[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Federal Communications Commission Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)






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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Ch. I

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions--Spring 
2003

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.

 William F. Caton,

Deputy Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.

                           CONSUMER AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS BUREAU--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3855        Policies and Rules Governing Interstate Pay-Per-Call and Other Information Services      3060-AG42
            Pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996......................................
3856        Implementation of the Subscriber Selection Changes Provision of the                      3060-AG46
            Telecommunications Act of 1996......................................................
3857        Implementation of Section 255 and Section 251(a)(2) of the Telecommunications Act of     3060-AG58
            1996; Access to Telecommunications Services Equipment and Customer Premise Equipment
            for Persons With Disabilities.......................................................
3858        In the Matter of the Telecommunications Relay Services, the Americans With               3060-AG75
            Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Telecommunications Act of 1996....................
3859        In the Matter of Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for     3060-AG76
            Individuals With Hearing and Speech Disabilities; CC Docket No. 98-67...............
3860        Establishment of Rules Governing Procedures To Be Followed When Informal Complaints      3060-AI02
            Are Filed by Consumers Against Entities Regulated by the Commission.................
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                                      ENFORCEMENT BUREAU--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3861        In the Matter of Amendment of Part 73, Subpart G, of the Commission's Rules              3060-AF21
            Regarding the Emergency Alert System................................................
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                             OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3862        MSS Spectrum Allocation.............................................................     3060-AF75
3863        Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure at 5 GHz.............................     3060-AG19
3864        Dedicated Short Range Communications of Intelligent Transportation Services.........     3060-AG94
3865        Regulations for RF Lighting Devices.................................................     3060-AG95
3866        Industry Coordination Committee System for Broadcast Digital Television Service.....     3060-AH13
3867        3650-3700 Government Transfer Band..................................................     3060-AH14
3868        Fixed Satellite Service and Terrestrial System in the Ku-Band.......................     3060-AH17
3869        Spread Spectrum Devices.............................................................     3060-AH25
3870        Wireless Medical Telemetry Service..................................................     3060-AH27
3871        Establishment of an Improved Model for Predicting the Broadcast Television Field         3060-AH37
            Strength Received at Individual Locations...........................................
3872        Conducted Emission Limits...........................................................     3060-AH46
3873        Revision of the Rules Regarding Ultra-Wideband Transmission.........................     3060-AH47
3874        Software Defined Radio Authorization................................................     3060-AH64
3875        New Advanced Wireless Services......................................................     3060-AH65
3876        Reallocation of 27 MHz Spectrum.....................................................     3060-AH66
3877        Revisions to Broadcast Auxiliary Service Rules......................................     3060-AH78
3878        Part 15 Biennial Review.............................................................     3060-AH92
3879        Amateur Radio Service Rules.........................................................     3060-AI04
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                                  OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3880        Amendment of the Ex Parte Rules in Joint Board Proceedings..........................     3060-AH02
3881        Amendment of Section 1.1204 of the Commission's Ex Parte Rules......................     3060-AH58
3882        Amendment of Section 1.17 of the Commission's Rules Concerning Truthful Statements       3060-AH86
            to the Commission...................................................................
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                                     INTERNATIONAL BUREAU--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3883        Streamlining the Commission's Rules and Regulations for Satellite Application and        3060-AD70
            Licensing Procedures; IB Docket No. 95-117..........................................
3884        Establishing Rules and Policies for the Use of Spectrum for Mobile Satellite Service     3060-AF89
            in the L-Band; IB Docket No. 96-132.................................................
3885        Establishment of Rules and Policies for the Digital Audio Radio Satellite Service in     3060-AF93
            the 2310-2360 MHz Frequency Band; IB Docket No. 95-91; GEN Docket No. 90-357........
3886        Redesignation of the 27.5-29.5 GHz Frequency Band; CC Docket No. 92-297.............     3060-AF94
3887        Amendment of Policy To Allow Non-U.S. Licensed Space Stations To Provide Service in      3060-AG31
            the United States; IB Docket No. 96-111; CC Docket No. 93-23........................
3888        Allocate & Designate: Spec for Fixed-Sat Srv (37.5-38.5, 40.5-41.5 & 48.2-50.2 GHz       3060-AH23
            Bands). Allocate: Fixed & Mobile 40.5-42.5 GHz; Wireless 46.9-47 GHz; Gov Oper 37-38
            & 40-40.5 GHz; IB Doc No. 97-95.....................................................
3889        Establishment of Policies and Service Rules for the Mobile Satellite Service in the      3060-AH28
            2 GHz Band; IB Docket No. 99-81.....................................................
3890        Policies for the Direct Broadcast Satellite Service; IB Docket No. 98-21............     3060-AH29

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3891        1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Review of Accounts Settlement in Maritime Mobile      3060-AH30
            &Maritime Mobile-Satellite Radio Services and Withdrawal of the Commission as
            Accounting Authority; IB Doc No. 98-96..............................................
3892        Global Mobile Personal Communications by Satellite; IB Docket No. 99-67.............     3060-AH49
3893        Streamlining Earth Station Licensing Rules; IB Docket No. 00-248....................     3060-AH60
3894        Policies and Rules for Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit, Fixed Satellite Service in     3060-AH93
            the KA-Band; IB Docket No. 02-19....................................................
3895        Enforcement of Other Nations' Prohibitions Against the Uncompleted Call Signaling        3060-AH94
            Configuration of International Callback Service; IB Docket No. 02-18................
3896        Space Station Licensing Reform; IB Dockets 00-248 and 02-34.........................     3060-AH98
3897        Alaska Bush Earth Station Policy; IB Docket No. 02-30...............................     3060-AH99
3898        Flexibility for Delivery of Communications by Mobile Satellite Service Providers in      3060-AI05
            the 2 GHz Band, the L-Band, and the 1.6/2.4 GHz Band................................
3899        Mitigation of Orbital Debris; IB Docket No. 02-54...................................     3060-AI06
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                                     INTERNATIONAL BUREAU--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3900        Satellite Communications -- NGSO Mobile Satellite Service; CC Docket No. 92-166.....     3060-AF42
3901        2000 Biennial Review -- Amendment of Parts 43 and 63 of the Commission's Rules; IB       3060-AH62
            Docket No. 00-231...................................................................
3902        Licensing and Coordination of Earth Stations in the Fixed-Satellite Services; IB         3060-AH63
            Docket No. 00-203...................................................................
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                                         MEDIA BUREAU--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3903        Transfer of Control of Non-Stock Entities (MM Docket No. 89-77).....................     3060-AE31
3904        Cable Television Rate Regulation....................................................     3060-AF41
3905        Cable Television Rate Regulation: Cost of Service...................................     3060-AF48
3906        Customer Service Standards..........................................................     3060-AF69
3907        Filing of Television Network Affiliation Contracts (MM Docket No. 95-40)............     3060-AF80
3908        Rules Governing Broadcast Television Advertising (MM Docket No. 95-90)..............     3060-AF81
3909        Cable Home Wiring...................................................................     3060-AG02
3910        Closed Captioning...................................................................     3060-AG26
3911        Cable Act Reform....................................................................     3060-AG27
3912        Competitive Availability of Navigation Devices......................................     3060-AG28
3913        Minor Modifications of Broadcast Licenses Without Prior Construction Permit (MM          3060-AG30
            Docket No. 96-58)...................................................................
3914        Pole Attachment Provisions..........................................................     3060-AG71
3915        Review of Technical Rules in Parts 73 and 74 (MM Docket No. 98-93)..................     3060-AG81
3916        Digital Must Carry..................................................................     3060-AG91
3917        Horizontal Ownership Limits.........................................................     3060-AH09
3918        Application of Network Nonduplication, Syndicated Exclusivity, and Sports Blackout       3060-AH35
            Rules to Satellite Retransmission -- SHVIA..........................................
3919        Retransmission Consent Issues -- SHVIA..............................................     3060-AH36
3920        Digital Audio Broadcasting Systems (MM Docket No. 99-325)...........................     3060-AH40
3921        Satellite Broadcasting Signal Carriage Requirements.................................     3060-AH45
3922        Ancillary or Supplemental Use of DTV Capacity by Non-Commercial Licensees (MM Docket     3060-AH53
            No. 98-203).........................................................................
3923        Periodic Review of Rules and Policies Affecting the Conversion to DTV...............     3060-AH54
3924        Direct Broadcast Public Interest Obligations; MM Docket No. 93-25...................     3060-AH59
3925        Children's TV, Obligations of Digital TV Broadcasters (MM Docket No. 00-167)........     3060-AH68
3926        Extension of Filing Requirements for Children's TV Programming Report (MM Docket No.     3060-AH69
            00-44)..............................................................................
3927        Radio Market Definitions (MM Docket No. 00-244).....................................     3060-AH70
3928        Enhanced and Standardized Disclosure (MM Docket No. 00-168).........................     3060-AH71
3929        Exclusive Contract Prohibition of the Program Access Rules..........................     3060-AH91
3930        Revision of EEO Rules and Policies; MM Docket No. 98-204............................     3060-AH95

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3931        Reexamination of Comparative Standards for Noncommercial Educational Applicants; MM      3060-AH96
            Docket No. 95-31....................................................................
3932        Cross Ownership of Broadcast Stations and Newspapers................................     3060-AH97
3933        Biennial Regulatory Review of the Commission's Broadcast Ownership Rules............     3060-AI07
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3934        Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for FY 2002............................     3060-AH85
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                              WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3935        Amendment of the Commission's Rules Concerning Maritime Communications..............     3060-AF14
3936        Resale and Roaming Obligations Pertaining to Commercial Mobile Radio Services.......     3060-AF58
3937        Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act, Competitive Bidding;         3060-AF99
            Narrowband PCS Competitive Bidding Rules............................................
3938        Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act, Competitive Bidding; 218-    3060-AG00
            219 MHz Competitive Bidding Rules...................................................
3939        39 GHz Channel Plan.................................................................     3060-AG16
3940        Implementation of 309(j) of the Communications Act, Amendment of Parts 20 and 24 of      3060-AG21
            the Commission's Rules -- Broadband PCS Competitive Bidding and the Commercial
            Mobile Radio Service Spectrum Cap...................................................
3941        Revision of the Rules To Ensure Compatibility With Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling        3060-AG34
            Systems.............................................................................
3942        In the Matter of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act..............     3060-AG74
3943        Development of Operational, Technical, and Spectrum Requirements for Public Safety       3060-AG85
            Communications Requirements.........................................................
3944        Multiple Access Systems.............................................................     3060-AG86
3945        Amendment of Part I of the Commission's Rules -- Competitive Bidding Procedures.....     3060-AG87
3946        Amendment of Part 90 of the Rules To Adopt Regulations for Automatic Vehicle             3060-AH12
            Monitoring Systems..................................................................
3947        Service Rules for the 746-764 and 776-794 MHz Bands, and Revisions to Part 27 of the     3060-AH32
            Commission's Rules..................................................................
3948        Implementation of Sections 309(j) and 337 of the Communications Act of 1934 as           3060-AH33
            Amended.............................................................................
3949        1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Spectrum Aggregation Limits for Wireless              3060-AH34
            Telecommunications Carriers.........................................................
3950        Amendment to Parts 1, 2, 87 and 101 of the Rules to License Fixed Services at 24 GHz     3060-AH41
3951        Part 101 -- Terrestrial Microwave Fixed Radio Services..............................     3060-AH42
3952        Amendment of Parts 13 and 80 Governing Maritime Communications......................     3060-AH55
3953        Amendment of the Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing for Personal              3060-AH57
            Communications Services Licensees...................................................
3954        Transfer of the 3650 Through 3700 MHz Band From Federal Government Use..............     3060-AH75
3955        2000 Biennial Regulatory Review Spectrum Aggregation Limits for Commercial Mobile        3060-AH81
            Radio Services......................................................................
3956        In the Matter of Promoting Efficient Use of Spectrum Through Elimination of Barriers     3060-AH82
            to the Development of Secondary Markets.............................................
3957        In the Matter of Automatic and Manual Roaming Obligations Pertaining to Commercial       3060-AH83
            Mobile Radio Services...............................................................
3958        Amendment of Part 90 for Licensing Low Power Operations in 450-470 MHz Band.........     3060-AH84
3959        Reallocation of the 216-220 MHz, 1390-1395 MHz, 1427-1429 MHz, 1429-1432 MHz, 1432-      3060-AH87
            1435 MHz, 1670-1675 MHz, and 2385-2390 MHz Government Transfer Bands................
3960        Review of Quiet Zones Application Procedures........................................     3060-AH88
3961        Reallocation and Service Rules for the 698-746 MHz Spectrum Band (Television             3060-AH89
            Channels 52-59).....................................................................
3962        Implementation of 911 Act...........................................................     3060-AH90
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                              WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU--Completed Actions
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3963        Future Development of 800 MHz SMR; Competitive Bidding Wide Area....................     3060-AF47
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3964        Administration of the North American Numbering Plan.................................     3060-AF50
3965        Use of N11 Codes and Other Abbreviated Dialing Arrangements.........................     3060-AF51
3966        Implementation of the Universal Service Portions of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.     3060-AF85
3967        Toll-Free Service Access Codes......................................................     3060-AG11
3968        Implementation of Section 273 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.................     3060-AG36
3969        Telecommunications Carriers' Use of Customer Proprietary Network Information and         3060-AG43
            Other Customer Information..........................................................
3970        Implementation of Section 402(b)(1)(a) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996; LEC        3060-AG47
            Tariff Streamlining Provisions......................................................
3971        Access Charge Reform................................................................     3060-AG49
3972        Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of      3060-AG50
            1996................................................................................
3973        Enhanced 911 Services for Wireline..................................................     3060-AG60
3974        Computer III Further Remand Proceedings: Bell Operating Company Provision of             3060-AG72
            Enhanced Services...................................................................
3975        Detariffing of Competitive Local Exchange Carriers' Interstate Exchange Access           3060-AG73
            Services............................................................................
3976        Performance Measurements and Reporting Requirements for Operations Support Systems,      3060-AH00
            Interconnection, Operator Services, and Directory Assistance........................
3977        Deployment of Wireline Services Offering Advanced Telecommunications Capability.....     3060-AH03
3978        Prescribing the Authorized Rate of Return for Interstate Services of Local Exchange      3060-AH18
            Carriers............................................................................
3979        Local Telephone Networks That LECs Must Make Available to Competitors...............     3060-AH44
3980        2000 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Telecommunications Service Quality Reporting          3060-AH72
            Requirements........................................................................
3981        Access Charge Reform and Universal Service Reform...................................     3060-AH74
3982        2000 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Comprehensive Review of the Accounting                3060-AH76
            Requirements and ARMIS Reporting Requirements for Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers;
            Phase 2 and Phase 3.................................................................
3983        Streamlining Procedures for Common Carrier Transfers of Control and Implementation       3060-AH79
            of Further Streamlining Measures for Domestic Section 214 Authorizations............
3984        Numbering Resource Optimization.....................................................     3060-AH80
3985        Performance Measurements and Standards for Unbundled Network Elements and                3060-AI00
            Interconnection.....................................................................
3986        Performance Measurements and Standards for Interstate Special Access Services.......     3060-AI01
3987        Customer Premises Equipment/Enhanced Services Bundling Restrictions in Computer II..     3060-AI03
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions


Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau



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3855. POLICIES AND RULES GOVERNING INTERSTATE PAY-PER-CALL AND OTHER 
INFORMATION SERVICES PURSUANT TO THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 228

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 64.1501; 47 CFR 64.1504; 47 CFR 64.1510

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission has received comments on proposed rules 
designed to implement the 1996 Telecommunications Act with respect to 
information services to prevent abusive and deceptive practices by 
entities that might try to circumvent the statutory requirements. The 
proposed rules address generally the use of dialing sequences other 
than the 900 service access code to provide information services.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            06/20/96                    61 FR 31481
NPRM Comment Period End         09/16/96


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard D. Smith, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Phone: 202 418-2512
Email: rdsmith@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG42

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3856. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SUBSCRIBER SELECTION CHANGES PROVISION OF 
THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 201; 47 USC 258

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 64.1100; 47 CFR 64.1150; 47 CFR 64.1160; 47 CFR 
64.1170; 47 CFR 64.1180; 47 CFR 64.1190

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In December 1998, the Commission established new rules and 
policies implementing section 258 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which makes it unlawful 
for any telecommunications carrier to ``submit or execute a change in a 
subscriber's selection of a provider of telecommunications exchange 
service or telephone toll service except in accordance with such 
verification procedures as the Commission shall prescribe.'' The rules 
provide, among other things, that any telecommunications carrier that 
violates such verification procedures and that collects charges for 
telephone exchange service or telephone toll service from a subscriber 
shall be liable to the carrier previously selected by the subscriber in 
an amount equal to all charges paid by the subscriber after such 
violation. In the FNPRM, we sought comment on several proposals to 
further strengthen our slamming rules. In April 2000, the Commission 
modified the slamming liability rules by giving victims of slamming 
adequate redress, ensuring that carriers that slam do not profit from 
their fraud, and allowing states to act as the primary administrator of 
slamming complaints.
In July 2000, the Commission took further action to improve the 
existing carrier change process for both consumers and carriers, 
protect the right of consumers to exercise choice among carriers, and 
ensure that consumers' choices are honored. In December 2000, the 
Commission adopted a Biennial Review FNPRM seeking comment on proposals 
to amend the slamming rules to lighten administrative burdens 
associated with selling or transferring customer bases by eliminating 
the need to obtain a waiver, while continuing to protect consumers. In 
February 2001, the Commission adopted an order modifying and clarifying 
certain aspects of the reporting and registration requirements it had 
adopted in July 2000. In May 2001, the Commission adopted streamlined 
procedures for the carrier-to-carrier sale or transfer of customer 
bases, as proposed in the Biennial Review FNPRM.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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MO&O on Recon and FNPRM         08/14/97                    62 FR 43493
FNPRM Comment Period End        09/30/97
Second Report & Order and Second 
FNPRM                           02/16/99                     64 FR 7745
First Order on Recon            04/13/00                    65 FR 47678
Third Report & Order and Second 
Order on Recon                  11/08/00                    65 FR 66934
Third FNPRM                     01/29/01                     66 FR 8093
Order                           03/01/01                    66 FR 12877
First Report & Order and Fourth 
Report & Order                  06/06/01                    66 FR 30334


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Nancy Stevenson, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2512
TDD Phone: 202 418-7172
Fax: 202 418-1196
Email: nstevens@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG46
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3857. IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 255 AND SECTION 251(A)(2) OF THE 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996; ACCESS TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES 
EQUIPMENT AND CUSTOMER PREMISE EQUIPMENT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 255

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 6; 47 CFR 7

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding is initiated to implement the provisions of 
sections 251(a)(2) and 255 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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NOI                             09/26/96                    61 FR 50465
NPRM                            05/22/98                    63 FR 28456
NPRM Comment Period End         08/14/98
Report & Order                  11/19/99                    64 FR 63235
Further NOI                     11/19/99                    64 FR 63277
Further NOI Comment Period End  12/14/99
Public Notice                   07/13/00                    65 FR 43372


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: Additional Bureau: Wireline Competition Bureau

Agency Contact: Janet Sievert, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1362
TDD Phone: 202 418-1398
Fax: 202 418-1414
Email: jsievert@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG58
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3858. IN THE MATTER OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES, THE 
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, AND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT 
OF 1996

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 225

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 64.604

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This item will address the requirement that 
telecommunications relay services be capable of handling any type of 
call normally provided by common carriers, including coin sent-paid 
calls. On April 5, 2001, the Commission published a Second FNPRM 
seeking comment on the coin sent-paid issue. This Second FNPRM 
suspended the enforcement of section 64.604(a)(3) of our rules until 
final

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rules in this proceeding are adopted and published in the Federal 
Register.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/04/90                    55 FR 50037
R&O and Request for Comments    08/01/91                    56 FR 36729
Order on Recon, Second R&O and 
FNPRM                           03/03/93                    58 FR 12175
MO&O                            11/28/95                    60 FR 58626
Order                           08/23/00
Second FNPRM                    04/05/01                    66 FR 18059


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Additional Bureau: Wireline Competition Bureau

Agency Contact: Janet Sievert, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1362
TDD Phone: 202 418-1398
Fax: 202 418-1414
Email: jsievert@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG75
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3859. IN THE MATTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES AND SPEECH-TO-
SPEECH SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HEARING AND SPEECH DISABILITIES; CC 
DOCKET NO. 98-67

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 225; 47 USC 255; 47 USC 
610

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 64.601; 47 CFR 64.603; 47 CFR 64.604; 47 CFR 
64.605

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In the Report and Order, released on March 6, 2000, the FCC 
adopted additional rules to increase the availability and usefulness of 
the telecommunications system for Americans with hearing and speech 
disabilities. Specifically, the FCC required that speech-to-speech and 
Spanish language relay services be provided. The FCC also encouraged 
the provision of video relay interpreting service by making it eligible 
for reimbursement from the telecommunications relay service (TRS) fund. 
In addition, the FCC revised its minimum standards in accordance with 
the statutory mandate that TRS must be ``functionally equivalent'' to 
voice telecommunications service to the extent possible. Among other 
things, these rules will improve the speed at which calls are answered 
and conversations relayed.
In the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), the FCC asked for 
comment on how to further improve TRS. Specifically, the FNPRM asked 
what changes are necessary to increase public awareness of TRS among 
all callers, not just those with disabilities, including how a national 
awareness education campaign can be established; and whether other 
technologies, services, and features should be made available to TRS 
users.
In the Order on Reconsideration released on June 5, 2000, the FCC, on 
its own motion, amended the effective date by which parties must comply 
with most of the amended rules adopted in the Report and Order. The 
Order on Reconsideration also established a fixed date for the annual 
submission of complaint log summaries by States and TRS providers to 
the FCC by July 1 of each year. The FCC also more rigorously conformed 
the text of the rules concerning the submission of contact information 
and the treatment of emergency calls to the precise language in the 
Report and Order. Moreover, the FCC clarified the requirement regarding 
the transfer of customer profile information between outgoing and 
incoming TRS providers, and clarified the review process and possible 
disposition of informal complaints under our amended TRS rules. In 
addition, the Order on Reconsideration changed the nomenclature in our 
rules from ``video relay interpreting'' to ``video relay services.'' 
Finally, the Order on Reconsideration corrected various typographical 
errors.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/20/98                    63 FR 32798
NPRM Comment Period End         09/14/98
Order on Recon                  06/21/00                    65 FR 38432
Report and Order                06/21/00                    65 FR 38432
FNPRM                           06/21/00                    65 FR 38490
Public Notice                   07/19/01                    66 FR 37631


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Greg Hlibok, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street 
SW, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-8124
TDD Phone: 202 418-0431
Email: ghlibok@fcc.gov

Joy Alford, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 632-7175
Email: jalford@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG76
_______________________________________________________________________




3860. ESTABLISHMENT OF RULES GOVERNING PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED WHEN 
INFORMAL COMPLAINTS ARE FILED BY CONSUMERS AGAINST ENTITIES REGULATED BY 
THE COMMISSION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 152; 47 USC 154(i) and 154(j); 47 
USC 303(r); 47 USC 403

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1.716 to 1.718

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding seeks comment on proposals to establish a 
unified, streamlined process for the intake and resolution of informal 
complaints filed by consumers in order to promote maximum compliance 
with the requirements of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 
(the Act) and our implementing rules and orders.
The Commission has previously emphasized that our consumer complaint 
mechanisms are a principal vehicle for achieving such compliance and 
promoting the pro-competitive goals underlying the Act and our rules. 
We are concerned, however, that our existing complaint mechanisms 
require consumers to navigate an array of rule provisions and disparate 
procedures administered by various offices within the Commission in 
order to file complaints about practices they believe violate the Act 
or our rules and orders. Our goal in this proceeding is to consolidate 
and streamline the consumer complaint mechanisms consumers use when 
submitting informal complaints to the Commission.

