[The Regulatory Plan and 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-Fall 2010

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.

ADDRESS:  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.

 Ruth A. Dancey,

Deputy Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.

                           CONSUMER AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS BUREAU--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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497         Policies and Rules Governing Interstate Pay-Per-Call and Other Information Services       3060-AG42
            Pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (CC Docket Nos. 96-146, 93-22).........
498         Implementation of the Subscriber Selection Changes Provision of the Telecommunications    3060-AG46
            Act of 1996 (CC Docket No. 94-129)....................................................
499         Implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996; Access to Telecommunications        3060-AG58
            Service, Telecommunications Equipment, and Customer Premises Equipment by Persons With
            Disabilities..........................................................................
500         Telecommunications Relay Services, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and       3060-AG75
            the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (CC Docket No. 90-571).............................
501         Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) of        3060-AI14
            1991 (CG Docket No. 02-278)...........................................................
502         Rules and Regulations Implementing Section 225 of the Communications Act                  3060-AI15
            (Telecommunications Relay Service) (CG Docket No. 03-123).............................
503         Rules and Regulations Implementing the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited           3060-AI20
            Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CG Docket No. 04-53)...........................
504         Rules and Regulations Implementing Minimum Customer Account Record Exchange (CARE)        3060-AI58
            Obligations on All Local and Interexchange Carriers (CG Docket No. 02-386)............
505         Consumer Information and Disclosure and Truth in Billing and Billing Format...........    3060-AI61
506         Closed Captioning of Video Programming (Section 610 Review)...........................    3060-AI72

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507         Accessibility of Programming Providing Emergency Information..........................    3060-AI75
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                             OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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508         Revision of the Rules Regarding Ultra-Wideband Transmission...........................    3060-AH47
509         New Advanced Wireless Services (ET Docket No. 00-258).................................    3060-AH65
510         Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields.....................................    3060-AI17
511         Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands (ET Docket No. 04-186).................    3060-AI52
512         Unlicensed Devices and Equipment Approval (ET Docket No. 03-201)......................    3060-AI54
513         Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service (ET Docket No. 10-142)......    3060-AJ46
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                                     INTERNATIONAL BUREAU--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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514         Streamlining the Commission's Rules and Regulations for Satellite Application and         3060-AD70
            Licensing Procedures (IB Docket No. 95-117)...........................................
515         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).........
516         Allocate & Designate: Spectrum for Fixed-Satekkite Service (37.5-38.5, 40.5-41.5 &        3060-AH23
            48.2-50.2 GHz Bands); Allocate: Fixed & Mobile 40.5-42.5 GHz; Wireless 46.9-47 GHz;
            Government Operations 37-38 & 40-.....................................................
517         Streamlining Earth Station Licensing Rules (IB Docket No. 00-248).....................    3060-AH60
518         Space Station Licensing Reform (IB Docket No. 02-34)..................................    3060-AH98
519         Mitigation of Orbital Debris (IB Docket No. 02-54)....................................    3060-AI06
520         Amendment of the Commission's Rules (IB Docket No. 04-47).............................    3060-AI41
521         Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Telecommunications Services    3060-AI42
            (IB Docket No. 04-112)................................................................
522         Review of the Spectrum Sharing Plan Among Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit Mobile        3060-AI44
            Satellite Service Systems in the 1.6/2.4 GHz Bands (IB Docket No. 02-364).............
523         Amendment of the Commission's Rules To Allocate Spectrum and Adopt Service Rules and      3060-AI90
            Procedures To Govern the Use of Vehicle-Mounted Earth Stations (IB Docket No. 07-101).
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                                         MEDIA BUREAU--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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524         Cable Television Rate Regulation......................................................    3060-AF41
525         Cable Television Rate Regulation: Cost of Service.....................................    3060-AF48
526         Cable Home Wiring.....................................................................    3060-AG02
527         Competitive Availability of Navigation Devices (CS Docket No. 97-80)..................    3060-AG28
528         Cable Horizontal and Vertical Ownership Limits (MM Docket No. 92-264).................    3060-AH09
529         Digital Audio Broadcasting Systems (MM Docket No. 99-325).............................    3060-AH40
530         Second Periodic Review of Rules and Policies Affecting the Conversion to DTV..........    3060-AH54
531         Direct Broadcast Public Interest Obligations (MM Docket No. 93-25)....................    3060-AH59
532         Revision of EEO Rules and Policies (MM Docket No. 98-204).............................    3060-AH95
533         Broadcast Multiple and Cross-Ownership Limits.........................................    3060-AH97
534         Establishment of Rules for Digital Low Power Television, Television Translator, and       3060-AI38
            Television Booster Stations (MB Docket No. 03-185)....................................
535         Joint Sales Agreements in Local Television Markets (MB Docket No. 04-256).............    3060-AI55
536         Revision of Procedures Governing Amendments to FM Table of Allotments and Changes of      3060-AI63
            Community of License in the Radio Broadcast Services (MB Docket No. 05-210)...........
537         Digital Television Distributed Transmission System Technologies (MB Docket No. 05-312)    3060-AI68

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538         Implementation of the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 as Amended by the Cable     3060-AI69
            Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 (MB Docket No. 05-311).....
539         Program Access Rules--Sunset of Exclusive Contracts Prohibition and Examination of        3060-AI87
            Programming Tying Arrangements (MB Docket Nos. 07-29, 07-198).........................
540         Third Periodic Review of the Commission's Rules and Policies Affecting the Conversion     3060-AI89
            to Digital Television (MB Docket No. 07-91)...........................................
541         Broadcast Localism (MB Docket No. 04-233).............................................    3060-AJ04
542         Creating a Low Power Radio Service (MM Docket No. 99-25)..............................    3060-AJ07
543         Sponsorship Identification Rules and Embedded Advertising (MB Docket No. 08-90).......    3060-AJ10
544         An Inquiry Into the Commission's Policies and Rules Regarding AM Radio Service            3060-AJ17
            Directional Antenna Performance Verification (MM Docket No. 93-177)...................
545         Amendment of Parts 73 and 74 of the Commission's Rules To Establish Rules for             3060-AJ18
            Replacement Digital Low Power Television Translator Stations (MB Docket No. 08-253)...
546         Policies To Promote Rural Radio Service and To Streamline Allotment and Assignment        3060-AJ23
            Procedures (MB Docket No. 09-52)......................................................
547         Promoting Diversification of Ownership in the Broadcast Services (MB Docket No. 07-       3060-AJ27
            294)..................................................................................
548         Implementation of Section 203 of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act      3060-AJ43
            of 2010 (STELA) (MB Docket No. 10-148)................................................
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                                         MEDIA BUREAU--Completed Actions
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 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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549         Significantly Viewed Out-of-Market Broadcast Stations (MB Docket No. 05-49)...........    3060-AI56
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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550         Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees..........................................    3060-AI79
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                          PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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551         Revision of the Rules To Ensure Compatibility With Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling         3060-AG34
            Systems...............................................................................
552         Enhanced 911 Services for Wireline....................................................    3060-AG60
553         In the Matter of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act................    3060-AG74
554         Development of Operational, Technical, and Spectrum Requirements for Public Safety        3060-AG85
            Communications Requirements...........................................................
555         1998 Biennial Regulatory Review--Review of Accounts Settlement in Maritime Mobile and     3060-AH30
            Maritime Mobile-Satellite Radio Services (IB Docket No. 98-96)........................
556         Implementation of 911 Act.............................................................    3060-AH90
557         Commission Rules Concerning Disruptions to Communications.............................    3060-AI22
558         E911 Requirements for IP-Enabled Service Providers....................................    3060-AI62
559         Recommendations of the Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on     3060-AI78
            Communications Networks...............................................................
560         Stolen Vehicle Recovery System (SVRS).................................................    3060-AJ01
561         Commercial Mobile Alert System........................................................    3060-AJ03
562         Emergency Alert System................................................................    3060-AJ33
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                              WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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563         Implementation of the Communications Act, Amendment of the Commission's Rules--           3060-AG21
            Broadband PCS Competitive Bidding and the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Spectrum Cap
564         Service Rules for the 746 to 764 and 776 to 794 MHz Bands, and Revisions to the           3060-AH32
            Commission's Rules....................................................................
565         Amendment of Parts 13 and 80 of the Commission's Rules Governing Maritime                 3060-AH55
            Communications........................................................................
566         Competitive Bidding Procedures........................................................    3060-AH57
567         2000 Biennial Regulatory Review Spectrum Aggregation Limits for Commercial Mobile         3060-AH81
            Radio Services........................................................................
568         In the Matter of Promoting Efficient Use of Spectrum Through Elimination of Barriers      3060-AH82
            to the Development of Secondary Markets...............................................
569         Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers.....    3060-AH83
570         Facilitating the Provision of Spectrum-Based Services to Rural Areas..................    3060-AI31
571         Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band Industrial/Land                3060-AI34
            Transportation and Business Channels..................................................
572         Review of Part 87 of the Commission's Rules Concerning Aviation (WT Docket No. 01-289)    3060-AI35
573         Implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (CSEA) and Modernization of     3060-AI88
            the Commission's Competitive Bidding Rules and Procedures (WT Docket No. 05-211)......
574         Facilitating the Provision of Fixed and Mobile Broadband Access, Educational and Other    3060-AJ12
            Advanced Services in the 2150-2162 and 2500-2690 MHz Bands............................
575         Amendment of the Rules Regarding Maritime Automatic Identification Systems (WT Docket     3060-AJ16
            No. 04-344)...........................................................................
576         Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 2155-2175 MHz Band................    3060-AJ19
577         Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 1915 to 1920 MHz, 1995 to 2000        3060-AJ20
            MHz, 2020 to 2025 MHz, and 2175 to 2180 MHz Bands.....................................
578         Rules Authorizing the Operation of Low Power Auxiliary Stations in the 698-806 MHz        3060-AJ21
            Band, WT Docket No. 08-166; Public Interest Spectrum Coalition, Petition for
            Rulemaking Regarding Low Power Auxiliary..............................................
579         Amendment of the Commission's Rules To Improve Public Safety Communications in the 800    3060-AJ22
            MHz Band, and To Consolidate the 800 MHz and 900 MHz Business and Industrial/Land
            Transportation Pool Channels..........................................................
580         Amendment of Part 101 to Accommodate 30 MHz Channels in the 6525-6875 MHz Band and        3060-AJ28
            Provide Conditional Authorization on Channels in the 21.8-22.0 and 23.0-23.2 GHz Band
            (WT Docket No. 04-114)................................................................
581         In the Matter of Service Rules for the 698 to 746, 747 to 762 and 777 to 792 MHz Bands    3060-AJ35
582         In the Matter of Effects of Communications Towers on Migratory Birds..................    3060-AJ36
583         Amendment of Part 90 of the Commission's Rules........................................    3060-AJ37
584         Amendment of Part 101 of the Commission's Rules for Microwave Use and Broadcast           3060-AJ47
            Auxiliary Service Flexibility.........................................................
585         2004 and 2006 Biennial Regulatory Reviews --Streamlining and Other Revisions of the       3060-AJ50
            Commission's Rules Governing Construction, Marking, and Lighting of Antenna Structures
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                              WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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586         Amendments of Various Rules Affecting Wireless Radio Services (WT Docket No. 03-264)..    3060-AI30
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                                 WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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587         Implementation of the Universal Service Portions of the 1996 Telecommunications Act...    3060-AF85
588         Telecommunications Carriers' Use of Customer Proprietary Network Information and Other    3060-AG43
            Customer Information..................................................................
589         Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of       3060-AG50
            1996..................................................................................
590         Local Telephone Networks That LECs Must Make Available to Competitors.................    3060-AH44
591         2000 Biennial Regulatory Review--Telecommunications Service Quality Reporting             3060-AH72
            Requirements..........................................................................
592         Access Charge Reform and Universal Service Reform.....................................    3060-AH74
593         Numbering Resource Optimization.......................................................    3060-AH80
594         National Exchange Carrier Association Petition........................................    3060-AI47
595         IP-Enabled Services...................................................................    3060-AI48
596         Consumer Protection in the Broadband Era..............................................    3060-AI73
597         Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers (WC Docket No. 07-     3060-AJ02
            135)..................................................................................

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598         Jurisdictional Separations............................................................    3060-AJ06
599         Implementation of NET 911 Improvement Act.............................................    3060-AJ09
600         Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction, Infrastructure and Operating Data Gathering       3060-AJ14
            (WC Docket Nos. 08-190, 07-139, 07-204, 07-273, 07-21)................................
601         Petition to Establish Procedural Requirements to Govern Proceedings for Forbearance       3060-AJ31
            Under Section 10 of the Communications Act of 1934, as Amended (WC Docket No.07-267)..
602         Local Number Portability Porting Interval and Validation Requirements (WC Docket No 07-   3060-AJ32
            244)..................................................................................
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
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497. POLICIES AND RULES GOVERNING INTERSTATE PAY-PER-CALL AND OTHER 
INFORMATION SERVICES PURSUANT TO THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 (CC 
DOCKET NOS. 96-146, 93-22)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 228

Abstract: The Commission 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. The 
Commission issued an NPRM on these issues July 16, 2004.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            07/26/96                    61 FR 39107
Order                           07/26/96                    61 FR 39084
NPRM Comment Period End         09/16/96
Notice to Refresh Record        03/27/03                    68 FR 14939
Comment Period End              05/27/03
NPRM                            10/15/04                    69 FR 61184


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Erica H. McMahon, Chief, Consumer Policy Division, 
Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2512
Email: erica.mcmahon@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG42
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498. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SUBSCRIBER SELECTION CHANGES PROVISION OF THE 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 (CC DOCKET NO. 94-129)

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

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 150 percent of all charges paid by the subscriber 
after such violation. 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 May 2001, the Commission adopted streamlined 
procedures for the carrier-to-carrier sale or transfer of customer 
bases.
In February 2003, the Commission adopted a Reconsideration Order and 
Second FNPRM. The Reconsideration Order addresses, amongst other 
things, the requirement that a carrier's sales agent drop-off a carrier 
change request phone call once the customer has been connected to an 
independent third party verifier, and the applicability of our slamming 
rules to local exchange carriers. In the Second FNPRM, the Commission 
sought comment on rule modifications with respect to third party 
verifications.
On January 4, 2008, the Commission released an Order that confirmed 
that a LEC that is executing a carrier change on behalf of another 
carrier may not re-verify whether the person listed on the change order 
is actually authorized to do so.
On January 9, 2008, the Commission released a Fourth Report and Order 
that modified the slamming rules regarding the content of independent 
third party verifications of a consumer's intent to switch carriers.

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 R&O and Second FNPRM     02/16/99                     64 FR 7745
First Order on Recon            04/13/00                    65 FR 47678
Third R&O 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

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First R&O and Fourth R&O        06/06/01                    66 FR 30334
Second FNPRM                    03/17/03                    68 FR 19176
Third Order on Recon            03/17/03                    68 FR 19152
Second FNPRM Comment Period End 06/17/03
First Order on Recon & Fourth 
Order on Recon                  03/15/05                    70 FR 12605
Fifth Order on Recon            03/23/05                    70 FR 14567
Order                           02/04/08                     73 FR 6444
Fourth R&O                      03/12/08                    73 FR 13144


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Nancy Stevenson, Deputy Chief, Consumer Policy Div., 
Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2512
Fax: 202 418-1196
Email: nancy.stevenson@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG46
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499. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996; ACCESS TO 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT, AND CUSTOMER 
PREMISES EQUIPMENT BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Legal Authority: 47 USC 255; 47 USC 251(a)(2)

Abstract: This proceeding is initiated to implement the provisions of 
sections 255 and 251(a)(2) 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:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

R&O                             08/14/96                    61 FR 42181
NOI                             09/26/96                    61 FR 50465
NPRM                            05/22/98                    63 FR 28456
R&O                             11/19/99                    64 FR 63235
Further NOI                     11/19/99                    64 FR 63277
Public Notice                   01/07/02                      67 FR 678
R&O                             08/06/07                    72 FR 43546
NPRM                            11/21/07                    72 FR 65494
R&O                             05/07/08                    73 FR 25566
R&O                             06/12/08                    73 FR 33324
Public Notice                   08/01/08                    73 FR 45008
Policy Statement, 2nd R&O and 
FNPRM (release date)            08/05/10


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Cheryl J. King, Deputy Chief, Disability Rights Office, 
Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2284
TDD Phone: 202 418-0416
Fax: 202 418-0037
Email: cheryl.king@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG58
_______________________________________________________________________

500. TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES, THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES 
ACT OF 1990, AND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 (CC DOCKET NO. 90-
571)

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

Abstract: This item addresses the requirement that telecommunications 
relay services be capable of handling any type of call normally 
provided by common carriers.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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     03/03/93                    58 FR 12175
FNPRM                           03/30/93                    58 FR 12204
MO&O                            11/28/95                    60 FR 58626
Order                           09/08/97                    62 FR 47152
Second NPRM                     04/05/01                    66 FR 18059
Fifth R&O                       02/07/03                     68 FR 6352
Fifth R&O (Correction)          02/24/03                     68 FR 8553
Public Notice                   08/27/04                    69 FR 52694
Petitions for Recon of Fifth R&O 
Denied                          09/01/04                    69 FR 53346


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Thomas Chandler, Federal Communications Commission, 445 
12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1475
Email: thomas.chandler@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG75
_______________________________________________________________________

501. RULES AND REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE TELEPHONE CONSUMER 
PROTECTION ACT (TCPA) OF 1991 (CG DOCKET NO. 02-278)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 227

Abstract: On July 3, 2003, the Commission released a Report and Order 
establishing, along with the FTC, a national do-not-call registry. The 
Commission's Report and Order also adopted rules on the use of 
predictive dialers, the transmission of caller ID information by 
telemarketers, and the sending of unsolicited fax advertisements.
On September 21, 2004, the Commission released an Order amending 
existing safe harbor rules for telemarketers subject to the do-not-call 
registry to require such telemarketers to access the do-not-call list 
every 31 days, rather than every 3 months.
On April 5, 2006, the Commission adopted a Report and Order and Third 
Order on Reconsideration amending its facsimile advertising rules to 
implement the Junk Fax Protection Act of 2005. On October 14, 2008, the 
Commission released an Order on Reconsideration addressing certain 
issues raised in petitions for reconsideration and/or clarification of 
the Report and Order and Third Order on Reconsideration.
On January 4, 2008, the Commission released a Declaratory Ruling, 
clarifying that autodialed and prerecorded message calls to wireless 
numbers that are provided by the called party to a creditor in 
connection with an existing debt are permissible as calls made with the 
``prior express consent'' of the called party.
Following a December 4, 2007 NPRM, on June 17, 2008, the Commission 
released a Report and Order amending its rules to require sellers and/
or telemarketers to honor registrations with the National Do-Not-Call 
Registry indefinitely, unless the registration is cancelled by the 
consumer or the number is removed by the database administrator.
On January 22, 2010, the Commission released an NPRM proposing to 
require sellers and telemarketers to obtain express written consent 
from recipients before making prerecorded telemarketing calls, commonly 
known as ``robocalls,'' even when the caller has an established 
business relationship

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with the consumer. The proposals also, among other things, would 
require that prerecorded telemarketing calls include an automated, 
interactive mechanism by which a consumer may ``opt out'' of receiving 
future prerecorded messages from a seller or telemarketer.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/08/02                    67 FR 62667
FNPRM                           04/03/03                    68 FR 16250
Order                           07/25/03                    68 FR 44144
Order Effective                 08/25/03
Order on Recon                  08/25/03                    68 FR 50978
Order                           10/14/03                    68 FR 59130
FNPRM                           03/31/04                    69 FR 16873
Order                           10/08/04                    69 FR 60311
Order                           10/28/04                    69 FR 62816
Order on Recon                  04/13/05                    70 FR 19330
Order                           06/30/05                    70 FR 37705
NPRM                            12/19/05                    70 FR 75102
Public Notice                   04/26/06                    71 FR 24634
Order                           05/03/06                    71 FR 25967
NPRM                            12/14/07                    72 FR 71099
Declaratory Ruling              02/01/08                     73 FR 6041
R&O                             07/14/08                    73 FR 40183
Order on Recon                  10/30/08                    73 FR 64556
NPRM                            03/22/10                    75 FR 13471


