Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions-Fall 2016

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Part XXV

Federal Communications Commission

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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Ch. I

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions--

Fall 2016

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: Twice a year, in spring and fall, the Commission publishes in the Federal Register a list in the Unified Agenda of those major items and other significant proceedings under development or review that pertain to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (U.S.C. 602). The Unified Agenda also provides the Code of Federal Regulations citations and legal authorities that govern these proceedings. The complete Unified Agenda will be published on the Internet in a searchable format at www.reginfo.gov.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maura McGowan, Telecommunications Policy Specialist, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, (202) 418-0990.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Unified Agenda of Major and Other Significant Proceedings

The Commission encourages public participation in its rulemaking process. To help keep the public informed of significant rulemaking proceedings, the Commission has prepared a list of important proceedings now in progress. The General Services Administration publishes the Unified Agenda in the Federal Register in the spring and fall of each year.

The following terms may be helpful in understanding the status of the proceedings included in this report:

Docket Number--assigned to a proceeding if the Commission has issued either a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking or a Notice of Inquiry concerning the matter under consideration. The Commission has used docket numbers since January 1, 1978. Docket numbers consist of the last two digits of the calendar year in which the docket was established plus a sequential number that begins at 1 with the first docket initiated during a calendar year (e.g., Docket No. 96-1 or Docket No. 99-1). The abbreviation for the responsible bureau usually precedes the docket number, as in ``MB Docket No. 96-222,'' which indicates that the responsible bureau is the Media Bureau. A docket number consisting of only five digits (e.g., Docket No. 29622) indicates that the docket was established before January 1, 1978.

Notice of Inquiry (NOI)--issued by the Commission when it is seeking information on a broad subject or trying to generate ideas on a given topic. A comment period is specified during which all interested parties may submit comments.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)--issued by the Commission when it is proposing a specific change to Commission rules and regulations. Before any changes are actually made, interested parties may submit written comments on the proposed revisions.

Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM)--issued by the Commission when additional comment in the proceeding is sought.

Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O)--issued by the Commission to deny a petition for rulemaking, conclude an inquiry, modify a decision, or address a petition for reconsideration of a decision.

Rulemaking (RM) Number--assigned to a proceeding after the appropriate bureau or office has reviewed a petition for rulemaking, but before the Commission has taken action on the petition.

Report and Order (R&O)--issued by the Commission to state a new or amended rule or state that the Commission rules and regulations will not be revised.

Marlene H. Dortch,

Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau--Final Rule Stage

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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464....................... Rules and Regulations 3060-AI14

Implementing the

Telephone Consumer

Protection Act (TCPA) of

1991 (CG Docket No. 02-

278).

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Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau--Long-Term Actions

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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465....................... Implementation of the 3060-AG58

Telecom Act of 1996;

Access to

Telecommunications

Service,

Telecommunications

Equipment, and Customer

Premises Equipment by

Persons With Disabilities

(WT Docket No. 96-198).

466....................... Rules and Regulations 3060-AI15

Implementing Section 225

of the Communications Act

(Telecommunications Relay

Service) (CG Docket No.

03-123).

467....................... Consumer Information, 3060-AI61

Disclosure, and Truth in

Billing and Billing

Format.

468....................... Closed-Captioning of Video 3060-AI72

Programming; CG Docket

Nos. 05-231 and 06-181

(Section 610 Review).

469....................... Accessibility of 3060-AI75

Programming Providing

Emergency Information; MB

Docket No. 12-107.

470....................... Empowering Consumers to 3060-AJ51

Avoid Bill Shock (Docket

No. 10-207).

471....................... Contributions to the 3060-AJ63

Telecommunications Relay

Services Fund (CG Docket

No. 11-47).

472....................... Empowering Consumers to 3060-AJ72

Prevent and Detect

Billing for Unauthorized

Charges (``Cramming'').

473....................... Implementation of the 3060-AJ84

Middle Class Tax Relief

and Job Creation Act of

2012/Establishment of a

Public Safety Answering

Point Do-Not-Call

Registry.

474....................... Implementation of Sections 3060-AK00

716 and 717 of the

Communications Act of

1934, as Enacted by the

Twenty-First Century

Communications and Video

Accessibility Act of 2010

(CG Docket No. 10-213).

475....................... Misuse of Internet 3060-AK01

Protocol (IP) Captioned

Telephone Service;

Telecommunications Relay

Services and Speech-to-

Speech Services; CG

Docket No. 13-24.

