National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Notice of Open Public Meeting of the First Responder Network Authority.
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will convene an open public meeting on December 17, 2013.
The Board meeting will be held on December 17, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time.
The meeting will be held in Grand Ballroom 1 of the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, Colorado 80207.
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Uzoma Onyeije, Secretary, FirstNet, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230: Telephone (202) 482-0016; email email@example.com. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002.
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This notice informs the public that the FirstNet Board has scheduled a meeting on December 17, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.
Background: The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act), Public Law 112-96, 126 Stat. 156 (2012), created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as an independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (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. The FirstNet Board held its first public meeting on September 25, 2012.
Matters to Be Considered: NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, prior to the meeting on December 17. The agenda topics are subject to change. The Board may, by a majority vote, close a portion of the 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).Start Printed Page 72668
Time and Date: The Board meeting will be held on December 17, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The times are subject to change.
Place: Board members will meet in Grand Ballroom 1 of the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, Colorado 80207. Please refer to NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet for the most current information.
Other Information: This meeting is open to the public and press. Given the space limitations of the meeting room, members of the public wishing to attend the meetings in person will be directed to Crystal Ballroom 1 of the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, Colorado 80207, where they can observe the meetings by video. The meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Uzoma Onyeije, Secretary, FirstNet, at (202) 482-0016 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least five (5) business days before the meeting.
The meeting will also be webcast. Please refer to NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet http://www.ntia.doc.gov/firstnet-public-meetings for webcast instructions and other information. If you have technical questions regarding the webcast, please contact Charles Franz at email@example.com.
Records: NTIA maintains records of all Board proceedings. Board minutes will be available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet.
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Dated: November 27, 2013.
Deputy Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2013-28936 Filed 12-2-13; 8:45 am]
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