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We propose to establish a consumer complaint mechanism patterned after 
our existing rules for informal complaints filed against common 
carriers pursuant to section 208 of the Act contained in sections 
1.717-1.718 of the Commission's rules. We also invite comment on 
whether we should make changes to our existing informal common carrier 
complaint rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/16/02                    67 FR 18560


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Genaro Fullano, Legal Counsel, CGB, Federal 
Communications Commission, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, 445 
12th Street, SW
Phone: 202 418-1400

Calvin Osborne, Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, Consumer & 
Governmental Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2692

RIN: 3060-AI02
_______________________________________________________________________


Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Completed Actions


Enforcement Bureau



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3861. IN THE MATTER OF AMENDMENT OF PART 73, SUBPART G, OF THE 
COMMISSION'S RULES REGARDING THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 544; 47 USC 
606

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 11; 47 CFR 73; 47 CFR 76

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission adopted new rules to replace the old Emergency 
Broadcast System (EBS) with a new Emergency Alert System (EAS), in 
order to alert the public in the event of a national emergency. The 
Report and Order requires broadcast stations and cable TV systems to 
participate in the EAS and streamlines operational procedures for 
system participants. The new rules prescribe how existing 
communications services such as broadcasting, cable, and other public 
service providers will function under the technical standards and 
operational procedures of the new system. It also removed the old part 
of the Commission's rules concerning EBS in its entirety and 
incorporated the new EAS rules in a new part of the Code of Federal 
Regulations.
The Commission issued a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) 
seeking comments regarding whether the Multipoint Distribution Service 
(MDS), Satellite Master Antenna TV (SMATV) system, and Video Dial Tone 
should also be required to participate in EAS. It also sought comments 
on several cable issues such as whether a defined class of small cable 
systems should be exempted from participation in EAS, and how the 
Commission should define small cable systems. The Commission 
subsequently adopted a Second Report and Order to (1) modify EAS as it 
applied to cable systems; (2) address whether other video providers 
should be required to participate in the system; and (3) adopt rules to 
address issues of concern to persons with hearing disabilities.
In response to concerns that voluntary EAS activations could interrupt 
the transmission of emergency programming by local broadcast stations, 
the Commission issued a Second Further NPRM requesting comment on 
whether it should adopt rules to prohibit cable systems from 
transmitting EAS alerts for state or local emergencies during the 
broadcast of emergency programming by a broadcast station. In the Third 
Report and Order, the Commission amended its rules to permit cable 
systems and broadcast systems to enter into voluntary agreements 
regarding the transmission of local emergency information. The 
Commission, however, declined to adopt rules requiring cable systems to 
prevent the interruption of local broadcast station emergency 
programming. In April 2000, the Commission issued an order in which it 
deleted obsolete rules or rules that were no longer needed.
In March 2001, the Commission issued an NPRM proposing various 
revisions to the EAS rules and seeking comment on requests for rule 
changes filed by the National Weather Service and the Society of 
Broadcast Engineers.
The Commission adopted rule changes in the Report and Order that are 
intended to enhance the capabilities and performance of the EAS during 
state and local emergencies. The Commission adopted rules that add new 
state and local event codes to the EAS and rules that permit broadcast 
stations and cable stations to upgrade their existing EAS equipment to 
add the new event and location codes on a voluntary basis until the 
equipment is replaced. Additionally, the Commission adopted rules that 
require all existing and new models of EAS equipment manufactured after 
August 1, 2003, to be capable of receiving and transmitting the new 
codes. The Commission noted that this approach strikes an appropriate 
balance between promoting public safety by permitting enhancements to 
State and local EAS and ensuring that any such enhancements do not 
result in reduced voluntary participation in State and local EAS 
activities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/09/91
NPRM/FNPRM                      09/17/92                    57 FR 53874
R&O                             12/28/94                    59 FR 67090
FNPRM                           12/28/94                    59 FR 67104
MO&O                            11/06/95                    60 FR 55996
Second FNPRM                    03/04/98                    63 FR 15806
Second R&O                      09/24/98                    63 FR 29660
Third R&O                       02/08/99                     64 FR 5950
Order                           04/24/00                    65 FR 21657
NPRM                            03/20/01                    66 FR 16897
R&O                             02/26/02                    67 FR 18502

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Bonnie Gay, Emergency Alert System Staff, Federal

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Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1220

RIN: 3060-AF21
_______________________________________________________________________


Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions


Office of Engineering and Technology



_______________________________________________________________________




3862. MSS SPECTRUM ALLOCATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 304

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Second Report and Order finalized the reallocation of the 
1990-2025 MHz band from Broadcast Auxiliary Service, including the 
Cable Television Relay Service and the Local Television Transmission 
Service, licensees to the new Mobile-Satellite Service (MSS), and 
established rules for the relocation of incumbent licensees from the 
1990-2110 MHz band as well as incumbent Fixed Service (FS) microwave 
licensees from the 2165-2200 MHz bands, in cases where sharing between 
MSS and FS is not possible. The Second Memorandum Opinion and Order 
confirmed the Commission's decision to require new MSS licensees to 
bear the cost of relocating incumbent licensees in these bands.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/31/95                    60 FR 11644
Order                           03/08/95                    60 FR 13687
First R&O                       04/22/97                    62 FR 19509
R&O and FNPRM                   04/22/97                    62 FR 19538
MO&O                            12/17/98                    63 FR 69606
Second R&O and Second MO&O      08/07/00                    65 FR 48174
Order                           08/19/02                    67 FR 53754


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 95-18

Agency Contact: Tom Derenge, Chief, Spectrum Policy Branch, Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 
12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2451
Email: tderenge@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF75
_______________________________________________________________________




3863. UNLICENSED NATIONAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE AT 5 GHZ

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2; 47 CFR 15

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The MO&O amends the rules to permit fixed, point-to-point 
unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices in the 
5.725-5.285 GHz band to operate with one-watt maximum transmitter 
output power and directional antennas of up to 23 db:gain. It clarifies 
the rules regarding unwanted emissions and specifies these limits in 
terms of absolute radiated power levels. These actions will add to the 
flexibility and capability of U-NII operations without causing an 
increase in harmful interference to incumbent operations sharing the 
same spectrum.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/06/96                    61 FR 24749
R&O                             01/31/97                     62 FR 4649
Public Notice                   03/17/97                    62 FR 12641
MO&O                            07/31/98                    63 FR 40831
Petition for Reconsideration    09/18/98                    63 FR 49913


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: RM-8468 and RM-8653; ET Docket No. 96-102

Agency Contact: John Reed, Electronics Engineer, Federal Communications 
Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2455
Fax: 202 418-1944
Email: jreed@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG19
_______________________________________________________________________




3864. DEDICATED SHORT RANGE COMMUNICATIONS OF INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION 
SERVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 157; 47 USC 303

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2; 47 CFR 90

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FCC proposes to allocate 75 megahertz of spectrum for use 
by Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) of Intelligent 
Transportation Systems (ITS). DSRC systems are being designed that 
require a short range, wireless link to transfer information between 
vehicles and roadside systems. ITS services are expected to improve 
traveler safety, decrease traffic congestion, and facilitate reduction 
of air pollution and conservation of fossil fuels. This action furthers 
the goal of the U.S. Congress, the Department of Transportation, and 
the ITS industry to improve the efficiency of the Nation's 
transportation infrastructure and facilitate the growth of the ITS 
industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/30/98                    63 FR 35558
NPRM Comment Period End         09/14/98
Reply Comment Period End        10/31/98
R&O                             11/26/99                    64 FR 66405
Petition for Reconsideration    02/16/00                     65 FR 7873
Dismissed as Moot               01/15/03                     68 FR 2001


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 98-95

Agency Contact: Tom Derenge, Chief, Spectrum Policy Branch, Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of

[[Page 31319]]

Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2451
Email: tderenge@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG94
_______________________________________________________________________




3865. REGULATIONS FOR RF LIGHTING DEVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 301; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 
304; 47 USC 307

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 18

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FCC proposed to update the regulations for RF lighting 
devices. This action was taken in response to new developments in RF 
lighting technology. Recent developments and advances in microwave RF 
lighting technology offer potential economic and environmental benefits 
for consumers and industry. The current FCC rules do not easily 
accommodate these advancements, and thus hinder the further development 
and implementation of these promising new products.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/24/98                    63 FR 20362
First Report & Order            07/12/99                    64 FR 37417


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 98-42

Agency Contact: John Reed, Electronics Engineer, Federal Communications 
Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2455
Fax: 202 418-1944
Email: jreed@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG95
_______________________________________________________________________




3866. INDUSTRY COORDINATION COMMITTEE SYSTEM FOR BROADCAST DIGITAL 
TELEVISION SERVICE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 301; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303; 47 
USC 307; 47 USC 336

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73; 47 CFR 74

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We seek comment on the establishment of an industry 
coordination committee to assist the Commission in the implementation 
of digital television (DTV) service. This committee system would 
evaluate proposed changes to the DTV Table of Allotments and perform 
other related functions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/09/99                     64 FR 6296
NPRM Comment Period End         03/29/99
Reply Comment Period End        04/28/99
Final Action                    01/25/02                     67 FR 3616


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 99-34

Agency Contact: Alan Stillwell, Federal Communications Commission, 
Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, 
DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2925
Email: astillwe@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH13
_______________________________________________________________________




3867. 3650-3700 GOVERNMENT TRANSFER BAND

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 157(a); 47 USC 303(c); 47 USC 
303(f); 47 USC 303(g); 47 USC 303(r)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The First Report and Order allocated 50 MHz of spectrum on 
the 3650-3700 MHz band to the fixed and mobile (base stations) 
terrestrial services on a primary basis. It also ensures the continuity 
of fixed satellite service (FSS) operations and permits new FSS 
operations to help alleviate congestion in the adjacent 3700-4200 MHz 
FSS band.
The Second Notice of Proposed Rule Making proposes to establish 
licensing and service rules for the assignment of fixed and mobile 
services licenses in the 3650-3700 MHz band. It also seeks comments on 
whether technical requirements or other reasons justify licensing the 
3650-3700 MHz and the 4940-4990 MHz band at the same time.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/14/99                     64 FR 2462
NPRM Comment Period End         03/01/99
First R&O                       11/17/00                    65 FR 69454
Second NPRM                     11/17/00                    65 FR 69612
Petition for Reconsideration    03/28/01                    66 FR 16940


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 98-237

Agency Contact: Rodney P. Conway, Federal Communications Commission, 
Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, 
DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2904
Fax: 202 418-1944
Email: rconway@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH14
_______________________________________________________________________




3868. FIXED SATELLITE SERVICE AND TERRESTRIAL SYSTEM IN THE KU-BAND

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 157; 47 USC 303

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2; 47 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Memorandum Opinion and Order and 2nd Report and Order 
addressed petitions for reconsideration and established technical, 
service, and licensing rules for Multichannel Video Distribution and 
Data Service (MVDDS) in the 12 GHz band. MVDDS will facilitate the 
delivery of new communications services, such as video

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and broadband services, to a wide range of populations, including those 
that are unserved or underserved. These rules will allow MVDDS 
licensees to share the 12 GHz band with new operators on a com-primary 
basis, and non-harmful interference basis with incumbent Direct 
Broadcast Satellite service providers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/12/99                     64 FR 1786
Order                           02/16/99                     64 FR 7577
Public Notice                   12/15/99                    64 FR 70028
FNPRM                           01/24/01                     66 FR 7607
R&O                             02/16/01                    66 FR 10601
Petitions for Reconsideration   04/09/01                    66 FR 18474
2nd R&O                         06/26/02                    67 FR 43031


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 98-206

Agency Contact: Tom Derenge, Chief, Spectrum Policy Branch, Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 
12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2451
Email: tderenge@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH17
_______________________________________________________________________




3869. SPREAD SPECTRUM DEVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 301; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 15

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Second Report and Order amends the Commission's rules to 
improve spectrum sharing by unlicensed devices operating in the 2.4 GHz 
band (2400-2483.5 MHz) to provide for introduction of new digital 
transmission technologies, and eliminate unnecessary regulations for 
spread spectrum systems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/20/99                    64 FR 38877
NPRM Comment Period End         11/02/99
R&O                             09/25/00                    65 FR 57557
Petition for Reconsideration    11/08/00                    65 FR 67009
Order                           06/12/01                    66 FR 31556
FNPRM                           06/12/01                    66 FR 31585
2nd R&O                         06/25/02                    67 FR 42730


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 99-231

Agency Contact: Neal McNeil, Engineer, Federal Communications 
Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2408
Fax: 202 418-1944
Email: nmcneil@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH25
_______________________________________________________________________




3870. WIRELESS MEDICAL TELEMETRY SERVICE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 301; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303; 47 
USC 304

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2; 47 CFR 15; 47 CFR 90; 47 CFR 95

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission amended parts 2 and 95 of the rules to 
allocate spectrum and to establish rules for a Wireless Medical 
Telemetry Service. This action will allow potentially life critical 
medical telemetry equipment, which currently operates on a secondary 
basis, unprotected from interference, to operate on a blanket licensed, 
interference protected basis.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/02/99                    64 FR 41891
NPRM Comment Period End         10/18/99
R&O                             07/17/00                    65 FR 43995
MO&O                            02/11/02                     67 FR 6172


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 99-255

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: hvantuyl@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH27
_______________________________________________________________________




3871. ESTABLISHMENT OF AN IMPROVED MODEL FOR PREDICTING THE BROADCAST 
TELEVISION FIELD STRENGTH RECEIVED AT INDIVIDUAL LOCATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 334; 47 USC 336

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 29, 2000.

Abstract: The Commission adopted a prediction model for determining 
presumptively the ability of individual locations to receive over-the-
air television stations. This model will be a useful means for 
establishing the eligibility of individual households to receive the 
signals of television broadcast network stations through satellite 
carriers. The Commission is complying with the new statutory 
requirements set forth in the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 
1999.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/02/00                     65 FR 4923
NPRM Comment Period End         03/07/00
R&O                             06/09/00                    65 FR 36639
Petition for Reconsideration    07/31/00                    65 FR 46713


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 00-11

Agency Contact: Robert Eckert, Chief, Technical Analysis Branch, 
Federal Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and 
Technology, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2433
Fax: 202 418-1944
Email: reckert@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH37

[[Page 31321]]

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3872. CONDUCTED EMISSION LIMITS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 301; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 
304; 47 USC 307; 47 USC 544A

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 15; 47 CFR 18

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Report and Order amends the Commission's rules for Radio 
Frequency (RF) devices to modify the limits on the amount of RF energy 
that is permitted to be conducted onto alternating current (AC) power 
lines. These limits protect against interference to licensed radio 
services operating below 30 MHz. The rule changes also harmonize our 
domestic requirements with the international standards developed by the 
International Electrotechnical Commission, International Special 
Committee on Radio Interference. The Commission believes that such 
harmonization will benefit consumers and manufacturers by providing 
better interference protection to licensed radio services as well as 
promoting a global marketplace for RF devices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/16/99                    64 FR 62159
NPRM Comment Period End         02/29/00
R&O                             07/10/02                    67 FR 45666


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 98-80

Agency Contact: John Reed, Electronics Engineer, Federal Communications 
Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2455
Fax: 202 418-1944
Email: jreed@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH46
_______________________________________________________________________




3873. REVISION OF THE RULES REGARDING ULTRA-WIDEBAND TRANSMISSION

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 304; 47 USC 
307; 47 USC 544A

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 15

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The First Report and Order amends the Commission's rules to 
permit the marketing and operation of certain types of new products 
incorporating ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. UWB devices operate by 
employing very narrow or short duration pulses that result in very 
large or wideband transmission bandwidths. UWB technology holds great 
promise for a vast array of new applications that we believe will 
provide significant benefits for public safety, businesses and 
consumers. With appropriate technical standards, UWB devices can 
operate using spectrum occupied by existing radio services without 
causing interference, thereby permitting scarce spectrum resources to 
be used more efficiently.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/14/00                    65 FR 37332
NPRM Comment Period End         10/12/00
1st R&O                         05/16/02                    67 FR 34852


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 98-153

Agency Contact: John Reed, Electronics Engineer, Federal Communications 
Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2455
Fax: 202 418-1944
Email: jreed@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH47
_______________________________________________________________________




3874. SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO AUTHORIZATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 155; 
47 USC 225; 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 309

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1; 47 CFR 2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NPRM proposes to streamline the equipment authorization 
procedures for software defined radios. We propose to define software 
defined radios as a new class of equipment with equipment authorization 
rules that reflect the additional flexibility incorporated into such 
radios. The frequency and technology agility of software defined radios 
could increase the use of presently underutilized frequency bands.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/03/01                      66 FR 341
Report & Order                  10/05/01                    66 FR 50834
Petitions for Reconsideration   12/07/01                    66 FR 63545


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 00-47

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: hvantuyl@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH64
_______________________________________________________________________




3875. NEW ADVANCED WIRELESS SERVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 157(a); 47 USC 303(c); 47 USC 
303(f); 47 USC 303(g); 47 USC 303(r)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2

Legal Deadline: None

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/01                     66 FR 7438
NPRM Comment Period End         03/09/01
Final Report                    04/11/01                    66 FR 18740
MO&O                            09/13/01                    66 FR 47591
FNPRM                           09/13/01                    66 FR 47618

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First R&O                       10/25/01                    66 FR 53973
Petition for Reconsideration    11/02/01                    66 FR 55666
2nd R&O                         01/24/03                     68 FR 3455


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 00-258

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: rsmall@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH65
_______________________________________________________________________




3876. REALLOCATION OF 27 MHZ SPECTRUM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303(a); 47 USC 336

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NPRM proposes to reallocate a total of 27 MHz of 
spectrum, transferred from Federal Government use, for non-Government 
services pursuant to the Omnibus Budget Act of 1977. The transfer of 
these bands to non-Government use should enable the development of new 
technologies and services, provide additional spectrum relief for 
congested private land mobile frequencies, and fulfill our obligation 
as mandated by Congress to assign this spectrum for non-Government use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/01                     66 FR 7443
NPRM Comment Period End         03/26/01
R&O and MO&O                    02/11/02                     67 FR 6172


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 00-221

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-AH66
_______________________________________________________________________




3877. REVISIONS TO BROADCAST AUXILIARY SERVICE RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303(f); 47 USC 
303(r); 47 USC 332; 47 USC 337

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1; 47 CFR 2; 47 CFR 73; 47 CFR 74; 47 CFR 78

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Notice of Proposed Rule Making conducts an extensive 
review of the Broadcast Auxiliary Services (BAS) rules and proposes 
changes to create a more efficient BAS that can readily adapt to 
regulatory and technological changes. The Commission examines the 
relationship between BAS, the Cable Television Relay Service (CARS), 
and the Fixed Microwave Television Service. The Commission also 
examines the use of wireless assist video devices (WAVDs) on unused 
television channels.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/24/01                    66 FR 28686
NPRM Comment Period End         07/23/01


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 01-75

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-AH78
_______________________________________________________________________




3878. PART 15 BIENNIAL REVIEW

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 301; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 
303(e)(f) and (r); 47 USC 304 and 307

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2; 47 CFR 15; 47 CFR 18; 47 CFR 90

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The First Report and Order in this proceeding requires radar 
detectors to comply with limits on radiated emissions in the 11.7-12.2 
GHz band to prevent interference to satellite services. Radar detectors 
are required to be approved by the Federal Communications Commission or 
another designated organization before they can be marketed within the 
United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/27/01                    66 FR 59209
1st R&O                         07/29/02                    67 FR 48989


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 01-278

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: hvantuyl@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH92
_______________________________________________________________________




3879. AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 302(a); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 336

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2; 47 CFR 97

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NPRM proposes to amend the Commission's rules to add a 
new secondary allocation to the 135.7-137.8 kHz band for the amateur 
service for experimentation in the low frequency region of the 
spectrum; and add a new secondary allocation to the 5250-5400 kHz band 
for the amateur service to facilitate high frequency

