[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 118 (Monday, June 20, 2011)]
[Pages 35892-35893]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15292]



[CG Docket No. 11-99 DA 11-992]

Termination of Dormant Proceedings

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission, via the Consumer and 
Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB), seeks comment on whether certain 
docketed Commission proceedings should be terminated as dormant. The 
Commission's procedural and organizational rules, which were recently 
revised to streamline and improve the agency's docket management 
practices, delegate authority to the Chief, CGB to periodically review 
all open dockets and, in consultation with the responsible Bureaus or 
Offices, to identify those dockets that appear to be candidates for 

DATES: Comments are due on or before July 20, 2011, and reply comments 
are due on or before August 4, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit comments, identified by [CG 
Docket No. 11-99], by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically 
using the Internet by accessing the Commission's Electronic Comment 
Filing System (ECFS) at http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Filers should 
follow the instructions provided on the Web site for submitting 
comments. In completing the transmittal screen, ECFS filers should 
include their full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the 
applicable docket or rulemaking number, which in this instance is CG 
Docket No. 11-99.
     Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must 
file an original and one copy of each filing. Filings can be sent by 
hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by 
first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be 
addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, 
Federal Communications Commission.
     All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings 
for the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 
445 12th Street, SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing 
hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together 
with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be 
disposed of before entering the building.
     Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service 
Express mail and Priority mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton 
Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal Service first class, 
Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington DC 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothy Stifflemire, Consumer and 
Government Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-7349 or by e-mail at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Public Notice, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Seeks Comment 
on Termination of Certain Proceedings as Dormant, document DA 11-992, 
released on June 3, 2011 in CG Docket No. 11-99.
    The full text of document DA 11-992 and copies of any subsequently 
filed documents in this matter will be available for public inspection 
and copying via ECFS, and during regular business hours at the FCC 
Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 
CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554. Copies may also be purchased from the 
Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 
Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, 
telephone (800) 378-3160, fax: (202) 488-5563, or Internet: 
www.bcpiweb.com. Document DA 11-992 can also be downloaded in Word or 
Portable Document Format (PDF) at: http://www.fcc.gov/document/consumer-governmental-affairs-bureau-seeks-comment-termination-certain-proceedings-dormant. The spreadsheet associated with document DA 11-992 
listing the proceedings proposed for termination for dormancy, is 
available in Excel at: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-11-992A2.xls.
    Pursuant to 47 CFR 1.415 and 1.419, interested parties may file 
comments and reply comments on or before the respective dates indicated 
in the DATES section of this document. Pursuant to 47 CFR 1.1200 et. 
seq., this matter shall be treated as a ``permit-but-disclose'' 
proceeding in accordance with the Commission's ex parte rules. Persons 
making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written 
presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within 
two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline 
applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral ex 
parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the 
presentation must: (1) List all persons

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attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex 
parte presentation was made; and (2) summarize all data presented and 
arguments made during the presentation. If the presentation consisted 
in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments already 
reflected in the presenter's written comments, memoranda or other 
filings in the proceeding, the presenter may provide citations to such 
data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other 
filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where 
such data or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them in the 
memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex 
parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must 
be filed consistent with 47 CFR 1.1206(b). In proceedings governed by 
47 CFR 1.49(f) or for which the Commission has made available a method 
of electronic filing, written ex parte presentations and memoranda 
summarizing oral ex parte presentations, and all attachments thereto, 
must be filed through the electronic comment filing system available 
for that proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g., 
.doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable .pdf). Participants in this proceeding 
should familiarize themselves with the Commission's ex parte rules. To 
request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities 
(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail 
to [email protected] or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau 
at (202) 418-0530 (voice) or (202) 418-0432 (TTY).


    On February 4, 2011, the Commission released Amendment of Certain 
of the Commission's Part 1 Rules of Practice and Procedure and Part 0 
Rules of Commission Organization, Report and Order, FCC 11-16, in GC 
Docket No. 10-44, published at 76 FR 24383, May 2, 2011, which revised 
portions of its Part 1--Practice and Procedure and Part 0--
Organizational rules.
    The revised rules, in part, delegate authority to the Chief, CGB to 
periodically review all open dockets and, in consultation with the 
responsible Bureaus or Offices, to identify those dockets that appear 
to be candidates for termination. These candidates include dockets in 
which no further action is required or contemplated, as well as those 
in which no pleadings or other documents have been filed for several 
years. However, the Commission specified that proceedings in which 
petitions addressing the merits are pending should not be terminated, 
absent the parties' consent. The termination of a dormant proceeding 
also includes dismissal as moot of any pending petition, motion, or 
other request for relief that is procedural in nature or otherwise does 
not address the merits of the proceeding.
    Prior to the termination of any particular proceeding, the 
Commission was directed to issue a public notice identifying the 
dockets under consideration for termination and affording interested 
parties an opportunity to comment.

Federal Communications Commission.
Joel Gurin,
Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2011-15292 Filed 6-17-11; 8:45 am]