[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 170 (Tuesday, September 3, 2013)]
[Pages 54241-54242]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21351]



National Telecommunications and Information Administration

First Responder Network Authority Board Special Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting of the First Responder Network 


SUMMARY: The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) 
will hold a Special Meeting via telephone conference (teleconference) 
on September 5, 2013.

DATES: The Special Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013, 
from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: The Special Meeting will be conducted via teleconference. 
Members of the public may listen to the meeting by dialing toll-free 1 
(888) 469-3306 and using passcode ``FirstNet.'' Due to the limited 
number of ports, attendance via teleconference will be on a first-come, 
first-served basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Uzoma Onyeije, Secretary, FirstNet, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20230: telephone (202) 482-0016; email [email protected]. Please 
direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-

    Background: The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 

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(Act), Public Law 112-96, 126 Stat. 156 (2012), created FirstNet as an 
independent authority within the NTIA. The Act directs FirstNet to 
establish a single nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband 
network. The FirstNet Board is responsible for making strategic 
decisions regarding FirstNet's operations. As provided in Section 4.08 
of the FirstNet Bylaws, the Board through this Notice provides at least 
two days' notice of a Special Meeting of the Board to be held on 
September 5, 2013. The Board may, by a majority vote, close a portion 
of the Special Meeting as necessary to preserve the confidentiality of 
commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential, 
to discuss personnel matters, or to discuss legal matters affecting 
FirstNet, including pending or potential litigation. See 47 U.S.C. 
    Matters to Be Considered: NTIA will post an agenda for the Special 
Meeting on its Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet 
prior to the meeting. The agenda topics are subject to change.
    Time and Date: The Special Meeting will be held on September 5, 
2013, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The times and dates 
are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet for the most up-to-date information.
    Other Information: The teleconference for the Special Meeting is 
open to the public. On the date and time of the Special Meeting, 
members of the public may call toll-free 1 (888) 469-3306 and use 
passcode ``FirstNet'' to listen to the meeting. If you experience 
technical difficulties, please contact Helen Shaw by telephone (202) 
482-1157; or via email [email protected]. Public access will be 
limited to listen-only. Due to the limited number of ports, attendance 
via teleconference will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The 
Special Meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals 
requiring accommodations are asked to notify Mr. Onyeije, by telephone 
(202) 482-0016 or email [email protected], at least two days (2) 
business days before the meeting.
    Records: NTIA maintains records of all Board proceedings. Board 
minutes will be available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet.

    Dated: August 28, 2013.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2013-21351 Filed 8-30-13; 8:45 am]