Community Broadband Summit, 9172-9173 [2016-03857]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 9172 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 24, 2016 / Notices 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 March 18, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight 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 Wiley Rein Conference Center, 1776 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. 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AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), through the BroadbandUSA program, in conjunction with Next Century Cities will hold a one-day regional broadband summit, ‘‘Digital Northwest,’’ to share information to help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization. The summit will present best practices and lessons learned from broadband network infrastructure buildouts and digital inclusion programs from the State of Washington and surrounding states, including projects funded by NTIA’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and State Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.1 The summit will also explore effective business and partnership models and will include access to regional policymakers, federal funders and industry providers. DATES: The Digital Northwest Broadband Summit will be held on March 21, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle, WA 98121. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Brown, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4889, 1401 SUMMARY: 1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111–5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 280–8260; email: bbrown@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002; email: press@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program provides expert advice and field-proven tools for assessing broadband adoption, planning new infrastructure and engaging a wide range of partners in broadband projects. BroadbandUSA convenes workshops on a regular basis to bring stakeholders together to discuss ways to improve broadband policies, share best practices, and connect communities to other federal agencies and funding sources for the purpose of expanding broadband infrastructure and adoption throughout America’s communities. The Digital Northwest Broadband Summit features subject matter experts from NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program and will include NTIA presentations that discuss lessons learned through the implementation of the BTOP and SBI grants. A panel will explore key elements required for successful broadband projects using a mix of regional examples. Topics will include marketing/demand aggregation, outreach, coordination with government agencies, partnership strategies, construction and oversight. A second panel will explore why broadband matters in comprehensive community planning and will provide real-world examples of how broadband applications help communities improve economic development, workforce development and education opportunities. A third panel will examine business model options, including private networks, public/ private partnerships, co-ops and municipal systems. Panelists will provide tips to communities on how to research funding options, make a compelling case to funders and leverage multiple federal and state and nonprofit funding streams. Community leaders interested in expanding economic development opportunities or commercial providers interested in expanding their markets, among others, should find the information presented at the summit valuable as they plan their broadband projects. The summit will be open to the public and press. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Portions of the meeting will be webcast. Information on how to pre-register for the meeting and how to access the free, live webcast will be available on NTIA’s Web site: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/otherpublication/2016/NWsummit. NTIA E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 24, 2016 / Notices will ask registrants to provide their first and last names and email addresses for both registration purposes and to receive any updates on the summit. If capacity for the meeting is reached, NTIA will maintain a waiting list and will inform those on the waiting list if space becomes available. Meeting updates, changes in the agenda, if any, and relevant documents will be also available on NTIA’s Web site at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/otherpublication/2016/NWsummit. The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Barbara Brown at the contact information listed above at least five (5) business days before the meeting. Dated: February 19, 2016. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–03857 Filed 2–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2012–0056] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request—Safety Standard for Omnidirectional Citizens Band Base Station Antennas Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CPSC’’) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the Commission’s Safety Standard for Omnidirectional Citizens Band Base Station Antennas (16 CFR part 1204), approved previously under OMB Control No. 3041–0006. In the Federal Register of November 25, 2015 (80 FR 73736), the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency’s intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no comments. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 extension of approval of that collection of information, without change. DATES: Written comments on this request for extension of approval of information collection requirements should be submitted by March 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments about this request by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov or fax: 202– 395–6881. Comments by mail should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the CPSC, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. In addition, written comments that are sent to OMB also should be submitted electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, under Docket No. CPSC–2012–0056. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact: Robert H. Squibb, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504–7815, or by email to: rsquibb@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CPSC has submitted the following currently approved collection of information to OMB for extension: Title: Safety Standard for Omnidirectional Citizens Band Base Station Antennas. OMB Number: 3041–0006. Type of Review: Renewal of collection. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of omnidirectional citizens band base station antennas. Estimated Number of Respondents: We have identified five firms that supply omnidirectional citizen band base station antennas. Estimated Time per Response: Based on the information compiled by manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of antennas to test and maintain records for certificates of compliance, we estimate an average of 220 hours per firm for annual testing and recordkeeping. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 1,100 hours (5 firms × 220 hours). General Description of Collection: The Safety Standard for Omnidirectional Citizens Band Base Station Antennas (16 CFR part 1204) establishes performance requirements for omnidirectional citizens band base station antennas to reduce unreasonable risks of death and injury that may result if an antenna contacts overhead power lines while being erected or removed from its site. The regulations implementing the standard (16 CFR part 1204, subpart B) require manufacturers, PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9173 importers, and private labelers of antennas subject to the standard to test the antennas for compliance with the standard and to maintain records of that testing. Dated: February 18, 2016. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–03778 Filed 2–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) titled ‘‘National Service Criminal History Check Recordkeeping Requirement’’ for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling CNCS, Aaron Olszewski, at 202–606–6709 or email to aolszewski@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833– 3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the following two methods by March 25, 2016: (1) By fax to: (202) 395–6974, Attention: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and (2) Electronically by email to: smar@ omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 24, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9172-9173]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03857]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Community Broadband Summit

