[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 66 (Friday, April 5, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 20619]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07877]


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

DATES: The meeting will be held on June 4, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 
11:30 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: Board members will meet in the Cotton II Room at the Westin 
Westminster Hotel, 10600 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, Colorado, 
80020.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    This notice informs the public that the FirstNet Board has 
scheduled a meeting on June 4, 2013, in Westminster, Colorado.\1\ The 
June 4 Board meeting will be held in conjunction with the Public Safety 
Communications Research Program (PSCR) 2013 Public Safety Broadband 
Stakeholder Conference, organized to discuss public safety's 
opportunities and challenges associated with deployment of the 
nationwide public safety broadband network. For information on the 
conference, please visit http://www.pscr.gov/about_pscr/highlights/psbb_062013/psbb_june_2013_stakeholder_mtg_info.php
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    \1\ On November 9, 2012, NTIA published a notice in the Federal 
Register noting that a public meeting of the FirstNet Board would be 
held on June 11, 2013, in San Francisco, California, and that NTIA 
would publish a future notice for this meeting. 77 FR 67342 (Nov. 9, 
2012). This notice provides an update to correct the date, time, and 
location information for the Board's June 2013 meeting.
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    Background: The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 
2012 (Act), Public Law 112-96, 126 Stat. 156 (2012), created the First 
Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as an independent authority 
within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA). The Act directs FirstNet to establish a single nationwide, 
interoperable public safety broadband network. The FirstNet Board is 
responsible for making strategic decisions regarding FirstNet's 
operations. The FirstNet Board held its first public meeting on 
September 25, 2012.
    Matters To Be Considered: NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its 
Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, prior to the meeting on June 4, 
2013. The agenda topics are subject to change. The Board may, by a 
majority vote, close a portion of the meeting as necessary to preserve 
the confidentiality of commercial or financial information that is 
privileged or confidential, to discuss personnel matters, or to discuss 
legal matters affecting FirstNet, including pending or potential 
litigation. See 47 U.S.C. 1424(e)(2).
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held on June 4, 2013, from 8:30 
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time. The time is subject to 
change.
    Place: Board members will meet in the Cotton II Room at the Westin 
Westminster Hotel, 10600 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, Colorado 
80020.
    Other Information: The meeting is open to the public and press. 
Given the space limitations of the meeting room, members of the public 
wishing to attend the meeting in person will be directed to the 
Westminster Ballroom at the Westin Westminster Hotel, 10600 Westminster 
Boulevard, Westminster, Colorado 80020, where they can observe the 
meeting by video.
    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, Secretary, FirstNet, 
at (202) 482-0016 or uzoma@firstnet.gov at least five (5) business days 
before the meeting.
    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 cfranz@ntia.doc.gov. Access 
details for these meetings are subject to change. Please refer to 
NTIA's Web site at  http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet for the 
most current information.
    Records: NTIA maintains records of all Board proceedings. Board 
minutes will be available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet.

    Dated: April 1, 2013.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2013-07877 Filed 4-4-13; 8:45 am]
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