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Office of Engineering and Technology--Long-Term Actions

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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476....................... New Advanced Wireless 3060-AH65

Services (ET Docket No.

00-258).

477....................... Exposure to Radiofrequency 3060-AI17

Electromagnetic Fields

(ET Docket No. 10-97).

478....................... Unlicensed Operation in 3060-AI52

the TV Broadcast Bands

(ET Docket No. 04-186).

479....................... Fixed and Mobile Services 3060-AJ46

in the Mobile Satellite

Service (ET Docket No. 10-

142).

480....................... Radio Experimentation and 3060-AJ62

Market Trials Under Part

5 of the Commission's

Rules and Streamlining

Other Related Rules (ET

Docket No. 10-236).

481....................... Operation of Radar Systems 3060-AJ68

in the 76-77 GHz Band (ET

Docket No. 11-90).

482....................... WRC-07 Implementation (ET 3060-AJ93

Docket No. 12-338).

483....................... Federal Earth Stations-Non 3060-AK09

Federal Fixed Satellite

Service Space Stations;

Spectrum for Non-Federal

Space Launch Operations;

ET Docket No. 13-115.

484....................... Authorization of 3060-AK10

Radiofrequency Equipment;

ET Docket No. 13-44.

485....................... Operation of Radar Systems 3060-AK29

in the 76-77 GHz Band (ET

Docket No. 15-26).

486....................... Spectrum Access for 3060-AK30

Wireless Microphone

Operations (GN Docket

Nos. 14-166 and 12-268).

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International Bureau--Final Rule Stage

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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487....................... Space Station Licensing 3060-AH98

Reform (IB Docket No. 02-

34).

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International Bureau--Long-Term Actions

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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488....................... International Settlements 3060-AJ77

Policy Reform (IB Docket

No. 11-80).

489....................... Comprehensive Review of 3060-AJ98

Licensing and Operating

Rules for Satellite

Services (IB Docket No.

12-267).

490....................... Expanding Broadband and 3060-AK02

Innovation Through Air-

Ground Mobile Broadband

Secondary Service for

Passengers Aboard

Aircraft in the 14.0-14.5

GHz Band; GN Docket No.

13-114.

491....................... Terrestrial Use of the 3060-AK16

2473-2495 MHz Band for

Low-Power Mobile

Broadband Networks;

Amendments to Rules of

Mobile Satellite Service

System; IB Docket No. 13-

213.

492....................... Review of Foreign 3060-AK47

Ownership Policies for

Broadcast, Common Carrier

and Aeronautical Radio

Licensees Under Section

310(b)(4) of the

Communications Act of

1934, as amended (Docket

No. 15-236).

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Media Bureau--Final Rule Stage

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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493....................... Broadcast Ownership Rules. 3060-AH97

494....................... Promoting Diversification 3060-AJ27

of Ownership in the

Broadcast Services (MB

Docket No. 07-294).

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Media Bureau--Long-Term Actions

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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495....................... Establishment of Rules for 3060-AI38

Digital Low-Power

Television, Television

Translator, and

Television Booster

Stations (MB Docket No.

03-185).

496....................... Closed Captioning of 3060-AJ67

Internet Protocol-

Delivered Video

Programming:

Implementation of the

Twenty-First Century

Communications and Video

Accessibility Act of 2010

(MB Docket No. 11-154).

497....................... Accessibility of User 3060-AK11

Interfaces and Video

Programming Guides and

Menus (MB Docket No. 12-

108).

498....................... Network Non-Duplication 3060-AK18

and Syndicated

Exclusivity Rule (MB

Docket No. 14-29).

499....................... Channel Sharing by Full 3060-AK42

Power and Class A

Stations Outside of the

Incentive Auction

Context; (MB Docket No.

15-137).

500....................... Preserving Vacant Channels 3060-AK43

in the UHF Television

Band for Unlicensed Use;

(MB Docket No. 15-68).

501....................... Revision to Public 3060-AK50

Inspection Requirements

(MB Docket No. 16-161).

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Office of Managing Director--Long-Term Actions

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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502....................... Assessment and Collection 3060-AK53

of Regulatory Fees for

Fiscal Year 2016.

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Public Safety And Homeland Security Bureau--Final Rule Stage

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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503....................... 700 MHz Public Safety 3060-AJ99

Broadband--First Net (PS

Docket Nos. 12-94 & 06-

229 and WT 06-150).