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

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA), through the BroadbandUSA program, in conjunction with Next 
Century Cities will hold a one-day regional broadband summit, ``Digital 
Northwest,'' to share information to help communities build their 
broadband capacity and utilization. The summit will present best 
practices and lessons learned from broadband network infrastructure 
build-outs and digital inclusion programs from the State of Washington 
and surrounding states, including projects funded by NTIA's Broadband 
Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and State Broadband Initiative 
(SBI) grant programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment 
Act of 2009.\1\ The summit will also explore effective business and 
partnership models and will include access to regional policymakers, 
federal funders and industry providers.
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    \1\ American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 
111-5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009).

DATES: The Digital Northwest Broadband Summit will be held on March 21, 
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2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Bell Harbor Conference 
Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle, WA 98121.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Brown, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Room 4889, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 280-8260; email: bbrown@ntia.doc.gov. Please 
direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-
7002; email: press@ntia.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NTIA's BroadbandUSA program provides expert 
advice and field-proven tools for assessing broadband adoption, 
planning new infrastructure and engaging a wide range of partners in 
broadband projects. BroadbandUSA convenes workshops on a regular basis 
to bring stakeholders together to discuss ways to improve broadband 
policies, share best practices, and connect communities to other 
federal agencies and funding sources for the purpose of expanding 
broadband infrastructure and adoption throughout America's communities.
    The Digital Northwest Broadband Summit features subject matter 
experts from NTIA's BroadbandUSA program and will include NTIA 
presentations that discuss lessons learned through the implementation 
of the BTOP and SBI grants. A panel will explore key elements required 
for successful broadband projects using a mix of regional examples. 
Topics will include marketing/demand aggregation, outreach, 
coordination with government agencies, partnership strategies, 
construction and oversight. A second panel will explore why broadband 
matters in comprehensive community planning and will provide real-world 
examples of how broadband applications help communities improve 
economic development, workforce development and education 
opportunities. A third panel will examine business model options, 
including private networks, public/private partnerships, co-ops and 
municipal systems. Panelists will provide tips to communities on how to 
research funding options, make a compelling case to funders and 
leverage multiple federal and state and non-profit funding streams. 
Community leaders interested in expanding economic development 
opportunities or commercial providers interested in expanding their 
markets, among others, should find the information presented at the 
summit valuable as they plan their broadband projects.
    The summit will be open to the public and press. Pre-registration 
is required, and space is limited. Portions of the meeting will be 
webcast. Information on how to pre-register for the meeting and how to 
access the free, live webcast will be available on NTIA's Web site: 
https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/NWsummit. NTIA

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will ask registrants to provide their first and last names and email 
addresses for both registration purposes and to receive any updates on 
the summit. If capacity for the meeting is reached, NTIA will maintain 
a waiting list and will inform those on the waiting list if space 
becomes available. Meeting updates, changes in the agenda, if any, and 
relevant documents will be also available on NTIA's Web site at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2016/NWsummit.
    The public meeting is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as language 
interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Barbara 
Brown at the contact information listed above at least five (5) 
business days before the meeting.

    Dated: February 19, 2016.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-03857 Filed 2-23-16; 8:45 am]
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