Authorization of Radiofrequency Equipment and Approval of Terminal Equipment by Telecommunications, 42264-42265 [2016-15336]

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Correction 47 CFR Part 2 In final rule FR Doc. 2016–00739, published in the Federal Register on January 20, 2016 (81 FR 2993), make the following correction: On page 3000, in the second column, remove amendatory instruction 3. [ET Docket No. 13–44, RM–11652; FCC 16– 74] List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Particulate matter. Dated: June 14, 2016. Alexis Strauss, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. Chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. 2. 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AGENCY: In this document the Commission addresses two petitions for reconsideration of its Report and Order in this proceeding by describing how it will implement the rules that govern how it recognizes laboratories as accredited and authorized to perform the compliance testing associated with applications for equipment certification and the bodies that accredit those laboratories and extending the transition period by which time all laboratories that test for equipment certification must have FCC-recognized accreditation to perform such testing. DATES: Effective July 29, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Butler, Office of Engineering and Technology, (202) 418–2702, email: Brian.Butler@fcc.gov, TTY (202) 418– 2989. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. This document does not contain [new or modified] information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13. 2. This is a summary of the Commission’s Memorandum Opinion & Order and Order on Reconsideration, ET Docket No. 13–44, RM–11652, FCC 16– 74, adopted May 14, 2015, and released May 15, 2016. The full text of this document is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Center (Room CY–A257), 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. The full text may be downloaded at: https:// apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/ FCC-16-74A1.docx. 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 Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202–418–0530 (voice), 202– 418–0432 (tty). Synopsis 3. The Commission had previously released a Report and Order in ET Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\29JNR1.SGM 29JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Docket 13–44 that made many modifications to its equipment authorization rules and procedures. Subsequently, Motorola Solutions, Inc. (Motorola) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) filed separate petitions requesting reconsideration and/or clarification of the Report and Order. Both petitions focused on a narrow set of related issues, including the process for accreditation of testing laboratories located in countries that have not entered into a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the United States and the transition period for such accreditation. 4. The Memorandum Opinion and Order and Order on Reconsideration grants the petitions in part. To address petitioners’ concerns that there is a lack of a clear process for the recognition of accrediting bodies within non-MRA countries, the Commission discussed how the criteria listed in Section 2.949 of its rules will apply to compliance testing laboratories that are seeking to become recognized by the Commission as properly accredited, and directed its Office of Engineering and Technology to publish whatever additional information is needed to address the form and substance application submissions should take. The Commission also extended the transition deadlines for testing laboratories to become accredited, an action that particularly affects laboratories currently operating under a specific rule provision that the Report and Order had eliminated. It found merit in the petitioners’ concerns that many laboratories—including those located in countries that have not entered into a mutual recognition agreement MRA with the United States—would not be able to become accredited under the existing timeline. The Commission denied a request to let a Commission-recognized testing laboratory that is located in an MRA country vouch for a subsidiary located in non-MRA country, concluding that such action was not needed in light of the other relief it was providing. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES Ordering Clauses 16:45 Jun 28, 2016 List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 2 Communications equipment, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. Final Rules For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission amends 47 CFR part 2 as follows: PART 2—FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 302a, 303, and 336, unless otherwise noted. 2. Section 2.950 is amended by revising paragraph (e) to read as follows: ■ § 2.950 5. Pursuant to Sections 1, 4(i), 7(a), 301, 302, 303(f), 303(g), 303(r), 307(e) and 332 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. Sections 151, 154(i), 157(a), 301, 302a, 303(f), 303(g), 303(r), 307(e), and 332, this Memorandum Opinion and Order and Order on Reconsideration is adopted. 6. The rules and requirements adopted herein will be effective July 29, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 7. The Petition for Reconsideration of The Telecommunications Industry Association is granted to the extent indicated herein and otherwise denied. 8. The Petition for Partial Reconsideration of Motorola Solutions, Inc. is granted to the extent indicated herein and otherwise denied. 9. The Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Reference Information Center, shall send a copy of this Report and Order, including the Final Regulatory Certification, to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. 10. The Commission will send a copy of this Memorandum Opinion and Order and Order on Reconsideration to Congress and the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act. see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A). Pursuant to the authority contained in Sections 4(i), 4(j), and 303 of the Communications Act, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 154(j) and 303, that should no petitions for reconsideration or applications for review be timely filed, this proceeding is terminated and ET Docket No. 13–44 is closed. Jkt 238001 Transition periods. * * * * * (e) The Commission will no longer accept applications for § 2.948 test site listing as of July 13, 2015. Laboratories that are listed by the Commission under the § 2.948 process will remain listed until the sooner of their expiration date or through July 12, 2017 and may continue to submit test data in support of certification applications through October 12, 2017. Laboratories with an PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 42265 expiration date before July 13, 2017 may request the Commission to extend their expiration date through July 12, 2017. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2016–15336 Filed 6–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Part 515 [Change 72; GSAR Case 2008–G506; Corrections; Docket 2008–0007; Sequence 14] RIN 3090–AI76 General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Rewrite of GSAR Part 515, Contracting by Negotiation; Corrections Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Final rule; corrections. AGENCY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a correction to Change 72; GSAR Case 2008–G506; Rewrite of GSAR Part 515, Contracting by Negotiation, which was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 36423, June 6, 2016. DATES: Effective: July 6, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification about content, contact Ms. Dana Munson at 202–357–9652. For information pertaining to the status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, (202) 501–4755. Please cite GSAR Case 2008–G506; Corrections. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GSA published a document in the Federal Register at 81 FR 36423, June 6, 2016, inadvertently section 515.5 and 515.70 contained typographical errors. SUMMARY: Corrections In the rule FR Doc. 2016–13114, published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 36423, June 6, 2016, make the following corrections: 1. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 125 (Wednesday, June 29, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 42264-42265]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15336]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 2

