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Notice of Public Meeting Regarding Spectrum Management
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Department of Commerce (DOC)
ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting
SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters.
DATES: The meeting will be held on April 30, 2008, from
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the
Committee to implement a recommendation of the President’s
Initiative on Spectrum Management pursuant to the President’s
November 29, 2004 Memorandum for the Heads of Executive
Departments and Agencies on the subject of “Spectrum
Management for the 21st Century.” This Committee
is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA),
5 U.S.C. App. 2, and is consistent with the National
Telecommunications and Information Administration Act,
47 U.S.C. § 904(b). The Committee provides advice
to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications
and Information on needed reforms to domestic spectrum
policies and management to enable the introduction of
new spectrum-dependent technologies and services, including
long-range spectrum planning and policy reforms for expediting
the American public's access to broadband services, public
safety, and digital television. The Committee functions
solely as an advisory body in compliance with the FACA.
Matters to Be Considered: The Committee will receive recommendations and reports from working groups of its Technical Sharing Efficiencies subcommittee and Operational Sharing Efficiencies subcommittees. It will consider matters to be taken up at its next meeting. It will also provide an opportunity for public comment on these matters.
Time and Date: The meeting will be held on April 30,
2008, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
These times and the agenda topics are subject to change.
Please refer to NTIA’s web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov,
for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.
Status: Interested parties are invited to attend and to submit written comments. Interested parties may file written comments with the Committee at any time before or after a meeting. If interested parties wish to submit written comments for consideration by the Committee in advance of this meeting, comments should be sent to the above-listed address and must be received by close of business on April 23, 2008, to provide sufficient time for review. Comments received after April 23, 2008, will be distributed to the Committee but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting. It would be helpful if paper submissions also include a three and one-half inch computer diskette in HTML, ASCII, Word or WordPerfect format (please specify version). Diskettes should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer, and the name of the word processing program used to create the document. Alternatively, comments may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments provided via electronic mail may also be submitted in one or more of the formats specified above.
Records: NTIA is keeping records of all Committee proceedings. Committee records are available for public inspection at NTIA’s office at the address above. Documents including the Committee’s charter, membership list, agendas, minutes, and any reports are or will be available on NTIA’s Committee web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/advisory/spectrum.
1 President’s Memorandum on Improving Spectrum Management for the 21st Century, 49 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 2875 (Nov. 29, 2004) (Executive Memorandum).