[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Pages 7780-7781]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02476]



Sunshine Act Meeting; FCC Announces Further Details for the First 
Post-Superstorm Sandy Field Hearing, Tuesday, February 5, 2013

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Sunshine notice.


SUMMARY: In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Federal Communications 
Chairman Julius Genachowski announced plans to convene a series of 
field hearings to examine challenges to the nation's communications 
networks during natural disasters and in other times of crisis.
    The first hearing will facilitate a wider national dialogue about 
the resiliency of communications networks by focusing on the impact of 
Superstorm Sandy, and help inform recommendations and actions to 
strengthen wired and wireless networks in the face of such large-scale 

DATES: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 starting at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Morning 
Session); 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Afternoon Session).

ADDRESSES: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House, 1 Bowling Green, 
Manhattan, New York, NY 10004 (Morning Session); Stevens Institute of 
Technology, Babbio Center, River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (Afternoon 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene Fullano, Federal Communications 
Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202)--418-
0492 or genaro.fullano@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many 
attendees as possible; however, admittance will be limited to seating 
availability. The Commission will provide audio and/or video coverage 
of the meeting over the Internet from the FCC's Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live. Open captioning will be provided for this event. 
Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are 
available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be 
submitted via email to fcc504@fcc.gov or by calling the Consumer & 
Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 
(tty). Such requests should include a detailed description of the 
accommodation needed. In addition, please include a way the FCC can 
contact you if it needs more information. Please allow at least five 
days' advance notice; last-minute requests will be accepted, but may be 
impossible to fill.
    To the extent it applies, the Commission is waiving the sunshine 
period prohibition contained in Sec.  1.1203 of the Commission's rules, 
47 CFR 1.1203. The sunshine period prohibition will not be deemed to be 
triggered by the release of this Sunshine Agenda.
    We also take this opportunity to remind the public that 
presentations to decision-making personnel--including those that 
address network reliability and resiliency in the wake of Superstorm 
Sandy--that go to the merits or outcome of the Commission's pending 
permit-but-disclose proceeding regarding network reliability and 
resiliency, see Reliability and Continuity of Communications Networks, 
Including Broadband
    Technologies, Notice of Inquiry, 26 FCC Rcd 5614 (2011), must 
comply with the Commission's ex parte rules, see, e.g., 47 CFR 1.1200 
et seq.

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    Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
[FR Doc. 2013-02476 Filed 1-31-13; 4:15 pm]