Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council, 10246-10247 [2016-04330]

Download as PDF 10246 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES issue? 9 What is the source of the Commission’s authority in this area, if any? D. Possible Regulatory Tools for Addressing Market Obstacles Faced by Independent Programmers 22. What role, if any, should the Commission play in addressing any obstacles that prevent greater access by consumers to sources of independent and diverse programming? Are there other entities—including other agencies, Congress or private entities—that could play a role in addressing these obstacles? Can the marketplace evolution toward greater competition and choice among distribution platforms be expected to ease any obstacles, or may it exacerbate them in some respects? Are the Commission’s existing regulatory tools adequate to address any obstacles? Are there actions that we could recommend that others explore in order to promote programming diversity? Is there a role for other federal agencies in this review? Are there concerns that would be appropriate to refer to the Department of Justice and/or the Federal Trade Commission? 10 We seek comment on any regulatory or other approaches the Commission should take to alleviate obstacles to the distribution of independent and diverse programming. 23. We also seek comment on the Commission’s legal authority to alleviate any obstacles. Specifically, we seek comment on whether section 257 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Act), provides the Commission with authority to impose regulations aimed at improving programming diversity. In particular, we seek comment on section 257(b), which directs the Commission to promote the policies and purposes of the Act favoring diversity of media voices, vigorous economic competition, technological advancement, and promotion of the public interest, convenience, and necessity.11 We also request input on whether Section 616(a) of the Act provides the Commission with the authority to take action with respect to program carriage practices that may have an adverse impact on independent programmers. Specifically, we invite comment on section 616(a)’s mandate that the Commission establish regulations governing program carriage agreements and related practices 9 47 U.S.C. 533(e). note that the Commission acts in a manner that is both complementary to the work of the antitrust agencies and supported by their application of antitrust laws. See generally 47 U.S.C. 152(b). 11 47 U.S.C. 257(b). 10 We VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Feb 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 between cable operators or other multichannel video programming distributors and video programming vendors.12 What other authority does the Commission or others have to alleviate obstacles to the distribution of independent and diverse programming? III. Procedural Matters 24. Ex Parte Rules. This is an exempt proceeding in which ex parte presentations are permitted (except during the Sunshine Agenda period) and need not be disclosed.13 25. Filing Requirements. Pursuant to Sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.415, 1.419, interested parties may file comments and reply comments on or before the dates indicated on the first page of this document. Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998). • Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http:// fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. • Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding, filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. Æ All hand-delivered or messengerdelivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St. SW., Room TW–A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be disposed of before entering the building. Æ Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. Æ U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. 12 47 13 47 PO 00000 U.S.C. 536. CFR 1.1204(b)(1). Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26. Availability of Documents. Comments, reply comments, and ex parte submissions will be available for public inspection during regular business hours in the FCC Reference Center, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., CY– A257, Washington, DC 20554. These documents will also be available via ECFS. Documents will be available electronically in ASCII, Microsoft Word, and/or Adobe Acrobat. 27. People with Disabilities. 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 FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (TTY). 28. Additional Information. For additional information on this proceeding, contact Calisha Myers or Raelynn Remy of the Policy Division, Media Bureau, at Calisha.Myers@ fcc.gov, Raelynn.Remy@fcc.gov, or (202) 418–2120. IV. Ordering Clause 29. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to Sections 1, 4(i), 4(j), 303(r), and 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C §§ 151, 154(i), 154(j), 303(r), 403, this Notice of Inquiry IS ADOPTED. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–04331 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) V will hold its fourth meeting. DATES: March 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, Room TW–C305 (Commission Meeting Room), 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffery Goldthorp, Designated Federal SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 / Notices Officer, (202) 418–1096 (voice) or jeffery.goldthorp@fcc.gov (email); or Suzon Cameron, Deputy Designated Federal Officer, (202) 418–1916 (voice) or suzon.cameron@fcc.gov (email). FEDERAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL The meeting will be held on March 16, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room of the Federal Communications Commission, Room TW–C305, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. The CSRIC is a Federal Advisory Committee that will provide recommendations to the FCC regarding best practices and actions the FCC can take to help ensure the security, reliability, and interoperability of communications systems. On March 19, 2015, the FCC, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, renewed the charter for the CSRIC for a period of two years through March 18, 2017. The meeting on March 16, 2016, will be the fourth meeting of the CSRIC under the current charter. The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible; however, admittance will be limited to seating availability. The Commission will provide audio and/or video coverage of the meeting over the Internet from the FCC’s Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live. The public may submit written comments before the meeting to Jeffery Goldthorp, CSRIC Designated Federal Officer, by email to jeffery.goldthorp@fcc.gov or U.S. Postal Service Mail to Jeffery Goldthorp, Associate Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Room 7–A325, Washington, DC 20554. Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via email to fcc504@fcc.gov or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (tty). Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In addition, please include a way the FCC can contact you if it needs more information. Please allow at least five days’ advance notice; last-minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Appraisal Subcommittee Notice of Meeting Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. Dated: February 24, 2016. James R. Park, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2016–04330 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2016–04376 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P BILLING CODE 6700–01–P asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Feb 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Description: In accordance with section 1104(b) of title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) will meet in open session for its regular meeting: Location: Federal Reserve Board— International Square location, 1850 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. Date: March 9, 2016. Time: 10:00 a.m. Status: Open. Reports Chairman Executive Director Financial Manager Delegated State Compliance Reviews November 4, 2015 Open Session Minutes Appraisal Foundation Grant Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on AMC Fees How To Attend and Observe an ASC Meeting If you plan to attend the ASC Meeting in person, we ask that you send an email to meetings@asc.gov. You may register until close of business four business days before the meeting date. You will be contacted by the Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Unit on security requirements. You will also be asked to provide a valid governmentissued ID before being admitted to the Meeting. The meeting space is intended to accommodate public attendees. However, if the space will not accommodate all requests, the ASC may refuse attendance on that reasonable basis. The use of any video or audio tape recording device, photographing device, or any other electronic or mechanical device designed for similar purposes is prohibited at ASC meetings. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Appraisal Subcommittee Notice of Meeting Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Description: In accordance with Section 1104(b) of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) will meet in closed session: Location: Federal Reserve Board— International Square location, 1850 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. Date: March 9, 2016. Time: Immediately following the ASC open session. Status: Closed. Matters to be Considered: State Preliminary Investigation. Dated: February 24, 2016. James R. Park, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2016–04367 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6700–01–P Action and Discussion Items Frm 00043 FEDERAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL [Docket No. AS16–04] [Docket No. AS16–03] PO 00000 10247 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 39 (Monday, February 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, 
Reliability, and Interoperability Council

