[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 46 (Tuesday, March 10, 1998)]
[Page 11677]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-6215]



Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting Thursday, March 12, 

    The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on 
the subjects listed below on Thursday, March 12, 1998, which is 
scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. in Room 856, at 1919 M Street, NW., 
Washington, DC.

Item No., Bureau, Subject

1--Cable Services--Title: Implementation of Section 551 of the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996; Video Programming Ratings (CS Docket 
No. 97-55). Summary: The Commission will determine whether distributors 
of video programming (1) have established acceptable voluntary rules 
for rating video programming and (2) have agreed voluntarily to 
broadcast signals that contain ratings of such programming.
2--Office of Engineering and Technology--Title: Technical Requirements 
to Enable Blocking of Video Programming Based on Program Ratings; 
Implementation of Sections 551(c), (d), and (e) of the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996 (ET Docket No. 97-206). Summary: The 
Commission will consider action concerning technical rules for the 
implementation of ``V-Chip'' program blocking technology.
3--Mass Media--Title: 1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Review of the 
Commission's Broadcast Ownership Rules and Other Rules Adopted Pursuant 
to Section 202 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Summary: The 
Commission will review its broadcast ownership rules as part of the 
regulatory reform review adopted by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

    Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from 
Maureen Peratino or David Fiske, Office of Public Affairs, telephone 
number (202) 418-0500.
    Copies of materials adopted at this meeting can be purchased from 
the FCC's duplicating contractor, International Transcription Services, 
Inc. (ITS, Inc.) at (202) 857-3800 or fax (202) 857-3805 and 857-3184. 
These copies are available in paper format and alternative media, 
including large print/type; digital disk; and audio tape. ITS may be 
reached by e-mail: [email protected]. Their Internet address is 
    This meeting can be viewed over George Mason University's Capitol 
Connection. For information on this service call (703) 993-3100. The 
audio portion of the meeting will be broadcast live on the Internet via 
the FCC's Internet audio broadcast page at <http://www.fcc.gov/
realaudio/>. The meeting can also be heard via telephone, for a fee, 
from National Narrowcast Network, telephone (202) 966-2211 or fax (202) 
966-1770; and from Conference Call USA (available only outside the 
Washington, DC. metropolitan area), telephone 1-800-962-0044. Audio and 
video tapes of this meeting can be purchased from Infocus, 341 Victory 
Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, telephone (703) 834-0100; fax number (703) 

    Dated March 5, 1998.

Federal Communications Commission.
Magalie Roman Salas,
[FR Doc. 98-6215 Filed 3-6-98; 11:11 am]