[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 62480-62481]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25196]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Parts 2 and 90

[WP Docket No. 07-100; PS Docket No. 06-229; WT Docket No. 06-150; DA 
12-1540]


4.9 GHz Band

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment and reply comment periods.

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SUMMARY: The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau on its own 
motion extends by one month the comment and reply deadlines to the 
Fifth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking of dockets WP Docket No. 
07-100, PS Docket No. 06-229, WT Docket No. 06-150. The Bureau takes 
this action to allow the First Responder Network Authority, a newly 
formed independent authority within the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration, sufficient time to file comments.

DATES: The comment and reply dates for the proposed rule published at 
77 FR 45558 (August 1, 2012), are reopened. Submit comments on or 
before November 1, 2012. Submit reply comments on or before November 
30, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by WP Docket No. 07-100, 
PS Docket No. 06-229, WT Docket No. 06-150, by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Federal Communications Commission's Web Site: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Follow the instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and 
Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554. 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.
     Hand or Messenger Delivery: 445 12th St. SW., Room TW-
A325, Washington, DC 20554.
     People With Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request 
reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language 
interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: FCC504@fcc.gov or phone: 202-418-
0530 or TTY: 202-418-0432.
    For detailed instructions for submitting comments, additional 
information on the rulemaking process, and where to find materials 
available for inspection, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of 
this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Eng, Policy and Licensing 
Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, 
at (202) 418-0019, TTY (202) 418-7233, or via email at 
Thomas.Eng@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Public Safety and 
Homeland Security Bureau's Order in WP Docket No. 07-100; PS Docket No. 
06-229; WT Docket No. 06-150; adopted and released on September 26, 
2012. The complete text of this document is available for inspection 
and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference 
Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-A257, 
Washington, DC 20554. This document may also be purchased from the 
Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., in 
person at 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, via 
telephone at (202) 488-5300, via

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facsimile at (202) 488-5563, or via email at FCC@BCPIWEB.com. 
Alternative formats (computer diskette, large print, audio cassette, 
and Braille) are available to persons with disabilities or by sending 
an email to FCC504@fcc.gov or calling the Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530, TTY (202) 418-0432. This document is 
also available on the Commission's Web site at http://www.fcc.gov. The 
Commission's Fifth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in WP Docket 
No. 07-100; PS Docket No. 06-229; WT Docket No. 06-150; adopted and 
released on June 13, 2012 is available by searching FCC 12-61 on the 
Commission's EDOCS Web site at http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/. 
A summary of the Commission's Fifth Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking is available in the Federal Register at 77 FR 45558 (August 
1, 2012).

Comments

    Pursuant to Sec. Sec.  1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission's rules, 
47 CFR 1.415, 1.419, interested parties may file comments and reply 
comments. 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, May 1 (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.
    On our own motion, we extend the comment and reply deadlines 
established in the Fifth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Fifth 
FNPRM) of the above-captioned proceeding. A summary of the Commission's 
Fifth FNPRM is available in the Federal Register at 77 FR 45558 (August 
1, 2012). In the Fifth NPRM, the Commission specified that comments are 
due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, and reply 
comments are due 90 days after publication in the Federal Register. On 
August 1, 2012, the Office of the Federal Register published a summary 
of the Fifth FNPRM, which established a comment deadline of October 1, 
2012, and a reply comment deadline of October 30, 2012.
    The Fifth FNPRM seeks comment on various issues relating to the 4.9 
GHz band, including the relationship between the 4.9 GHz band and the 
700 MHz public safety broadband network, which will be administered by 
the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), a newly formed 
independent authority within the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration. We note that FirstNet is still in the 
initial stages of formation, and held its first public meeting on 
September 25, 2012. Thus, under the current comment schedule for this 
proceeding, FirstNet may not have sufficient time to file comments to 
the Fifth FNPRM by the comment deadline. Therefore, on our own motion 
we find that an extension of the comment and reply comment dates for 
the Fifth FNPRM is appropriate to provide FirstNet and other interested 
parties additional time to file, which in turn will enable the 
Commission to develop a more substantial record in this proceeding. 
Accordingly, we extend the comment deadline to November 1, 2012, and 
the reply comment deadline to November 30, 2012.
    Accordingly, it is ordered that, pursuant to sections 4(i), 4(j), 
and 5(c) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 
154(i), 154(j), 155(c), and pursuant to the authority delegated in 
Sections 0.191 and 0.392 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 0.191, 
0.392, we extend the comment and reply comment deadlines for the above 
proceeding as discussed herein.

Federal Communications Commission.
David S. Turetsky,
Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.
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