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this 
notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications 
Commission's (FCC or Commission) Communications Security, Reliability, 
and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) V will hold its fourth meeting.

DATES: March 16, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, Room TW-C305 (Commission 
Meeting Room), 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffery Goldthorp, Designated Federal

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Officer, (202) 418-1096 (voice) or jeffery.goldthorp@fcc.gov (email); 
or Suzon Cameron, Deputy Designated Federal Officer, (202) 418-1916 
(voice) or suzon.cameron@fcc.gov (email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be held on March 16, 2016, 
from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room of the 
Federal Communications Commission, Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554.
    The CSRIC is a Federal Advisory Committee that will provide 
recommendations to the FCC regarding best practices and actions the FCC 
can take to help ensure the security, reliability, and interoperability 
of communications systems. On March 19, 2015, the FCC, pursuant to the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, renewed the charter for the CSRIC for a 
period of two years through March 18, 2017. The meeting on March 16, 
2016, will be the fourth meeting of the CSRIC under the current 
charter. The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as 
possible; however, admittance will be limited to seating availability. 
The Commission will provide audio and/or video coverage of the meeting 
over the Internet from the FCC's Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live. 
The public may submit written comments before the meeting to Jeffery 
Goldthorp, CSRIC Designated Federal Officer, by email to 
jeffery.goldthorp@fcc.gov or U.S. Postal Service Mail to Jeffery 
Goldthorp, Associate Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security 
Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Room 7-
A325, Washington, DC 20554.
    Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable 
accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. 
Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via email to 
fcc504@fcc.gov or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau 
at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty). Such requests should 
include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In 
addition, please include a way the FCC can contact you if it needs more 
information. Please allow at least five days' advance notice; last-
minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
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