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amateur service operations; and to upgrade the amateur service 
allocation from secondary to primary status and add a primary 
allocation for the amateur-satellite service in the 2400-2402 MHz band.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/14/02                    67 FR 40898
NPRM Comment Period End         08/13/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 02-98

Agency Contact: Kathryn Medley, Electronics Engineer, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1211
Fax: 202 418-1944
Email: kmedley@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI04
_______________________________________________________________________


Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions


Office of General Counsel



_______________________________________________________________________




3880. AMENDMENT OF THE EX PARTE RULES IN JOINT BOARD PROCEEDINGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 
403

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1.1206

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FCC proposes to amend its ex parte rules to facilitate 
communications by the states in Joint Board proceedings and proceedings 
before the FCC involving a recommendation from a Joint Board.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/15/98                    63 FR 38142
NPRM Comment Period End         08/31/98


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Stephen Senzel, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of General Counsel, 445 12th Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1760
Fax: 202 418-7540
Email: dsenzel@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH02
_______________________________________________________________________




3881. AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1.1204 OF THE COMMISSION'S EX PARTE RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 309

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1.1204

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission proposes to amend its regulations specifying 
presentations that are treated as exempt under the ex parte rules. 
Under the current rule, presentations to or from the Department of 
Justice and the Federal Trade Commission regarding telecommunications 
competition matters are treated as exempt. The item would expand the 
scope of the exemption to include the Competition Directorate of the 
European Commission and other international and foreign bodies with 
analogous functions. The item would clarify that the term 
``telecommunications competition matters'' in the existing rules was 
intended to be construed broadly and was not limited to common 
carriers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/26/00                    65 FR 81474
NPRM Comment Period End         02/09/01


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Stephen Senzel, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of General Counsel, 445 12th Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1760
Fax: 202 418-7540
Email: dsenzel@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH58
_______________________________________________________________________




3882. AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1.17 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES CONCERNING 
TRUTHFUL STATEMENTS TO THE COMMISSION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 201(b); 47 USC 303(r)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1.17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission proposes to amend its regulations relating to 
the submission of truthful information to the Commission. Under the 
current rule, Commission regulatees must not, in any written statement 
submitted to the Commission, make any misrepresentation or willful 
material omission bearing on any matter within the jurisdiction of the 
Commission. The item would: (1) provide that the rule prohibits 
incorrect statements or omissions resulting from negligence and not 
just intentional misrepresentation or lack of candor; (2) make clearer 
that the rule covers statements made to the Commission in all contexts; 
(3) include oral statements and not just written statements; and (4) 
include all persons making statements to the Commission (e.g. including 
non-regulatees).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/08/02                    67 FR 10658


Next Action Undetermined

[[Page 31324]]

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Stephen Senzel, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of General Counsel, 445 12th Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1760
Fax: 202 418-7540
Email: dsenzel@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH86
_______________________________________________________________________


Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions


International Bureau



_______________________________________________________________________




3883. STREAMLINING THE COMMISSION'S RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SATELLITE 
APPLICATION AND LICENSING PROCEDURES; IB DOCKET NO. 95-117

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 4; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 554; 47 USC 
701 to 744

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On February 10, 1997, the FCC adopted rules and policies that 
streamlined the application and licensing requirements of part 25 of 
its rules, which deals with communication satellites and earth 
stations. The streamlined rules waived the construction permit 
requirement for satellite space stations; changed the license term for 
temporary fixed earth stations; and adjusted or changed the rules 
concerning minor modifications and basic requirements for satellite 
service applications. The streamlined rules also resulted in the 
creation of a new application form, FCC Form 312. Form 312 eliminated 
from the International Bureau's use the FCC Form 493, FCC Form 430, FCC 
Form 702, and FCC Form 704. Petitions for Reconsideration were filed in 
this matter. In March 1997 the Commission released a Public Notice 
concerning these petitions, which are presently pending before the 
International Bureau.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/09/95                    60 FR 46252
R&O, Recon Pending              02/10/97                     62 FR 5924
Public Notice/Petitions for 
Recon                           03/26/97                    62 FR 14430


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Frank Peace, Electronics Engineer, Federal 
Communications Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0730
Fax: 202 418-7270
Email: fpeace@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AD70
_______________________________________________________________________




3884. ESTABLISHING RULES AND POLICIES FOR THE USE OF SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE 
SATELLITE SERVICE IN THE L-BAND; IB DOCKET NO. 96-132

Priority: Routine and Frequent. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 316; 47 USC 403

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 25.136(d)(1) to 25.136(d)(8); 47 CFR 25.136(e)(1) 
to 25.136(e)(10)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission has established licensing policies to govern 
mobile-satellite services (MSS) in the L-band. Specifically, the 
Commission has modified the license of Motient Services, Inc. 
(Motient), the only U.S. MSS system currently authorized to operate in 
the L-band, to use up to 20 megahertz of spectrum across the entire L-
band. Previously, Motient was authorized only to operate in the upper 
portion of the L-band. In addition, the Commission has adopted and 
incorporated into part 25 of the rules specific operational parameters 
and technical requirements to ensure the integrity of maritime distress 
and safety communications service will not be compromised by MSS 
operation in the lower portion of the L-band.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/18/96                    61 FR 40772
NPRM Comment Period End         09/23/96
R&O (Release Date)              02/07/02                    67 FR 51105


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Terrence E. Reideler, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-2165
Fax: 202 418-0748
Email: treidele@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF89
_______________________________________________________________________




3885. 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

Priority: Routine and Frequent. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 151(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 157; 
47 USC 309(j)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 25.144

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission is proposing rules to govern satellite digital 
audio radio services (SDARS). The Commission adopted service rules for 
SDARS in 1997 and sought further comment on proposed rules governing 
the use of complementary terrestrial repeaters. See 62 FR 19095.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/15/95                    60 FR 35166
R&O                             03/11/97                    62 FR 11083
FNPRM                           04/18/97                    62 FR 19095


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

[[Page 31325]]

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Rockie Patterson, Federal Communications Commission
Phone: 202 634-6497
Email: rpatters@fcc.gov

Stephen Duall, Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, 
International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1103
Fax: 202 418-0748
Email: sduall@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF93
_______________________________________________________________________




3886. REDESIGNATION OF THE 27.5-29.5 GHZ FREQUENCY BAND; CC DOCKET NO. 
92-297

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 301; 47 USC 302

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1; 47 CFR 2; 47 CFR 21; 47 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order that 
addressed a petition for clarification and/or reconsideration filed by 
Teledesic Corporation of the Commission's Third Report and Order, which 
established technical requirements and service rules for geostationary 
fixed satellite services (NGOS FSS) in the Ka-band.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/13/95                    60 FR 43740
NPRM Comment Period End         09/07/95
R&O                             08/28/96                    61 FR 44177
Third R&O                       11/18/97                    62 FR 61488
Order on Recon                  05/25/02                    67 FR 39308


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: CC Docket No. 92-297

Agency Contact: Jennifer M. Gilsenan, Chief, Satellite Policy Branch, 
Federal Communications Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0757
Fax: 202 418-0748
Email: jgilsena@fcc.gov

Selina Khan, Staff Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, 
International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7282
Fax: 202 418-0748
Email: skhan@fcc.gov

William Bell, Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, 
International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0741
Email: bbell@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF94
_______________________________________________________________________




3887. AMENDMENT OF POLICY TO ALLOW NON-U.S. LICENSED SPACE STATIONS TO 
PROVIDE SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES; IB DOCKET NO. 96-111; CC DOCKET 
NO. 93-23

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 308

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 25.113; 47 CFR 25.115; 47 CFR 25.130; 47 CFR 
25.131; 47 CFR 25.137

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In the Second Order on Reconsideration in this proceeding, 
the Commission denied four petitions for reconsideration of the DISCO 
II Order.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/14/96                    61 FR 32398
NPRM Comment Period End         08/16/96
FNPRM                           07/29/97                    62 FR 40494
R&O                             12/04/97                    62 FR 64167
Public Notice                   01/05/98                      63 FR 227
Public Notice on Petitions for 
Recon                           01/30/98                     63 FR 4640
First Order on Recon            11/15/99                    64 FR 61791
Second Order on Recon (Release 
Date)                           11/05/01


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Steven Spaeth, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-1539
Fax: 202 418-0748
Email: sspaeth@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG31
_______________________________________________________________________




3888. ALLOCATE & DESIGNATE: SPEC FOR FIXED-SAT SRV (37.5-38.5, 40.5-41.5 
& 48.2-50.2 GHZ BANDS). ALLOCATE: FIXED & MOBILE 40.5-42.5 GHZ; WIRELESS 
46.9-47 GHZ; GOV OPER 37-38 & 40-40.5 GHZ; IB DOC NO. 97-95

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 301; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303(e); 
47 USC 303(f); 47 USC 303(g); 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 304; 47 USC 307

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2.106; 47 CFR 25.202; 47 CFR 25.208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This item adopts a plan for non-government operations in the 
36.0 - 51.4 GHz portion of the V-band, establishing priorities for 
different services in different parts of this band.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/04/97                    62 FR 16129
Report & Order                  01/15/99                     64 FR 2585
Correction                      02/08/99                     64 FR 6138
Correction                      02/10/99                     64 FR 6565
Notice of Petition for 
Reconsideration                 03/22/99                    64 FR 13796
Order on Reconsideration        12/01/99
Further NPRM                    07/05/01                    66 FR 35399


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Trey Hanbury, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-0766
Fax: 202 418-2824
Email: ghanbury@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH23

[[Page 31326]]

_______________________________________________________________________




3889. ESTABLISHMENT OF POLICIES AND SERVICE RULES FOR THE MOBILE 
SATELLITE SERVICE IN THE 2 GHZ BAND; IB DOCKET NO. 99-81

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 307; 47 USC 
309; 47 USC 310; 47 USC 319

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 25.114; 47 CFR 25.115; 47 CFR 25.121; 47 CFR 
25.133; 47 CFR 25.136; 47 CFR 25.137; 47 CFR 25.143; 47 CFR 25.201; 47 
CFR 25.202; 47 CFR 25.203; 47 CFR 25.279

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission amended the regulations covering the 1.6/2.4 
GHz Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) to incorporate the rules for the 2 
GHz MSS. The actions establish the band arrangement and service rules 
and policies for the 2 GHz MSS. The effect of amending the 1.6/2.4 GHz 
MSS rules to include 2 GHz MSS is to simplify and harmonize the rules 
for the types of satellite services.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/07/99                    64 FR 16880
Report and Order                10/04/00                    65 FR 59140
MO&O                            09/13/01                    66 FR 47591
Erratum                         07/16/02                    67 FR 46603


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Howard Griboff, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0657
Fax: 202 418-1414
Email: hgriboff@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH28
_______________________________________________________________________




3890. POLICIES FOR THE DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE SERVICE; IB DOCKET NO. 
98-21

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding streamlines and simplifies the Commission's 
rules governing direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service. It also 
harmonizes the rules for DBS with those of other satellite services.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/06/98                    63 FR 11202
NPRM                            02/02/01                     66 FR 8774
R&O                             08/08/02                    67 FR 51110


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Selina Khan, Staff Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-7282
Fax: 202 418-0748
Email: skhan@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH29
_______________________________________________________________________




3891. 1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- REVIEW OF ACCOUNTS SETTLEMENT 
IN MARITIME MOBILE &MARITIME MOBILE-SATELLITE RADIO SERVICES AND 
WITHDRAWAL OF THE COMMISSION AS ACCOUNTING AUTHORITY; IB DOC NO. 98-96

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 201; 47 USC 202; 
47 USC 203; 47 USC 204; 47 USC 205; 47 USC 303(r)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 3.10(e)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FCC has decided to withdraw from acting as an accounting 
authority for the settlement of accounts in the maritime mobile and 
maritime mobile-satellite (ship-to-shore) radio services, and to rely 
solely upon the various privately owned accounting authorities the FCC 
has authorized. In that connection the FCC amended section 3.10(e) of 
its rules to specify that private accounting authorities must serve the 
public non-discriminatorily (action 7-13-99). The Commission is 
gathering comment to develop a plan to ensure a smooth transition to 
private accounting authorities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/24/98                    63 FR 39800
Report & Order                  07/28/99                    64 FR 40774
Further NPRM                    07/28/99                    64 FR 40808
Comment Period Extended         09/03/99                    64 FR 48337


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: John F. Copes, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-1478
Fax: 202 418-2824
Email: jcopes@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH30
_______________________________________________________________________




3892. GLOBAL MOBILE PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS BY SATELLITE; IB DOCKET NO. 
99-67

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 4(i); 47 USC 7(a); 47 USC 303(c); 47 USC 
303(f); 47 USC 303(g); 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 307; 47 USC 309; 47 USC 
310

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 25.200; 47 CFR 25.213; 47 CFR 25.215; 47 CFR 
25.216; 47 CFR 2.1204

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FCC has proposed to adopt rules to facilitate 
transnational use of mobile terminals used for 2-way voice 
communication via satellite systems with global or international 
coverage. In the same proceeding, the FCC has adopted limits on out-of-
band emissions from some mobile satellite terminals in order to protect 
reception of aeronautical satellite radionavigation signals in the 
1559-1610 MHz band. The FCC also asked for comment on the advisability 
of adopting rules requiring providers of mobile telecommunication 
service via satellite to provide 911 emergency-calling features.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/06/99                    64 FR 16687
NPRM Comment Period End         05/18/99
Public Notice                   01/17/01                     66 FR 3960
R&O and FNPRM (release date)    05/14/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William Bell, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-0741
Email: bbell@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH49
_______________________________________________________________________




3893. STREAMLINING EARTH STATION LICENSING RULES; IB DOCKET NO. 00-248

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 701 to 744

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 23; 47 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission has found several cases in which modifying or 
eliminating rules could facilitate licensing of earth stations, thereby 
expediting the provision of useful satellite services to the public, 
without unreasonably increasing the risk of harmful interference to 
existing earth station or space station operators, or terrestrial 
wireless operators in shared frequency bands.
Specifically, this NPRM considers the following rule revisions: (1) 
codifying streamlined procedures for case-by-case examination of earth 
stations using ``non-routine'' antennas, non-routine power levels, or 
both; (2) relaxing some current requirements, such as increasing power 
and power density limits, and allowing some temporary fixed earth 
stations to begin operation sooner than is now permitted; (3) 
streamlining the very small aperture terminal (VSAT) rules, and 
revising the Commission's power level rules to provide for various 
types of VSAT multiple access methods; (4) adopting a simplified 
license application form for ``routine'' earth stations; and (5) other 
miscellaneous rule revisions. The Commission also invites comment on 
extending these proposed rules to the Ka-band.
On September 26, 2002, the Commission adopted a Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking in this proceeding. This Further NPRM invited 
comment on refinements to the proposals in the NPRM to relax some earth 
station technical requirements, and on an alternative to the VSAT 
proposals in the NPRM. The Further NPRM also seeks comment on proposals 
made by commenters in response to the First NPRM.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/08/01                     66 FR 1283
NPRM Comment Period End         05/07/01
FNPRM                           12/24/02                    67 FR 78399
FNPRM comment period ends       04/08/03


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Steven Spaeth, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-1539
Fax: 202 418-0748
Email: sspaeth@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH60
_______________________________________________________________________




3894. POLICIES AND RULES FOR NON-GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITE ORBIT, FIXED 
SATELLITE SERVICE IN THE KA-BAND; IB DOCKET NO. 02-19

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 157(a); 47 USC 303(f); 47 USC 
303(g); 47 USC 303(r)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NPRM seeks to determine a method to license multiple 
satellite network systems in spectrum designated on a primary basis for 
non-geostationary satellite orbit, fixed-satellite service. It also 
proposes service rules to apply to these licensees.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/04/02                     67 FR 9641
NPRM Comment Period End         04/18/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: S. Alyssa Roberts, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-7276
Fax: 202 418-0748

J. Mark Young, Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, 
International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0762

RIN: 3060-AH93
_______________________________________________________________________




3895. ENFORCEMENT OF OTHER NATIONS' PROHIBITIONS AGAINST THE UNCOMPLETED 
CALL SIGNALING CONFIGURATION OF INTERNATIONAL CALLBACK SERVICE; IB 
DOCKET NO. 02-18

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154 (j); 47 (USC 
201(b); 47 USC 303(r); ...

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeks comments on whether 
the Commission should eliminate the existing comity-based prohibitions 
and thus discontinue the policy that allows a foreign government or 
entity to make use of the enforcement mechanisms of the Commission to 
prohibit the U.S. carriers from offering one form of call-back abroad. 
International call-back arrangements allow foreign callers to take 
advantage of low U.S. international services rates, many of which are 
significantly lower than the rates available in their home countries.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/08/02                    67 FR 10656
NPRM Comment Period End         05/15/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Belinda Nixon, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-1382
Fax: 202 418-2824
Email: bnixon@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH94

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_______________________________________________________________________




3896. SPACE STATION LICENSING REFORM; IB DOCKETS 00-248 AND 02-34

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 157; 47 USC 303(c); 47 USC (f); 
47 USC 303(g); 47 USC 303(r)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to 
streamline its procedures for reviewing satellite license applications. 
Currently, the Commission uses processing rounds to review those 
applications. In a processing round, when an application is filed, the 
International Bureau (Bureau) issues a public notice establishing a 
cut-off date for other mutually exclusive satellite applications, and 
then considers all those applications together. In cases where 
sufficient spectrum to accommodate all the applicants is not available, 
the Bureau directs the applicants to negotiate a mutually agreeable 
solution. Those negotiations usually take a long time, and delay 
provision of satellite services to the public.
The NPRM invites comment on two alternatives for expediting the 
satellite application process. One alternative is 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 is to streamline the processing round procedure by adopting 
one or more of the following proposals: (1) placing a time limit on 
negotiations; (2) establishing criteria to select among competing 
applicants; (3) dividing the available spectrum evenly among the 
applicants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/19/02                    67 FR 12498
NPRM Comment Period End         07/02/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Steven Spaeth, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-1539
Fax: 202 418-0748
Email: sspaeth@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH98
_______________________________________________________________________




3897. ALASKA BUSH EARTH STATION POLICY; IB DOCKET NO. 02-30

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 301

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FCC is proposing to repeal a policy against licensing 
``duplicative'' MTS earth stations in rural Alaska.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/30/02                    67 FR 37750


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William Bell, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-0741
Email: bbell@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH99
_______________________________________________________________________




3898. FLEXIBILITY FOR DELIVERY OF COMMUNICATIONS BY MOBILE SATELLITE 
SERVICE PROVIDERS IN THE 2 GHZ BAND, THE L-BAND, AND THE 1.6/2.4 GHZ 
BAND

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 
157(a); 47 USC 301; 47 USC 303(c); 47 USC 303(f); 47 USC 303(g); 47 USC 
303(r); 47 USC 303(y); 47 USC 308

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding was initiated to obtain comments on proposals 
to bring flexibility to the delivery of communications by mobile 
satellite service (MSS) providers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/13/01                    66 FR 47621
NPRM Comment Period End         10/25/01
Public Notice                   04/05/02                    67 FR 16347
NPRM                            01/29/03
Report & Order                  01/29/03


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Trey Hanbury, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-0766
Fax: 202 418-2824
Email: ghanbury@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI05
_______________________________________________________________________




3899. MITIGATION OF ORBITAL DEBRIS; IB DOCKET NO. 02-54

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 157(a); 47 USC 303(c); 47 USC 
303(f); 47 USC 303(g); 47 USC 303(r)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 5; 47 CFR 25; 47 CFR 97

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission is proposing rules for satellite services 
concerning orbital debris mitigation. Orbital debris consists of 
artificial objects orbiting the Earth that are not functional 
spacecraft. The Commission is proposing a range of options for 
addressing orbital debris issues as part of spacecraft design and 
operation in order to preserve access to space for the long term.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/03/02                    67 FR 22376
NPRM Comment Period End         08/16/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stephen Duall, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-1103
Fax: 202 418-0748
Email: sduall@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI06

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_______________________________________________________________________


Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Completed Actions


International Bureau



_______________________________________________________________________




3900. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS -- NGSO MOBILE SATELLITE SERVICE; CC 
DOCKET NO. 92-166

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 301; 47 USC 303

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2; 47 CFR 25; 47 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission adopted rules in 1994 for a voice-and-data 
mobile satellite service (MSS) in the 1610-1626.5 MHz and 2483.5-2500 
MHz frequency bands. Licenses have been issued for five systems. The 
Commission issued a decision in a 1996 ruling on Petitions for 
Reconsideration of the Report and Order making some changes in the 
rules. Several petitions for further reconsideration were filed but 
were withdrawn in 2002. The proceeding has been terminated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/14/94                    59 FR 11746
NPRM Comment Period End         06/04/94
R&O                             10/21/94                    59 FR 53294
Begin Review                    12/01/94
First Recon Order               03/12/96                     61 FR 9944
Withdrawn                       08/19/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: CC Docket No. 92-166

Agency Contact: William Bell, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-0741
Email: bbell@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF42
_______________________________________________________________________




3901. 2000 BIENNIAL REVIEW -- AMENDMENT OF PARTS 43 AND 63 OF THE 
COMMISSION'S RULES; IB DOCKET NO. 00-231

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 161; 47 USC 214; 47 USC 
218; 47 USC 219; 47 USC 220; 47 USC 403

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 43.81; 47 CFR 63.10; 47 CFR 63.18; 47 CFR 63.19; 
47 CFR 63.20; 47 CFR 63.22; 47 CFR 63.24; ...

