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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 78 , No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / 
Unified Agenda

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Ch. I


Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions--
Fall 2012

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: Twice a year, in spring and fall, the Commission publishes in 
the Federal Register a list in the Unified Agenda of those major items 
and other significant proceedings under development or review that 
pertain to the Regulatory Flexibility Act. See 5 U.S.C. 602. The 
Unified Agenda also provides the Code of Federal Regulations citations 
and legal authorities that govern these proceedings.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maura McGowan, Telecommunications 
Specialist, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, (202) 418-0990.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Unified Agenda of Major and Other Significant Proceedings

    The Commission encourages public participation in its rulemaking 
process. To help keep the public informed of significant rulemaking 
proceedings, the Commission has prepared a list of important 
proceedings now in progress. The General Services Administration 
publishes the Unified Agenda in the Federal Register in the spring and 
fall of each year.
    The following terms may be helpful in understanding the status of 
the proceedings included in this report:
    Docket Number--assigned to a proceeding if the Commission has 
issued either a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking or a Notice of Inquiry 
concerning the matter under consideration. The Commission has used 
docket numbers since January 1, 1978. Docket numbers consist of the 
last two digits of the calendar year in which the docket was 
established plus a sequential number that begins at 1 with the first 
docket initiated during a calendar year (e.g., Docket No. 96-1 or 
Docket No. 99-1). The abbreviation for the responsible bureau usually 
precedes the docket number, as in ``MM Docket No. 96-222,'' which 
indicates that the responsible bureau is the Mass Media Bureau (now the 
Media Bureau). A docket number consisting of only five digits (e.g., 
Docket No. 29622) indicates that the docket was established before 
January 1, 1978.
    Notice of Inquiry (NOI)--issued by the Commission when it is 
seeking information on a broad subject or trying to generate ideas on a 
given topic. A comment period is specified during which all interested 
parties may submit comments.
    Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)--issued by the Commission when 
it is proposing a specific change to Commission rules and regulations. 
Before any changes are actually made, interested parties may submit 
written comments on the proposed revisions.
    Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM)--issued by the 
Commission when additional comment in the proceeding is sought.
    Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O)--issued by the Commission to 
deny a petition for rulemaking, conclude an inquiry, modify a decision, 
or address a petition for reconsideration of a decision.
    Rulemaking (RM) Number--assigned to a proceeding after the 
appropriate bureau or office has reviewed a petition for rulemaking, 
but before the Commission has taken action on the petition.
    Report and Order (R&O)--issued by the Commission to state a new or 
amended rule or state that the Commission rules and regulations will 
not be revised.

Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.

       Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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431.......................  Implementation of the              3060-AG58
                             Telecommunications Act of
                             1996; Access to
                             Telecommunications
                             Service,
                             Telecommunications
                             Equipment, and Customer
                             Premises Equipment by
                             Persons With Disabilities.
432.......................  Rules and Regulations              3060-AI14
                             Implementing the
                             Telephone Consumer
                             Protection Act (TCPA) of
                             1991 (CG Docket No. 02-
                             278).
433.......................  Rules and Regulations              3060-AI15
                             Implementing Section 225
                             of the Communications Act
                             (Telecommunications Relay
                             Service) (CG Docket No.
                             03-123).
434.......................  Consumer Information and           3060-AI61
                             Disclosure and Truth in
                             Billing and Billing
                             Format.
435.......................  Closed-Captioning of Video         3060-AI72
                             Programming (Section 610
                             Review).
436.......................  Accessibility of                   3060-AI75
                             Programming Providing
                             Emergency Information.
437.......................  Empowering Consumers to            3060-AJ51
                             Avoid Bill Shock (Docket
                             No. 10-207).
438.......................  Empowering Consumers to            3060-AJ72
                             Prevent and Detect
                             Billing for Unauthorized
                             Charges (``Cramming'').
439.......................  Implementation of the              3060-AJ74
                             Middle Class Tax Relief
                             and Job Creation Act of
                             2012--Establishment of a
                             Public Safety Answering
                             Point Do-Not-Call
                             Registry.
440.......................  Implementation of the              3060-AJ84
                             Middle Class Tax Relief
                             and Job Creation Act of
                             2012/Establishment of a
                             Public Safety Answering
                             Point Do-Not-Call
                             Registry.
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         Office of Engineering and Technology--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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441.......................  New Advanced Wireless              3060-AH65
                             Services (ET Docket No.
                             00-258).
442.......................  Exposure to Radiofrequency         3060-AI17
                             Electromagnetic Fields.
443.......................  Unlicensed Operation in            3060-AI52
                             the TV Broadcast Bands
                             (ET Docket No. 04-186).
444.......................  Fixed and Mobile Services          3060-AJ46
                             in the Mobile Satellite
                             Service (ET Docket No. 10-
                             142).
445.......................  Innovation in the                  3060-AJ57
                             Broadcast Television
                             Bands; ET Docket No. 10-
                             235.
446.......................  Radio Experimentation and          3060-AJ62
                             Market Trials Under Part
                             5 of the Commission's
                             Rules and Streamlining
                             Other Related Rules; ET
                             Docket No. 10-236.

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447.......................  Operation of Radar Systems         3060-AJ68
                             in the 76-77 GHz Band; ET
                             Docket No. 11-90.
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                 International Bureau--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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448.......................  Establishment of Rules and         3060-AF93
                             Policies for the Digital
                             Audio Radio Satellite
                             Service in the 2310-2360
                             MHz Frequency Band (IB
                             Docket No. 95-91; GEN
                             Docket No. 90-357).
449.......................  Space Station Licensing            3060-AH98
                             Reform (IB Docket No. 02-
                             34).
450.......................  Reporting Requirements for         3060-AI42
                             U.S. Providers of
                             International
                             Telecommunications
                             Services (IB Docket No.
                             04-112).
451.......................  Amendment of the                   3060-AI90
                             Commission's Rules To
                             Allocate Spectrum and
                             Adopt Service Rules and
                             Procedures To Govern the
                             Use of Vehicle-Mounted
                             Earth Stations (IB Docket
                             No. 07-101).
452.......................  Review of Foreign                  3060-AJ70
                             Ownership Policies for
                             Common Carrier and
                             Aeronautical Radio
                             Licensees Under Section
                             310(b)(4) of the
                             Communications Act of
                             1934, as Amended; IB
                             Docket No. 11-133.
453.......................  International Settlements          3060-AJ77
                             Policy Reform; IB Docket
                             No. 11-80.
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                     Media Bureau--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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454.......................  Competitive Availability           3060-AG28
                             of Navigation Devices (CS
                             Docket No. 97-80).
455.......................  Second Periodic Review of          3060-AH54
                             Rules and Policies
                             Affecting the Conversion
                             to DTV (MB Docket 03-15).
456.......................  Broadcast Ownership Rules.         3060-AH97
457.......................  Establishment of Rules for         3060-AI38
                             Digital Low-Power
                             Television, Television
                             Translator, and
                             Television Booster
                             Stations (MB Docket No.
                             03-185).
458.......................  Joint Sales Agreements in          3060-AI55
                             Local Television Markets
                             (MB Docket No. 04-256).
459.......................  Program Access Rules--             3060-AI87
                             Sunset of Exclusive
                             Contracts Prohibition and
                             Examination of
                             Programming Tying
                             Arrangements (MB Docket
                             Nos. 12-68, 07-198).
460.......................  Third Periodic Review of           3060-AI89
                             the Commission's Rules
                             and Policies Affecting
                             the Conversion to Digital
                             Television (MB Docket No.
                             07-91).
461.......................  Broadcast Localism (MB             3060-AJ04
                             Docket No. 04-233).
462.......................  Creating a Low Power Radio         3060-AJ07
                             Service (MM Docket No. 99-
                             25).
463.......................  Policies To Promote Rural          3060-AJ23
                             Radio Service and To
                             Streamline Allotment and
                             Assignment Procedures (MB
                             Docket No. 09-52).
464.......................  Promoting Diversification          3060-AJ27
                             of Ownership in the
                             Broadcast Services (MB
                             Docket No. 07-294).
465.......................  Amendment of the                   3060-AJ55
                             Commission's Rules
                             Related to Retransmission
                             Consent; MB Docket No. 10-
                             71.
466.......................  Video Description:                 3060-AJ56
                             Implementation of the
                             Twenty-First Century
                             Communications and Video
                             Accessibility Act of
                             2010; MB Docket No. 11-43.
467.......................  Closed Captioning of               3060-AJ67
                             Internet Protocol-
                             Delivered Video
                             Programming:
                             Implementation of the
                             Twenty-First Century
                             Communications and Video
                             Accessibility Act of
                             2010; MB Docket No. 11-
                             154.
468.......................  Basic Service Tier                 3060-AJ76
                             Encryption (MB Docket No.
                             11-169).
469.......................  Noncommercial Educational          3060-AJ79
                             Station Fundraising for
                             Third-Party Non-Profit
                             Organizations; MB Docket
                             No. 12-106.
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             Office of Managing Director--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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470.......................  Assessment and Collection          3060-AI79
                             of Regulatory Fees.
471.......................  Amendment of Part 1 of the         3060-AJ54
                             Commission's Rules,
                             Concerning Practice and
                             Procedure, Amendment of
                             CORES Registration
                             System; MD Docket No. 10-
                             234.
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      Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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472.......................  Revision of the Rules To           3060-AG34
                             Ensure Compatibility With
                             Enhanced 911 Emergency
                             Calling Systems.
473.......................  Enhanced 911 Services for          3060-AG60
                             Wireline.
474.......................  In the Matter of the               3060-AG74
                             Communications Assistance
                             for Law Enforcement Act.
475.......................  Development of                     3060-AG85
                             Operational, Technical,
                             and Spectrum Requirements
                             for Public Safety
                             Communications
                             Requirements.
476.......................  Implementation of 911 Act          3060-AH90
                             (CC Docket No. 92-105, WT
                             Docket No. 00-110).
477.......................  Commission Rules                   3060-AI22
                             Concerning Disruptions to
                             Communications; PS Docket
                             No. 11-82.

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478.......................  E911 Requirements for IP-          3060-AI62
                             Enabled Service
                             Providers; Dockets: GN 11-
                             117, PS 07-114, WC 05-
                             196, WC 04-36.
479.......................  Stolen Vehicle Recovery            3060-AJ01
                             System (SVRS).
480.......................  Commercial Mobile Alert            3060-AJ03
                             System.
481.......................  Emergency Alert System....         3060-AJ33
482.......................  Wireless E911 Location             3060-AJ52
                             Accuracy Requirements; PS
                             Docket No. 07-114.
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          Wireless Telecommunications Bureau--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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483.......................  Reexamination of Roaming           3060-AH83
                             Obligations of Commercial
                             Mobile Radio Service
                             Providers.
484.......................  Review of Part 87 of the           3060-AI35
                             Commission's Rules
                             Concerning Aviation (WT
                             Docket No. 01-289).
485.......................  Implementation of the              3060-AI88
                             Commercial Spectrum
                             Enhancement Act (CSEA)
                             and Modernization of the
                             Commission's Competitive
                             Bidding Rules and
                             Procedures (WT Docket No.
                             05-211).
486.......................  Facilitating the Provision         3060-AJ12
                             of Fixed and Mobile
                             Broadband Access,
                             Educational, and Other
                             Advanced Services in the
                             2150-2162 and 2500-2690
                             MHz Bands.
487.......................  Amendment of the Rules             3060-AJ16
                             Regarding Maritime
                             Automatic Identification
                             Systems (WT Docket No. 04-
                             344).
488.......................  Service Rules for Advanced         3060-AJ19
                             Wireless Services in the
                             2155-2175 MHz Band.
489.......................  Service Rules for Advanced         3060-AJ20
                             Wireless Services in the
                             1915 to 1920 MHz, 1995 to
                             2000 MHz, 2020 to 2025
                             MHz, and 2175 to 2180 MHz
                             Bands.
490.......................  Rules Authorizing the              3060-AJ21
                             Operation of Low Power
                             Auxiliary Stations in the
                             698-806 MHz Band, WT
                             Docket No. 08-166; Public
                             Interest Spectrum
                             Coalition, Petition for
                             Rulemaking Regarding Low
                             Power Auxiliary.
491.......................  Amendment of the                   3060-AJ22
                             Commission's Rules To
                             Improve Public Safety
                             Communications in the 800
                             MHz Band, and To
                             Consolidate the 800 MHz
                             and 900 MHz Business and
                             Industrial/Land
                             Transportation Pool
                             Channels.
492.......................  Amendment of Part 101 to           3060-AJ28
                             Accommodate 30 MHz
                             Channels in the 6525-6875
                             MHz Band and Provide
                             Conditional Authorization
                             on Channels in the 21.8-
                             22.0 and 23.0-23.2 GHz
                             Band (WT Docket No. 04-
                             114).
493.......................  In the Matter of Service           3060-AJ35
                             Rules for the 698 to 746,
                             747 to 762, and 777 to
                             792 MHz Bands.
494.......................  National Environmental Act         3060-AJ36
                             Compliance for Proposed
                             Tower Registrations; In
                             the Matter of Effects on
                             Migratory Birds.
495.......................  Amendment of Part 90 of            3060-AJ37
                             the Commission's Rules.
496.......................  Amendment of Part 101 of           3060-AJ47
                             the Commission's Rules
                             for Microwave Use and
                             Broadcast Auxiliary
                             Service Flexibility.
497.......................  2004 and 2006 Biennial             3060-AJ50
                             Regulatory Reviews--
                             Streamlining and Other
                             Revisions of the
                             Commission's Rules
                             Governing Construction,
                             Marking, and Lighting of
                             Antenna Structures.
498.......................  Universal Service Reform           3060-AJ58
                             Mobility Fund (WT Docket
                             No. 10-208).
499.......................  Fixed and Mobile Services          3060-AJ59
                             in the Mobile Satellite
                             Service Bands at 1525-
                             1559 MHz and 1626.5-
                             1660.5 MHz, 1610-1626.5
                             MHz and 2483.5-2500 MHz,
                             and 2000-2020 MHz and
                             2180-2200 MHz.
500.......................  Improving Spectrum                 3060-AJ71
                             Efficiency Through
                             Flexible Channel Spacing
                             and Bandwidth Utilization
                             for Economic Area-Based
                             800 MHz Specialized
                             Mobile Radio Licensees;
                             WT Docket Nos. 12-64 and
                             11-110.
501.......................  Service Rules for Advanced         3060-AJ73
                             Wireless Services in the
                             2000-2020 MHz and 2180-
                             2200 MHz Bands.
502.......................  Promoting Interoperability         3060-AJ78
                             in the 700 MHz Commercial
                             Spectrum;
                             Interoperability of
                             Mobile User Equipment
                             Across Paired Commercial
                             Spectrum Blocks in the
                             700 MHz Band.
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          Wireless Telecommunications Bureau--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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503.......................  Amendment of Parts 13 and          3060-AH55
                             80 of the Commission's
                             Rules Governing Maritime
                             Communications.
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             Wireline Competition Bureau--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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504.......................  Implementation of the              3060-AF85
                             Universal Service
                             Portions of the 1996
                             Telecommunications Act.
505.......................  2000 Biennial Regulatory           3060-AH72
                             Review--Telecommunication
                             s Service Quality
                             Reporting Requirements.
506.......................  Access Charge Reform and           3060-AH74
                             Universal Service Reform.
507.......................  National Exchange Carrier          3060-AI47
                             Association Petition.
508.......................  IP-Enabled Services.......         3060-AI48
509.......................  Establishing Just and              3060-AJ02
                             Reasonable Rates for
                             Local Exchange Carriers
                             (WC Docket No. 07-135).
510.......................  Jurisdictional Separations         3060-AJ06
511.......................  Service Quality, Customer          3060-AJ14
                             Satisfaction,
                             Infrastructure and
                             Operating Data Gathering
                             (WC Docket Nos. 08-190,
                             07-139, 07-204, 07-273,
                             07-21).

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512.......................  Form 477; Development of           3060-AJ15
                             Nationwide Broadband Data
                             To Evaluate Reasonable
                             and Timely Deployment of
                             Advanced Services to All
                             Americans.
513.......................  Preserving the Open                3060-AJ30
                             Internet; Broadband
                             Industry Practices.
514.......................  Local Number Portability           3060-AJ32
                             Porting Interval and
                             Validation Requirements
                             (WC Docket No. 07-244).
515.......................  Electronic Tariff Filing           3060-AJ41
                             System (ETFS); WC Docket
                             No. 10-141.
516.......................  Implementation of Section          3060-AJ64
                             224 of the Act; A
                             National Broadband Plan
                             for Our Future; WC Docket
                             No. 07-245, GN Docket No.
                             09-51.
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

Long-Term Actions

431. Implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996; Access to 
Telecommunications Service, Telecommunications Equipment, and Customer 
Premises Equipment by Persons With Disabilities

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 255; 47 U.S.C. 251(a)(2)
    Abstract: These proceedings implement the provisions of sections 
255 and 251(a)(2) of the Communications Act and related sections of the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996 regarding the accessibility of 
telecommunications equipment and services to persons with disabilities.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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R&O.................................   08/14/96  61 FR 42181
NOI.................................   09/26/96  61 FR 50465
NPRM................................   05/22/98  63 FR 28456
R&O.................................   11/19/99  64 FR 63235
Further NOI.........................   11/19/99  64 FR 63277
Public Notice.......................   01/07/02  67 FR 678
R&O.................................   08/06/07  72 FR 43546
Petition for Waiver.................   11/01/07  72 FR 61813
Public Notice.......................   11/01/07  72 FR 61882
Final Rule..........................   04/21/08  73 FR 21251
Public Notice.......................   08/01/08  73 FR 45008
Extension of Waiver.................   05/15/08  73 FR 28057
Extension of Waiver.................   05/06/09  74 FR 20892
Public Notice.......................   05/07/09  74 FR 21364
Extension of Waiver.................   07/29/09  74 FR 37624
NPRM................................   03/14/11  76 FR 13800
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   04/12/11  76 FR 20297
FNPRM...............................   12/30/11  76 FR 82240
Comment Period End..................   03/14/12
R&O.................................   12/30/11  76 FR 82354
Announcement of Effective Date......   04/25/12  77 FR 24632
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Cheryl J. King, Deputy Chief, Disability Rights 
Office, Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 
418-2284, TDD Phone: 202 418-0416, Fax: 202 418-0037, Email: 
cheryl.king@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AG58

432. Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer 
Protection Act (TCPA) of 1991 (CG Docket No. 02-278)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 227
    Abstract: On July 3, 2003, the Commission released a Report and 
Order establishing, along with the FTC, a national do-not-call 
registry. The Commission's Report and Order also adopted rules on the 
use of predictive dialers, the transmission of caller ID information by 
telemarketers, and the sending of unsolicited fax advertisements.
    On September 21, 2004, the Commission released an Order amending 
existing safe harbor rules for telemarketers subject to the do-not-call 
registry to require such telemarketers to access the do-not-call list 
every 31 days, rather than every 3 months.
    On April 5, 2006, the Commission adopted a Report and Order and 
Third Order on Reconsideration amending its facsimile advertising rules 
to implement the Junk Fax Protection Act of 2005. On October 14, 2008, 
the Commission released an Order on Reconsideration addressing certain 
issues raised in petitions for reconsideration and/or clarification of 
the Report and Order and Third Order on Reconsideration.
    On January 4, 2008, the Commission released a Declaratory Ruling, 
clarifying that autodialed and prerecorded message calls to wireless 
numbers that are provided by the called party to a creditor in 
connection with an existing debt are permissible as calls made with the 
``prior express consent'' of the called party.
    Following a December 4, 2007, NPRM, on June 17, 2008, the 
Commission released a Report and Order amending its rules to require 
sellers and/or telemarketers to honor registrations with the National 
Do-Not-Call Registry indefinitely, unless the registration is cancelled 
by the consumer or the number is removed by the database administrator.
    On January 22, 2010, the Commission released an NPRM proposing to 
require sellers and telemarketers to obtain express written consent 
from recipients before making autodialed or prerecorded telemarketing 
calls, commonly known as ``robocalls,'' even when the caller has an 
established business relationship with the consumer. The proposals 
also, among other things, would require that prerecorded telemarketing 
calls include an automated, interactive mechanism by which a consumer 
may ``opt out'' of receiving future prerecorded messages from a seller 
or telemarketer.
    On February 15, 2012, the Commission released a Report and Order 
requiring telemarketers to obtain prior express written consent, 
including by electronic means, before making an autodialed or 
prerecorded telemarketing call to a wireless number or before making a 
prerecorded telemarketing call to a residential line; eliminating the 
``established business relationship'' exemption to the consent 
requirement for prerecorded telemarketing calls to residential lines; 
requiring telemarketers to provide an automated, interactive ``opt-
out'' mechanism during autodialed or prerecorded telemarketing calls to 
wireless numbers and during prerecorded telemarketing calls to 
residential lines; and requiring that the abandoned call rate for 
telemarketing calls be calculated on a ``per-campaign'' basis.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/08/02  67 FR 62667
FNPRM...............................   04/03/03  68 FR 16250
Order...............................   07/25/03  68 FR 44144
Order Effective.....................   08/25/03

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Order on Recon......................   08/25/03  68 FR 50978
Order...............................   10/14/03  68 FR 59130
FNPRM...............................   03/31/04  69 FR 16873
Order...............................   10/08/04  69 FR 60311
Order...............................   10/28/04  69 FR 62816
Order on Recon......................   04/13/05  70 FR 19330
Order...............................   06/30/05  70 FR 37705
NPRM................................   12/19/05  70 FR 75102
Public Notice.......................   04/26/06  71 FR 24634
Order...............................   05/03/06  71 FR 25967
NPRM................................   12/14/07  72 FR 71099
Declaratory Ruling..................   02/01/08  73 FR 6041
R&O.................................   07/14/08  73 FR 40183
Order on Recon......................   10/30/08  73 FR 64556
NPRM................................   03/22/10  75 FR 13471
R&O (release date)..................   02/15/12
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Kurt Schroeder, Deputy Chief, Consumer Policy Div., 
Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0966, 
Email: kurt.schroeder@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI14

433. Rules and Regulations Implementing Section 225 of the 
Communications Act (Telecommunications Relay Service) (CG Docket No. 
03-123)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 225
    Abstract: This proceeding established a new docket flowing from the 
previous telecommunications relay service (TRS) history, CC Docket No. 
98-67. This proceeding continues the Commission's inquiry into 
improving the quality of TRS and furthering the goal of functional 
equivalency, consistent with Congress' mandate that TRS regulations 
encourage the use of existing technology and not discourage or impair 
the development of new technology. In this docket, the Commission 
explores ways to improve emergency preparedness for TRS facilities and 
services, new TRS technologies, public access to information and 
outreach, and issues related to payments from the Interstate TRS Fund.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/25/03  68 FR 50993
R&O, Order on Recon.................   09/01/04  69 FR 53346
FNPRM...............................   09/01/04  69 FR 53382
Public Notice.......................   02/17/05  70 FR 8034
Declaratory Ruling/Interpretation...   02/25/05  70 FR 9239
Public Notice.......................   03/07/05  70 FR 10930
Order...............................   03/23/05  70 FR 14568
Public Notice/Announcement of Date..   04/06/05  70 FR 17334
Order...............................   07/01/05  70 FR 38134
Order on Recon......................   08/31/05  70 FR 51643
R&O.................................   08/31/05  70 FR 51649
Order...............................   09/14/05  70 FR 54294
Order...............................   09/14/05  70 FR 54298
Public Notice.......................   10/12/05  70 FR 59346
R&O/Order on Recon..................   12/23/05  70 FR 76208
Order...............................   12/28/05  70 FR 76712
Order...............................   12/29/05  70 FR 77052
NPRM................................   02/01/06  71 FR 5221
Declaratory Ruling/Clarification....   05/31/06  71 FR 30818
FNPRM...............................   05/31/06  71 FR 30848
FNPRM...............................   06/01/06  71 FR 31131
Declaratory Ruling/Dismissal of        06/21/06  71 FR 35553
 Petition.
Clarification.......................   06/28/06  71 FR 36690
Declaratory Ruling on Recon.........   07/06/06  71 FR 38268
Order on Recon......................   08/16/06  71 FR 47141
MO&O................................   08/16/06  71 FR 47145
Clarification.......................   08/23/06  71 FR 49380
FNPRM...............................   09/13/06  71 FR 54009
Final Rule; Clarification...........   02/14/07  72 FR 6960
Order...............................   03/14/07  72 FR 11789
R&O.................................   08/06/07  72 FR 43546
Public Notice.......................   08/16/07  72 FR 46060
Order...............................   11/01/07  72 FR 61813
Public Notice.......................   01/04/08  73 FR 863
R&O/Declaratory Ruling..............   01/17/08  73 FR 3197
Order...............................   02/19/08  73 FR 9031
Order...............................   04/21/08  73 FR 21347
R&O.................................   04/21/08  73 FR 21252
Order...............................   04/23/08  73 FR 21843
Public Notice.......................   04/30/08  73 FR 23361
Order...............................   05/15/08  73 FR 28057
Declaratory Ruling..................   07/08/08  73 FR 38928
FNPRM...............................   07/18/08  73 FR 41307
R&O.................................   07/18/08  73 FR 41286
Public Notice.......................   08/01/08  73 FR 45006
Public Notice.......................   08/05/08  73 FR 45354
Public Notice.......................   10/10/08  73 FR 60172
Order...............................   10/23/08  73 FR 63078
2nd R&O and Order on Recon..........   12/30/08  73 FR 79683
Order...............................   05/06/09  74 FR 20892
Public Notice.......................   05/07/09  74 FR 21364
NPRM................................   05/21/09  74 FR 23815
Public Notice.......................   05/21/09  74 FR 23859
Public Notice.......................   06/12/09  74 FR 28046
Order...............................   07/29/09  74 FR 37624
Public Notice.......................   08/07/09  74 FR 39699
Order...............................   09/18/09  74 FR 47894
Order...............................   10/26/09  74 FR 54913
Public Notice.......................   05/12/10  75 FR 26701
Order Deying Stay Motion (Release      07/09/10  .......................
 Date).
Order...............................   08/13/10  75 FR 49491
Order...............................   09/03/10  75 FR 54040
NPRM................................   11/02/10  75 FR 67333
NPRM................................   05/02/11  76 FR 24442
Order...............................   07/25/11  76 FR 44326
Final Rule (Order)..................   09/27/11  76 FR 59551
Final Rule; announcement of            11/22/11  76 FR 72124
 effective date.
Proposed Rule (Public Notice).......   02/28/12  77 FR 11997
Comment Period End..................   03/20/12  .......................
Proposed Rule (FNPRM)...............   02/01/12  77 FR 4948
FNPRM Comment Period End............   02/28/12  .......................
First R&O...........................   07/25/12  77 FR 43538
Public Notice (release date)........   10/15/12  .......................
Comment Period End..................   11/29/12  .......................
Next Action Undetermined............             .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and 
Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 
12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2388, Email: 
karen.strauss@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI15

434. Consumer Information and Disclosure and Truth in Billing and 
Billing Format

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 258
    Abstract: In 1999, the Commission adopted truth-in-billing rules to 
address concerns that there is consumer confusion relating to billing 
for telecommunications services. On March 18, 2005, the Commission 
released an Order and FNPRM to further facilitate the ability of 
telephone consumers to make informed choices among competitive service 
offerings.
    On August 28, 2009, the Commission released a Notice of Inquiry 
which asks questions about information available to consumers at all 
stages of the purchasing process for all communications services, 
including (1) Choosing a provider; (2) choosing a service plan; (3) 
managing use of the service plan; and (4) deciding whether and when to 
switch an existing provider or plan.
    On October 14, 2010, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking proposing rules that would require mobile service providers 
to provide usage alerts and information that will assist consumers in 
avoiding unexpected charges on their bills.
    On July 12, 2011, the Commission released an NPRM that would assist 
consumers in detecting and preventing the placement of unauthorized 
charges on their telephone bills, an unlawful

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and fraudulent practice, commonly referred to as ``cramming.''
    On April 27, 2012, the Commission adopted rules to address 
``cramming'' on wireline telephone bills and released an FNPRM seeking 
comment on additional measures.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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FNPRM...............................   05/25/05  70 FR 30044
R&O.................................   05/25/05  70 FR 29979
NOI.................................   08/28/09
Public Notice.......................   05/20/10  75 FR 28249
Public Notice.......................   06/11/10  75 FR 33303
NPRM................................   11/26/10  75 FR 72773
NPRM................................   08/23/11  76 FR 52625
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/21/11
R&O and FNPRM.......................   04/27/12  77 FR 30972
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: John B. Adams, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, 
Phone: 202 418-2854, Email: johnb.adams@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI61

435. Closed-Captioning of Video Programming (Section 610 Review)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 613
    Abstract: The Commission's closed-captioning rules are designed to 
make video programming more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing 
Americans. This proceeding resolves some issues regarding the 
Commission's closed-captioning rules that were raised for comment in 
2005, and also seeks comment on how a certain exemption from the 
closed-captioning rules should be applied to digital multicast 
broadcast channels.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/03/97  62 FR 4959
R&O.................................   09/16/97  62 FR 48487
Order on Recon......................   10/28/98  63 FR 55959
NPRM................................   09/26/05  70 FR 56150
Order and Declaratory Ruling........   01/13/09  74 FR 1594
NPRM................................   01/13/09  74 FR 1654
Final Rule Correction...............   09/11/09  74 FR 46703
Final Rule Announcement of Effective   02/19/10  75 FR 7370
 Date.
Order...............................   02/19/10  75 FR 7368
Order Suspending Effective Date.....   02/19/10  75 FR 7369
Waiver Order........................   10/04/10  75 FR 61101
Public Notice.......................   11/17/10  75 FR 70168
Interim Final Rule (Order)..........   11/01/11  76 FR 67376
Final Rule (MO&O)...................   11/01/11  76 FR 67377
NPRM................................   11/01/11  76 FR 67397
NPRM Comment Period End.............   12/16/11
Public Notice.......................   05/04/12  77 FR 26550
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Eliot Greenwald, Consumer & Governmental Affairs 
Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2235, Email: 
eliot.greenwald@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI72

436. Accessibility of Programming Providing Emergency Information

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 613
    Abstract: In this proceeding, the Commission adopted rules 
detailing how video programming distributors must make emergency 
information accessible to persons with hearing and visual disabilities.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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FNPRM...............................   01/21/98  63 FR 3070
NPRM................................   12/01/99  64 FR 67236
NPRM Correction.....................   12/22/99  64 FR 71712
Second R&O..........................   05/09/00  65 FR 26757
R&O.................................   09/11/00  65 FR 54805
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Eliot Greenwald, Consumer & Governmental Affairs 
Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2235, Email: 
eliot.greenwald@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI75

437. Empowering Consumers To Avoid Bill Shock (Docket No. 10-207)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 332
    Abstract: On October 14, 2010, the Commission released a Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking which proposes a rule that would require mobile 
service providers to provide usage alerts and information that will 
assist consumers in avoiding unexpected charges on their bills.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Public Notice.......................   05/20/10  75 FR 28249
NPRM................................   11/26/10  75 FR 72773
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Richard D. Smith, Special Counsel, Consumer Policy 
Div., Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 717 
338-2797, Fax: 717 338-2574, Email: richard.smith@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ51

438. Empowering Consumers To Prevent and Detect Billing for 
Unauthorized Charges (``Cramming'')

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 
U.S.C. 332
    Abstract: On July 12, 2011, the Commission released a Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking proposing rules that would assist consumers in 
detecting and preventing the placement of unauthorized charges on 
telephone bills, an unlawful and fraudulent practice commonly referred 
to as ``cramming.''
    On April 27, 2012, the Commission adopted rules to address 
``cramming'' on wireline telephone bills and released an FNPRM seeking 
comment on additional measures.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/23/11  76 FR 52625
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/21/11
R&O and FNPRM.......................   04/27/12  77 FR 30972
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: John B. Adams, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, 
Phone: 202 418-2854, Email: johnb.adams@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ72

439. Implementation of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act 
of 2012--Establishment of a Public Safety Answering Point Do-Not-Call 
Registry

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 112-96, sec 6507
    Abstract: The Commission must issue, by May 22, 2012, an NPRM to 
initiate a proceeding to create a Do-Not-Call registry for public 
safety answer points (PSAPs), as required by section 6507 of the Middle 
Class Tax Relief and Job

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Creation Act of 2012. The statute requires the Commission to: establish 
a registry that allows PSAPs to register their telephone numbers on a 
do-not-call list; prohibit the use of automatic dialing equipment to 
contact registered numbers; and implement a range of monetary penalties 
for disclosure of registered numbers and for use of automatic dialing 
equipment to contact such numbers.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/21/12  77 FR 37362
R&O (release date)..................   10/17/12
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Richard D. Smith, Special Counsel, Consumer Policy 
Div., Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 717 
338-2797, Fax: 717 338-2574, Email: richard.smith@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ74

440.  Implementation of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job 
Creation Act of 2012/Establishment of a Public Safety Answering Point 
Do-Not-Call Registry

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 112-96 sec 6507
    Abstract: The Commission issued, on May 22, 2012, an NPRM to 
initiate a proceeding to create a Do-Not-Call registry for public 
safety answer points (PSAPs), as required by section 6507 of the Middle 
Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. The statute requires the 
Commission to establish a registry that allows PSAPs to register their 
telephone numbers on a do-not-call list; prohibit the use of automatic 
dialing equipment to contact registered numbers; and implement a range 
of monetary penalties for disclosure of registered numbers and for use 
of automatic dialing equipment to contact such numbers. On October 17, 
2012, the commission adopted final rules implementing the statutory 
requirements described above.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM (release date).................   05/22/12
R&O (release date)..................   10/17/12
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Richard D. Smith, Special Counsel, Consumer Policy 
Div., Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 717 
338-2797, Fax: 717 338-2574, Email: richard.smith@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ84

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Office of Engineering and Technology

Long-Term Actions

441. New Advanced Wireless Services (ET Docket No. 00-258)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 157(a); 47 U.S.C. 
303(c); 47 U.S.C. 303(f); 47 U.S.C. 303(g); 47 U.S.C. 303(r)
    Abstract: This proceeding explores the possible uses of frequency 
bands below 3 GHz to support the introduction of new advanced wireless 
services, including third generations as well as future generations of 
wireless systems. Advanced wireless systems could provide for a wide 
range of voice data and broadband services over a variety of mobile and 
fixed networks.
    The Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking discusses the frequency 
bands that are still under consideration in this proceeding and invites 
additional comments on their disposition. Specifically, it addresses 
the Unlicensed Personal Communications Service (UPCS) band at 1910-1930 
MHz, the Multipoint Distribution Service (MDS) spectrum at 2155-2160/62 
MHz bands, the Emerging Technology spectrum, at 2160-2165 MHz, and the 
bands reallocated from MSS 91990-2000 MHz, 2020-2025 MHz, and 2165-2180 
MHz. We seek comment on these bands with respect to using them for 
paired or unpaired Advance Wireless Service (AWS) operations or as 
relocation spectrum for existing services.
    The seventh Report and Order facilitates the introduction of 
Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) in the band 1710-1755 MHz--an integral 
part of a 90 MHz spectrum allocation recently reallocated to allow for 
such new and innovative wireless services. We largely adopt the 
proposals set forth in our recent AWS Fourth NPRM in this proceeding 
that are designed to clear the 1710-1755 MHz band of incumbent Federal 
Government operations that would otherwise impede the development of 
new nationwide AWS services. These actions are consistent with previous 
actions in this proceeding and with the United States Department of 
Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) 2002 Viability Assessment, which addressed relocation and 
reaccommodation options for Federal Government operations in the band.
    The eighth Report and Order reallocated the 2155-2160 MHz band for 
fixed and mobile services and designates the 2155-2175 MHz band for 
Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) use. This proceeding continues the 
Commission's ongoing efforts to promote spectrum utilization and 
efficiency with regard to the provision of new services, including 
Advanced Wireless Services.
    The Order requires Broadband Radio Service (BRS) licensees in the 
2150-2160/62 MHz band to provide information on the construction status 
and operational parameters of each incumbent BRS system that would be 
the subject of relocation.
    The Notice of Proposed Rule Making requested comments on the 
specific relocation procedures applicable to Broadband Radio Service 
(BRS) operations in the 2150-2160/62 MHz band, which the Commission 
recently decided will be relocated to the newly restructured 2495-2690 
MHz band. The Commission also requested comments on the specific 
relocation procedures applicable to Fixed Microwave Service (FS) 
operations in the 2160-2175 MHz band.
    The Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) and the Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) set forth the specific data that 
Broadband Radio Service (BRS) licensees in the 2150-2160/62 MHz band 
must file along with the deadline date and procedures for filing this 
data on the Commission's Universal Licensing System (ULS). The data 
will assist in determining future AWS licensees' relocation 
obligations.
    The ninth Report and Order established procedures for the 
relocation of Broadband Radio Service (BRS) operations from the 2150-
2160/62 MHz band, as well as for the relocation of Fixed Microwave 
Service (FS) operations from the 2160-2175 MHz band, and modified 
existing relocation procedures for the 2110-2150 MHz and 2175-2180 MHz 
bands. It also established cost-sharing rules to identify the 
reimbursement obligations for Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) and 
Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) entrants benefiting from the relocation 
of incumbent FS operations in the 2110-

