National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management
Document Number: 2014-28841
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is making certain changes to its regulations relating to the public availability of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual). Specifically, NTIA is releasing an update to the current edition of the NTIA Manual, with which federal agencies must comply when requesting use of radio frequency spectrum.
First Responder Network Authority; First Responder Network Authority Board Meetings
Document Number: 2014-28006
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will convene an open public meeting of the Board on December 10, 2014, preceded by meetings of the Board Committees on December 9, 2014.
Notice of Intent To Prepare Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements and Conduct Scoping for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network
Document Number: 2014-26772
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') announces its intent to prepare five regional Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements (``PEISs'') and conduct public scoping meetings to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed nationwide public safety broadband network. The specific locations, dates, and times for the scoping meetings will be announced on the FirstNet Web site, no later than one week prior to each meeting.
Special Meeting of the First Responder Network Authority Board Finance Committee
Document Number: 2014-26771
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Finance Committee of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on November 17, 2014.
Multistakeholder Process To Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code of Conduct Concerning Facial Recognition Technology
Document Number: 2014-25573
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene meetings of a privacy multistakeholder process concerning the commercial use of facial recognition technology on November 6, 2014, and December 15, 2014.
First Responder Network Authority Proposed Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2014-24367
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) published a notice and request for comments in the Federal Register on September 24, 2014, titled ``Proposed Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012'' (RFC). The RFC inadvertently included an imprecise summary of the proposed definition of ``rural.'' This notice corrects that error by asking commenters to disregard that summary. FirstNet is also extending the comment period for the RFC to align with the response deadline in a related Request for Information that seeks input from interested parties on approaches to, and objectives for, establishing a nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network.
Membership of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2014-23944
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announce the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of NTIA's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and rating of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty- four (24) months.
Telecommunications Assessment of the Arctic Region
Document Number: 2014-23517
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Consistent with the Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issues this Notice of Inquiry (Notice) to seek public comment on the current and potential availability of communications services in the Arctic region.
First Responder Network Authority Proposed Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2014-22536
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') publishes this Notice to request public comment on certain proposed interpretations of its enabling legislation that will inform, among other things, forthcoming requests for proposals, interpretive rules, and network policies. With the benefit of the comments received from this Notice, FirstNet may proceed to implement these or other interpretations with or without further administrative procedure.
First Responder Network Authority Board Meetings
Document Number: 2014-21065
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will convene an open public meeting of the Board on September 17, 2014, preceded by meetings of the Board Committees on September 16, 2014.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20219
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters.
First Responder Network Authority Board Special Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18768
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on August 15, 2014.
Community Broadband Workshop
Document Number: 2014-18403
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will hold a one-day regional workshop, ``Building a Community Broadband Roadmap: Lessons in Implementation,'' to share information to help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization. The workshop will present best practices and lessons learned from network infrastructure build-outs and digital inclusion programs from Minnesota and surrounding states, including broadband projects funded by NTIA. It will also explore effective business and partnership models and will include access to regional policymakers, federal funders and industry providers.
Model City for Demonstrating and Evaluating Advanced Spectrum Sharing Technologies
Document Number: 2014-16529
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) issue this Joint Public Notice to seek public comment on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) recommendation that the Secretary of Commerce establish a public-private partnership to facilitate the creation of an urban test city that would support rapid experimentation and development of policies, underlying technologies, and system capabilities for advanced, dynamic spectrum sharing. The test services (referenced herein as a ``Model City'') for demonstrating and evaluating advanced spectrum sharing technologies could include large- scale sustainable facilities for systems-level testing in real-world environments across multiple frequency bands, including public safety and selected federal bands. Through this Joint Public Notice, NTIA and OET seek to promote the Model City concept in conjunction with: (1) The new Center for Advanced Communications established by NTIA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and (2) the FCC's existing experimental licensing program.
Multistakeholder Process To Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code of Conduct Concerning Facial Recognition Technology
Document Number: 2014-15094
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a meeting of a privacy multistakeholder process concerning the commercial use of facial recognition technology on July 24, 2014.