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This adopted proceeding further streamlines measures for 
international telecommunications services. The Report and Order amended 
the procedures for filing pro forma assignments and transfers of 
control of section 214 international authorizations, eliminated the 
benchmark settlement rate condition, and modified the rules requiring 
dominant international carriers to seek prior approval to discontinue 
service. The Report and Order also clarified rules and eliminated 
others no longer needed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/20/00                    65 FR 79795
Report & Order                  07/09/02                    67 FR 45387

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Krech, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-7443
Fax: 202 418-2824
Email: dkrech@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH62
_______________________________________________________________________




3902. LICENSING AND COORDINATION OF EARTH STATIONS IN THE FIXED-
SATELLITE SERVICES; IB DOCKET NO. 00-203

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 301; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 
307; 47 USC 309; 47 USC 332; 47 USC 701 to 744

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 25; 47 CFR 101

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding has ended. The remaining issues will be 
addressed in a Second Report and Order in IB Docket No. 98-172, 
released November 26, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/24/00                    65 FR 70541
First R&O                       06/12/01                    66 FR 31557
Second R&O                      01/30/02                     67 FR 7287

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Edward Richard Jacobs, Senior Engineer, Federal 
Communications Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0624
Fax: 202 418-0398
Email: ejacobs@fcc.gov

Belinda Nixon, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 
International Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1382
Fax: 202 418-2824
Email: bnixon@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH63

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_______________________________________________________________________


Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions


Media Bureau



_______________________________________________________________________




3903. TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF NON-STOCK ENTITIES (MM DOCKET NO. 89-77)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission will consider proposals concerning the 
treatment of corporations and other organizational structures that are 
not traditional commercial corporations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NOI                             03/16/89                    54 FR 15957


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mania K. Baghdadi, Deputy Division Chief, Industry 
Analysis Division, Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 
12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2130
Email: mbaghda@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AE31
_______________________________________________________________________




3904. CABLE TELEVISION RATE REGULATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 543

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 76

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission has adopted rate regulations to implement 
section 623 of the 1992 Cable Act to ensure that cable subscribers 
nationwide enjoy the rates that would be charged by cable systems 
operating in a competitive environment. Reconsideration was requested. 
The 14th Order on Reconsideration addresses petitions on issues 
governing regulated services by cable systems. In a subsequent notice, 
comment was sought on recalibrating the competitive differential 
between rates of systems subject to effective competition and non 
competitive systems. In addition, comment was sought as to whether 
there may be a different approach to establish reasonable rates on the 
basic service tier.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/04/93                       58 FR 48
R&O and FNPRM                   05/21/93                    58 FR 29736
MO&O and FNPRM                  08/18/93                    58 FR 43816
3rd R&O                         11/30/93                    58 FR 63087
Order on Recon, 4th R&O, and 5th 
NPRM                            04/15/94                    59 FR 17943
3rd Order on Recon              04/15/94                    59 FR 17961
5th Order on Recon and FNPRM    10/13/94                    59 FR 51869
4th Order on Recon              10/21/94                    59 FR 53113
6th Order on Recon, 5th R&O, and 
7th NPRM                        12/06/94                    59 FR 62614
7th Order on Recon              01/25/95                     60 FR 4863
9th Order on Recon              02/27/95                    60 FR 10512
8th Order on Recon              03/17/95                    60 FR 14373
6th R&O and 11th Order on Recon 07/12/95                    60 FR 35854
13th Order on Recon             10/05/95                    60 FR 52106
12th Order on Recon             10/26/95                    60 FR 54815
10th Order on Recon             04/08/96                    61 FR 15388
Order on Recon of the 1st R&O 
and Further NPRM                04/15/96                    61 FR 16447
MO&O                            02/12/97                     62 FR 6491
Report on Cable Industry Prices 02/24/97                     62 FR 8245
R&O                             03/31/97                    62 FR 15118
14th Order on Recon             10/15/97                    62 FR 53572
NPRM and Order                  09/05/02                    67 FR 56882


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Peggy Greene, Associate Bureau Chief, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2389
TDD Phone: 202 418-7172
Fax: 202 418-1196

RIN: 3060-AF41
_______________________________________________________________________




3905. CABLE TELEVISION RATE REGULATION: COST OF SERVICE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 543

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 76

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission has established rules pursuant to which cable 
operators may set rates for regulated cable service in accordance with 
traditional cost-of-service principles, as modified to take account of 
unique characteristics of the cable industry. In the latest NPRM, 
comment was sought on rule changes that may be necessary or desirable 
in order to account for changes in the regulatory process resulting 
from the end of the Commission's statutory authority to regulate 
certain tiers of cable programming service.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/30/93                    58 FR 40762
R&O                             04/15/94                    59 FR 17975
2nd NPRM                        04/15/94                    59 FR 18066
MO&O                            10/14/94                    59 FR 52087
2nd R&O/1st Order on Recon/FNPRM03/08/96                     61 FR 9361
Correction                      03/22/96                    61 FR 11749
NPRM and Order                  09/05/02                    67 FR 56882


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Peggy Greene, Associate Bureau Chief, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2389
TDD Phone: 202 418-7172
Fax: 202 418-1196

RIN: 3060-AF48
_______________________________________________________________________




3906. CUSTOMER SERVICE STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i) to 154(j); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 552

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 76

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, April 3, 1993.

Abstract: The Commission has adopted customer service standards for 
cable operators nationwide to implement the provisions of the Cable Act 
of 1992. Such standards shall include, at a minimum, cable systems 
office hours, telephone availability, installations,

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outages, service calls, and communication between the cable operator 
and subscriber, including billing and refunds.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/23/92                    57 FR 61038
R&O                             04/19/93                    58 FR 21107


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: John Norton, Deputy Division Chief, Policy Division, 
Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7037
TDD Phone: 202 418-7172
Fax: 202 418-1196
Email: jnorton@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF69
_______________________________________________________________________




3907. FILING OF TELEVISION NETWORK AFFILIATION CONTRACTS (MM DOCKET NO. 
95-40)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303(r)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73.3613(a)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding considers changes to the requirement that 
stations file their network affiliation agreements with the Commission.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/19/95                    60 FR 19564


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Judith Herman, Assistant Chief, Industry Analysis 
Division, Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2163
Fax: 202 418-2053

RIN: 3060-AF80
_______________________________________________________________________




3908. RULES GOVERNING BROADCAST TELEVISION ADVERTISING (MM DOCKET NO. 
95-90)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 301; 47 USC 
303(r); 47 USC 313; 47 USC 314

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73.658(h); 47 CFR 73.658(i)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding considers changes to two rules regulating 
broadcast television advertising. The first advertising rule prohibits 
a broadcast television network from influencing or controlling the 
rates its affiliates set for the sale of their non-network advertising 
time. The second advertising rule prohibits a broadcast television 
network from representing any of its affiliates in the sale of non-
network advertising time.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/05/95                    60 FR 34959


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Judith Herman, Assistant Chief, Industry Analysis 
Division, Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2163
Fax: 202 418-2053

RIN: 3060-AF81
_______________________________________________________________________




3909. CABLE HOME WIRING

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 544(i)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 76

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 6, 1997, the FCC adopted a Report and Order and 
Second Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 97-7360) that amends its 
cable inside wiring rules to enhance competition in the video 
distribution marketplace. The Second FNPRM seeks comment on, among 
other things, whether there are circumstances where the FCC should 
adopt restrictions on exclusive contracts in order to further promote 
competition in the multiple dwelling unit marketplace. A Petition for 
Review was filed in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 8th 
Circuit on November 24, 1997. The FCC has received petitions for 
reconsideration and has requested the 8th Circuit to hold the pending 
court case in abeyance until the Commission takes action on the pending 
petitions. The Court granted the Commission's request.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/17/92                    57 FR 54209
R&O                             03/02/93                    58 FR 11970
NPRM                            02/01/96                     61 FR 3657
First Order on Recon & FNPRM    02/16/96                     61 FR 6210
FNRPM                           09/03/97                    62 FR 46453
R&O and Second FNPRM            11/14/97                    62 FR 60165


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Norton, Deputy Division Chief, Policy Division, 
Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7037
TDD Phone: 202 418-7172
Fax: 202 418-1196
Email: jnorton@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG02
_______________________________________________________________________




3910. CLOSED CAPTIONING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 613

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 79.1; 47 CFR 79.2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FCC adopted regulations to ensure that video programming 
is accessible to persons with hearing disabilities through closed 
captioning. The rules were adopted in August 1997 and modified in 
response to petitions for reconsideration in September 1998. In April 
2000, the FCC adopted rules to ensure the accessibility of televised 
emergency information to persons with hearing disabilities through 
closed captioning or another method of visual presentation.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NOI                             12/15/95                    60 FR 65052
Order                           01/29/96                     61 FR 2781
Order                           03/12/96                     61 FR 9963
Report                          08/14/96                    61 FR 42249
NPRM                            02/03/97                     62 FR 4959
Order                           03/24/97                    62 FR 13853
R&O                             09/16/97                    62 FR 48487
FNRPM                           01/21/98                     63 FR 3070
Order                           10/20/98                    63 FR 55959
Order                           06/23/99                    64 FR 33424
Second R&O                      05/09/00                    65 FR 26757


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Additional Bureau: Consumer Information

Agency Contact: Marcia Glauberman, Deputy Division Chief, Industry 
Analysis Division, Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 
12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7046
TDD Phone: 202 418-7172
Fax: 202 418-1196
Email: mglauber@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG26
_______________________________________________________________________




3911. CABLE ACT REFORM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 522; 47 USC 543; 47 USC 544; 47 USC 
548; 47 USC 552

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 76

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding implements the cable reform section of the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996. It addresses several issues, including 
the cable rate complaint process, effective competition and subscriber 
notifications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Order & NPRM                    04/30/96                    61 FR 19013
Report & Order                  07/02/99                    64 FR 35948
Correction                      08/06/99                    64 FR 42855
Order on Recon                  06/14/02                    67 FR 40870


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: John Norton, Deputy Division Chief, Policy Division, 
Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7037
TDD Phone: 202 418-7172
Fax: 202 418-1196
Email: jnorton@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG27
_______________________________________________________________________




3912. COMPETITIVE AVAILABILITY OF NAVIGATION DEVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 549

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 76

Legal Deadline: None

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. Petitions for reconsideration were resolved in a 
recent order. The Commission also issued a Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling. The Further Notice sought comment as 
to the effectiveness of the Commission's rules for achieving the 
commercial availability of navigation devices. Accompanying the Further 
Notice was a Declaratory Ruling which found that technology licenses 
requiring copy protection measures to be located within a navigation 
host device are consistent with the Commission's navigation devices 
rules. A subsequent Further Notice sought comment on a Memorandum of 
Understanding (MOU) filed by affected industries. The MOU seeks 
Commission action regarding compatibility regarding digital televisions 
and digital cable systems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/05/97                    62 FR 10011
R&O                             07/15/98                    63 FR 38089
Order on Reconsideration        06/02/99                    64 FR 29599
FNPRM & Declaratory Ruling      09/28/00                    65 FR 58255
FNPRM                           01/16/03                     68 FR 2278


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Susan Mort, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1043
Fax: 202 418-1069
Email: smort@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG28
_______________________________________________________________________




3913. MINOR MODIFICATIONS OF BROADCAST LICENSES WITHOUT PRIOR 
CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (MM DOCKET NO. 96-58)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 155(c)(1); 47 USC 302; 47 USC 
303

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding will implement the Commission's new authority 
to eliminate the present requirement for a construction permit for a 
broadcast station in certain instances where the changed facilities 
would not have an adverse impact on other broadcast facilities. In 
these instances, licensees or permittees will be able to initiate the 
change without prior authority and file a license application to cover 
the change afterwards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/08/96                    61 FR 15439
R&O                             09/30/97                    62 FR 51052


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dale Bickel, Engineer, Federal Communications 
Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2700
Email: dbickel@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG30

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3914. POLE ATTACHMENT PROVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 224; 
47 USC 303; 47 USC 403

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1.1401 to 1.1418

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 8, 1998.

Abstract: The Commission established rules relating to pole 
attachments. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 required that within 
two years the Commission prescribe regulations governing the charges 
for pole attachments for telecommunications attachers. These 
regulations are to be used by cable operators and telecommunications 
carriers to provide telecommunications services when the utility and 
attaching entity parties fail to resolve a dispute over such charges. 
The Report and Order released in 1998 prescribed regulations to govern 
these charges.
In April 2000, the Commission released a Report and Order addressing 
issues related to the formula used to calculate just and reasonable 
rates that utilities charge for pole attachments. Petitions for 
reconsideration of both the 1998 and 2000 orders were resolved by Order 
released in May 2001.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/18/97                    62 FR 43963
R&O                             03/12/98                    63 FR 12013
R&O                             05/17/00                    65 FR 31270
Erratum                         05/31/00                    65 FR 34820
Reconsideration Order           06/29/01                    66 FR 34569


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Thomas Horan, Senior Legal Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2486
TDD Phone: 202 418-7172
Fax: 202 418-1069
Email: thoran@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG71
_______________________________________________________________________




3915. REVIEW OF TECHNICAL RULES IN PARTS 73 AND 74 (MM DOCKET NO. 98-93)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 307; 47 USC 319

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73; 47 CFR 74

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Second Report and Order in this radio technical 
streamlining proceeding continues the Commission's efforts to make the 
broadcast application process simpler, faster, and more efficient. In 
the Second Report and Order, the Commission amended the separation 
requirements for short-spaced FM stations, section 73.215(e), to afford 
second- and third-adjacent channel stations minimum relief of six 
kilometers from the full spacing requirements of section 73.207. The 
order also expands the types of facility changes covered by expedited 
one-step licensing procedures and provides additional technical 
flexibility to FM stations licensed to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin 
Islands. The order also relaxes noncommercial educational FM second 
adjacent channel standard and establishes a noncommercial educational 
FM community coverage standard. Finally, the item creates a new 
commercial FM class, class C-zero, and a mechanism to reclassify class 
C stations that do not meet the new class minimum antenna height where 
there is a competing demand for spectrum.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/22/98                    63 FR 33892
Report & Order                  04/21/99                    64 FR 19498
Second Report & Order           12/20/00                    65 FR 79773


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peter Doyle, Chief, Audio Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2700
Email: pdoyle@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG81
_______________________________________________________________________




3916. DIGITAL MUST CARRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 534

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 76

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 614(b)(4)(B) of the Communications Act requires that, 
at the time the Commission prescribes standards for advanced 
television, it should ``initiate a proceeding to establish any changes 
in the signal carriage requirements of cable television systems 
necessary to ensure cable carriage of those broadcast signals of local 
commercial television stations which have been changed to conform with 
such modified standards.'' In August of 1998, the FCC issued a Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comments on the requirements of that 
section. In June 2000, based on responses to the Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking, the Commission clarified that DTV-only television stations, 
in the context of auctioning analog channels 59-69, will ultimately 
have must carry rights. In January of 2001, the Commission issued a 
First Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
resolving a number of technical and legal issues, including 
clarification that digital-only TV stations are entitled to mandatory 
carriage.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/07/98                    63 FR 42330
MO&O and FNPRM                  07/12/00                    65 FR 42879
FNPRM                           03/26/01                    66 FR 16523
First R&O                       03/26/01                    66 FR 16533


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Eloise Gore, Assistant Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7200
TDD Phone: 202 418-7172
Fax: 202 418-1069

RIN: 3060-AG91

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3917. HORIZONTAL OWNERSHIP LIMITS

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 533

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 76

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 613 of the Communications Act requires the Commission 
to ``prescribe rules and regulations establishing reasonable limits on 
the number of cable subscribers a person is authorized to reach through 
cable systems owned by such person, or in which such person has an 
attributable interest.'' On October 8, 1999, the Commission issued a 
Third Report and Order, FCC 99-289, in this matter. The Commission 
revised the horizontal ownership rules as follows: (1) all multichannel 
video subscribers will be counted when calculating the 30 percent 
ownership limit; (2) actual subscriber numbers, rather than potential 
subscriber numbers, will be used for calculating an owner's share; and 
(3) the minority exception which allowed a 35 percent ownership limit 
for minority-owned entities under certain circumstances was eliminated. 
On March 2, 2001, the District of Columbia Circuit Court reversed and 
remanded the cable horizontal and vertical limits. (Time Warner 
Entertainment Co. v. FCC, 240 F.3d 1126 (DC cir.2001)). Pursuant to the 
court's remand, the Commission is soliciting comment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Second MO&O on Recon and FNPRM  07/14/98                    63 FR 37790
Third R&O                       12/01/99                    64 FR 67198
Order on Recon                  03/08/00                    65 FR 12135
MO&O                            06/08/00                    65 FR 36382
FNPRM                           10/11/01                    66 FR 51905


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Royce Sherlock, Chief, Industry Analysis Div., Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7030
Fax: 202 418-1196
Email: rsherlock@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH09
_______________________________________________________________________




3918. APPLICATION OF NETWORK NONDUPLICATION, SYNDICATED EXCLUSIVITY, AND 
SPORTS BLACKOUT RULES TO SATELLITE RETRANSMISSION -- SHVIA

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 339

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73; 47 CFR 76

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The FCC proposed rules on its implementation of certain 
aspects of the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 1999. In 
October of 2000, the FCC issued an order adopting rules that apply the 
current cable rules for network non-duplication, syndicated program 
exclusivity and sports blackout to satellite carriers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/02/00                     65 FR 4927
Report and Order                11/14/00                    65 FR 68082
R&O and Order on Recon          11/14/02                    67 FR 68944


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Eloise Gore, Assistant Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7200
TDD Phone: 202 418-7172
Fax: 202 418-1069

RIN: 3060-AH35
_______________________________________________________________________




3919. RETRANSMISSION CONSENT ISSUES -- SHVIA

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 325

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 76.64(m); 47 CFR 76.65

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 1999 (SHVIA) 
requires broadcasters, until the year 2006, to negotiate in good faith 
with satellite carriers and other multichannel video programming 
distributors (MVPDs) with respect to their transmission of the 
broadcasters' signals, and prohibits broadcasters from entering into 
exclusive retransmission agreements.
The First Report and Order (Order) determined that the statute does not 
intend to subject retransmission consent negotiation to detailed 
substantive oversight by the Commission. Instead, the Order concludes 
that Congress intended that the Commission follow established 
precedent, particularly in the field of labor law, in implementing the 
good faith retransmission consent negotiation requirement. Consistent 
with this conclusion, the Order adopts a two-part test for good faith. 
The first part of the test consists of a brief, objective list of 
negotiation standards. The second part of the good faith test is based 
on a totality of the circumstances standard. Under this standard, an 
MVPD may present facts to the Commission which, even though they do not 
allege a violation of the specific standards enumerated above, given 
the totality of the circumstances constitute a failure to negotiate in 
good faith. The Commission's rules regarding the good faith negotiation 
requirement sunset on January 1, 2006. An MVPD believing itself to be 
aggrieved may file a complaint with the Commission.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/29/99                    64 FR 72985
First R&O                       03/23/00                    65 FR 23805
Order on Recon                  09/19/01                    66 FR 48219


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Steven Broeckaert, Deputy Division Chief, Policy 
Division, Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7200
TDD Phone: 202 418-7172
Fax: 202 418-1069
Email: sbroecka@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH36

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3920. DIGITAL AUDIO BROADCASTING SYSTEMS (MM DOCKET NO. 99-325)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The rulemaking proceeding was initiated to foster the 
development and implementation of terrestrial digital audio 
broadcasting (DAB). The transition to DAB promises the benefits that 
have generally accompanied digitalization - better audio fidelity, more 
robust transmission systems, and the possibility of new auxiliary 
services. In the First Report and Order, the Commission selected in-
band, on-channel as the technology that will permit AM and FM radio 
broadcasters to introduce digital operations. Consideration of formal 
standard-setting procedures and related broadcasting licensing and 
service rule changes will be addressed in a future Order.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/09/99                    64 FR 61054
First R&O                       12/23/02                    67 FR 78193


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peter Doyle, Chief, Audio Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2700
Email: pdoyle@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH40
_______________________________________________________________________




3921. SATELLITE BROADCASTING SIGNAL CARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 338; 47 USC 534; 47 USC 535

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 76

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 29, 2000.

