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Public Notices and Comments

Federal Register Notice: State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program Proposed Information Collection: The Department of Commerce (DOC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on continuing and proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104Ė 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Written comments must be submitted on or before February 1, 2010. (PDF 53 Kb)
December 4, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) grants for fiscal year 2010: NTIA announces the solicitation of applications for planning and construction grants for public telecommunications facilities under the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) for fiscal year (FY) 2010. (PDF 57 Kb)
December 2, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting: NTIA published a notice announcing a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee. The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum policy matters. The meeting will be held on December 9, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. (PDF 46 Kb)
November 23, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Joint Request for Information: RUS and NTIA released a joint Request for Information (RFI) seeking comment on further implementation of the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) and the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). Comments must be received by November 30, 2009. The input the agencies expect to receive from this process is intended to inform the second round of funding. (Adobe PDF 66 Kb)
November 10, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Broadband Data Transparency Workshop: NTIA will host a public meeting regarding data related to broadband Internet access that the agency collects, data needs of researchers, and future broadband research. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., on October 30, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. (PDF 47 Kb)
- Meeting information
October 22, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Online Safety and Technology Working Group Public Meeting: NTIA has published a notice announcing a public meeting of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., on November 3, 2009, from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. (PDF 47 Kb)
October 20, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting: NTIA has published a notice announcing a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee. The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum policy matters. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., on October 27, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. (PDF 46 Kb)
October 9, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Clarification regarding the period of performance for awards under the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program (Broadband Mapping Program).(PDF 50Kb)
September 9, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Online Safety and Technology Working Group Public Meeting: NTIA has published a notice announcing a public meeting of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., on September 24, 2009. Please note: The time for the meeting has been changed from that published in the Federal Register; the meeting will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. (PDF 47 Kb)
September 8, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Method of acceptance of supplemental attachments: RUS and NTIA announce additional measures to ensure that all pending electronic applications can be submitted by the extended application deadline of 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 20, 2009. All applicants must complete and submit their core application by the extended deadline. To the extent that any applicant has been unable to upload any of the attachments to the application by the extended deadline, it may submit those attachments on an appropriate electronic medium by hand-delivery no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on August 24, 2009 or postmarked no later than August 24, 2009. For applicants that choose a delivery service requiring a contact name and telephone number, that name and number is LaShemma Simmons, (888) 861-5509 [option 5]. (PDF 53 Kb)
August 20, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Extension of Application Closing Deadline for Pending Electronic Applications: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utility Service (RUS) and Commerce's NTIA announced that the application closing deadline for BIP and BTOP is extended until 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on August 20, 2009, for any electronic applications pending as of 5 p.m. ET on August 14, 2009. There are no changes to the filing instructions for paper applications. (Acrobat PDF 50 Kb)
August 18, 2009

Federal Register Notice: State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program Clarification. On August 7, 2009, NTIA released the following Notice clarifying the information collection requirements for the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program (Broadband Mapping Program).(Acrobat PDF 42 Kb)
Frequently Asked Questions: Clarification of the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA).
Updated August 11, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Broadband Technology Opportunities Program publication of OMB control number for information collection. Comments on the collection of information requirements in the BTOP NOFA are due by August 31, 2009. (Acrobat PDF 42 Kb)
July 16, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Relocation of Federal Systems in the 1710-1755 MHz Frequency Band: Review of the Initial Implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act; Notice of Inquiry, Comments are due by August 21, 2009. (Acrobat PDF 84 Kb)
Comments
July 7, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) and solicitation of applications for the Broadband Initiatives Program and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. (Acrobat PDF 321 Kb)
July 2, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program. (Acrobat PDF 167 Kb)
July 2, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (Acrobat PDF 301 Kb)
July 2, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Buy American Exemption under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Acrobat PDF 56 Kb)
July 1, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Ex Parte Clarification: This Notice provides clarification regarding ex parte procedures associated with public comments on the Assessment of the Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internetís Domain Name and Addressing System, specifically as it relates to members of Congress, their staff, foreign government officials and officials of intergovernmental organizations. (Acrobat PDF 43 Kb)
June 17, 2009

