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[Federal Register: January 6, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 3)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

 
Call for Applications for the Commerce Spectrum Management 
Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Reopening of Application Period.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) seeks applications from persons interested in serving on the 
Department of Commerce's Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) 
for new two-year terms. This Notice reopens the application period 
announced in the Federal Register on May 6, 2009 (the May Notice) in 
order to identify additional candidates who may provide balance in 
terms of points of view, as well as diversity, to the committee. Any 
applicant who provided NTIA with the requested materials in response to 
the May Notice will be considered for appointment and need not resubmit 
materials, although they are permitted to supplement their applications 
with new or additional information.

DATES: Applications must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on 
or before February 1, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to submit applications should send their 
resumes or curriculum vitae and a statement summarizing the 
qualifications of the nominee and identifying any particular expertise 
or area of interest relevant to the CSMAC's work to the attention of: 
Joe Gattuso, Designated Federal Officer, by email to 
spectrumadvisory@ntia.doc.gov; by U.S. mail or commercial delivery 
service to: Office of Policy Analysis and Development, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230; or by facsimile 
transmission to (202) 482-6173.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Gattuso, Designated Federal 
Officer, at (202) 482-0977 or jgattuso@ntia.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce appoints members 
to the CSMAC for two-year terms. They are experts in radio spectrum 
policy, do not represent any organization or interest, and serve in the

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capacity of Special Government Employees. Members do not receive 
compensation or reimbursement for travel or for per diem expenses. 
Members may not be federally registered lobbyists. Previously, the 
charter allowed CSMAC to have up to 20 members. The renewed charter, 
effective April 6, 2009, allows up to 25 members to serve on the CSMAC.
    On May 6, 2009, NTIA published a Notice in the Federal Register 
seeking additional persons interested in appointment, with applications 
due June 1, 2009 (the May Notice), 74 Fed. Reg. 20922 (May 6, 2009), 
available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/frnotices/2009/ 
CSMACCallForApplications May609.pdf. In November 2009, the Secretary 
appointed three new members from among those applications, bringing the 
current membership to 22 members.
    NTIA intends to recommend that the Secretary appoint up to three 
additional members. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 USC App. 2) 
and CSMAC's charter require that the committee be fairly balanced in 
terms of the points of view represented by the members and the 
functions to be performed. This Notice reopens the application period 
in order to identify additional candidates who may provide such 
balance, as well as diversity, to the committee. Any applicant who 
provided NTIA with the requested materials in response to the May 
Notice will be considered for appointment and need not resubmit 
materials, although they are permitted to supplement their applications 
with new or additional information.
    The evaluation criteria for selecting members contained in the May 
Notice shall continue to apply. However, members may not be federally 
registered lobbyists.
    Applicants should submit their resumes or curriculum vitae and a 
statement that summarizes the applicant's qualifications and 
experience. The statement should identify any particular expertise or 
area of interest relevant to the CSMAC's work. This will aid in the 
assessment of whether the applicant's qualifications and experience 
will contribute to the balance of points of view represented on the 
committee.

    Dated: December 31, 2009.
Milton Brown,
Acting Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-31384 Filed 1-5-10; 8:45 am]
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