[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 9 (Monday, January 14, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2660-2661]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00501]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.

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

DATES: The meeting will be held on February 12, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 
12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: Board members will meet at the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology (NIST) Radio Building 1 (Room 1107), 325 
Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305-3328.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Middle Class Tax Relief and 
Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act), Public Law 112-96, 126 Stat. 156 
(2012), created FirstNet as an independent authority within the 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The 
Act directs FirstNet to establish a nationwide, interoperable public 
safety broadband network. The FirstNet Board is responsible for making 
strategic decisions regarding FirstNet's operations. The FirstNet Board 
held its first public meeting on September 25, 2012, and its second 
meeting on December 11, 2012, in Washington, DC.
    Matters to Be Considered: NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its 
Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet prior to the 
meeting. The agenda topics are subject to change.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held on February 12, 2013, from 
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The time is subject to 
change.
    Place: Board members will meet at the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology (NIST) Radio Building 1 (Room 1107), 325 
Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305-3328.
    Other Information: The meeting is open to the public, including the 
press. Given the space limitations of the FirstNet Board's Conference 
Room, members of the public and the press attending the meeting in 
person will be directed to the B Auditorium (Room 1-1108) at the NIST 
campus, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305-3328. The public participants 
will observe the meeting by video.
    Due to security requirements, in order to gain access to the 
meeting site, by February 4, 2013, all participants must register 
online and complete the NIST 1260 form at https://www-s.nist.gov/CRS/conf_disclosure.cfm?conf_id=5910. All attendees are required to have 
two forms of identification, and one MUST include a photo.
    Questions about registration should be addressed to Teresa Vicente, 
(301) 975-3883, teresa.vicente@nist.gov. Upon completion of 
registration, participants will receive a map with

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instructions on how to enter the NIST campus in Boulder. Details 
regarding access to the facility are available at http://www.boulder.nist.gov/police/Foreign_Nationals.html.
    The meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals 
requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other 
ancillary aids, are asked to notify Uzoma Onyeije, Senior Advisor for 
Public Safety, at (202) 482-0016 or uzoma@firstnet.gov at least seven 
(7) business days before the meeting (by February 1, 2013).
    The meeting will also be webcast. Please refer to NTIA's Web site 
at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet for webcast instructions 
and other information. If you have technical questions regarding the 
webcast, please contact Charles Franz at (202) 482-1835 or 
cfranz@ntia.doc.gov.
    Records: NTIA will post records of all Board open meetings. Board 
minutes will be available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet.

    Dated: January 8, 2013.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-00501 Filed 1-11-13; 8:45 am]
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