Open Commission Meeting, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 55836-55837 [2017-25412]

Download as PDF 55836 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices Memorandum, M–03–22 (September 22, 2003). Needs and Uses: On January 20, 2016, the Commission released a Report and Order, Second Report and Order, and Order on Reconsideration in MB Docket Nos. 07–294, 10–103, and MD Docket No. 10–234 (323 and 323–E Order). The 323 and 323–E Order refines the collection of data reported on FCC Form 323, Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations, and FCC Form 323–E, Ownership Report for Noncommercial Broadcast Stations. Specifically, the 323 and 323–E Order implements a Restricted Use FRN (RUFRN) within the Commission’s Registration System (CORES) that individuals may use solely for the purpose of broadcast ownership report filings; eliminates the availability of the Special Use FRN (SUFRN) for broadcast station ownership reports, except in very limited circumstances; prescribes revisions to Form 323–E that conform the reporting requirements for noncommercial educational (NCE) broadcast stations more closely to those for commercial stations; and makes a number of significant changes to the Commission’s reporting requirements that reduce the filing burdens on broadcasters, streamline the process, and improve data quality. On April 21, 2017, the Commission released an Order on Reconsideration in MB Docket No. 07–294 and MD Docket No. 10–23 (323–E Reconsideration Order). The 323–E Reconsideration Order expands the option to use Item No. Bureau 2 .................. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES CONSUMER & GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS. OFFICE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, INTERNATIONAL AND WIRELESS TELE–COMMUNICATIONS. 3 .................. WIRELINE TELE–COMMUNICATIONS. 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 the construction permit; and a Permittee of a new noncommercial educational AM, FM, or television station must file Form 323–E to update the initial report or to certify the continuing accuracy and completeness of the previously filed report on the date that the Permittee applies for a license to cover the construction permit. In the case of organizational structures that include holding companies or other forms of indirect ownership, a separate Form 323–E must be filed for each entity in the organizational structure that has an attributable interest in the Licensee or Permittee. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–25409 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Open Commission Meeting, Thursday, November 16, 2017 November 9, 2017. The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, November 16, 2017 which is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW–C305, at 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC. Subject 1 .................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 SUFRNs on Form 323–E. This action addresses several petitions for reconsideration of the 323 and 323–E Order and properly balances the Commission’s need to improve the integrity and usability of its broadcast ownership data with the concerns raised in the petitions for reconsideration. Licensees of noncommercial educational AM, FM, and television broadcast stations must file FCC Form 323–E every two years. Pursuant to the new filing procedures adopted in the 323 and 323–E Order, Form 323–E shall be filed by December 1 in all oddnumbered years. Form 323 shall be filed by December 1 in all odd-numbered years. On September 1, 2017, the Commission’s Media Bureau released an Order in MB Docket No. 07–294, DA 17–813, postponing the opening of the 2017 biennial filing window for the submission of broadcast ownership reports on FCC Forms 323 and 323–E and extending the 2017 filing deadline. Biennial Ownership Reports shall provide information accurate as of October 1 of the year in which the Report is filed. In addition, Licensees and Permittees of noncommercial educational AM, FM, and television stations must file Form 323–E following the consummation of a transfer of control or an assignment of a noncommercial educational AM, FM, or television station license or construction permit; a Permittee of a new noncommercial educational AM, FM, or television station must file Form 323–E within 30 days after the grant of Jkt 244001 Title: Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls (CG Docket No. 17–59)). Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would expressly authorize voice service providers to block certain types of robocalls that falsely appear to be from telephone numbers that do not or cannot make outgoing calls. It also would prohibit voice service providers from blocking 911 calls under these rules, encourage voice service providers to provide a mechanism to allow subscribers whose legitimate calls are blocked in error to stop such blocking, and clarify that providers may exclude calls blocked under these rules from their call completion reports. Title: Use of Spectrum Bands Above 24 GHz For Mobile Radio Services (GN Docket No. 14–177); Establishing a More Flexible Framework to Facilitate Satellite Operations in the 27.5–28.35 GHz and 37.5–40 GHz Bands (IB Docket No. 15–256); Amendment of Parts 1, 22, 24, 27, 74, 80, 90, 95, and 101 To Establish Uniform License Renewal, Discontinuance of Operation, and Geographic Partitioning and Spectrum Disaggregation Rules and Policies for Certain Wireless Radio Services (WT Docket No. 10–112); Allocation and Designation of Spectrum for Fixed-Satellite Services in the 37.5–38.5 GHz, 40.5–41.5 GHz and 48.2–50.2 GHz Frequency Bands; Allocation of Spectrum to Upgrade Fixed and Mobile Allocations in the 40.5–42.5 GHz Frequency Band; Allocations of Spectrum in the 46.9–47.0 GHz Frequency Band for Wireless Services; and Allocation of Spectrum in the 37.0–38.0 and 40.0–40.5 GHz for Government Operations (IB Docket No 97–95). Summary: The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order, Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Order on Reconsideration, and Memorandum Opinion and Order that would make available 1,700 MHz of additional high-frequency spectrum for flexible terrestrial wireless use; provide 4 gigahertz for satellite use; and adopt, refine, or affirm a number of service rules to promote robust deployment in these bands, and a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on certain related earth station, buildout, and licensing issues. Title: Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment (WT Docket No. 17–79). PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices Item No. Bureau Subject 4 .................. WIRELINE COMPETITION. 5 .................. WIRELINE COMPETITION. 6 .................. MEDIA ............................ 7 .................. MEDIA ............................ 8 .................. MEDIA ............................ AND OFFICE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES * Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and Order to eliminate the requirement for historic preservation review where utility poles are replaced with substantially identical poles that can support antennas or other wireless communications equipment, and to consolidate the Commission’s historic preservation review rules into a single rule. Title: Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment (WC Docket No. 17–84). Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order that will revise and seek comment on further changes to the Commission’s pole attachment rules, network change disclosure processes, and section 214(a) discontinuance processes to remove barriers to infrastructure investment and promote broadband deployment, and will seek comment on taking targeted actions to facilitate rebuilding and repairing broadband infrastructure after natural disasters. Title: Bridging the Digital Divide for Low-Income Consumers (WC Docket No. 17–287); Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization (WC Docket No. 11–42); Telecommunications Carriers Eligible for Universal Service Support (WC Docket No. 09–197). Summary: The Commission will consider a Fourth Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, Memorandum Opinion and Order, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry to adopt and propose measures to effectively and efficiently bridge the digital divide for Lifeline subscribers and reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in the Lifeline program. Title: 2014 Quadrennial Regulatory Review—Review of the Commission’s Broadcast Ownership Rules and Other Rules Adopted Pursuant to Section 202 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (MB Docket No. 14–50); 2010 Quadrennial Regulatory Review—Review of the Commission’s Broadcast Ownership Rules and Other Rules Adopted Pursuant to Section 202 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (MB Docket No. 09–182); Promoting Diversification of Ownership In the Broadcasting Services (MB Docket No. 07–294); Rules and Policies Concerning Attribution of Joint Sales Agreements in Local Television Markets (MB Docket No. 04–256); Rules and Policies to Promote New Entry and Ownership Diversity in the Broadcasting Services (MB Docket No. 17– 289). Summary: The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that updates the Commission’s broadcast ownership and attribution rules to reflect the current media marketplace, denies various other requests for reconsideration, finds that the Commission will adopt an Incubator Program to promote ownership diversity, and seeks comment on how to structure and administer such a program. Title: FCC Form 325 Data Collection (MB Docket No. 17–290); Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative (MB Docket No. 17–105. Summary: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on whether to eliminate Form 325, Annual Report of Cable Television Systems, or, in the alternative, on ways to modernize and streamline the form. Title: Authorizing Permissive Use of the ‘‘Next Generation’’ Broadcast Television Standard (GN Docket No. 16–142). Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking authorizing television broadcasters to use the Next Generation television transmission standard (ATSC 3.0) on a voluntary, market-driven basis. * * * * 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 the 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 55837 Jkt 244001 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. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–25412 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0633 and 3060–0727] Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


Open Commission Meeting, Thursday, November 16, 2017

November 9, 2017.
    The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on 
the subjects listed below on Thursday, November 16, 2017 which 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............................  CONSUMER & GOVERNMENTAL      Title: Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate
                                AFFAIRS.                     Unlawful Robocalls (CG Docket No. 17-59)).
                                                            Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and
                                                             Order that would expressly authorize voice service
                                                             providers to block certain types of robocalls that
                                                             falsely appear to be from telephone numbers that do
                                                             not or cannot make outgoing calls. It also would
                                                             prohibit voice service providers from blocking 911
                                                             calls under these rules, encourage voice service
                                                             providers to provide a mechanism to allow
                                                             subscribers whose legitimate calls are blocked in
                                                             error to stop such blocking, and clarify that
                                                             providers may exclude calls blocked under these
                                                             rules from their call completion reports.
2............................  OFFICE OF ENGINEERING &      Title: Use of Spectrum Bands Above 24 GHz For Mobile
                                TECHNOLOGY, INTERNATIONAL    Radio Services (GN Docket No. 14-177); Establishing
                                AND WIRELESS TELE-           a More Flexible Framework to Facilitate Satellite
                                COMMUNICATIONS.              Operations in the 27.5-28.35 GHz and 37.5-40 GHz
                                                             Bands (IB Docket No. 15-256); Amendment of Parts 1,
                                                             22, 24, 27, 74, 80, 90, 95, and 101 To Establish
                                                             Uniform License Renewal, Discontinuance of
                                                             Operation, and Geographic Partitioning and Spectrum
                                                             Disaggregation Rules and Policies for Certain
                                                             Wireless Radio Services (WT Docket No. 10-112);
                                                             Allocation and Designation of Spectrum for Fixed-
                                                             Satellite Services in the 37.5-38.5 GHz, 40.5-41.5
                                                             GHz and 48.2-50.2 GHz Frequency Bands; Allocation
                                                             of Spectrum to Upgrade Fixed and Mobile Allocations
                                                             in the 40.5-42.5 GHz Frequency Band; Allocations of
                                                             Spectrum in the 46.9-47.0 GHz Frequency Band for
                                                             Wireless Services; and Allocation of Spectrum in
                                                             the 37.0-38.0 and 40.0-40.5 GHz for Government
                                                             Operations (IB Docket No 97-95).
