National Telecommunications and Information Administration July 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Document Number: E9-16904
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announces approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the collection of information requirements contained a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) published on July 9, 2009.
Broadband Initiatives Program
Document Number: E9-16268
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
RUS and NTIA announce general policy and application procedures for broadband initiatives established pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). RUS is establishing the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) which may extend loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. NTIA is establishing the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) which makes available grants for deploying broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas in the United States, enhancing broadband capacity at public computer centers, and promoting sustainable broadband adoption projects. In facilitating the expansion of broadband communications services and infrastructure, both programs will advance the objectives of the Recovery Act to spur job creation and stimulate long-term economic growth and opportunity.
State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program
Document Number: E9-16103
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, publishes this Notice to announce the availability of funds pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Public Law 111-5 (Feb. 17, 2009), and the Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA), Title I of Public Law 110-385, 122 Stat. 4096 (Oct. 10, 2008) and to provide guidelines for the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program (State Broadband Data Program or Program). The State Broadband Data Program is a competitive, merit-based matching grant program that effects the joint purposes of the Recovery Act and the BDIA by funding projects that collect comprehensive and accurate State-level broadband mapping data, develop State-level broadband maps, aid in the development and maintenance of a national broadband map, and fund statewide initiatives directed at broadband planning.
Relocation of Federal Systems in the 1710-1755 MHz Frequency Band: Review of the Initial Implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act
Document Number: E9-15870
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) seeks comment on the initial implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (CSEA).\1\ The CSEA, which was enacted in 2004, created an innovative funding mechanism allowing Federal agencies to recover the costs of relocating their radio systems from the proceeds of the auction of the radio spectrum vacated. The first auction under the CSEA, that of the 1710- 1755 MHz band, concluded in 2006, providing new opportunities for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-1). Over two years into the relocation of Federal systems from this band, NTIA requests information on what implementation steps should be retained as best practices, what lessons have been learned, and what, if any, improvements should be made in future relocations under the CSEA.
Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management
Document Number: E9-15670
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) hereby makes certain changes to its regulations which relate to revisions to and the public availability of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual). Specifically, the NTIA updates the version of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management with which Federal agencies must comply when requesting use of the radio frequency spectrum.
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Document Number: E9-15514
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) hereby provides notice that on June 19, 2009, the Secretary of Commerce granted a limited waiver of section 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Pub. L. No. 111- 5, 123 Stat. 115, 303 (2009) with respect to certain broadband equipment that will be used in projects funded under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).