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Kurt Schroeder, Deputy Chief, Consumer Policy Div., 
Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington , DC 20554
Phone: 202 632-0966
Email: kurt.schroeder@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI14
_______________________________________________________________________

502. RULES AND REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING SECTION 225 OF THE 
COMMUNICATIONS ACT (TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICE) (CG DOCKET NO. 03-
123)

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

Abstract: This proceeding established a new docket flowing from the 
previous telecommunications relay service (TRS) history, CC Docket No. 
98-67. This proceeding continues the Commission's inquiry into 
improving the quality of TRS and furthering the goal of functional 
equivalency, consistent with Congress' mandate that TRS regulations 
encourage the use of existing technology and not discourage or impair 
the development of new technology. In this docket, the Commission 
explores ways to improve emergency preparedness for TRS facilities and 
services, new TRS technologies, public access to information and 
outreach, and issues related to payments from the Interstate TRS Fund.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/25/03                    68 FR 50993
R&O, Order on Recon             09/01/04                    69 FR 53346
FNPRM                           09/01/04                    69 FR 53382
Public Notice                   02/17/05                     70 FR 8034
Declaratory Ruling/ 
Interpretation                  02/25/05                     70 FR 9239
Public Notice                   03/07/05                    70 FR 10930
Order                           03/23/05                    70 FR 14568
Public Notice/ Announcement of 
Date                            04/06/05                    70 FR 17334
Order                           07/01/05                    70 FR 38134
Order on Recon                  08/31/05                    70 FR 51643
R&O                             08/31/05                    70 FR 51649
Order                           09/14/05                    70 FR 54294
Order                           09/14/05                    70 FR 54298
Public Notice                   10/12/05                    70 FR 59346
R&O/Order on Recon              12/23/05                    70 FR 76208
Order                           12/28/05                    70 FR 76712
Order                           12/29/05                    70 FR 77052
NPRM                            02/01/06                     71 FR 5221
Declaratory Ruling/Clarification05/31/06                    71 FR 30818
FNPRM                           05/31/06                    71 FR 30848
FNPRM                           06/01/06                    71 FR 31131
Declaratory Ruling/Dismissal of 
Petition                        06/21/06                    71 FR 35553
Clarification                   06/28/06                    71 FR 36690
Declaratory Ruling on Recon     07/06/06                    71 FR 38268
Order on Recon                  08/16/06                    71 FR 47141
MO&O                            08/16/06                    71 FR 47145
Clarification                   08/23/06                    71 FR 49380
FNPRM                           09/13/06                    71 FR 54009
Final Rule; Clarification       02/14/07                     72 FR 6960
Order                           03/14/07                    72 FR 11789
R&O                             08/06/07                    72 FR 43546
Public Notice                   08/16/07                    72 FR 46060
Order                           11/01/07                    72 FR 61813
Public Notice                   01/04/08                      73 FR 863
R&O/Declaratory Ruling          01/17/08                     73 FR 3197
Order                           02/19/08                     73 FR 9031
Order                           04/21/08                    73 FR 21347
R&O                             04/21/08                    73 FR 21252
Order                           04/23/08                    73 FR 21843
Public Notice                   04/30/08                    73 FR 23361
Order                           05/15/08                    73 FR 28057
Declaratory Ruling              07/08/08                    73 FR 38928
FNPRM                           07/18/08                    73 FR 41307
R&O                             07/18/08                    73 FR 41286
Public Notice                   08/01/08                    73 FR 45006
Public Notice                   08/05/08                    73 FR 45354
Public Notice                   10/10/08                    73 FR 60172
Order                           10/23/08                    73 FR 63078
2nd R&O and Order on Recon      12/30/08                    73 FR 79683
Order                           05/06/09                    74 FR 20892
Public Notice                   05/07/09                    74 FR 21364
NPRM                            05/21/09                    74 FR 23815
Public Notice                   05/21/09                    74 FR 23859
Public Notice                   06/12/09                    74 FR 28046
Order                           07/29/09                    74 FR 37624
Public Notice                   08/07/09                    74 FR 39699
Order                           09/18/09                    74 FR 47894
Order                           10/26/09                    74 FR 54913
Public Notice                   05/12/10                    75 FR 26701
Order Deying Stay Motion 
(release date)                  07/09/10
Order                           08/13/10                    75 FR 49491


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Karen Peltz Strauss, Federal Communications Commission, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2388
Email: karen.strauss@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI15
_______________________________________________________________________

503. RULES AND REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE CONTROLLING THE ASSAULT OF 
NON-SOLICITED PORNOGRAPHY AND MARKETING ACT OF 2003 (CG DOCKET NO. 04-
53)

Legal Authority: 15 USC 7706; 15 USC 7712; PL 108-187

Abstract: The Commission has adopted rules to protect consumers from 
unwanted electronic mobile service messages to implement the 
Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act 
of 2003.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/31/04                    69 FR 16873
NPRM Comment Period End         05/17/04
Order                           09/16/04                    69 FR 55765
Order                           06/15/05                    70 FR 34665
Order on Recon (release date)   03/22/07


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Kurt Schroeder, Deputy Chief, Consumer Policy Div., 
Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs

[[Page 79885]]

Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington , DC 20554
Phone: 202 632-0966
Email: kurt.schroeder@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI20
_______________________________________________________________________

504. RULES AND REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING MINIMUM CUSTOMER ACCOUNT RECORD 
EXCHANGE (CARE) OBLIGATIONS ON ALL LOCAL AND INTEREXCHANGE CARRIERS (CG 
DOCKET NO. 02-386)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 201 and 202; 47 USC 
303(r)

Abstract: On December 20, 2002, the Commission issued a Public Notice 
directing interested parties to file comments on issues raised in a 
petition filed with the Commission by Americatel Corporation and on a 
separate petition filed by AT&T, Sprint, and MCI. The petitions asked 
the Commission to address problems relating to the exchange of customer 
account records between local and long distance telephone service 
providers. On March 25, 2004, the Commission released a Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in CG Docket No. 02-386 seeking further 
comment on the two petitions and seeking comment as to whether to 
replace the current voluntary industry process for the exchange of 
customer account information between local and long distance service 
providers with mandatory, minimum standards applicable to all such 
providers.
On February 25, 2005, the Commission released a Report and Order and 
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in CG Docket No. 02-386. The 
Report and Order adopted final rules governing the exchange of customer 
account information between local and long distance telephone service 
providers. The Commission adopted these rules to help to ensure that 
consumers' phone service bills are accurate and that their carrier 
selection requests are honored and executed without undue delay. In the 
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), the Commission sought 
comment on the need for rules governing the exchange of customer 
account information between local telephone service providers.
On April 15, 2005, and June 15, 2005, a coalition of local and long 
distance carriers proposed minor modifications and clarifications to 
section 64.4002 of the Commission's CARE rules. On August 29, 2005, the 
Commission released a public notice requesting comment on the 
coalition's proposed clarifications and modifications. Notice of the 
proposed changes was published in the Federal Register on September 7, 
2005 (70 FR 53137). The comment cycle established by the August 29 
public notice closed October 3, 2005.
On September 13, 2006, the Commission released an Order on 
Reconsideration adopting the clarifications and technical corrections 
to the Report and Order, as proposed by the coalition of carriers.
On December 21, 2007, the Commission released a Report and Order 
declining to adopt mandatory data exchange requirements between local 
exchange carriers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/19/04                    69 FR 20845
NPRM Comment Period End         06/18/04
R&O and FNPRM                   06/02/05                    70 FR 32258
FNPRM Comment Period End        08/01/05
Public Notice                   08/29/05                70 FR 53137--01
Public Notice Comment Period End10/03/05
Order on Recon                  12/13/06                    71 FR 74819
R&O                             01/08/08                     73 FR 1297


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Lisa Boehley, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7395
Fax: 202 418-0236
Email: lisa.boehley@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI58
_______________________________________________________________________

505. CONSUMER INFORMATION AND DISCLOSURE AND TRUTH IN BILLING AND 
BILLING FORMAT

Legal Authority: 47 USC 201; 47 USC 258

Abstract: In 1999, the Commission adopted truth-in-billing rules to 
address concerns that there is consumer confusion relating to billing 
for telecommunications services. On March 18, 2005, the Commission 
released an Order and FNPRM to further facilitate the ability of 
telephone consumers to make informed choices among competitive service 
offerings.
On August 28, 2009, the Commission released a Notice of Inquiry which 
asks questions about information available to consumers at all stages 
of the purchasing process for all communications services, including 
(1) choosing a provider; (2) choosing a service plan; (3) managing use 
of the service plan; and (4) deciding whether and when to switch an 
existing provider or plan.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

FNPRM                           05/25/05                    70 FR 30044
R&O                             05/25/05                    70 FR 29979
NOI                             08/28/09
Public Notice Notice            05/20/10                    75 FR 28249
Public Notice                   06/11/10                    75 FR 33303


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Richard D. Smith, Special Counsel, Federal 
Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 717 338-2797
Fax: 717 338-2574
Email: richard.smith@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI61
_______________________________________________________________________

506. CLOSED CAPTIONING OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 613

Abstract: The Commission's closed captioning rules are designed to make 
video programming more accessible to deaf and hard of hearing 
Americans. This proceeding resolves some issues regarding the 
Commission's closed captioning rules that were raised for comment in 
2005, and also seeks comment on how a certain exemption from the closed 
captioning rules should be applied to digital multicast broadcast 
channels.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/03/97                     62 FR 4959
R&O                             09/16/97                    62 FR 48487
NPRM                            09/26/05                    70 FR 56150
Order on Recon                  10/28/98                    63 FR 55959
Order and Declaratory Ruling    01/13/09                     74 FR 1594

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NPRM                            01/13/09                     74 FR 1654
Final Rule Announcement of 
Effective Date                  02/19/10                     75 FR 7370
Order                           02/19/10                     75 FR 7368
Order Suspending Effective Date 02/19/10                     75 FR 7369
Final Rule Correction           09/11/09                    74 FR 46703


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Amelia L. Brown, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2799
TDD Phone: 202 418-7804
Fax: 202 418-0037
Email: amelia.brown@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI72
_______________________________________________________________________

507. ACCESSIBILITY OF PROGRAMMING PROVIDING EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Legal Authority: 47 USC 613

Abstract: In this proceeding, the Commission adopted rules detailing 
how video programming distributors must make emergency information 
accessible to persons with hearing and visual disabilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

FNPRM                           01/21/98                     63 FR 3070
NPRM                            12/01/99                    64 FR 67236
NPRM Correction                 12/22/99                    64 FR 71712
2nd R&O                         05/09/00                    65 FR 26757
R&O                             09/11/00                    65 FR 54805


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Amelia L. Brown, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2799
TDD Phone: 202 418-7804
Fax: 202 418-0037
Email: amelia.brown@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI75
_______________________________________________________________________
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions
Office of Engineering and Technology
_______________________________________________________________________

508. REVISION OF THE RULES REGARDING ULTRA-WIDEBAND TRANSMISSION

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

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.
The Memorandum Opinion and Order responded to fourteen petitions for 
reconsideration that were filed in response to the regulations for 
unlicensed ultra-wideband (UWB) operations. In general, this document 
does not make any significant changes to the existing UWB parameters as 
the Commission is reluctant to do so until it has more experience with 
UWB devices. The Commission believes that any major changes to the 
rules for existing UWB product categories at this early stage would be 
disruptive to current industry product development efforts.
The Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposed new rules to address 
issues raised by some of the petitions for reconsideration that were 
outside the scope of the proceeding. New rules were proposed to address 
issues regarding the operation of low pulse repetition frequency UWB 
systems, including vehicular radars, in the 3.1-10.6 GHz band; and the 
operation frequency hopping vehicular radars in the 22-29 GHz band as 
UWB devices. The Commission also proposed new rules that would 
establish new peak power limits for wideband part 15 devices that do no 
operate as UWB devices and proposed to eliminate the definition of a 
UWB device.
The Second Report and Order and Second Memorandum Opinion and Order 
responds to two petitions for reconsideration that were filed in 
response to the Commission's decision to establish regulations for 
unlicensed UWB operation. It also responds to the rulemaking proposals 
contained in the Memorandum Opinion and Order and Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking in this docket. The order establishes new rules for 
wideband unlicensed devices operating in the 5925-7250 MHz, 16.2-17.7 
GHz, and 22.12-29 GHz bands.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/14/00                    65 FR 37332
NPRM Comment Period End         10/12/00
First R&O                       05/16/02                    67 FR 34852
MO&O                            04/22/03                    68 FR 19746
FNPRM                           04/22/03                    68 FR 19773
Second R&O and Second MO&O      02/09/05                     70 FR 6771


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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
_______________________________________________________________________

509. NEW ADVANCED WIRELESS SERVICES (ET DOCKET NO. 00-258)

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)

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

[[Page 79887]]

and broadband services over a variety of mobile and fixed networks.
The Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking discusses the frequency bands 
that are still under consideration in this proceeding and invites 
additional comments on their disposition. Specifically, it addresses 
the Unlicensed Personal Communications Service (UPCS) band at 1910-1930 
MHz, the Multipoint Distribution Service (MDS) spectrum at 2155-2160/62 
MHz bands, the Emerging Technology spectrum, at 2160-2165 MHz, and the 
bands reallocated from MSS 91990-2000 MHz, 2020-2025 MHz, and 2165-2180 
MHz. We seek comment on these bands with respect to using them for 
paired or unpaired Advance Wireless Service (AWS) operations or as 
relocation spectrum for existing services.
The 7th Report and Order facilitates the introduction of Advanced 
Wireless Service (AWS) in the band 1710-1755 MHz--an integral part of a 
90 MHz spectrum allocation recently reallocated to allow for such new 
and innovative wireless services. We largely adopt the proposals set 
forth in our recent AWS Fourth NPRM in this proceeding that are 
designed to clear the 1710-1755 MHz band of incumbent Federal 
Government operations that would otherwise impede the development of 
new nationwide AWS services. These actions are consistent with previous 
actions in this proceeding and with the United States Department of 
Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) 2002 Viability Assessment, which addressed relocation and 
reaccommodation options for Federal Government operations in the band.
The 8th Report and Order reallocated the 2155-2160 MHz band for Fixed 
and Mobile services and designates the 2155-2175 MHz band for Advanced 
Wireless Service (AWS) use. This proceeding continues the Commission's 
ongoing efforts to promote spectrum utilization and efficiency with 
regard to the provision of new services, including Advanced Wireless 
Services.
The Order requires Broadband Radio Service (BRS) licensees in the 2150-
2160/62 MHz band to provide information on the construction status and 
operational parameters of each incumbent BRS system that would be the 
subject of relocation.
The Notice of Proposed Rule Making requested comments on the specific 
relocation procedures applicable to Broadband Radio Service (BRS) 
operations in the 2150-2160/62 MHz band, which the Commission recently 
decided will be relocated to the newly restructured 2495-2690 MHz band. 
The Commission also requested comments on the specific relocation 
procedures applicable to Fixed Microwave Service (FS) operations in the 
2160-2175 MHz band.
The Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) and the Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) set forth the specific data that 
Broadband Radio Service (BRS) licensees in the 2150-2160/62 MHz band 
must file along with the deadline date and procedures for filing this 
data on the Commission's Universal Licensing System (ULS). The data 
will assist in determining future AWS licensee's relocation 
obligations.
The 9th Report and Order established procedures for the relocation of 
Broadband Radio Service (BRS) operations from the 2150-2160/62 MHz 
band, as well as for the relocation of Fixed Microwave Service (FS) 
operations from the 2160-2175 MHz band, and modified existing 
relocation procedures for the 2110-2150 MHz and 2175-2180 MHz bands. It 
also established cost-sharing rules to identify the reimbursement 
obligations for Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) and Mobile Satellite 
Service (MSS) entrants benefiting from the relocation of incumbent FS 
operations in the 2110-2150 MHz and 2160-2200 MHz bands and AWS 
entrants benefiting from the relocation of BRS incumbents in the 2150-
2160/62 MHz band. The Commission continues its ongoing efforts to 
promote spectrum utilization and efficiency with regard to the 
provision of new services, including AWS. The Order dismisses a 
petition for reconsideration filed by the Wireless Communications 
Association International, Inc. (WCA) as moot.
Two petitions for Reconsideration were filed in response to the 9th 
Report and Order.

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
FNPRM                           09/13/01                    66 FR 47618
MO&O                            09/13/01                    66 FR 47591
First R&O                       10/25/01                    66 FR 53973
Petition for Recon              11/02/01                    66 FR 55666
Second R&O                      01/24/03                     68 FR 3455
Third NPRM                      03/13/03                    68 FR 12015
Seventh R&O                     12/29/04                     69 FR 7793
Petition for Recon              04/13/05                    70 FR 19469
Eighth R&O                      10/26/05                    70 FR 61742
Order                           10/26/05                    70 FR 61742
NPRM                            10/26/05                    70 FR 61752
Public Notice                   12/14/05                    70 FR 74011
Ninth R&O and Order             05/24/06                    71 FR 29818
Petition for Recon              07/19/06                    71 FR 41022


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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: rodney.small@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH65
_______________________________________________________________________

510. EXPOSURE TO RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 302 and 303; 47 USC 309(j); 47 USC 
336

Abstract: The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposed amendments 
to the FCC rules relating to compliance of transmitters and facilities 
with guidelines for human exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/08/03                    68 FR 52879
NPRM Comment Period End         12/08/03


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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-AI17

[[Page 79888]]

_______________________________________________________________________

511. UNLICENSED OPERATION IN THE TV BROADCAST BANDS (ET DOCKET NO. 04-
186)

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

Abstract: The Commission adopted rules to allow unlicensed radio 
transmitters to operate in the broadcast television spectrum at 
locations where that spectrum is not being used by licensed services 
(this unused TV spectrum is often termed ``white spaces''). This action 
will make a significant amount of spectrum available for new and 
innovative products and services, including broadband data and other 
services for businesses and consumers. The actions taken are a 
conservative first step that includes many safeguards to prevent 
harmful interference to incumbent communications services. Moreover, 
the Commission will closely oversee the development and introduction of 
these devices to the market and will take whatever actions may be 
necessary to avoid, and if necessary correct, any interference that may 
occur.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/18/04                    69 FR 34103
First R&O                       11/17/06                    71 FR 66876
FNPRM                           11/17/06                    71 FR 66897
R&O and MO&O                    02/17/09                     74 FR 7314
Petitions for Reconsideration   04/13/09                    74 FR 16870


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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: hugh.vantuyl@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI52
_______________________________________________________________________

512. UNLICENSED DEVICES AND EQUIPMENT APPROVAL (ET DOCKET NO. 03-201)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 302(a); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 306