Notice of Public Meetings on Copyright Policy Topics
Document Number: 2014-14092
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On April 18, 2014, Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) announced its plan to hold four roundtables in cities across the United States in May, June, and July 2014 regarding the topics identified below, as set forth in the Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper). This notice announces the location of the third meeting to be held in Los Angeles, California on July 29, 2014, and provides an update to the location of the fourth meeting to be held in Berkeley, California on July 30, 2014.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-13501
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters.
Big Data and Consumer Privacy in the Internet Economy
Document Number: 2014-13195
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (``NTIA'') is requesting comment on ``big data'' developments and how they impact the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.
First Responder Network Authority Board Meetings
Document Number: 2014-11755
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will convene an open public meeting of the Board on June 3, 2014, preceded by meetings of the Board Committees on June 2, 2014.\1\
Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members
Document Number: 2014-10562
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issues this Notice on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as part of the annual process to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the FirstNet Board.\1\ Four of the 12 appointments of non-permanent members to the FirstNet Board are expiring in August 2014. The Secretary of Commerce may reappoint individuals to serve on the FirstNet Board provided they have not served two consecutive full three-year terms.\2\ NTIA issues this Notice to obtain expressions of interest in the event the Secretary must fill any vacancies arising on the Board. Expressions of interest will be accepted until May 23, 2014.
National Environmental Policy Act Categorical Exclusions
Document Number: 2014-09730
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) publishes this notice of its categorical exclusions (CEs) of actions that FirstNet has determined do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment and, thus, should be categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
First Responder Network Authority Finance Committee Special Meeting
Document Number: 2014-09185
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Finance Committee of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on April 25, 2014.
Notice of Public Meetings on Copyright Policy Topics (as Called for in the Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy)
Document Number: 2014-08627
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Patent and Trademark Office
In the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper), released on July 31, 2013, and in its later Request for Comments issued on Oct. 3, 2013, the Task Force stated its intention to convene roundtables on certain copyright topics, namely: the legal framework for the creation of remixes, the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment, and the appropriate calibration of statutory damages in the contexts of individual file sharers and of secondary liability for large-scale infringement. In accordance with these previous announcements, the Task Force plans to hold four roundtables in cities across the United States in May, June, and July 2014. See the Instructions and Information on the Public Roundtables below regarding how to participate in or observe the roundtable discussions.
First Responder Network Authority Board Special Meeting
Document Number: 2014-07558
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on April 8, 2014.
Notice of First Public Meeting on the Establishment of a Multistakeholder Forum on Improving the Operation of the Notice and Takedown System Under the DMCA (as Called for in the Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy)
Document Number: 2014-05159
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Patent and Trademark Office
In the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper), released on July 31, 2013, the Task Force stated its intention to establish a multistakeholder forum aimed at improving the operation of the notice and takedown system for removing infringing content from the Internet under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). In accordance with its previous recommendations and announcements, the Task Force will launch the multistakeholder forum with an initial meeting on March 20, 2014.
First Responder Network Authority Board Meetings
Document Number: 2014-04381
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will convene an open public meeting of the Board on March 11, 2014, preceded by meetings of the Board Committees on March 10, 2014.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-02272
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters.
First Responder Network Authority; National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures and Categorical Exclusions
Document Number: C1-2013-31493
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
First Responder Network Authority; National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures and Categorical Exclusions
Document Number: 2013-31495
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) publishes this notice to request public comments on its proposed procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). These proposed NEPA implementing procedures are necessary to assist FirstNet in establishing an NEPA compliance program and applying the appropriate level of NEPA review for activities undertaken by FirstNet in the design, construction and operation of the nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network (PSBN).
First Responder Network Authority; National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures and Categorical Exclusions
Document Number: 2013-31493
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) publishes this notice to request public comments on proposed categorical exclusions (CEs) of actions that FirstNet has determined do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment and, thus, should be categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (NEPA).