[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 120 (Friday, June 21, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 37499-37500]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14760]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 15

[ET Docket No. 13-49; DA 13-1388]


Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in 
the 5 GHz Band

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: This document extends the deadline for filing reply comments 
to the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), released February 20, 
2013. It

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is granted in response to requests to extend the reply comment period 
submitted by IEEE 802 and W-Fi Alliance. We find that good cause exist 
for an extension of the reply comment deadline to facilitate the 
development of a full and complete record.

DATES: Reply comments must be filed on or before July 24, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aole Wilkins, Office of Engineering 
and Technology, (202) 418-2406, email: Aole.Wilkins@fcc.gov, TTY (202) 
418-2989.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's Order, 
ET Docket No. 13-49; DA 13-1388, adopted June 17, 2013, and released 
June 17, 2013. The full text of this document is available for 
inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC 
Reference Center (Room CY-A257), 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554. The complete text of this document also may be purchased from 
the Commission's copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 
12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554. The full text may 
also be downloaded at: www.fcc.gov.

Summary of Order Granting Extension of Time for Filing Comment

    1. On April 10, 2013, the Federal Register published the 
Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM''), 78 FR 21320, 
April 10, 2013, in the above-captioned proceeding. That NPRM 
established a comment deadline of May 28, 2013 and a reply comment 
deadline of June 24, 2013. On June 4, 2013, IEEE 802 requested that the 
reply comment deadline be extended by 30 days because in reviewing the 
comments to date, they are concerned that there is insufficient time 
allocated to thoroughly review the record and provide reply comments by 
the current deadline. On June 6, 2013, the Wi-Fi Alliance also 
requested a 30 day extension of the reply comment date because it will 
allow interested parties the necessary time to adequately address the 
technical and policy questions raised in the NPRM and by numerous 
commenters in this proceeding. The Wi-Fi Alliance points out that the 
current reply comment filing deadline falls before both the 2013 Wi-Fi 
Alliance Member Meeting and IEEE 802's Plenary Session, and that the 
parties' reply comments will be better informed by the discussion of 
the issues raised in the NPRM and other parties' comments in their 
upcoming meetings.
    2. As set forth in section 1.46(a) of the Commission's Rules, the 
Commission's policy is that extensions of time shall not be routinely 
granted. Given the importance of the issues in this proceeding, 
however, we find that good cause exists to provide all parties an 
extension of the reply comment deadline to facilitate the development 
of a full and complete record.
    3. It is further ordered that the Motions for Extension of Time 
filed by IEEE 802 and Wi-Fi Alliance are granted.
    4. This action is taken pursuant to Section 4(i), 4(j) and 5(c) of 
the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 154(j), 
155(c) and Sections 0.31, 0.241, and 1.46 of the Commission's rules, 47 
CFR 0.31, 0.241, and 1.46, the deadline for filing reply comments in 
response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in ET Docket No. 13-49 is 
extended to July 24, 2013.

Federal Communications Commission.
Bruce Romano,
Associate Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology.
[FR Doc. 2013-14760 Filed 6-20-13; 8:45 am]
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