504....................... Proposed Amendments to 3060-AK19

Service Rules Governing

Public Safety Narrowband

Operations in the 769-775

and 799-805 MHz Bands.

505....................... New Part 4 of the 3060-AK41

Commission's Rules

Concerning Disruptions to

Communications; ET Docket

No. 04-35.

506....................... Amendment of Part 90 of 3060-AK51

the Commission's Rules to

Enable Railroad Police

Officers to Access Public

Safety Interoperability

and Mutual Aid Channels.

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Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau--Long-Term Actions

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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507....................... Revision of the Rules To 3060-AG34

Ensure Compatibility With

Enhanced 911 Emergency

Calling Systems (CC

Docket No. 94-102; PS

Docket No. 07-114).

508....................... Enhanced 911 Services for 3060-AG60

Wireline and Multi-Line

Telephone Systems; PS

Docket Nos. 10-255 and 07-

114.

509....................... Implementation of 911 Act 3060-AH90

(CC Docket No. 92-105, WT

Docket No. 00-110).

510....................... Commission Rules 3060-AI22

Concerning Disruptions to

Communications (PS Docket

No. 11-82).

511....................... E911 Requirements for IP- 3060-AI62

Enabled Service Providers

(Dockets Nos. GN 11-117,

PS 07-114, WC 05-196, WC

04-36).

512....................... Wireless E911 Location 3060-AJ52

Accuracy Requirements; PS

Docket No. 07-114.

513....................... Improving Outage Reporting 3060-AK39

for Submarine Cables and

Enhancing Submarine Cable

Outage Data; GN Docket

No. 15-206.

514....................... Amendments to Part 4 of 3060-AK40

the Commission's Rules

Concerning Disruptions to

Communications; PS Docket

No. 15-80.

515....................... Wireless Emergency Alerts 3060-AK54

(WEA); PS Docket No. 15-

91.

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Wireless Telecommunications Bureau--Final Rule Stage

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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516....................... Use of Spectrum Bands 3060-AK44

above 24 GHz for Mobile

Services--Spectrum

Frontiers; WT Docket 10-

112.

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Wireless Telecommunications Bureau--Long-Term Actions

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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517....................... Reexamination of Roaming 3060-AH83

Obligations of Commercial

Mobile Radio Service

Providers.

518....................... Review of Part 87 of the 3060-AI35

Commission's Rules

Concerning Aviation (WT

Docket No. 01-289).

519....................... Implementation of the 3060-AI88

Commercial Spectrum

Enhancement Act (CSEA)

and Modernization of the

Commission's Competitive

Bidding Rules and

Procedures (WT Docket No.

05-211).

520....................... Facilitating the Provision 3060-AJ12

of Fixed and Mobile

Broadband Access,

Educational, and Other

Advanced Services in the

2150-2162 and 2500-2690

MHz Bands.

521....................... Service Rules for Advanced 3060-AJ19

Wireless Services in the

2155-2175 MHz Band; WT

Docket No. 13-185.

522....................... Amendment of the 3060-AJ22

Commission's Rules to

Improve Public Safety

Communications in the 800

MHz Band, and to

Consolidate the 800 MHz

and 900 MHz Business and

Industrial/Land

Transportation Pool

Channels.

523....................... Amendment of Part 101 to 3060-AJ28

Accommodate 30 MHz

Channels in the 6525 to

6875 MHz Band and Provide

Conditional Authorization

on Channels in the 21.8-

22.0 and 23.0-23.2 GHz

Band (WT Docket No. 04-

114).

524....................... Amendment of Part 90 of 3060-AJ37

the Commission's Rules.

525....................... Amendment of Part 101 of 3060-AJ47

the Commission's Rules

for Microwave Use and

Broadcast Auxiliary

Service Flexibility.

526....................... Universal Service Reform 3060-AJ58

Mobility Fund (WT Docket

No. 10-208).

527....................... Fixed and Mobile Services 3060-AJ59

in the Mobile Satellite

Service Bands at 1525-

1559 MHz and 1626.5-

1660.5 MHz, 1610-1626.5

MHz and 2483.5-2500 MHz,

and 2000-2020 MHz and

2180-2200 MHz.