Abstract: The Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 1999 (SHVIA) 
requires satellite carriers, by January 1, 2002, to carry upon request 
all local broadcast stations' signals. These signals must be carried in 
all local markets in which the satellite carriers carry at least one 
broadcast station signal, assuming this signal is licensed pursuant to 
section 122 of the Copyright Act. The SHVIA requires the Commission to 
issue rules implementing the Act's mandatory carriage requirements 
within one year of the SHVIA's enactment. On November 29, 2000, the 
Commission adopted a Report and Order that places satellite carriers on 
equal footing with cable operators with respect to the availability of 
programming. The applicable statutory provisions are found in section 
1008 of the SHVIA and codified at section 338 of the Communications 
Act. The Commission implementing satellite broadcast signal carriage 
rule is 47 CFR 76.66.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/30/00                    65 FR 40564
NPRM Comment Period End         08/04/00
Report and Order                01/23/01                     66 FR 7410
Announcement of Effective Date  06/29/01                    66 FR 34582
Order on Reconsideration        09/26/01                    66 FR 49124


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ben Bartolome, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2394
TDD Phone: 202 418-7172
Fax: 202 418-1069
Email: bbartolo@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH45
_______________________________________________________________________




3922. ANCILLARY OR SUPPLEMENTAL USE OF DTV CAPACITY BY NON-COMMERCIAL 
LICENSEES (MM DOCKET NO. 98-203)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 4(i); 47 USC 4(j); 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 307; 
47 USC 309; 47 USC 336

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Report and Order amends the Commission's rules to require 
that noncommercial educational (NCE) television licensees primarily 
provide a nonprofit, noncommercial educational service over their 
entire digital bitstream, including ancillary or supplementary service; 
and apply to them the same program to assess and collect fees as that 
established for commercial DTV licensees' use of DTV capacity for the 
provision of ancillary or supplementary services. This Report and Order 
also determines that the Communications Act of 1934 prohibition against 
the provision of advertising by NCE licensees does not apply to 
nonbroadcast services, such as subscription services provided on their 
DTV channels. The intended effect of these actions is to clarify the 
manner in which NCE licensees may use their excess DTV capacity for 
remunerative purposes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/14/98                    63 FR 68722
R&O                             11/26/01                    66 FR 58973


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Jane Gross, Senior Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2130
Fax: 202 418-2053

RIN: 3060-AH53
_______________________________________________________________________




3923. PERIODIC REVIEW OF RULES AND POLICIES AFFECTING THE CONVERSION TO 
DTV

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 4(i); 47 USC 4(j); 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 307; 
47 USC 309; 47 USC 336

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: None

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

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conversion of the nation's broadcast television system from analog to 
digital television. The Memorandum Opinion and Order on Reconsideration 
revised a number of the determinations the Commission made in the R&O, 
affirms other decisions, and provides clarification of certain rules 
and policies. The Commission also modifies the minimum hours of 
operation of certain DTV stations and establishes guidelines for 
television stations that may seek an extension of the May 1, 2002, and 
May 1, 2003, deadlines for construction of DTV facilities. The 2nd 
Report & 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. The latest NPRM 
commenced the Commission's second periodic review of the progress of 
the digital television conversion.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/23/00                    65 FR 15600
Report & Order                  02/13/01                     66 FR 9973
MO&O                            12/18/01                    66 FR 65122
3rd MO&O and Order on Recon     10/02/02                    67 FR 61816
2nd R&O and 2nd MO&O            10/11/02                    67 FR 63290
NPRM                            02/18/03                     68 FR 7737


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Gordon Godfrey, Electronics Engineer, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2193
Fax: 202 418-2053
Email: ggodfrey@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH54
_______________________________________________________________________




3924. DIRECT BROADCAST PUBLIC INTEREST OBLIGATIONS; MM DOCKET NO. 93-25

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 335

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 25; 47 CFR 100

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission adopted rules in 1998 that implement section 
25 of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 
1992, as codified at section 335 of the Communications Act of 1934. 
Section 335 directs the Commission to impose certain public interest 
obligations on direct broadcast satellite providers. Several petitions 
for reconsideration are pending.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/08/93                    58 FR 12917
Report and Order                02/08/99                    64 FR 52399


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Rosalee Chiara, Staff Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0754
Email: rchiara@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH59
_______________________________________________________________________




3925. CHILDREN'S TV, OBLIGATIONS OF DIGITAL TV BROADCASTERS (MM DOCKET 
NO. 00-167)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 307; 47 USC 336(d)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73.670; 47 CFR 73.671; 47 CFR 73.673

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This item seeks comment on a range of issues related to 
application of our existing children's programming rules to digital 
broadcasting. The NPRM focuses primarily on two areas: the obligation 
of commercial television broadcast licensees to provide educational and 
informational programming for children and the requirement that 
television broadcast licensees limit the amount of advertising in 
children's programs.
In addition, this document seeks comment on how to address the issue of 
the airing, in programs viewed by children, promotions that may be 
inappropriate for children to watch. Although this document seeks 
comment largely on challenges unique to the digital area, it also 
discusses several issues that apply equally to analog and digital 
broadcasting.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/08/00                    65 FR 66951


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kim Matthews, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2130
Fax: 202 418-2053

RIN: 3060-AH68
_______________________________________________________________________




3926. EXTENSION OF FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN'S TV PROGRAMMING 
REPORT (MM DOCKET NO. 00-44)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 308

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73.3526

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document seeks comment on the tentative conclusion that 
broadcasters who maintain Internet websites should be required to post 
their completed quarterly Children's Television Programming Reports 
(FCC Form 398) on these sites. The FCC Form 398 is required to be filed 
by commercial television broadcast stations each quarter. This form is 
used to provide information on the efforts of commercial television 
stations to provide children's educational and informational programs 
aired to meet its obligation under the Children's Television Act of 
1990. Although the Children's Television Programming Reports are 
available in a central location on the FCC's website, members of the 
public may look first to their local broadcast station for information 
about programming at the station, making station website posting 
useful.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/04/00                    65 FR 25895
R&O                             11/09/00                    65 FR 67283
Further NPRM                    11/09/00                    65 FR 67331


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kim Matthews, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2130
Fax: 202 418-2053

RIN: 3060-AH69
_______________________________________________________________________




3927. RADIO MARKET DEFINITIONS (MM DOCKET NO. 00-244)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 202(h); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 307

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73.3555

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This FNPRM proposes changes to local ownership rules and 
policies concerning multiple ownership of radio broadcasting stations. 
The Commission examines the effect our current rules have had on the 
public and seeks comments to better serve our communities. This action 
is also intended to consider possible changes to our current local 
market radio ownership rules and policies in accordance with the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996. Because of the similarity of the issues 
presented in the Multiple Ownership of Radio Broadcast Stations in 
Local Markets to those in the Matter of Definition of Radio Market, the 
two actions were, in effect, consolidated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/28/00                    65 FR 82305
FNPRM                           12/11/01                    66 FR 63997


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Roger Holberg, Assistant Chief, Industry Analysis 
Division, Federal Communications Commission, Mass Media Bureau, 445 
12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2134
Fax: 202 418-2053
Email: rholberg@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH70
_______________________________________________________________________




3928. ENHANCED AND STANDARDIZED DISCLOSURE (MM DOCKET NO. 00-168)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 307; 47 USC 309; 47 
USC 336

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73.3526

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This item concerns rules and policies on how commercial 
television broadcast station licensees provide public interest 
information to the public. This document proposes amendments to the 
public inspection file rules that would standardize the format used for 
providing public interest information to the public and make 
information contained in public inspection files available on the 
Internet. The intended effect of this action is to propose rules that 
would make information regarding how television broadcast stations meet 
their fundamental public interest obligation to serve the needs and 
interests of their communities of license easier to understand or more 
accessible to the public.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/19/00                    65 FR 62683


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Eric Bash, Federal Communications Commission, Media 
Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2130
Email: ebash@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH71
_______________________________________________________________________




3929. EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT PROHIBITION OF THE PROGRAM ACCESS RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 548

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 76.1002

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, October 5, 2002.

Abstract: Section 628(c)(2)(D) of the Communications Act generally 
prohibits, in areas served by a cable operator, exclusive contracts for 
satellite cable programming between vertically integrated programming 
vendors and cable operators. Pursuant to section 628(c)(5), the 
prohibition on exclusive programming contracts contained in section 
628(c)(2)(D) will cease to be effective on October 5, 2002, unless the 
FCC conducts a proceeding and finds that such prohibition continues to 
be necessary to preserve and protect competition and diversity in the 
distribution of video programming. In October 2001, the FCC issued an 
NPRM to initiate a proceeding in order to make that determination. In 
June 2002, the Commission issued an order extending the prohibition on 
exclusive contracts to October 5, 2007.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/31/01                    66 FR 54972
R&O                             07/30/02                    67 FR 49247


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Karen Kosar, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7200
Fax: 202 418-1069
Email: kkosar@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH91
_______________________________________________________________________




3930. REVISION OF EEO RULES AND POLICIES; MM DOCKET NO. 98-204

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 257; 47 USC 301; 47 USC 
303; 47 USC 307; 47 USC 308; 47 USC 309; 47 USC 334; 47 USC 403; 47 USC 
554

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73.2080; 47 CFR 76.73; 47 CFR 76.75; 47 CFR 76.79; 
47 CFR 76.1702

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FCC authority to govern Equal Employment Opportunity 
(``EEO'') responsibilities of cable television operators was codified 
in the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984. This authority was 
extended to television broadcast licensees and other multi-channel 
video programming

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distributors in the Cable and Television Consumer Protection Act of 
1992. In the Second Report and Order, the FCC adopted new EEO rules and 
policies. This action was in response to a decision of the U.S. Court 
of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that found prior EEO 
rules unconstitutional. The Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
requests comment as to the applicability of the EEO rules to part-time 
employees.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/14/02                     67 FR 1704
2nd R&O and 3rd NPRM            01/17/03                      68 FR 670


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Roy Boyce, Federal Communications Commission, Media 
Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1450
Email: rboyce@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH95
_______________________________________________________________________




3931. REEXAMINATION OF COMPARATIVE STANDARDS FOR NONCOMMERCIAL 
EDUCATIONAL APPLICANTS; MM DOCKET NO. 95-31

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 152(a); 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303; 
47 USC 307; 47 USC 309

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This FNPRM solicits additional comments on how the Commission 
should allocate and license ``non-reserved'' spectrum (i.e., spectrum 
that has not been set aside for exclusive use by noncommercial 
educational broadcast stations) in which both commercial and 
noncommercial entities have an interest. This FNPRM was issued in 
response to a court decision in National Public Radio vs. FCC.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

FNPRM                           03/05/02                     67 FR 9945


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Eric Bash, Federal Communications Commission, Media 
Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2130
Email: ebash@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH96
_______________________________________________________________________




3932. CROSS OWNERSHIP OF BROADCAST STATIONS AND NEWSPAPERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 152(a); 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303, 
307, 309,310

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This NPRM initiates a proceeding to seek comment on whether 
and to what extent it should revise the newspaper/broadcast cross-
ownership rule, which prohibits common ownership of a broadcast station 
and a newspaper in the same geographic area. The local multimedia 
marketplace in which broadcast stations and newspapers operate has 
changed significantly since the Commission adopted the rule in 1975. 
This proceeding seeks comment on the relevance of these changes to the 
newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/05/01                    66 FR 50991


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mania K. Baghdadi, Deputy Division Chief, Industry 
Analysis Division, Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 
12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2130
Email: mbaghda@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH97
_______________________________________________________________________




3933. [bull] BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW OF THE COMMISSION'S BROADCAST 
OWNERSHIP RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 307; 47 USC 308; 47 USC 309(a); 47 USC 310(d); 
PL 104.104, 202(h)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 73.355(e); 47 CFR 73.355(b); 47 CFR 73.355(a); 47 
CFR 73.355(c); 47 CFR 73,3555(d); ...

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Telecommunications Act of 1996 directs the Commission to 
re-examine its broadcast ownership rules every two years and repeal or 
modify any regulation it determines to be no longer in the public 
interest. The NPRM initiated this review.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/28/02                    67 FR 65751


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Royce Sherlock, Chief, Industry Analysis Div., Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7030
Fax: 202 418-1196
Email: rsherlock@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI07

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions


Office of Managing Director



_______________________________________________________________________




3934. ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF REGULATORY FEES FOR FY 2002

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 159

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1.1151 et seq

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (Adopted Date)             04/10/02                    67 FR 17325
R&O                             07/12/02                    67 FR 46297


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Terry Johnson, Senior Program Analyst/Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of Managing Director, 445 12th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0445
Fax: 202 418-2826
Email: tjohnson@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH85
_______________________________________________________________________


Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions


Wireless Telecommunications Bureau



_______________________________________________________________________




3935. AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES CONCERNING MARITIME 
COMMUNICATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Amendment of the Maritime Radio Service Rules to encourage 
growth and improve the regulatory structure in VHF maritime 
communications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NOI/NPRM                        11/05/92                    57 FR 57717
First R&O                       04/26/95                    60 FR 34198
FNPRM                           04/26/95                    60 FR 35507
Second FNPRM                    06/17/97                    62 FR 37533
Second R&O                      06/17/97                    62 FR 40281
Third R&O and MO&O              07/06/98                    63 FR 40059
MO&O                            04/26/99                    64 FR 26885
Third NPRM                      12/08/00                    65 FR 76966
Fourth R&O                      12/13/00                    65 FR 77821
Fourth NPRM                     02/04/02                     67 FR 5080
2nd MO&O and 5th R&O            07/25/02                    67 FR 48560


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: PR Docket No. 92-257.

Agency Contact: Keith Fickner, Federal Communications Commission, 
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, 
DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0680
Email: kfickner@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF14
_______________________________________________________________________




3936. RESALE AND ROAMING OBLIGATIONS PERTAINING TO COMMERCIAL MOBILE 
RADIO SERVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: PL 103-66, sec 6002, Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act 
of 1993

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 20; 47 CFR 22

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On an interim basis, the First Report and Order extends to 
broadband PCS and covered SMR providers the cellular rule that 
prohibits restricting resale of communications services. The new rules 
sunset five years after the last group of initial licensees for 
currently allocated broadband PCS spectrum is awarded. The rules also 
eliminate all exceptions to the rule that allowed cellular licensees to 
restrict resale by competing with fully operational cellular licensees 
in the same geographic market. The Commission successfully adopted a 
Second Report and Order and Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in this 
proceeding. The Second Report and Order extends the Commission's 
cellular rules on manual roaming by any individual whose handset is 
capable of accessing the network of a cellular, broadband PCS, or 
covered SMR provider. The Third NPRM, among other things, sought 
comment on whether the Commission should adopt rules requiring 
cellular, broadband PCS, and covered SMR providers to provide automatic 
roaming in their coverage areas, and whether both automatic and manual 
roaming requirements should sunset five years after the initial grant 
of PCS licenses. The Third MO&O generally affirmed the Commission's 
earlier decision to extend the cellular resale rule to include certain 
PCS and SMR providers and to sunset the rule until November 24, 2002. 
However, it modified the prior decision by removing customer premise 
equipment (CPE) and CPE in bundled packages from the scope of the 
resale rule, by revising the scope of the resale rule to exclude all C, 
D, E, and F block PCS licensees that do not own and control and are not 
controlled by cellular or A or B block licensees, and by exempting from 
the rule all SMR and other CMRS providers that do not utilize in-
network switching facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/13/94                    59 FR 35664
NOI                             07/13/94                    59 FR 35664
NPRM Comment Period End         09/29/94
NPRM                            04/04/95                    60 FR 20949
NPRM Comment Period End         07/14/95
First R&O                       07/12/96                    61 FR 38399
Second R&O and Third NPRM       08/15/96                    61 FR 44026
MO&O and O on Recon             11/09/99                    64 FR 61022


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Jane Phillips, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless

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Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1310

RIN: 3060-AF58
_______________________________________________________________________




3937. IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 309(J) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT, 
COMPETITIVE BIDDING; NARROWBAND PCS COMPETITIVE BIDDING RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 309(j)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 24

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Report and Order and FNPRM to modify the competitive bidding 
rules for participation by designated entities in narrowband PCS.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Third MO&O                      08/16/94                    59 FR 44058
R&O                             04/23/97                    62 FR 27507
FNPRM                           04/23/97                    62 FR 27569
Second R&O                      06/06/00                    65 FR 35843
Second FNPRM                    06/06/00                    65 FR 35875
Third R&O and Order on 
Reconsideration                 06/04/01                    66 FR 29911


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: GEN Docket No. 90-314; ET Docket No. 92-100; PP 
Docket No. 93-253

Agency Contact: Paul D'Ari, Chief, Policy and Rules Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7240
Fax: 202 418-7447
Email: pdari@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF99
_______________________________________________________________________




3938. IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 309(J) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT, 
COMPETITIVE BIDDING; 218-219 MHZ COMPETITIVE BIDDING RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 309(j)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 95

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Tenth Report and Order modifies the competitive bidding rules 
for the upcoming auction of 218-219 MHz: (1) eliminates bidding credits 
available to women- and minority-owned 218-219 MHz applicants; (2) 
extends two levels of bidding credits to small businesses based on a 
two-tiered small business definition; (3) clarifies the attribution 
rules for affiliates of 218-219 MHz applicants; and (4) increases the 
amount of the upfront payments required to participate in the 218-219 
MHz auction.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

R&O                             04/25/94                    59 FR 24947
FNPRM                           08/06/96                    61 FR 49103
R&O                             11/15/96                    61 FR 60198
FNPRM                           09/30/98                    63 FR 52215
MO&O                            10/08/98                    63 FR 54073
R&O and MO&O                    11/03/99                    64 FR 59656
Order on Reconsideration        12/29/99                    64 FR 72956
Second Order on Reconsideration 02/07/01                     66 FR 9212
3rd O on Recon of R&O and MO&O  06/24/02                    67 FR 42507


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 98-169

Agency Contact: Andrea Kelly, Federal Communications Commission, 
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, 
DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0660
Fax: 202 418-0890

RIN: 3060-AG00
_______________________________________________________________________




3939. 39 GHZ CHANNEL PLAN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 524

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1; 47 CFR 2; 47 CFR 101

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding amends the FCC's rules to facilitate more 
effective use of the 39 GHz band.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/26/96                     61 FR 2465
NPRM Comment Period End         02/12/96
Order                           02/22/96                     61 FR 6809
Reply Comments                  02/27/96
Order                           05/01/96                    61 FR 19236
Second NPRM                     01/21/98                     63 FR 3075
R&O                             02/06/98                     63 FR 6079
MO&O                            08/23/99                    64 FR 45891


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: ET Docket No. 95-183, RM-8553; PP Docket No. 
93-253

Agency Contact: Ken Burnley, Staff Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0664
Email: kburnley@fcc.gov

Jennifer Burton, Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7581

RIN: 3060-AG16
_______________________________________________________________________




3940. IMPLEMENTATION OF 309(J) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT, AMENDMENT OF 
PARTS 20 AND 24 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES -- BROADBAND PCS COMPETITIVE 
BIDDING AND THE COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICE SPECTRUM CAP

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 301; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303(r); 
47 USC 309(j); 47 USC 332

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 24

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NPRM to modify the competitive bidding rules for the 
Broadband PCS F Block. Report and Order, adopted 6/21/96, modified the 
PCS/cellular rule and the cellular spectrum cap.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

O on Recon of Fifth MO&O and D, 
E, & F R&O                      11/15/00                    65 FR 68927


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: PP Docket No. 93-253

Agency Contact: Audrey Bashkin, Staff Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7535
Email: abashkin@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG21
_______________________________________________________________________




3941. REVISION OF THE RULES TO ENSURE COMPATIBILITY WITH ENHANCED 911 
EMERGENCY CALLING SYSTEMS

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 134(i); 47 USC 151; 47 USC 201; 47 USC 208; 47 
USC 215; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 309

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 20

Legal Deadline: None

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:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

R&O                             07/26/96                    61 FR 40348
FNPRM                           07/26/96                    61 FR 40374
MO&O                            01/16/98                     63 FR 2631
Second Report & Order           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 Report & Order, Third 
NPRM, and NPRM                  09/19/00                    65 FR 56752
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


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: CC Docket No. 94-102; CC Docket No. 96-115; CC 
Docket No. 92-105; WT Docket No. 00-110

Agency Contact: Dan Grosh, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1310
Fax: 202 418-8188
Email: dgrosh@fcc.gov

Patrick Forster, Engineer, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7061
Email: pforster@fcc.gov

Jennifer Salhus, Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2823
Email: jsalhus@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG34
_______________________________________________________________________




3942. IN THE MATTER OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT 
ACT

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 229; 47 USC 1001 to 1008

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

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:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/10/97                    62 FR 63302
Order                           01/13/98                     63 FR 1943
FNPRM                           11/16/98                    63 FR 63639
Report & Order                  01/29/99                    64 FR 51462
Order                           03/29/99                    64 FR 14834
Second Report & Order           09/23/99                    64 FR 51462
Third Report & Order            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


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: CC Docket No. 97-213

Agency Contact: John Spencer, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1310
Email: jspencer@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG74
_______________________________________________________________________




3943. DEVELOPMENT OF OPERATIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND SPECTRUM REQUIREMENTS 
FOR PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 160; 47 USC 201; 47 USC 
202; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 337(a); 47 USC 403

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 90

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This item takes steps toward developing a flexible regulatory 
framework to meet vital current and future public safety communications 
needs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/09/97                    62 FR 60199
Second NPRM                     11/07/97                    62 FR 60199
First R&O                       08/06/98                    63 FR 58645
Third NPRM                      08/06/98                    63 FR 58685
MO&O                            04/26/99                    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 R&O                       11/07/00                    65 FR 66644
Third MO&O                      11/07/00                    65 FR 66644
Fourth R&O                      02/16/01                    66 FR 10632
Fifth NPRM                      02/16/01                    66 FR 10660
MO&O                            09/27/02                    67 FR 61002
NPRM                            11/08/02                    67 FR 68079
R&O                             12/12/02                    67 FR 76697


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

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Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 96-86

Agency Contact: Michael Connelly, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0132
Email: mconnell@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG85
_______________________________________________________________________




3944. MULTIPLE ACCESS SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 101

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding amended the FCC's rules regarding multiple 
address systems (MAS) in the microwave service. It streamlined 
regulations and established a framework for MAS spectrum that provides 
opportunities for continued development of competitive service 
offerings by allowing a variety of services.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/19/97                    62 FR 11407
Order                           09/17/98                    63 FR 53350
FNPRM                           05/18/99                    64 FR 38617
R&O                             04/03/00                    65 FR 17445
MO&O                            07/03/01                    66 FR 35107


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 97-81

Agency Contact: Shellie Blakeney, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0680
Email: sblakene@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG86
_______________________________________________________________________




3945. AMENDMENT OF PART I OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES -- COMPETITIVE 
BIDDING PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 202; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 
309(j)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1; 47 CFR 21; 47 CFR 24; 47 CFR 27; 47 CFR 90; 47 
CFR 95

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding proposes to amend and modify the competitive 
bidding rules for all auctionable services.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/21/97                    62 FR 13570
NPRM Comment Period End         04/16/97
Second FNPRM                    01/07/98                      63 FR 770
Third R&O                       01/15/98                     63 FR 2315
Fifth R&O, Order on Recon       08/29/00                    65 FR 52323
Fourth FNPRM                    08/29/00                    65 FR 52401
Seventh R&O                     10/29/01                    66 FR 54447
8th R&O                         04/08/02                    67 FR 16647


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 97-82

Agency Contact: Regina Martin, Staff Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0792
Fax: 202 418-0890
Email: rmartin@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG87
_______________________________________________________________________




3946. AMENDMENT OF PART 90 OF THE RULES TO ADOPT REGULATIONS FOR 
AUTOMATIC VEHICLE MONITORING SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 251; 47 USC 252; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 
309; 47 USC 332

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1; 47 CFR 90

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This Second Report and Order adopts rules and procedures 
governing competitive bidding for multilateration Location and 
Monitoring Service (LMS) frequencies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/06/97                    62 FR 52078
NPRM Comment Period End         11/20/97
Second R&O                      07/30/98                    63 FR 40659