Federal Register Notice: E-911 Grant Program: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a joint Final Rule implementing the E-911 grant program authorized under the Ensuring Needed Help Arrives Near Callers Employing 911 (ENHANCE 911) Act of 2004. The Act authorizes grants for the implementation and operation of Phase II enhanced 911 services and for migration to an IP-enabled emergency network.
(Print version PDF 400 Kb)
June 5, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Online Safety and Technology Working Group Meeting: NTIA published a notice to announce that the first meeting of its newly formed Online Safety and Technology Working Group will be held on June 4, 2009, in Washington, D.C. This meeting was originally scheduled for May 22, 2009.
May 21, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program: Notice to provide the guidelines for the Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program (Upgrade Program) and to announce the availability of approximately $44 million for awards under this program.
May 12, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Call for Applications for Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee: NTIA is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Department of Commerceís Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two-year terms.
May 6, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Assessment of the Transition of the Technical Coordination and Management of the Internetís Domain Name and Addressing System: NTIA seeks comment regarding the upcoming expiration of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). NOTE: Contact Information Correction: The correct telephone number to contact Suzanne R. Sene, Office of International Affairs, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, is (202) 482-3167. (Acrobat PDF 23 Kb)
April 24, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Notice of Availability of a Final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program: NTIA published the Final FONSI to evaluate the environmental impact of the Public Safety Interoperable Communications Grant Program. (Acrobat PDF 47 Kb)
April 24, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Low Power Upgrade Program Withdrawal: NTIA withdraws the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking soliciting comments on the implementation of the Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program. (Acrobat PDF 42 Kb)
April 20, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Final Rule for Corrections to Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management: NTIA hereby makes certain changes regarding the revisions to and the public availability of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management. (Acrobat PDF 47 Kb)
April 13, 2009

Federal Register Notice: PTFP Notice of Availability of Funds: NTIA announces that $18 million has been appropriated for fiscal year 2009 grants for the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program. Funds will be available for applications submitted by the originally announced deadline of December 18, 2008, as well as applications for certain digital television Distributed Transmission System (DTS) projects and replacement translator projects.
April 8, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Broadband Grant Programs Meetings Clarification: As a result of the overwhelming demand from interested parties for meetings and the expedited time frames in the Recovery Act for making the broadband grant, loan, and loan guarantee funds available, NTIA will not able to accommodate all meeting requests received. The agency, however, does reserve the right to schedule such ex parte meetings as necessary to fulfill the needs of the Broadband Grant Program.
March 18, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Joint Broadband Technology Opportunities Program Request for Information: Pursuant to Section 6001 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Commerce's NTIA and Agriculture's RUS will hold a series of public meetings about the new broadband programs beginning on March 16, 2009. Through this notice, guidance is provided as to the matters to be discussed at these public meetings and the categories of information with respect to which interested parties may submit comments.
(Print version PDF 48 Kb)
Comment form
Updated March 12, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Amendments to the Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Program to Implement the DTV Delay Act (Acrobat 54 Kb)
Updated March 12, 2009

Federal Register Notice: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Broadband Initiatives The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Rural Development, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a public meeting on March 10, 2009, in connection with the Broadband Initiatives funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law No. 111-5.
Dated February 27, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Public Notice of Broadband Grant Programs Meetings: NTIA will begin holding meetings with interested parties on Monday, March 2, 2009, in connection with the broadband grant programs described in the Broadband Data Services Improvement Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. All interested parties are invited to schedule a meeting.
Dated February 24, 2009

Federal Register Notice: Clarification of Online Safety and Technology Working Group Notice: NTIA is clarifying a notice published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008 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 (OSTWG).
Dated February 24, 2009

Federal Register Notice: On February 11, 2009, the President signed into law the DTV Delay Act. Section 2 of the DTV Delay Act amends subsection 3008(a) of the Deficit Reduction Act to extend the date by which low power television stations may apply for a grant through the Conversion Program from February 17, 2009, until June 12, 2009. Accordingly, NTIA announces that it has changed the application closing date for Conversion Program grants.
Posted February 13, 2009

Federal Register Notice: NTIA has extended the solicitation period for applications for the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) replacement digital television translator projects. NTIA will accept applications for these projects until Monday, May 18, 2009.(Acrobat PDF, 58 Kb)
Posted January 30, 2009

Federal Register Notice: NTIA has amended the system of records regarding the DTV Converter Box Coupon Program to allow for the collection of additional personally identifiable information, namely the name of nursing home facilities. (Acrobat PDF, 58 Kb)
Posted January 14, 2009


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