[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 19, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 16827-16828]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06315]



47 CFR Part 95

[GN Docket No. 12-354; DA 13-298]

Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission extends the deadline for 
filing reply comments on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), in 
this proceeding, which was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 
1188, January 8, 2013. Reply comments are now due on April 5, 2013.

DATES: Submit reply comments on or before April 5, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by GN Docket No. 12-354; 
FCC 12-148, by any of the following methods:
     Federal Communications Commission's Web Site: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Follow the instructions for submitting 
     Mail: All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper 
filings for the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC 
Headquarters at 445 12th St. SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. 
The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 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.
     People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request 
reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language 
interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: [email protected] or phone: 202-418-
0530 or TTY: 202-418-0432.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Powell, Attorney Advisor, 
Wireless Bureau's Mobility Division, at (202) 418-1613 or email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's Order 
(Order) in GN Docket No. 12-354, DA 13-298, adopted and released 
February 28, 2013, which extends the reply

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comment filing deadline established in the NPRM published under FCC No. 
12-148 at 78 FR 1188, January 8, 2013. The full text of this document 
is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in 
the FCC Reference Center, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. 
The complete text may be purchased from the Commission's copy 
contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-
B402, Washington, DC 20554, (202)488-5300, facsimile (202) 488-5563, or 
via email at [email protected]. The full text may also be downloaded at: 
www.fcc.gov. Alternative formats are available to persons with 
disabilities by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling the 
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-
418-0432 (tty).


    1. On December 12, 2012 the Commission released an NPRM in the 
above captioned proceeding proposing to create a Citizens Broadband 
Service in the 3.5 GHz Band for innovative small cell uses. The NPRM 
established February 20, 2013 as the deadline for comments and March 
22, 2013 as the deadline for reply comments.
    2. Following the release of the NPRM, the Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau and Office of Engineering and Technology 
announced that they would hold a public workshop on the 3.5 GHz NPRM on 
March 13, 2013. As announced, the workshop will focus on small cell 
technology ``in the context of the 3.5 GHz Band as well as database and 
dynamic spectrum sharing technologies that could be utilized to managed 
access to the Band.'' The workshop will likely elicit detailed 
discussions about many aspects of the NPRM, and will take place only 
seven business days prior to the reply comment deadline. In the 
interest of developing a comprehensive record in response to the NPRM, 
including through the workshop and in response to ideas explored at the 
workshop, the Commission extends the reply deadline established in the 
NPRM for two weeks on its own motion. Accordingly, reply comments in 
the above-captioned proceeding are due April 5, 2013.

Ordering Clause

    3. Pursuant to sections 4(i), 4(j), and 5(c) of the Communications 
Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 154(j), 155(c), and pursuant 
to the authority delegated in sections 0.31, 0.51, 0.131, 0.241, 0.261, 
and 0.331 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 0.31, 0.51, 0.131, 0.241, 
0.261, 0.331, we extend the reply comment deadline for the above 
proceeding as discussed herein
    4. This action is taken under delegated authority pursuant to 
sections 0.131 and 0.331 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 0.131, and 
    5. A copy of the NPRM, including the Initial Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis, has been sent to the Chief Counsel of Advocacy of the Small 
Business Administration.

Federal Communications Commission.
Ruth Milkman,
Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2013-06315 Filed 3-18-13; 8:45 am]