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Notice of Repeal of Regulations Governing the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program

Date: 
July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 
170627596–7596–01

NTIA issues this NPRM to propose the repeal of its regulations governing the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). The PTFP is a competitive grant program that helps public broadcasting stations, state and local governments, Indian Tribes, and nonprofit organizations to construct public television and radio stations. As of Fiscal Year 2011, no funds have been available for PTFP grants. NTIA is proposing to repeal its regulations governing the PTFP because the regulations are unnecessary and obsolete. Comments must be received by August 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The public may submit comments identified by [170627596– 7596–01] by email to ntiaregreform@ ntia.doc.gov or by mail to: Office of the Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4713, Washington, DC 20230. The public may also submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov (search using the docket number). Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. For further information contact Milton Brown, Deputy Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4713, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1816; facsimile: (202) 501–8013; or email: mbrown@ntia.doc.gov.