[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 218 (Friday, November 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67342-67343]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27435]


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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 meetings.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) will convene open public meetings of the Board of the First 
Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

DATES: The meetings will be held on December 11, 2012; April 23, 2013; 
August 13, 2013; and October 15, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Eastern Time in Washington, DC.\1\
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    \1\ Additional meetings will be held February 12, 2013, and 
December 17, 2013 in Boulder, Colorado; and June 11, 2012, in San 
Francisco, California. NTIA will publish separate Federal Register 
Notices for the Boulder and San Francisco meetings.

ADDRESSES: For the meetings in Washington, DC, Board members will meet 
in the Secretary's Conference Room, Room 5855, Herbert C. Hoover 
Building, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution 
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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 FirstNet as an independent authority within 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 held its first public meeting on September 25, 2012.
    Matters To Be Considered: NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its 
Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet prior to each 
meeting. The agenda topics are subject to change.
    Time and Date: The meetings will be held on December 11, 2012; 
April 23, 2013; August 13, 2013; and October 15, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 
12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The times are subject to change. Please refer 
to NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet for the 
most current information.
    Place: The meetings will be held in the Secretary's Conference 
Room, Room 5855, U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover 
Building, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The 
location of these meetings is subject to change. Please refer to NTIA's 
Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet for the most 
current information.
    Other Information: The meeting is open to the public and press. 
Given the space limitations of the Secretary's Conference Room where 
the Board will meet, members of the public wishing 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 meetings are 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.
    The meetings will also be webcast. Please refer to NTIA's Web site 
at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet for webcast instructions 
and other information. If you have technical questions regarding the 
webcast, please contact Charles Franz at cfranz@ntia.doc.gov. Access 
details for these meetings are subject to change. Please refer to 
NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet for the 
most current information.
    Records: NTIA maintains records of all Board proceedings. Board 
minutes will be available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet.

    Dated: November 6, 2012.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2012-27435 Filed 11-8-12; 8:45 am]
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