Common carrier services: band,

[Federal Register: February 16, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 30)]

[Proposed Rules]

[Page 7577]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

[DOCID:fr16fe99-24]

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Parts 2 and 25

[ET Docket No. 98-206; DA 99-284]

Fixed Satellite Service and Terrestrial System in the Ku-Band

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of time for comments.

SUMMARY: This document extends the time to file comments on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making which published in the Federal Register of January 12, 1999, (64 FR 1786). Comments on this notice were due February 16, 1999, and reply comments were due on or before March 15, 1999. Pursuant to a request by the Boeing Company, the Commission is extending the time to file comments to afford interested parties the necessary time to coordinate and file substantive comments for the record. On February 5, 1999, the Commission released an Order (DA 99- 284) which grants Boeing's ``Motion for Extension of Time.''

DATES: Comments must be filedon or before March 2, 1999, and reply comments on or before March 29, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, Office of the Secretary, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Derenge, Office of Engineering and Technology, (202) 418-2451.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. On November 24, 1998, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), ET Docket No. 98-206, 64 FR 1786, January 12, 1999. Comments on the NPRM were due on or before February 16, 1999, and reply comments were due on or before March 15, 1999.

  1. On February 1, 1999, the Boeing Company (``Boeing'') submitted a motion to the Commission to extend the comment and reply comment dates in the above captioned proceeding. Boeing states that it would like to incorporate into their comments detailed technical information being developed by the International Telecommunications Union, Radiocommunication Bureau, Joint Task Group 4-9-11 (``JTG 4-9-11''). Boeing argues that since a JTG 4-9-11 meeting recently concluded on January 29, 1999, commenters have little more than two weeks to analyze the outputs of the meeting and incorporate them into their comments. Boeing believes that extending the comment and reply comment dates by two weeks would permit parties to engage in a more in depth analysis of the JTG 4-9-11 information.

  2. Although the Commission does not routinely grant extensions of time in rule making proceedings, we find that Boeing has demonstrated that providing more time will enable all interested parties to submit additional information that will be materially beneficial to the record in this proceeding. Accordingly, it is ordered that the date for filing comments and reply comments in the above captioned proceeding is extended to March 2, 1999, and March 29, 1999, respectively.

  3. This action is taken pursuant to the authority found in Section 4(i) and 303 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 303; and pursuant to Sections 0.31, 0.241 and 1.46 of the Commission's Rules, 47 CFR 0.31, 0.241 and 1.46.

List of Subjects

47 CFR Part 2

Communications equipment, Radio.

47 CFR Part 25

Communications equipment, Radio, Satellites.

Federal Communications Commission. Dale N. Hatfield, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology.

[FR Doc. 99-3576Filed2-12-99; 8:45 am]

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