed to the Auditorium in the Herbert C. Hoover Building where they 
can observe the meeting by video. Due to security requirements and to 
facilitate entry into the building, U.S. nationals must present valid, 
government-issued photo identification upon arrival. Foreign nationals 
must contact Uzoma Onyeije at (202) 482-0016 or uonyeije@ntia.doc.gov 
at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting in order to 
provide the necessary clearance information, and must present valid, 
government-issued photo identification upon arrival.
    The meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals 
requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other 
ancillary aids, are asked to notify Uzoma Onyeije, Senior Advisor for 
Public Safety, at (202) 482-0016 or uonyeije@ntia.doc.gov, at least 
five (5) business days before the meeting.
    Records: NTIA maintains records of all Board proceedings. Board 
minutes will be available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/firstnet-public-meetings.

    Dated: September 10, 2012.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2012-22605 Filed 9-12-12; 8:45 am]
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