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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 of Commerce for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on spectrum management policy matters.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on August 1, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder Campus, 325 Broadway Street, Boulder, CO 80305. Additional information regarding the location and registration for attendance at this meeting is included in the Supplementary Information section, below. Public comments may be mailed to Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4600, Washington, DC 20230 or emailed to dreed@ntia.doc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

David J. Reed, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 482-5955 or dreed@ntia.doc.gov; and/or visit NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/​category/​csmac.

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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 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/​files/​ntia/​publications/​csmac_​2015_​charter_​renewal_​2-26-15.pdf.

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/​category/​csmac.

Matters to Be Considered: The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary to assist in developing and maintaining spectrum management policies that enable the United States to maintain or strengthen its global leadership role in the introduction of communications technology, services, and innovation; Start Printed Page 46058thus expanding the economy, adding jobs, and increasing international trade, while at the same time providing for the expansion of existing technologies and supporting the country's homeland security, national defense, and other critical needs of government missions. The Committee will hear reports of the following Subcommittees:

1. Federal Access to Non-Federal Bands (Bi-directional Sharing)

2. Agency and Industry Collaboration

3. Measurement and Sensing in the 5 GHz Band

4. Spectrum Access System (SAS)/Spectrum Database International Extension

5. Fifth Generation (5G) Wireless

NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/​category/​csmac, prior to the meeting. To the extent that the meeting time and agenda permit, any member of the public may speak to or otherwise address the Committee regarding the agenda items. See Open Meeting and Public Participation Policy, available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/​category/​csmac.

Time and Date: The meeting will be held on August 1, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. MDT. The meeting time and the agenda topics are subject to change. The meeting will be available via two-way audio link and may be webcast. Please refer to NTIA's Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/​category/​csmac, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda and access information.

Place: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder Campus, 325 Broadway Street, Boulder, CO 80305. The specific location is PML Building 81, Conference Room A116. All attendees, including both committee members and meeting observers, must pre-register in order to gain entry to the NIST campus. To register, please visit: https://appam.certain.com/​profile/​form/​index.cfm?​PKformID=​0x310288cc0. Security and campus instructions will be sent via email to registered attendees prior to the meeting date. Valid photo identification must be presented at the main gate. All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the meeting will be required to provide additional information in order to complete registration. For directions to NIST, please visit: http://www.nist.gov/​public_​affairs/​visitor/​boulder-visitor-info.cfm.

The meeting will be open to the public and members of the press on a first-come, first-served basis as space is limited. The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Mr. Reed at (202) 482-5955 or dreed@ntia.doc.gov at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.

Status: Interested parties are invited to attend 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 a meeting may send them via postal mail to Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4600, Washington, DC 20230. It would be helpful if paper submissions also include a compact disc (CD) that contains the comments in Microsoft Word and/or PDF file formats. CDs should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer. Alternatively, comments may be submitted via electronic mail to dreed@ntia.doc.gov and should also be in one or both of the file formats specified above. Comments must be received five (5) business days before the scheduled meeting date in order to provide sufficient time for review. Comments received after this date will be distributed to the Committee, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting.

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, member list, agendas, minutes, and reports are available on NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/​category/​csmac.

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Dated: July 12, 2016.

Kathy D. Smith,

Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2016-16757 Filed 7-14-16; 8:45 am]

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