National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-22951
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces the Department of Commerce's (Department) proposal for a new system of records under the Privacy Act. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is creating a new system of records for applications related to coupons for the Digital-to-Analog Converter Box program. Information will be collected from individuals under the authority of Title III of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-171, 120 Stat. 4, 21 (Feb. 8, 2006) (hereinafter ``the Act'') and pursuant to regulations published by NTIA in 47 C.F.R. Sec. 301. This new system of records is necessary to identify those households that qualify for and receive coupons towards the purchase of a digital-to-analog converter box.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E7-22795
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters.
The Continued Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System: Midterm Review of the Joint Project Agreement
Document Number: E7-21626
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The United States Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) seeks comments on the continued transition to the private sector of the technical coordination and management of the Internet's domain name and addressing system (DNS). NTIA and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) signed a Joint Project Agreement (JPA) on September 29, 2006. It called for a midpoint review of ICANN's progress towards becoming a more stable organization with greater transparency and accountability in its procedures and decision making. The Department of Commerce seeks comment regarding the progress achieved on the Responsibilities identified in the JPA.
Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program
Document Number: E7-21113
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has established a program through which each eligible low-power television broadcast station, Class A television station, television translator station, or television booster station, may receive compensation toward the cost of the purchase of a digital-to-analog conversion device that enables it to convert the incoming digital signal of its corresponding full-power television station to analog format for transmission on the low-power television station's analog channel. The conversion devices are necessary so the eligible stations can continue to broadcast in analog after February 17, 2009.\1\ Without converter devices, the eligible facilities will be unable to receive the incoming off-air digital signal for conversion and rebroadcast to consumers within their coverage area.
Announcement of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: E7-20740
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
5 CFR 430.310 requires agencies to publish notice of Performance Review Board appointees in the Federal Register before their service begins. This notice announces the names of new and existing members of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Performance Review Board.
NOTICE: Request for Nominations and Expressions of Interest, Joint Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-17648
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to Section 2201(c) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Public Law No. 110- 53, 121 Stat. 266, (2007) (Act), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Department of Commerce, and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are establishing the Joint Advisory Committee on Communications Capabilities of Emergency Medical and Public Health Care Facilities (Committee). By February 4, 2008, the Committee is to assess and submit a report to Congress on the communications capabilities and needs of emergency medical and public health care facilities and the options to accommodate growth of communications services and to improve integration of communications systems used by such facilities. NTIA and FCC are requesting nominations from interested organizations of qualified individuals, and the submission of expressions of interest from individuals who desire to serve as members of the Committee.
Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program
Document Number: 07-4083
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On July 23, 2007, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a Notice of Availability of Funds in the Federal Register, 72 Fed. Reg. 40120, for the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program. On August 3, 2007, the President signed into law the Improving Emergency Communications Act of 2007, Pub. L. No. 110-53, which amended Section 3006 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 that authorized the PSIC Grant Program. This Notice provides amendments to PSIC Grant Program Notice of Availability of Funds.
Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program
Document Number: 07-3569
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Title III of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, directed the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to establish and implement a $1 billion grant program to assist public safety agencies in the acquisition of, deployment of, or training for the use of interoperable communications systems that utilize, or enable interoperability with communications systems that can utilize, reallocated public safety spectrum for radio communications. The Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program is a one-time formula-based, matching grant program intended to enhance interoperable communications with respect to voice, data, and/or video signals. PSIC provides public safety agencies with the opportunity to achieve meaningful and measurable improvements to the state of public safety communications interoperability through the full and efficient use of telecommunications resources.
Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-14021
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTIA will hold a public meeting on September 25, 2007, in connection with its Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program described in the Final Rule that was released on March 12, 2007.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NTIA/FCC Web-Coordination Collection
Document Number: E7-10344
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Instructions to Assist Manufacturers Submitting Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Test Results and Sample Equipment for Certification.
Document Number: E7-10282
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice provides guidance for manufacturers that intend to submit digital-to-analog converter boxes to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for certification as part of the Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program. This notice also provides address and contact information regarding the required submission of test results and sample equipment.
Public Safety Interoperable Communications Grant Program Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-9829
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTIA will hold a public meeting on June 4, 2007, in connection with its Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program to provide information on the proposed program policies related to the program.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E7-9239
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program Application Form
Document Number: E7-8629
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT): Closing Date
Document Number: E7-8113
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007, Pub. L. 110-5, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, announces the solicitation of applications for a grant for the Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT) Program. Projects funded pursuant to this Notice are intended to support the PEACESAT Program's acquisition of satellite communications to service Pacific Basin communities and to manage the operations of this network. Applications for the PEACESAT Program grant will compete for funds from the Public Broadcasting, Facilities, Planning and Construction Funds account.
Rules to Implement and Administer a Coupon Program for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes; Correction
Document Number: E7-6954
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On March 15, 2007, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a final rule (72 FR 12097) in the above-referenced proceeding (Final Rule). The dates heading on page 12097 incorrectly sets out the effective date as April 16, 2007. The correct effective date of the Final Rule is May 16, 2007.
Rules to Implement and Administer a Coupon Program for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes
Document Number: E7-4668
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In this document, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) adopts regulations to implement and administer a coupon program for digital-to-analog converter boxes. This rule implements provisions of section 3005 of Public Law 109-171, known as the Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005. This action amends 47 CFR Chapter III by adding part 301.
Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-4642
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Summary: NTIA will hold a public meeting on March 19, 2007 in connection with its Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program described in the Final Rule that was recently adopted by NTIA.
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Closing Date
Document Number: E7-4017
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007, P. L. 110-5, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, announces the solicitation of applications for planning and construction grants for public telecommunications facilities under the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). The PTFP assists, through matching grants, in the planning and construction of public telecommunications facilities in order to: (1) Extend delivery of services to as many citizens as possible by the most cost-effective means, including use of broadcast and non-broadcast technologies; (2) increase public telecommunications services and facilities available to, operated by, and controlled by minorities and women; (3) strengthen the capability of existing public television and radio stations to provide public telecommunications services to the public.