First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting 06/04/2013 (HTML)

Date: 
April 05, 2013

First Responder Network Authority Board Meeting

Action

Notice Of Open Public Meeting.

Summary

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene an open public meeting of the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

DATES:

The meeting will be held on June 4, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES:

Board members will meet in the Cotton II Room at the Westin Westminster Hotel, 10600 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, Colorado, 80020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Uzoma Onyeije, Secretary, FirstNet, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230: telephone (202) 482-0016; email uzoma@firstnet.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This notice informs the public that the FirstNet Board has scheduled a meeting on June 4, 2013, in Westminster, Colorado. [1] The June 4 Board meeting will be held in conjunction with the Public Safety Communications Research Program (PSCR) 2013 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Conference, organized to discuss public safety's opportunities and challenges associated with deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network. For information on the conference, please visit http://www.pscr.gov/about_pscr/highlights/psbb_062013/psbb_june_2013_stakeholder_mtg_info.php

Background: The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act), Public Law 112-96, 126 Stat. 156 (2012), created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as an independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (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. The FirstNet Board held its first public meeting on September 25, 2012.

Matters To Be Considered: NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, prior to the meeting on June 4, 2013. The agenda topics are subject to change. The Board may, by a majority vote, close a portion of the 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. 1424(e)(2).

Time and Date: The meeting will be held on June 4, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time. The time is subject to change.

Place: Board members will meet in the Cotton II Room at the Westin Westminster Hotel, 10600 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, Colorado 80020.

Other Information: The meeting is open to the public and press. Given the space limitations of the meeting room, members of the public wishing to attend the meeting in person will be directed to the Westminster Ballroom at the Westin Westminster Hotel, 10600 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, Colorado 80020, where they can observe the meeting by video.

The meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Uzoma Onyeije, Secretary, FirstNet, at (202) 482-0016 or uzoma@firstnet.gov at least five (5) business days before the meeting.

The meeting will also be webcast. Please refer to NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet for webcast instructions and other information. If you have technical questions regarding the webcast, please contact Charles Franz at cfranz@ntia.doc.gov. Access details for these meetings are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet for the most current information.

Records: NTIA maintains records of all Board proceedings. Board minutes will be available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/firstnet.

Dated: April 1, 2013.

Kathy D. Smith,

Chief Counsel.

[FR Doc. 2013-07877 Filed 4-4-13; 8:45 am]

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Footnotes

1. On November 9, 2012, NTIA published a notice in the Federal Register noting that a public meeting of the FirstNet Board would be held on June 11, 2013, in San Francisco, California, and that NTIA would publish a future notice for this meeting. 77 FR 67342 (Nov. 9, 2012). This notice provides an update to correct the date, time, and location information for the Board's June 2013 meeting.