[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 44 (Tuesday, March 6, 2012)]
[Pages 13322-13323]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5410]



[CG Docket No. 12-39; DA 12-220]

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 rules, which were 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 termination.

DATES: Comments are due on or before April 5, 2012, and reply comments 
are due on or before April 20, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit comments, identified by [CG 
Docket No. 12-39], by any of the following methods:
    [ssquf] 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

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address, and the applicable docket or rulemaking number, which in this 
instance is CG Docket No. 12-39.
    [ssquf] 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.
    [ssquf] 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.
    [ssquf] 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 
Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-7349 or by email 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 12-220, 
released on February 15, 2012 in CG Docket No. 12-39.
    The full text of document DA 12-220 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 12-220 can also be downloaded in Word or 
Portable Document Format (PDF) at: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0216/DA-12-220A1.doc. The spreadsheet 
associated with document DA 12-220 listing the proceedings proposed for 
termination for dormancy is available in Excel or Portable Document 
Format at http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0215/DA-12-220A2.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 
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 rule 1.1206(b).
    In proceedings governed by rule 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 email to [email protected] or call the Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice) or (202) 418-0432 (TTY).
    Synopsis: On February 4, 2011, the Commission released document FCC 
11-16, Amendment of Certain of the Commission's Part 1 Rules of 
Practice and Procedure and Part 0 Rules of Commission Organization, 
Report and Order, 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. Thus, CGB has identified the dockets 
for possible termination in document DA 12-220. http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0215/DA-12-220A2.xls

Federal Communications Commission.
Kris Monteith,
Acting Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2012-5410 Filed 3-5-12; 8:45 am]