528....................... Improving Spectrum 3060-AJ71

Efficiency Through

Flexible Channel Spacing

and Bandwidth Utilization

for Economic Area-Based

800 MHz Specialized

Mobile Radio Licensees

(WT Docket Nos. 12-64 and

11-110).

529....................... Service Rules for Advanced 3060-AJ73

Wireless Services in the

2000-2020 MHz and 2180-

2200 MHz Bands.

530....................... Expanding the Economic and 3060-AJ82

Innovation Opportunities

of Spectrum Through

Incentive Auctions; (GN

Docket No. 12-268).

531....................... Service Rules for Advanced 3060-AJ86

Wireless Services of the

Middle Class Tax Relief

and Job Creation Act of

2012 Related to the 1915-

1920 MHz and 1995-2000

MHz Bands (WT Docket No.

12-357).

532....................... Amendment of Parts 1, 2, 3060-AJ87

22, 24, 27, 90 and 95 of

the Commission's Rules to

Improve Wireless Coverage

Through the Use of Signal

Boosters (WT Docket No.

10-4).

533....................... Amendment of the 3060-AJ88

Commission's Rules

Governing Certain

Aviation Ground Station

Equipment (Squitter) (WT

Docket Nos. 10-61 and 09-

42).

534....................... Amendment of the 3060-AJ91

Commission's Rules

Concerning Commercial

Radio Operators (WT

Docket No. 10-177).

535....................... Amendment of Part 90 of 3060-AK05

the Commission's Rules to

Permit Terrestrial

Trunked Radio (TETRA)

Technology; WT Docket No.

11-6.

536....................... Promoting Technological 3060-AK06

Solutions to Combat

Wireless Contraband

Device Use in

Correctional Facilities.

537....................... Enabling Small Cell Use in 3060-AK12

the 3.5 GHz band.

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538....................... 800 MHz Cellular 3060-AK13

Telecommunications

Licensing Reform; Docket

No. 12-40.

539....................... Updating Part 1 3060-AK28

Competitive Bidding Rules

(WT Docket No. 14-170).

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Wireline Competition Bureau--Final Rule Stage

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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540....................... Technology Transitions; GN 3060-AK32

Docket No 13-5, WC Docket

No. 05-25.

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Wireline Competition Bureau--Long-Term Actions

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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541....................... Implementation of the 3060-AF85

Universal Service

Portions of the 1996

Telecommunications Act.

542....................... 2000 Biennial Regulatory 3060-AH72

Review--Telecommunication

s Service Quality

Reporting Requirements.

543....................... National Exchange Carrier 3060-AI47

Association Petition.

544....................... IP-Enabled Services; WC 3060-AI48

Docket No. 04-36.

545....................... Jurisdictional Separations 3060-AJ06

546....................... Service Quality, Customer 3060-AJ14

Satisfaction,

Infrastructure and

Operating Data Gathering

(WC Docket Nos. 08-190,

07-139, 07-204, 07-273,

07-21).

547....................... Development of Nationwide 3060-AJ15

Broadband Data To

Evaluate Reasonable and

Timely Deployment of

Advanced Services to All

Americans.

548....................... Local Number Portability 3060-AJ32

Porting Interval and

Validation Requirements

(WC Docket No. 07-244).

549....................... Implementation of Section 3060-AJ64

224 of the Act; A

National Broadband Plan

for Our Future (WC Docket

No. 07-245, GN Docket No.

09-51).

550....................... Rural Call Completion; WC 3060-AJ89

Docket No. 13-39.

551....................... Rates for Inmate Calling 3060-AK08

Services; WC Docket No.

12-375.

552....................... Comprehensive Review of 3060-AK20

the Part 32 Uniform

System of Accounts (WC

Docket No. 14-130).

553....................... Protecting and Promoting 3060-AK21

the Open Internet; (WC

Docket No. 14-28).

554....................... Modernizing Common Carrier 3060-AK33

Rules, WC Docket No 15-33.

555....................... Numbering Policies for 3060-AK36

Modern Communications, WC

Docket No. 13-97.