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2150 MHz and 2160-2200 MHz bands and AWS entrants benefiting from the 
relocation of BRS incumbents in the 2150-2160/62 MHz band. The 
Commission continues its ongoing efforts to promote spectrum 
utilization and efficiency with regard to the provision of new 
services, including AWS. The Order dismisses a petition for 
reconsideration filed by the Wireless Communications Association 
International, Inc. (WCA) as moot.
    Two petitions for Reconsideration were filed in response to the 
ninth Report and Order.
    The Report and Orders and Declaratory Ruling concludes the 
Commission's longstanding efforts to relocate the Broadcast Auxiliary 
Service (BAS) from the 1990-2110 MHz band to the 2025-2110 MHz band, 
freeing up 35 megahertz of spectrum in order to foster the development 
of new and innovative services. This decision addresses the outstanding 
matter of Sprint Nextel Corporation's (Sprint Nextel) inability to 
agree with Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) operators in the band on the 
sharing of the costs to relocate the BAS incumbents. To resolve this 
controversy, the Commission applied its time-honored relocation 
principles for emerging technologies previously adopted for the BAS 
band to the instant relocation process, where delays and unanticipated 
developments have left ambiguities and misconceptions among the 
relocating parties. In the process, the Commission balances the 
responsibilities for and benefits of relocating incumbent BAS 
operations among all the new entrants in the different services that 
will operate in the band.
    The Commission proposed to modify its cost sharing requirements for 
the 2 GHz BAS band because the circumstances surrounding the BAS 
transition are very different than what was expected when the cost 
sharing requirements were adopted. The Commission believed that the 
best course of action was to propose new requirements that would 
address the ambiguity of applying the literal language of the current 
requirements to the changed circumstances, as well as balance the 
responsibilities for and benefits of relocating incumbent BAS 
operations among all new entrants in the band based on the Commission's 
relocation policies set forth in the Emerging Technologies proceeding.
    The Commission proposed to eliminate, as of January 1, 2009, the 
requirement that Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) licensees in the 
thirty largest markets and fixed BAS links in all markets be 
transitioned before the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) operators can 
begin offering service. The Commission also sought comments on how to 
mitigate interference between new MSS entrants and incumbent BAS 
licensees who had not completed relocation before the MSS entrants 
begin offering service. In addition, the Commission sought comments on 
allowing MSS operators to begin providing service in those markets 
where BAS incumbents have been transitioned.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/23/01  66 FR 7438
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/09/01
Final Report........................   04/11/01  66 FR 18740
FNPRM...............................   09/13/01  66 FR 47618
MO&O................................   09/13/01  66 FR 47591
First R&O...........................   10/25/01  66 FR 53973
Petition for Recon..................   11/02/01  66 FR 55666
Second R&O..........................   01/24/03  68 FR 3455
Third NPRM..........................   03/13/03  68 FR 12015
Seventh R&O.........................   12/29/04  69 FR 7793
Petition for Recon..................   04/13/05  70 FR 19469
Eighth R&O..........................   10/26/05  70 FR 61742
Order...............................   10/26/05  70 FR 61742
NPRM................................   10/26/05  70 FR 61752
Public Notice.......................   12/14/05  70 FR 74011
Ninth R&O and Order.................   05/24/06  71 FR 29818
Petition for Recon..................   07/19/06  71 FR 41022
5th R&O, 11th R&O, 6th R&O, and        11/02/10  75 FR 67227
 Declaratory Ruling.
R&O and NPRM........................   06/23/09  74 FR 29607
FNPRM...............................   03/31/08  73 FR 16822
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Rodney Small, Economist, Federal Communications 
Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2452 Fax: 202 418-1944 Email: 
rodney.small@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AH65

442. Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 302 and 303; 47 U.S.C. 
309(j); 47 U.S.C. 336
    Abstract: The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposed 
amendments to the FCC rules relating to compliance of transmitters and 
facilities with guidelines for human exposure to radio frequency (RF) 
energy.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/08/03  68 FR 52879
NPRM Comment Period End.............   12/08/03
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Ira Keltz, Electronics Engineer, Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 
12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0616, Fax: 202 
418-1944, Email: ikeltz@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI17

443. Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands (ET Docket No. 04-
186)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 302; 47 U.S.C. 303(e) 
and 303(f); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 307
    Abstract: The Commission adopted rules to allow unlicensed radio 
transmitters to operate in the broadcast television spectrum at 
locations where that spectrum is not being used by licensed services 
(this unused TV spectrum is often termed ``white spaces''). This action 
will make a significant amount of spectrum available for new and 
innovative products and services, including broadband data and other 
services for businesses and consumers. The actions taken are a 
conservative first step that includes many safeguards to prevent 
harmful interference to incumbent communications services. Moreover, 
the Commission will closely oversee the development and introduction of 
these devices to the market and will take whatever actions may be 
necessary to avoid, and if necessary correct, any interference that may 
occur.
    The Second Memorandum Opinion and Order finalizes rules to make the 
unused spectrum in the TV bands available for unlicensed broadband 
wireless devices. This particular spectrum has excellent propagation 
characteristics that allow signals to reach farther and penetrate walls 
and other structures. Access to this spectrum could enable more 
powerful public Internet connections--super Wi-Fi hot spots--with 
extended range, fewer dead spots, and improved individual speeds as a 
result of reduced congestion on existing networks. This type of 
``opportunistic use'' of spectrum has great potential for enabling 
access to other spectrum bands and improving spectrum efficiency. The 
Commission's actions here are expected to spur investment and 
innovation in applications and devices that will be

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used not only in the TV band but eventually in other frequency bands as 
well.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/18/04  69 FR 34103
First R&O...........................   11/17/06  71 FR 66876
FNPRM...............................   11/17/06  71 FR 66897
R&O and MO&O........................   02/17/09  74 FR 7314
Petitions for Reconsideration.......   04/13/09  74 FR 16870
Second MO&O.........................   12/06/10  75 FR 75814
Petitions for Recon.................   02/09/11  76 FR 7208
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Hugh Van Tuyl, Electronics Engineer, Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 
12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7506, Fax: 202 
418-1944, Email: hugh.vantuyl@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI52

444. Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service (ET 
Docket No. 10-142)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 301; 47 U.S.C. 303(c) and 
303(f); 47 U.S.C. 303(r) and 303(y); 47 U.S.C. 310
    Abstract: The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposed to take a 
number of actions to further the provision of terrestrial broadband 
services in the MSS bands. In the 2 GHz MSS band, the Commission 
proposed to add co-primary Fixed and Mobile allocations to the existing 
Mobile-Satellite allocation. This would lay the groundwork for 
providing additional flexibility in use of the 2 GHz spectrum in the 
future. The Commission also proposed to apply the terrestrial secondary 
market spectrum leasing rules and procedures to transactions involving 
terrestrial use of the MSS spectrum in the 2 GHz, Big LEO, and L-bands 
in order to create greater certainty and regulatory parity with bands 
licensed for terrestrial broadband service.
    The Commission also asked, in a Notice of Inquiry, about approaches 
for creating opportunities for full use of the 2 GHz band for stand-
alone terrestrial uses. The Commission requested comment on ways to 
promote innovation and investment throughout the MSS bands while also 
ensuring market-wide mobile satellite capability to serve important 
needs like disaster recovery and rural access.
    In the Report and Order the Commission amended its rules to make 
additional spectrum available for new investment in mobile broadband 
networks while also ensuring that the United States maintains robust 
mobile satellite service capabilities. First, the Commission adds co-
primary Fixed and Mobile allocations to the Mobile Satellite Service 
(MSS) 2 GHz band, consistent with the International Table of 
Allocations, allowing more flexible use of the band, including for 
terrestrial broadband services, in the future. Second, to create 
greater predictability and regulatory parity with the bands licensed 
for terrestrial mobile broadband service, the Commission extends its 
existing secondary market spectrum manager spectrum leasing policies, 
procedures, and rules that currently apply to wireless terrestrial 
services to terrestrial services provided using the Ancillary 
Terrestrial Component (ATC) of an MSS system.
    Petitions for Reconsideration have been filed in the Commission's 
rulemaking proceeding concerning Fixed and Mobile Services in the 
Mobile Satellite Service Bands at 1525-1559 MHz and 1626.5-1660.5 MHz, 
1610-1626.5 MHz and 2483.5-2500 MHz, and 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 
MHz, and published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e). See 1.4(b)(1) of the 
Commission's rules.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/16/10  75 FR 49871
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/15/10
Reply Comment Period End............   09/30/10
R&O.................................   05/31/11  76 FR 31252
Petitions for Recon.................   08/10/11  76 FR 49364
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Nicholas Oros, Electronics Engineer, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, 
Phone: 202 418-0636, Email: nicholas.oros@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ46

445. Innovation in the Broadcast Television Bands; ET Docket No. 10-235

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 302; 47 
U.S.C. 303(e); 47 U.S.C. 303(f); 47 U.S.C. 303(r)
    Abstract: The Commission initiated this proceeding to further its 
ongoing commitment to addressing America's growing demand for wireless 
broadband services, to spur ongoing innovation and investment in mobile 
technology, and to ensure that America keeps pace with the global 
wireless revolution by making a significant amount of new spectrum 
available for broadband. The approach proposed is consistent with the 
goal set forth in the National Broadband Plan (the Plan) to repropose 
up to 120 megahertz from the broadcast television bands for new 
wireless broadband uses through, in part, voluntary contributions of 
spectrum to an incentive auction. Reallocation of this spectrum as 
proposed will provide the necessary flexibility for meeting the 
requirements of these new applications.
    In the Report and Order, the Commission took preliminary steps 
toward making a significant portion of the UHF and VHF frequency bands 
(U/V Bands) currently used by the broadcast television service 
available for new uses. This action serves to further address the 
nation's growing demand for wireless broadband services, promote the 
ongoing innovation and investment in mobile communications, and ensure 
that the United States keeps pace with the global wireless revolution. 
At the same time, the approach helps preserve broadcast television as a 
healthy, viable medium and would be consistent with the general 
proposal set forth in the National Broadband Plan to repurpose spectrum 
from the U/V bands for new wireless broadband uses through, in part, 
voluntary contributions of spectrum to an incentive auction. This 
action is consistent with the recent enactment by Congress of new 
incentive auction authority for the Commission (Spectrum Act). 
Specifically, this item sets out a framework by which two or more 
television licensees may share a single six MHz channel in connection 
with an incentive auction.
    However, the Report and Order did not act on the proposals in the 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to establish fixed and mobile allocations 
in the U/V bands or to improve TV service on VHF channels. The Report 
and Order stated that the Commission will undertake a broader 
rulemaking to implement the Spectrum Act's provisions relating to an 
incentive auction for U/V band spectrum, and that it believes it will 
be more efficient to act on new allocations in the context of that 
rulemaking. In addition, the record created in response to the Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking does not establish a clear way forward to 
significantly increase the utility of the VHF bands for the operation 
of television services. The Report and Order states that the Commission 
will revisit this matter in a future proceeding.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/01/11  76 FR 5521
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/18/11
R&O.................................   05/23/12  77 FR 30423
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Alan Stillwell, Deputy Chief, OET, Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 
12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2925, Email: 
alan.stillwell@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ57

446. Radio Experimentation and Market Trials Under Part 5 of the 
Commission's Rules and Streamlining Other Related Rules; ET Docket No. 
10-236

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 301 and 303
    Abstract: The Commission initiated this proceeding to promote 
innovation and efficiency in spectrum use in the Experimental Radio 
Service (ERS). For many years, the ERS has provided fertile ground for 
testing innovative ideas that have led to new services and new devices 
for all sectors of the economy. The Commission proposes to leverage the 
power of experimental radio licensing to accelerate the rate at which 
these ideas transform from prototypes to consumer devices and services. 
Its goal is to inspire researchers to dream, discover, and deliver the 
innovations that push the boundaries of the broadband ecosystem. The 
resulting advancements in devices and services available to the 
American public and greater spectrum efficiency over the long term will 
promote economic growth, global competitiveness, and a better way of 
life for all Americans.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/08/11  76 FR 6928
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/10/11
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: James Burtle, Chief, Experimental Licensing Branch, 
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554, Phone: 202 418-2445, Email: james.burtle@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ62

447. Operation of Radar Systems in the 76-77 GHz Band; ET Docket No. 
11-90

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 
U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 302; 47 U.S.C. 303(f)
    Abstract: The Commission proposes to amend its rules to enable 
enhanced vehicular radar technologies in the 76-77 GHz band to improve 
collision avoidance and driver safety. Vehicular radars can determine 
the exact distance and relative speed of objects in front of, beside, 
or behind a car to improve the driver's ability to perceive objects 
under bad visibility conditions or objects that are in blind spots. 
These modifications to the rules will provide more efficient use of 
spectrum, and enable the automotive and fixed radar application 
industries to develop enhanced safety measures for drivers and the 
general public. The Commission takes this action in response to 
petitions for rulemaking filed by Toyota Motor Corporation (``TMC'') 
and Era Systems Corporation (``Era'').
    This Report and Order amends the Commission's rules to provide a 
more efficient use of the 76-77 GHz band, and to enable the automotive 
and aviation industries to develop enhanced safety measures for drivers 
and the general public. Specifically, the Commission has eliminated the 
in-motion and not-in-motion distinction for vehicular radars, and 
instead adopted new uniform emission limits for forward, side, and 
rear-looking vehicular radars. This will facilitate enhanced vehicular 
radar technologies to improve collision avoidance and driver safety. 
The Commission also amended its rules to allow the operation of fixed 
radars at airport locations in the 76-77 GHz band for purposes of 
detecting foreign object debris on runways and monitoring aircraft and 
service vehicles on taxiways and other airport vehicle service areas 
that have no public vehicle access. The Commission took this action in 
response to petitions for rulemaking filed by Toyota Motor Corporation 
(``TMC'') and Era Systems Corporation (``Era'').
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/16/11  76 FR 35176
R&O.................................   08/13/12  77 FR 48097
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Aamer Zain, Federal Communications Commission, 445 
12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2437, Email: 
aamer.zain@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ68

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

International Bureau

Long-Term Actions

448. Establishment of Rules and Policies for the Digital Audio Radio 
Satellite Service in the 2310-2360 MHz Frequency Band (IB Docket No. 
95-91; GEN Docket No. 90-357)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 151(i); 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 
47 U.S.C. 157; 47 U.S.C. 309(j)
    Abstract: In 1997, the Commission adopted service rules for the 
satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) in the 2320-2345 MHz 
frequency band and sought further comment on proposed rules governing 
the use of complementary SDARS terrestrial repeaters. The Commission 
released a second further notice of proposed rulemaking in January 
2008, to consider new proposals for rules to govern terrestrial 
repeaters operations. The Commission released a Second Report and Order 
on May 20, 2010, which adopted rules governing the operation of SDARS 
terrestrial repeaters, including establishing a blanket licensing 
regime for repeaters operating up to 12 kilowatts average equivalent 
isotropically radiated power.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/15/95  60 FR 35166
R&O.................................   03/11/97  62 FR 11083
FNPRM...............................   04/18/97  62 FR 19095
Second FNPRM........................   01/15/08  73 FR 2437
FNPRM Comment Period End............   03/17/08
2nd R&O.............................   05/20/10  75 FR 45058
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jay Whaley, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554, Phone: 202 418-7184, Fax: 202 418-0748, Email: jwhaley@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AF93

449. Space Station Licensing Reform (IB Docket No. 02-34)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 157; 47 U.S.C. 303(c); 
47 U.S.C. 303(g); * * *
    Abstract: The Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) to streamline its procedures for reviewing satellite license 
applications.

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Before 2003, the Commission used processing rounds to review those 
applications. In a processing round, when an application is filed, the 
International Bureau (Bureau) issued a public notice establishing a 
cutoff date for other mutually exclusive satellite applications, and 
then considered all those applications together. In cases where 
sufficient spectrum to accommodate all the application was not 
available, the Bureau directed the applicants to negotiate a mutually 
agreeable solution. Those negotiations took a long time, and delayed 
provision of satellite services to the public.
    The NPRM invited comment on two alternatives for expediting the 
satellite application process. One alternative was to replace the 
processing round procedure with a ``first-come, first-served'' 
procedure that would allow the Bureau to issue a satellite license to 
the first party filing a complete, acceptable application. The other 
alternative was to streamline the processing round procedure by 
adopting one or more of the following proposals: (1) Place a time limit 
on negotiations; (2) establish criteria to select among competing 
applicants; (3) divide the available spectrum evenly among the 
applicants.
    In the First Report and Order in this proceeding, the Commission 
determined that different procedures were better-suited for different 
kinds of satellite applications. For most geostationary orbit (GSO) 
satellite applications, the Commission adopted a first-come, first-
served approach. For most non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) satellite 
applications, the Commission adopted a procedure in which the available 
spectrum is divided evenly among the qualified applicants. The 
Commission also adopted measures to discourage applicants from filing 
speculative applications, including a bond requirement, payable if a 
licensee misses a milestone. The bond amounts originally were $5 
million for each GSO satellite, and $7.5 million for each NGSO 
satellite system. These were interim amounts. Concurrently with the 
First Report and Order, the Commission adopted an FNPRM to determine 
whether to revise the bond amounts on a long-term basis.
    In the Second Report and Order, the Commission adopted a 
streamlined procedure for certain kinds of satellite license 
modification requests.
    In the Third Report and Order, the Commission adopted a 
standardized application form for satellite licenses, and adopted a 
mandatory electronic filing requirement for certain satellite 
applications.
    In the Fourth Report and Order, the Commission revised the bond 
amounts based on the record developed in response to FNPRM. The bond 
amounts are now $3 million for each GSO satellite, and $5 million for 
each NGSO satellite system.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/19/02  67 FR 12498
NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/02/02
Second R&O (Release Date)...........   06/20/03  68 FR 62247
Second FNPRM (Release Date).........   07/08/03  68 FR 53702
Third R&O (Release Date)............   07/08/03  68 FR 63994
FNPRM...............................   08/27/03  68 FR 51546
First R&O...........................   08/27/03  68 FR 51499
FNPRM Comment Period End............   10/27/03
Fourth R&O (Release Date)...........   04/16/04  69 FR 67790
Fifth R&O, First Order on Recon        07/06/04  69 FR 51586
 (Release Date).
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Fern Jarmulnek, Associate Chief, Satellite and 
Radio Communication Division, Federal Communications Commission, 
International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 
202 418-0751, Fax: 202 418-0748,  Email: fjarmuln@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AH98

450. Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International 
Telecommunications Services (IB Docket No. 04-112)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 161; 47 
U.S.C. 201 to 205; * * *
    Abstract: FCC is reviewing the reporting requirements to which 
carriers providing U.S.-international services are subject under 47 CFR 
part 43. The FCC adopted a First Report and Order that eliminated 
certain of those requirements. Specifically, it eliminated the 
quarterly reporting requirements for large carriers and foreign-
affiliated switched resale carriers, 47 CFR 43.61(b), (c); the circuit 
addition report, 47 CFR 63.23(e); the division of telegraph tolls 
report, 47 CFR 43.53; and requirement to report separately for U.S. off 
shore points, 43.61(a), 43.82(a). The FCC also adopted a Further Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on additional reforms to 
further streamline and modernize the reporting requirements. The FCC 
also seeks comments on whether providers of interconnected Voice over 
Internet Protocol (VoIP) should submit data regarding their provision 
of international telephone services and whether non-common carrier 
international circuits should be reported.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/12/04  69 FR 29676
First R&O...........................   05/12/11  76 FR 42567
FNPRM...............................   05/12/11  76 FR 42613
FNPRM Comment Period End............   09/02/11
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: David Krech, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1460, Fax: 202 418-2824, Email: 
david.krech@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI42