Abstract: The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposed to update 
section 15.247 of the rules to allow the use of more efficient antenna 
technologies with unlicensed devices.
The Report and Order updates several technical rules for unlicensed 
radiofrequency devices in part 15 of the Commission's rules. The rule 
changes will allow device manufacturers to develop expanded 
applications for unlicensed devices and will allow unlicensed device 
operators, including Wireless Internet Service providers greater 
flexibility to modify or substitute parts as long as the overall system 
operation is unchanged. The changes are part of an ongoing process of 
updating our rules to promote more efficient sharing of spectrum used 
by unlicensed devices and remove unnecessary regulations that inhibit 
such sharing. The Commission received one petition for reconsideration 
in this proceeding.
The Second Report and Order amended the Commission's rules to provide 
for more efficient equipment authorization of both existing modular 
transmitter devices and emerging partitioned (or ``split'') modular 
transmitter devices. These rule changes will benefit manufacturers by 
allowing greater flexibility in certifying equipment and providing 
relief from the need to obtain a new equipment authorization each time 
the same transmitter is installed in a different final product. The 
rule changes will also enable manufacturers to develop more flexible 
and more advanced unlicensed transmitter technologies. The Commission 
further found that modular transmitter devices authorized in accordance 
with the revised equipment authorization procedures will not pose any 
increased risk of interference to other radio operations.
The Further NPRM, seeks comment on whether there is a need to require 
unlicensed transmitters operating in the 915 MHz band under sections 
15.247 and 15.249 of the rules to comply with a spectrum etiquette 
requirement, and the impact that requiring an etiquette would have on 
the development and operation of unlicensed 915 MHz devices operating 
under those rule sections. The Commission also seeks comment on the 
particular etiquette suggested by Cellnet that would require digitally 
modulated spread spectrum transmitters operating in the 915 MHz band 
under section 15.247 of the rules to operate at less than the 1-watt 
maximum power if they are continuously silent less than 90 percent of 
the time within a 0.4 second interval. This etiquette would require 
that the maximum permitted power level decrease in accordance with a 
specified formula as the silent interval between transmission 
decreases. The Commission further seeks comment on alternatives to the 
etiquette suggested by Cellnet.
The Memorandum Opinion and Order dismissed two petitions for 
reconsideration of the rules adopted in the Report and Order, 69 FR 
54027, September 7, 2004, in this proceeding. It dismissed a petition 
for reconsideration filed by Warren C. Havens and Telesaurus Holdings 
GB LLC (Havens) requesting that the Commission suspend the rule changes 
adopted for unlicensed devices in the 902-928 MHz (915 MHz) band until 
such time as it completes a formal inquiry with regard to the potential 
effect of such changes to Location and Monitoring Service (LMS) 
licensees in the band. The Commission also dismissed a petition for 
reconsideration filed by Cellnet Technology (Cellnet) requesting that 
the Commission adopt spectrum sharing requirements in the unlicensed 
bands, for example, a ``spectrum etiquette,`` particularly in the 915 
MHz band.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/17/03                    68 FR 68823
NPRM Comment Period End         01/09/04
R&O                             09/07/04                    69 FR 54027
Petition for Recon              11/19/04                    69 FR 67736
Petition for Recon              02/15/05                     70 FR 7737
Second R&O                      05/23/07                    72 FR 28889
FNPRM                           08/01/07                    72 FR 42011
FNPRM Comment Period End        10/15/07
MO&O                            08/01/07                    72 FR 41937


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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: hugh.vantuyl@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI54

[[Page 79889]]

_______________________________________________________________________

513.  FIXED AND MOBILE SERVICES IN THE MOBILE 
SATELLITE SERVICE (ET DOCKET NO. 10-142)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154 (i) and 301; 47 USC 303(c) and 303(f); 47 
USC 303(r) and 303(y); 47 USC 310

Abstract: The Notice of Proposed Rule Making proposes to take a number 
of actions to further the provision of terrestrial broadband services 
in the MSS bands. In the 2 GHz MSS band, the Commission proposes to add 
co-primary Fixed and Mobile allocations to the existing Mobile-
Satellite allocation. This will lay the groundwork for providing 
additional flexibility in use of the 2 GHz spectrum in the future. The 
Commission also proposes to apply the terrestrial secondary market 
spectrum leasing rules and procedures to transactions involving 
terrestrial use of the MSS spectrum in the 2 GHz, Big LEO, and L-bands 
in order to create greater certainty and regulatory parity with bands 
licensed for terrestrial broadband service.
The Commission also asks, in a Notice of Inquiry, about approaches for 
creating opportunities for full use of the 2 GHz band for stand-alone 
terrestrial uses. The Commission requests comment on ways to promote 
innovation and investment throughout the MSS bands while also ensuring 
market-wide mobile satellite capability to serve important needs like 
disaster recovery and rural access.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/16/10                    75 FR 49871
NPRM Comment Period End         09/15/10
Reply Comment Period End        09/30/10


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Nicholas Oros, Electronics Engineer, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0636
Email: nicholas.oros@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ46
_______________________________________________________________________
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions
International Bureau
_______________________________________________________________________

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

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

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 of 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. The Commission addressed the issues 
in the Petitions for Reconsideration in an Order released on October 
10, 2008. The docket in this proceeding is now closed.

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
Order on Reconsideration        11/29/08                    73 FR 70897


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Steven Spaeth, Assistant Division Chief, Federal 
Communications Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1539
Fax: 202 418-0748
Email: steven.spaeth@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AD70
_______________________________________________________________________

515. 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)

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

Abstract: In 1997, the Commission adopted service rules for the 
satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) in the 2320-2345 MHz 
frequency band and sought further comment on proposed rules governing 
the use of complementary SDARS terrestrial repeaters. The Commission 
released a second further notice of proposed rulemaking in January 2008 
to consider new proposals for rules to govern terrestrial repeaters 
operations. The Commission released a Second Report and Order on May 
20, 2010, which adopted rules governing the operation of SDARS 
terrestrial repeaters, including establishing a blanket licensing 
regime for repeaters operating up to 12 kilowatts average equivalent 
isotropically radiated power.

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
Second FNPRM                    01/15/08                     73 FR 2437
FNPRM Comment Period End        03/17/08


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Jay Whaley, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-7184
Fax: 202 418-0748
Email: jwhaley@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF93

[[Page 79890]]

_______________________________________________________________________

516. ALLOCATE & DESIGNATE: SPECTRUM FOR FIXED-SATEKKITE SERVICE (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; GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS 37-38 & 40-

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

Abstract: This item adopts a plan for nongovernment 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
R&O                             01/15/99                     64 FR 2585
Correction                      02/08/99                     64 FR 6138
Correction                      02/10/99                     64 FR 6565
Notice of Petition for Recon    03/22/99                    64 FR 13796
Order on Recon                  12/01/99
FNPRM                           07/05/01                    66 FR 35399
Second R&O                      08/25/04                    69 FR 52198


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Sean O'More, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-2453
Email: sean.omore@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH23
_______________________________________________________________________

517. STREAMLINING EARTH STATION LICENSING RULES (IB DOCKET NO. 00-248)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 701 to 744

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 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (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.
In the First Report and Order in this proceeding, the Commission 
extended the license term for earth station licenses from 10 to 15 
years.
In the Second Report and Order in this proceeding, the Commission 
adopted rules allowing unlicensed receive-only earth stations to 
receive transmissions from non-U.S.-licensed satellites on the 
Permitted List.
In the Third Report and Order in this proceeding, the Commission 
adopted a streamlined application form for certain earth station 
licenses, and adopted a mandatory electronic filing requirement for 
those earth station applications.
In the Fourth Report and Order in this proceeding, the Commission 
extended the mandatory electronic filing requirement to all earth 
station applications.
In the Fifth Report and Order in this proceeding, the Commission 
adopted the following proposals from the NPRM: (1) Codifying 
streamlined procedures for non-routine antennas; (2) relaxing power and 
power density limits, and allowing routine KU-band temporary fixed 
earth stations to begin operations sooner; (3) revising certain VSAT 
rules; and (4) other miscellaneous rule revisions. One petition for 
reconsideration was filed in response to this Order on July 5, 2005.
In the Sixth Report and Order in this proceeding, the Commission 
adopted revisions to the earth station antenna gain pattern 
requirements, as proposed in the Further Notice. Two petitions for 
reconsideration were filed in response to this Order on July 8, 2005.
In the Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Commission 
invited comment on adopting off-axis EIRP envelops for C-band and KU-
band FSS earth stations.
In the Seventh Report and Order in this proceeding, the Commission 
considered and rejected its proposal in the NPRM to make revisions to 
part 23 of its rules.
In the Eighth Report and Order in this proceeding, the Commission 
adopted the proposals in the Third FNPRM, in large part. This 
proceeding is now closed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/08/01                     66 FR 1283
First R&O                       03/19/02                    67 FR 12485
FNPRM                           12/24/02                    67 FR 78399
Second R&O (Release Date)       06/20/03                     68 FR 2247
Second FNPRM                    09/12/03                    68 FR 53702
Third R&O                       11/12/03                    68 FR 63994
Fourth R&O                      08/06/04                    69 FR 47790
Fifth R&O                       06/02/05                    70 FR 32249
Sixth R&O                       06/08/05                    70 FR 33373
Third FNPRM                     06/08/05                    70 FR 33426
Seventh R&O                     09/28/05                    70 FR 56580
Public Notice/Petition for Recon10/26/05                    70 FR 61825
Eighth R&O                      11/24/08                    73 FR 70897


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Steven Spaeth, Assistant Division Chief, Federal 
Communications Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1539
Fax: 202 418-0748
Email: steven.spaeth@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH60
_______________________________________________________________________

518. SPACE STATION LICENSING REFORM (IB DOCKET NO. 02-34)

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

Abstract: The Commission adopted a Notice or Proposed Rulemaking

[[Page 79891]]

(NPRM) to streamline its procedures for reviewing satellite license 
applications. Before 2003, the Commission used processing rounds to 
review those applications. In a processing round, when an application 
is filed, the International Bureau (Bureau) issued a public notice 
establishing a cut-off date for other mutually exclusive satellite 
applications, and then considered all those applications together. In 
cases where sufficient spectrum to accommodate all the application was 
not available, the Bureau directed the applicants to negotiate a 
mutually agreeable solution. Those negotiations took a long time, and 
delayed provision of satellite services to the public.
The NPRM invited comment on two alternatives for expediting the 
satellite application process. One alternative was 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 was to streamline the processing round procedure by 
adopting one or more of the following proposals: (1) Place a time limit 
on negotiations; (2) established criteria to select among competing 
applicants; (3) divide the available spectrum evenly among the 
applicants.
In the First Report and Order in this proceeding, the Commission 
determined that different procedures were better-suited for different 
kinds of satellite applications. For most geostationary orbit (GSO) 
satellite applications, the Commission adopted a first-come, first-
served approach. For most non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) satellite 
applications, the Commission adopted a procedure in which the available 
spectrum is divided evenly among the qualified applicants. The 
Commission also adopted measures to discourage applicants from filing 
speculative applications, including a bond requirement, payable if a 
licensee misses a milestone. The bond amounts originally were $5 
million for each GSO satellite, and $7.5 million for each NGSO 
satellite system. These were interim amounts. Concurrently with the 
First Report and Order, the Commission adopted an FNPRM to determine 
whether to revise the bond amounts on a long-term basis.
In the Second Report and Order, the Commission adopted a streamlined 
procedure for certain kinds of satellite license modification requests.
In the Third Report and Order, the Commission adopted a standardized 
application form for satellite licenses, and adopted a mandatory 
electronic filing requirement for certain satellite applications.
In the Fourth Report and Order, the Commission revised the bond amounts 
based on the record developed in response to FNPRM. The bond amounts 
are now $3 million for each GSO satellite, and $5 million for each NGSO 
satellite system.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/19/02                    67 FR 12498
NPRM Comment Period End         07/02/02
Second R&O (Release Date)       06/20/03                    68 FR 62247
Second FNPRM (Release Date)     07/08/03                    68 FR 53702
Third R&O (Release Date)        07/08/03                    68 FR 63994
FNPRM                           08/27/03                    68 FR 51546
First R&O                       08/27/03                    68 FR 51499
FNPRM Comment Period End        10/27/03
Fourth R&O (Release Date)       04/16/04                    69 FR 67790
Fifth R&O, First Order on Recon 
(Release Date)                  07/06/04                    69 FR 51586


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Steven Spaeth, Assistant Division Chief, Federal 
Communications Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1539
Fax: 202 418-0748
Email: steven.spaeth@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH98
_______________________________________________________________________

519. MITIGATION OF ORBITAL DEBRIS (IB DOCKET NO. 02-54)

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

Abstract: The Commission has adopted rules that require all entities 
seeking FCC authorization for satellite services to address orbital 
debris mitigation as part of their application for FCC authorization. 
Orbital debris consists of artificial objects orbiting the Earth that 
are not functional spacecraft. In addition, the Commission established 
requirements for the removal of geostationary spacecraft from 
operational orbits at the end of their useful lives and amended the 
Commission's rules regarding orbit-raising maneuvers, the use of 
inclined orbits, and orbital longitudinal tolerance station-keeping 
requirements. The Commission indicated that it will seek further 
comment on the application of the Commission's longitudinal tolerance 
station-keeping requirements for Fixed-Satellite space stations to 
space stations in the Mobile-Satellite Service and remote sensing 
services.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/03/02                    67 FR 22376
NPRM Comment Period End         08/16/02
First R&O                       08/27/03                    68 FR 59127
Second R&O                      09/09/04                    69 FR 54581


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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: stephen.duall@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI06
_______________________________________________________________________

520. AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES (IB DOCKET NO. 04-47)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 34 to 39; 47 USC 151; 47 USC 161; 47 USC 201 to 
205; . . .

Abstract: FCC amended several rules. Specifically, FCC: (1) Amended the 
procedures for discontinuing an international service; (2) allowed U.S. 
carriers to resell the U.S.-inbound service of foreign carriers; and 
(3) amended the submarine cable landing licensing procedures compliance 
with the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972. The North American 
Submarine Cable Association filed a petition for reconsideration 
regarding the amendment to the submarine cable licensing procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/22/04                    69 FR 13276

[[Page 79892]]

NPRM Comment Period End         06/07/04
R&O                             09/25/07                    72 FR 54363
Petition for Recon              01/02/08                      73 FR 187


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: David Krech, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-1460
Fax: 202 418-2824
Email: david.krech@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI41
_______________________________________________________________________

521. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. PROVIDERS OF INTERNATIONAL 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (IB DOCKET NO. 04-112)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 161; 47 USC 201 to 205; 
. . .

Abstract: FCC is reviewing the reporting requirements to which carriers 
providing U.S. international services are subject under 47 CFR part 43. 
FCC proposes to amend 47 CFR 43.61 and 47 CFR 43.82 and to repeal 47 
CFR 43.53.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/12/04
NPRM Comment Period End         08/23/04                    69 FR 29676


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: David Krech, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-1460
Fax: 202 418-2824
Email: david.krech@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI42
_______________________________________________________________________

522. REVIEW OF THE SPECTRUM SHARING PLAN AMONG NON-GEOSTATIONARY 
SATELLITE ORBIT MOBILE SATELLITE SERVICE SYSTEMS IN THE 1.6/2.4 GHZ 
BANDS (IB DOCKET NO. 02-364)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154; 47 USC 302(a); 47 USC 303(e); 
. . .

Abstract: This docket involves the spectrum sharing plan for the low 
earth orbit satellite systems in the 1.6 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands (Big 
LEOs). In November 2007, the Commission resolved the 1.6 GHz spectrum 
sharing plan between Globalstar Inc. and Iridium Satellite LLC, whereby 
Globalstar will have exclusive MSS use of 7.775 megahertz of spectrum 
at 1610-1617.775 MHz, Iridium will have exclusive MSS use of 7.775 
megahertz of spectrum at 1618.725-1626.5 MHz, and the two Big LEO 
operators will share 0.95 megahertz of spectrum at 1617.775-1618.725 
MHz. Separately, in April 2006, the Commission affirmed the spectrum 
sharing plan between Globalstar and the fixed and mobile (except 
aeronautical mobile) services in the 2495-2500 MHz band in order to 
accommodate the relocation of Broadband Radio Service Channel 1 to the 
2496-2502 MHz band. (Iridium does not operate in the 2.4 GHz band.)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/29/03                    68 FR 33666
R&O                             08/09/04                    69 FR 48157
FNPRM                           08/09/04                    69 FR 48192
Petitions for Recon             10/12/04                    69 FR 60626
First Order on Recon            06/19/06                    71 FR 35178
Petitions for Further Recon     07/27/06                    71 FR 44029
Second Order on Recon and Second 
R&O                             12/13/07                    72 FR 70807


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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

RIN: 3060-AI44
_______________________________________________________________________

523. AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO ALLOCATE SPECTRUM AND ADOPT 
SERVICE RULES AND PROCEDURES TO GOVERN THE USE OF VEHICLE-MOUNTED EARTH 
STATIONS (IB DOCKET NO. 07-101)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i) and (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

Abstract: The Commission seeks comment on the proposed amendment of 
parts 2 and 25 of the Commission's rules to allocate spectrum for use 
with Vehicle-Mounted Earth Stations (VMES) in the Fixed-Satellite 
Service in the Ku-band uplink at 14.0-14.5 GHz and Ku-band downlink 
11.72-12.2 GHz on a primary basis, and in the extended Ku-band downlink 
at 10.95-11.2 GHz and 11.45-11.7 GHz on a non-protected basis, and to 
adopt Ku-band VMES licensing and service rules modeled on the FCC's 
rules for Ku-band Earth Stations on Vessels (ESVs). The record in this 
proceeding will provide a basis for Commission action to facilitate 
introduction of this proposed service.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/08/07                    72 FR 39357
NPRM Comment Period End         09/04/07
R&O                             11/04/09                    74 FR 57092


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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

RIN: 3060-AI90

[[Page 79893]]

_______________________________________________________________________
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions
Media Bureau
_______________________________________________________________________

524. CABLE TELEVISION RATE REGULATION

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 543

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 Fourteenth 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 
noncompetitive 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
Third R&O                       11/30/93                    58 FR 63087
Order on Recon, Fourth R&O, and 
Fifth NPRM                      04/15/94                    59 FR 17943
Third Order on Recon            04/15/94                    59 FR 17961
Fifth Order on Recon and FNPRM  10/13/94                    59 FR 51869
Fourth Order on Recon           10/21/94                    59 FR 53113
Sixth Order on Recon, Fifth R&O, 
and Seventh NPRM                12/06/94                    59 FR 62614
Seventh Order on Recon          01/25/95                     60 FR 4863
Ninth Order on Recon            02/27/95                    60 FR 10512
Eighth Order on Recon           03/17/95                    60 FR 14373
Sixth R&O and Eleventh Order on 
Recon                           07/12/95                    60 FR 35854
Thirteenth Order on Recon       10/05/95                    60 FR 52106
Twelfth Order on Recon          10/26/95                    60 FR 54815
Tenth Order on Recon            04/08/96                    61 FR 15388
Order on Recon of the First R&O 
and FNPRM                       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
Fourteenth 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

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: john.norton@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF41
_______________________________________________________________________

525. CABLE TELEVISION RATE REGULATION: COST OF SERVICE

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 543

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
Second NPRM                     04/15/94                    59 FR 18066
MO&O                            10/14/94                    59 FR 52087
Second R&O/First Order on Recon/
FNPRM                           03/08/96                     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

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: john.norton@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF48
_______________________________________________________________________

526. CABLE HOME WIRING

Legal Authority: 47 USC 544(i)

Abstract: On October 6, 1997, the FCC adopted a Report and Order and 
Second Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 97-376) 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. The 2nd Report and Order addresses 
multiple dwelling units when the occupant charges video service 
providers. In the First Order on Reconsideration and the Second Report 
and Order, the Commission modified its rules in part. The United States 
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit remanded a 
portion of the Commission decision back to the Commission for further 
consideration. In September 2004, the Commission issued an FNPRM in 
response to the courts decision. The subsequent Report and Order and 
Declaratory Ruling concluded that cable wiring behind sheet rock is 
physically inaccessible for determining the demarcation point.

