[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 3 (Tuesday, January 6, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 490-491]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-30872]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce 
Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee 
provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for 
Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy 
matters.

DATES: The meeting will be held on February 18, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 
4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Raytheon Company, 1100 
Wilson Boulevard, 20th Floor, Rosslyn, VA 22209-2249. Public comments 
may be mailed to Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4099, Washington, DC 20230 or emailed to 
BWashington@ntia.doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce M. Washington, Designated 
Federal Officer, at (202) 482-6415 or BWashington@ntia.doc.gov; and/or 
visit NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Committee provides advice to the Assistant 
Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on needed 
reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management in order to: 
License radio frequencies in a way that maximizes their public 
benefits; keep wireless networks as open to innovation as possible; and 
make wireless services available to all Americans. See Charter at 
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2013/csmac-2013-charter. This 
Committee is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 
U.S.C. App. 2, and is consistent with the National Telecommunications 
and Information Administration Act, 47 U.S.C. Sec.  904(b). The 
Committee functions solely as an advisory body in compliance with the 
FACA. For more information about the Committee visit: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac.

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    Matters To Be Considered: The Committee will receive reports on the 
progress of the following subcommittees established to help NTIA 
develop new or revised strategies for responding more efficiently and 
effectively to fundamental technological, operational, and other trends 
to continue advancement of delivering spectrum products, services, and 
solutions that will support the ever-increasing demand for spectrum:

1. Enforcement
2. Transitional Sharing
3. General Occupancy Measurements and Quantification of Federal 
Spectrum Use
4. Spectrum Management via Databases
5. Federal Access to Non-federal Bands (Bi-Directional Sharing)
6. Spectrum Sharing Cost Recovery Alternatives
7. Industry and Government Collaboration

    NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac, prior to the meeting. To the extent 
that the meeting time and agenda permit, any member of the public may 
speak to or otherwise address the Committee regarding the agenda items. 
See Open Meeting and Public Participation Policy, available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held on February 18, 2015, from 
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. The times and the agenda 
topics are subject to change. The meeting will be available via two-way 
audio link and may be webcast. Please refer to NTIA's Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda 
and access information.
    Place: The meeting will be held at the Raytheon Company, 1100 
Wilson Boulevard, 20th Floor, Rosslyn, VA 22209-2249. Public comments 
may be mailed to Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4099, Washington, DC 20230. The meeting 
will be open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served 
basis. Space is limited. All visitors, especially Foreign National 
Visitors, must send a written request to participate in the meeting on 
site. Visit request must be provided to Mr. Washington at 
BWashington@ntia.doc.gov no later than February 6, 2015. The public 
meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language 
interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Mr. 
Washington at (202) 482-6415 or BWashington@ntia.doc.gov at least ten 
(10) business days before the meeting.
    Status: Interested parties are invited to attend and to submit 
written comments to the Committee at any time before or after the 
meeting. Parties wishing to submit written comments for consideration 
by the Committee in advance of a meeting must send them to NTIA's 
Washington, DC office at the above-listed address and comments must be 
received five (5) business days before the scheduled meeting date, to 
provide sufficient time for review. Comments received after this date 
will be distributed to the Committee, but may not be reviewed prior to 
the meeting. It would be helpful if paper submissions also include a 
compact disc (CD) in Word or PDF format. CDs should be labeled with the 
name and organizational affiliation of the filer. Alternatively, 
comments may be submitted electronically to BWashington@ntia.doc.gov. 
Comments provided via electronic mail also may be submitted in one or 
more of the formats specified above.
    Records: NTIA maintains records of all Committee proceedings. 
Committee records are available for public inspection at NTIA's 
Washington, DC office at the address above. Documents including the 
Committee's charter, member list, agendas, minutes, and any reports are 
available on NTIA's Committee Web page at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac.

     Dated: December 30, 2014.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-30872 Filed 1-5-15; 8:45 am]
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