[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 243 (Thursday, December 18, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 75530]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29590]



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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Parts 1 and 27

[RM-11395, GN Docket No. 12-268, WT Docket Nos. 14-170, 05-211; DA 14-
1784]


Updating Competitive Bidding Rules; Extension of Comment and 
Reply Comment Periods

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rules; extension of comment and reply comment 
deadlines.

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SUMMARY: The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau extends the deadline 
for filing comments and reply comments on its Competitive Bidding 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Competitive Bidding NPRM), which sought 
comment on the revision of certain part 1 competitive bidding rules and 
provided notice of the Commission's intention to resolve longstanding 
petitions for reconsideration.

DATES: Comments are due on or before January 23, 2015, and reply 
comments are due on or before February 12, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the Competitive Bidding NPRM, 
identified by GN Docket No. 12-268 and WT Docket Nos. 14-170, 05-211, 
by any of the following methods:
    [ssquf] Electronic Filers: Federal Communication Commission's 
Electronic Comments Filing System (ECFS): http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    [ssquf] Paper Filers: 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 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). 
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.
    [ssquf] People with Disabilities: To request materials in 
accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, 
electronic files, or audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or 
call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 
(voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 
Auctions and Spectrum Access Division: Leslie Barnes at (202) 418-0660.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau's Order (Order) in GN Docket No. 12-268, DA 
14-1784, adopted and released on December 8, 2014. The complete text of 
this document is available for public inspection and copying from 8:00 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday or from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 
a.m. ET on Fridays in the FCC Reference Information Center, 445 12th 
Street SW., Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554. The complete text may 
be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy 
and Printing, Inc. (BCPI), telephone 202-488-5300, facsimile 202-488-
5563, or by contacting BCPI on its Web site: http://www.BCPIWEB.com. 
The complete text is also available on the Commission's Web site at 
http://wireless.fcc.gov, or by using the search function on the ECFS 
Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/.

Summary

    The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (Bureau) released an Order 
on December 8, 2014, which extends the comment and reply comment filing 
deadlines established in the Competitive Bidding NPRM, 79 FR 68172, 
November 14, 2014. The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) 
adopted the Competitive Bidding NPRM on October 1, 2014, proposing to 
reform certain of its general part 1 rules governing competitive 
bidding for spectrum licenses to reflect changes in the marketplace. 
The Commission expressed its intention to act on the issues raised in 
the Competitive Bidding NPRM in time to allow all parties to account 
for any changes while planning for the broadcast incentive auction. 
Extending the deadlines for comments and reply comments in response to 
the Competitive Bidding NPRM will increase the likelihood that 
interested parties will be able to take into account more complete 
information about the results of the bidding in Auction 97 and thereby 
promote a more comprehensive record in the proceeding, without 
jeopardizing the Bureau's ability to act on the Competitive Bidding 
NPRM sufficiently in advance of the upcoming broadcast incentive 
auction. Pursuant to sections 4(i), 4(j), and 5(c) of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and pursuant to the authority 
delegated in 47 CFR 0.131 and 0.331, the Bureau extends the deadlines 
for filing comments and reply comments until January 23, 2015, and 
February 12, 2015.

Federal Communications Commission.
Gary D. Michaels,
Deputy Chief, Auctions and Spectrum Access Division, WTB.
[FR Doc. 2014-29590 Filed 12-17-14; 8:45 am]
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