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
FNPRM                           09/03/97                    62 FR 46453
R&O and Second FNPRM            11/14/97                    62 FR 60165
First Order on Recon and Second 
R&O                             03/21/03                    68 FR 13850
FNPRM                           10/15/04                    69 FR 61193
R&O and Declaratory Ruling      08/30/07                    72 FR 50074


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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: john.norton@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG02

[[Page 79894]]

_______________________________________________________________________

527. COMPETITIVE AVAILABILITY OF NAVIGATION DEVICES (CS DOCKET NO. 97-
80)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 549

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.
Specifically, in 1998, the Commission required MVPDs to make available 
by, a security element (known as a ``cablecard'') separate from the 
basic navigation device (e.g., cable set-top boxes, digital video 
recorders, and television receivers with navigation capabilities). The 
separation of the security element from the host device required by 
this rule (referred to as the ``integration ban'') was designed to 
enable unaffiliated manufacturers, retailers, and other vendors to 
commercially market host devices while allowing MVPDs to retain control 
over their system security. Also, in this proceeding, the Commission 
adopted unidirectional ``plug and play'' rules, to govern compatibility 
between MVPDs and navigation devices manufactured by consumer 
electronics manufacturers not affiliated with cable operators.
In the most recent FNPRM, the Commission proposed new rules to improve 
the operation of the CableCard regime.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/05/97                    62 FR 10011
R&O                             07/15/98                    63 FR 38089
Order on Recon                  06/02/99                    64 FR 29599
FNPRM & Declaratory Ruling      09/28/00                    65 FR 58255
FNPRM                           01/16/03                     68 FR 2278
Order and FNPRM                 06/17/03                    68 FR 35818
Second R&O                      11/28/03                    68 FR 66728
FNPRM                           11/28/03                    68 FR 66776
Order on Recon                  01/28/04                     69 FR 4081
Second R&O                      06/22/05                    70 FR 36040
Third FNPRM                     07/25/07                    72 FR 40818
4th FNPRM                       05/14/10                    75 FR 27256


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Brendan Murray, Attorney Advisor, Policy Division, 
Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1573
Email: brendan.murray@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG28
_______________________________________________________________________

528. CABLE HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL OWNERSHIP LIMITS (MM DOCKET NO. 92-
264)

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

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, as well as two 
aspects of the attribution rules used to determine compliance with 
these limits. (Time Warner Entertainment Co. v. FCC, 240 F.3d 1126 (DC 
cir. 2001)). Pursuant to the court's remand, the Commission solicited 
comment in a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (September 2001) and 
a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
In the Fourth Report and Order, the Commission set the cable horizontal 
ownership limit at 30 percent. In the accompanying Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking, comment was sought on issues regarding the cable 
attribution rules and appropriate channel occupancy limits.

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
Second FNPRM                    06/18/05                    70 FR 33680
Fourth R&O and FNPRM            02/29/08                    73 FR 11048


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Mania K. Baghdadi, Deputy Division Chief, Industry 
Analysis Division, Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 
12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2133
Email: mania.baghdadi@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH09
_______________________________________________________________________

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

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303

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 are addressed in a Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking. Further technical guidance is provided in a Second Report 
and Order.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/09/99                    64 FR 61054
First R&O                       12/23/02                    67 FR 78193
FNPRM and NOI                   05/14/04                    69 FR 27815
Second R&O                      08/15/07                    72 FR 45712


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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

[[Page 79895]]

Email: peter.doyle@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH40
_______________________________________________________________________

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

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

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 conversion of the nation's broadcast 
television system from analog to digital television. The Second Report 
and 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. A subsequent NPRM 
commenced the Commission's second periodic review of the progress of 
the digital television conversion. The resulting R&O adopted a multi-
step process to create a new DTV table of allotments and 
authorizations. Also in the R&O, the Commission adopted replication and 
maximization deadlines for DTV broadcasters and updated rules in 
recognition revisions to broadcast transmission standards.
The Second R&O adopts disclosure requirements for televisions that do 
not include a digital tuner.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/23/00                    65 FR 15600
R&O                             02/13/01                     66 FR 9973
MO&O                            12/18/01                    66 FR 65122
Third MO&O and Order on Recon   10/02/02                    67 FR 61816
Second R&O and Second MO&O      10/11/02                    67 FR 63290
NPRM                            02/18/03                     68 FR 7737
R&O                             10/04/04                    69 FR 59500
Second R&O                      05/10/07                    72 FR 26554


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Eloise Gore, Associate Bureau Chief, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1066
TDD Phone: 202 418-7172
Fax: 202 418-1069
Email: eloise.gore@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH54
_______________________________________________________________________

531. DIRECT BROADCAST PUBLIC INTEREST OBLIGATIONS (MM DOCKET NO. 93-25)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 335

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/08/93                    58 FR 12917
R&O                             02/08/99                    64 FR 52399
Order on Recon                  04/22/04                    69 FR 21761
Order on Recon                  04/28/04                    69 FR 23155


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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

RIN: 3060-AH59
_______________________________________________________________________

532. REVISION OF EEO RULES AND POLICIES (MM DOCKET NO. 98-204)

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

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 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 (NPRM) requests comment as to the applicability of the EEO 
rules to part-time employees. The Third Report and Order adopted 
revised forms for broadcast station and MVPDs Annual Employment Report. 
In the Fourth NPRM, comment was sought regarding public access to the 
data contained in the forms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/14/02                     67 FR 1704
Second R&O and Third NPRM       01/07/03                      68 FR 670
Correction                      01/13/03                     68 FR 1657
Fourth NPRM                     06/23/04                    69 FR 34986
Third R&O                       06/23/04                    69 FR 34950


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Lewis Pulley, Asst. Chief, Policy Division, Media 
Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1450
Email: lewis.pulley@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH95
_______________________________________________________________________

533. BROADCAST MULTIPLE AND CROSS-OWNERSHIP LIMITS

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

Abstract: In 2002, the Commission undertook a comprehensive review of 
its broadcast multiple and cross-ownership limits examining: cross-
ownership of TV and radio stations; local TV ownership limits; national 
TV cap; and dual network rule.
The Report and Order replaced the newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership 
and radio and TV rules with a tiered approach based on the number of 
television stations in a market. Petitions for Reconsideration are 
pending. Also, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals remanded portions of 
the Commission's decisions. In June 2006, the Commission adopted a 
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking initiating the 2006 review of the 
broadcast ownership rules. The further notice also sought comment on 
how to address the issues raised by the Third Circuit. Additional 
questions are raised for comment in a Second Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking.
In the Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration, the Commission 
adopted rule changes regarding newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership, but 
otherwise generally retained the other broadcast ownership rules 
currently in effect. An appeal of this action is before the Third 
Circuit.

[[Page 79896]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/05/01                    66 FR 50991
R&O                             08/05/03                    68 FR 46286
Public Notice                   02/19/04                     69 FR 9216
FNPRM                           08/09/06                     71 FR 4511
Second FNPRM                    08/08/07                    72 FR 44539
R&O and Order on Recon          02/21/08                     73 FR 9481


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Jennifer Tatel, Div. Chief, industry Analysis, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1817
Email: jennifer.tatel@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH97
_______________________________________________________________________

534. ESTABLISHMENT OF RULES FOR DIGITAL LOW POWER TELEVISION, TELEVISION 
TRANSLATOR, AND TELEVISION BOOSTER STATIONS (MB DOCKET NO. 03-185)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 309; 47 USC 336

Abstract: This proceeding initiates the digital television conversion 
for low power television (LPTV) and television translator stations. The 
rules and policies adopted as a result of this proceeding provide the 
framework for these stations' conversion from analog to digital 
broadcasting. The Report and Order adopts definitions and permissible 
use provisions for digital TV translator and LPTV stations. Petitions 
for reconsideration of the Report and Order are pending.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/26/03                    68 FR 55566
NPRM Comment Period End         11/25/03
R&O                             11/29/04                    69 FR 69325


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Shaun Maher, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Mass Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-2324
Fax: 202 418-2827
Email: shaun.maher@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI38
_______________________________________________________________________

535. JOINT SALES AGREEMENTS IN LOCAL TELEVISION MARKETS (MB DOCKET NO. 
04-256)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 to 152(a); 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303; . . .

Abstract: A joint sales agreement (JSA) is an agreement with a licensee 
of a brokered station that authorizes a broker to sell some or all of 
the advertising time for the brokered station in return for a fee or 
percentage of revenues paid to the licensee. The Commission has sought 
comment on whether TV JSAs should be attributed for purposes of 
determining compliance with the Commission's multiple ownership rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/26/04                    69 FR 52464
NPRM Comment Period End         09/27/04


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Jennifer Tatel, Div. Chief, industry Analysis, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1817
Email: jennifer.tatel@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI55
_______________________________________________________________________

536. REVISION OF PROCEDURES GOVERNING AMENDMENTS TO FM TABLE OF 
ALLOTMENTS AND CHANGES OF COMMUNITY OF LICENSE IN THE RADIO BROADCAST 
SERVICES (MB DOCKET NO. 05-210)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303

Abstract: The rulemaking was initiated to reduce backlog in, and 
streamline, the FM allotment procedures and, to a lesser extent, 
streamline certain procedures pertaining to AM applications. Although 
the Commission has made important changes to streamline the processing 
of radio broadcast applications, the basic procedures for amending the 
Table have not changed since 1982. The Notice seeks comment on a number 
of specific rule and procedural changes in the handling of FM and AM 
applications and rulemaking petitions to amend the Table. In the area 
of applications procedures, the Notice seeks comments on various 
proposals designed to encourage only bona fide proponents to submit 
petitions and to limit the complexity of such petitions. If these 
changes are adopted, it will expedite the approval and implementation 
on new and upgraded radio service to the public. The Report and Order 
adopted the proposals from the notice. Petitions for reconsideration 
are pending.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/22/05                    70 FR 44537
NPRM Comment Period End         10/03/05
R&O                             12/20/06                    71 FR 76208


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Tom Nessinger, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2709
Email: thomas.nessinger@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI63
_______________________________________________________________________

537. DIGITAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTED TRANSMISSION SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES (MB 
DOCKET NO. 05-312)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i) to (j); 47 USC 157; 47 USC 
301; . . .

Abstract: A digital television transmission system (DTS) employs 
multiple synchronized transmitters spread around a station's service 
area. Such distributed transmitters fill in unserved areas in the 
parent station's coverage area. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) examines issues related to the use of DTS and proposes rules for 
future DTS operation. The Report and Order adopts the technical and 
licensing rules necessary to implement DTS service.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/07/05                    70 FR 72763
NPRM Comment Period End         02/06/06
R&O                             12/05/08                    73 FR 74047


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Evan Baranoff, Attorney, Policy Division, Federal

[[Page 79897]]

Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2120
Email: evan.baranoff@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI68
_______________________________________________________________________

538. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CABLE COMMUNICATIONS POLICY ACT OF 1984 AS 
AMENDED BY THE CABLE TELEVISION CONSUMER PROTECTION AND COMPETITION ACT 
OF 1992 (MB DOCKET NO. 05-311)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 541(a)(1); 47 USC 
556(c)

Abstract: Section 621(a)(1) of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended, states in relevant part that ``a franchising authority . . 
.may not unreasonably refuse to award an additional competitive 
franchise.'' The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) solicits comment 
on implementation of section 621(a)(1)'s directive, and whether the 
franchising process unreasonably impedes the achievement of the 
interrelated Federal goals of enhanced cable competition and 
accelerated broadband deployment and, if so, how the Commission should 
act to address that problem.
The subsequent Report and Order found that certain actions by local 
franchising authorities constitute an unreasonable refusal to award a 
competitive franchise within the meaning of section 621(a)(1). The item 
included a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) seeking 
comment on how the findings should affect existing franchises.
In the Second Report and Order, a number of the rules promulgated in 
this docket are extended to incumbent cable operators.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/19/05                    70 FR 73973
NPRM Comment Period End         02/13/06
R&O and FNPRM                   03/21/07                    72 FR 13230
FNPRM Comment Period End        04/20/07
Second R&O                      11/23/07                    72 FR 65670


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Holly Saurer, Attorney Advisor, Policy Division, 
Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7283
Fax: 202 418-1069
Email: holly.saurer@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI69
_______________________________________________________________________

539. PROGRAM ACCESS RULES--SUNSET OF EXCLUSIVE CONTRACTS PROHIBITION AND 
EXAMINATION OF PROGRAMMING TYING ARRANGEMENTS (MB DOCKET NOS. 07-29, 07-
198)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 548

Abstract: The program access provisions of the Communications Act 
(section 628) generally prohibit exclusive contracts for satellite 
delivered programming between programmers in which a cable operator has 
an attributable interest (vertically integrated programmers) and cable 
operators. This limitation was set to expire on October 5, 2007, unless 
circumstances in the video programming marketplace indicate that an 
extension of the prohibition continues ``to be necessary to preserve 
and protect competition and diversity in the distribution of video 
programming.`` The October 2007 Report and Order concluded the 
prohibition continues to be necessary, and accordingly, retained it 
until October 5, 2012. The accompanying Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) sought comment on revisions to the Commission's program access 
and retransmission consent rules. The associated Report and Order 
adopted rules to permit complainants to pursue program access claims 
regarding terrestrially delivered cable affiliated programming.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/01/07                     72 FR 9289
NPRM Comment Period End         04/02/07
R&O                             10/04/07                    72 FR 56645
NPRM                            10/31/07                    72 FR 61590
NPRM Comment Period End         11/30/07
R&O                             03/02/10                     75 FR 9692


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: David Konczal, Policy Division, Media Bureau, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2228
Email: david.konczal@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI87
_______________________________________________________________________

540. THIRD PERIODIC REVIEW OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES AND POLICIES 
AFFECTING THE CONVERSION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION (MB DOCKET NO. 07-91)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 301 
to 303; 47 USC 307 to 309; 47 USC 312; 47 USC 316; 47 USC 318 and 319; 
47 USC 324 and 325; 47 USC 336 and 337

Abstract: Congress has mandated that after February 17, 2009, full-
power broadcast stations must transmit only in digital signals, and may 
no longer transmit analog signals. This proceeding is the Commission's 
third periodic review of the transition of the nation's broadcast 
television system from analog to digital television (DTV). The 
Commission conducts these periodic reviews in order to assess the 
progress of the transition and make any necessary adjustments to the 
Commission's rules and policies to facilitate the introduction of DTV 
service and the recovery of spectrum at the end of the transition. In 
this review, the Commission considers how to ensure that broadcasters 
complete construction of their final post-transition (digital) 
facilities by the statutory deadline.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/09/07                    72 FR 37310
NPRM Comment Period End         08/08/07
R&O                             01/30/08                     73 FR 5634
Order on Clarification          07/10/08                    73 FR 39623


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Evan Baranoff, Attorney, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2120
Email: evan.baranoff@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI89

[[Page 79898]]

_______________________________________________________________________

541. BROADCAST LOCALISM (MB DOCKET NO. 04-233)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 532; 47 USC 536

Abstract: The concept of localism has been a cornerstone of broadcast 
regulation. The Commission has consistently held that as temporary 
trustee of the public's airwaves, broadcasters are obligated to operate 
their stations to serve the public interest. Specifically, broadcasters 
are required to air programming responsive to the needs and issues of 
the people in their licensed communities. The Commission opened this 
proceeding to seek input on a number of issues related to broadcast 
localism.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Report and NPRM                 02/13/08                     73 FR 8255
NPRM Comment Period End         03/14/08


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: William Freedman, Associate Chief, Media Bureau, 
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-1415
Email: william.freedman@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ04
_______________________________________________________________________

542. CREATING A LOW POWER RADIO SERVICE (MM DOCKET NO. 99-25)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 to 152; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 
403; 47 USC 405

Abstract: This proceeding was initiated to establish a new 
noncommercial educational low power FM radio service for non-profit 
community organizations and public safety entities. In January 2000, 
the Commission adopted a Report and Order establishing two classes of 
LPFM stations, 100 watt (LP100) and 10 watt (LP10) facilities, with 
service radii of approximately 3.5 miles and 1-2 miles, respectively. 
The Report and Order also established ownership and eligibility rules 
for the LPFM service. The Commission generally restricted ownership to 
entities with no attributable interest in any other broadcast station 
or other media. To choose among entities filing mutually exclusive 
applications for LPFM licenses, the Commission established a point 
system favoring local ownership and locally-originated programming. The 
Report and Order imposed separation requirements for LPFM with respect 
to full power stations operating on co-, first- and second-adjacent and 
intermediate frequency (IF) channels. In December 2000, legislation was 
enacted that required the Commission to modify its rules to (i) 
prescribe LPFM station third-adjacent channel interference protection 
standards and (ii) prohibit any applicant from obtaining an LPFM 
station license if the applicant previously has engaged in the 
unlicensed operation of a station. In March 2001, the Commission 
adopted a Second Report and Order implementing this statute.
In a Further Notice issued in 2005, the Commission reexamined some of 
its rules governing the LPFM service, noting that the rules may need 
adjustment in order to ensure that the Commission maximizes the value 
of the LPFM service without harming the interests of full-power FM 
stations or other Commission licensees. The Commission sought comment 
on a number of issues with respect to LPFM ownership restrictions and 
eligibility.
The Third Report and Order resolves issues raised in the Further 
Notice. The accompanying Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(FNPRM) considers rule changes to avoid the potential loss of LPFM 
stations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/16/99                     64 FR 7577
R&O                             02/15/00                     65 FR 7616
MO&O and Order on Recon         11/09/00                    65 FR 67289
Second R&O                      05/10/01                    66 FR 23861
Second Order on Recon and FNPRM 07/07/05                     70 FR 3918
Third R&O and Second FNPRM      01/17/08                     73 FR 3202


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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

RIN: 3060-AJ07
_______________________________________________________________________

543. SPONSORSHIP IDENTIFICATION RULES AND EMBEDDED ADVERTISING (MB 
DOCKET NO. 08-90)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i) and (j); 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 303(a); 
47 USC 317; 47 USC 405; 47 USC 508

Abstract: The Commission undertook this proceeding to seek comment on 
the relationship between the Commission's sponsorship identification 
rules and the increasing reliance on industry by embedded advertising 
techniques. Due to recent technological changes that allow consumers to 
more easily bypass traditional commercial content, content providers 
may be turning to more subtle and sophisticated means of incorporating 
commercial messages into programming. The NPRM will seek to determine 
how embedded advertising affects the efficacy of the sponsorship 
identification rules in protecting the public's right to know who is 
paying to air commercials or other programming matter on broadcast 
outlets and cable television systems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM and NOI                    07/24/08                    73 FR 43194
NPRM Comment Period End         09/22/08


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Brendan Murray, Attorney Advisor, Policy Division, 
Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1573
Email: brendan.murray@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ10
_______________________________________________________________________

544. AN INQUIRY INTO THE COMMISSION'S POLICIES AND RULES REGARDING AM 
RADIO SERVICE DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA PERFORMANCE VERIFICATION (MM DOCKET 
NO. 93-177)

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

Abstract: This proceeding is part of a streamlining initiative to 
simplify the Media Bureau's licensing procedures. The Report and Order 
in this proceeding simplified traditional proof of performance 
requirements for directional AM stations. The Second Report and Order 
further reduces

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regulatory burdens on AM broadcasters by permitting the use of computer 
modeling.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/27/99                    64 FR 40539
NPRM Comment Period End         09/10/99
R&O                             04/25/01                    66 FR 20752
FNPRM                           04/25/01                    66 FR 20779
FNPRM Comment Period End        07/09/01
Second R&O                      10/30/08                    73 FR 64558
Second FNPRM                    12/11/08                    73 FR 75376
Second FNPRM Comment Period End 01/12/09


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Ann Gallagher, Audio Division. Media Bureau, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2716
Email: ann.gallagher@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ17
_______________________________________________________________________

545. AMENDMENT OF PARTS 73 AND 74 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO ESTABLISH 
RULES FOR REPLACEMENT DIGITAL LOW POWER TELEVISION TRANSLATOR STATIONS 
(MB DOCKET NO. 08-253)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i) and (j); 47 USC 157; 47 USC 
301; 47 USC 302(a); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 307 to 309; 47 USC 312; 47 USC 
316; 47 USC 318 and 319; 47 USC 324 and 325; 47 USC 336 and 337

Abstract: This proceeding was initiated to create a new digital 
television translator service to permit full-service television 
stations to continue to provide digital service to viewers within their 
coverage areas who have lost service as a result of the stations' 
digital transition.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/02/09                       74 FR 61
NPRM Comment Period End         01/12/09
R&O                             06/02/09                    74 FR 26300


