Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 58343-58344 [2014-23201]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 188 / Monday, September 29, 2014 / Notices standards in response to these changing technologies and in allocation spectrum, which these RF equipment manufacturers must meet to receive their equipment authorization from the FCC. (d) However, the process that RF equipment manufacturers must follow to verify their compliance, as mandated by 47 CFR 2.955 of FCC Rules, will not change despite new technical standards established for specific equipment. This information collection, therefore, applies to a variety of equipment, which is currently manufactured in the future, and that operates under varying technical standards. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–23067 Filed 9–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P 58343 FEDERAL COMMUNICATION COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Tuesday, September 30, 2014 September 23, 2014. The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW–C305, at 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC. Bureau Subject 1 ........ MEDIA ........................................................... 2 ........ INTERNATIONAL ......................................... 3 ........ OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY. 4 ........ OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY. 5 ........ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Item No. OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY. TITLE: Sports Blackout Rules, Report and Order (MB Docket No. 12–3) SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would eliminate the Commission’s sports blackout rules, which can prevent consumers from watching their teams’ games on local television. TITLE: Comprehensive Review of Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services (IB Docket No. 12–267) SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to streamline and update Part 25 of the Commission’s rules, which governs licensing and operation of space stations and earth stations for the provision of satellite communication services. These proposals will streamline, clarify or eliminate numerous rule provisions and reduce regulatory burdens. TITLE: Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions (GN Docket No. 12–268) SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Declaratory Ruling that clarifies that the Commission intends to make all reasonable efforts to preserve both the ‘‘coverage area’’ and ‘‘population served’’ of eligible broadcast television stations in the repacking process associated with the Incentive Auction. TITLE: Amendment of Part 15 of the Commission’s Rules for Unlicensed Operations in the Television Bands, Repurposed 600 MHz Band, 600 MHz Guard Bands and Duplex Gap, and Channel 37, and Amendment of Part 74 of the Commission’s Rules for Low Power Auxiliary Stations in the Repurposed 600 MHz Band and 600 MHz Duplex Gap; Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions (GN Docket No. 12–268) SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise rules for unlicensed operations in the TV bands and new 600 MHz Band, including fixed and personal/portable white space devices and unlicensed microphones. The proposed changes and new rules are intended to allow more robust and spectrally efficient unlicensed operations without increasing the risk of harmful interference to other users. TITLE: Promoting Spectrum Access for Wireless Microphone Operations; Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions (GN Docket No. 12–268) SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address the needs of wireless microphone users, while recognizing that they must share spectrum with other wireless uses in an increasingly crowded spectral environment. The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Sign language interpreters, open captioning, and assistive listening devices will be provided on site. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. In your request, include a description of the accommodation you will need and a way we can contact you if we need more information. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an email to: fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Sep 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 Affairs Bureau at 202–418–0530 (voice), 202–418–0432 (tty). Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Meribeth McCarrick, Office of Media Relations, (202) 418–0500; TTY 1–888– 835–5322. Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live Web page at www.fcc.gov/ live. For a fee this meeting can be viewed live over George Mason University’s Capitol Connection. The Capitol Connection also will carry the meeting live via the Internet. To purchase these PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 services call (703) 993–3100 or go to www.capitolconnection.gmu.edu. Copies of materials adopted at this meeting can be purchased from the FCC’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (202) 488–5300; Fax (202) 488–5563; TTY (202) 488–5562. These copies are available in paper format and alternative media, including large print/type; digital disk; and audio and video tape. Best Copy and Printing, Inc. may be reached by email at FCC@ BCPIWEB.com. E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 58344 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 188 / Monday, September 29, 2014 / Notices Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. proceedings proposed for termination for dormancy is available in Word or Portable Document Format at http:// www.fcc.gov/article/da-14–1329a2. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@ fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice) or (202) 418–0432 (TTY). [FR Doc. 2014–23201 Filed 9–25–14; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6712–07–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [CG Docket No. 14–97; DA 14–1329] Termination of Dormant Proceedings Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; termination of proceedings. AGENCY: In this document, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB or Bureau), terminates, as dormant, certain docketed Commission proceedings. The Commission believes that termination of these proceedings furthers the Commission’s organizational goals of increasing the efficiency of its decision-making, modernizing the agency’s processes in the digital age, and enhancing the openness and transparency of Commission proceedings for practitioners and the public. DATES: Effective September 29, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gayle Radley Teicher, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–1515 or by email at gayle.teicher@ fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission’s Order, Termination of Certain Proceedings as Dormant, document DA 14–1329, adopted on September 15, 2015, and released on September 15, 2014 in CG Docket No. 14–97. The full text of document DA 14–1329 and copies of any subsequently filed documents in this matter will be available for public inspection and copying via ECFS, and during regular business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. Copies may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone (800) 378–3160, fax: (202) 488–5563, or Internet: www.bcpiweb.com. Document DA 14– 1329 can also be downloaded in Word or Portable Document Format (PDF) at: http://www.fcc.gov/document/ termination-certain-proceedingsdormant-1. The spreadsheet associated with document DA 14–1329 listing the tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Sep 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 Final Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Analysis This document does not contain information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees, pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107–198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4). Synopsis 1. On June 30, 2014, CGB released the Third Dormant Proceedings Termination Public Notice, DA 14–897, published at 79 FR 42320, July 21, 2014. On July 22, 2014, CGB released a Public Notice announcing that comments and reply comments were due August 20, 2014 and September 4, 2014, respectively. In response to the Third Dormant Proceedings Termination Public Notice, the Commission received one Opposition, one comment, one reply comment, and one ex parte filing. 2. Based on the Commission’s review of the record received in response to the Third Dormant Proceedings Termination Public Notice, the Commission terminates the proceedings listed in document DA 14–1329 and leaves open one proceeding that had been listed in document DA 14–897. See https://apps.fcc.gov/edocslpublic/ attachmatch/DA–14–897A2.doc. 3. W. Scott McCollough filed an opposition requesting that WC Docket No. 04–6 remain open. Based upon further evaluation of the record, the Commission finds that it may be appropriate to address issues raised in this proceeding in the future. Accordingly, the Commission will not terminate this proceeding at this time. 4. PCS Partners, L.P. (‘‘PCSP’’) requests that the Commission release a revised Attachment A to document DA 14–1329 in order to include the Multilateration Location and Monitoring Service (M–LMS) rulemaking proceeding in WT Docket No. 06–49 in the list of proceedings that the Commission proposed to terminate. As PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 noted by PCSP, on June 10, 2014, the Commission released its Order terminating the M–LMS rulemaking proceeding in WT Docket No. 06–49, finding that the ‘‘various proposals for broad revisions of the applicable rules do not merit further consideration at this time.’’ PCSP asserts that the Commission did not issue a public notice and did not provide an opportunity for public input prior to release of the M–LMS Termination Order, and claims that the M–LMS Termination Order ‘‘therefore does not comply with applicable rules.’’ PCSP also claims that the Commission did not adequately support its decision in the M–LMS Termination Order. The Commission rejects the request by PCS Partners that we release a revised list of dockets under consideration in this proceeding. The Commission’s delegation of authority to the Bureau to terminate certain proceedings does not require the process requested by PCSP in this case, because the Commission itself appropriately and expressly terminated the WT Docket No. 06–49 proceeding in the M–LMS Termination Order. Further, to the extent that PCSP raises substantive arguments regarding the M–LMS Termination Order, those arguments should have been raised in a petition for reconsideration in the WT Docket No. 06–49 proceeding and not here. 5. Upon publication of document DA 14–1329 in the Federal Register, these proceedings will be terminated in the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). The record in the terminated proceedings will remain part of the Commission’s official records, and the various pleadings, orders, and other documents in these dockets will continue to be accessible to the public, post-termination. Regulatory Flexibility Act 6. The Commission’s action does not require notice and comment and is not subject to the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, as amended. See 5 U.S.C. 601(2), 603(a). The Commission nonetheless notes that it anticipates that the rules adopted will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. As described above, the Commission primarily changes its own internal procedures and organizations and does not impose substantive new responsibilities on regulated entities. There is no reason to believe termination of certain dormant proceedings would impose significant costs on parties to Commission proceedings. To the contrary, the Commission takes the actions herein E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATION COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Tuesday, September 
30, 2014

September 23, 2014.
    The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on 
the subjects listed below on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The meeting 
is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th 
Street SW., Washington, DC.

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     Item No.               Bureau                     Subject
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1................  MEDIA..................  TITLE: Sports Blackout
                                             Rules, Report and Order (MB
                                             Docket No. 12-3)
                                            SUMMARY: The Commission will
                                             consider a Report and Order
                                             that would eliminate the
                                             Commission's sports
                                             blackout rules, which can
                                             prevent consumers from
                                             watching their teams' games
                                             on local television.
