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Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting

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AGENCY:

National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of Open Meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum policy matters.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on December 9, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4813, Washington, DC 20230. Public comments may be mailed to Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230 or emailed to spectrumadvisory@ntia.doc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joe Gattuso, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 482-0977 or jgattuso@ntia.doc.gov; and/or visit NTIA's web site at www.ntia.doc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background: The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on needed reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management to enable the introduction of new spectrum-dependent technologies and services, including long-range spectrum planning and policy reforms for expediting the American public's access to broadband services, public safety, and digital television. This Committee is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2 and is consistent with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Act, 47 U.S.C. § 904(b). The Committee functions solely as an advisory body in compliance with the FACA. For more information about the Committee visit http://www.ntia.doc.gov/​advisory/​spectrum.

Matters to Be Considered: The Committee is expected to hear presentations on spectrum related issues from representatives of the Federal Communications Commission and from NTIA staff. It also will receive status reports from its subcommittees on work plans and benchmarks.

There also will be an opportunity for public comment at the meeting.

Time and Date: The meeting will be held on December 9, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The times and the agenda topics are subject to change. The meeting may be webcast. Please refer to NTIA's web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

Place: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4813, Washington, DC 20230. The meeting will be open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring Start Printed Page 61114special services, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Mr. Gattuso at (202) 482-0977 or jgattuso@ntia.doc.gov, at least five (5) business days before the meeting.

Status: Interested parties are invited to attend and to submit written comments with the Committee at any time before or after a meeting. Parties wishing to submit written comments for consideration by the Committee in advance of this meeting should send them to the above-listed address and must be received by close of business on December 2, 2009, to provide sufficient time for review. Comments received after December 2, 2009, will be distributed to the Committee but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting. It would be helpful if paper submissions also include a compact disc (CD) in HTML, ASCII, Word or WordPerfect format (please specify version). CDs should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer, and the name of the word processing program used to create the document. Alternatively, comments may be submitted electronically to spectrumadvisory@ntia.doc.gov. Comments provided via electronic mail also may be submitted in one or more of the formats specified above.

Records: NTIA maintains records of all Committee proceedings. Committee records are available for public inspection at NTIA's office at the address above. Documents including the Committee's charter, membership list, agendas, minutes, and any reports are available on NTIA's Committee web page at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/​advisory/​spectrum.

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Dated: November 17, 2009.

Kathy D. Smith,

Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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[FR Doc. E9-28072 Filed 11-20-09; 8:45 am]

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