[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 47 (Monday, March 11, 2013)]
[Page 15357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05527]



National Telecommunications and Information Administration

First Responder Network Authority Board Special Meeting

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting of the First Responder Network 


SUMMARY: The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) 
will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) 
on March 18, 2013.

DATES: The Special Meeting will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013, from 
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: The Special Meeting will be conducted via teleconference. 
Members of the public may listen to the meeting by dialing toll-free 1 
(888) 282-0378 and entering passcode 7383732. Due to the limited number 
of ports, attendance via teleconference will be on a first-come, first-
served basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Uzoma Onyeije, Secretary, FirstNet, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20230: telephone (202) 482-0016; email [email protected]. Please 
direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Middle Class Tax Relief and 
Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act), Public Law 112-96, 126 Stat. 156 
(2012), created FirstNet as an independent authority within the NTIA. 
The Act directs FirstNet to establish a single nationwide, 
interoperable public safety broadband network. The FirstNet Board is 
responsible for making strategic decisions regarding FirstNet's 
operations. As provided in section 4.08 of the FirstNet Bylaws, the 
Board through this Notice provides at least two days' notice of a 
Special Meeting of the Board to be held on March 18, 2013. The Board 
may, by a majority vote, close a portion of the Special Meeting as 
necessary to preserve the confidentiality of commercial or financial 
information that is privileged or confidential, to discuss personnel 
matters, or to discuss legal matters affecting FirstNet, including 
pending or potential litigation. See 47 U.S.C. 1424(e)(2).
    Matters to Be Considered: NTIA will post an agenda for the Special 
Meeting on its Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, prior to the meeting. 
The agenda topics are subject to change.
    Time and Date: The Special Meeting will be held on March 18, 2013, 
from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The times and dates 
are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA's Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, for the most up-to-date information.
    Other Information: The teleconference for the Special Meeting is 
open to the public. On the date and time of the Special Meeting, 
members of the public may call toll-free 1 (888) 282-0378 and enter 
passcode 7383732 to listen to the meeting. If you experience technical 
difficulty, please contact Helen Shaw by telephone (202) 482-1157; or 
via email [email protected]. Public access will be limited to listen-
only. Due to the limited number of ports, attendance via teleconference 
will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The Special Meeting is 
accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring 
accommodations are asked to notify Mr. Onyeije, by telephone (202) 482-
0016 or email [email protected], at least two days (2) business 
days before the meeting.
    Records: NTIA maintains records of all Board proceedings. Board 
minutes will be available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet.

    Dated: March 5, 2013.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2013-05527 Filed 3-8-13; 8:45 am]