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Barbara A. Kreisman, Chief, Video Division, Media 
Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1600
Email: barbara.kreisman@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ18
_______________________________________________________________________

546. POLICIES TO PROMOTE RURAL RADIO SERVICE AND TO STREAMLINE ALLOTMENT 
AND ASSIGNMENT PROCEDURES (MB DOCKET NO. 09-52)

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

Abstract: This proceeding was commenced to consider a number of changes 
to the Commission's rules and procedures to carry out the statutory 
goal of distributing radio service fairly and equitably, and to 
increase the transparency and efficiency of radio broadcast auction and 
licensing processes. In the NPRM, comment is sought on specific 
proposals regarding the procedures used to award commercial broadcast 
spectrum in the AM and FM broadcast bands. The accompanying Report and 
Order adopts rules that provide tribes a priority to obtain broadcast 
radio licenses in tribal communities. The Commission concurrently 
adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on 
whether to extend the tribal priority to tribes that do not possess 
tribal land.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/13/09                    74 FR 22498
NPRM Comment Period End         07/10/09
First R&O                       03/04/10                     75 FR 9797
FNPRM                           03/04/10                     75 FR 9856


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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

RIN: 3060-AJ23
_______________________________________________________________________

547. PROMOTING DIVERSIFICATION OF OWNERSHIP IN THE BROADCAST SERVICES 
(MB DOCKET NO. 07-294)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 152(a); 47 USC 154 i and (j); 47 
USC 257; 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 307 to 310; 47 USC 336; 47 USC 534 to 
535

Abstract: Diversity and competition are longstanding and important 
Commission goals. The measures proposed, as well as those adopted in 
this proceeding, are intended to promote diversity of ownership of 
media outlets. In the Report and Order and third FNPRM, measures are 
enacted to increase participation in the broadcasting industry by new 
entrants and small businesses, including minority- and women-owned 
businesses. In the Report and Order and fourth FNPRM, the Commission 
adopts improvements to its data collection in order to obtain an 
accurate and comprehensive assessment of minority and female broadcast 
ownership in the United States. The Memorandum Opinion & Order 
addressed petitions for Reconsideration of the rules, and also sought 
comment on a proposal to expand the reporting requirements to non 
attributable interests.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

R&O                             05/16/08                    73 FR 28361
3rd FNPRM                       05/16/08                    73 FR 28400
R&O                             05/27/09                    74 FR 25163
4th FNPRM                       05/27/09                    74 FR 25305
5th NPRM (release date)         10/16/09
MO&O                            10/30/09                    74 FR 56131


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Kristi Thompson, Attorney, Industry Analysis Division 
Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1318
Email: kristi.thompson@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ27
_______________________________________________________________________

548.  IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 203 OF THE SATELLITE 
TELEVISION EXTENSION AND LOCALISM ACT OF 2010 (STELA) (MB DOCKET NO. 10-
148)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 340

Abstract: In this proceeding, the Commission proposes changes to its 
satellite television ``significantly viewed'' rules to implement 
Section 203 of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 
2010 (STELA). Section 203 of the STELA

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amends section 340 of the Communications Act, which gives satellite 
carriers the authority to offer out-of-market but ``significantly 
viewed'' broadcast television network stations as part of their local 
service to subscribers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/28/10                    75 FR 44198
NPRM Comment Period End         08/17/10
Reply Comment Period End        08/27/10


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Evan Baranoff, Attorney, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2120
Email: evan.baranoff@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ43
_______________________________________________________________________
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Completed Actions
Media Bureau
_______________________________________________________________________

549. SIGNIFICANTLY VIEWED OUT-OF-MARKET BROADCAST STATIONS (MB DOCKET 
NO. 05-49)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i) and 154(j); 47 USC 340

Abstract: Section 202 of the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and 
Reauthorization Act of 2004 creates section 340 of the Communications 
Act, which provides satellite carries with the authority to offer 
Commission determined ``significantly viewed'' signals of out-of-market 
broadcast stations to subscribers. In the NPRM, comment was sought on 
implementation of section 340. The resulting Report and Order adopted a 
list of significantly viewed stations and procedures for stations to 
petition the Commission for inclusion on the list.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/08/05                    70 FR 11314
NPRM Comment Period End         04/08/05
R&O                             12/27/05                    70 FR 76504

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Evan Baranoff, Attorney, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2120
Email: evan.baranoff@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI56
_______________________________________________________________________
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions
Office of Managing Director
_______________________________________________________________________

550. ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF REGULATORY FEES

Legal Authority: 47 USC 159

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/06/06                    71 FR 17410
NPRM Comment Period End         02/14/06
R&O                             08/02/06                    71 FR 43842
NPRM                            05/02/07                    72 FR 24213
NPRM Comment Period End         05/03/07
R&O                             08/16/07                    72 FR 45908
FNPRM                           08/16/07                    72 FR 46010
FNPRM Comment Period End        09/17/07
NPRM                            05/28/08                    73 FR 30563
NPRM Comment Period End         05/30/08
R&O                             08/26/08                    73 FR 50201
FNPRM                           08/26/08                    73 FR 50285
FNPRM Comment Period End        09/25/08
2nd R&O                         05/12/09                    74 FR 22104
NPRM and Order                  06/02/09                    74 FR 26329
NPRM Comment Period End         06/04/09
R&O                             08/11/09                    74 FR 40089
NPRM                            04/26/10                    75 FR 21536
NPRM Comment Period End         05/04/10
R&O                             07/19/10                    75 FR 41932


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Daniel Daly, Attorney, Office of the Managing Director, 
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-1832
Email: daniel.daly@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI79

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_______________________________________________________________________
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions
Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
_______________________________________________________________________

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

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

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

________________________________________________________________________

FNPRM                           08/02/96                    61 FR 40374
R&O                             08/02/96                    61 FR 40348
MO&O                            01/16/98                     63 FR 2631
Second R&O                      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 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
FNPRM                           01/23/03                     68 FR 3214
Second R&O, Second FNPRM        02/11/04                     69 FR 6578
Second R&O                      09/07/04                    69 FR 54037
NPRM                            06/20/07                    72 FR 33948
NPRM Comment Period End         08/20/07
R&O                             02/14/08                     73 FR 8617
Public Notice                   09/25/08                    73 FR 55473
Public Notice                   11/18/09                    74 FR 59539
Comment Period End              12/04/09


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Tom Beers, Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0952
Email: tom.beers@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG34
_______________________________________________________________________

552. ENHANCED 911 SERVICES FOR WIRELINE

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

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
Second FNPRM                    02/11/04                     69 FR 6595
R&O                             02/11/04                     69 FR 6578
Public Notice                   01/13/05                     70 FR 2405
Comment Period End              03/29/05


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Tom Beers, Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0952
Email: tom.beers@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG60
_______________________________________________________________________

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

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

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
R&O                             01/29/99                    64 FR 51462
Order                           03/29/99                    64 FR 14834
Second R&O                      09/23/99                    64 FR 51462
Third R&O                       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
Order                           10/05/01                    66 FR 50841
Order on Remand                 05/02/02                    67 FR 21999
NPRM                            09/23/04                    69 FR 56976
First R&O                       10/13/05                    70 FR 59704
Second R&O                      07/05/06                    71 FR 38091


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Tom Beers, Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0952
Email: tom.beers@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG74
_______________________________________________________________________

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

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

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                       11/02/98                    63 FR 58645
Third NPRM                      11/02/98                    63 FR 58685
MO&O                            11/04/99                    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 MO&O                      11/07/00                    65 FR 66644
Third R&O                       11/07/00                    65 FR 66644
Fifth NPRM                      02/16/01                    66 FR 10660
Fourth R&O                      02/16/01                    66 FR 10632
MO&O                            09/27/02                    67 FR 61002
NPRM                            11/08/02                    67 FR 68079
R&O                             12/13/02                    67 FR 76697
NPRM                            04/27/05                    70 FR 21726
R&O                             04/27/05                    70 FR 21671
NPRM                            04/07/06                    71 FR 17786
NPRM                            09/21/06                    71 FR 55149
Ninth NPRM                      01/10/07                     72 FR 1201
Ninth NPRM Comment Period End   02/26/07
R&O and FNPRM                   05/02/07                    72 FR 24238
R&O and FNPRM Comment Period End05/23/07
Second R&O                      08/24/07                    72 FR 48814
Second FNPRM                    05/21/08                    73 FR 29582
Third FNPRM                     10/03/08                    73 FR 57750


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

[[Page 79902]]

Agency Contact: Jeff Cohen, Senior Legal Counsel, Federal 
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0799
Email: jeff.cohen@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG85
_______________________________________________________________________

555. 1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW--REVIEW OF ACCOUNTS SETTLEMENT IN 
MARITIME MOBILE AND MARITIME MOBILE-SATELLITE RADIO SERVICES (IB DOCKET 
NO. 98-96)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i) and 154(j); 47 USC 201 to 205; 47 USC 
303(r)

Abstract: The FCC seeks comment regarding Accounts Settlement in the 
Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) Radio 
Services.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/24/98                    63 FR 39800
FNPRM                           07/28/99                    64 FR 40808
R&O                             07/28/99                    64 FR 40774
Comment Period Extended         09/03/99                    64 FR 48337


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Timothy Peterson, Chief of Staff, PSHSB, Federal 
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1575

RIN: 3060-AH30
_______________________________________________________________________

556. IMPLEMENTATION OF 911 ACT

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

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

________________________________________________________________________

Fourth R&O, Third NPRM, and NPRM09/18/00                     65 FR 5675
Fifth R&O, First R&O, and MO&O  01/14/02                     67 FR 1643
Final Rule                      01/25/02                     67 FR 3621


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: David H. Siehl, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1313
Fax: 202 418-2816
Email: david.siehl@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH90
_______________________________________________________________________

557. COMMISSION RULES CONCERNING DISRUPTIONS TO COMMUNICATIONS

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

Abstract: The Report and Order extended the Commission's disruption 
reporting requirements to communications providers who are not wireline 
carriers. The Commission also streamlined compliance with the reporting 
requirements through electronic filing with a ``fill in the blank'' 
template and by simplifying the application of that rule. In addition, 
the Commission delegated authority to the Chief, Office of Engineering 
and Technology, to make the revisions to the filing system and template 
necessary to improve the efficiency of reporting and to reduce, where 
reasonably possible, the time for providers to prepare, and for the 
Commission staff to review, the communications disruption reports 
required to be filed. Such authority was subsequently delegated to the 
Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. These actions 
will allow the Commission to obtain the necessary information regarding 
service disruptions in an efficient and expeditious manner and to 
achieve significant concomitant public interest benefits.
The Commission received nine petitions for reconsideration in this 
proceeding, which are pending.
The Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) expands the record in 
the proceeding to focus specifically on the unique communications needs 
of airports, including wireless and satellite communications. In this 
regard, the Commission requested comment on the additional types of 
airport communications (e.g., wireless, satellite) that should be 
required to file service disruption reports--particularly from a 
homeland security and defense perspective. These types of airport 
communications may include, for example, communications that are 
provided by ARINC as well as commercial communications (e.g., air-to-
ground and ground-to-air telephone communications) as well as intra-
airline commercial links. The Commission also requested comment on 
whether the outage-reporting requirements for special facilities should 
be extended to cover general aviation airports (GA) and, if so, what 
the applicable threshold criteria should be.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/26/04                    69 FR 15761
FNPRM                           11/26/04                    69 FR 68859
R&O                             12/03/04                    69 FR 70316
Announcement of Effective Date 
and Partial Stay                12/30/04                    69 FR 78338
Petition for Recon              02/15/05                     70 FR 7737
Amendment of Delegated Authority02/21/08                     73 FR 9462
Public Notice                   08/02/10


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Lisa Fowlkes, Deputy Bureau Chief, Public Safety and 
Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Public 
Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7452
Email: lisa.fowlkes@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI22

[[Page 79903]]

_______________________________________________________________________

558. E911 REQUIREMENTS FOR IP-ENABLED SERVICE PROVIDERS

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i) and 154(j); 47 USC 251(e); 
47 USC 303(r)

Abstract: The notice seeks comment on what additional steps the 
Commission should take to ensure that providers of voice-over Internet 
protocol services that interconnect with the public switched telephone 
network provide ubiquitous and reliable enhanced 911 service.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/29/05                    70 FR 37307
NPRM Comment Period End         09/12/05
NPRM                            06/20/07                    72 FR 33948
NPRM Comment Period End         09/18/07


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Tom Beers, Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0952
Email: tom.beers@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI62
_______________________________________________________________________

559. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INDEPENDENT PANEL REVIEWING THE IMPACT OF 
HURRICANE KATRINA ON COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 218; 47 USC 303(r)

Abstract: In the Order released June 8, 2007 (EB Docket No. 06-119 and 
WC Docket No. 06-63), the Commission directed the Public Safety and 
Homeland Security Bureau to implement several of the recommendations 
made by the Independent Panel reviewing the impact of Hurricane Katrina 
on Communications Networks (Independent Panel). The Commission also 
adopted rules requiring some communications providers to have 
emergency/backup power and requiring certain communications providers 
to conduct analyses and submit reports on the redundancy and resiliency 
of their 911 and E911 networks and/or systems. Finally, the Commission 
extended limited regulatory relief from Section 272 of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, previously accorded by the 
Wireline Competition Bureau.
In an Order on Reconsideration released on October 4, 2007, the 
Commission considered six petitions for reconsideration and/or 
clarification of the June 2007 Order that adopted the backup power rule 
(section 12.2 of the Commission's rules). The Order on Reconsideration 
granted in part and denied in part the petitions. The Commission 
modified the backup power rule to address several meritorious issues 
raised by petitioners. This modification will facilitate carrier 
compliance and reduce the burden on local exchange carriers and 
commercial mobile radio service providers, while continuing to further 
important homeland security and public safety goals.
The wireless industry challenged the backup power rule in the U.S. 
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and, with some 
wireline providers, challenged the associated information collection 
before OMB. In February 2008, the Court issued a stay of the rule 
pending appeal, and, on July 8, 2008, the Court issued an order holding 
its decision on the challenge to the backup power rule in abeyance 
pending action by OMB on the information collection associated with the 
revised rule. In November 2008, OMB rejected the information 
collection.
As a result of the actions by the Court and OMB, the backup power rule 
has never gone into effect. In December 2008, the FCC's Office of 
General Counsel requested that the Court dismiss the pending appeals of 
the backup power rule and informed the Court that the Commission plans 
to issue an NPRM to develop a revised rule. On July 31, 2009, the Court 
dismissed the petitions for review as moot and ordered that the backup 
power rule by vacated and this mandate was issued until September 18, 
2009.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/07/06                    71 FR 38564
NPRM Comment Period End         08/07/06
Order                           07/11/07                    72 FR 37655
Delay of Effective Date of Rule 08/10/07                    72 FR 44978
Petitions for Recon             08/20/07                    72 FR 46485
Order on Recon                  10/11/07                    72 FR 57879


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Lisa Fowlkes, Deputy Bureau Chief, Public Safety and 
Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Public 
Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7452
Email: lisa.fowlkes@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI78
_______________________________________________________________________

560. STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERY SYSTEM (SVRS)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 and 152; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 301 to 303

Abstract: The Report and Order amends 47 CFR 90.20(e)(6) governing 
stolen vehicle recovery system operations at 173.075 MHz, by increasing 
the radiated power limit for narrowband base stations; increasing the 
power output limit for narrowband base stations; increasing the power 
output limit for narrowband mobile transceivers; modifying the base 
station duty cycle; increasing the tracking duty cycle for mobile 
transceivers; and retaining the requirement for TV channel 7 
interference studies and that such studies must be served on TV channel 
7 stations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/23/06                    71 FR 49401
NPRM Comment Period End         10/10/06
R&O                             10/14/08                    73 FR 60631


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Zenji Nakazawa, Assoc. Chief, Policy Division, Federal 
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7949
Email: zenji.nakazaw@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ01

[[Page 79904]]

_______________________________________________________________________

561. COMMERCIAL MOBILE ALERT SYSTEM

Legal Authority: PL 109-347 title VI; EO 13407; 47 USC 151; 47 USC 
154(i)

Abstract: In the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Commission 
initiated a comprehensive rulemaking to establish a commercial mobile 
alert system under which commercial mobile service providers may elect 
to transmit emergency alerts to the public. The Commission has issued 
three orders adopting CMAS rules as required by statute. Issues raised 
in an FNPRM regarding testing requirements for non-commercial 
educational and public broadcast television stations remain 
outstanding.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/03/08                      73 FR 545
NPRM Comment Period End         02/04/08
First R&O                       07/24/08                    73 FR 43009
Second R&O                      08/14/08                    73 FR 47550
FNPRM                           08/14/08                    73 FR 47568
FNPRM Comment Period End        09/15/08
Third R&O                       09/22/08                    73 FR 54511


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Lisa Fowlkes, Deputy Bureau Chief, Public Safety and 
Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Public 
Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7452
Email: lisa.fowlkes@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ03
_______________________________________________________________________

562. EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 152; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(o); 
47 USC 301; 47 USC 393(r); 47 USC 303(v); 47 USC 307; 47 USC 309; 47 
USC 335; 47 USC 403; 47 USC 544(g); 47 USC 606; 47 USC 615

Abstract: This revision of 47 CFR part 11 provides for national-level 
testing of the Emergency Alert System.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/12/10                     75 FR 4760
NPRM Comment Period End         03/30/10


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Eric Ehrenreich, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1726
Email: eric.ehrenreich@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ33
_______________________________________________________________________
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
_______________________________________________________________________

563. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT, AMENDMENT OF THE 
COMMISSION'S RULES--BROADBAND PCS COMPETITIVE BIDDING AND THE COMMERCIAL 
MOBILE RADIO SERVICE SPECTRUM CAP

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

Abstract: NPRM to modify the competitive bidding rules for the 
Broadband PCS F Block. Report and Order, adopted June 21, 1996, 
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
Final Rule                      03/02/01                    66 FR 13022
Final Rule                      06/04/01                    66 FR 29911
Third NPRM                      08/27/04                    69 FR 52632
Third NPRM Comment Period 
Extended                        10/04/04                    69 FR 59166


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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
_______________________________________________________________________

564. SERVICE RULES FOR THE 746 TO 764 AND 776 TO 794 MHZ BANDS, AND 
REVISIONS TO THE COMMISSION'S RULES

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

Abstract: The Report and Order in this proceeding adopts service rules 
for licensing and auction of commercial services in spectrum in the 700 
MHz 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
Third MO&O and Order            07/30/02                    67 FR 49244
Second FNPRM                    05/21/08                    73 FR 29582


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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

RIN: 3060-AH32
_______________________________________________________________________

565. AMENDMENT OF PARTS 13 AND 80 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES GOVERNING 
MARITIME COMMUNICATIONS

Legal Authority: 47 USC 302 to 303

Abstract: This matter concerns the amendment of the rules governing

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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
Report & Order                  08/07/03                    68 FR 46957
Second R&O, Sixth R&O, Second 
FNPRM                           04/06/04                    69 FR 18007
Comments Due                    06/07/04
Reply Comments Due              07/06/04
Second R&O and Sixth R&O        11/08/04                    69 FR 64664
NPRM                            11/08/06                    71 FR 65447
Final Action                    01/25/08                     73 FR 4475
Petition for Reconsideration    03/18/08                    73 FR 14486
4th R&O [release date]          06/10/10


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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

RIN: 3060-AH55
_______________________________________________________________________

566. COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCEDURES

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

Abstract: This proceeding proposes resumption of installment payments 
for broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS), for example, 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

________________________________________________________________________

Second 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
Sixth R&O and Order on Recon    09/05/00                    65 FR 53620
Order on Recon                  02/12/01                     66 FR 9773
Final Rule                      07/21/03                    68 FR 42984
Final Rule                      09/30/05                    70 FR 57183


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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-AH57
_______________________________________________________________________

