[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 39 (Monday, February 28, 2011)]
[Page 10898]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4398]



Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory 
Committee Act; Emergency Response Interoperability Center Public Safety 
Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this 
document advises interested persons that the FCC Emergency Response 
Interoperability Center Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) will 
hold its first meeting on March 15, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Commission 
Meeting Room of the Federal Communications Commission.

DATES: March 15, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, Room TW-C305 (Commission 
Meeting Room), 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene Fullano, Designated Federal 
Official for PSAC at (202) 418-0492 (voice) or [email protected] 
(e-mail); or Brian Hurley, Deputy Designated Federal Official for PSAC 
at (202) 418-2220 (voice) or [email protected] (e-mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PSAC is a Federal Advisory Committee 
that will provide recommendations to assist the Commission and the 
Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC) in implementing the 
following policy objectives: (1) The adoption of technical and 
operational requirements and procedures to ensure a nationwide level of 
interoperability for the public safety broadband network; (2) the 
adoption and implementation of requirements and procedures to address 
operability, roaming, priority access, gateway functions and 
interfaces, the interconnectivity of public safety broadband networks, 
and other matters related to the functioning of the nationwide public 
safety broadband network; (3) the adoption of authentication and 
encryption requirements for common public safety broadband applications 
and network use; (4) the coordination of ERIC's policies with other 
entities, including other Federal agencies; and (5) such other policies 
for which ERIC may have responsibilities from time to time. On August 
6, 2010, the FCC, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, filed 
the charter for the PSAC for a period of two years through August 6, 
    Matters to be considered at this meeting include the duties set 
forth in the PSAC charter, the process for completing its tasks, and 
committee structure. Topics likely to be covered at this meeting 
include: the interoperability of 700 MHz public safety broadband 
networks with other public safety networks, including both narrowband 
networks and broadband networks; user applications; security and 
authentication features; and network evolution. A more detailed agenda 
will be released prior to the meeting.
    Members of the general public may attend the meeting, and the FCC 
will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible; however, 
admittance will be limited to seating availability. The Commission will 
also provide audio and/or video coverage of the meeting over the 
Internet from the FCC's Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live.
    Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable 
accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. 
Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to 
[email protected] or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau 
at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). Such requests should 
include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In 
addition, please include a way the FCC can contact the requester if 
more information is needed to fill the request. Please allow at least 
five days' advance notice; last minute requests will be accepted, but 
may not be possible to accommodate.
    The public may submit written comments before the meeting to Gene 
Fullano, the FCC's Designated Federal Official for the PSAC, by e-mail 
to [email protected] or U.S. Postal Service Mail to Gene Fullano, 
Associate Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal 
Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 7-C738, 
Washington, DC 20554.

    Federal Communications Commission.
Jennifer A. Manner,
Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2011-4398 Filed 2-25-11; 8:45 am]