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: The NPRM sought comment on the LMS auction 
following the general competitive bidding procedures of part 1, subpart 
Q; the establishment of a small business definition for LMS; whether 
small business provisions are sufficient to promote participation by 
businesses owned by minorities, women or rural telephone companies; 
partitioning and disaggregation.
PR Docket No. 93-61

Agency Contact: Ken Burnley, Staff Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0664
Email: kburnley@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH12
_______________________________________________________________________




3947. SERVICE RULES FOR THE 746-764 AND 776-794 MHZ BANDS, AND REVISIONS 
TO PART 27 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES

Priority: Economically Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 1; 47 USC 4(i); 47 USC 7; 47 USC 10; 47 USC 
201; 47 USC 202; 47 USC 208; 47 USC 214; 47 USC 301; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 
307; 47 USC 308; 47 USC 309(j); 47 USC 309(k); 47 USC 310; 47 USC 311; 
47 USC 315; 47 USC 317; 47 USC 324; 47 USC 331; 47 USC 332; 47 USC 336

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Report and Order in this proceeding adopts service rules 
for licensing and auction of commercial services in spectrum in the 700 
MHz

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band to be vacated by UHF television licensees.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/07/99                    64 FR 36686
R&O                             01/20/00                     65 FR 3139
Second R&O                      04/04/00                    65 FR 17594
MO&O and FNPRM                  07/12/00                    65 FR 42879
Second MO&O                     02/06/01                     66 FR 9035
Third R&O                       02/14/01                    66 FR 10204
Second MO&O                     02/15/01                    66 FR 10374
Order on Recon of Third R&O     10/10/01                    66 FR 51594
3rd MO&O and Order              07/30/02                    67 FR 49244


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 99-168; CS Docket No. 98-120; MM 
Docket No. 00-39

Agency Contact: William Huber, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, S.W., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2109
Fax: 202 418-0890
Email: whuber@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH32
_______________________________________________________________________




3948. IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTIONS 309(J) AND 337 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS 
ACT OF 1934 AS AMENDED

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 309(j)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1; 47 CFR 22; 47 CFR 24; 47 CFR 26; 47 CFR 27; 47 
CFR 73; 47 CFR 74; 47 CFR 80; 47 CFR 87

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This NPRM commences a proceeding to implement 309(j) and 337 
of the Communications Act, as amended by the Balanced Budget Act of 
1997, which was signed into law on 8/5/97. This notice seeks comment on 
changes to the Commission's rules and policies to implement the revised 
auction authority.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/03/99                    64 FR 23571
R&O                             01/02/01                       66 FR 33
MO&O                            05/16/02                    67 FR 34848


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 99-87

Agency Contact: Karen Franklin, Public Safety and Private Wireless 
Division, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7706
Fax: 202 418-1186

RIN: 3060-AH33
_______________________________________________________________________




3949. 1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- SPECTRUM AGGREGATION LIMITS FOR 
WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 161; 47 USC 332

CFR Citation: 20 CFR 20; 22 CFR 942

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission has adopted a final rule in a proceeding 
examining the need for Commercial Mobile Radio Services spectrum 
aggregation limits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/10/98                    63 FR 70727
R&O                             10/07/99                    64 FR 54564
MO&O on Recon                   11/08/00


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 98-205

Agency Contact: Paul Murray, Staff Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0688
Fax: 202 418-7447
Email: pmurray@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH34
_______________________________________________________________________




3950. AMENDMENT TO PARTS 1, 2, 87 AND 101 OF THE RULES TO LICENSE FIXED 
SERVICES AT 24 GHZ

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 309(j)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1; 47 CFR 2; 47 CFR 101

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking proposes licensing and service rules to 
govern the 24 GHz band generally.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/20/99                    64 FR 71088
R&O                             08/05/00                    65 FR 59350
Order                           06/01/01                    66 FR 29722


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 99-327

Agency Contact: Nese Guendelsberger, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0634
Fax: 202 418-1186
Email: nguendel@fcc.gov

Nancy Zaczek, Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0680
Email: nzaczek@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH41
_______________________________________________________________________




3951. PART 101 -- TERRESTRIAL MICROWAVE FIXED RADIO SERVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 101

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Proceeding to streamline the Commission's rules, expedite

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processing of authorizations for terrestrial microwave fixed radio 
services and clarify rules concerning the terrestrial microwave fixed 
radio services.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/11/95                     60 FR 2722
R&O                             05/28/96                    61 FR 26670
Order                           03/05/98                    63 FR 10778
Final Action Correction         03/24/98                    63 FR 14039
NPRM                            06/20/00                    65 FR 38333
MO&O                            06/20/00                    65 FR 38324
R&O                             01/31/03                     68 FR 4953


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 94-148 (closed); WT Docket No. 
00-19

Agency Contact: Michael Pollak, Electronics Engineer, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0680
Email: mpollak@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH42
_______________________________________________________________________




3952. AMENDMENT OF PARTS 13 AND 80 GOVERNING MARITIME COMMUNICATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 13; 47 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

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:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/24/00                    65 FR 21694
NPRM                            08/17/00                    65 FR 50173
NPRM                            05/17/02                    67 FR 35086


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 00-48

Agency Contact: Jeff Tobias, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0680
Email: jtobias@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH55
_______________________________________________________________________




3953. AMENDMENT OF THE RULES REGARDING INSTALLMENT PAYMENT FINANCING FOR 
PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES LICENSEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 301 to 303; 47 USC 309; 47 USC 332

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1; 47 CFR 24

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding proposes resumption of installment payments 
for broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS), e.g., for C and F 
Block, with payment deadline to be reinstated as of March 31, 1998. The 
proposal contemplates, inter alia, changes to the FCC's C Block rules 
to govern re-auction of surrendered spectrum in the C Block. The 
proposal was released on October 16, 1997, and published in the Federal 
Register.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

2nd R&O                         10/24/97                    62 FR 55348
FNPRM                           10/24/97                    62 FR 55375
Order on Recon of Second R&O    04/08/98                    63 FR 17111
Fourth R&O                      09/23/98                    63 FR 50791
Second Order on Recon of Second 
R&O                             05/18/99                    64 FR 26887
Recon of Fourth R&O             03/16/00                    65 FR 14213
FNPRM                           06/13/00                    65 FR 37092
6th R&O and Order on Recon      09/05/00                    65 FR 53620
Order on Recon                  02/12/01                     66 FR 9773


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: The Order on Reconsideration published in the 
Federal Register in April 1998 addresses 37 petitions, 17 oppositions, 
16 replies to opposition, and 38 ex parte filings.
WT Docket No. 97-82

Agency Contact: Audrey Bashkin, Staff Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7535
Email: abashkin@fcc.gov

Related RIN: Previously reported as 3060-AG88
RIN: 3060-AH57
_______________________________________________________________________




3954. TRANSFER OF THE 3650 THROUGH 3700 MHZ BAND FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 
USE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 157; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 307; 47 USC 
332

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2.106; 47 CFR 25.202; 47 CFR 27.1; 47 CFR 27.4; 47 
CFR 27.5; 47 CFR 27.14; 47 CFR 27.50; 47 CFR 27.53; 47 CFR 27.55; 47 
CFR 27.57; 47 CFR 27.58; 47 CFR 27.61; ...

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding is intended to establish licensing and 
service rules for frequencies in the 3650 to 3700 MHz band, transferred 
from government use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/16/00                    65 FR 14230
First R&O and Second NPRM       11/17/00                    65 FR 69612
Petition for Reconsideration    03/28/01                    66 FR 16940


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 00-32; ET Docket No. 98-237

Agency Contact: Eli Johnson, Senior Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1310
Fax: 202 418-7247

RIN: 3060-AH75

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_______________________________________________________________________




3955. 2000 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW SPECTRUM AGGREGATION LIMITS FOR 
COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICES

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 161; 47 USC 303(g); 
47 USC 303(r)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 20.6; 47 CFR 22.942

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission has adopted a final rule in a proceeding 
reexamining the need for Commercial Mobile Radio Services spectrum 
aggregation limits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/12/01                     66 FR 9798
NPRM Comment Period End         05/14/01
Final Rule                      01/14/02                     67 FR 1626
Correction to Final Rule        01/31/02                     67 FR 4675


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 01-14

Agency Contact: Paul Murray, Staff Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0688
Fax: 202 418-7447
Email: pmurray@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH81
_______________________________________________________________________




3956. IN THE MATTER OF PROMOTING EFFICIENT USE OF SPECTRUM THROUGH 
ELIMINATION OF BARRIERS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SECONDARY MARKETS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 157; 47 USC 160; 47 
USC 201; 47 USC 202; 47 USC 208; 47 USC 214; 47 USC 301; 47 USC 303; 47 
USC 308; 47 USC 309; 47 USC 310

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission has opened a proceeding to examine actions it 
may take to remove unnecessary regulatory barriers to the development 
of more robust secondary markets in radio spectrum usage rights.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/26/00                    65 FR 81475
NPRM Comment Period End         01/29/01                     66 FR 8149
New NPRM Comment Period End     02/09/01


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 00-230

Agency Contact: Paul Murray, Staff Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0688
Fax: 202 418-7447
Email: pmurray@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH82
_______________________________________________________________________




3957. IN THE MATTER OF AUTOMATIC AND MANUAL ROAMING OBLIGATIONS 
PERTAINING TO COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 152(n); 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 
154(j); 47 USC 201(b); 47 USC 251(a); 47 USC 253; 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 
332(c)(1)(B); 47 USC 309

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 20.12; 47 CFR 22.901

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking considers whether the Commission should adopt 
an automatic roaming rule for Commercial Mobile Radio Services and 
sunset the current manual roaming requirement.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/01/00                    65 FR 69891


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 00-193

Agency Contact: David Hu, Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, 
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, 
DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7120
Fax: 202 418-1186
Email: dhu@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH83
_______________________________________________________________________




3958. AMENDMENT OF PART 90 FOR LICENSING LOW POWER OPERATIONS IN 450-470 
MHZ BAND

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 1; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 302; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 
332

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 90

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed amendments facilitate the viability of low power 
operations in the private land mobile radio 450-470 MHz Band.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/12/01                    66 FR 47435


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 01-146

Agency Contact: Guy N. Benson, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0680
Email: gbenson@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH84
_______________________________________________________________________




3959. REALLOCATION OF THE 216-220 MHZ, 1390-1395 MHZ, 1427-1429 MHZ, 
1429-1432 MHZ, 1432-1435 MHZ, 1670-1675 MHZ, AND 2385-2390 MHZ 
GOVERNMENT TRANSFER BANDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151, 154(i), 154(j), 155, 225, 303(r), 309, 
325(e); 47

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USC 154, 302(a), 303,336; 47 USC 154(i), 161, 303(g), 303(r), 
332(c)(7); 47 USC 154, 303

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1; 47 CFR 2; 47 CFR 27; 47 CFR 90; 47 CFR 95

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The reallocation proposes to establish new service rules for 
licensing 27 MHz of spectrum transferred from government to non-
government use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/15/02                     67 FR 7113
R&O                             06/20/02                    67 FR 41847
Correction                      11/29/02                    67 FR 71110


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: WT Docket No. 02-08

Agency Contact: Zenji Nakazawa, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Bureau, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0680
Email: znakazaw@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH87
_______________________________________________________________________




3960. REVIEW OF QUIET ZONES APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 1; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 161; 47 USC 303(g); 47 
USC 303(r)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Review of Quiet Zones rules for possible streamlining while 
ensuring adequate protection from interference.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/21/01                    66 FR 65866
NPRM Comment Period End         02/06/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

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-AH88
_______________________________________________________________________




3961. REALLOCATION AND SERVICE RULES FOR THE 698-746 MHZ SPECTRUM BAND 
(TELEVISION CHANNELS 52-59)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151, 152, 154(i),155(c), 157, 201, 202, 208, 
214, 301, 302(g), 303, 307; 47 USC 309, 310, 311, 314, 316, 319, 324, 
331, 332, 333, 336, 534, 535

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 2; 47 CFR 27; 47 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, September 19, 2002, See Auction 
Reform Act of 2002, Pub. L. No. 107-195, 116 Stat. 715. Statutory 
deadline to auction C and D Blocks of Lower 700 MHz band.

Abstract: The Commission has adopted allocation and service rules for 
the 48 MHz of spectrum in the 698-746 MHz band currently occupied by 
television channels 52-59.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/13/01                    66 FR 19106
Report & Order                  02/06/02                     67 FR 5491
MO&O                            07/09/02                    67 FR 45380


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: GN Docket No. 01-74

Agency Contact: Michael J. Rowan, Attorney-Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireless Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0620
Fax: 202 418-7447
Email: mrowan@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH89
_______________________________________________________________________




3962. IMPLEMENTATION OF 911 ACT

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151, 154(i),154(j), 157, 160, 210, 202, 208, 
214, 251(e), 301, 303, 308; 47 USC 309(j), 310

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 20.3; 47 CFR 20.18; 47 CFR 64.3000 to 64.3004

Legal Deadline: None

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:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      01/25/02                     67 FR 3621


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: David H. Siehl, Staff Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1310
Fax: 202 418-7247
Email: dsiehl@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH90

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_______________________________________________________________________


Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Completed Actions


Wireless Telecommunications Bureau



_______________________________________________________________________




3963. FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF 800 MHZ SMR; COMPETITIVE BIDDING WIDE AREA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 153; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 309(j); 
47 USC 332

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 90

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding adopts service rules and competitive bidding 
rules for 800 MHz SMR spectrum. It also proposes licensing rules and 
auction procedures for lower 80 SMR and general category channels.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/13/93                    58 FR 33062
FNPRM                           10/20/94                     59 FR 6011
Eighth R&O                      02/16/96                     61 FR 6138
First R&O                       02/16/96                     61 FR 6212
Second FNPRM                    02/16/96                     61 FR 6212
Second R&O                      06/23/97                    62 FR 41190
MO&O                            06/23/97                    62 FR 41225
MO&O on Recon                   10/08/99                    64 FR 71042
Second MO&O on Recon            07/14/00                    65 FR 43716
3rd Order on Recon              03/02/01                    66 FR 13022
No Further Action Anticipated   04/11/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: PR Docket No. 93-144; GEN Docket No. 93-252; PP 
Docket No. 93-253

Agency Contact: Paul D'Ari, Chief, Policy and Rules Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7240
Fax: 202 418-7447
Email: pdari@fcc.gov

Donald Johnson, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 
445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7444
Fax: 202 418-7447
Email: dajohnso@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF47
_______________________________________________________________________


Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions


Wireline Competition Bureau



_______________________________________________________________________




3964. ADMINISTRATION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING PLAN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 3 to 4; 47 USC 151; 47 USC 152 to 155; 47 USC 
154(i); 47 USC 201 to 205; 47 USC 207 to 209; 47 USC 218; 47 USC 225 to 
227; 47 USC 251 to 252; 47 USC 271; 47 USC 332; 47 USC 403

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 52.1 to 52.99; 47 CFR 151; 47 CFR 154; 47 CFR 201 
to 205; 47 CFR 403

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Report and Order lays the foundation for the fair and 
effective administration of numbering in the United States. The Report 
and Order establishes a model for administration of numbering resources 
in a competitive environment. In this model, the FCC will set broad 
policy objectives, be the final arbiter of domestic numbering disputes 
and work closely with other member countries of the North American 
Numbering Plan (NANP), the States, industry and consumers to ensure 
fair and effective number administration. The Report and Order creates 
the North American Number Council (NANC) under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. In the Third Report and Order, released on October 9, 
1997, the Commission affirmed the NANC's selection of Lockheed Martin 
IMS as the new NANP administrator. The NANP administrator is a 
nongovernmental entity that is not aligned with any particular 
telecommunications industry segment, and upon selection and following a 
transition period, assumed Bellcore's current NANP administrator 
functions and the central office code administration functions 
currently handled by the dominant local exchange carrier in each area 
code. The rules were expanded to accommodate the requirements of the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996. See FCC 96-337, released August 8, 
1996.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NOI                             11/10/92                    57 FR 53462
NPRM                            05/10/94                    59 FR 24103
R&O                             07/28/95                    60 FR 58737
Second R&O                      09/06/96                    61 FR 47284
Third R&O                       10/23/97                    62 FR 55179


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Deborah Blue, Program Analyst, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1466
Fax: 202 418-2345
Email: dblue@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF50
_______________________________________________________________________




3965. USE OF N11 CODES AND OTHER ABBREVIATED DIALING ARRANGEMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 201 to 205; 47 USC 
251(e)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1992, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in 
CC Docket 92-105 proposing that local exchange carriers (LECs) be 
required to make N11 codes available for access to information service 
providers. In this proposal, LECs could establish any reasonable 
assignment criteria for such allocation, including ``first come, first 
served.'' The FCC's General Counsel released a letter indicating it 
found no regulatory or legal obstacles to assignment of N11 codes for 
information services. On February 19, 1997, the FCC released a First 
Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in that 
Docket (FCC 97-51), which allows incumbent LECs, in addition to the 
States and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore), to continue to 
perform the N11 code administration functions that they performed at 
the time of enactment of the 1996 Act amendments to the 1934 Act, until 
further FCC action. The FCC concluded that: (1) 311 should be assigned 
as a national number for

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access to non-emergency police calls; (2) 711 should be assigned as a 
national number for access to telecommunications relay services (TRS); 
(3) all providers of telephone exchange service must be able to have 
their customers call 611 and 811 to reach their repair and business 
service offices; and (4) a LEC may not itself offer enhanced services 
using a 411 code or any other N11 code, unless that LEC offers access 
to the code on a reasonable nondiscriminatory basis to competing 
enhanced service providers in the local service area for which it is 
using the code to facilitate distribution of their enhanced services. 
In the FNPRM, the FCC asked for comment on: (1) the technical 
feasibility of implementing 711 for TRS access; (2) the possibility of 
developing an N11 gateway offering access to multiple TRS providers; 
(3) whether with such access, TRS calls would still be answered within 
mandatory minimum answer times; (4) whether such a gateway would be 
consistent with section 255; (5) whether other important disability 
services could be accessed thereby; (6) the possibility of providing 
both voice and text TRS services through the same abbreviated TRS code; 
(7) the proprietary nature of N11 codes; and (8) an FCC proposal to 
transfer administration of N11 codes at the local level from incumbent 
LECs to the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) administrator. 
Petitions for reconsideration or clarification on the order have been 
filed. Comments and replies were filed on March 31 and April 30, 1997, 
respectively. On June 16, 1999, the Commission released a Public Notice 
announcing that it would hold a public forum on September 8, 1999, on 
711 access to TRS. The goal of the forum was to identify steps that 
must be taken to implement 711 access to TRS as well as obstacles to 
implementation and how those obstacles could be resolved.
On August 9, 2000, the Commission released a Second Report and Order 
(FCC 00-257) that addresses issues related to the deployment of 711 for 
access to TRS. The Commission required a nationwide rollout of 711 
access to TRS and established an implementation framework. On July 31, 
2000, the Commission released a Third Report and Order (FCC 00-256) 
that granted the petition of the United Way of America, and others, for 
nationwide assignment of the 211 abbreviated dialing code for access to 
community information and referral services. The Commission also 
granted the petition of the U.S. Department of Transportation for 
nationwide assignment of the 511 abbreviated dialing code for access to 
travel and traffic information. The Commission further addressed issues 
raised in petitions for reconsideration of the N11 First Report and 
Order and resolved outstanding issues from the N11 Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking.
On August 29, 2000, the Commission released a Fourth Report and Order 
and Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in CC Docket 92-105 and a 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in WT Docket 00-110 (FCC 00-327) to 
implement the Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999. 
The Commission designated 911 as the universal emergency number and 
sought comment on appropriate transition periods and how the Commission 
should facilitate States' efforts to deploy comprehensive emergency 
communications systems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/29/92                    57 FR 22681
First R&O                       02/26/97                     62 FR 8633
FNPRM                           02/26/97                     62 FR 8671
Second R&O                      09/11/00                    65 FR 54799
Fourth R&O and Third NPRM       09/19/00                    65 FR 56751
Third R&O                       02/09/01                     66 FR 9674
Second NPRM                     04/05/01                    66 FR 18059


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Additional Bureau: Consumer Information

Agency Contact: Marilyn Jones, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2357
Fax: 202 418-2345

RIN: 3060-AF51
_______________________________________________________________________




3966. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE PORTIONS OF THE 1996 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 et seq

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 54

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, March 8, 1996.
Other, Statutory, November 8, 1996, Recommended decision.
Final, Statutory, May 8, 1997, Federal-State Joint Board R&O released 
May 8, 1997.

Abstract: As required by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the 
Commission sought comment on proposals for reforming universal service. 
On November 8, 1996, the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service 
issued a recommended decision on changes to the universal service 
support mechanisms. In addition, on January 10, 1997, the Commission 
issued an NPRM and NOI on changes to the Board of Directors of the 
National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA), regarding the 
administration of universal service. On May 8, 1997, the Commission, at 
the direction of Congress, released its order implementing the 
universal service portions of the 1996 Act. On December 30, 1997, the 
Commission issued the 4th Order on Reconsideration which made changes 
and clarifications to the May 8 Order. On June 22, 1998, the Commission 
issued the 5th Order on Reconsideration which revised the collection 
levels for the schools and libraries support mechanism through June 30, 
1999, and revised the collection levels for the rural health care 
support mechanism through December 31, 1998. The 5th Order on 
Reconsideration also revised the priority with which schools and 
libraries and rural health care providers will receive support. On 
October 28, 1998, the Commission issued the 5th Report and Order, in 
which it adopted the model platform for its forward-looking economic 
cost methodology, which will be used to determine support for non-rural 
carriers beginning July 1, 1999. On November 21, 1998, the Commission 
issued the 8th Order on Reconsideration in which it consolidated the 
administration of universal service into a single entity known as the 
Universal Service Administrative Company or USAC. On November 25, 1998, 
the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service issued its Second 
Recommended Decision in which the Joint Board made certain 
recommendations to the Commission regarding the high cost support 
mechanism.