[ET Docket No. 13-44, RM-11652; FCC 16-74]


Authorization of Radiofrequency Equipment and Approval of 
Terminal Equipment by Telecommunications

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: In this document the Commission addresses two petitions for 
reconsideration of its Report and Order in this proceeding by 
describing how it will implement the rules that govern how it 
recognizes laboratories as accredited and authorized to perform the 
compliance testing associated with applications for equipment 
certification and the bodies that accredit those laboratories and 
extending the transition period by which time all laboratories that 
test for equipment certification must have FCC-recognized accreditation 
to perform such testing.

DATES: Effective July 29, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Butler, Office of Engineering 
and Technology, (202) 418-2702, email: Brian.Butler@fcc.gov, TTY (202) 
418-2989.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    1. This document does not contain [new or modified] information 
collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA), Public Law 104-13.
    2. This is a summary of the Commission's Memorandum Opinion & Order 
and Order on Reconsideration, ET Docket No. 13-44, RM-11652, FCC 16-74, 
adopted May 14, 2015, and released May 15, 2016. The full text of this 
document is available for inspection and copying during normal business 
hours in the FCC Reference Center (Room CY-A257), 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554. The full text may be downloaded at: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-74A1.docx.
    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 
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-
418-0432 (tty).

Synopsis

    3. The Commission had previously released a Report and Order in ET

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Docket 13-44 that made many modifications to its equipment 
authorization rules and procedures. Subsequently, Motorola Solutions, 
Inc. (Motorola) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) 
filed separate petitions requesting reconsideration and/or 
clarification of the Report and Order. Both petitions focused on a 
narrow set of related issues, including the process for accreditation 
of testing laboratories located in countries that have not entered into 
a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the United States and the 
transition period for such accreditation.
    4. The Memorandum Opinion and Order and Order on Reconsideration 
grants the petitions in part. To address petitioners' concerns that 
there is a lack of a clear process for the recognition of accrediting 
bodies within non-MRA countries, the Commission discussed how the 
criteria listed in Section 2.949 of its rules will apply to compliance 
testing laboratories that are seeking to become recognized by the 
Commission as properly accredited, and directed its Office of 
Engineering and Technology to publish whatever additional information 
is needed to address the form and substance application submissions 
should take. The Commission also extended the transition deadlines for 
testing laboratories to become accredited, an action that particularly 
affects laboratories currently operating under a specific rule 
provision that the Report and Order had eliminated. It found merit in 
the petitioners' concerns that many laboratories--including those 
located in countries that have not entered into a mutual recognition 
agreement MRA with the United States--would not be able to become 
accredited under the existing timeline. The Commission denied a request 
to let a Commission-recognized testing laboratory that is located in an 
MRA country vouch for a subsidiary located in non-MRA country, 
concluding that such action was not needed in light of the other relief 
it was providing.

Ordering Clauses

    5. Pursuant to Sections 1, 4(i), 7(a), 301, 302, 303(f), 303(g), 
303(r), 307(e) and 332 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 
47 U.S.C. Sections 151, 154(i), 157(a), 301, 302a, 303(f), 303(g), 
303(r), 307(e), and 332, this Memorandum Opinion and Order and Order on 
Reconsideration is adopted.
    6. The rules and requirements adopted herein will be effective July 
29, 2016.
    7. The Petition for Reconsideration of The Telecommunications 
Industry Association is granted to the extent indicated herein and 
otherwise denied.
    8. The Petition for Partial Reconsideration of Motorola Solutions, 
Inc. is granted to the extent indicated herein and otherwise denied.
    9. The Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 
Reference Information Center, shall send a copy of this Report and 
Order, including the Final Regulatory Certification, to the Chief 
Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration.
    10. The Commission will send a copy of this Memorandum Opinion and 
Order and Order on Reconsideration to Congress and the Government 
Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act. see 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    Pursuant to the authority contained in Sections 4(i), 4(j), and 303 
of the Communications Act, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 154(j) and 
303, that should no petitions for reconsideration or applications for 
review be timely filed, this proceeding is terminated and ET Docket No. 
13-44 is closed.

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 2

    Communications equipment, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.


Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.

Final Rules

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal 
Communications Commission amends 47 CFR part 2 as follows:

PART 2--FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL 
RULES AND REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 302a, 303, and 336, unless otherwise 
noted.


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2. Section 2.950 is amended by revising paragraph (e) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  2.950  Transition periods.

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    (e) The Commission will no longer accept applications for Sec.  
2.948 test site listing as of July 13, 2015. Laboratories that are 
listed by the Commission under the Sec.  2.948 process will remain 
listed until the sooner of their expiration date or through July 12, 
2017 and may continue to submit test data in support of certification 
applications through October 12, 2017. Laboratories with an expiration 
date before July 13, 2017 may request the Commission to extend their 
expiration date through July 12, 2017.
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