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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.
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E6-20103
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
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.
Digital to Analog Converter Box Coupon Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-18828
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announces that it will be holding individual meetings with interested parties on November 14-15, 2006 in connection with its digital-to-analog converter box coupon program described in the July 25, 2006 ``Request for Comment and Notice of Proposed Rules to Implement and Administer a Coupon Program for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes'' (NPRM). All interested parties are invited to schedule an individual meeting.
Announcement of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: E6-16223
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
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 Administrations' Performance Review Board.
Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records
Document Number: E6-15185
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) publishes this notice to announce the deletion of a Privacy Act System of Records entitled COMMERCE/NTIA-1, ``Radio Spectrum Management Career Development Program.'' NTIA no longer collects or maintains this system of records.
Notice: Continuity of Business (via satellite) Summit
Document Number: E6-14121
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTIA will co-sponsor a conference entitled ``Continuity of Business (via satellite) Summit: Acquiring Robust Communications Capability to Prepare for Natural and Man-Made Disasters'' with the Satellite Industry Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The agenda will focus on the importance of satellite communications for the continuity of business which may be interrupted during a natural disaster, cyber attack, or other terrorist action.
Implementation and Administration of a Coupon Program for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes
Document Number: E6-11754
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) proposes to implement and administer a program to provide $40 coupons to consumers for use towards the purchase of digital-to-analog converter boxes. Congress mandated the coupon program in Title III of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. The converter boxes are necessary for consumers who wish to continue receiving broadcast programming over the air using analog-only televisions after February 18, 2009the date that full-power televisions stations are required to cease analog broadcasting. Without converter boxes, consumers with analog-only television sets will be unable to view full-power television broadcasts unless they purchase digital television sets or subscribe to cable or satellite service.
Privacy Act of 1974: Systems of Records
Document Number: E6-9615
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-20
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 notice of its intent to delete the system of records entitled ``Radio Spectrum Management Career Development Program.'' This system of records is no longer collected or maintained by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. There are no records remaining in the system.
The President's Spectrum Policy Initiative Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed
Document Number: E6-8874
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The reports developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in response to the President's Spectrum Policy Initiative included a recommendation that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) develop a plan to increase sharing of spectrum between Federal and non- Federal users which includes evaluation of technologies that are proposed to enhance sharing.\1\ This Notice seeks public comment to address the implementation of the Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed (Test-Bed) where Federal and non-Federal users can study the feasibility of increasing the efficient use of the spectrum.
The Continued Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internet Domain Name and Addressing System
Document Number: E6-8077
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The United States Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) seeks comment on the continuation of the transition of the technical coordination and management of the Internet domain name and addressing system (Internet DNS) to the private sector. In June 1998, the Department issued a statement of policy on the privatization of the Internet DNS, which among other things articulated four primary functions for global Internet DNS coordination and management, the need to have these functions performed by the private sector and four principles to guide the transition to private sector management of the Internet DNS. On June 30, 2005, NTIA released the U.S. Principles on the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System further elaborating on these issues. The Department of Commerce seeks comment regarding the progress of this transition and announces a public meeting to be held on July 26, 2006, to discuss issues associated with this transition.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) Application Form
Document Number: E6-6379
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
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 continuing and proposed information collections, 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: E6-2007
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006, 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.
Notice: Request for Nominations, Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-697
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
On October 28, 2005, the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration published a notice in the Federal Register (70 FR 62,099) announcing the formation of the Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee) and soliciting nominations for persons to serve on the Committee. The October 28, 2005 notice provided that all nominations of potential members must be received by the Department no later than November 28, 2005. The October 28, 2005 notice also provided additional information concerning the Committee and membership on the Committee. This notice reopens the nomination period in order to provide the public with an additional opportunity to submit nominations. The evaluation criteria for selecting members contained in the October 28, 2005 notice shall continue to apply.
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Closing Date
Document Number: 05-23992
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006, Pub. L. 109-108, 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Public Telecommunications Facilities Program Grant Monitoring
Document Number: E5-6849
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Department of Commerce (DOC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on continuing and proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Notice: Request for Nominations, Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-21542
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to an Executive Memorandum, under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and consistent with the National Telecommunications and Information Organization Act, the Secretary of Commerce has established the Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee will provide advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management matters. NTIA is requesting nominations for members to the Committee for terms beginning in 2005.
Wireless Security Public Forum
Document Number: 05-12317
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, will host a half-day public meeting on wireless security entitled, ``Pharmers and Spimmers, Hackers and Bluejackers: Combating Wireless Security Threats.'' The forum is an opportunity for interested parties to discuss existing and potential vulnerabilities that threaten the security of consumers and businesses using new and/or forthcoming wireless communications for voice or data, and private sector and governmental responses to those vulnerabilities. The forum will serve to inform policymakers and industry on issues that may affect the use of spectrum and the growth of wireless industries, while raising public awareness of vulnerabilities. The first panel will address possible threats and security issues concerning new mobile technologies (e.g. Wi-Fi, smart cell phones, WiMax, mesh networks). Panelists will include wireless industry experts, academics, government users, market analysts and researchers. The second panel will discuss the variety of security solutions that might address the problems identified in Panel 1, and the need (if any) for further development of tools and public awareness and education. Panelists will include representative security vendors, wireless companies with hardware solutions, companies and/or government entities involved with education campaigns, and representatives of self-regulatory groups seeking solutions.
Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT): Closing Date
Document Number: 05-7306
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2005, 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.
Repeal of Mandatory Reimbursement Rules for Frequency Band or Geographic Relocation of Federal Spectrum-Dependent Systems
Document Number: 05-2514
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is repealing its regulations governing reimbursement to federal entities by the private sector as a result of reallocation of frequency spectrum. The agency is taking this action in accordance with the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act which repealed the provision in the NTIA Organization Act under which the agency promulgated these regulations. The Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act established a fund within the Department of Treasury through which money will be provided to federal agencies for the costs incurred in relocating their radio communications systems.
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program: Closing Date
Document Number: 05-1406
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Performance Reporting System (PRS) for the Technology Opportunities Program (TOP)
Document Number: 05-563
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-12
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, Pub. L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).