451. Amendment of the Commission's Rules To Allocate Spectrum and Adopt 
Service Rules and Procedures To Govern the Use of Vehicle-Mounted Earth 
Stations (IB Docket No. 07-101)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and (j); 47 U.S.C. 
157(a); 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303(c); 47 U.S.C. 303(f); 47 U.S.C. 
303(g); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 303(y); 47 U.S.C. 308
    Abstract: The Commission seeks comment on the proposed amendment of 
parts 2 and 25 of the Commission's rules to allocate spectrum for use 
with Vehicle-Mounted Earth Stations (VMES) in the Fixed-Satellite 
Service in the Ku-band uplink at 14.0-14.5 GHz and Ku-band downlink 
11.72-12.2 GHz on a primary basis, and in the extended Ku-band downlink 
at 10.95-11.2 GHz and 11.45-11.7 GHz on a non-protected basis, and to 
adopt Ku-band VMES licensing and service rules modeled on the FCC's 
rules for Ku-band Earth Stations on Vessels (ESVs). The record in this 
proceeding will provide a basis for Commission action to facilitate 
introduction of this proposed service.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   07/08/07  72 FR 39357
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/04/07
R&O.................................   11/04/09  74 FR 57092
Petition for Reconsideration........   04/14/10  75 FR 19401

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Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Howard Griboff, Deputy Chief, Federal 
Communications Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0657, Fax: 202 418-1414,  Email: 
howard.griboff@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI90

452. Review of Foreign Ownership Policies for Common Carrier and 
Aeronautical Radio Licensees Under Section 310(B)(4) of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as Amended; IB Docket No. 11-133

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 152; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 
U.S.C. 211; 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 310; 47 U.S.C. 
403
    Abstract: FCC seeks comment on changes and other options to revise 
and simplify its policies and procedures implementing section 310(b)(4) 
for common carrier and aeronautical radio station licensees while 
continuing to ensure that we have the information we need to carry out 
our statutory duties. (The NPRM does not address our policies with 
respect to the application of section 310(b)(4) to broadcast 
licensees.) The proposals are designed to reduce to the extent possible 
the regulatory costs and burdens imposed on wireless common carrier and 
aeronautical applicants, licensees, and spectrum lessees; provide 
greater transparency and more predictability with respect to the 
Commission's filing requirements and review process; and facilitate 
investment from new sources of capital, while continuing to protect 
important interests related to national security, law enforcement, 
foreign policy, and trade policy. The streamlining proposals in the 
NPRM may reduce costs and burdens currently imposed on licensees, 
including those licensees that are small entities, and accelerate the 
foreign ownership review process, while continuing to ensure that the 
Commission has the information it needs to carry out its statutory 
duties.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/09/11  76 FR 65472
NPRM Comment Period End.............   01/04/12
First Report and Order..............   08/22/12  77 FR 50628
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: James Ball, Chief, Policy Division, International 
Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0427,  Email: james.ball@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ70

453. International Settlements Policy Reform; IB Docket No. 11-80

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 152; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 
U.S.C. 201-205; 47 U.S.C. 208; 47 U.S.C. 211; 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 U.S.C. 
303(r); 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 403
    Abstract: FCC is reviewing the International Settlements Policy 
(ISP), which governs how U.S. carriers negotiate with foreign carriers 
for the exchange of international traffic and is the structure by which 
the Commission has sought to respond to concerns that foreign carriers 
with market power are able to take advantage of the presence of 
multiple U.S. carriers serving a particular market. In the NPRM, the 
FCC proposes to further deregulate the international telephony market 
and enable U.S. consumers to enjoy competitive prices when they make 
calls to international destinations. First, it proposes to remove the 
ISP from all international routes, except Cuba. Second, the FCC seeks 
comment on a proposal to enable the Commission to better protect U.S. 
consumers from the effects of anticompetitive conduct by foreign 
carriers in instances necessitating Commission intervention. 
Specifically, it seeks comments on proposals and issues regarding the 
application of the Commission's benchmarks policy.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   05/13/11  76 FR 42625
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/02/11
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: James Ball, Chief, Policy Division, International 
Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0427, Email: james.ball@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ77

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Media Bureau

Long-Term Actions

454. Competitive Availability of Navigation Devices (CS Docket No. 97-
80)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 549
    Abstract: The Commission has adopted rules to address the mandate 
expressed in section 629 of the Communications Act to ensure the 
commercial availability of ``navigation devices,'' the equipment used 
to access video programming and other services from multichannel video 
programming systems.
    Specifically, the Commission required MVPDs to make available by a 
security element (known as a ``cablecard'') separate from the basic 
navigation device (e.g., cable set-top boxes, digital video recorders, 
and television receivers with navigation capabilities). The separation 
of the security element from the host device required by this rule 
(referred to as the ``integration ban'') was designed to enable 
unaffiliated manufacturers, retailers, and other vendors to 
commercially market host devices while allowing MVPDs to retain control 
over their system security. Also, in this proceeding, the Commission 
adopted unidirectional ``plug and play'' rules, to govern compatibility 
between MVPDs and navigation devices manufactured by consumer 
electronics manufacturers not affiliated with cable operators.
    In the most recent action, the Commission made rule changes to 
improve the operation of the CableCard regime.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/05/97  62 FR 10011
R&O.................................   07/15/98  63 FR 38089
Order on Recon......................   06/02/99  64 FR 29599
FNPRM & Declaratory Ruling..........   09/28/00  65 FR 58255
FNPRM...............................   01/16/03  68 FR 2278
Order and FNPRM.....................   06/17/03  68 FR 35818
Second R&O..........................   11/28/03  68 FR 66728
FNPRM...............................   11/28/03  68 FR 66776
Order on Recon......................   01/28/04  69 FR 4081
Second R&O..........................   06/22/05  70 FR 36040
Third FNPRM.........................   07/25/07  72 FR 40818
4th FNPRM...........................   05/14/10  75 FR 27256
3rd R&O.............................   07/08/11  76 FR 40263
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Brendan Murray, Attorney Advisor, Policy Division,

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Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1573, Email: 
brendan.murray@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AG28

455. Second Periodic Review of Rules and Policies Affecting the 
Conversion to DTV (MB Docket 03-15)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 4(i) and 4(j); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 
U.S.C. 307; 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 336
    Abstract: On January 18, 2001, the Commission adopted a Report and 
Order (R&O) and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, addressing a 
number of issues related to the conversion of the nation's broadcast 
television system from analog to digital television. The Second Report 
and Order resolved several major technical issues, including the issue 
of receiver performance standards, DTV tuners, and revisions to certain 
components of the DTV transmission standard. A subsequent NPRM 
commenced the Commission's second periodic review of the progress of 
the digital television conversion. The resulting R&O adopted a 
multistep process to create a new DTV table of allotments and 
authorizations. Also in the R&O, the Commission adopted replication and 
maximization deadlines for DTV broadcasters and updated rules in 
recognition of revisions to broadcast transmission standards.
    The Second R&O adopts disclosure requirements for televisions that 
do not include a digital tuner.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/23/00  65 FR 15600
R&O.................................   02/13/01  66 FR 9973
MO&O................................   12/18/01  66 FR 65122
Third MO&O and Order on Recon.......   10/02/02  67 FR 61816
Second R&O and Second MO&O..........   10/11/02  67 FR 63290
NPRM................................   02/18/03  68 FR 7737
R&O.................................   10/04/04  69 FR 59500
Second R&O..........................   05/10/07  72 FR 26554
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Evan Baranoff, Attorney, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7142, Email: 
evan.baranoff@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AH54

456. Broadcast Ownership Rules

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 152(a); 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 
47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 307; 47 U.S.C. 309 and 310
    Abstract: Section 202(h) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 
requires the Commission to review its ownership rules every four years 
and determine whether any such rules are necessary in the public 
interest as the result of competition.
    In 2002, the Commission undertook a comprehensive review of its 
broadcast multiple and cross-ownership limits examining: Cross-
ownership of TV and radio stations; local TV ownership limits; national 
TV cap; and dual network rule.
    The Report and Order replaced the newspaper/broadcast cross-
ownership and radio and TV rules with a tiered approach based on the 
number of television stations in a market. In June 2006, the Commission 
adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking initiating the 2006 
review of the broadcast ownership rules. The further notice also sought 
comment on how to address the issues raised by the Third Circuit. 
Additional questions are raised for comment in a Second Further Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking.
    In the Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration, the 
Commission adopted rule changes regarding newspaper/broadcast cross-
ownership, but otherwise generally retained the other broadcast 
ownership rules currently in effect.
    For the 2010 quadrennial review, five of the Commission's media 
rules are the subject of review: The local TV ownership rule; the local 
radio ownership rule; the newspaper broadcast cross-ownership rule; the 
radio/TV cross-ownership rule; and the dual network rule.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/05/01  66 FR 50991
R&O.................................   08/05/03  68 FR 46286
Public Notice.......................   02/19/04  69 FR 9216
FNPRM...............................   08/09/06  71 FR 4511
Second FNPRM........................   08/08/07  72 FR 44539
R&O and Order on Recon..............   02/21/08  73 FR 9481
Notice of Inquiry...................   06/11/10  75 FR 33227
NPRM................................   01/19/12  77 FR 2868
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/19/11
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Amy Brett, Asst. Div. Chief, Industry Analysis 
Div., Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2703, Email: 
amy.brett@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AH97

457. Establishment of Rules for Digital Low-Power Television, 
Television Translator, and Television Booster Stations (MB Docket No. 
03-185)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 336
    Abstract: This proceeding initiates the digital television 
conversion for low-power television (LPTV) and television translator 
stations. The rules and policies adopted as a result of this proceeding 
provide the framework for these stations' conversion from analog to 
digital broadcasting. The Report and Order adopts definitions and 
permissible use provisions for digital TV translator and LPTV stations. 
The Second Report and Order takes steps to resolve the remaining issues 
in order to complete the low-power television digital transition.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/26/03  68 FR 55566
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/25/03
R&O.................................   11/29/04  69 FR 69325
FNPRM and MO&O......................   10/18/10  75 FR 63766
2nd R&O.............................   07/07/11  76 FR 44821
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Shaun Maher, Attorney, Video Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Mass Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2324, Fax: 202 418-2827, Email: 
shaun.maher@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI38

458. Joint Sales Agreements in Local Television Markets (MB Docket No. 
04-256)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 152(a); 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 
U.S.C. 303; * * *
    Abstract: A joint sales agreement (JSA) is an agreement with a 
licensee of a brokered station that authorizes a broker to sell some or 
all of the advertising time for the brokered station in return for a 
fee or percentage of revenues paid to the licensee. The Commission has 
sought comment on whether TV JSAs should be attributed for purposes of 
determining compliance with the Commission's multiple ownership rules.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/26/04  69 FR 52464

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NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/27/04
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Amy Brett, Asst. Div. Chief, Industry Analysis 
Div., Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2703, Email: 
amy.brett@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI55

459. Program Access Rules--Sunset of Exclusive Contracts Prohibition 
and Examination of Programming Tying Arrangements (MB Docket Nos. 12-
68, 07-198)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 548
    Abstract: The program access provisions of the Communications Act 
(sec. 628) generally prohibit exclusive contracts for satellite 
delivered programming between programmers in which a cable operator has 
an attributable interest (vertically integrated programmers) and cable 
operators. This limitation was set to expire on October 5, 2007, unless 
circumstances in the video programming marketplace indicate that an 
extension of the prohibition continues ``to be necessary to preserve 
and protect competition and diversity in the distribution of video 
programming.'' The October 2007 Report and Order concluded the 
prohibition continues to be necessary, and accordingly, retained it 
until October 5, 2012. The accompanying Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) sought comment on revisions to the Commission's program access 
and retransmission consent rules. The associated Report and Order 
adopted rules to permit complainants to pursue program access claims 
regarding terrestrially delivered cable affiliated programming.
    In March 2012, the Commission sought comment on whether to retain, 
relax, or sunset the exclusive contracts prohibition.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/01/07  72 FR 9289
NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/02/07
R&O.................................   10/04/07  72 FR 56645
Second NPRM.........................   10/31/07  72 FR 61590
Second NPRM Comment Period End......   11/30/07
R&O.................................   03/02/10  75 FR 9692
NPRM................................   04/23/12  77 FR 24302
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: David Konczal, Policy Division, Media Bureau, 
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554, Phone: 202 418-2228, Email: david.konczal@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI87

460. Third Periodic Review of the Commission's Rules and Policies 
Affecting the Conversion to Digital Television (MB Docket No. 07-91)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 
47 U.S.C. 301 to 303; 47 U.S.C. 307 to 309; 47 U.S.C. 312; 47 U.S.C. 
316; 47 U.S.C. 318 and 319; 47 U.S.C. 324 and 325; 47 U.S.C. 336 and 
337
    Abstract: Congress has mandated that after February 17, 2009, full-
power broadcast stations must transmit only in digital signals, and may 
no longer transmit analog signals. This proceeding is the Commission's 
third periodic review of the transition of the nation's broadcast 
television system from analog to digital television (DTV). The 
Commission conducts these periodic reviews in order to assess the 
progress of the transition and make any necessary adjustments to the 
Commission's rules and policies to facilitate the introduction of DTV 
service and the recovery of spectrum at the end of the transition. In 
this review, the Commission considers how to ensure that broadcasters 
complete construction of their final post-transition (digital) 
facilities by the statutory deadline.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   07/09/07  72 FR 37310
NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/08/07
R&O.................................   01/30/08  73 FR 5634
Order on Clarification..............   07/10/08  73 FR 39623
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Evan Baranoff, Attorney, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7142, Email: 
evan.baranoff@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI89

461. Broadcast Localism (MB Docket No. 04-233)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 532; 47 
U.S.C. 536
    Abstract: The concept of localism has been a cornerstone of 
broadcast regulation. The Commission has consistently held that as 
temporary trustee of the public's airwaves, broadcasters are obligated 
to operate their stations to serve the public interest. Specifically, 
broadcasters are required to air programming responsive to the needs 
and issues of the people in their licensed communities. The Commission 
opened this proceeding to seek input on a number of issues related to 
broadcast localism.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Report and NPRM.....................   02/13/08  73 FR 8255
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/14/08
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Mary Beth Murphy, Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2132, Email: 
marybeth.murphy@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ04

462. Creating a Low Power Radio Service (MM Docket No. 99-25)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 
303; 47 U.S.C. 403; 47 U.S.C. 405
    Abstract: This proceeding was initiated to establish a new 
noncommercial educational low power FM radio service for non-profit 
community organizations and public safety entities. In January 2000, 
the Commission adopted a Report and Order establishing two classes of 
LPFM stations, 100 watt (LP100) and 10 watt (LP10) facilities, with 
service radii of approximately 3.5 miles and 1-2 miles, respectively. 
The Report and Order also established ownership and eligibility rules 
for the LPFM service. The Commission generally restricted ownership to 
entities with no attributable interest in any other broadcast station 
or other media. To choose among entities filing mutually exclusive 
applications for LPFM licenses, the Commission established a point 
system favoring local ownership and locally-originated programming. The 
Report and Order imposed separation requirements for LPFM with respect 
to full power stations operating

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on co-, first-, and second-adjacent and intermediate frequency (IF) 
channels.
    In a Further Notice issued in 2005, the Commission reexamined some 
of its rules governing the LPFM service, noting that the rules may need 
adjustment in order to ensure that the Commission maximizes the value 
of the LPFM service without harming the interests of full-power FM 
stations or other Commission licensees. The Commission sought comment 
on a number of issues with respect to LPFM ownership restrictions and 
eligibility.
    The Third Report and Order resolves issues raised in the Further 
Notice. The accompanying Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(FNPRM) considers rule changes to avoid the potential loss of LPFM 
stations.
    In the third FNPRM, the Commission seeks comment on the impact of 
the Local Community Radio Act on the procedures previously adopted.
    The Fourth Report and Order adopts translator application necessary 
policies to effectuate the requirement of the Local Community Radio Act 
of 2010.
    In the Fifth Report and Order, the Commission modified rules to 
implement provisions of the Local Community Radio Act of 2010.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/16/99  64 FR 7577
R&O.................................   02/15/00  65 FR 7616
MO&O and Order on Recon.............   11/09/00  65 FR 67289
Second R&O..........................   05/10/01  66 FR 23861
Second Order on Recon and FNPRM.....   07/07/05  70 FR 3918
Third R&O...........................   01/17/08  73 FR 3202
Second FNPRM........................   03/26/08  73 FR 12061
Third FNPRM.........................   07/29/11  76 FR 454901
4th R&O.............................   04/09/12  77 FR 21002
5th R&O.............................   04/05/12  77 FR 20555
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Peter Doyle, Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau, 
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554, Phone: 202 418-2700, Email: peter.doyle@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ07

463. Policies To Promote Rural Radio Service and To Streamline 
Allotment and Assignment Procedures (MB Docket No. 09-52)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 
303; 47 U.S.C. 307 and 309(j)
    Abstract: This proceeding was commenced to consider a number of 
changes to the Commission's rules and procedures to carry out the 
statutory goal of distributing radio service fairly and equitably, and 
to increase the transparency and efficiency of radio broadcast auction 
and licensing processes. In the NPRM, comment is sought on specific 
proposals regarding the procedures used to award commercial broadcast 
spectrum in the AM and FM broadcast bands. The accompanying Report and 
Order adopts rules that provide tribes a priority to obtain broadcast 
radio licenses in tribal communities. The Commission concurrently 
adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on 
whether to extend the tribal priority to tribes that do not possess 
tribal land.
    The Commission adopted a second FNPRM in order to develop a more 
comprehensive record regarding measures to assist Federally recognized 
Native American tribes and Alaska native villages in obtaining 
commercial FM station authorizations. In the second R&O, the Commission 
adopted a number of procedures, procedural changes, and clarifications 
of existing rules and procedures, designed to promote ownership and 
programming diversity, especially by Native American tribes, and to 
promote the initiation and retention of radio service in and to smaller 
communities and rural areas.
    In the Third R&O, the Commission adopted procedures to enable a 
Tribe or Tribal entity to qualify for Tribal Allotments added to the FM 
allotment table.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   05/13/09  74 FR 22498
NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/10/09
First R&O...........................   03/04/10  75 FR 9797
FNPRM...............................   03/04/10  75 FR 9856
2nd FNPRM...........................   03/16/11  76 FR 14362
2nd R&O.............................   04/06/11  76 FR 18942
3rd R&O.............................   01/20/12  77 FR 2916
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Peter Doyle, Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau, 
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554, Phone: 202 418-2700, Email: peter.doyle@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ23