567. 2000 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW SPECTRUM AGGREGATION LIMITS FOR 
COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICES

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

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
Petition for Recon              03/21/02                    67 FR 13183


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Michael J. Rowan, Attorney-Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1883
Fax: 202 418-7447
Email: michael.rowan@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH81
_______________________________________________________________________

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

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

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
Correction                      01/29/01                     66 FR 8149
NPRM Comment Period End         02/09/01
NPRM                            11/25/03                    68 FR 66232
Final Rule                      11/25/03                    68 FR 66252
NPRM Comment Period End         01/05/04
Final Rule                      02/12/04                     69 FR 6920
Final Rule                      02/25/04                     69 FR 8569
Final Rule                      11/15/04                    69 FR 65544
Final Rule                      12/27/04                    69 FR 77522
NPRM                            12/27/04                    69 FR 77560
Final Rule                      08/01/07                    72 FR 41935
Final Rule                      01/26/09                     74 FR 4344


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Paul D'Ari, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, 
Wireless Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1550
Fax: 202 418-7447
Email: paul.dari@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH82
_______________________________________________________________________

569. REEXAMINATION OF ROAMING OBLIGATIONS OF COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO 
SERVICE PROVIDERS

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 152(n); 47 USC 154(i) and 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

Abstract: This rulemaking considers whether the Commission should adopt 
an automatic roaming rule for voice services for Commercial Mobile 
Radio Services and whether the Commission should adopt a roaming rule 
for mobile data services.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/21/00                    65 FR 69891
NPRM                            09/28/05                    70 FR 56612
NPRM                            01/19/06                     71 FR 3029
FNPRM                           08/30/07                    72 FR 50085
Final Rule                      08/30/07                    72 FR 50064
Final Rule                      04/28/10                    75 FR 22263
FNPRM                           04/28/10                    75 FR 22338


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Peter Trachtenberg, Assoc. Div. Chief SCPD, WTB, 
Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7369
Email: peter.trachtenberg@fcc.gov

Christina Clearwater, Asst. Div. Chief, SCPD, WTB, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1893
Email: christina.clearwater@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH83
_______________________________________________________________________

570. FACILITATING THE PROVISION OF SPECTRUM-BASED SERVICES TO RURAL 
AREAS

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

Abstract: This rulemaking will facilitate the provision of spectrum-
based services to rural areas.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/12/03                    68 FR 64050
NPRM Comment Period End         01/26/04
NPRM                            12/15/04                    69 FR 75174
NPRM Comment Period End         01/14/05
Final Rule                      12/15/04                    69 FR 75144
Final Rule                      04/27/05                    70 FR 21652


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Paul D'Ari, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, 
Wireless Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1550
Fax: 202 418-7447
Email: paul.dari@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI31
_______________________________________________________________________

571. IMPROVING PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS IN THE 800 MHZ BAND 
INDUSTRIAL/LAND TRANSPORTATION AND BUSINESS CHANNELS

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

Abstract: The Commission seeks to improve public safety communications 
in the 800 MHz band and consolidate the 800 MHz Industrial/Land 
Transportation and Business Pool channels.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/05/02                    67 FR 16351
NPRM Comment Period End         05/06/02
Final Rule                      08/19/02                    67 FR 53754
Proposed Rule                   02/10/03                     68 FR 6687
Final Rule                      11/22/04                    69 FR 67823
Final Rule                      11/22/04                    69 FR 67853
Final Rule                      02/08/05                     70 FR 6750
Final Rule                      02/08/05                     70 FR 6761
Final Rule                      04/06/05                    70 FR 17327
Notice                          06/15/05                    70 FR 34764
Final Rule                      09/28/05                    70 FR 56583
Notice                          10/26/05                    70 FR 61823
Final Rule                      12/28/05                    70 FR 76704
Proposed Rule                   09/21/06                    71 FR 55149
Clarification                   06/20/07                    72 FR 33914
Final Rule                      07/20/07                    72 FR 39756
Final Rule; Correction          09/28/07                    72 FR 54847
Notice                          09/28/07                    72 FR 55208
Final Rule; Clarification       10/05/07                    72 FR 56923
Petition for Recon              10/01/07                   72 FR 557722
Proposed Rule                   11/13/07                    72 FR 63869
Petition for Recon              11/14/07                    72 FR 65734
Proposed Rule                   03/31/08                    73 FR 16822
Final Rule                      06/13/08                    73 FR 33728
Proposed Rule                   07/13/08                    73 FR 40274
Petition for Recon              07/28/08                     73 FR 4375
Final Rule                      11/17/08                    73 FR 67794
Final Rule                      02/06/09                     74 FR 6235


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Michael Wilhelm, Federal Communications Commission, 445 
12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0870
Email: michael.wilhelm@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI34
_______________________________________________________________________

572. REVIEW OF PART 87 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES CONCERNING AVIATION (WT 
DOCKET NO. 01-289)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303; 47 USC 307(e)

Abstract: This proceeding is intended to streamline, consolidate and 
revise our part 87 rules governing the Aviation Radio Service. The rule 
changes are designed to ensure these rules reflect current 
technological advances.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/16/01                    66 FR 64785
NPRM Comment Period End         03/14/02
R&O and FNPRM                   10/16/03
FNPRM                           04/12/04                    69 FR 19140
FNPRM Comment Period End        07/12/04
R&O                             06/14/04                    69 FR 32577
NPRM                            12/06/06                    71 FR 70710
NPRM Comment Period End         03/06/07
Final Rule                      12/06/06                    71 FR 70671
3rd R&O [Release Date]          06/15/10


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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

RIN: 3060-AI35
_______________________________________________________________________

573. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMERCIAL SPECTRUM ENHANCEMENT ACT (CSEA) 
AND MODERNIZATION OF THE COMMISSION'S COMPETITIVE BIDDING RULES AND 
PROCEDURES (WT DOCKET NO. 05-211)

Legal Authority: 15 USC 79; 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i) and (j); 47 USC 
155; 47 USC 155(c); 47 USC 157; 47 USC 225; 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 307; 
47 USC 309; 47 USC 309(j); 47 USC 325(e); 47 USC 334; 47 USC 336; 47 
USC 339; 47 USC 554

Abstract: This proceeding implements rules and procedures needed to 
comply with the recently enacted Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act 
(CSEA). It establishes a mechanism for reimbursing federal agencies out 
of

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spectrum auction proceeds for the cost of relocating their operations 
from certain ``eligible frequencies'' that have been reallocated from 
Federal to non-Federal use. It also seeks to improve the Commission's 
ability to achieve Congress's directives with regard to designated 
entities and to ensure that, in accordance with the intent of Congress, 
every recipient of its designated entity benefits is an entity that 
uses its licenses to directly provide facilities-based 
telecommunications services for the benefit of the public.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/14/05                    70 FR 43372
NPRM Comment Period End         08/26/05
Declaratory Ruling              06/14/05                    70 FR 43322
R&O                             01/24/06                     71 FR 6214
FNPRM                           02/03/06                     71 FR 6992
FNPRM Comment Period End        02/24/06
Second R&O                      04/25/06                    71 FR 26245
Order on Recon of Second R&O    06/02/06                    71 FR 34272
NPRM                            06/21/06                    71 FR 35594
NPRM Comment Period End         08/21/06
Reply Comment Period End        09/19/06
2nd Order and Recon of 2nd R&O  04/04/08                    73 FR 18528


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Kelly Quinn, Assistant Chief, Auctions and Spectrum 
Access Division, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7384
Email: kelly.quinn@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI88
_______________________________________________________________________

574. FACILITATING THE PROVISION OF FIXED AND MOBILE BROADBAND ACCESS, 
EDUCATIONAL AND OTHER ADVANCED SERVICES IN THE 2150-2162 AND 2500-2690 
MHZ BANDS

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 301 to 303; 47 USC 307; 47 USC 309; 
47 USC 332; 47 USC 336 and 337

Abstract: The Commission seeks comment on whether to assign Educational 
Broadband Service (EBS) spectrum in the Gulf of Mexico. It also seeks 
comment on how to license unassigned and available EBS spectrum. 
Specifically, we seek comment on whether it would be in the public 
interest to develop a scheme for licensing unassigned EBS spectrum that 
avoids mutual exclusivity; we ask whether EBS eligible entities could 
participate fully in a spectrum auction; we seek comment on the use of 
small business size standards and bidding credits for EBS if we adopt a 
licensing scheme that could result in mutually exclusive applications; 
we seek comment on the proper market size and size of spectrum blocks 
for new EBS licenses; and we seek comment on issuing one license to a 
State agency designated by the Governor to be the spectrum manager, 
using frequency coordinators to avoid mutually exclusive EBS 
applications, as well as other alternative licensing schemes. The 
Commission must develop a new licensing scheme for EBS in order to 
achieve the Commission's goal of facilitating the development of new 
and innovative wireless services for the benefit of students throughout 
the nation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/02/03                    68 FR 34560
NPRM Comment Period End         09/08/03
FNPRM                           07/29/04                    69 FR 72048
FNPRM Comment Period End        01/10/03
R&O                             07/29/04                    69 FR 72020
MO&O                            04/27/06                    71 FR 35178
FNPRM                           03/20/08                    73 FR 26067
FNPRM Comment Period End        07/07/08
MO&O                            03/20/08                    73 FR 26032
MO&O                            09/28/09                    74 FR 49335
FNPRM                           09/28/09                    74 FR 49356
FNPRM Comment Period End        10/13/09
R&O                             06/03/10                    75 FR 33729


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: John Schauble, Deputy Chief, Broadband Division, WTB, 
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-0797
Email: john.schauble@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ12
_______________________________________________________________________

575. AMENDMENT OF THE RULES REGARDING MARITIME AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION 
SYSTEMS (WT DOCKET NO. 04-344)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 302(a); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 306; 47 
USC 307(e); 47 USC 332; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 161

Abstract: This action adopts additional measures for domestic 
implementation of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), an advanced 
marine vessel tracking and navigation technology that can significantly 
enhance our nation's homeland security as well as maritime safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      01/29/09                     74 FR 5117
Final Rule Effective            03/02/09
Petition for Recon              04/03/09                    74 FR 15271


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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

RIN: 3060-AJ16
_______________________________________________________________________

576. SERVICE RULES FOR ADVANCED WIRELESS SERVICES IN THE 2155-2175 MHZ 
BAND

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 and 152; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 157; 47 USC 
160; 47 USC 201; 47 USC 214; 47 USC 301

Abstract: This proceeding explores the possible uses of the 2155-2175 
MHz frequency band (AWS-3) 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.
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) sought comment on what service 
rules should be adopted in the AWS-3 band. We requested comment on 
rules for licensing this spectrum in a manner that will permit it to be 
fully and promptly utilized to bring advanced wireless services to 
American consumers. Our objective is to allow for the most effective 
and efficient use of

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the spectrum in this band, while also encouraging development of robust 
wireless broadband services. We proposed to apply our flexible, market-
oriented rules to the band in order to meet this objective.
Thereafter, the Commission released a Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (FNPRM), seeking comment on the Commission's proposed AWS-3 
rules, which include adding 5 megahertz of spectrum (2175-80 MHz) to 
the AWS-3 band, and requiring licensees of that spectrum to provide--
using up to 25 percent of its wireless network capacity--free, two-way 
broadband Internet service at engineered data rates of at least 768 
kbps downstream.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/14/07                    72 FR 64013
NPRM Comment Period End         01/14/08
FNPRM                           06/25/08                    73 FR 35995
FNPRM Comment Period End        08/11/08


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Peter Daronco, Associate Div. Chief, Broadband Div., 
Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7235
Email: peter.daronco@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ19
_______________________________________________________________________

577. SERVICE RULES FOR ADVANCED WIRELESS SERVICES IN THE 1915 TO 1920 
MHZ, 1995 TO 2000 MHZ, 2020 TO 2025 MHZ, AND 2175 TO 2180 MHZ BANDS

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 and 152; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 157; 47 USC 
160; 47 USC 201; 47 USC 214; 47 USC 301; . . .

Abstract: This proceeding explores the possible uses of the 1915-1920 
MHz, 1995-2000 MHz, 2020-2025 MHz, and 2175-2180 MHz Bands 
(collectively AWS-2) 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.
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) sought comment on what service 
rules should be adopted in the AWS-2 band. We requested comment on 
rules for licensing this spectrum in a manner that will permit it to be 
fully and promptly utilized to bring advanced wireless services to 
American consumers. Our objective is to allow for the most effective 
and efficient use of the spectrum in this band, while also encouraging 
development of robust wireless broadband services.
Thereafter, the Commission released a Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (FNPRM), seeking comment on the Commission's proposed rules 
for the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz bands. In addition, the 
Commission proposed to add 5 megahertz of spectrum (2175-80 MHz band) 
to the 2155-2175 MHz band, and would require the licensee of the 2155-
2180 MHz band to provide--using up to 25 percent of its wireless 
network capacity--free, two-way broadband Internet service at 
engineered data rates of at least 768 kbps downstream.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/02/04                    69 FR 63489
NPRM Comment Period End         01/24/05
FNPRM                           06/25/08                    73 FR 35995
FNPRM Comment Period End        08/11/08


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Peter Daronco, Associate Div. Chief, Broadband Div., 
Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 
445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7235
Email: peter.daronco@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ20
_______________________________________________________________________

578. RULES AUTHORIZING THE OPERATION OF LOW POWER AUXILIARY STATIONS IN 
THE 698-806 MHZ BAND, WT DOCKET NO. 08-166; PUBLIC INTEREST SPECTRUM 
COALITION, PETITION FOR RULEMAKING REGARDING LOW POWER AUXILIARY

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 and 152; 47 USC 154(i) and 154(j); 47 USC 
301 and 302(a); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 303(r); 47 USC 304; 47 USC 307 to 
309; 47 USC 316; 47 USC 332; 47 USC 336 and 337

Abstract: In the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order, to facilitate 
the DTV transition the Commission tentatively concludes to amend its 
rules to make clear that the operation of low power auxiliary stations 
within the 700 MHz Band will no longer be permitted after the end of 
the DTV transition. The Commission also tentatively concludes to 
prohibit the manufacture, import, sale, offer for sale, or shipment of 
devices that operate as low power auxiliary stations in the 700 MHz 
Band. In addition, for those licensees that have obtained 
authorizations to operate low power auxiliary stations in spectrum that 
includes the 700 MHz Band beyond the end of the DTV transition, the 
Commission tentatively concludes that it will modify these licenses so 
as not to permit such operations in the 700 MHz Band after February 17, 
2009. The Commission also seeks comment on issues raised by the Public 
Interest Spectrum Coalition (PISC) in its informal complaint and 
petition for rulemaking.
The Commission also imposes a freeze on the filing of new license 
applications that seek to operate on any 700 MHz Band frequencies (698-
806 MHz) after the end of the DTV transition, February 17, 2009, as 
well as on granting any request for equipment authorization of low 
power auxiliary station devices that would operate in any of the 700 
MHz Band frequencies. The Commission also holds in abeyance, until the 
conclusion of this proceeding, any pending license applications and 
equipment authorization requests that involve operation of low power 
auxiliary devices on frequencies in the 700 MHz Band after the end of 
the DTV transition.
On January 15, 2010, the Commission released a Report and Order that 
prohibits the distribution and sale of wireless microphones that 
operate in the 700 MHz Band (698-806 MHz, channels 52-69) and includes 
a number of provisions to clear these devices from that band. These 
actions help complete an important part of the DTV transition by 
clearing the 700 MHz Band to enable the rollout of communications 
services for public safety and the deployment of next generation 
wireless devices.

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On January 15, 2010, the Commission also released a Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on the operation of low power 
auxiliary stations, including wireless microphones, in the core TV 
bands (channels 2-51, excluding channel 37). Among the issues the 
Commission is considering in the Further Notice are revisions to its 
rules to expand eligibility for licenses to operate wireless 
microphones under part 74; the operation of wireless microphones on an 
unlicensed basis in the core TV bands under part 15; technical rules to 
apply to low power wireless audio devices, including wireless 
microphones, operating in the core TV bands on an unlicensed basis 
under Part 15 of the rules; and long term solutions to address the 
operation of wireless microphones and the efficient use of the core TV 
spectrum.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/03/08                    73 FR 51406
NPRM Comment Period End         10/20/08
R&O                             01/22/10                     75 FR 3622
FNPRM                           01/22/10                     75 FR 3682
FNPRM Comment Period End        03/22/10


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: G. William Stafford, Attorney, Federal Communications 
Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0563
Fax: 202 418-3956
Email: bill.stafford@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ21
_______________________________________________________________________

579. AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY 
COMMUNICATIONS IN THE 800 MHZ BAND, AND TO CONSOLIDATE THE 800 MHZ AND 
900 MHZ BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL/LAND TRANSPORTATION POOL CHANNELS

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303; 47 USC 309; 47 
USC 332

Abstract: This action adopts rules that retain the current site-based 
licensing paradigm for the 900 MHz B/ILT ``white space''; adopts 
interference protection rules applicable to all licensees operating in 
the 900 MHz B/ILT spectrum; and lifts, on a rolling basis, the freeze 
placed on applications for new 900 MHz B/ILT licenses in September 
2004--the lift being tied to the completion of rebanding in each 800 
MHz National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) region.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/18/05                    70 FR 13143
NPRM Comment Period End         06/12/05                    70 FR 23080
Final Rule                      12/16/08                    73 FR 67794
Petition for Recon              03/12/09                    74 FR 10739


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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

RIN: 3060-AJ22
_______________________________________________________________________

580. AMENDMENT OF PART 101 TO ACCOMMODATE 30 MHZ CHANNELS IN THE 6525-
6875 MHZ BAND AND PROVIDE CONDITIONAL AUTHORIZATION ON CHANNELS IN THE 
21.8-22.0 AND 23.0-23.2 GHZ BAND (WT DOCKET NO. 04-114)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 and 152; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 157; 47 USC 
160; 47 USC 201; 47 USC 214; 47 USC 301 to 303; 47 USC 307 to 310; 47 
USC 319; 47 USC 324; 47 USC 332 and 333

Abstract: The Commission seeks comments on modifying its rules to 
authorize channels with bandwidths of as much as 30 MHz in the 6525-
6875 MHz band. We also propose to allow conditional authorization on 
additional channels in the 21.8-22.0 and 23.0-23.2 GHz bands.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/29/09                    74 FR 36134
NPRM Comment Period End         07/22/09
R&O                             06/11/10                    75 FR 41767


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: John Schauble, Deputy Chief, Broadband Division, WTB, 
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-0797
Email: john.schauble@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ28
_______________________________________________________________________

581. IN THE MATTER OF SERVICE RULES FOR THE 698 TO 746, 747 TO 762 AND 
777 TO 792 MHZ BANDS

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

Abstract: This is one of several docketed proceedings involved in the 
establishment of rules governing wireless licenses in the 698-806 MHz 
Band (the 700 MHz Band). This spectrum is being vacated by television 
broadcasters in TV Channels 52-69. It is being made available for 
wireless services, including public safety and commercial services, as 
a result of the digital television (DTV) transition. This docket has to 
do with service rules for the commercial services, and is known as the 
700 MHz Commercial Services proceeding.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/03/06                    71 FR 48506
NPRM                            09/20/06
FNPRM                           05/02/07                    72 FR 24238
FNPRM Comment Period End        05/23/07
R&O                             07/31/07                    72 FR 48814
Order on Recon                  09/24/07                    72 FR 56015
Second FNPRM                    05/14/08                    73 FR 29582
Second FNPRM Comment Period End 06/20/08
Third FNPRM                     09/05/08                    73 FR 57750
Third FNPRM Comment Period End  11/03/08
Second R&O                      02/20/09                     74 FR 8868
Final Rule                      03/04/09                     74 FR 8868


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Paul D'Ari, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, 
Wireless Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1550
Fax: 202 418-7447
Email: paul.dari@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ35