2................  INTERNATIONAL..........  TITLE: Comprehensive Review
                                             of Licensing and Operating
                                             Rules for Satellite
                                             Services (IB Docket No. 12-
                                             267)
                                            SUMMARY: The Commission will
                                             consider a Further Notice
                                             of Proposed Rulemaking to
                                             streamline and update Part
                                             25 of the Commission's
                                             rules, which governs
                                             licensing and operation of
                                             space stations and earth
                                             stations for the provision
                                             of satellite communication
                                             services. These proposals
                                             will streamline, clarify or
                                             eliminate numerous rule
                                             provisions and reduce
                                             regulatory burdens.
3................  OFFICE OF ENGINEERING    TITLE: Expanding the
                    AND TECHNOLOGY.          Economic and Innovation
                                             Opportunities of Spectrum
                                             Through Incentive Auctions
                                             (GN Docket No. 12-268)
                                            SUMMARY: The Commission will
                                             consider a Declaratory
                                             Ruling that clarifies that
                                             the Commission intends to
                                             make all reasonable efforts
                                             to preserve both the
                                             ``coverage area'' and
                                             ``population served'' of
                                             eligible broadcast
                                             television stations in the
                                             repacking process
                                             associated with the
                                             Incentive Auction.
4................  OFFICE OF ENGINEERING    TITLE: Amendment of Part 15
                    AND TECHNOLOGY.          of the Commission's Rules
                                             for Unlicensed Operations
                                             in the Television Bands,
                                             Repurposed 600 MHz Band,
                                             600 MHz Guard Bands and
                                             Duplex Gap, and Channel 37,
                                             and Amendment of Part 74 of
                                             the Commission's Rules for
                                             Low Power Auxiliary
                                             Stations in the Repurposed
                                             600 MHz Band and 600 MHz
                                             Duplex Gap; Expanding the
                                             Economic and Innovation
                                             Opportunities of Spectrum
                                             Through Incentive Auctions
                                             (GN Docket No. 12-268)
                                            SUMMARY: The Commission will
                                             consider a Notice of
                                             Proposed Rulemaking to
                                             revise rules for unlicensed
                                             operations in the TV bands
                                             and new 600 MHz Band,
                                             including fixed and
                                             personal/portable white
                                             space devices and
                                             unlicensed microphones. The
                                             proposed changes and new
                                             rules are intended to allow
                                             more robust and spectrally
                                             efficient unlicensed
                                             operations without
                                             increasing the risk of
                                             harmful interference to
                                             other users.
5................  OFFICE OF ENGINEERING    TITLE: Promoting Spectrum
                    AND TECHNOLOGY.          Access for Wireless
                                             Microphone Operations;
                                             Expanding the Economic and
                                             Innovation Opportunities of
                                             Spectrum Through Incentive
                                             Auctions (GN Docket No. 12-
                                             268)
                                            SUMMARY: The Commission will
                                             consider a Notice of
                                             Proposed Rulemaking to
                                             address the needs of
                                             wireless microphone users,
                                             while recognizing that they
                                             must share spectrum with
                                             other wireless uses in an
                                             increasingly crowded
                                             spectral environment.
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    The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or 
other mobility aids. Sign language interpreters, open captioning, and 
assistive listening devices will be provided on site. Other reasonable 
accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. 
In your request, include a description of the accommodation you will 
need and a way we can contact you if we need more information. Last 
minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send 
an email to: fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs 
Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
    Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from 
Meribeth McCarrick, Office of Media Relations, (202) 418-0500; TTY 1-
888-835-5322. Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast 
live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live Web page 
at www.fcc.gov/live.
    For a fee this meeting can be viewed live over George Mason 
University's Capitol Connection. The Capitol Connection also will carry 
the meeting live via the Internet. To purchase these services call 
(703) 993-3100 or go to www.capitolconnection.gmu.edu.
    Copies of materials adopted at this meeting can be purchased from 
the FCC's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (202) 
488-5300; Fax (202) 488-5563; TTY (202) 488-5562. These copies are 
available in paper format and alternative media, including large print/
type; digital disk; and audio and video tape. Best Copy and Printing, 
Inc. may be reached by email at FCC@BCPIWEB.com.



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Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-23201 Filed 9-25-14; 11:15 am]
BILLING CODE 6712-07-P