[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 127 (Friday, July 1, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38638-38639]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16542]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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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 on spectrum management policy matters.

DATES: The meeting will be held on July 27, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 4 
p.m., Mountain Daylight Savings Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Institute for 
Telecommunication Sciences, Conference Room 1107, 325 Broadway, 
Boulder, Colorado. Public comments may be mailed to Commerce Spectrum 
Management Advisory Committee, National

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Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Room 4099, Washington, DC 20230 or e-mailed to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce M. Washington, Designated 
Federal Officer, at (202) 482-6415 or [email protected]; and/or 
visit NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/advisory/spectrum.

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 maximize their public 
benefits; keep wireless networks open to innovation as possible; and 
make wireless services available to all Americans (See charter, at 
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/advisory/spectrum/csmac_charter.html). 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/advisory/spectrum.
    Matters To Be Considered: The Committee will receive 
recommendations from sub-committees on matters related to the 
accomplishment of the President's ten-year goal of identifing 500 
megahertz for wireless broadband. The Sharing, Unlicensed, and Spectrum 
Management Improvements Sub-committees will provide an in-progress 
report on the status of their determinations and findings and 
facilitate discussion on recommended next steps. NTIA will post a 
detailed agenda on its Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, prior to the 
meeting. There also will be an opportunity for public comment at the 
meeting.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held on July 27, 2011 from 1 
p.m. to 4 p.m., Mountain Daylight Savings Time. The times and the 
agenda topics are subject to change. The meeting may be webcast or made 
available via audio link. Please refer to NTIA's Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda and access 
information.
    Place: The meeting will be held at the Institute for 
Telecommunication Sciences, Conference Room 1107, 325 Broadway, 
Boulder, Colorado. The meeting will be open to the public and press on 
a first-come, first-served basis. 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. Washington, at (202) 482-6415 
or [email protected], at least five (5) business days before the 
meeting. In order to gain access to the site (ITS), all attendees are 
required to have two forms of identification (one MUST be a photo). 
Details regarding access to the facility are available at http://www.boulder.nist.gov/police/Foreign_Nationals.html.
    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 this meeting must send them to NTIA's 
Washington, DC office at the above-listed address and comments must be 
received by close of business on July 18, 2011, to provide sufficient 
time for review. Comments received after July 18, 2011, will be 
distributed to the Committee, but may not be reviewed prior to the 
meeting. Paper submissions must also include a compact disc (CD) in 
HTML, ASCII, Word or WordPerfect format. CDs must be labeled with the 
name and organizational affiliation of the filer, and the specified 
name of the word processing program and version used to create the 
document. Alternatively, comments may be submitted electronically to 
[email protected]. Comments provided via electronic mail 
also may be submitted in one or more of the formats specified above.
    Records: NTIA maintains records of all Committee proceedings. 
Committee records are available for public inspection at the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. 
Documents including the Committee's charter, membership list, agendas, 
minutes, and any reports are available on NTIA's Committee Web page at 
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/advisory/spectrum.

     Dated: June 27, 2011.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-16542 Filed 6-30-11; 8:45 am]
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