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582. IN THE MATTER OF EFFECTS OF COMMUNICATIONS TOWERS ON MIGRATORY 
BIRDS

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 303(q); 47 USC 
303(r); 42 USC 4321 et seq

Abstract: On April 14, 2009, American Bird Conservancy, Defenders of 
Wildlife, and National Audubon Society filed a Petition for Expedited 
Rulemaking and Other Relief. The petitioners request that the 
Commission adopt on an expedited basis a variety of new rules, which 
they assert are necessary to comply with environmental statutes and 
their implementing regulations. This proceeding addresses the Petition 
for Expedited Rulemaking and Other Relief.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/22/06                    71 FR 67510
NPRM Comment Period End         02/20/07
New NPRM Comment Period End     05/23/07


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Jeff Steinberg, Deputy Chief, Spectrum and Competition 
Div, WTB, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0896

RIN: 3060-AJ36
_______________________________________________________________________

583. AMENDMENT OF PART 90 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154; 47 USC 303

Abstract: This proceeding considers rule changes impacting 
miscellaneous part 90 Private Land Mobile Radio rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/13/07                    72 FR 32582
FNPRM                           04/14/10                    75 FR 19340


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Rodney P Conway, Engineer, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2904
Fax: 202 418-1944
Email: rodney.conway@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ37
_______________________________________________________________________

584.  AMENDMENT OF PART 101 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES 
FOR MICROWAVE USE AND BROADCAST AUXILIARY SERVICE FLEXIBILITY

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 and 152; 47 USC 154 (i) and 157; 47 USC 160 
and 201; 47 USC 214; 47 USC 301 to 303; 47 USC 307 to 310; 47 USC 319 
and 324; 47 USC332 and 333

Abstract: In this document, the Commission commences a proceeding to 
remove regulatory barriers to the use of spectrum for wireless backhaul 
and other point-to-point and point-to-multipont communications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/05/10                    75 FR 52185
NPRM Comment Period End         11/22/10


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: John Schauble, Deputy Chief, Broadband Division, WTB, 
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554
Phone: 202 418-0797
Email: john.schauble@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ47
_______________________________________________________________________

585.  2004 AND 2006 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEWS --
STREAMLINING AND OTHER REVISIONS OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES GOVERNING 
CONSTRUCTION, MARKING, AND LIGHTING OF ANTENNA STRUCTURES

Legal Authority: 47 USC 154(i)-(j) and 161; 47 USC 303(q)

Abstract: In this NPRM, the Commission seeks comment on revisions to 
part 17 of the Commission's rules governing construction, marking, and 
lighting of antenna structures. The Commission initiated this 
proceeding to update and modernize the part 17 rules. These proposed 
revisions are intended to improve compliance with these rules and allow 
the Commission to enforce them more effectively, helping to better 
ensure the safety of pilots and aircraft passengers nationwide. The 
proposed revisions would also remove outdated and burdensome 
requirements without compromising the Commission's statutory 
responsibility to prevent antenna structures from being hazards or 
menaces to air navigation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/21/10                    75 FR 28517
NPRM Comment Period End         08/19/10


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: John Borkowski, Attorney-Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, 2025 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 634-2443

RIN: 3060-AJ50
_______________________________________________________________________
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Completed Actions
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
_______________________________________________________________________

586. AMENDMENTS OF VARIOUS RULES AFFECTING WIRELESS RADIO SERVICES (WT 
DOCKET NO. 03-264)

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

Abstract: This rulemaking proposes to streamline and harmonize wireless 
radio service rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/23/04                     69 FR 8132
NPRM Comment Period End         05/24/04
NPRM                            10/19/05                    70 FR 60770
NPRM Comment Period End         12/19/05
Final Rule                      10/20/05                    70 FR 61049

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Proposed Rule                   05/02/07                    72 FR 24238
Final Rule                      05/16/07                    72 FR 27688
Final Rule                      08/24/07                    72 FR 48814
Final Rule                      05/02/08                    73 FR 24180

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Nina Shafran, Federal Communications Commission, 445 
12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-2781
Email: nina.shafran@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI30
_______________________________________________________________________
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)               Long-Term Actions
Wireline Competition Bureau
_______________________________________________________________________

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

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 et seq

Abstract: The goals of Universal Service, as mandated by the 1996 Act, 
are to promote the availability of quality services at just, 
reasonable, and affordable rates; increase access to advanced 
telecommunications services throughout the Nation; advance the 
availability of such services to all consumers, including those in low 
income, rural, insular, and high-cost areas at rates that are 
reasonably comparable to those charged in urban areas. In addition, the 
1996 Act states that all providers of telecommunications services 
should contribute to Federal universal service in some equitable and 
nondiscriminatory manner; there should be specific, predictable, and 
sufficient Federal and State mechanisms to preserve and advance 
universal service; all schools, classrooms, health care providers, and 
libraries should, generally, have access to advanced telecommunications 
services; and finally, that the Federal-State Joint Board and the 
Commission should determine those other principles that, consistent 
with the 1996 Act, are necessary to protect the public interest.
The goals of Universal Service, as mandated by the 1996 Act, are to 
promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable, and 
affordable rates; increase access to advanced telecommunications 
services throughout the Nation; advance the availability of such 
services to all consumers, including those in low income, rural, 
insular, and high cost areas at rates that are reasonably comparable to 
those charged in urban areas. In addition, the 1996 Act states that all 
providers of telecommunications services should contribute to Federal 
universal service in some equitable and nondiscriminatory manner; there 
should be specific, predictable, and sufficient Federal and State 
mechanisms to preserve and advance universal service; all schools, 
classrooms, health care providers, and libraries should, generally, 
have access to advanced telecommunications services; and finally, that 
the Federal-State Joint Board and the Commission should determine those 
other principles that, consistent with the 1996 Act, are necessary to 
protect the public interest.
The goals of Universal Service, as mandated by the 1996 Act, are to 
promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable, and 
affordable rates; increase access to advanced telecommunications 
services throughout the Nation; advance the availability of such 
services to all consumers, including those in low income, rural, 
insular, and high cost areas at rates that are reasonably comparable to 
those charged in urban areas. In addition, the 1996 Act states that all 
providers of telecommunications services should contribute to Federal 
universal service in some equitable and nondiscriminatory manner; there 
should be specific, predictable, and sufficient Federal and State 
mechanisms to preserve and advance universal service; all schools, 
classrooms, health care providers, and libraries should, generally, 
have access to advanced telecommunications services; and finally, that 
the Federal-State Joint Board and the Commission should determine those 
other principles that, consistent with the 1996 Act, are necessary to 
protect the public interest.
On October 9, 2009, the Commission issued an Order and Notice of 
Proposed (NPRM) addressing the effect of line loss on universal service 
Local Switching Support (LSS) received by incumbent local exchange 
carriers (LECs) that are designated as eligible telecommunications 
carriers (ETCs). Under the Commission's rules, as an incumbent LEC 
ETC's access lines increase above certain thresholds, the amount of LSS 
it may receive decreases. The order denies the Coalition for Equity in 
Switching Support's petition seeking clarification that the 
Commission's rules allow an incumbent LEC ETC's local switching support 
to increase if the carrier's access lines decrease below those 
thresholds. In the NPRM, the Commission tentatively concludes that the 
LSS rules should be modified to permitincumbent LEC ETCs that lose 
lines to increase their LSS; and the Commission seeks comment on these 
proposed rule changes.
On November 5, 2009, the Commission issued a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking that proposes to revise the Commission's rules for the 
schools and libraries universal service support mechanism, also known 
as the E-rate program, to comply with the requirements of the 
Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act. The Protecting Children in 
the 21st Century Act added a new certification requirement for 
elementary and secondary schools that have computers with Internet 
access and receive discounts under the E-rate program. The NPRM also 
proposes to revise related Commission rules to reflect existing 
statutory language more accurately.
On December 2, 2009, the Commission issued a Report and Order and 
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) addressing and seeking 
comment on issues regarding the services eligible for funding under the 
schools and libraries universal service support mechanism, also known 
as the E-rate program. The order released the Funding Year 2010 E-rate 
Eligible Service List, concluding that interconnected voice over 
Internet protocol VoIP service is an eligible service and should 
continue to receive E-rate program funding. Additionally, the report 
and order clarifies the E-rate program eligibility of text messaging,

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video on-demand servers, Ethernet, web hosting, wireless local area 
network (LAN) controllers, and virtualization software. The FNPRM seeks 
comment on the eligibility of certain services in future funding years, 
as well as on proposed changes to the process for determining the 
services that will be eligible for support under the E-rate program.
On December 8, 2009, the Commission sought comment on a petition for 
rulemaking filed by the National Cable and Telecommunications 
Association (NCTA). NCTA proposes that the Commission establish 
procedures to reduce the amount of universal service high-cost support 
provided to carriers in those areas of the country where there is 
extensive, unsubsidized facilities-based voice competition and where 
government subsidies no longer are needed to ensure that service will 
be made available to consumers.
On December 15, 2009, the Commission issued a Further Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking responding to the decision of the United States 
Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Qwest Communications 
International, Inc. v. FCC, in which the court remanded the 
Commission's rules for providing high-cost universal service support to 
non-rural carriers. The Commission tentatively concluded that it should 
not attempt wholesale reform of the non-rural high-cost mechanism at 
this time, but it sought comment on certain interim changes to address 
the court's concerns and changes in the marketplace. Specifically, the 
Commission sought comment on what changes should be made to the 
Commission's rules regarding the rate comparability review and 
certification process, whether the Commission should define 
``reasonably comparable'' rural and urban rates in terms of rates for 
bundled local and long distance services, and whether the Commission 
should require carriers to certify that they offer bundled local and 
long distance services at reasonably comparable rural and urban rates.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Recommended Decision Federal-
State Joint Board, Universal 
Service                         11/08/96                    61 FR 63778
First R&O                       05/08/97                    62 FR 32862
Second R&O                      05/08/97                    62 FR 32862
Order on Recon                  07/10/97                    62 FR 40742
R&O and Second Order on Recon   07/18/97                    62 FR 41294
Second R&O, and FNPRM           08/15/97                    62 FR 47404
Third R&O                       10/14/97                    62 FR 56118
Second Order on Recon           11/26/97                    62 FR 65036
Fourth Order on Recon           12/30/97                     62 FR 2093
Fifth Order on Recon            06/22/98                    63 FR 43088
Fifth R&O                       10/28/98                    63 FR 63993
Eighth Order on Recon           11/21/98
Second Recommended Decision     11/25/98                    63 FR 67837
Thirteenth Order on Recon       06/09/99                    64 FR 30917
FNPRM                           06/14/99                    64 FR 31780
FNPRM                           09/30/99                    64 FR 52738
Fourteenth Order on Recon       11/16/99                    64 FR 62120
Fifteenth Order on Recon        11/30/99                    64 FR 66778
Tenth R&O                       12/01/99                    64 FR 67372
Ninth R&O and Eighteenth Order 
on Recon                        12/01/99                    64 FR 67416
Nineteenth Order on Recon       12/30/99                    64 FR 73427
Twentieth Order on Recon        05/08/00                    65 FR 26513
Public Notice                   07/18/00                    65 FR 44507
Twelfth 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
Fourteenth R&O and FNPRM        05/23/01                    66 FR 30080
FNPRM and Order                 01/25/02                     67 FR 7327
NPRM                            02/15/02                     67 FR 9232
NPRM and Order                  02/15/02                    67 FR 10846
FNPRM and R&O                   02/26/02                    67 FR 11254
NPRM                            04/19/02                    67 FR 34653
Order and Second FNPRM          12/13/02                    67 FR 79543
NPRM                            02/25/03                    68 FR 12020
Public Notice                   02/26/03                    68 FR 10724
Second R&O and FNPRM            06/20/03                    68 FR 36961
Twenty-Fifth Order on Recon, 
R&O, Order, and FNPRM           07/16/03                    68 FR 41996
NPRM                            07/17/03                    68 FR 42333
Order                           07/24/03                    68 FR 47453
Order                           08/06/03                    68 FR 46500
Order and Order on Recon        08/19/03                    68 FR 49707
Order on Remand, MO&O, FNPRM    10/27/03                    68 FR 69641
R&O, Order on Recon, FNPRM      11/17/03                    68 FR 74492
R&O, FNPRM                      02/26/04                    69 FR 13794
R&O, FNPRM                      04/29/04
NPRM                            05/14/04                     69 FR 3130
NPRM                            06/08/04                    69 FR 40839
Order                           06/28/04                    69 FR 48232
Order on Recon & Fourth R&O     07/30/04                    69 FR 55983
Fifth R&O and Order             08/13/04                    69 FR 55097
Order                           08/26/04                    69 FR 57289
Second FNPRM                    09/16/04                    69 FR 61334
Order & Order on Recon          01/10/05                    70 FR 10057
Sixth R&O                       03/14/05                    70 FR 19321
R&O                             03/17/05                    70 FR 29960
MO&O                            03/30/05                    70 FR 21779
NPRM & FNPRM                    06/14/05                    70 FR 41658
Order                           10/14/05                    70 FR 65850
Order                           10/27/05
NPRM                            01/11/06                     71 FR 1721
Report Number 2747              01/12/06                     71 FR 2042
Order                           02/08/06                     71 FR 6485
FNPRM                           03/15/06                    71 FR 13393
R&O and NPRM                    07/10/06                    71 FR 38781
Order                           01/01/06                     71 FR 6485
Order                           05/16/06                    71 FR 30298
MO&O and FNPRM                  05/16/06                    71 FR 29843
R&O                             06/27/06                    71 FR 38781
Public Notice                   08/11/06                    71 FR 50420
Order                           09/29/06                    71 FR 65517
Public Notice                   03/12/07                    72 FR 36706
Public Notice                   03/13/07                    72 FR 40816
Public Notice                   03/16/07                    72 FR 39421
Notice of Inquiry               04/16/07
NPRM                            05/14/07                    72 FR 28936
Recommended Decision            11/20/07
Order                           02/14/08                     73 FR 8670
NPRM                            03/04/08                    73 FR 11580
NPRM                            03/04/08                    73 FR 11591
R&O                             05/05/08                    73 FR 11837
Public Notice                   07/02/08                    73 FR 37882
NPRM                            08/19/08                    73 FR 48352
Notice of Inquiry               10/14/08                    73 FR 60689
Order on Remand, R&O, FNPRM     11/12/08                    73 FR 66821
R&O                             05/22/09                     74 FR 2395


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Nakesha Woodward, Program Support Assistant, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1502
Email: kesha.woodward@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AF85

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

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

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 Recon                  10/01/99                    64 FR 53242
Final Rule, Announcement of 
Effective Date                  01/26/01                     66 FR 7865
Clarification Order and Second 
NPRM                            09/07/01                    66 FR 50140
Third R&O and Third FNPRM       09/20/02                    67 FR 59205
NPRM                            03/15/06                    71 FR 13317
NPRM                            06/08/07                    72 FR 31782
Final Rule, Announcement of 
Effective Date                  06/08/07                    72 FR 31948


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Melissa Kirkel, Attorney-Advisor, WCB, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7958
Fax: 202 418-1413
Email: melissa.kirkel@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG43
_______________________________________________________________________

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

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 to 155; 47 USC 157; 47 USC 201 to 205; 47 
USC 207 to 209; 47 USC 218; 47 USC 251

Abstract: On August 8, 1996, the Commission adopted the Local 
Competition Second Report and Order (FCC 96-333), implementing the 
dialing parity, nondiscriminatory access, network disclosure, and 
numbering administration provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 
1996. On July 19, 1999, the Commission released the First Order on 
Reconsideration (FCC 99-170), denying the petition for reconsideration 
of the Local Competition Second Report and Order filed by Beehive 
Telephone Company, Inc., which related to numbering administration.
On September 9, 1999, the Commission released the Second Order on 
Reconsideration (FCC 99-227), resolving petitions for reconsideration 
of rules adopted in the Local Competition Second Report and Order to 
implement the requirement of 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) (also 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 (FCC 99-243), resolving the remaining petitions for 
reconsideration regarding numbering administration under 47 U.S.C. 
section 251(e)(1). On January 23, 2001, the Commission released a First 
Report and Order (FCC 01-27) resolving issues raised in the September 
9, 1999 NPRM and concluding, among other things, that competing 
directory assistance (DA) providers that are certified as competitive 
local exchange carriers (competitive LECs), are agents of competitive 
LECs, or that offer call completion services are entitled to 
nondiscriminatory access to LEC local DA databases.
On January 9, 2002, the Commission released the Directory Assistance 
NPRM (FCC 01-384), in which the Commission solicited 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); and (4) 
utilizing 411XX numbers. The Commission also sought comment on whether 
the 411 dialing code should be eliminated. This proceeding is pending 
before the Commission.
On January 29, 2002, the Commission released an Order on 
Reconsideration (FCC 02-11) dismissing petitions for reconsideration or 
clarification of the Local Competition Second Report and Order 
regarding dialing parity under 47 U.S.C. section 251(b)(3) and network 
disclosure under 47 U.S.C. section 251(c)(5).
On May 3, 2005, the Commission released an Order on Reconsideration 
(FCC 05-93) resolving petitions for reconsideration of the Second Order 
on Reconsideration and the First Report and Order. The Commission 
clarified its rules regarding the use of DA data obtained pursuant to 
section 251(b)(3) of the Act, and denied BellSouth and SBC's joint 
petition for reconsideration which sought authority to place 
contractual restrictions on competing DA providers' use of DA 
information. The Commission reaffirmed that LECs are required to 
provide nondiscriminatory access to their entire local DA database 
including local DA data acquired from third parties. The Commission 
also accepted Qwest's request to withdraw its petition for 
reconsideration of the First Report and Order, and resolved SBC's 
petition for reconsideration of the Second Order on Reconsideration.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/25/96                    61 FR 18311
NPRM Reply Comment Period End   06/03/96
Second R&O                      09/06/96                    61 FR 47284
Second Order on Recon           09/27/99                    64 FR 51910
NPRM                            09/27/99                    64 FR 51949
Third Order on Recon            11/18/99                    64 FR 62983
First R&O                       02/21/01                    66 FR 10965
NPRM                            02/14/02                     67 FR 6902
Order on Recon                  08/17/05                    70 FR 48290


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Rodney McDonald, Attorney-Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireline

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Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7513
Email: rodney.mcdonald@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AG50
_______________________________________________________________________

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

Legal Authority: 47 USC 251

Abstract: The Commission adopted 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 rules are 
intended to accelerate the development of local exchange competition.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Second FNPRM                    04/26/99                    64 FR 20238
Fourth FNPRM                    01/14/00                     65 FR 2367
Errata Third R&O and Fourth 
FNPRM                           01/18/00                     65 FR 2542
Second Errata Third R&O and 
Fourth FNPRM                    01/18/00                     65 FR 2542
Supplemental Order              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
NPRM                            08/21/03                    68 FR 52276
R&O and Order on Remand         08/21/03                    68 FR 52276
Errata                          09/17/03
Report                          10/09/03                    68 FR 60391
Order                           10/28/03
Order                           01/09/04
Public Notice                   01/09/04
Public Notice                   02/18/04
Order                           07/08/04
Second R&O                      07/08/04                    69 FR 43762
Order on Recon                  08/09/04                    69 FR 54589
Interim Order                   08/20/04                    69 FR 55111
NPRM                            08/20/04                    69 FR 55128
Public Notice                   09/10/04
Public Notice                   09/13/04
Public Notice                   10/20/04
Order on Recon                  12/29/04                    69 FR 77950
Order on Remand                 02/04/04
Public Notice                   04/25/05                    70 FR 29313
Public Notice                   05/25/05                    70 FR 34765


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Tim Stelzig, Associate Chief, Competition Policy 
Division, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0942
Email: tim.stelzig@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH44
_______________________________________________________________________

591. 2000 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW--TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE QUALITY 
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

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
NPRM Comment Period End         02/16/01


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Jeremy Miller, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1507
Fax: 202 418-1413
Email: jeremy.miller@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH72
_______________________________________________________________________

