[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 7758]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02246]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce 
Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee 
provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for 
Communications and Information on spectrum management policy matters.

DATES: The meeting will be held on February 21, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.to 
12:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Stanford Institute for 
Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), Room 130, 366 Galvez Street, 
Stanford, CA 94305. Public comments may be mailed to Commerce Spectrum 
Management Advisory Committee, National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4099, 
Washington, DC 20230 or emailed to spectrumadvisory@ntia.doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce M. Washington, Designated 
Federal Officer, at (202) 482-6415 or BWashington@ntia.doc.gov; and/or 
visit NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/CSMAC.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Committee provides advice to 
the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information 
on needed reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management in order 
to: license radio frequencies in a way that maximizes their public 
benefits; keep wireless networks as open to innovation as possible; and 
make wireless services available to all Americans. (See charter, at 
http://www.ntia.doc.gov//page/2011/csmac-charter). This Committee is 
subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, 
and is consistent with the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration Act, 47 U.S.C. 904(b). The Committee functions solely as 
an advisory body in compliance with the FACA. For more information 
about the Committee visit: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/CSMAC.
    Matters to Be Considered: The Committee will receive reports from 
designated committee members on the recommendations of working groups 
(WGs) which were established to facilitate collaboration efforts 
between industry and government stakeholders to develop proposed 
relocation, transition, and sharing arrangements and plans for the 
1695--1710 MHz and the 1755--1850 MHz bands:
    1. WG1 1695-1710 MHz Weather Satellite Receive Earth Stations,
    2. WG2 1755-1850 MHz Law Enforcement Surveillance and other short-
range fixed,
    3. WG3 1755-1850 MHz Satellite Control Links and Electronic 
Warfare,
    4. WG4 1755-1850 MHz Fixed Point-to-Point and Tactical Radio Relay, 
and
    5. WG5 1755-1850 MHz Airborne Operations.
    NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/CSMAC, prior to the meeting. To the extent 
that the meeting time and agenda permit, any member of the public may 
speak to or otherwise address the advisory committee regarding agenda 
items. During the portion of the meeting when the public may make an 
oral presentation, speakers may address only matters the subject of 
which are on the agenda. (See policy: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/CSMAC.) There also will be an opportunity for public comment at the 
meeting.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held on February 21, 2013, from 
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. The times and the 
agenda topics are subject to change. The meeting may be webcast or made 
available via audio link. Please refer to NTIA's Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/CSMAC, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda 
and access information.
    Place: The meeting will be held at the Stanford Institute for 
Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) Room 130, 366 Galvez Street, Stanford, 
CA 94305. The meeting will be open to the public and press on a first-
come, first-served basis. Space is limited. The public meeting is 
physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals 
requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other 
ancillary aids, are asked to notify Mr. Washington, at (202) 482-6415 
or BWashington@ntia.doc.gov, at least ten (10) business days before the 
meeting.
    Status: Interested parties are invited to attend and to submit 
written comments to the Committee at any time before or after the 
meeting. Parties wishing to submit written comments for consideration 
by the Committee in advance of this meeting must send them to NTIA's 
Washington, DC office at the above-listed address and comments must be 
received by close of business on February 15, 2013, to provide 
sufficient time for review. Comments received after February 15, 2013, 
will be distributed to the Committee, but may not be reviewed prior to 
the meeting. It would be helpful if paper submissions also include a 
compact disc (CD) in HTML, ASCII, Word, or WordPerfect format (please 
specify version). CDs should be labeled with the name and 
organizational affiliation of the filer, and the name of the word 
processing program used to create the document. Alternatively, comments 
may be submitted electronically to spectrumadvisory@ntia.doc.gov. 
Comments provided via electronic mail also may be submitted in one or 
more of the formats specified above.
    Records: NTIA maintains records of all Committee proceedings. 
Committee records are available for public inspection at NTIA's 
Washington, DC office at the address above. Documents including the 
Committee's charter, member list, agendas, minutes, and any reports are 
available on NTIA's Committee Web page at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/CSMAC.

    Dated: January 29, 2013.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-02246 Filed 2-1-13; 8:45 am]
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