Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting, 9171-9172 [2016-03873]

Download as PDF 9171 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 24, 2016 / Notices removed and preserved in a vial with formalin and the carcass would be placed in a ziplock bag and stored on ice. Researchers would continue gathering information on the prevalence of the disease Ichthyophonus seen locally in yellowtail flounder. Anticipated bycatch for both projects is listed in the table below. Minimum bycatch Maximum bycatch Species (lb) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scallop ............................................................................................................. Yellowtail Flounder .......................................................................................... Winter Flounder ............................................................................................... Windowpane Flounder ..................................................................................... Monkfish ........................................................................................................... Other Fish ........................................................................................................ Barndoor Skate ................................................................................................ NE Skate Complex .......................................................................................... In addition to trips that will harvest and place seed scallops, there will be five trips dedicated to conducting optical surveys of the research area; two trips to determine seed placement locations, and three trips to monitor the seeding effort. Researchers would conduct each initial optical survey over the course of a day and the post seed optical surveys over seven days. The post seeding surveys would start immediately after scallop placement, and recur at each site once a day. To collect data at each of the sites, researchers would use a GAVIA AUV, and a video sled comprised of a 9.84foot (3-m) wide beam outfitted with a battery operated camera and strobe system. The only contact with the ocean bottom would be with three 3-inch (7.62-cm) wide runners attached to the bottom of the beam. No exemptions are needed for the optical survey trips. Regulatory exemptions are needed to allow CFF to collect scallops from a closed access area and reseed them in an open area, and without being charged days-at-sea. Exemptions are also needed to deploy dredge gear in closed access areas and retain yellowtail flounder for scientific purposes. Participating vessels need crew size waivers to accommodate science personnel and possession waivers will enable them to conduct data collection activities. We would waive the observer program notification requirements because the research activity is not representative of standard fishing activity. If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 12,000 140 20 120 500 220 20 7,740 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 18, 2016. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–03760 Filed 2–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: 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 March 18, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Wiley Rein Conference Center, 1776 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (kg) (lb) 5,443 64 9 54 227 100 9 3,510 15,075 450 225 450 1,575 450 675 12,825 (kg) 6,838 204 102 204 714 204 306 5,817 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 public benefits; keep wireless networks as open to innovation as possible; and make wireless services available to all Americans. See Committee Charter at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/ publications/csmac_2015_charter_ renewal_2-26-15.pdf. 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. 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. Matters To Be Considered: The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary to assist in developing and maintaining spectrum management policies that enable the United States to maintain or strengthen its global leadership role in the introduction of communications technology, services, and innovation. This helps to expand the economy, adding jobs, and increasing international trade, while at the same time providing for the expansion of existing technologies and supporting the country’s homeland security, national defense, and other critical needs of government missions. The Committee will hear reports of the following Subcommittees: 1. Federal Access to Non-Federal Bands (Bi-directional Sharing) 2. Agency and Industry Collaboration 3. Measurement and Sensing in 5 GHz 4. Spectrum Access System (SAS)/ Spectrum Database International Extension 5. 5G E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 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. 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: February 19, 2016. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–03873 Filed 2–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Community Broadband Summit National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. 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

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 24, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9171-9172]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03873]


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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 March 18, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 
4:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Wiley Rein Conference 
Center, 1776 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. 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 public benefits; keep 
wireless networks as open to innovation as possible; and make wireless 
services available to all Americans. See Committee Charter at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/csmac_2015_charter_renewal_2-26-15.pdf. 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. 
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.
    Matters To Be Considered: The Committee provides advice to the 
Assistant Secretary to assist in developing and maintaining spectrum 
management policies that enable the United States to maintain or 
strengthen its global leadership role in the introduction of 
communications technology, services, and innovation. This helps to 
expand the economy, adding jobs, and increasing international trade, 
while at the same time providing for the expansion of existing 
technologies and supporting the country's homeland security, national 
defense, and other critical needs of government missions. The Committee 
will hear reports of the following Subcommittees:

1. Federal Access to Non-Federal Bands (Bi-directional Sharing)
2. Agency and Industry Collaboration
3. Measurement and Sensing in 5 GHz
4. Spectrum Access System (SAS)/Spectrum Database International 
Extension
5. 5G

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    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. 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. 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: February 19, 2016.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-03873 Filed 2-23-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-60-P