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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 by teleconference.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee), which will take place through a telephone conference call (teleconference). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on spectrum management policy matters.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on December 13, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held by teleconference. Members of the public may listen to the meeting by dialing toll-free to 1 (888) 769-8761 and entering passcode 2684385. Due to a limited number of telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Written 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 e-mailed 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 http://www.ntia.doc.gov/​advisory/​spectrum.

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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 in order to: license radio frequencies in a way that maximizes their public benefits; keep wireless networks as open to innovation as possible; and make wireless services available to all Americans. (See charter, at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/​advisory/​spectrum/​csmac_​charter.html). 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 will discuss the work and review a draft report of its Incentives Subcommittee. There also will be an opportunity for public comment at the meeting. NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, prior to the meeting.

Time and Date: The meeting/teleconference will be held on December 13, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. The times and the agenda topics are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA's Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda and access information.

Place: The meeting will be held by teleconference. Members of the public may listen to the meeting by dialing toll-free to 1 (888) 769-8761 and entering passcode 2684385. An operator will provide further instructions. Public access will be limited to listen-only except during the public comment portion of the meeting. Due to a limited number of telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The call will be recorded. For information about access by or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact 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 participate and to submit written comments to the Committee at any time before or after the meeting. Parties wishing to submit written comments for consideration by the Committee in advance of this meeting should send them to NTIA's Washington, DC office at the above-listed address. Such comments must be received by close of business on December 8, 2010, to provide sufficient time for review. Comments received after December 8, 2010, 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 Washington, DC 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 19, 2010.

Kathy D. Smith,

Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2010-29685 Filed 11-24-10; 8:45 am]

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