National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed Pilot Program
Document Number: E8-29631
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice describes and seeks comment on the types and depth of testing that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) intends to conduct in Phase I of the Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed pilot program to assess whether devices employing Dynamic Spectrum Access techniques can share the frequency spectrum with land mobile radio systems.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Low-Power Television and Translator Digital Upgrade Program Application Form
Document Number: E8-29529
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 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)).
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Closing Date
Document Number: E8-29096
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announces that the new closing date for certain digital television Distributed Transmission System (DTS) projects is Monday, May 18, 2009. This new Closing Date for certain DTS projects is designed to accommodate a new policy issued by the Federal Communications Commission after NTIA published the original Closing Date notice in the Federal Register. The Closing Date for receipt of all other Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) applications remains Thursday, December 18, 2008.
Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT): Closing Date
Document Number: E8-28749
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009, Public Law 110-329 (2008), the 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-28633
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In accordance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552a(e)(4) and (11), the Department of Commerce is issuing a notice of its intent to amend the system of records entitled COMMERCE/NTIA-1, ``Applications Related to Coupons for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes.'' We invite public comment on the proposed change in this publication.
Notice: Call for Nominations, Online Safety and Technology Working Group
Document Number: E8-27675
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is seeking nominations of individuals to represent the business community, public interest groups, and other appropriate groups interested in serving on the NTIA Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG) for a single fifteen (15) month term to commence in January 2009. At the conclusion of the working group's term, the OSTWG will provide a report to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator and to Congress on ways to promote and to preserve a safe environment for children using the Internet.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-26871
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
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.
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Closing Date
Document Number: E8-24849
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009. Public Law No. 110-329 (2008), 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; and (3) strengthen the capability of existing public television and radio stations to provide public telecommunications services to the public.
Enhancing the Security and Stability of the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System
Document Number: E8-23974
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) notes the increase in interest among government, technology experts and industry representatives regarding the deployment of Domain Name and Addressing System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) at the root zone level. The Department remains committed to preserving the security and stability of the DNS and is exploring the implementation of DNSSEC in the DNS hierarchy, including at the authoritative root zone level. Accordingly, the Department is issuing this notice to invite comments regarding DNSSEC implementation at the root zone.
Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-23841
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Section 3009 of the Deficit Reduction Act (Act) requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to implement and administer a program through which each eligible low- power television broadcast station, Class A television station, television translator station, or television booster station may receive reimbursement for equipment to upgrade from analog to digital in eligible rural communities. NTIA will hold public meetings regarding the implementation of this Low-power Television Upgrade Program (Upgrade Program) \1\ in Washington, DC and Las Vegas, Nevada.
E-911 Grant Program
Document Number: E8-23266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This joint notice proposes implementing regulations for the E- 911 Grant Program authorized under the Ensuring Needed Help Arrives Near Callers Employing 911 (ENHANCE 911) Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-494, codified at 47 U.S.C. 942). The Act authorizes grants for the implementation and operation of Phase II enhanced 911 services and for migration to an IP-enabled emergency network. This NPRM proposes the application, award and administrative requirements for the E-911 grant program and seeks comments thereon.
Household Eligibility and Application Process of the Coupon Program for Individuals Residing in Nursing Homes, Intermediate Care Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities and Households that Utilize Post Office Boxes
Document Number: E8-21892
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In this document, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) adopts certain changes affecting section 301.3 of its Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program regulations. See 47 CFR Sec. 301.3. Specifically, NTIA waives the ``eligible household'' and application requirements in subsection 301.3(a) and subsection 301.3(e), respectively, for individuals residing in nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and assisted living facilities, subject to alternative application requirements specified herein. NTIA also amends paragraph 301.3(a)(2) to permit an otherwise eligible household that utilizes a post office box for mail receipt to apply for and receive coupons.
Notice: Request for Applications, Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee; Correction
Document Number: E8-21893
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On September 10, 2008, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a notice in the Federal Register, 73 Fed. Reg. 52646, reopening the deadline for applications from persons interested in serving on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two year terms to commence in December 2008. Due to an administrative error, the application due date published in that notice was incorrect. This notice corrects that error.
Notice: Request for Applications, Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-21025
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two year terms to commence in December 2008. This Notice reopens the application period in order to provide the public with an additional opportunity to submit applications. The evaluation criteria for selecting members contained in the August 1, 2008 notice shall continue to apply.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-20518
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-04
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.
Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program
Document Number: E8-19992
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On October 29, 2007, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the establishment of the Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program (Conversion Program) and announcing $8 million in funds available for grants. Pursuant to the requirements of the DTV Transition Assistance Act, Public Law No. 110-295, NTIA has determined that the full funding amount is not necessary for the Conversion Program and herein announces the funds available for these grants to be $3.5 million. NTIA also announces certain changes in the application submission deadlines.
Notice: Call for Applications, Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-17693
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two year terms to commence in December 2008. The CSMAC provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator on spectrum management matters.
Instructions to Assist Manufacturers Submitting Notices of Intent (NOI) for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes
Document Number: E8-16903
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces that manufacturers that intend to submit, for the first time, digital-to-analog converter boxes to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for certification as part of the TV Converter Box Coupon Program (Coupon Program) must submit their Notice of Intent (NOI) before September 1, 2008. Manufacturers who have to date received a certification notice for one or more converters (repeat manufacturers) have until September 30, 2008 to submit their NOI for any additional digital-to-analog converter boxes for certification under the Coupon Program. The intent of this notice is to allow NTIA to better plan and anticipate resource needs to process a finite group of converters.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-14544
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
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 Household Eligibility and Application Process of the Coupon Program for Individuals Residing in Nursing Homes and Households that Utilize Post Office Boxes; Waiver
Document Number: E8-8869
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In this document, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) proposes certain changes affecting section 301.3 of its Digital-To-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program rules set forth at 47 CFR 301.3. Specifically, NTIA proposes to waive the ``eligible household'' and application requirements in section 301.3(a), and section 301.3(e), for individuals residing in nursing homes or other senior care facilities, subject to the alternative application requirements specified herein. NTIA also proposes to amend section 301.3(a)(2) to permit an otherwise eligible household that utilizes a post office box for mail receipt to apply for and receive coupons subject to providing satisfactory proof of physical residence.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-7809
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
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.
Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT): Closing Date
Document Number: E8-5604
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 110-161, 121 Stat. 1844 (2007), the 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.
Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed
Document Number: E8-2050
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On June 8, 2006, the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) published a Notice of Inquiry in the Federal Register seeking public comment on the implementation of the Presidential Spectrum Policy Initiative Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed (Test-Bed). This Notice of Solicitation of Participation seeks expressions of interest from parties that may be willing to participate in the Test-Bed.
The Continued Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internet Domain Name and Addressing System: Midterm Review of the Joint Project Agreement
Document Number: E8-1180
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S.Department of Commerce (Department), will hold a public meeting on February 28, 2008, to discuss the mid-term review of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) between the Department and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Closing Date
Document Number: E8-278
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 110-161, 121 Stat. 1844 (2007), 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.
Notice: TV Converter Box Coupon Program Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-25494
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTIA will hold a public meeting on January 24, 2008, in connection with its TV Converter Box Coupon Program described in the Final Rule that was released on March 12, 2007.\1\
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-25493
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) publishes this notice to announce the effective date of a Privacy Act System of Records entitled COMMERCE/NTIA-1, Applications Related to Coupons for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes. 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: E7-25492
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
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.