464. Promoting Diversification of Ownership in the Broadcast Services 
(MB Docket No. 07-294)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 152(a); 47 U.S.C. 154 i 
and (j); 47 U.S.C. 257; 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 307 to 310; 47 
U.S.C. 336; 47 U.S.C. 534 and 535
    Abstract: Diversity and competition are longstanding and important 
Commission goals. The measures proposed, as well as those adopted in 
this proceeding, are intended to promote diversity of ownership of 
media outlets. In the Report and Order and third FNPRM, measures are 
enacted to increase participation in the broadcasting industry by new 
entrants and small businesses, including minority- and women-owned 
businesses. In the Report and Order and fourth FNPRM, the Commission 
adopts improvements to its data collection in order to obtain an 
accurate and comprehensive assessment of minority and female broadcast 
ownership in the United States. The Memorandum Opinion & Order 
addressed petitions for Reconsideration of the rules, and also sought 
comment on a proposal to expand the reporting requirements to non 
attributable interests.
    Pursuant to a remand from the Third Circuit, the measures adopted 
in the 2009 Diversity Order were put forth for comment in the NPRM for 
the 2010 review of the Commission's Broadcast Ownership rules.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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R&O.................................   05/16/08  73 FR 28361
3rd FNPRM...........................   05/16/08  73 FR 28400
R&O.................................   05/27/09  74 FR 25163
4th FNPRM...........................   05/27/09  74 FR 25305
5th NPRM (release date).............   10/16/09
MO&O................................   10/30/09  74 FR 56131
NPRM................................   01/19/12  77 FR 2868
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Hillary DeNigro, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-
7334.
    RIN: 3060-AJ27

465. Amendment of the Commission's Rules Related to Retransmission 
Consent; MB Docket No. 10-71

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 325; 47 U.S.C. 534
    Abstract: Cable systems and other multichannel video programming 
distributors are not entitled to

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retransmit a broadcast station's signal without the station's consent. 
This consent is known as ``retransmission consent.'' Since Congress 
enacted the retransmission consent regime in 1992, there have been 
significant changes in the video programming marketplace. In this 
proceeding, comment is sought on a series of proposals to streamline 
and clarify the Commission's rules concerning or affecting 
retransmission consent negotiations.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/28/11  76 FR 17071
NPRM Comment Period End.............   05/27/11
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Diana Sokolow, Attorney, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2120, Email: 
diana.sokolow@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ55

466. Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century 
Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010; MB Docket No. 11-43

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 
U.S.C. 303
    Abstract: The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video 
Accessibility Act of 2010 (``CVAA'') requires reinstatement of the 
video description rules adopted by the Commission in 2000. ``Video 
description,'' which is the insertion of narrated descriptions of a 
television program's key visual elements into natural pauses in the 
program's dialogue, makes video programming more accessible to 
individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This proceeding was 
initiated to enable compliance with the CVAA.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/18/11  76 FR 14856
NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/18/11
R&O.................................   09/08/11  76 FR 55585
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Lyle Elder, Attorney, Policy Division, Media 
Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2120, Email: lyle.elder@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ56

467. Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video 
Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications 
and Video Accessibility Act of 2010; MB Docket No. 11-154

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 303; 
47 U.S.C. 330(b); 47 U.S.C. 613; 47 U.S.C. 617
    Abstract: Pursuant to the Commission's responsibilities under the 
Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 
2010, this proceeding was initiated to adopt rules to govern the closed 
captioning requirements for the owners, providers, and distributors of 
video programming delivered using Internet protocol.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/28/11  76 FR 59963
R&O.................................   03/20/12  77 FR 19480
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Diana Sokolow, Attorney, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2120, Email: 
diana.sokolow@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ67

468. Basic Service Tier Encryption (MB Docket No. 11-169)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 
47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 403; 47 U.S.C. 544q
    Abstract: In this proceeding, the Commission evaluates a proposed 
rule to allow cable operators to encrypt the basic service tier in all-
digital cable systems, provided that those operators undertake certain 
consumer protection measures.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/27/11  76 FR 66666
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/28/11
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Brendan Murray, Attorney Advisor, Policy Division, 
Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1573, Email: 
brendan.murray@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ76

469.  Noncommercial Educational Station Fundraising for Third-
Party Non-Profit Organizations; MB Docket No. 12-106

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 
47 U.S.C. 399(b)
    Abstract: The proceeding was initiated to analyze the Commission's 
long standing policy prohibiting non-commercial educational broadcast 
stations from conducting on-air fundraising activities that interrupt 
regular programming for the benefit of third-party non-profit 
organizations.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/22/12  77 FR 37638
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Mary Beth Murphy, Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2132, Email: 
marybeth.murphy@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ79

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Office of Managing Director

Long-Term Actions

470. Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 159
    Abstract: Section 9 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 
47 U.S.C. 159, requires the FCC to recover the cost of its activities 
by assessing and collecting annual regulatory fees from beneficiaries 
of the activities.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/06/06  71 FR 17410
R&O.................................   08/02/06  71 FR 43842
NPRM................................   05/02/07  72 FR 24213
R&O.................................   08/16/07  72 FR 45908
FNPRM...............................   08/16/07  72 FR 46010
NPRM................................   05/28/08  73 FR 30563
R&O.................................   08/26/08  73 FR 50201
FNPRM...............................   08/26/08  73 FR 50285
2nd R&O.............................   05/12/09  74 FR 22104
NPRM and Order......................   06/02/09  74 FR 26329
R&O.................................   08/11/09  74 FR 40089

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NPRM................................   04/26/10  75 FR 21536
R&O.................................   07/19/10  75 FR 41932
NPRM................................   05/26/11  76 FR 30605
NPRM Comment Period End.............   06/09/11
R&O.................................   08/10/11  76 FR 49333
NPRM................................   05/17/12  77 FR 29275
NPRM Comment Period End.............   05/31/12
Reply Comment Period End............   06/07/12
R&O.................................   08/03/12  77 FR 46307
NPRM................................   08/17/12  77 FR 49749
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Roland Helvajian, Office of the Managing Director, 
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554, Phone: 202 418-0444, Email: roland.helvajian@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI79

471. Amendment of Part 1 of the Commission's Rules, Concerning Practice 
and Procedure, Amendment of CORES Registration System; MD Docket No. 
10-234

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 158(c)(2); 47 U.S.C. 
159(c)(2); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 5 U.S.C. 5514; 31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(1)
    Abstract: This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes revisions 
intended to make the Commission's Registration System (CORES) more 
feature-friendly and improve the Commission's ability to comply with 
various statutes that govern debt collection and the collection of 
personal information by the Federal Government. The proposed 
modifications to CORES partly include: Requiring entities and 
individuals to rely primarily upon a single FRN that may, at their 
discretion, be linked to subsidiary or associated accounts; allowing 
entities to identify multiple points of contact; eliminating some of 
our exceptions to the requirement that entities and individuals provide 
their Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) at the time of registration; 
requiring FRN holders to provide their email addresses; modifying CORES 
log-in procedures; adding attention flags and automated notices that 
would inform FRN holders of their financial standing before the 
Commission; and adding data fields to enable FRN holders to indicate 
their tax-exempt status and notify the Commission of pending bankruptcy 
proceedings.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/01/11  76 FR 5652
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/03/11
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Warren Firschein, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-
0844, Email: warren.firschein@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ54

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

Long-Term Actions

472. Revision of the Rules To Ensure Compatibility With Enhanced 911 
Emergency Calling Systems

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 134(i); 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 
U.S.C. 208; 47 U.S.C. 215; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 309
    Abstract: In a series of orders in several related proceedings 
issued since 1996, the Federal Communications Commission has taken 
action to improve the quality and reliability of 911 emergency services 
for wireless phone users. Rules have been adopted governing the 
availability of basic 911 services and the implementation of enhanced 
911 (E911) for wireless services.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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FNPRM...............................   08/02/96  61 FR 40374
R&O.................................   08/02/96  61 FR 40348
MO&O................................   01/16/98  63 FR 2631
Second R&O..........................   06/28/99  64 FR 34564
Third R&O...........................   11/04/99  64 FR 60126
Second MO&O.........................   12/29/99  64 FR 72951
Fourth MO&O.........................   10/02/00  65 FR 58657
FNPRM...............................   06/13/01  66 FR 31878
Order...............................   11/02/01  66 FR 55618
R&O.................................   05/23/02  67 FR 36112
Public Notice.......................   07/17/02  67 FR 46909
Order to Stay.......................   07/26/02
Order on Recon......................   01/22/03  68 FR 2914
FNPRM...............................   01/23/03  68 FR 3214
R&O, Second FNPRM...................   02/11/04  69 FR 6578
Second R&O..........................   09/07/04  69 FR 54037
NPRM................................   06/20/07  72 FR 33948
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/18/07
R&O.................................   02/14/08  73 FR 8617
Public Notice.......................   09/25/08  73 FR 55473
Comment Period End..................   10/18/08
Public Notice.......................   11/18/09  74 FR 59539
Comment Period End..................   12/04/09
FNPRM, NOI..........................   11/02/10  75 FR 67321
Second R&O..........................   11/18/10  75 FR 70604
Order, Comment Period Extension.....   01/07/11  76 FR 1126
Comment Period End..................   02/18/11
Final Rule..........................   04/28/11  76 FR 23713
NPRM................................   08/04/11  76 FR 47114
Second FNPRM........................   08/04/11  76 FR 47114
3rd R&O.............................   09/28/11  76 FR 59916
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/02/11
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Tom Beers, Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0952, Email: 
tom.beers@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AG34

473. Enhanced 911 Services for Wireline

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 
U.S.C. 222; 47 U.S.C. 251
    Abstract: The rules generally will assist State governments in 
drafting legislation that will ensure that multi-line telephone systems 
are compatible with the enhanced 911 network. The Public Notice seeks 
comment on whether the Commission, rather than States, should regulate 
multi-line telephone systems, and whether Part 68 of the Commission's 
rules should be revised.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/11/94  59 FR 54878
FNPRM...............................   01/23/03  68 FR 3214
Second FNPRM........................   02/11/04  69 FR 6595
R&O.................................   02/11/04  69 FR 6578
Public Notice.......................   01/13/05  70 FR 2405
Comment Period End..................   03/29/05
NOI.................................   01/13/11  76 FR 2297
NOI Comment Period End..............   03/14/11
Public Notice (release date)........   05/21/12
Public Notice Comment Period End....   08/06/12
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

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    Agency Contact: Tom Beers, Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0952, Email: 
tom.beers@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AG60

474. In the Matter of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement 
Act

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 229; 47 U.S.C. 1001 to 1008
    Abstract: All of the decisions in this proceeding thus far are 
aimed at implementation of provisions of the Communications Assistance 
for Law Enforcement Act.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/10/97  62 FR 63302
Order...............................   01/13/98  63 FR 1943
FNPRM...............................   11/16/98  63 FR 63639
R&O.................................   01/29/99  64 FR 51462
Order...............................   03/29/99  64 FR 14834
Second R&O..........................   09/23/99  64 FR 51462
Third R&O...........................   09/24/99  64 FR 51710
Order on Recon......................   09/28/99  64 FR 52244
Policy Statement....................   10/12/99  64 FR 55164
Second Order on Recon...............   05/04/01  66 FR 22446
Order...............................   10/05/01  66 FR 50841
Order on Remand.....................   05/02/02  67 FR 21999
NPRM................................   09/23/04  69 FR 56976
First R&O...........................   10/13/05  70 FR 59704
Second R&O..........................   07/05/06  71 FR 38091
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Tom Beers, Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0952, Email: 
tom.beers@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AG74

475. Development of Operational, Technical, and Spectrum Requirements 
for Public Safety Communications Requirements

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 160; 47 
U.S.C. 201 and 202; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 337(a); 47 U.S.C. 403
    Abstract: This item takes steps toward developing a flexible 
regulatory framework to meet vital current and future public safety 
communications needs.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/09/97  62 FR 60199
Second NPRM.........................   11/07/97  62 FR 60199
First R&O...........................   11/02/98  63 FR 58645
Third NPRM..........................   11/02/98  63 FR 58685
MO&O................................   11/04/99  64 FR 60123
Second R&O..........................   08/08/00  65 FR 48393
Fourth NPRM.........................   08/25/00  65 FR 51788
Second MO&O.........................   09/05/00  65 FR 53641
Third MO&O..........................   11/07/00  65 FR 66644
Third R&O...........................   11/07/00  65 FR 66644
Fifth NPRM..........................   02/16/01  66 FR 10660
Fourth R&O..........................   02/16/01  66 FR 10632
MO&O................................   09/27/02  67 FR 61002
NPRM................................   11/08/02  67 FR 68079
R&O.................................   12/13/02  67 FR 76697
NPRM................................   04/27/05  70 FR 21726
R&O.................................   04/27/05  70 FR 21671
NPRM................................   04/07/06  71 FR 17786
NPRM................................   09/21/06  71 FR 55149
Ninth NPRM..........................   01/10/07  72 FR 1201
Ninth NPRM Comment Period End.......   02/26/07
R&O and FNPRM.......................   05/02/07  72 FR 24238
R&O and FNPRM Comment Period End....   05/23/07
Second R&O..........................   08/24/07  72 FR 48814
Second FNPRM........................   05/21/08  73 FR 29582
Third FNPRM.........................   10/03/08  73 FR 57750
Third R&O...........................   01/25/11  76 FR 51271
Fourth FNPRM........................   01/25/11  76 FR 51271
Fourth FNPRM Comment Period End.....   05/10/11
Fourth R&O..........................   07/20/11  76 FR 62309
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jeff Cohen, Senior Legal Counsel, Federal 
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0799, Email: 
jeff.cohen@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AG85

476. Implementation of 911 Act (CC Docket No. 92-105, WT Docket No. 00-
110)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 154(j); 47 
U.S.C. 157; 47 U.S.C. 160; 47 U.S.C. 202; 47 U.S.C. 208; 47 U.S.C. 210; 
47 U.S.C. 214; 47 U.S.C. 251(e); 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 
U.S.C. 308 to 309(j); 47 U.S.C. 310
    Abstract: This proceeding is separate from the Commission's 
proceeding on Enhanced 911 Emergency Systems (E911) in that it is 
intended to implement provisions of the Wireless Communications and 
Public Safety Act of 1999 through the promotion of public safety by the 
deployment of a seamless, nationwide emergency communications 
infrastructure that includes wireless communications services. More 
specifically, a chief goal of the proceeding is to ensure that all 
emergency calls are routed to the appropriate local emergency authority 
to provide assistance. The E911 proceeding goes a step further and is 
aimed at improving the effectiveness and reliability of wireless 911 
dispatchers with additional information on wireless 911 calls.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Fourth R&O, Third NPRM..............   09/19/00  65 FR 56752
NPRM................................   09/19/00  65 FR 56757
Fifth R&O, First R&O, and MO&O......   01/14/02  67 FR 1643
Final Rule..........................   01/25/02  67 FR 3621
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: David H. Siehl, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1313, Fax: 202 418-2816, 
Email: david.siehl@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AH90

477. Commission Rules Concerning Disruptions to Communications; PS 
Docket No. 11-82

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 
47 U.S.C. 615a-1
    Abstract: The 2004 Report and Order extended the Commission's 
outage reporting requirements to non-wireline carriers and streamlined 
reporting through a new electronic template. Nine petitions for 
reconsideration were filed and remain pending. A Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking regarding the unique communications needs of 
airports also remains pending.
    The 2012 Report and Order extended the Commission's outage 
reporting requirements to interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol 
(VOIP) services where there is a complete loss of connectivity that has 
the potential to affect at least 900,000 user minutes. Interconnected 
VOIP service providers will file outage reports through the same 
electronic mechanism as providers of other services. They will be 
required to submit a ``Notification'' and a ``Final Report.'' A 
notification is due within four hours of discovering a reportable 
outage when the outage affects a facility serving a 911 call center, 
and within 24 hours when the outage does not affect such facilities. A 
Final Report is due within 30 days. The Commission

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deferred action on extending the outage reporting requirements to 
broadband Internet services and to circumstances where technical 
conditions (such as packet loss, latency, and/or jitter) effectively 
prevent communication.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/26/04  69 FR 15761
FNPRM...............................   11/26/04  69 FR 68859
R&O.................................   12/03/04  69 FR 70316
Announcement of Effective Date and     12/30/04  69 FR 78338
 Partial Stay.
Petition for Recon..................   02/15/05  70 FR 7737
Amendment of Delegated Authority....   02/21/08  73 FR 9462
Public Notice.......................   08/02/10
NPRM................................   05/13/11  76 FR 33686
NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/08/11
R&O.................................   02/21/12  77 FR 25088
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Lisa Fowlkes, Deputy Bureau Chief, Public Safety 
and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Public 
Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7452, Email: lisa.fowlkes@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI22

478. E911 Requirements for IP-Enabled Service Providers; Dockets: GN 
11-117, PS 07-114, WC 05-196, WC 04-36

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 154(j); 47 
U.S.C. 251(e); 47 U.S.C. 303(r)
    Abstract: The notice seeks comment on what additional steps the 
Commission should take to ensure that providers of Voice-over Internet 
Protocol services that interconnect with the public switched telephone 
network provide ubiquitous and reliable enhanced 911 service.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/29/04  69 FR 16193
NPRM................................   06/29/05  70 FR 37307
R&O.................................   06/29/05  70 FR 37273
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/12/05
NPRM................................   06/20/07  72 FR 33948
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/18/07
FNPRM, NOI..........................   11/02/10  75 FR 67321
Order, Extension of Comment Period..   01/07/11  76 FR 1126
Comment Period End..................   02/18/11
2nd FNPRM, NPRM.....................   08/04/11  76 FR 47114
2nd FNPRM Comment Period End........   11/02/11
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Tom Beers, Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0952, Email: 
tom.beers@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI62

479. Stolen Vehicle Recovery System (SVRS)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 
301 to 303
    Abstract: The Report and Order amends 47 CFR 90.20(e)(6) governing 
stolen vehicle recovery system operations at 173.075 MHz, by increasing 
the radiated power limit for narrowband base stations; increasing the 
power output limit for narrowband base stations; increasing the power 
output limit for narrowband mobile transceivers; modifying the base 
station duty cycle; increasing the tracking duty cycle for mobile 
transceivers; and retaining the requirement for TV channel 7 
interference studies and that such studies must be served on TV channel 
7 stations.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/23/06  71 FR 49401
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/10/06
R&O.................................   10/14/08  73 FR 60631
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Zenji Nakazawa, Assoc. Chief, Policy Division, 
Federal Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7949, 
Email: zenji.nakazaw@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ01

480. Commercial Mobile Alert System

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 109-347 title VI; EO 13407; 47 U.S.C. 151; 
47 U.S.C. 154(i)
    Abstract: In the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the 
Commission initiated a comprehensive rulemaking to establish a 
commercial mobile alert system under which commercial mobile service 
providers may elect to transmit emergency alerts to the public. The 
Commission has issued three orders adopting CMAS rules as required by 
statute. Issues raised in an FNPRM regarding testing requirements for 
noncommercial educational and public broadcast television stations 
remain outstanding.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/03/08  73 FR 545
NPRM Comment Period End.............   02/04/08
First R&O...........................   07/24/08  73 FR 43009
Second R&O..........................   08/14/08  73 FR 47550
FNPRM...............................   08/14/08  73 FR 47568
FNPRM Comment Period End............   09/15/08
Third R&O...........................   09/22/08  73 FR 54511
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Lisa Fowlkes, Deputy Bureau Chief, Public Safety 
and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Public 
Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7452, Email: lisa.fowlkes@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ03