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On May 28, 1999, the Commission issued the 13th Order on 
Reconsideration in which it adopted the principles of a Federal high-
cost support mechanism that conformed to the Second Recommended 
Decision and in which it sought further comment on specific elements of 
the support methodology. In the 13th Order on Reconsideration, the 
Commission also decided to implement the new high-cost support 
mechanism on January 1, 2000 instead of July 1, 1999, as previously 
planned. On May 28, 1999, the Commission also issued a Further Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking in which it sought comment on proposed input 
values to be used in the forward-looking model to determine non-rural 
LECs' cost of providing supported services in high cost areas. On 
August 5, 1999, the Commission adopted a Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking in which it sought comment to ascertain the availability of, 
and to understand the possible impediments to, deployment and 
subscribership in unserved and underserved areas of the Nation, 
including tribal lands and other insular areas.
On November 1, 1999, the Commission issued the Fourteenth Order on 
Reconsideration, in which it eliminated the requirement that only 
carriers that have been certified as eligible telecommunications 
carriers may receive credit against their universal service 
contributions for providing telecommunications services to rural health 
care providers at the lower urban rates. On November 1, 1999, the 
Commission also issued the Fifteenth Order on Reconsideration, in which 
it authorized support for any commercially available telecommunications 
service regardless of the bandwidth, and simplified the method for 
determining how much support a rural health care provider can receive. 
On November 2, 1999, the Commission issued the Ninth Report and Order 
and Eighteenth Order on Reconsideration in which it adopted a new 
forward-looking high-cost support mechanism that will enable States to 
ensure the reasonable comparability of non-rural carriers' intrastate 
rates. On November 2, 1999, the Commission also issued the Tenth Report 
and Order in which it completed the selection of a cost model to 
estimate forward-looking cost by adopting input values for the 
previously adopted cost model.
On June 30, 2000, the Commission issued the Twelfth Report and Order, 
Memorandum Opinion and Order, and Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking, in response to the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking it 
adopted on August 5, 1999. In the Twelfth Report and Order, the 
Commission adopted measures to promote telecommunications 
subscribership and infrastructure deployment within American Indian and 
Alaska Native tribal communities.
On October 12, 2000, the Commission released a Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking and Order to seek comment on proposals to modify 
the Commission's rules relating to contributions to the Federal 
universal service support mechanisms. On January 12, 2001, the 
Commission released a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking 
comment on the Recommended Decision of the Federal-State Joint Board on 
Universal Service (Joint Board) regarding a plan for reforming the 
universal service support mechanism for rural carriers. The Joint Board 
sent to the Commission the Rural Task Force Recommendation as a good 
foundation for implementing rural high-cost reform. The Rural Task 
Force recommends the use of a modified version of the current high-cost 
loop support mechanism based on carriers' embedded costs.
On May 23, 2001, the Commission released the Fourteenth Report and 
Order, Twenty-Second Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking. In the Fourteenth Report and Order, the Commission 
adopted a five-year plan that makes modifications to the high-cost loop 
support mechanism for rural carriers. These modifications were based on 
the recommendation of the Joint Board and will provide predictable 
levels of support so that rural carriers can continue to provide 
affordable service in rural America, while ensuring that consumers in 
all areas of the nation, including rural areas, have access to 
affordable and quality telecommunications services.
On March 14, 2001, the Commission issued an order modifying the 
methodology used to assess contributions to universal service. The 
methodology was modified to reduce the interval between the accrual of 
revenues and the assessment of contributions based on those revenues. 
The order reduced the interval from an average of one year to an 
average of six months.
On May 8, 2001, the Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
which sought comment on how to streamline and reform both the manner in 
which the Commission assesses carrier contributions to the universal 
service fund and the manner in which carriers may recover those costs 
from their customers.
On May 22, 2001, the Commission adopted a five-year interim freeze of 
the part 36 jurisdictional separations rules, pending comprehensive 
reform of the separations process. The five-year interim freeze was 
based upon the July 21, 2000, Recommended Decision of the Federal-State 
Joint Board on Separations. Under the interim freeze, the Part 36 
categories and jurisdictional allocation factors of price cap incumbent 
LECs are frozen, while rate-of-return carriers had the option to freeze 
only their jurisdictional allocation factors. The interim freeze is in 
effect from July 1, 2001, to June 30, 2006, or until comprehensive 
reform is completed, whichever comes first.
On November 8, 2001, the Commission released the Fifteenth Report and 
Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Further Notice) 
reforming the interstate access charge and universal service support 
system for rate-of-return incumbent carriers. The Order established a 
new interstate support mechanism to replace implicit support in the 
interstate access rate structure of rate-of-return carriers with 
explicit, portable support. Among other things, the Further Notice 
sought comment on consolidating the existing Long Term Support 
mechanism with the new support mechanism created in the Order.
On January 25, 2002, the Commission released a Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking and Order (Further Notice), in which it sought 
comment on modifications to the rules governing the schools and 
libraries support mechanism. The modifications address changes that 
would make the program more efficient, ensure that the benefits of the 
program are distributed in an equitable manner, and prevent waste, 
fraud, and abuse. In addition, the order denied certain petitions for 
reconsideration relating to unused funds.

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On February 15, 2002, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking and Order, in which it sought comment on the issues from the 
Ninth Report and Order remanded by the United States Court of Appeals 
for the Tenth Circuit. The Ninth Report and Order established a Federal 
high-cost universal service support mechanism for non-rural carriers 
based on forward-looking economic costs. In addition, the order 
referred these issues to the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal 
Service for a recommended decision.
On February 15, 2002, the Commission issued a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking examining the appropriate legal and policy framework under 
the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, for broadband access to the 
Internet provided over domestic wireline facilities.
On February 26, 2002, the Commission issued a Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking and Report and Order, in which it sought comment on 
specific proposals to change the manner in which universal service 
contributions are assessed and recovered, including one proposal to 
assess contributions based on the number and capacity of connections 
provided to a public network. This proceeding also made certain 
modifications to the existing contribution system.
On April 19, 2002, the Commission issued a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking in which it sought comment on specific proposals to: clarify 
how it should treat eligible entities that also perform functions that 
are outside the statutory definition of ``health care provider''; 
provide support for internet access; and change the calculation of 
discounted services, including the calculation of urban and rural 
rates.
On December 13, 2002, the Commission issued an Order and Second FNPRM 
in which it sought further comment on three specific connection-based 
universal service contribution methodologies. This Order also made 
interim changes to the contribution methodology to ensure the viability 
of the fund in the near term.
On February 25, 2003, the Commission issued an NPRM in which it sought 
comment on the Recommended Decision issued by the Federal-State Joint 
Board on Universal Service regarding the definition of services 
supported by universal service.
On February 26, 2003, the Commission issued a Public Notice in which it 
sought comment on a staff study of several alternative universal 
service contribution methodologies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Recommended Decision Federal-
State Joint Board, Universal 
Service                         11/08/96                    61 FR 63778
1st R&O                         05/08/97                    62 FR 32862
2nd R&O                         05/08/97                    62 FR 32862
Order on Recon                  07/10/97                    62 FR 40742
R&O and 2nd Order on Recon      07/18/97                    62 FR 41294
2nd R&O, and FNPRM              08/15/97                    62 FR 47404
3rd R&O                         10/14/97                    62 FR 56118
2nd Order on Recon              11/26/97                    62 FR 65036
4th Order on Recon              12/30/97                     62 FR 2093
5th Order on Recon              06/22/98                    63 FR 43088
5th R&O                         10/28/98                    63 FR 63993
8th Order on Recon              11/21/98
2nd Recommended Decision        11/25/98                    63 FR 67837
13th Order on Recon             06/09/99                    64 FR 30917
FNPRM                           06/14/99                    64 FR 31780
FNPRM                           09/30/99                    64 FR 52738
14th Order on Recon             11/16/99                    64 FR 62120
15th Order on Recon             11/30/99                    64 FR 66778
10th R&O                        12/01/99                    64 FR 67372
9th R&O and 18th Order on Recon 12/01/99                    64 FR 67416
19th Order on Recon             12/30/99                    64 FR 73427
20th Order on Recon             05/08/00                    65 FR 26513
Public Notice                   07/18/00                    65 FR 44507
12th 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
14th R&O and FNPRM              05/23/01                    66 FR 30080
FNPRM and Order                 01/25/02                     67 FR 7327
NPRM and Order                  02/15/02                    67 FR 10846
NPRM                            02/15/02                     67 FR 9232
FNPRM and R&O                   02/26/02                    67 FR 11254
NPRM                            04/19/02                    67 FR 34653
Order and 2nd FNPRM             12/13/02                    67 FR 79543
NPRM                            02/25/03                    68 FR 12020
Public Notice                   02/26/03                    68 FR 10724


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Sheryl Todd, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7400
Email: stodd@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF85
_______________________________________________________________________




3967. TOLL-FREE SERVICE ACCESS CODES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 201 et seq; 47 USC 
251(e)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proceeding assures that toll-free numbers are allocated 
on an efficient, fair, and orderly basis.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/05/95                    60 FR 57157
Second R&O                      04/25/97                    62 FR 20126
Third R&O                       10/09/97                    62 FR 55179
Fourth R&O and MO&O             03/30/98                    63 FR 16440
Fifth R&O                       07/05/00                    65 FR 53189


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jennifer Gorny, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2320

RIN: 3060-AG11
_______________________________________________________________________




3968. IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 273 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 
1996

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 153; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 157; 47 USC 
201 to 209; 47 USC 218; 47 USC 251; 47 USC 273; 47 USC 403

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking implements provisions of the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996 relating to the manufacturing of 
telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment by the 
Bell Operating Companies and their affiliates.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/24/97                     62 FR 3638


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gregory Cooke, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2351
Email: gcooke@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG36
_______________________________________________________________________




3969. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS' USE OF CUSTOMER PROPRIETARY NETWORK 
INFORMATION AND OTHER CUSTOMER INFORMATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 222; 47 USC 272; 47 USC 
303(r)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 64.2001; 47 CFR 64.2003; 47 CFR 64.2005; 47 CFR 
64.2007; 47 CFR 64.2009

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Commission adopted rules implementing the new statutory 
framework governing carrier use and disclosure of customer proprietary 
network information (CPNI) created by section 222 of the Communications 
Act of 1934, as amended. CPNI includes, among other things, to whom, 
where, and when a customer places a call, as well as the types of 
service offerings to which the customer subscribes and the extent to 
which the service is used.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/28/96                    61 FR 26483
Public Notice                   02/25/97                     62 FR 8414
Second R&O and FNPRM            04/24/98                    63 FR 20364
Order on Reconsideration        10/01/99                    64 FR 53242
Final Rule, Announcement of 
Effective Date                  01/26/01                     66 FR 7865
Clarification Order & Second 
NPRM                            09/07/01                    66 FR 50140
3rd R&O and 3rd FNPRM (Release 
Date)                           07/25/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marcy Greene, Federal Communications Commission, 
Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1580
Fax: 202 418-1413
Email: mgreene@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG43
_______________________________________________________________________




3970. IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 402(B)(1)(A) OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS 
ACT OF 1996; LEC TARIFF STREAMLINING PROVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 1.773(a); 47 CFR 61.58

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 8, 1997, The Act of 1996 
provides that streamlining provisions apply to any charge, 
classification, regulation, or practice filed on or after one year 
after date of enactment of the Act (i.e., 2/8/97).

Abstract: In this Report and Order, the FCC adopted rules to implement 
the specific streamlining requirements of the Telecommunications Act of 
1996. Petitions for reconsideration were filed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/24/96                    61 FR 49987
NPRM Comment Period End         10/24/96
R&O                             02/07/97                     62 FR 5757
Order on Recon                  10/16/02                    67 FR 63850


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Joi Nolen, Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, 
Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1520

RIN: 3060-AG47
_______________________________________________________________________




3971. ACCESS CHARGE REFORM

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 201 
to 205; 47 USC 403; 47 USC 553

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 61.41 to 61.49; 47 CFR 69

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On December 24, 1996, the Commission initiated a rulemaking 
to revise its access charge rules to make them compatible with a 
competitive market envisioned by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. On 
May 7, 1997, the Commission adopted revised access charge rate 
structure rules and adjusted the price cap productivity factor. The 
Commission also adopted a market-based approach to reducing overall 
access charge levels and moving such levels toward forward-looking 
economic costs. The Commission adopted a Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking seeking comment on proposals to allow presubscribed 
interexchange carrier charges on special access lines and to adjust the 
allocation of General Support Facilities costs recovered through 
interstate access charges.
On July 10, 1997, on its own motion, and on October 9, 1997, in 
response to reconsideration petitions, the Commission revised or 
clarified certain parts of the rules adopted in the May 1997 Access 
Charge Reform Order. On November 26, 1997, the Commission adopted rules 
requiring price cap carriers to adjust the allocation of General 
Support Facilities costs and to reduce their price cap indices to 
ensure that regulated access rates do not recover those costs which are 
related to nonregulated services. Reconsideration petitions filed in 
response to the Access Charge Reform Order, if not yet addressed, will 
be addressed in future reconsideration orders. On May 27, 1999, the 
Commission initiated a further rulemaking, seeking comment on how to 
adjust interstate access charges in conjunction with the removal from 
access charges of implicit universal service support for non-rural 
local exchange carriers. On August 5, 1999, the Commission adopted 
rules implementing the market-based approach to access charge reform, 
pursuant to which incumbent price cap local exchange carriers receive 
progressively greater pricing flexibility

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as competition develops. The Commission also initiated a Further Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking, seeking comment on additional pricing 
flexibility, proposed changes to the rate structure for local switching 
and tandem-switched transport, and the need to constrain access charges 
imposed by competitive local exchange carriers. Reconsideration 
petitions filed in response to the November 1997 General Support 
Facilities Order will be addressed in a future reconsideration order. 
On May 31, 2000, the Commission adopted an industry proposal 
establishing a 5-year plan for price cap local exchange carriers and 
resolving many outstanding issues concerning interstate access charges 
and interstate universal service. On April 27, 2001, the Commission 
revised its tariff rules to establish benchmark access rates for 
competitive local exchange carriers, whereby access rates at or below 
the benchmark will be presumed just and reasonable and may be imposed 
by tariff, and access rates above the benchmark will be mandatorily 
detariffed. The Commission adopted a rural exemption to this benchmark 
scheme, recognizing that a higher level of access charges is justified 
for certain carriers serving rural areas. On May 21, 2001, the 
Commission determined that price cap local exchange carriers should not 
be permitted to assess prescribed interexchange carrier charges on 
special access lines. On June 4, 2002, the Commission concluded a cost 
review proceeding in which it determined that price cap carriers' 
forward-looking costs justified scheduled increases to the subscriber 
line charge cap.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/31/97                     62 FR 4670
FNPRM                           06/06/97                    62 FR 31040
R&O                             06/11/97                    62 FR 31868
Second Report & Order           06/11/97                    62 FR 31939
Order on Reconsideration        07/29/97                    62 FR 40460
Second Order on Reconsideration 10/29/97                    62 FR 56121
Third Report & Order            12/15/97                    62 FR 65619
Public Notice                   10/09/98                    63 FR 54430
Third Order on Reconsideration  10/15/98                    63 FR 55334
Fourth Report & Order and FNPRM 06/09/99                    64 FR 30949
Fifth Report & Order and FNPRM  09/22/99                    64 FR 51258
NPRM                            10/04/99                    64 FR 53648
Sixth Report & Order            06/21/00                    65 FR 38684
Public Notice                   06/26/00                    65 FR 39335
Seventh Report & Order and FNPRM05/21/01                    66 FR 27892
Order                           07/20/01                    66 FR 37943
Order                           06/25/02                    67 FR 42735


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jennifer McKee, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1590
Fax: 202 418-1567

RIN: 3060-AG49
_______________________________________________________________________




3972. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LOCAL COMPETITION PROVISIONS OF THE 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 to 155; 47 USC 157; 47 USC 201 to 205; 47 
USC 207 to 209; 47 USC 218

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 51; 47 CFR 52

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, August 8, 1996.

Abstract: The Second Report and Order and Memorandum Opinion and Order 
implemented the dialing parity, nondiscriminatory access, network 
disclosure, and number administration provisions of the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Order also denied the Petition for 
Expedited Declaratory Ruling on the area code relief plan for Dallas 
and Houston filed with the FCC by the Texas Public Utilities Commission 
on May 9, 1996. Finally, this Order addressed petitions for 
clarification or reconsideration in the matters of proposed 708 Relief 
Plan and 630 Numbering Plan Area Code by Ameritech and the 
Administration of the North American Numbering Plan. On July 19, 1999, 
the Commission released an order denying the petition for 
reconsideration of the Local Competition Second Report and Order and 
Memorandum Opinion and Order filed by Beehive Telephone Company, Inc., 
Local Competition Second Report and Order, First Order on 
Reconsideration, CC Docket No. 96-98, FCC 99-170, 1999 WL 507245 
(1999). On August 17, 1999, Beehive filed a Notice of Appeal of this 
order with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. On May 18, 
2000, the Court affirmed the Commission's decision without a published 
opinion. On June 30, 2000, Beehive filed a Petition for Rehearing with 
the Court. That petition was denied on July 18, 2000.
On September 9, 1999, the Commission released the Second Order on 
Reconsideration of the Local Competition Second Report and Order, FCC 
99-227, resolving petitions for reconsideration of rules adopted in the 
Local Competition Second Report and Order to implement the requirement 
of section 251(b)(3), 47 U.S.C. section 251(b)(3), that LECs provide 
non-discriminatory access to directory assistance, directory listing 
and operator services. At the same time the Commission released a 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), FCC 99-227, seeking comment on 
issues related to developments in, and the convergence of, directory 
publishing and directory assistance. On October 21, 1999, the 
Commission released the Third Order on Reconsideration of the Local 
Competition Second Report and Order, FCC 99-243, resolving the 
petitions for reconsideration regarding numbering administration under 
section 251(e)(1) of the Act, 47 U.S.C. section 251(e)(1).On January 9, 
2002, the Commission released an Order on Reconsideration dismissing 
petitions for reconsideration or clarification of the Local Competition 
Second Report and order and Memorandum Opinion and Order regarding 
dialing parity under section 251(b)(3) of the Act, 47 U.S.C. section 
251(b)(3), and network disclosure under Section 251(c)(1) of the Act, 
47 U.S.C. section 251(c)(1). On January 23, 2001, the Commission 
released a First Report and Order, FCC 01-27, resolving issues raised 
in the September 9th NPRM, and concluding, among other things, that 
competing Directory Assistance (DA) providers that are certified as 
CLECs, are agents of CLECs, or that offer call completion services 
provide telephone exchange or telephone toll service, and thus are 
entitled to nondiscriminatory access to LEC local DA databases.
Petitions for Reconsideration in response to this Order are currently 
pending before the Commission.
On January 9, 2002, the FCC released the Directory Assistance Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 01-384, in which the Commission solicited

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comment on whether there is sufficient competition in the retail DA 
market, and if not, what, if any, action the Commission should take to 
promote such competition. The Commission sought specific comment on 
whether alternative dialing methods would promote competition. Proposed 
methods include: (1) presubscription to 411, (2) utilizing national 555 
numbers, (3) utilizing carrier access codes (1010 numbers), (4) 
utilizing 411XX numbers. The Commission also sought comment on whether 
the 411 dialing code should be eliminated. This proceeding currently is 
pending before the Commission.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/25/96                    61 FR 18311
NPRM Comment Period End         06/03/96
Order                           09/06/96                    61 FR 47284
NPRM                            09/27/99                    64 FR 51949
Second Order on Recon           09/27/99                    64 FR 51910
Third Order on Recon            11/18/99                    64 FR 62983
First Report & Order            02/21/01                    66 FR 10965


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Gregory Cooke, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2351
Email: gcooke@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG50
_______________________________________________________________________




3973. ENHANCED 911 SERVICES FOR WIRELINE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 201; 47 USC 222; 47 
USC 251

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 64.706; 47 CFR 64.708; 47 CFR 68.2; 47 CFR 68.3; 
47 CFR 68.3(a); 47 CFR 68.228; 47 CFR 68.308; 47 CFR 68.310

Legal Deadline: None

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/11/94                    59 FR 54878
FNPRM                           01/23/03                     68 FR 3214


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Gregory Cooke, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2351
Email: gcooke@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG60
_______________________________________________________________________




3974. COMPUTER III FURTHER REMAND PROCEEDINGS: BELL OPERATING COMPANY 
PROVISION OF ENHANCED SERVICES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 152; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 160; 47 USC 
161; 47 USC 202 to 205; 47 USC 251; 47 USC 271; 47 USC 272; 47 USC 274 
to 276

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 51; 47 CFR 53; 47 CFR 64

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On January 30, 1998, the FCC released a Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) proposing to streamline the safeguards 
under which the Bell Operating Companies (BOCs) provide information (or 
enhanced) services, such as voice mail and electronic messaging. The 
FCC sought comment on tentative conclusions relating to nonstructural 
safeguards, Comparably Efficient Interconnection (CEI) plans, and 
network information disclosure rules, among other things. Finally, the 
FNPRM sought to build a record on which to respond to a partial remand 
of certain orders by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. On 
February 25, 1999, the Commission adopted a Report and Order which 
streamlined the Commission's CEI and network information disclosure 
rules. Although the BOCs must continue to comply with their CEI 
obligations, they are no longer required to obtain pre-approval of 
their CEI plans and amendments from the Commission before initiating or 
altering an intra-LATA information service. Instead, the Commission 
requires the BOCs to post their CEI plans on their publicly accessible 
Internet sites, and to notify the Common Carrier Bureau upon such 
posting. The Commission removed the network information disclosure 
rules set forth in the Computer II and Computer III proceedings, with 
the narrow exception of the Computer II rules that require carriers to 
disclose changes that could affect how customer premises equipment 
(CPE) is attached to the network. On March 7, 2001, the FCC released a 
Public Notice requesting further comment on the outstanding issues 
discussed in its January 30, 1998 FNPRM.
Because the issues in this FNPRM overlap with certain issues that the 
Commission is now considering in a separate docket regarding broadband 
services, the Commission has incorporated the FNPRM into the broadband 
proceeding insofar as the FNPRM relates to the BOCs' obligations to 
promote access to their networks with respect to broadband services. 
The broadband proceeding is entitled, ``Appropriate Framework for 
Broadband Access to the Internet Over Wireline Facilities; Universal 
Service Obligations of Broadband Providers,'' CC Docket No. 02-33, 
NPRM, FCC 02-42 (rel. Feb. 15, 2002).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

