First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), U.S. Department of Commerce.
Notice of public meetings.
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will convene an open public meeting on June 3, 2015, preceded by open public meetings of the Board Committees on June 2, 2015.
On June 2, 2015 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, there will be sequential open public meetings of FirstNet's four Board Committees: (1) Governance and Personnel; (2) Technology; (3) Outreach; and (4) Finance. The full FirstNet Board will hold an open public meeting on June 3, 2015 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
The meetings on June 2 and June 3, 2015 will be held at the Omni San Diego Hotel, 675 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101.
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Uzoma Onyeije, Secretary, FirstNet, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S 243, Start Printed Page 27929Reston, VA 20192; telephone: (703) 648-4165; email: email@example.com. Please direct media inquiries to Ryan Oremland at (703) 648-4114.
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This notice informs the public that the Board of FirstNet will convene an open public meeting on June 3, 2015, preceded by open public meetings of the Board Committees on June 2, 2015.
Background: The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act), Public Law 112-96, 126 Stat. 156 (2012), established FirstNet as an independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration that is headed by a Board. The Act directs FirstNet to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of a 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: FirstNet will post detailed agendas of each meeting on its Web site, http://www.firstnet.gov, prior to the meetings. The agenda topics are subject to change. Please note that the subjects that will be discussed by the Committees and the Board may involve commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential, personnel matters, or other legal matters affecting FirstNet. As such, the Committee Chairs and Board Chair may call for a vote to close the meetings only for the time necessary to preserve the confidentiality of such information, pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 1424(e)(2).
Times and Dates of Meetings: On June 2, 2015, between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, there will be sequential open public meetings of FirstNet's four committees. The open public meeting of the full FirstNet Board will be held on June 3, 2015, between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
Place: The meetings on June 2 and June 3, 2015 will be held at the Omni San Diego Hotel, 675 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101.
Other Information: These meetings are open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. In order to get an accurate headcount, all expected attendees are asked to provide notice of intent to attend by sending an email to BoardRSVP@firstnet.gov. If the number of RSVPs indicates that expected attendance has reached capacity, FirstNet will respond to all subsequent notices indicating that capacity has been reached and that in-person viewing may no longer be available but that the meeting may still be viewed by webcast as detailed below. For access to the meetings, valid government issued photo identification may be requested for security reasons.
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 (703) 648-4165 or firstname.lastname@example.org, at least five (5) business days before the applicable meeting(s).
The meetings will also be webcast. Please refer to FirstNet's Web site at www.firstnet.gov for webcast instructions and other information. The meetings will also be available to interested parties by phone. To be connected to the meetings in listen-only mode by telephone, please dial (888) 997-9859 and passcode 3572169. If you have technical questions regarding the webcast, please contact Margaret Baldwin at (703) 648-4161 or by email at email@example.com.
Records: FirstNet maintains records of all Board proceedings. Minutes of the Board Meeting and the Committee meetings will be available at www.firstnet.gov.
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Dated: May 12, 2015.
Attorney Advisor, First Responder Network Authority.
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