481. Emergency Alert System

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 
154(o); 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 393(r) and 303(v); 47 U.S.C. 307 and 
309; 47 U.S.C. 335 and 403; 47 U.S.C. 544(g); 47 U.S.C. 606 and 615
    Abstract: This revision of 47 CFR part 11 provides for national-
level testing of the Emergency Alert System.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/12/10  75 FR 4760
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/30/10
3rd R&O.............................   02/03/11  76 FR 12600
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Eric Ehrenreich, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, 
Phone: 202 418-1726, Email: eric.ehrenreich@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ33

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482. Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements; PS Docket No. 07-114

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 332
    Abstract: Related to the proceedings in which the FCC has 
previously acted to improve the quality of all emergency services, this 
action requires wireless carriers to take steps to provide more 
specific automatic location information in connection with 911 
emergency calls to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in areas 
where wireless carriers have not done so in the past. Wireless 
licensees must now satisfy amended Enhanced 911 location accuracy 
standards at either a county-based or a PSAP-based geographic level.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/20/07  72 FR 33948
R&O.................................   02/14/08  73 FR 8617
Public Notice.......................   09/25/08  73 FR 55473
Public Notice.......................   11/18/09  74 FR 59539
2nd R&O.............................   11/18/10  75 FR 70604
Second NPRM.........................   08/04/11  76 FR 47114
Second NPRM Comment Period End......   11/02/11
FNPRM; NOI..........................   11/02/10  75 FR 67321
Final Rule..........................   04/28/11  76 FR 23713
3rd R&O.............................   09/28/11  76 FR 59916
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Tom Beers, Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0952, Email: 
tom.beers@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ52

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Long-Term Actions

483. Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio 
Service Providers

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 152(n); 47 U.S.C. 154(i) 
and 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 201(b); 47 U.S.C. 251(a); 47 U.S.C. 253; 47 
U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 332(c)(1)(B); 47 U.S.C. 309
    Abstract: This rulemaking considers whether the Commission should 
adopt an automatic roaming rule for voice services for Commercial 
Mobile Radio Services and whether the Commission should adopt a roaming 
rule for mobile data services.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/21/00  65 FR 69891
NPRM................................   09/28/05  70 FR 56612
NPRM................................   01/19/06  71 FR 3029
FNPRM...............................   08/30/07  72 FR 50085
Final Rule..........................   08/30/07  72 FR 50064
Final Rule..........................   04/28/10  75 FR 22263
FNPRM...............................   04/28/10  75 FR 22338
2nd R&O.............................   05/06/11  76 FR 26199
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Peter Trachtenberg, Assoc. Div. Chief SCPD, WTB, 
Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7369, Email: 
peter.trachtenberg@fcc.gov.
    Christina Clearwater, Asst. Div. Chief, SCPD, WTB, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1893, Email: 
christina.clearwater@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AH83

484. Review of Part 87 of the Commission's Rules Concerning Aviation 
(WT Docket No. 01-289)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 307(e)
    Abstract: This proceeding is intended to streamline, consolidate, 
and revise our part 87 rules governing the Aviation Radio Service. The 
rule changes are designed to ensure these rules reflect current 
technological advances.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/16/01  66 FR 64785
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/14/02
R&O and FNPRM.......................   10/16/03
FNPRM...............................   04/12/04  69 FR 19140
FNPRM Comment Period End............   07/12/04
R&O.................................   06/14/04  69 FR 32577
NPRM................................   12/06/06  71 FR 70710
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/06/07  .......................
Final Rule..........................   12/06/06  71 FR 70671
3rd R&O.............................   03/29/11  76 FR 17347
Stay Order..........................   03/29/11  76 FR 17353
Next Action Undetermined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jeff Tobias, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0680, Email: 
jeff.tobias@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI35

485. Implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (CSEA) 
and Modernization of the Commission's Competitive Bidding Rules and 
Procedures (WT Docket No. 05-211)

    Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 79; 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 
(j); 47 U.S.C. 155; 47 U.S.C. 155(c); 47 U.S.C. 157; 47 U.S.C. 225; 47 
U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 307; 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 309(j); 47 
U.S.C. 325(e); 47 U.S.C. 334; 47 U.S.C. 336; 47 U.S.C. 339; 47 U.S.C. 
554
    Abstract: This proceeding implements rules and procedures needed to 
comply with the recently enacted Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act 
(CSEA). It establishes a mechanism for reimbursing Federal agencies out 
of spectrum auction proceeds for the cost of relocating their 
operations from certain ``eligible frequencies'' that have been 
reallocated from Federal to non-Federal use. It also seeks to improve 
the Commission's ability to achieve Congress' directives with regard to 
designated entities and to ensure that, in accordance with the intent 
of Congress, every recipient of its designated entity benefits is an 
entity that uses its licenses to directly provide facilities-based 
telecommunications services for the benefit of the public.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/14/05  70 FR 43372
NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/26/05
Declaratory Ruling..................   06/14/05  70 FR 43322
R&O.................................   01/24/06  71 FR 6214
FNPRM...............................   02/03/06  71 FR 6992
FNPRM Comment Period End............   02/24/06
Second R&O..........................   04/25/06  71 FR 26245
Order on Recon of Second R&O........   06/02/06  71 FR 34272
NPRM................................   06/21/06  71 FR 35594
NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/21/06
Reply Comment Period End............   09/19/06
Second Order and Recon of Second R&O   04/04/08  73 FR 18528
Order...............................   02/01/12  77 FR 16470
Next Action Undetermined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Kelly Quinn, Assistant Chief, Auctions and Spectrum 
Access Division, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554,

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Phone: 202 418-7384, Email: kelly.quinn@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI88

486. Facilitating the Provision of Fixed and Mobile Broadband Access, 
Educational, and Other Advanced Services in the 2150-2162 and 2500-2690 
MHz Bands

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 301 to 303; 47 U.S.C. 
307; 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 332; 47 U.S.C. 336 and 337
    Abstract: The Commission seeks comment on whether to assign 
Educational Broadband Service (EBS) spectrum in the Gulf of Mexico. It 
also seeks comment on how to license unassigned and available EBS 
spectrum. Specifically, we seek comment on whether it would be in the 
public interest to develop a scheme for licensing unassigned EBS 
spectrum that avoids mutual exclusivity; we ask whether EBS eligible 
entities could participate fully in a spectrum auction; we seek comment 
on the use of small business size standards and bidding credits for EBS 
if we adopt a licensing scheme that could result in mutually exclusive 
applications; we seek comment on the proper market size and size of 
spectrum blocks for new EBS licenses; and we seek comment on issuing 
one license to a State agency designated by the Governor to be the 
spectrum manager, using frequency coordinators to avoid mutually 
exclusive EBS applications, as well as other alternative licensing 
schemes. The Commission must develop a new licensing scheme for EBS in 
order to achieve the Commission's goal of facilitating the development 
of new and innovative wireless services for the benefit of students 
throughout the nation.
    In addition, the Commission has sought comment on a proposal 
intended to make it possible to use wider channel bandwidths for the 
provision of broadband services in these spectrum bands. The proposed 
changes may permit operators to use spectrum more efficiently, and to 
provide higher data rates to consumers, thereby advancing key goals of 
the National Broadband Plan.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/02/03  68 FR 34560
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/08/03  .......................
FNPRM...............................   07/29/04  69 FR 72048
FNPRM Comment Period End............   01/10/03  .......................
R&O.................................   07/29/04  69 FR 72020
MO&O................................   04/27/06  71 FR 35178
FNPRM...............................   03/20/08  73 FR 26067
FNPRM Comment Period End............   07/07/08  .......................
MO&O................................   03/20/08  73 FR 26032
MO&O................................   09/28/09  74 FR 49335
FNPRM...............................   09/28/09  74 FR 49356
FNPRM Comment Period End............   10/13/09  .......................
R&O.................................   06/03/10  75 FR 33729
FNPRM...............................   05/27/11  76 FR 32901
FNPRM Comment Period End............   07/22/11  .......................
Next Action Undetermined............             .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: John Schauble, Deputy Chief, Broadband Division, 
WTB, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0797, Email: 
john.schauble@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ12

487. Amendment of the Rules Regarding Maritime Automatic Identification 
Systems (WT Docket No. 04-344)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 302(a); 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 
U.S.C. 306; 47 U.S.C. 307(e); 47 U.S.C. 332; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 
U.S.C. 161
    Abstract: This action adopts additional measures for domestic 
implementation of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), an advanced 
marine vessel tracking and navigation technology that can significantly 
enhance our nation's homeland security as well as maritime safety.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Rule..........................   01/29/09  74 FR 5117
Final Rule Effective................   03/02/09  .......................
Petition for Recon..................   04/03/09  74 FR 15271
Final Rule..........................   05/26/11  76 FR 33653
Next Action Undetermined............             .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jeff Tobias, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0680, Email: 
jeff.tobias@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ16

488. Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 2155-2175 MHz 
Band

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 
157; 47 U.S.C. 160; 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 U.S.C. 301
    Abstract: This proceeding explores the possible uses of the 2155-
2175 MHz frequency band (AWS-3) to support the introduction of new 
advanced wireless services, including third generations as well as 
future generations of wireless systems. Advanced wireless systems could 
provide for a wide range of voice data and broadband services over a 
variety of mobile and fixed networks.
    The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) sought comment on what 
service rules should be adopted in the AWS-3 band. We requested comment 
on rules for licensing this spectrum in a manner that will permit it to 
be fully and promptly utilized to bring advanced wireless services to 
American consumers. Our objective is to allow for the most effective 
and efficient use of the spectrum in this band, while also encouraging 
development of robust wireless broadband services. We proposed to apply 
our flexible, market-oriented rules to the band in order to meet this 
objective.
    Thereafter, the Commission released a Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (FNPRM), seeking comment on the Commission's proposed AWS-3 
rules, which include adding 5 megahertz of spectrum (2175-80 MHz) to 
the AWS-3 band, and requiring licensees of that spectrum to provide--
using up to 25 percent of its wireless network capacity--free, two-way 
broadband Internet service at engineered data rates of at least 768 
kbps downstream.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/14/07  72 FR 64013
NPRM Comment Period End.............   01/14/08  .......................
FNPRM...............................   06/25/08  73 FR 35995
FNPRM Comment Period End............   08/11/08  .......................
Next Action Undetermined............             .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Peter Daronco, Associate Div. Chief, Broadband 
Div., Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7235, 
Email: peter.daronco@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ19

489. Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 1915 to 1920 
MHz, 1995 to 2000 MHz, 2020 to 2025 MHz, and 2175 to 2180 MH Bands

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 
157; 47

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U.S.C. 160; 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 U.S.C. 301; * * *
    Abstract: This proceeding explores the possible uses of the 1915-
1920 MHz, 1995-2000 MHz, 2020-2025 MHz, and 2175-2180 MHz Bands 
(collectively AWS-2) to support the introduction of new advanced 
wireless services, including third generations as well as future 
generations of wireless systems. Advanced wireless systems could 
provide for a wide range of voice data and broadband services over a 
variety of mobile and fixed networks.
    The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) sought comment on what 
service rules should be adopted in the AWS-2 band. We requested comment 
on rules for licensing this spectrum in a manner that will permit it to 
be fully and promptly utilized to bring advanced wireless services to 
American consumers. Our objective is to allow for the most effective 
and efficient use of the spectrum in this band, while also encouraging 
development of robust wireless broadband services.
    Thereafter, the Commission released a Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (FNPRM), seeking comment on the Commission's proposed rules 
for the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz bands. In addition, the 
Commission proposed to add 5 megahertz of spectrum (2175-80 MHz band) 
to the 2155-2175 MHz band, and would require the licensee of the 2155-
2180 MHz band to provide--using up to 25 percent of its wireless 
network capacity--free, two-way broadband Internet service at 
engineered data rates of at least 768 kbps downstream.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/02/04  69 FR 63489
NPRM Comment Period End.............   01/24/05  .......................
FNPRM...............................   06/25/08  73 FR 35995
FNPRM Comment Period End............   08/11/08  .......................
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Peter Daronco, Associate Div. Chief, Broadband 
Div., Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7235, 
Email: peter.daronco@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ20

490. Rules Authorizing the Operation of Low Power Auxiliary Stations in 
the 698-806 MHz Band, WT Docket No. 08-166; Public Interest Spectrum 
Coalition, Petition for Rulemaking Regarding Low Power Auxiliary

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 
154(j); 47 U.S.C. 301 and 302(a); 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 
U.S.C. 304; 47 U.S.C. 307 to 309; 47 U.S.C. 316; 47 U.S.C. 332; 47 
U.S.C. 336 and 337
    Abstract: In the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order, to 
facilitate the DTV transition the Commission tentatively concludes to 
amend its rules to make clear that the operation of low power auxiliary 
stations within the 700 MHz Band will no longer be permitted after the 
end of the DTV transition. The Commission also tentatively concludes to 
prohibit the manufacture, import, sale, offer for sale, or shipment of 
devices that operate as low power auxiliary stations in the 700 MHz 
Band. In addition, for those licensees that have obtained 
authorizations to operate low power auxiliary stations in spectrum that 
includes the 700 MHz Band beyond the end of the DTV transition, the 
Commission tentatively concludes that it will modify these licenses so 
as not to permit such operations in the 700 MHz Band after February 17, 
2009. The Commission also seeks comment on issues raised by the Public 
Interest Spectrum Coalition (PISC) in its informal complaint and 
petition for rulemaking.
    The Commission also imposes a freeze on the filing of new license 
applications that seek to operate on any 700 MHz Band frequencies (698-
806 MHz) after the end of the DTV transition, February 17, 2009, as 
well as on granting any request for equipment authorization of low 
power auxiliary station devices that would operate in any of the 700 
MHz Band frequencies. The Commission also holds in abeyance, until the 
conclusion of this proceeding, any pending license applications and 
equipment authorization requests that involve operation of low power 
auxiliary devices on frequencies in the 700 MHz Band after the end of 
the DTV transition.
    On January 15, 2010, the Commission released a Report and Order 
that prohibits the distribution and sale of wireless microphones that 
operate in the 700 MHz Band (698-806 MHz, channels 52-69) and includes 
a number of provisions to clear these devices from that band. These 
actions help complete an important part of the DTV transition by 
clearing the 700 MHz Band to enable the rollout of communications 
services for public safety and the deployment of next generation 
wireless devices.
    On January 15, 2010, the Commission also released a Further Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on the operation of low power 
auxiliary stations, including wireless microphones, in the core TV 
bands (channels 2-51, excluding channel 37). Among the issues the 
Commission is considering in the Further Notice are revisions to its 
rules to expand eligibility for licenses to operate wireless 
microphones under part 74; the operation of wireless microphones on an 
unlicensed basis in the core TV bands under part 15; technical rules to 
apply to low power wireless audio devices, including wireless 
microphones, operating in the core TV bands on an unlicensed basis 
under part 15 of the rules; and long-term solutions to address the 
operation of wireless microphones and the efficient use of the core TV 
spectrum.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/03/08  73 FR 51406
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/20/08  .......................
R&O.................................   01/22/10  75 FR 3622
FNPRM...............................   01/22/10  75 FR 3682
FNPRM Comment Period End............   03/22/10  .......................
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: G. William Stafford, Attorney, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, 
Phone: 202 418-0563, Fax: 202 418-3956, Email: bill.stafford@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ21

491. Amendment of the Commission's Rules To Improve Public Safety 
Communications in the 800 MHz Band, and To Consolidate the 800 MHz and 
900 MHz Business and Industrial/Land Transportation Pool Channels

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 
U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 332
    Abstract: This action adopts rules that retain the current site-
based licensing paradigm for the 900 MHz B/ILT ``white space''; adopts 
interference protection rules applicable to all licensees operating in 
the 900 MHz B/ILT spectrum; and lifts, on a rolling basis, the freeze 
placed on applications for new 900 MHz B/ILT licenses in September 
2004--the lift being tied to the completion of rebanding in each 800

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MHz National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) region.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/18/05  70 FR 13143
NPRM Comment Period End.............   06/12/05  70 FR 23080
Final Rule..........................   12/16/08  73 FR 67794
Petition for Recon..................   03/12/09  74 FR 10739
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Katherine M. Harris, Deputy Chief, Commercial 
Wireless Division, WTB, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0609, 
Fax: 202 418-7224, Email: kharris@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ22

492. Amendment of Part 101 To Accommodate 30 MHz Channels in the 6525-
6875 MHz Band and Provide Conditional Authorization on Channels in the 
21.8-22.0 and 23.0-23.2 GHz Band (WT Docket No. 04-114)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 
157; 47 U.S.C. 160; 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 U.S.C. 301 to 303; 
47 U.S.C. 307 to 310; 47 U.S.C. 319; 47 U.S.C. 324; 47 U.S.C. 332 and 
333
    Abstract: The Commission seeks comments on modifying its rules to 
authorize channels with bandwidths of as much as 30 MHz in the 6525-
6875 MHz band. We also propose to allow conditional authorization on 
additional channels in the 21.8-22.0 and 23.0-23.2 GHz bands.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/29/09  74 FR 36134
NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/22/09
R&O.................................   06/11/10  75 FR 41767
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: John Schauble, Deputy Chief, Broadband Division, 
WTB, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0797, Email: 
john.schauble@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ28

493. In the Matter of Service Rules for the 698 to 746, 747 to 762, and 
777 to 792 MHz Bands

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 
47 U.S.C. 309
    Abstract: This is one of several docketed proceedings involved in 
the establishment of rules governing wireless licenses in the 698-806 
MHz Band (the 700 MHz Band). This spectrum is being vacated by 
television broadcasters in TV Channels 52-69. It is being made 
available for wireless services, including public safety and commercial 
services, as a result of the digital television (DTV) transition. This 
docket has to do with service rules for the commercial services, and is 
known as the 700 MHz Commercial Services proceeding.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/03/06  71 FR 48506
NPRM................................   09/20/06
FNPRM...............................   05/02/07  72 FR 24238
FNPRM Comment Period End............   05/23/07
R&O.................................   07/31/07  72 FR 48814
Order on Recon......................   09/24/07  72 FR 56015
Second FNPRM........................   05/14/08  73 FR 29582
Second FNPRM Comment Period End.....   06/20/08
Third FNPRM.........................   09/05/08  73 FR 57750
Third FNPRM Comment Period End......   11/03/08
Second R&O..........................   02/20/09  74 FR 8868
Final Rule..........................   03/04/09  74 FR 8868
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Paul D'Ari, Spectrum and Competition Policy 
Division, Wireless Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1550, Fax: 202 418-
7447, Email: paul.dari@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ35

494. National Environmental Act Compliance for Proposed Tower 
Registrations; in the Matter of Effects on Migratory Birds

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 303(q); 
47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 309(g); 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.
    Abstract: On April 14, 2009, American Bird Conservancy, Defenders 
of Wildlife, and National Audubon Society filed a Petition for 
Expedited Rulemaking and Other Relief. The petitioners request that the 
Commission adopt on an expedited basis a variety of new rules, which 
they assert are necessary to comply with environmental statutes and 
their implementing regulations. This proceeding addresses the Petition 
for Expedited Rulemaking and Other Relief.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/22/06  71 FR 67510
NPRM Comment Period End.............   02/20/07
New NPRM Comment Period End.........   05/23/07
Order on Remand.....................   01/26/12  77 FR 3935
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jeff Steinberg, Deputy Chief, Spectrum and 
Competition Div, WTB, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, 
Phone: 202 418-0896.
    RIN: 3060-AJ36

