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2008 Public Notices and Comments

Public Comments: NTIA Submits Comments to ICANN’s public consultation on new generic top level domains (gTLDs): NTIA, on behalf of the United States government, submitted comment on a series of interrelated documents, including a draft applicant guidebook, related to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN’s) efforts to introduce new generic top level domains (gTLDs). (Acrobat PDF 738 Kb)
Posted 12-18-2008

Federal Register Notice: Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed Pilot Program: NTIA seeks comments regarding conducting Phase I of the Spectrum Sharing Innovation Test-Bed pilot program to assess whether devices employing Dynamic Spectrum Access techniques can share the frequency spectrum with land mobile radio systems.Comments are due on or before December 30, 2008. (Acrobat PDF 51 Kb)
Posted 12-15-2008

Federal Register Notice: Low-Power Television and Translator Digital Upgrade Program Application Form: NTIA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on Proposed Information Collection regarding the Low-Power Television and Translator Digital Upgrade Program Application Form, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Written comments must be submitted on or before February 13, 2009. (Acrobat PDF 51 Kb)
Posted 12-15-2008

Federal Register Notice: Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT): NTIA announces the solicitation of applications for a grant for the Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT) Program to support the acquisition of satellite communications to service Pacific Basin communities and to manage the operations of this network. Applications must be received on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, January 15, 2009. (Acrobat PDF 22 Kb)
Posted 12-05-2008

Federal Register Notice: System of Records for TV Converter Box Coupon Program: In accordance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(4) and (11), the Department of Commerce is issuing a notice of its intent to amend the system of records entitled Commerce/NTIA–1, "Applications Related to Coupons for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes." Public written comments must be submitted on or before January 2, 2009. (Adobe Acrobat 48 Kb)
Posted 12-02-2008

Public Comments: NTIA Submits Comments to FCC Regarding 700 Mhz Band: NTIA submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the matter of Service Rules for the 698-746, 747-762 and 777-792 MHz. Bands: Implementing a Nationwide, Broadband, Interoperable Public Safety Network in the 700 MHz Band (WT Docket No. 06-150; PS Docket No. 06-229) (Adobe Acrobat 1,174 Kb)
Dated 11-25-2008

Federal Register Notice: Nominations to Serve on Online Safety and Technology Working Group: NTIA is seeking nominations of individuals to represent the business community, public interest groups, and other appropriate groups interested in serving on the NTIA Online Safety and Technology Working Group for a single fifteen (15) month term to commence in January 2009. Nominations must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before December 12, 2008. (Acrobat PDF 15 Kb)
Posted 11-20-2008

Federal Register Notice: Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting: NTIA announced a public meeting of the Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee), which provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters, on December 4, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, at the United States Department of
Commerce in Washington, DC.
Posted: 11-13-2008

Federal Register Notice: NTIA Seeks Public Comments for the Deployment of Security Technology Within the Internet Domain Name System: NTIA is inviting comments regarding Domain Name and Addressing System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) implementation at the root zone. Comments are due on November 24, 2008.
DNS Security Supporting Materials
Posted 10-09-2008

Federal Register Notice: Meeting on Low-power Television and Translator Upgrade Program: NTIA will hold public meetings regarding the implementation of the Low-power Television Upgrade Program, established by Section 3009 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. The meetings will be held in Washington D.C. on October 24, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, and in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 28, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time.
Posted 10-08-2008

Federal Register Notice: Nursing Homes Residents and P.O. Box Households Now Eligible to Receive DTV Coupons: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez announced today that residents of licensed nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, assisted living facilities and households that use a post office box for mail delivery will be eligible to request coupons from the TV Converter Box Coupon Program. The rule change takes effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.
Posted 09-16-2008

Federal Register Notice: Re-opened Request for Applications for Spectrum Management Advisory Committee: NTIA is re-opening its request for applications from persons interested in serving on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two year terms to commence in December 2008. The evaluation criteria for selecting members contained in the August 1, 2008 notice shall continue to apply.
Note: Due to an administrative error, the application due date published in the Notice was incorrect. Applications must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before September 26, 2008. NTIA will publish a technical correction of this date in the Federal Register. (Acrobat PDF 55 Kb)
Posted 09-11-2008

Federal Register Notice: Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting: A Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee) will be held on Friday, September 19, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EDT, at the United States Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, DC. The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters. (Acrobat PDF 60 Kb)
Posted 09-04-2008

Federal Register Notice: Changes in the Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program: On October 29, 2007, the NTIA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the establishment of the Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program and announcing $8 million in funds available for grants. Pursuant to the requirements of the DTV Transition Assistance Act, NTIA has determined that the full funding amount is not necessary for the Conversion Program and announces the funds available for these grants to be $3.5 million. NTIA also announces certain changes in the application submission deadlines. (Acrobat PDF 53 Kb)
Posted 08-28-2008

Public Comments: NTIA Submits Comments on Draft Proposed Changes to ICANN's Registrar Accreditation Agreement: NTIA, on behalf of the Department of Commerce, submitted its views Draft Proposed Changes to ICANN's Registrar Accreditation Agreement. (Printable version, Acrobat PDF 1,362 Kb)
Posted 08-01-2008

Federal Register Notice: Call for Applications, Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee: NTIA is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two year terms to commence in December 2008. The CSMAC provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator on spectrum management matters. (Acrobat PDF 57 Kb)
Posted 08-01-2008

Public Comments: NTIA Submits Comments on Improving Institutional Confidence in ICANN: NTIA, on behalf of the Department of Commerce, submitted its views on a series of interrelated documents prepared by ICANN's President’s Strategy Committee (PSC) regarding improving institutional confidence in ICANN. (Printable version, Acrobat PDF 1,343 Kb)
Posted 07-30-2008

FCC Filing: NTIA Asks for Rule Change To Improve Airport Runway Safety: NTIA today filed a petition asking the FCC to modify its rules to allow airport service vehicles to be equipped with transmitters that would permit air traffic control to identify and control these vehicles, thereby reducing the risk of aircraft colliding with vehicles on the airport surface. (Acrobat PDF 125 Kb)
Posted 07-29-2008

Federal Register Notice of Proposed Rule Making: Changes to TV Converter Box Coupon Program Regarding Households: NTIA proposes certain changes affecting its Digital-To-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program rules such as waiving the "eligible household" application requirements for individuals residing in nursing homes or other senior care facilities. Comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST, no later than June 9, 2008. (Acrobat PDF 73Kb)
Public Comments Received
Posted 04-24-2008

Notice of Public Meeting: Mid-term Review of the Joint Project Agreement between NTIA and ICANN: NTIA will hold a public meeting on February 28, 2008, to discuss the mid-term review of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) between the Department and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The meeting will be held on February 28, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. (Printable version - Acrobat PDF 47 Kb)
Posted 01-24-2008


2007 Public Notices and Comments


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