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First Responder Network Authority Board Special Meeting

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


Notice of Public Meeting of the First Responder Network Authority.


The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) on June 27, 2013.


The Special Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.


The Special Meeting will be conducted via teleconference. Members of the public may listen to the meeting by dialing toll-free 1 (888) 469-3306 and using passcode “FirstNet.” Due to the limited number of ports, attendance via teleconference will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Uzoma Onyeije, Secretary, FirstNet, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230: telephone (202) 482-0016; email Please direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002.

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Background: The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act), Public Law 112-96, 126 Stat. 156 (2012), created FirstNet as an independent authority within the NTIA. The Act directs FirstNet to establish a single nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network. The FirstNet Board is responsible for making strategic decisions regarding FirstNet's operations. As provided in Section 4.08 of the FirstNet Bylaws, the Board through this Notice provides at least two days' notice of a Special Meeting of the Board to be held on June 27, 2013. The Board may, by a majority vote, close a portion of the Special Meeting as necessary to preserve the confidentiality of commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential, to discuss personnel matters, or to discuss legal matters affecting FirstNet, including pending or potential litigation. See 47 U.S.C. 1424(e)(2).

Matters to Be Considered: NTIA will post an agenda for the Special Meeting on its Web site at​category/​firstnet prior to the meeting. The agenda topics are subject to change.

Time and Date: The Special Meeting will be held on June 27, 2013, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The times and dates are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA's Web site at​category/​firstnet for the most up-to-date information.

Other Information: The teleconference for the Special Meeting is open to the public. On the date and time of the Special Meeting, members of the public may call toll-free 1 (888) 469-3306 and use passcode “FirstNet” to listen to the meeting. If you experience technical difficulty, please contact Helen Shaw by telephone (202) 482-1157; or via email Public access will be limited to listen-only. Due to the limited number of ports, attendance via teleconference will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The Special Meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations are asked to notify Mr. Onyeije, by telephone (202) 482-0016 or email, at least two days (2) business days before the meeting.

Records: NTIA maintains records of all Board proceedings. Board minutes will be available at​category/​firstnet.

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Dated: June 20, 2013.

Kathy D. Smith,

Chief Counsel.

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[FR Doc. 2013-15131 Filed 6-24-13; 8:45 am]