495. Amendment of Part 90 of the Commission's Rules

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 303
    Abstract: This proceeding considers rule changes impacting 
miscellaneous part 90 Private Land Mobile Radio rules.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/13/07  72 FR 32582
FNPRM...............................   04/14/10  75 FR 19340
Order on Recon (Release Date).......   06/07/10
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Rodney P. Conway, Engineer, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2904, Fax: 202 418-1944, Email: 
rodney.conway@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ37

496. Amendment of Part 101 of the Commission's Rules for Microwave Use 
and Broadcast Auxiliary Service Flexibility

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 157; 
47 U.S.C. 160 and 201; 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 U.S.C. 301 to 303; 47 U.S.C. 
307 to 310; 47 U.S.C. 319 and 324; 47 U.S.C. 332 and 333
    Abstract: In this document, the Commission commences a proceeding

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to remove regulatory barriers to the use of spectrum for wireless 
backhaul and other point-to-point and point-to-multipoint 
communications.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/05/10  75 FR 52185
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/22/10
R&O.................................   09/27/11  76 FR 59559
FNPRM...............................   09/27/11  76 FR 59614
FNPRM Comment Period End............   10/25/11
R&O.................................   09/05/12  77 FR 54421
FNPRM...............................   09/05/12  77 FR 54511
FNPRM Comment Period End............   10/22/12
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: John Schauble, Deputy Chief, Broadband Division, 
WTB, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0797, Email: 
john.schauble@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ47

497. 2004 and 2006 Biennial Regulatory Reviews--Streamlining and Other 
Revisions of the Commission's Rules Governing Construction, Marking, 
and Lighting of Antenna Structures

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i)-(j) and 161; 47 U.S.C. 303(q)
    Abstract: In this NPRM, in WT Docket No. 10-88, the Commission 
seeks comment on revisions to part 17 of the Commission's rules 
governing construction, marking, and lighting of antenna structures. 
The Commission initiated this proceeding to update and modernize the 
part 17 rules. These proposed revisions are intended to improve 
compliance with these rules and allow the Commission to enforce them 
more effectively, helping to better ensure the safety of pilots and 
aircraft passengers nationwide. The proposed revisions would also 
remove outdated and burdensome requirements without compromising the 
Commission's statutory responsibility to prevent antenna structures 
from being hazards or menaces to air navigation.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   05/21/10  75 FR 28517
NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/20/10
NPRM Reply Comment Period End.......   08/19/10
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: John Borkowski, Attorney-Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, 2025 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20554, 
Phone: 202 634-2443.
    RIN: 3060-AJ50

498. Universal Service Reform Mobility Fund (WT Docket No. 10-208)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 155; 47 
U.S.C. 160; 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 205; 47 U.S.C. 225; 47 U.S.C. 254; 
47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 303(c); 47 U.S.C. 303(f); 47 
U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 303(y); 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 310
    Abstract: This proceeding proposes the creation of the Mobility 
Fund to provide an initial infusion of funds toward solving persistent 
gaps in mobile services through targeted, one-time support for the 
build-out of current-and next-generation wireless infrastructure in 
areas where these services are unavailable.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/14/10  75 FR 67060
NPRM Comment Period End.............   01/18/11
R&O.................................   11/29/11  76 FR 73830
FNPRM...............................   12/16/11  76 FR 78384
R&O.................................   12/28/11  76 FR 81562
2nd R&O.............................   07/03/12  77 FR 39435
4th Order on Recon..................   08/14/12  77 FR 48453
Next Action Undetermined............             .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Scott Mackoul, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0660.
    RIN: 3060-AJ58

499. Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service Bands at 
1525-1559 MHz and 1626.5-1660.5 MHz, 1610-1626.5 MHz and 2483.5-2500 
MHz, and 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 154; 47 U.S.C. 303 and 310
    Abstract: The Commission proposes steps to make additional spectrum 
available for new investment in mobile broadband networks while 
ensuring that the United States maintains robust mobile satellite 
service capabilities. Mobile broadband is emerging as one of America's 
most dynamic innovation and economic platforms. Yet tremendous demand 
growth will soon test the limits of spectrum availability. 90 megahertz 
of spectrum allocated to the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS)--in the 2 
GHz band, Big LEO band, and L-band--are potentially available for 
terrestrial mobile broadband use. The Commission seeks to remove 
regulatory barriers to terrestrial use, and to promote additional 
investments, such as those recently made possible by a transaction 
between Harbinger Capital Partners and SkyTerra Communications, while 
retaining sufficient market-wide MSS capability. The Commission 
proposes to add co-primary Fixed and Mobile allocations to the 2 GHz 
band, consistent with the International Table of Allocations. This 
allocation modification is a precondition for more flexible licensing 
of terrestrial services within the band. Second, the Commission 
proposes to apply the Commission's secondary market policies and rules 
applicable to terrestrial services to all transactions involving the 
use of MSS bands for terrestrial services in order to create greater 
predictability and regulatory parity with bands licensed for 
terrestrial mobile broadband service. The Commission also requests 
comment on further steps we can take to increase the value, 
utilization, innovation, and investment in MSS spectrum generally.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   07/15/10  75 FR 49871
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/30/10
R&O.................................   04/06/11  76 FR 31252
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jeremy Marcus, Asst. Division Chief, Broadband 
Div., Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0059, 
Fax: 202 418-7257, Email: jeremy.marcus@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ59

500. Improving Spectrum Efficiency Through Flexible Channel Spacing and 
Bandwidth Utilization for Economic Area-Based 800 MHz Specialized 
Mobile Radio Licensees; WT Docket Nos. 12-64 and 11-110

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 152; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 
U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 302(a); 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 307; 47 U.S.C. 
308
    Abstract: This proceeding was initiated to allow EA-based 800 MHz 
SMR Licensees in 813.5-824/858.5-869

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MHz to exceed the channel spacing and bandwidth limitation in Section 
90.209 of the Commission's rules subject to conditions.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/29/12  77 FR 18991
NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/13/12
R&O.................................   05/24/12  77 FR 33972
Petition for Recon Public Notice....   08/16/12  77 FR 53163
Petition for Recon PN Comment Period   09/27/12
 End.
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Mr. Brian Regan, Federal Communications Commission, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2849, Email: 
brian.regan@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ71

501. Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 2000-2020 MHz 
and 2180-2200 MHz Bands

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 153; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 
U.S.C. 227; 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 302; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 307; 
47 U.S.C. 308; 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 310; 47 U.S.C. 316; 47 U.S.C. 
319; 47 U.S.C. 324; 47 U.S.C. 332; 47 U.S.C. 333
    Abstract: In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Commission 
proposes to increase the Nation's supply of spectrum for mobile 
broadband by removing unnecessary barriers to flexible use of spectrum 
currently assigned to the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) in the 2 GHz 
band. This proposal would carry out a recommendation in the National 
Broadband Plan that the Commission enable the provision of stand-alone 
terrestrial services in this spectrum. We do so by proposing service, 
technical, assignment, and licensing rules for this spectrum. These 
proposed rules are designed to provide for flexible use of this 
spectrum, to encourage innovation and investment in mobile broadband, 
and to provide a stable regulatory environment in which broadband 
deployment could develop. Additionally, in our Notice of Inquiry, we 
seek comment on potential ways to free up additional valuable spectrum 
to address the Nation's growing demand for mobile broadband spectrum.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/17/12
NPRM................................   04/17/12  77 FR 22720
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jeremy Marcus, Asst. Division Chief, Broadband 
Div., Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0059, 
Fax: 202 418-7257, Email: jeremy.marcus@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ73

502. Promoting Interoperability in the 700 MHz Commercial Spectrum; 
Interoperability of Mobile User Equipment Across Paired Commercial 
Spectrum Blocks in the 700 MHz Band

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 
U.S.C. 154 (j); 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 302(a); 47 U.S.C. 303(b); 47 
U.S.C. 303(e); 47 U.S.C. 303(f); 47 U.S.C. 303(g); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 
U.S.C. 304; 47 U.S.C. 307(a); 47 U.S.C. 309(j)(3); 47 U.S.C. 316(a)(1); 
47 CFR 1.401 et seq.
    Abstract: The Commission seeks comment on whether the customers of 
lower 700 MHz B and C block licensees would experience harmful 
interference--and if so, to what degree, if the lower 700 MHz band were 
interoperable. The Commission also explores the next steps should it 
find that interoperability would cause limited or no harmful 
interference to lower 700 MHz B and C block licensees, or that such 
interference can reasonably be mitigated through industry efforts and/
or through modifications to the Commission's technical rules or other 
regulatory measures.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/02/12  77 FR 19575
NPRM Comment Period End.............   06/01/12
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Brenda Boykin, Federal Communications Commission, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2062, Email: 
brenda.boykin@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ78

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Completed Actions

503. Amendment of Parts 13 and 80 of the Commission's Rules Governing 
Maritime Communications

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 302 to 303
    Abstract: This matter concerns the amendment of the rules governing 
maritime communications in order to consolidate, revise, and streamline 
the regulations as well as address new international requirements and 
improve the operational ability of all users of marine radios.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/24/00  65 FR 21694
NPRM................................   08/17/00  65 FR 50173
NPRM................................   05/17/02  67 FR 35086
Report & Order......................   08/07/03  68 FR 46957
Second R&O, Sixth R&O, Second FNPRM.   04/06/04  69 FR 18007
Comments Due........................   06/07/04
Reply Comments Due..................   07/06/04
Second R&O and Sixth R&O............   11/08/04  69 FR 64664
NPRM................................   11/08/06  71 FR 65447
Final Action........................   01/25/08  73 FR 4475
Petition for Reconsideration........   03/18/08  73 FR 14486
4th R&O [Release Date]..............   06/10/10  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jeff Tobias, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0680, Email: 
jeff.tobias@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AH55

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Wireline Competition Bureau

Long-Term Actions

504. Implementation of the Universal Service Portions of the 1996 
Telecommunications Act

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 et seq.
    Abstract: The goals of Universal Service, as mandated by the 1996 
Act, are to promote the availability of quality services at just, 
reasonable, and affordable rates; increase access to advanced 
telecommunications services throughout the Nation; advance the

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availability of such services to all consumers, including those in low 
income, rural, insular, and high cost areas at rates that are 
reasonably comparable to those charged in urban areas. In addition, the 
1996 Act states that all providers of telecommunications services 
should contribute to Federal universal service in some equitable and 
nondiscriminatory manner; there should be specific, predictable, and 
sufficient Federal and State mechanisms to preserve and advance 
universal service; all schools, classrooms, health care providers, and 
libraries should, generally, have access to advanced telecommunications 
services; and finally, that the Federal-State Joint Board and the 
Commission should determine those other principles that, consistent 
with the 1996 Act, are necessary to protect the public interest. More 
recently, modernization efforts for continuous improvements to the 
universal service programs are being realized consistent and in keeping 
with the goals envisioned by the National Broadband Plan.
    On February 19, 2010, the Commission released an Order and Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking that enabled schools that receive funding from 
the E-rate program to allow members of the general public to use the 
schools' Internet access during non-operating hours through funding 
year 2010 (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011) and sought comment on 
revising its rules to make this change permanent.
    On March 18, 2010, the Commission issued a Report & Order and 
Memorandum Opinion & Order. In this order, the Commission addressed an 
inequitable asymmetry in the Commission's current rules governing the 
receipt of universal service high-cost local switching support (LSS) by 
small incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs). By modifying the 
Commission's rules to permit incumbent LECs that lose lines to receive 
additional LSS when they cross a threshold, the order provides LSS to 
all small LECs on the same basis. Nothing in the order is intended to 
address the long-term role of LSS in the Commission's high-cost 
universal service policies, which the Commission is considering as part 
of comprehensive universal service reform. April 16, 2010, the 
Commission issued an Order and NPRM addressing high-cost universal 
service support for non-rural carriers serving insular areas. In the 
NPRM, the Commission sought comment on amending its rules to provide 
additional low-income support in Puerto Rico.
    On April 21, 2010, the Commission issued a Notice of Inquiry and 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the first in a series of proceedings to 
kick off universal service support reform that is key to making 
broadband service available for millions of Americans who lack access. 
This NOI and NPRM sought comment on first steps to reform the 
distribution of universal service high-cost support.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Recommended Decision Federal-State     11/08/96  61 FR 63778
 Joint Board, Universal Service.
First R&O...........................   05/08/97  62 FR 32862
Second R&O..........................   05/08/97  62 FR 32862
Order on Recon......................   07/10/97  62 FR 40742
R&O and Second Order on Recon.......   07/18/97  62 FR 41294
Second R&O, and FNPRM...............   08/15/97  62 FR 47404
Third R&O...........................   10/14/97  62 FR 56118
Second Order on Recon...............   11/26/97  62 FR 65036
Fourth Order on Recon...............   12/30/97  62 FR 2093
Fifth Order on Recon................   06/22/98  63 FR 43088
Fifth R&O...........................   10/28/98  63 FR 63993
Eighth Order on Recon...............   11/21/98
Second Recommended Decision.........   11/25/98  63 FR 67837
Thirteenth Order on Recon...........   06/09/99  64 FR 30917
FNPRM...............................   06/14/99  64 FR 31780
FNPRM...............................   09/30/99  64 FR 52738
Fourteenth Order on Recon...........   11/16/99  64 FR 62120
Fifteenth Order on Recon............   11/30/99  64 FR 66778
Tenth R&O...........................   12/01/99  64 FR 67372
Ninth R&O and Eighteenth Order on      12/01/99  64 FR 67416
 Recon.
Nineteenth Order on Recon...........   12/30/99  64 FR 73427
Twentieth Order on Recon............   05/08/00  65 FR 26513
Public Notice.......................   07/18/00  65 FR 44507
Twelfth R&O, MO&O and FNPRM.........   08/04/00  65 FR 47883
FNPRM and Order.....................   11/09/00  65 FR 67322
FNPRM...............................   01/26/01  66 FR 7867
R&O and Order on Recon..............   03/14/01  66 FR 16144
NPRM................................   05/08/01  66 FR 28718
Order...............................   05/22/01  66 FR 35107
Fourteenth R&O and FNPRM............   05/23/01  66 FR 30080
FNPRM and Order.....................   01/25/02  67 FR 7327
NPRM................................   02/15/02  67 FR 9232
NPRM and Order......................   02/15/02  67 FR 10846
FNPRM and R&O.......................   02/26/02  67 FR 11254
NPRM................................   04/19/02  67 FR 34653
Order and Second FNPRM..............   12/13/02  67 FR 79543
NPRM................................   02/25/03  68 FR 12020
Public Notice.......................   02/26/03  68 FR 10724
Second R&O and FNPRM................   06/20/03  68 FR 36961
Twenty-Fifth Order on Recon, R&O,      07/16/03  68 FR 41996
 Order, and FNPRM.
NPRM................................   07/17/03  68 FR 42333
Order...............................   07/24/03  68 FR 47453
Order...............................   08/06/03  68 FR 46500
Order and Order on Recon............   08/19/03  68 FR 49707
Order on Remand, MO&O, FNPRM........   10/27/03  68 FR 69641
R&O, Order on Recon, FNPRM..........   11/17/03  68 FR 74492
R&O, FNPRM..........................   02/26/04  69 FR 13794
R&O, FNPRM..........................   04/29/04  .......................
NPRM................................   05/14/04  69 FR 3130
NPRM................................   06/08/04  69 FR 40839
Order...............................   06/28/04  69 FR 48232
Order on Recon & Fourth R&O.........   07/30/04  69 FR 55983
Fifth R&O and Order.................   08/13/04  69 FR 55097
Order...............................   08/26/04  69 FR 57289
Second FNPRM........................   09/16/04  69 FR 61334
Order & Order on Recon..............   01/10/05  70 FR 10057
Sixth R&O...........................   03/14/05  70 FR 19321
R&O.................................   03/17/05  70 FR 29960
MO&O................................   03/30/05  70 FR 21779
NPRM & FNPRM........................   06/14/05  70 FR 41658
Order...............................   10/14/05  70 FR 65850
Order...............................   10/27/05
NPRM................................   01/11/06  71 FR 1721
Report Number 2747..................   01/12/06  71 FR 2042
Order...............................   02/08/06  71 FR 6485
FNPRM...............................   03/15/06  71 FR 13393
R&O and NPRM........................   07/10/06  71 FR 38781
Order...............................   01/01/06  71 FR 6485
Order...............................   05/16/06  71 FR 30298
MO&O and FNPRM......................   05/16/06  71 FR 29843
R&O.................................   06/27/06  71 FR 38781
Public Notice.......................   08/11/06  71 FR 50420
Order...............................   09/29/06  71 FR 65517
Public Notice.......................   03/12/07  72 FR 36706
Public Notice.......................   03/13/07  72 FR 40816
Public Notice.......................   03/16/07  72 FR 39421
Notice of Inquiry...................   04/16/07
NPRM................................   05/14/07  72 FR 28936
Recommended Decision................   11/20/07
Order...............................   02/14/08  73 FR 8670
NPRM................................   03/04/08  73 FR 11580
NPRM................................   03/04/08  73 FR 11591
R&O.................................   05/05/08  73 FR 11837
Public Notice.......................   07/02/08  73 FR 37882
NPRM................................   08/19/08  73 FR 48352
Notice of Inquiry...................   10/14/08  73 FR 60689
Order on Remand, R&O, FNPRM.........   11/12/08  73 FR 66821
R&O.................................   05/22/09  74 FR 2395
Order & NPRM........................   03/24/10  75 FR 10199
R&O and MO&O........................   04/08/10  75 FR 17872
NOI and NPRM........................   05/13/10  75 FR 26906
Order and NPRM......................   05/28/10  75 FR 30024
NPRM................................   06/09/10  75 FR 32699

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NPRM................................   08/09/10  75 FR 48236
NPRM................................   09/21/10  75 FR 56494
R&O.................................   12/03/10  75 FR 75393
Order...............................   01/27/11  76 FR 4827
NPRM................................   03/02/11  76 FR 11407
NPRM................................   03/02/11  76 FR 11632
NPRM................................   03/23/11  76 FR 16482
Order and NPRM......................   06/27/11  76 FR 37307
R&O.................................   12/28/11  76 FR 81562
Order...............................   03/09/12  77 FR 14297
R&O.................................   03/30/12  77 FR 19125
Order...............................   05/23/12  77 FR 30411
3rd Order on Recon..................   05/24/12  77 FR 30904
Public Notice.......................   05/31/12  77 FR 32113
FNPRM...............................   06/07/12  77 FR 33896
Public Notice.......................   07/26/12  77 FR 43773
Order...............................   08/30/12  77 FR 52616
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Nakesha Woodward, Program Support Assistant, 
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554, Phone: 202 418-1502, Email:kesha.woodward@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AF85

505. 2000 Biennial Regulatory Review--Telecommunications Service 
Quality Reporting Requirements

