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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 April 22, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

ADDRESSES:

This meeting will be conducted in an electronic format and open to the public via audio teleconference (866-652-3435 participant code 28570198). Public comments may be emailed to dreed@ntia.gov or mailed to Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4600, Washington, DC 20230.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

David J. Reed, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 482-5955 or dreed@ntia.gov; and/or visit NTIA's website at https://www.ntia.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 https://www.ntia.doc.gov/​files/​ntia/​publications/​csmac_​signed_​charter_​9-30-17.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.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; thus expanding the economy, adding jobs, and increasing international trade, while at the same time providing for the Start Printed Page 19749expansion of existing technologies and supporting the country's homeland security, national defense, and other critical needs of government missions. NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its website, http://www.ntia.gov/​category/​csmac, prior to the meeting. To the extent that the meeting time and agenda permit, any member of the public may address the Committee regarding the agenda items. See Open Meeting and Public Participation Policy, available at http://www.ntia.gov/​category/​csmac.

Time and Date: The meeting will be held on April 22, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. The meeting time and the agenda topics are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA's website, http://www.ntia.gov/​category/​csmac, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda and access information.

Place: This meeting will be conducted in an electronic format and open to the public via audio teleconference. Individuals requiring accommodations are asked to notify Mr. Reed at (202) 482-5955 or dreed@ntia.gov at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.

Status: Interested parties are invited to join the teleconference 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 the meeting are strongly encouraged to submit their comments in Microsoft Word and/or PDF format via electronic mail to dreed@ntia.gov. Comments may also be sent 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 one or both of the file formats specified above. CDs should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer. 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. Additionally, please note that there may be a delay in the distribution of comments submitted via postal mail to Committee members.

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 website at http://www.ntia.gov/​category/​csmac.

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Dated: April 3, 2020.

Kathy Smith,

Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2020-07393 Filed 4-7-20; 8:45 am]

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