FNPRM                           02/26/98                     63 FR 9749
R&O                             03/24/99                    64 FR 14141
Public Notice                   03/15/01                    66 FR 15064
NPRM                            02/15/02                     67 FR 9232
NPRM Comment Period End         05/03/02
Reply Comment Period End        07/01/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Jack Yachbes, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2941
Fax: 202 418-1413

RIN: 3060-AG72

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3975. DETARIFFING OF COMPETITIVE LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS' INTERSTATE 
EXCHANGE ACCESS SERVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 to 154; 47 USC 160; 47 USC 201 to 205

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 61.26

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In an Order released on April 27, 2001, the Commission 
addressed a number of interrelated issues concerning charges for 
interstate switched access services provided by competitive local 
exchange carriers (CLECs) and the obligations of interexchange carriers 
to exchange access traffic with CLECs. The Order seeks to ensure that 
CLEC access charges are just and reasonable, to reduce regulatory 
arbitrage opportunities, and to avoid disrupting the development of 
competition in the local telecommunications market.
In an attached Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Commission 
sought comment on whether tariffed CLEC-provided access service for 
toll free, or ``8YY,'' numbers should be afforded different treatment 
than CLEC tariffed switched access traffic generally.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/17/97                    62 FR 38244
FNPRM                           09/22/99                    64 FR 51280
Public Notice                   06/26/00                    65 FR 39335
Order                           05/21/01                    66 FR 27892
FNPRM                           05/21/01                    66 FR 27927


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Tamara Preiss, Chief, Pricing Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1530
Email: tpreiss@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG73
_______________________________________________________________________




3976. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATIONS 
SUPPORT SYSTEMS, INTERCONNECTION, OPERATOR SERVICES, AND DIRECTORY 
ASSISTANCE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 152; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 201; 47 USC 
202; 47 USC 251; 47 USC 303

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On April 17, 1998, the FCC released an NPRM seeking comment 
on a set of model performance measurements and reporting requirements 
for operations support systems, interconnection, and access to operator 
services and to directory assistance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/17/98                    63 FR 27021
NPRM (To Terminate Proceeding)  11/19/01                    66 FR 59759


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jessica Rosenworcel, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2764
Fax: 202 418-1413

Jodie Donovan-May, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 
Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1580
Fax: 202 418-1413

RIN: 3060-AH00
_______________________________________________________________________




3977. DEPLOYMENT OF WIRELINE SERVICES OFFERING ADVANCED 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS CAPABILITY

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 152; 47 USC 153; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 
157; 47 USC 160; 47 USC 201; 47 USC 202; 47 USC 203; 47 USC 204; 47 USC 
205; 47 USC 251; 47 USC 252; 47 USC 253; 47 USC 254; 47 USC 256; 47 USC 
271; 47 USC 303(r)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 51.5; 47 CFR 51.230; 47 CFR 51.231; 47 CFR 51.232; 
47 CFR 51.233; 47 CFR 51.319; 47 CFR 51.321; 47 CFR 51.323; 47 CFR 
51.605; 47 CFR 51.607

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On March 31, 1999, the Commission released a First Report and 
Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) (Advanced 
Services Order), in CC Docket No. 98-147, adopting several measures to 
enable competitive providers of advanced services such as those used to 
provide high-speed Internet access, to deploy new technologies on a 
faster, more cost-effective basis to consumers. This order is intended 
to create marketplace conditions conducive to the nationwide deployment 
of advanced telecommunications services consistent with the goals of 
section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Because the 
Commission concluded that the record did not sufficiently address long-
term spectrum compatibility issues, the Commission adopted a companion 
Further NPRM that sought comment on issues related to developing long-
term standards and practices for spectrum compatibility and management. 
In the Further NPRM, the Commission also tentatively concluded that it 
is technically feasible for two different telecommunications carriers 
sharing a single line to provide traditional voice service and advanced 
services. The Further Notice sought comment on the operational, 
pricing, legal and policy ramifications of mandating such line sharing 
at the Federal level.
On November 9, 1999, the Commission released a Second Report and Order 
(Advanced Services Resale Order) in CC Docket No. 98-147, which 
addressed whether the discounted resale obligation of section 251(c)(4) 
applies to incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) provision of advanced 
services. The Commission determined that analysis of section 251(c)(4) 
requires a fact-specific evaluation of the features and characteristics 
of a particular transaction, and concluded that advanced services sold 
at retail by incumbent LECs to residential and business end-users are 
subject to the section 251(c)(4) discounted resale obligation, without 
regard to their classification as telephone exchange service or 
exchange access service. The Commission, however, reached a

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different result as to advanced services sold to Internet Service 
Providers for inclusion in a high-speed Internet service offering, 
concluding that these advanced services are inherently different from 
advanced services made available directly to business and residential 
end-users, and as such, are not subject to the discounted resale 
obligations of section 251(c)(4).
On December 9, 1999, the Commission released a Third Report and Order 
in CC Docket No. 98-147 and Fourth Report and Order in CC Docket No. 
96-98 (Line Sharing Order). In the Line Sharing Order, the Commission 
adopted measures to promote the availability of competitive broadband 
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) services, especially to residential and 
small business customers. The Third R&O amended the Commission's 
network unbundling rules to require incumbent LECs to provide unbundled 
access to a new network element, the high frequency portion of the 
local loop. This enables competitive LECs to compete with incumbent 
LECs to provide DSL services through telephone lines that the 
competitive LECs can share with incumbent LECs. In addition, the Line 
Sharing Order adopted spectrum management policies and rules to 
facilitate the competitive deployment of advanced services. These rules 
will significantly benefit the rapid and efficient deployment of DSL 
technologies.
On January 19, 2001, the Commission issued an Order on Reconsideration 
and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in which the Commission 
reinforced its line sharing rules to promote availability of unbundled 
access to the high frequency portion of the loop. It also addressed 
issues in a variety of petitions for clarification and/or 
reconsideration filed in response to the Line Sharing Order.
On December 20, 2001, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking in CC Docket Nos. 01-338, 96-98, and 98-147 seeking comment 
on whether, in light of changed circumstances, it should retain the 
unbundling requirement.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/24/98                    63 FR 45140
Order                           08/24/98                    63 FR 45133
R&O and Further NPRM            04/30/99                    64 FR 23229
Third R&O                       01/10/00                     65 FR 1331
Second R&O                      02/11/00                     65 FR 6912
Reconsideration Order and 
Further NPRM                    02/06/01                     66 FR 9035
NPRM                            01/15/02                     67 FR 1947


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William Dever, Federal Communications Commission, 
Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1580
Fax: 202 418-1413

RIN: 3060-AH03
_______________________________________________________________________




3978. PRESCRIBING THE AUTHORIZED RATE OF RETURN FOR INTERSTATE SERVICES 
OF LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 201(b); 47 USC 202 to 
205; 47 USC 218 to 220; 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 403

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 65.301

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This Notice initiates a proceeding to represcribe the 
authorized rate of return for interstate access services provided by 
ILECs. It marks the first prescription proceeding since we revised the 
rules governing procedures and methodologies for prescribing and 
enforcing the rate of return for ILECs not subject to price cap 
regulation, and the first prescription proceeding since the Commission 
adopted its price cap rules for local exchange carriers. In this 
Notice, we seek comment on the methods by which we could calculate the 
ILECs' cost of capital. In the Notice, we propose corrections to errors 
in the codified formulas for the cost of debt and cost of preferred 
stock and seek comment on whether this proceeding warrants a change in 
the low-end formula adjustment for local exchange carriers subject to 
price caps.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/05/98                    63 FR 55988
NPRM Comment Period End         04/08/99


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Andrew G. Mulitz, Legal Branch Chief, Accounting 
Safeguards Division, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline 
Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0827
Email: amulitz@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH18
_______________________________________________________________________




3979. LOCAL TELEPHONE NETWORKS THAT LECS MUST MAKE AVAILABLE TO 
COMPETITORS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 251

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 51 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This revises the rules applicable to incumbent local exchange 
carriers (LECs) to permit competitive carriers to access portions of 
the incumbent LECs' networks on an unbundled basis. Unbundling allows 
competitors to lease portions of the incumbent LECs' network to provide 
telecommunications services. These rule changes are intended to remove 
uncertainty regarding the incumbent LECs' unbundling obligations under 
the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and are expected to accelerate the 
development of local exchange competition.
On April 10, 2001, the Commission issued a Public Notice seeking 
comment on a Joint Petition filed by BellSouth, SBC, and Verizon asking 
the Commission to find that high-capacity loops and dedicated transport 
should not be subject to mandatory unbundling. The Commission issued 
Public Notices on April 23, 2001, and May 14, 2001, seeking additional 
comment.
On December 20, 2001, the Commission issued a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking to comprehensively consider the appropriate changes, if any, 
to its unbundling policies in light of market developments and 
technological advances. 67 FR 1947. As part of this triennial review, 
the Commission incorporated the records of several pending proceedings 
on unbundling into this docket, including:

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(1) the availability of loops, transport, and combinations thereof; (2) 
high-capacity loops and dedicated transport; (3) local switching; and 
(4) next-generation networks.
On May 29, 2002, the Commission extended the reply comment date of the 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to July 17, 2002, to allow all interested 
parties to incorporate their review and analysis of USTA v. FCC, 290 
F.3d 415 (D.C. Cir. 2002). On August 1, 2002, the Commission issued a 
Public Notice seeking comment on a Verizon telephone companies' 
petition asking the Commission to forbear from applying certain section 
271 checklist items if the Commission determines that the corresponding 
network elements no longer need to be unbundled. On August 13, 2002, 
the Commission issued a Public Notice seeking comment on a petition 
filed by WorldCom, Inc., asking the Commission to declare that 
requesting carriers are entitled to access certain data from incumbent 
LECs at cost-based rates when they use such data to provide 
interexchange and exchange access service.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Second Further NPRM             04/26/99                    64 FR 20238
Fourth Further NPRM             01/14/00                     65 FR 2367
Second Errata Third R&O and 
Fourth Further NPRM             01/18/00                     65 FR 2542
Supplemental Order              01/18/00                     65 FR 2542
Errata Third R&O and Fourth 
Further NPRM                    01/18/00                     65 FR 2542
Third R&O                       01/18/00                     65 FR 2542
Correction                      04/11/00                    65 FR 19334
Supplemental Order Clarification06/20/00                    65 FR 38214
Public Notice                   02/01/01                     66 FR 8555
Public Notice                   03/05/01                    66 FR 18279
Public Notice                   04/10/01
Public Notice                   04/23/01
Public Notice                   05/14/01
NPRM                            01/15/02                     67 FR 1947
Public Notice                   05/29/02
Public Notice                   08/01/02
Public Notice                   08/13/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Jeremy Miller, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1580
Fax: 202 418-1413

RIN: 3060-AH44
_______________________________________________________________________




3980. 2000 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE 
QUALITY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 201(b); 47 USC 
303(r); 47 USC 403

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 32; 47 CFR 32.11; 47 CFR 32.1220(h); 47 CFR 
32.2311(f); 47 CFR 32.2003(b); 47 CFR 32.5280(c); 47 CFR 32.27(c); 47 
CFR 64.903(a)

Legal Deadline: None

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/04/00                    65 FR 75657


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Mika Savir, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0384
Email: msavir@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH72
_______________________________________________________________________




3981. ACCESS CHARGE REFORM AND UNIVERSAL SERVICE REFORM

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 201 
to 205; 47 USC 254; 47 USC 403

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 36; 47 CFR 54; 47 CFR 61; 47 CFR 69

Legal Deadline: None

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/25/01                     66 FR 7725
Report and Order                11/30/01                    66 FR 59719
Further NPRM                    11/30/01                    66 FR 59761


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William Scher, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7400

RIN: 3060-AH74

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3982. 2000 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE 
ACCOUNTING REQUIREMENTS AND ARMIS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR INCUMBENT 
LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS; PHASE 2 AND PHASE 3

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 161; 47 USC 
201(b); 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 403

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 32.1 et seq

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This NPRM seeks comment on various measures to streamline 
existing accounting and ARMIS reporting requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/13/00                    65 FR 67675
NPRM Comment Period End         03/14/01
Public Notice                   06/26/01                    66 FR 33938
Public Notice Comment Period End07/26/01
R&O                             02/06/02                     67 FR 5669
Order                           09/05/02                    67 FR 66069
Order                           11/12/02                    67 FR 77432
Comment Period End              02/18/03


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Clifford Rand, Federal Communications Commission, 
Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0803

RIN: 3060-AH76
_______________________________________________________________________




3983. STREAMLINING PROCEDURES FOR COMMON CARRIER TRANSFERS OF CONTROL 
AND IMPLEMENTATION OF FURTHER STREAMLINING MEASURES FOR DOMESTIC SECTION 
214 AUTHORIZATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 152; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 201; 
47 USC 214; 47 USC 303(r)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 63.01; 47 CFR 63.51; 47 CFR 63.52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On July 20, 2001, the Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking in CC Docket No. 01-150 (FCC 01-205) (Merger Streamlining 
NPRM). The Commission proposes to streamline application procedures 
under 47 USC 214 for common carrier authorizations to acquire domestic 
transmission lines through acquisitions of corporate control. The 
Commission requests comments on the criteria it should adopt for 
deciding which applications would require little scrutiny to determine 
that they would serve the public interests.
On March 14, 2002, the Commission adopted rules to streamline the 
review of applications for section 214 authorization to transfer 
control of domestic transmission lines. The streamlining procedures 
allow domestic telecommunications carriers to qualify for expedited 
review of their merger applications, thus eliminating unnecessary 
regulatory burdens on carriers while increasing the efficiency and 
transparency of the FCC review process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/09/01                    66 FR 41823
R&O                             04/17/02                    67 FR 18827


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Henry L. Thaggert III, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7941
Fax: 202 418-1413
Email: hthagger@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH79
_______________________________________________________________________




3984. NUMBERING RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 201 et seq; 47 USC 
251(e)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1999, the Commission released the Numbering Resource 
Optimization Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) in CC Docket 99-
200. The Notice examined and sought comment on several administrative 
and technical measures aimed at improving the efficiency with which 
telecommunications numbering resources are used and allocated. It 
incorporated input from the North American Numbering Council (NANC), a 
Federal advisory committee, which advises the Commission on issues 
related to number administration.
In the Numbering Resource Optimization First Report and Order and 
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NRO First Report and Order), 
released on March 31, 2000, the Commission adopted a mandatory 
utilization data reporting requirement, a uniform set of categories of 
numbers for which carriers must report their utilization, and a 
utilization threshold framework to increase carrier accountability and 
incentives to use numbers efficiently. In addition, the Commission 
adopted a single system for allocating numbers in blocks of one 
thousand, rather than ten thousand, wherever possible, and established 
a plan for national rollout of thousands-block number pooling. The 
Commission also adopted numbering resource reclamation requirements to 
ensure that unused numbers are returned to the North American Numbering 
Plan (NANP) inventory for assignment to other carriers. Also, to 
encourage better management of numbering resources, carriers are 
required, to the extent possible, to first assign numbering resources 
within thousands blocks (a form of sequential numbering).
In the NRO Second Report and Order, the Commission adopted a measure 
that requires all carriers to use at least 60 percent of their 
numbering resources before they may get additional numbers in a 
particular area. That 60 percent utilization threshold increases to 75 
percent over the next three years. The Commission also established a 
five-year term for the national Pooling Administrator and an auditing 
program to verify carrier compliance with the Commission's rules. 
Furthermore, the Commission addressed several issues raised in the 
Notice, concerning area code relief. Specifically, the Commission 
declined to amend the existing Federal rules for area code relief or 
specify any new federal guidelines for the implementation of area code 
relief. The Commission also declined to state a preference for either

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all-services overlays or geographic splits as a method of area code 
relief. Regarding mandatory nationwide ten-digit dialing, the 
Commission declined to adopt this measure at the present time. 
Furthermore, the Commission declined to mandate nationwide expansion of 
the ``D digit'' (the ``N'' of an NXX or central office code) to include 
0 or 1, or to grant state commissions the authority to implement the 
expansion of the D digit as a numbering resource optimization measure 
at the present time.
In the NRO Third Report and Order, the Commission addressed national 
thousands-block number pooling administration issues, including 
declining to alter the implementation date for covered CMRS carriers to 
participate in pooling. The Commission also addressed Federal cost 
recovery for national thousands-block number pooling, and continued to 
require states to establish cost recovery mechanisms for costs incurred 
by carriers participating in pooling trials. The Commission reaffirmed 
the Months-to-Exhaust (MTE) requirement for carriers. The Commission 
declined to lower the utilization threshold established in the Second 
Report and Order, and declined to exempt pooling carriers from the 
utilization threshold. The Commission also established a safety valve 
mechanism to allow carriers that do not meet the utilization threshold 
in a given rate center to obtain additional numbering resources.
In the NRO Third Report and Order, the Commission lifted the ban on 
technology specific overlays (TSOs), and delegated authority to the 
Common Carrier Bureau, in consultation with the Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau, to resolve anysuch petitions. Furthermore, 
the Commission found that carriers who violate our numbering 
requirements, or fail to cooperate with an auditor conducting either a 
``for cause'' or random audit, should be denied numbering resources in 
certain instances. The Commission also reaffirmed the 180-day 
reservation period, declined to impose fees to extend the reservation 
period, and found that State commissions should be allowed password-
protected access to the NANPA database for data pertaining to NPAs 
located within their State.
The measures adopted in the NRO orders will allow the Commission to 
monitor more closely the way numbering resources are used within the 
NANP, and will promote more efficient allocation and use of NANP 
resources by tying a carrier's ability to obtain numbering resources 
more closely to its actual need for numbers to serve its customers. 
These measures are designed to create national standards to optimize 
the use of numbering resources by: (1) minimizing the negative impact 
on consumers of premature area code exhausts; (2) ensuring sufficient 
access to numbering resources for all service providers to enter into 
or to compete in telecommunications markets; (3) avoiding premature 
exhaust of the NANP; (4) extending the life of the NANP; (5) imposing 
the least societal cost possible, and ensuring competitive neutrality, 
while obtaining the highest benefit; (6) ensuring that no class of 
carrier or consumer is unduly favored or disfavored by the Commission's 
optimization efforts; and (7) minimizing the incentives for carriers to 
build and carry excessively large inventories of numbers.
In NRO Third Order on Recon in CC Docket No. 99-200, Third Further 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in CC Docket No. 99-200 and Second 
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in CC Docket No, 95-116, the 
Commission reconsidered its findings in the NRO Third Report and Order 
regarding the local Number portability (LNP) and thousands-block number 
pooling requirements for carriers in the top 100 Metropolitan 
Statistical areas (MSAs). Specifically, the Commission reversed its 
clarification that those requirements extend to all carriers in the 
largest 100 MSAs, regardless of whether they have received a request 
from another carrier to provide LNP. The Commission also sought comment 
on whether the Commission should again extend the LNP requirements to 
all carriers in the largest 100 MSAs, regardless of whether they 
receive a request to provide LNP. The Commission also sought comment on 
whether all carriers in the top 100 MSAs should be required to 
participate in thousands-block number pooling, regardless of whether 
they are required to be LNP capable. In addition, the Commission sought 
comment on whether all MSAs included in Combined Metropolitan 
Statistical Areas (CMSAs) on the Census Bureau's list of the largest 
100 MSAs should be included on the Commission's list of the top 100 
MSAs.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            06/17/99                    64 FR 32471
R&O and Further NPRM            06/16/00                    65 FR 37703
Second R&O and Second Further 
NPRM                            02/08/01                     66 FR 9528
Third R&O and Second Order on 
Recon                           02/12/02                      67 FR 643
3rd O on Recon & 3rd FNPRM      04/05/02                    67 FR 16347


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Sanford Williams, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1508

RIN: 3060-AH80
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3985. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS AND STANDARDS FOR UNBUNDLED NETWORK 
ELEMENTS AND INTERCONNECTION

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151, 152; 47 USC 154(i), 201; 47 USC 202, 206-
209; 47 USC 251, 253; 47 USC 503,504,706

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On November 8, 2001, the Commission opened a rulemaking to 
consider whether it should adopt a modest group of national performance 
measurements and standards for evaluating the provision of unbundled 
network elements by Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/30/01                    66 FR 59759


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

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Agency Contact: Uzoma Onyeije, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7827
Fax: 202 418-1413
Email: uonyeije@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI00
_______________________________________________________________________




3986. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS AND STANDARDS FOR INTERSTATE SPECIAL 
ACCESS SERVICES

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 47 USC 101, 152; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 201, 202; 47 
USC 206 to 209, 251; 47 USC 272, 503

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On November 16, 2001, the Commission opened a rulemaking to 
consider whether it should adopt national performance measurements, 
standards, and penalties for the provision of interstate special access 
services.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/10/01                    66 FR 63651


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Uzoma Onyeije, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7827
Fax: 202 418-1413
Email: uonyeije@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI01
_______________________________________________________________________




3987. CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT/ENHANCED SERVICES BUNDLING 
RESTRICTIONS IN COMPUTER II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151, 152; 47 USC 154, 160; 47 USC 161, 201 to 
205; 47 USC 215, 218; 47 USC 220, 303(r)

CFR Citation: 47 CFR 64.702(e)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This further notice of proposed rulemaking examines the need 
for certain restrictions on a common carrier's ability to bundle 
customer premises equipment (CPE), enhanced services, and regulated 
telecommunications services.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

FNPRM                           10/09/98                    63 FR 56892


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jack Yachbes, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2941
Fax: 202 418-1413

RIN: 3060-AI03
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