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 201(b); 47 
U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 403
    Abstract: This NPRM proposes to eliminate our current service 
quality reports (ARMIS Report 43-05 and 43-06) and replace them with a 
more consumer-oriented report. The NPRM proposes to reduce the 
reporting categories from more than 30 to 6, and addresses the needs of 
carriers, consumers, state public utility commissions, and other 
interested parties.
    On February 15, 2005, the Commission adopted an Order that extended 
the Federal-State Joint Conference on Accounting Issues until March 1, 
2007.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   12/04/00  65 FR 75657
Order...............................   02/06/02  67 FR 5670
Order...............................   03/22/05  70 FR 14466
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Cathy Zima, Deputy Chief, Industry Analysis Div., 
WCB, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7380, Fax: 
202 418-6768, Email: cathy.zima@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AH72

506. Access Charge Reform and Universal Service Reform

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 154(j); 47 
U.S.C. 201 to 205; 47 U.S.C. 254; 47 U.S.C. 403
    Abstract: On October 11, 2001, the Commission adopted an Order 
reforming the interstate access charge and universal service support 
system for rate-of-return incumbent carriers. The Order adopts three 
principal reforms. First, the Order modifies the interstate access rate 
structure for small carriers to align it more closely with the manner 
in which costs are incurred. Second, the Order removes implicit support 
for universal service from the rate structure and replaces it with 
explicit, portable support. Third, the Order permits small carriers to 
continue to set rates based on the authorized rate of return of 11.25 
percent. The Order became effective on January 1, 2002, and the support 
mechanism established by the Order was implemented beginning July 1, 
2002.
    The Commission also adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(FNPRM) seeking additional comment on proposals for incentive 
regulation, increased pricing flexibility for rate-of-return carriers, 
and proposed changes to the Commission's ``all-or-nothing'' rule. 
Comments on the FNPRM were due on February 14, 2002, and reply comments 
on March 18, 2002.
    On February 12, 2004, the Commission adopted a Second Report and 
Order resolving several issues on which the Commission sought comment 
in the FNPRM. First, the Commission modified the ``all-or-nothing'' 
rule to permit rate-of-return carriers to bring recently acquired price 
cap lines back to rate-of-return regulation. Second, the Commission 
granted rate-of-return carriers the authority immediately to provide 
geographically deaveraged transport and special access rates, subject 
to certain limitations. Third, the Commission merged Long Term Support 
(LTS) with Interstate Common Line Support (ICLS).
    The Commission also adopted a Second FNPRM seeking comment on two 
specific plans that propose establishing optional alternative 
regulation mechanisms for rate-of-return carriers. In conjunction with 
the consideration of those alternative regulation proposals, the 
Commission sought comment on modification that would permit a rate-of-
return carrier to adopt an alternative regulation plan for some study 
areas, while retaining rate-of-return regulation for other of its study 
areas. Comments on the Second FNPRM were due on April 23, 2004, and May 
10, 2004.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/25/01  66 FR 7725
NPRM Comment Period End.............   02/26/01
FNPRM...............................   11/30/01  66 FR 59761
FNPRM Comment Period End............   12/31/01
R&O.................................   11/30/01  66 FR 59719
Second FNPRM........................   03/23/04  69 FR 13794
Second FNPRM Comment Period End.....   04/23/04
Order...............................   05/06/04  69 FR 25325
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Douglas Slotten, Attorney-Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1572, Email: 
douglas.slotten@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AH74

507. National Exchange Carrier Association Petition

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; 47 U.S.C. 201 and 202; * * 
*
    Abstract: In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) released on 
July 19, 2004, the Commission initiated a rulemaking proceeding to 
examine the proper number of end user common line charges (commonly 
referred to as subscriber line charges or SLCs) that carriers may 
assess upon customers that obtain derived channel T-1 service where the 
customer provides the terminating channelization equipment and upon 
customers that obtain Primary Rate Interface (PRI) Integrated Service 
Digital Network (ISDN) service.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/13/04  69 FR 50141
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/12/04
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Douglas Slotten, Attorney-Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1572, Email: 
douglas.slotten@fcc.gov.

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    RIN: 3060-AI47

508. IP-Enabled Services

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; * * *
    Abstract: The notice seeks comment on ways in which the Commission 
might categorize or regulate IP-enabled services. It poses questions 
regarding the proper allocation of jurisdiction over each category of 
IP-enabled service. The notice then requests comment on whether the 
services comprising each category constitute ``telecommunications 
services'' or ``information services'' under the definitions set forth 
in the Act. Finally, noting the Commission's statutory forbearance 
authority and title I ancillary jurisdiction, the notice describes a 
number of central regulatory requirements (including, for example, 
those relating to access charges, universal service, E911, and 
disability accessibility), and asks which, if any, should apply to each 
category of IP-enabled services.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/29/04  69 FR 16193
NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/14/04  .......................
First R&O...........................   06/03/05  70 FR 37273
Public Notice.......................   06/16/05  70 FR 37403
First R&O Effective.................   07/29/05  70 FR 43323
Public Notice.......................   08/31/05  70 FR 51815
R&O.................................   07/10/06  71 FR 38781
R&O and FNPRM.......................   06/08/07  72 FR 31948
FNPRM Comment Period End............   07/09/07  72 FR 31782
R&O.................................   08/06/07  72 FR 43546
Public Notice.......................   08/07/07  72 FR 44136
R&O.................................   08/16/07  72 FR 45908
Public Notice.......................   11/01/07  72 FR 61813
Public Notice.......................   11/01/07  72 FR 61882
Public Notice.......................   12/13/07  72 FR 70808
Public Notice.......................   12/20/07  72 FR 72358
R&O.................................   02/21/08  73 FR 9463
NPRM................................   02/21/08  73 FR 9507
Order...............................   05/15/08  73 FR 28057
Order...............................   07/29/09  74 FR 37624
R&O.................................   08/07/09  74 FR 39551
Public Notice.......................   10/14/09  74 FR 52808
Announcement of Effective Date......   03/19/10  75 FR 13235
Public Notice.......................   05/20/10  75 FR 28249
Public Notice.......................   06/11/10  75 FR 33303
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Tim Stelzig, Deputy Chief, Competition Policy 
Division, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0942, 
Email: tim.stelzig@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AI48

509. Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers 
(WC Docket No. 07-135)

    Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined
    Abstract: The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) is 
examining whether its existing rules governing the setting of tariffed 
rates by local exchange carriers (LECs) provide incentives and 
opportunities for carriers to increase access demand endogenously with 
the result that the tariff rates are no longer just and reasonable. The 
Commission tentatively concluded that it must revise its tariff rules 
so that it can be confident that tariffed rates remain just and 
reasonable even if a carrier experiences or induces significant 
increases in access demand. The Commission sought comment on the types 
of activities that are caused increases in interstate access demand and 
the effects of such demand increases on the cost structures of LECs. 
The Commission also sought comment on several means of ensuring just 
and reasonable rates going forward. The NPRM invited comment on 
potential traffic stimulation by rate-of-return LECs, price cap LECs, 
and competitive LECs, as well as other forms of intercarrier traffic 
stimulation. Comments were received on December 17, 2007, and reply 
comments were received on January 16, 2008.
    On February 8, 2011, the Commission adopted a Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposed rule revisions to 
address access stimulation. The Commission sought comment on a proposal 
to require rate-of-return LECs and competitive LECs to file revised 
tariffs if they enter into or have existing revenue sharing agreements. 
The proposed tariff filing requirements vary depending on the type of 
LEC involved. The Commission also sought comment on other record 
proposals and on possible rules for addressing access stimulation in 
the context of intra-MTA call terminations by CMRS providers. Comments 
were filed on April 1, 2011, and reply comments were filed on April 18, 
2011.
    In the USF/ICC Transformation Order, we defined access stimulation. 
The access stimulation definition we adopted has two conditions: (1) A 
revenue sharing condition; and (2) an additional traffic volume 
condition, which is met where the LEC either: (a) Has a three-to-one 
interstate terminating-to-originating traffic ratio in a calendar 
month; or (b) has had more than a 100 percent growth in interstate 
originating and/or terminating switched access minutes of use in a 
month compared to the same month in the preceding year. If both 
conditions are satisfied, the LEC generally must file revised tariffs 
to account for its increased traffic.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/15/07  72 FR 64179
NPRM Comment Period End.............   12/17/07  .......................
FNPRM...............................   03/02/11  76 FR 11632
R&O and FNPRM.......................   12/08/11  76 FR 76623
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Douglas Slotten, Attorney--Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1572, Email: 
douglas.slotten@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ02

510. Jurisdictional Separations

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 154(j); 47 
U.S.C. 205; 47 U.S.C. 221(c); 47 U.S.C. 254; 47 U.S.C. 403; 47 U.S.C. 
410
    Abstract: Jurisdictional separations is the process, pursuant to 
part 36 of the Commission's rules, by which incumbent local exchange 
carriers apportion regulated costs between the intrastate and 
interstate jurisdictions. In 1997, the Commission initiated a 
proceeding seeking comment on the extent to which legislative changes, 
technological changes, and market changes warrant comprehensive reform 
of the separations process. In 2001, the Commission adopted the 
Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations' recommendation 
to impose an interim freeze of the part 36 category relationships and 
jurisdictional cost allocation factors for a period of five years, 
pending comprehensive reform of the part 36 separations rules. In 2006, 
the Commission adopted an Order and Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking, which extended the separations freeze for a period of three 
years and sought comment on comprehensive reform. In 2009, the 
Commission adopted a Report and Order extending the separations freeze 
an additional year to June 2010. In 2010, the Commission adopted a 
Report and Order extending the separations freeze for an additional 
year to June 2011. In 2011, the Commission adopted a Report and Order 
extending the separations freeze for an additional year to June 2012.

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    The Commission is considering a Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking regarding extending the separations freeze for an additional 
two years to June 2014.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/05/97  62 FR 59842
NPRM Comment Period End.............   12/10/97  .......................
Order...............................   06/21/01  66 FR 33202
Order and FNPRM.....................   05/26/06  71 FR 29882
Order and FNPRM Comment Period End..   08/22/06  .......................
Report and Order....................   05/15/09  74 FR 23955
R&O.................................   05/25/10  75 FR 30301
R&O.................................   05/27/11  76 FR 30840
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Ted Burmeister, Federal Communications Commission, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7389, Email: 
theodore.burmeister@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ06

511. Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction, Infrastructure and 
Operating Data Gathering (WC Docket Nos. 08-190, 07-139, 07-204, 07-
273, 07-21)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 155; 47 U.S.C. 160 and 161; 47 
U.S.C. 20 to 205; 47 U.S.C. 215; 47 U.S.C. 218 to 220; 47 U.S.C. 251 to 
271; 47 U.S.C. 303(r) and 332; 47 U.S.C. 403; 47 U.S.C. 502 and 503
    Abstract: This NPRM tentatively proposes to collect infrastructure 
and operating data that is tailored in scope to be consistent with 
Commission objectives from all facilities-based providers of broadband 
and telecommunications. Similarly, the NPRM also tentatively proposes 
to collect data concerning service quality and customer satisfaction 
from all facilities-based providers of broadband and 
telecommunications. The NPRM seeks comment on the proposals, on the 
specific information to be collected, and on the mechanisms for 
collecting information.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/15/08  73 FR 60997
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/14/08  .......................
Reply Comment Period End............   12/15/08  .......................
NPRM................................   02/28/11  76 FR 12308
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/30/11  .......................
Reply Comment Period End............   04/14/11  .......................
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Cathy Zima, Deputy Chief, Industry Analysis Div., 
WCB, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7380, Fax: 
202 418-6768, Email: cathy.zima@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ14

512. Form 477; Development of Nationwide Broadband Data To Evaluate 
Reasonable and Timely Deployment of Advanced Services to All Americans

    Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 251; 47 U.S.C. 252; 47 U.S.C. 257; 47 
U.S.C. 271; 47 U.S.C. 1302; 47 U.S.C. 160(b); 47 U.S.C. 161(a)(2)
    Abstract: The NPRM seeks comment on streamlining and reforming the 
Commission's Form 477 Data Program which is the Commission's primary 
tool to collect data on broadband and telephone services.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   05/16/07  72 FR 27519
Order...............................   07/02/08  73 FR 37861
Order...............................   10/15/08  73 FR 60997
NPRM................................   02/08/11  76 FR 10827
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Carol Simpson, Deputy Chief, Policy Division, 
Federal Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2391, 
Fax: 202 418-2816, Email: carol.simpson@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ15

513. Preserving the Open Internet; Broadband Industry Practices

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 152; 47 U.S.C. 154 (i)-
(j); 47 U.S.C. 201(b)
    Abstract: In 2009, the FCC launched a public process to determine 
whether and what actions might be necessary to preserve the 
characteristics that have allowed the Internet to grow into an 
indispensable platform supporting our nation's economy and civic life. 
After receiving input from more than 100,000 individuals and 
organizations and several public workshops, this process has made clear 
that the Internet has thrived because of its freedom and openness--the 
absence of any gatekeeper blocking lawful uses of the network or 
picking winners and losers online. The Open Internet Order builds on 
the bipartisan Internet Policy Statement the Commission adopted in 
2005. The Order requires that all broadband providers are required to 
be transparent by disclosing their network management practices, 
performance, and commercial terms; fixed providers may not block lawful 
content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices; fixed 
providers may not unreasonably discriminate in transmitting lawful 
network traffic; mobile providers may not block access to lawful Web 
sites, or applications that compete with their voice or video telephony 
services; and all providers may engage in ``reasonable network 
management,'' such as managing the network to address congestion or 
security issues. The rules do not prevent broadband providers from 
offering specialized services, such as facilities-based VoIP; do not 
prevent providers from blocking unlawful content or unlawful transfers 
of content; and do not supersede any obligation or authorization a 
provider may have to address the needs of emergency communications or 
law enforcement, public safety, or national security authorities.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/30/09  74 FR 62638
NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/26/10  .......................
Public Notice.......................   09/10/10  75 FR 55297
Comment Period End..................   11/04/10  .......................
Order...............................   09/23/11  76 FR 59192
OMB Approval Notice.................   09/21/11  76 FR 58512
Rules Effective.....................   11/20/11  .......................
Public Notice Petition for Recon....   11/14/11  76 FR 74721
Comment Period End..................   12/27/11  .......................
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: R. Matthew Warner, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, 
Phone: 202 418-2419, Email: matthew.warner@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ30

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514. Local Number Portability Porting Interval and Validation 
Requirements (WC Docket No 07-244)

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 
47 U.S.C. 251; 47 U.S.C. 303(r)
    Abstract: In 2007, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking in WC Docket No. 07-244. The Notice sought comment on 
whether the Commission should adopt rules specifying the length of the 
porting intervals or other details of the porting process. It also 
tentatively concluded that the Commission should adopt rules reducing 
the porting interval for wireline-to-wireline and intermodal simple 
port requests, specifically, to a 48-hour porting interval.
    In the Local Number Portability Porting Interval and Validation 
Requirements First Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking, released on May 13, 2009, the Commission reduced the 
porting interval for simple wireline and simple intermodal port 
requests, requiring all entities subject to its local number 
portability (LNP) rules to complete simple wireline-to-wireline and 
simple intermodal port requests within one business day. In a related 
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), the Commission sought 
comment on what further steps, if any, the Commission should take to 
improve the process of changing providers.
    In the LNP Standard Fields Order, released on May 20, 2010, the 
Commission adopted standardized data fields for simple wireline and 
intermodal ports. The Order also adopts the NANC's recommendations for 
porting process provisioning flows and for counting a business day in 
the context of number porting.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/21/08  73 FR 9507
R&O and FNPRM.......................   07/02/09  74 FR 31630
R&O.................................   06/22/10  75 FR 35305
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Melissa Kirkel, Attorney--Advisor, WCB, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, 
Phone: 202 418-7958, Fax: 202 418-1413, Email: melissa.kirkel@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ32

515. Electronic Tariff Filing System (ETFS); WC Docket No. 10-141

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 154; 47 U.S.C. 201 to 205; 47 
U.S.C. 218 and 222; 47 U.S.C. 225 to 226; 47 U.S.C. 228 and 254; 47 
U.S.C. 403
    Abstract: Section 402(b)(1)(A)(iii) of the Telecommunications Act 
of 1996 added section 204(a)(3) to the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended, providing for streamlined tariff filings by local exchange 
carriers. On September 6, 1996, in an effort to meet the goals of the 
1996 Act, the Commission released the Tariff Streamlining NPRM, 
proposing measures to implement the tariff streamlining requirements of 
section 204(a)(3). Among other suggestions, the Commission proposed 
requiring LECs to file tariffs electronically.
    The Commission began implementing the electronic filing of tariffs 
on January 31, 1997, when it released the Streamlined Tariff Order. On 
November 17, 1997, the Bureau made this electronic system, known as the 
Electronic Tariff Filing System, available for voluntary filing by 
incumbent LECs. The Bureau also announced that the use of ETFS would 
become mandatory for all incumbent LECs in 1998.
    On May 28, 1998, in the ETFS Order, the Bureau established July 1, 
1998, as the date after which incumbent LECs would be required to use 
ETFS to file tariffs and associated documents. The Commission deferred 
consideration of establishing mandatory electronic filing for non-
incumbent LECs until the conclusion of a proceeding considering the 
mandatory detariffing of interstate long distance services.
    On June 9, 2011, the Commission adopted rule revisions to require 
all tariff filiers to file tariffs using ETFS. Carriers were given a 60 
day window in order to make their initial filings on ETFS. On October 
13, 2011, the Commission announced that all tariff filiers should file 
their initial Base Document and/or Informational Tariff using the ETFS 
between November 17, 2011 and January 17, 2012. After January 17, 2012, 
all carriers would be required to use ETFS on a going forward basis to 
file their tariff documents.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/11/10  75 FR 48629
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/10/10  .......................
NPRM Reply Comment Period End.......   09/27/10  .......................
Report and Order....................   07/20/11  76 FR 43206
Next Action Undetermined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Pamela Arluk, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, 
Phone: 202 418-1540, Email: pamela.arluk@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ41

516. Implementation of Section 224 of the Act; A National Broadband 
Plan for Our Future; WC Docket No. 07-245, GN Docket No. 09-51

    Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i0; 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 
47 U.S.C. 224
    Abstract: In 2010, the Commission released an Order and Further 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which implemented certain pole attachment 
recommendations of the National Broadband Plan and sought comment with 
regard to others. On April 7, 2011, the Commission adopted a Report and 
Order and Order on Reconsideration that sets forth a comprehensive 
regulatory scheme for access to poles, and modifies existing rules for 
pole attachment rates and enforcement.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/06/08  73 FR 6879
FNPRM...............................   07/15/10  75 FR 41338
Declaratory Ruling..................   08/03/10  75 FR 45494
R&O.................................   05/09/11  76 FR 26620
Next Action Undetermined              .........  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jonathan Reel, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0637, Email: 
jonathan.reel@fcc.gov.
    RIN: 3060-AJ64

[FR Doc. 2012-31514 Filed 1-7-13; 8:45 am]
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