                                                            Summary: The Commission will consider a Second
                                                             Report and Order, Second Further Notice of Proposed
                                                             Rulemaking, Order on Reconsideration, and
                                                             Memorandum Opinion and Order that would make
                                                             available 1,700 MHz of additional high-frequency
                                                             spectrum for flexible terrestrial wireless use;
                                                             provide 4 gigahertz for satellite use; and adopt,
                                                             refine, or affirm a number of service rules to
                                                             promote robust deployment in these bands, and a
                                                             Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
                                                             seeking comment on certain related earth station,
                                                             buildout, and licensing issues.
3............................  WIRELINE TELE-               Title: Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by
                                COMMUNICATIONS.              Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment (WT
                                                             Docket No. 17-79).

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                                                            Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and
                                                             Order to eliminate the requirement for historic
                                                             preservation review where utility poles are
                                                             replaced with substantially identical poles that
                                                             can support antennas or other wireless
                                                             communications equipment, and to consolidate the
                                                             Commission's historic preservation review rules
                                                             into a single rule.
4............................  WIRELINE COMPETITION.......  Title: Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by
                                                             Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment (WC
                                                             Docket No. 17-84).
                                                            Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and
                                                             Order, Declaratory Ruling, and Further Notice of
                                                             Proposed Rulemaking and Order that will revise and
                                                             seek comment on further changes to the Commission's
                                                             pole attachment rules, network change disclosure
                                                             processes, and section 214(a) discontinuance
                                                             processes to remove barriers to infrastructure
                                                             investment and promote broadband deployment, and
                                                             will seek comment on taking targeted actions to
                                                             facilitate rebuilding and repairing broadband
                                                             infrastructure after natural disasters.
5............................  WIRELINE COMPETITION.......  Title: Bridging the Digital Divide for Low-Income
                                                             Consumers (WC Docket No. 17-287); Lifeline and Link
                                                             Up Reform and Modernization (WC Docket No. 11-42);
                                                             Telecommunications Carriers Eligible for Universal
                                                             Service Support (WC Docket No. 09-197).
                                                            Summary: The Commission will consider a Fourth
                                                             Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration,
                                                             Memorandum Opinion and Order, Notice of Proposed
                                                             Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry to adopt and
                                                             propose measures to effectively and efficiently
                                                             bridge the digital divide for Lifeline subscribers
                                                             and reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in the Lifeline
                                                             program.
6............................  MEDIA......................  Title: 2014 Quadrennial Regulatory Review--Review of
                                                             the Commission's Broadcast Ownership Rules and
                                                             Other Rules Adopted Pursuant to Section 202 of the
                                                             Telecommunications Act of 1996 (MB Docket No. 14-
                                                             50); 2010 Quadrennial Regulatory Review--Review of
                                                             the Commission's Broadcast Ownership Rules and
                                                             Other Rules Adopted Pursuant to Section 202 of the
                                                             Telecommunications Act of 1996 (MB Docket No. 09-
                                                             182); Promoting Diversification of Ownership In the
                                                             Broadcasting Services (MB Docket No. 07-294); Rules
                                                             and Policies Concerning Attribution of Joint Sales
                                                             Agreements in Local Television Markets (MB Docket
                                                             No. 04-256); Rules and Policies to Promote New
                                                             Entry and Ownership Diversity in the Broadcasting
                                                             Services (MB Docket No. 17-289).
                                                            Summary: The Commission will consider an Order on
                                                             Reconsideration and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
                                                             that updates the Commission's broadcast ownership
                                                             and attribution rules to reflect the current media
                                                             marketplace, denies various other requests for
                                                             reconsideration, finds that the Commission will
                                                             adopt an Incubator Program to promote ownership
                                                             diversity, and seeks comment on how to structure
                                                             and administer such a program.
7............................  MEDIA......................  Title: FCC Form 325 Data Collection (MB Docket No.
                                                             17-290); Modernization of Media Regulation
                                                             Initiative (MB Docket No. 17-105.
                                                            Summary: The Commission will consider a Notice of
                                                             Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on whether
                                                             to eliminate Form 325, Annual Report of Cable
                                                             Television Systems, or, in the alternative, on ways
                                                             to modernize and streamline the form.
8............................  MEDIA......................  Title: Authorizing Permissive Use of the ``Next
                               AND OFFICE OF ENGINEERING &   Generation'' Broadcast Television Standard (GN
                                TECHNOLOGY.                  Docket No. 16-142).
                                                            Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and
                                                             Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
                                                             authorizing television broadcasters to use the Next
                                                             Generation television transmission standard (ATSC
                                                             3.0) on a voluntary, market-driven basis.
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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 
the 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.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-25412 Filed 11-22-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6712-01-P