[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 180 (Thursday, September 17, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 55834]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-23391]



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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

First Responder Network Authority


First Responder Network Authority Board Meetings

AGENCY: First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) 
will convene an open public meeting on October 2, 2015, preceded by 
open public meetings of the Board Committees on October 1, 2015.

DATES: On October 1, 2015 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight 
Time, there will be two open public meetings of FirstNet's four Board 
Committees. The first meeting is a joint meeting of the Governance and 
Personnel and Finance Committee and will be held between 8-11:30 a.m. 
Eastern Daylight Time. The second meeting is a joint meeting of the 
Technology and Consultation Committee and will be held between 1-4:30 
p.m. The full FirstNet Board will hold an open public meeting on 
October 2, 2015 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: The meetings on October 1 and October 2, 2015 will be held 
at John Wesley Powell Federal Building, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S 
243, Reston, VA 20192.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Uzoma Onyeije, Secretary, FirstNet, 
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S 243, Reston, VA 20192; telephone: (703) 
648-4165; email: uzoma.onyeije@firstnet.gov. Please direct media 
inquiries to Ryan Oremland at (703) 648-4114.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the 
Board of FirstNet will convene an open public meeting on October 2, 
2015, preceded by open public meetings of the Board Committees on 
October 1, 2015.
    Background: The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 
2012 (Act), Public Law 112-96, 126 Stat. 156 (2012), established 
FirstNet as an independent authority within the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration that is headed by a 
Board. The Act directs FirstNet to ensure the building, deployment, and 
operation of a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband 
network. The FirstNet Board is responsible for making strategic 
decisions regarding FirstNet's operations. The FirstNet Board held its 
first public meeting on September 25, 2012.
    Matters to be Considered: FirstNet will post detailed agendas of 
each meeting on its Web site, http://www.firstnet.gov,prior to the 
meetings. The agenda topics are subject to change. Please note that the 
subjects that will be discussed by the Committees and the Board may 
involve commercial or financial information that is privileged or 
confidential, personnel matters, or other legal matters affecting 
FirstNet. As such, the Committee chairs and Board Chair may call for a 
vote to close the meetings only for the time necessary to preserve the 
confidentiality of such information, pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Sec.  
1424(e)(2).
    Times and Dates of Meetings: On October 1, 2015 between 8 a.m. and 
4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, there will be two open public meetings 
of FirstNet's four Board Committees. The first meeting is a joint 
meeting of the Governance and Personnel and Finance Committee and will 
be held between 8-11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The second meeting 
is a joint meeting of the Technology and Consultation Committee and 
will be held between 1-4:30 p.m. The full FirstNet Board will hold an 
open public meeting on October 2, 2015 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. 
Eastern Daylight Time.
    Place: The meetings on October 1 and October 2, 2015 will be held 
at John Wesley Powell Federal Building, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S 
243, Reston, VA 20192.
    Other Information: These meetings are open to the public and press 
on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. In order to get 
an accurate headcount, all expected attendees are asked to provide 
notice of intent to attend by sending an email to 
BoardRSVP@firstnet.gov. If the number of RSVPs indicates that expected 
attendance has reached capacity, FirstNet will respond to all 
subsequent notices indicating that capacity has been reached and that 
in-person viewing may no longer be available but that the meeting may 
still be viewed by webcast as detailed below. For access to the 
meetings, valid government issued photo identification may be requested 
for security reasons.
    The meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. 
Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language 
interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Uzoma 
Onyeije, Secretary, FirstNet, at (703) 648-4165 or 
uzoma.onyeije@firstnet.gov, at least five (5) business days before the 
applicable meeting(s).
    The meetings will also be webcast. Please refer to FirstNet's Web 
site at www.firstnet.gov for webcast instructions and other 
information. Viewers experiencing any issues with the live webcast may 
email support@sparkstreetdigital.com or call 202.684.3361 x9 for 
support. A variety of automated troubleshooting tests are also 
available via the ``Troubleshooting Tips'' button on the webcast 
player. The meetings will also be available to interested parties by 
phone. To be connected to the meetings in listen-only mode by 
telephone, please dial 888-997-9859 and passcode 3572169.
    Records: FirstNet maintains records of all Board proceedings. 
Minutes of the Board Meeting and the Committee meetings will be 
available at www.firstnet.gov.

    Dated: September 10, 2015.
Eli Veenendaal,
Attorney Advisor, First Responder Network Authority.
[FR Doc. 2015-23391 Filed 9-16-15; 8:45 am]
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