[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 171 (Tuesday, September 3, 1996)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 46419-46420]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-22198]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Chapter I

[CC Docket No. 87-75]


Provision of Aeronautical Services via the Inmarsat System

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment date.

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SUMMARY: BT North America, Inc. (BTNA) requested a 45-day extension of 
time to file comments in response to the Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking. BTNA pointed to the numerous changes in the marketplace 
since the initial petition was filed and the Further Notice was issued, 
and the need for an in-depth analysis of these changes. The Commission 
found that the public interest would be served by allowing additional 
time for an in-depth analysis of the technical and policy issues 
presented in the Further Notice. The Commission granted BTNA's 
extension request and the comment deadline is extended to September 3, 
1996.

DATES: Comments are due on or before September 3, 1996. Replies are due 
on or before October 4, 1996.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 1919 M Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Olga Madruga-Forti at (202) 418-0749.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of Public Notice, 
Report No. SPB-52 (released June 26, 1996):
    The Commission issued a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in 
Provision of Aeronautical Services via

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the Inmarsat System, FCC 96-161, 61 FR 30579 (June 17, 1996). Based on 
the publication date, comments are due July 17, 1996 and replies are 
due August 16, 1996.
    BT North America, Inc. (BTNA) has filed a Motion for an Extension 
of Time to extend the comment date an additional 45 days, or 75 days 
from publication in the Federal Register. BTNA states that more time is 
needed for parties to provide in-depth comments based on changes in the 
industry over the past seven years and to conduct the complex technical 
analysis required to address the Commission's tentative conclusions.
    Accordingly, pursuant to section 0.261 of the Commission's rules on 
delegations of authority, 47 CFR 0.261, and for good cause shown, 
BTNA's motion is granted.
    Comments may be filed on or before September 3, 1996. Replies may 
be filed on or before October 4, 1996.

Federal Communications Commission
William F. Caton,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 96-22198 Filed 8-30-96; 8:45 am]
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