592. ACCESS CHARGE REFORM AND UNIVERSAL SERVICE REFORM

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

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.
On February 12, 2004, the Commission adopted a Second Report and Order 
resolving several issues on which the Commission sought comment in the 
FNPRM. First, the Commission modified the ``all-or-nothing'' rule to 
permit rate-of-return carriers to bring recently acquired price cap 
lines back to rate-of-return regulation. Second, the Commission granted 
rate-of-return carriers the authority immediately to provide 
geographically deaveraged transport and special access rates, subject 
to certain limitations. Third, the Commission merged Long Term Support 
(LTS) with Interstate Common Line Support (ICLS).
The Commission also adopted a Second FNPRM seeking comment on two 
specific plans that propose establishing optional alternative 
regulation mechanisms for rate-of-return carriers. In conjunction with 
the consideration of those alternative regulation proposals, the 
Commission sought comment on modification that would permit a rate-of-
return carrier to adopt an alternative regulation plan for some study 
areas, while retaining rate-of-return regulation for other of its study 
areas. Comments on the Second

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FNPRM were due on April 23, 2004, and May 10, 2004.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/25/01                     66 FR 7725
NPRM Comment Period End         02/26/01
FNPRM                           11/30/01                    66 FR 59761
FNPRM Comment Period End        12/31/01
R&O                             11/30/01                    66 FR 59719
Second FNPRM                    03/23/04                    69 FR 13794
Second FNPRM Comment Period End 04/23/04
Order                           05/06/04                    69 FR 25325


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Douglas Slotten, Attorney-Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1572
Email: douglas.slotten@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH74
_______________________________________________________________________

593. NUMBERING RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION

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

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 1,000, rather than 10,000, 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 3 years. The Commission also established a 5-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 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 any such 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

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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.
In the NRO Fourth Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking, the Commission reaffirmed that carriers must deploy LNP in 
switches within the 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) 
for which another carrier has made a specific request for the provision 
of LNP. The Commission delegated the authority to state commissions to 
require carriers operating within the largest 100 MSAs that have not 
received a specific request for LNP from another carrier to provide 
LNP, under certain circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. The 
Commission concluded that all carriers, except those specifically 
exempted, are required to participate in thousands-block number pooling 
in accordance with the national rollout schedule, regardless of whether 
they are required to provide LNP, including commercial mobile radio 
service (CMRS) providers that were required to deploy LNP as of 
November 24, 2003. The Commission specifically exempted from the 
pooling requirement rural telephone companies and Tier III CMRS 
providers that have not received a request to provide LNP. The 
Commission also exempted from the pooling requirement carriers that are 
the only service provider receiving numbering resources in a given rate 
center. Additionally, the Commission sought further comment on whether 
these exemptions should be expanded to include carriers where there are 
only two service providers receiving numbering resources in the rate 
center. Finally, the Commission reaffirmed that the 100 largest MSAs 
identified in the 1990 U.S. Census reports as well as those areas 
included on any subsequent U.S. Census report of the 100 largest MSAs.
In the NRO Order and Fifth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the 
Commission granted petitions for delegated authority to implement 
mandatory thousands-block pooling filed by the Public Service 
Commission of West Virginia, the Nebraska Public Service Commission, 
the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the Michigan Public Service 
Commission, and the Missouri Public Service Commission. In granting 
these petitions, the Commission permitted these states to optimize 
numbering resources and further extend the life of the specific 
numbering plan areas. In the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the 
Commission sought comment on whether it should delegate authority to 
all states to implement mandatory thousands-block number pooling 
consistent with the parameters set forth in the NRO Order.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/17/99                    64 FR 32471
R&O and FNPRM                   06/16/00                    65 FR 37703
Second R&O and Second FNPRM     02/08/01                     66 FR 9528
Third R&O and Second Order on 
Recon                           02/12/02                      67 FR 643
Third O on Recon and Third FNPRM04/05/02                    67 FR 16347
Fourth R&O and Fourth NPRM      07/21/03                    68 FR 43003
Order and Fifth FNPRM           03/15/06                    71 FR 13393


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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
Email: marilyn.jones@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AH80
_______________________________________________________________________

594. NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION PETITION

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 and 152; 47 USC 201 and 202; . . .

Abstract: In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) released on July 
19, 2004, the Commission initiated a rulemaking proceeding to examine 
the proper number of end user common line charges (commonly referred to 
as subscriber line charges or SLCs) that carriers may assess upon 
customers that obtain derived channel T-1 service where the customer 
provides the terminating channelization equipment and upon customers 
that obtain Primary Rate Interface (PRI) Integrated Service Digital 
Network (ISDN) service.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/13/04                    69 FR 50141
NPRM Comment Period End         11/12/04


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Douglas Slotten, Attorney-Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1572
Email: douglas.slotten@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI47
_______________________________________________________________________

595. IP-ENABLED SERVICES

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 and 152; . . .

Abstract: The notice seeks comment on ways in which the Commission 
might categorize IP-enabled services for purposes of evaluating the 
need for applying any particular regulatory requirements. It poses 
questions regarding the proper allocation of jurisdiction over each 
category of IP-enabled service. The notice then requests comment on 
whether the services comprising each category constitute 
``telecommunications services'' or ``information services''

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under the definitions set forth in the Act. Finally, noting the 
Commission's statutory forbearance authority and title I ancillary 
jurisdiction, the notice describes a number of central regulatory 
requirements (including, for example, those relating to access charges, 
universal service, E911, and disability accessibility), and asks which, 
if any, should apply to each category of IP-enabled services.
On June 16, 2005, the Commission published in the Federal Register 
notice that public information collections set forth in the First 
Report and Order were being submitted for review to the office of 
management and budget.
On July 27, 2005, the Commission published in the Federal Register 
notice that the information collection requirements adopted in the 
First Report and Order were approved in OMB No. 3060-1085 and would 
become effective on July 29, 2005.
On August 31, 2005, the Commission published in the Federal Register 
notice of the comment cycle for three Petitions for Reconsideration 
and/or Clarification of the First Report and Order.On July 10, 2006, 
the Commission published in the Federal Register notice that it had 
adopted on June 21, 2006, rules that make interim modifications to the 
existing approach for assessing contributions to the Federal universal 
service fund (USF or Fund) in order to provide stability while the 
Commission continues to examine more fundamental reform.
On June 8, 2007, the Commission published in the Federal Register 
notice that it had adopted on April 2, 2007, an item strengthening the 
Commission's rules to protect the privacy of customer proprietary 
network information (CPNI) that is collected and held by providers of 
communications services, and a further notice of proposed rulemaking 
seeking comment on what steps the Commission should take, if any, to 
secure further the privacy of customer information.
On August 6, 2007, the Commission published in the Federal Register 
notice that it had adopted on May 31, 2007, and item extending the 
disability access requirements that currently apply to 
telecommunications service providers and equipment manufacturers under 
section 255 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to providers 
of ``interconnected voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services,'' as 
defined by the Commission, and to manufacturers of specially designed 
equipment used to provide those services. In addition, the Commission 
extended the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) requirements 
contained in its regulations to interconnected VoIP providers.
On August 7, 2007, the Commission published in the Federal Register a 
notice that a petition for reconsideration of the CPNI order described 
above had been filed.
On August 16, 2007, the Commission published in the Federal Register 
notice that it had adopted on August 2, 2007, an item amending the 
Commission's Schedule of Regulatory Fees by, inter alia, incorporating 
regulatory fee payment obligations for interconnected VoIP service 
providers, which shall become effective November 15, 2007, which is 90 
days from date of notification to Congress.
On November 1, 2007, the Commission gave notice that it granted in 
part, denied in part, and sought comment on petitions filed by the 
Voice on the Net Coalition, the United States Telecom Association, and 
Hamilton Telephone Company seeking a stay or waiver of certain aspects 
of the Commission's VoIP Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Order 
(72 FR 61813; 72 FR 61882).
On December 13, 2007, the Commission announced the effective date of 
its revised CPNI rules (72 FR 70808).
On December 6, 2007, OMB approved the public information collection 
pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for the Commission's 
CPNI rules (72 FR 72358).
On February 21, 2008, the Commission published in the Federal Register 
notice that the Commission adopted rules extending local number 
portability obligations and numbering administration support 
obligations to interconnected VoIP services. The Commission also 
explained it had responded to the District of Columbia Circuit Court of 
Appeals stay of the Commission's Intermodal Number Portability Order by 
publishing a Final Regulatory Flexibility Act (73 FR 9463; R&O 02/21/
2008).
On February 21, 2008, the Commission published in the Federal Register 
notice that it sought comment on other changes to its LNP and numbering 
related rules, including whether to extend such rules to interconnected 
VoIP providers (73 FR 9507).
On August 6, 2007, the Commission published in the Federal Register 
notice that it had extended Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) 
regulations to interconnected VoIP providers and extended certain 
disability access requirements to interconnected VoIP providers and to 
manufacturers of specially designed equipment used to provide such 
service (72 FR 43546).
On May 15, 2008, the Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs 
Bureau (CGB) published in the Federal Register notice that it had 
granted interconnected VoIP providers an extension of time to route 
711-dialed calls to an appropriate telecommunications relay service 
(TRS) center in certain circumstances (73 FR 28057). On July 29, 2009, 
CGB published notice in the Federal Register that it was granting 
another extension. (74FR 37624)
On August 7, 2009, the Commission published a notice in the Federal 
Register that it had amended its rules so that providers of 
interconnected VoIP service must comply with the same discontinuance 
rules as domestic non-dominant telecommunications carriers. (74 FR 
39551)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/29/04                    69 FR 16193
NPRM Comment Period End         07/14/04
First R&O                       06/03/05                    70 FR 37273
Public Notice                   06/16/05                    70 FR 37403
First R&O Effective             07/29/05                    70 FR 43323
Public Notice                   08/31/05                    70 FR 51815
R&O                             07/10/06                    71 FR 38781
R&O and FNPRM                   06/08/07                    72 FR 31948
FNPRM Comment Period End        07/09/07                    72 FR 31782
R&O                             08/06/07                    72 FR 43546
Public Notice                   08/07/07                    72 FR 44136
R&O                             08/16/07                    72 FR 45908
Public Notice                   11/01/07                    72 FR 61813
Public Notice                   11/01/07                    72 FR 61882
Public Notice                   12/13/07                    72 FR 70808
Public Notice                   12/20/07                    72 FR 72358
R&O                             02/21/08                     73 FR 9463
NPRM                            02/21/08                     73 FR 9507
Order                           05/15/08                    73 FR 28057
Order                           07/29/09                    74 FR 37624
R&O                             08/07/09                    74 FR 39551


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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Agency Contact: Tim Stelzig, Associate Chief, Competition Policy 
Division, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition 
Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0942
Email: tim.stelzig@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AI48
_______________________________________________________________________

596. CONSUMER PROTECTION IN THE BROADBAND ERA

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 to 154; 47 USC 160; 47 USC 201 to 205; 47 
USC 214; 47 USC 222; 47 USC 225; 47 USC 251 and 252; 47 USC 254 to 256; 
47 USC 258; 47 USC 303(R)

Abstract: The Federal Communications Commission initiated this 
rulemaking in order to develop a framework that ensures that, as the 
telecommunications industry shifts from narrowband to broadband 
services, consumer protection needs are met by all providers of 
broadband Internet access service, regardless of the underlying 
technology providers use to offer the service. The Commission sought 
comment on whether adopting regulations, pursuant to its ancillary 
authority under Title I of the Communications Act, to address consumer 
privacy, unauthorized changes to service, truth-in-billing, network 
outage reporting, discontinuance of service, rate averaging, and 
enforcement concerns, would be desirable and necessary as a matter of 
public policy. The Commission also sought comment on whether it should 
instead rely on market forces to address some or all of these areas of 
potential concern. The rulemaking also explores whether there are other 
areas of consumer protection related to wireline broadband Internet 
access service for which the Commission should adopt regulations 
pursuant to its ancillary authority.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/17/05                    70 FR 60259
NPRM Comment Period End         03/01/06


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

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

RIN: 3060-AI73
_______________________________________________________________________

597. ESTABLISHING JUST AND REASONABLE RATES FOR LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS 
(WC DOCKET NO. 07-135)

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

Abstract: The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) is 
examining whether its existing rules governing the setting of tariffed 
rates by local exchange carriers (LECs) provide incentives and 
opportunities for carriers to increase access demand endogenously with 
the result that the tariff rates are no longer just and reasonable. The 
Commission tentatively concluded that it must revise its tariff rules 
so that it can be confident that tariffed rates remain just and 
reasonable even if a carrier experiences or induces significant 
increases in access demand. The Commission seeks comment on the types 
of activities that are causing the increases in interstate access 
demand and the effects of such demand increases on the cost structures 
of LECs. The Commission also seeks comment on several means of ensuring 
just and reasonable rates going forward. The NPRM invites comment on 
potential traffic stimulation by rate-of-return LECs, price cap LECs, 
and competitive LECs, as well as other forms of intercarrier traffic 
stimulation. Comments were received on December 17, 2007, and reply 
comments were received on January 16, 2008.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/15/07                    72 FR 64179
NPRM Comment Period End         12/17/07


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Douglas Slotten, Attorney-Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1572
Email: douglas.slotten@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ02
_______________________________________________________________________

598. JURISDICTIONAL SEPARATIONS

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i) and 154(j); 47 USC 205; 47 
USC 221(c); 47 USC 254; 47 USC 403; 47 USC 410

Abstract: Jurisdictional separations is the process, pursuant to part 
36 of the Commission's rules, by which incumbent local exchange 
carriers apportion regulated costs between the intrastate and 
interstate jurisdictions. In 1997, the Commission initiated a 
proceeding seeking comment on the extent to which legislative changes, 
technological changes, and market changes warrant comprehensive reform 
of the separations process. In 2001, the Commission adopted the 
Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations' recommendation 
to impose an interim freeze of the part 36 category relationships and 
jurisdictional cost allocation factors for a period of five years, 
pending comprehensive reform of the part 36 separations rules. In 2006, 
the Commission adopted an Order and Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking, which extended the separations freeze for a period of three 
years and sought comment on comprehensive reform. In 2009, the 
Commission adopted a Report and Order extending the separations process 
an additional year to June 2010.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/05/97                    62 FR 59842
NPRM Comment Period End         12/10/97
Order                           06/21/01                    66 FR 33202
Order and FNPRM                 05/26/06                    71 FR 29882
Order and FNPRM Comment Period 
End                             08/22/06
Report and Order                05/15/09                    74 FR 23955
R&O                             05/25/10                    75 FR 30301


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Ted Burmeister, Federal Communications Commission, 445 
12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7389
Email: theodore.burmeister@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ06
_______________________________________________________________________

599. IMPLEMENTATION OF NET 911 IMPROVEMENT ACT

Legal Authority: PL 110-283

Abstract: On July 23, 2008, the New and Emerging Technologies Act was 
enacted.

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On August 25, 2008, the Commission released an NPRM seeking comment on 
implementing the NET 911 Improvement Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/28/08                    73 FR 50741
NPRM Comment Period End         09/09/08
Order                           07/06/09                    74 FR 31860


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: R. Matthew Warner, Attorney Advisor, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-1413
Email: matthew.warner@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ09
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600.  SERVICE QUALITY, CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, 
INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATING DATA GATHERING (WC DOCKET NOS. 08-190, 07-
139, 07-204, 07-273, 07-21)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151 to 155; 47 USC 160 and 161; 47 USC 20 to 
205; 47 USC 215; 47 USC 218 to 220; 47 USC 251 to 271; 47 USC 303(r) 
and 332; 47 USC 403; 47 USC 502 and 503

Abstract: This NPRM tentatively proposes to collect infrastructure and 
operating data that is tailored in scope to be consistent with 
Commission objectives from all facilities-based providers of broadband 
and telecommunications. Similarly, the NPRM also tentatively proposes 
to collect data concerning service quality and customer satisfaction 
from all facilities-based providers of broadband and 
telecommunications. The NPRM seeks comment on the proposals, on the 
specific information to be collected, and on the mechanisms for 
collecting information.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            10/15/08                    73 FR 60997
NPRM Comment Period End         11/14/08
Reply Comment Period End        12/15/08


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Cathy Zima, Acting Deputy Division Chief, Federal 
Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7380
Fax: 202 418-6768
Email: cathy.zima@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ14
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601.  PETITION TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS TO 
GOVERN PROCEEDINGS FOR FORBEARANCE UNDER SECTION 10 OF THE 
COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED. (WC DOCKET NO.07-267)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154 (i); 47 USC 154 (j); 47 USC 
155(c); 47 USC 160; 47 USC 201; 47 USC 303(r)

Abstract: This Report and Order implements procedural rules governing 
petitions for forbearance filed pursuant to section 10 of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Pursuant to section 10, the 
Commission shall forbear from applying any statutory provision or 
regulation if it determines that: (1) Enforcement of the regulation is 
not necessary to ensure that the telecommunications carrier's charges, 
practices, classifications, or regulations are just, reasonable, and 
not unjustly or unreasonably discriminatory; (2) enforcement of the 
regulation is not necessary to protect consumers; and (3) forbearance 
from applying such provision or regulation is consistent with the 
public interest. In determining whether forbearance is consistent with 
the public interest, the Commission also must consider whether 
forbearance from enforcing the provision or regulation will promote 
competitive market conditions. The Commission must act on forbearance 
petitions within one year; if the Commission fails to act the petition 
is deemed granted. In order to act within 1 year, and to present a 
stable petition for comment, this Order requires that forbearance 
petitions must be complete as filed. This rule requires forbearance 
petitioners to state with specificity all relevant provisions, rules, 
carriers, services, geographic areas, and other factors; to apply each 
statutory criterion to each rule; to identify needed data that the 
petitioner lacks; to meet routine filing requirements at 47 C.F.R 
Sec. 1.49; and to send the petition to forbearance@fcc.gov, together 
with supporting data (including market data) and any supporting 
statements. The Order further clarifies that whenever a petitioner 
files a petition for forbearance, the petitioner bears the burden of 
proof with respect to establishing that the statutory criteria for 
granting forbearance are met. The Order adopts procedures to ensure 
that forbearance petitions are addressed in a manner that is actively 
managed, transparent, and fair. Notable among these are rules 
restricting ex parte communications 14 days before the deadline for 
Commission action, and limiting unauthorized withdrawals of forbearance 
petitions after the reply comment date plus 10 business days.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            02/06/08                     73 FR 6888
Final Action                    08/06/09                    74 FR 39219


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Jon Reel, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications 
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-0637
Email: jonathan.reel@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ31
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602. LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY PORTING INTERVAL AND VALIDATION 
REQUIREMENTS (WC DOCKET NO 07-244)

Legal Authority: 47 USC 151; 47 USC 154(i); 47 USC 154(j); 47 USC 251; 
47 USC 303(r)

Abstract: In 2007, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking in WC Docket No. 07-244. The Notice sought comment on 
whether the Commission should adopt rules specifying the length of the 
porting intervals or other details of the porting process. It also 
tentatively concluded that the Commission should adopt rules reducing 
the porting interval for wireline-to-wireline and intermodal simple 
port requests, specifically, to a 48-hour porting interval.
In the Local Number Portability Porting Interval and Validation 
Requirements First Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking, released on May 13, 2009, the Commission reduced the 
porting interval for simple wireline and simple

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intermodal port requests, requiring all entities subject to its local 
number portability (LNP) rules to complete simple wireline-to-wireline 
and simple intermodal port requests within one business day. In a 
related Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), the Commission 
sought comment on what further steps, if any, the Commission should 
take to improve the process of changing providers.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            02/21/08                     73 FR 9507
R&O and FNPRM                   07/02/09                    74 FR 31630
R&O                             06/22/10                    75 FR 35305


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Melissa Kirkel, Attorney-Advisor, WCB, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202 418-7958
Fax: 202 418-1413
Email: melissa.kirkel@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AJ32
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