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

Final Rule Stage

464. Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) of 1991 (CG Docket No. 02-278)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 227

Abstract: On July 3, 2003, the Commission released a Report and Order establishing, along with the FTC, a national do-not-call registry. The Commission's Report and Order also adopted rules on the use of predictive dialers, the transmission of caller ID information by telemarketers, and the sending of unsolicited fax advertisements. On September 21, 2004, the Commission released an Order amending existing safe harbor rules for telemarketers subject to the do-not-call registry to require such telemarketers to access the do-not-call list every 31 days, rather than every 3 months. On April 5, 2006, the Commission adopted a Report and Order and Third Order on Reconsideration amending its facsimile advertising rules to implement the Junk Fax Protection Act of 2005. On October 14, 2008, the Commission released an Order on Reconsideration addressing certain issues raised in petitions for reconsideration and/or clarification of the Report and Order and Third Order on Reconsideration. On January 4, 2008, the Commission released a Declaratory Ruling, clarifying that autodialed and prerecorded message calls to wireless numbers that are provided by the called party to a creditor in connection with an existing debt are permissible as calls made with the ``prior express consent'' of the called party. Following a December 4, 2007, NPRM, on June 17, 2008, the Commission released a Report and Order amending its rules to require sellers and/or telemarketers to honor registrations with the National Do-Not-Call Registry indefinitely, unless the registration is cancelled by the consumer or the number is removed by the database administrator. Following a January 22, 2010, NPRM, the Commission released a Report and Order (on February 15, 2012), requiring telemarketers to obtain prior express written consent, including by electronic means, before making an autodialed or prerecorded telemarketing call to a wireless number or before making a prerecorded telemarketing call to a residential line; eliminating the ``established business relationship'' exemption to the consent requirement for prerecorded telemarketing calls to residential lines; requiring telemarketers to provide an automated, interactive ``opt-out'' mechanism during autodialed or prerecorded telemarketing calls to wireless numbers and during prerecorded telemarketing calls to residential lines; and requiring that the abandoned call rate for telemarketing calls be calculated on a ``per-campaign'' basis. On November 29, 2012, the Commission released a Declaratory Ruling clarifying that sending a one-time text message confirming a consumer's request that no further text messages be sent does not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) or the Commission's rules as long as the confirmation text only confirms receipt of the consumer's opt-out request, and does not contain marketing, solicitations, or an attempt to convince the consumer to reconsider his or her opt-out decision. The ruling applies only when the sender of the text messages has obtained prior express consent, as required by the TCPA and Commission rules, from the consumer to

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be sent text messages using an automatic telephone dialing system. On May 9, 2013, the Commission released a declaratory ruling clarifying that while a seller does not generally ``initiate'' calls made through a third-party telemarketer, within the meaning of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), it nonetheless may be held vicariously liable under Federal common law principles of agency for violations of either section 227(b) or section 227(c) that are committed by third-

party telemarketers.

On July 10, 2015, the commission released a Declaratory Ruling and Order resolving 21 separate requests for clarification or other action regarding the TCPA. It clarified, among other things, that: Nothing in the Communications Act of the Commission's rules prohibits carriers or other service providers from implementing consumer-initiated call-

blocking technologies; equipment meets the TCPA's definition of ``autodialer'' if it has the ``capacity'' to store or produce random sequential numbers, and to dial them, even if it is not presently used for that purpose; an ``app'' provider that plays a minimal role in making a call, such as just proving the app itself, is not the maker of the call for TCPA purposes; consumers who have previously consented to robocalls may revoke that consent at any time and through any reasonable means; the TCPA requires the consent of the party called--

the subscriber to a phone number or the customary user of the number--

not the intended recipient of the call; and callers who make calls without knowledge or reassignment of a wireless phone number and with a reasonable basis to believe that they have valid consent to make the call to the wireless number should be able to initiate one call after reassignment as an additional opportunity to gain actual or constructive knowledge of the reassignment and cease future calls to the new subscriber. The Commission also exempted certain financial and healthcare-related calls, when free to the consumer, from the TCPA's consumer-consent requirement.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 10/08/02 67 FR 62667

FNPRM............................... 04/03/03 68 FR 16250

Order............................... 07/25/03 68 FR 44144

Order Effective..................... 08/25/03 .......................

Order on Reconsideration............ 08/25/03 68 FR 50978

Order............................... 10/14/03 68 FR 59130

FNPRM............................... 03/31/04 69 FR 16873

Order............................... 10/08/04 69 FR 60311

Order............................... 10/28/04 69 FR 62816

Order on Reconsideration............ 04/13/05 70 FR 19330

Order............................... 06/30/05 70 FR 37705

NPRM................................ 12/19/05 70 FR 75102

Public Notice....................... 04/26/06 71 FR 24634

Order............................... 05/03/06 71 FR 25967

NPRM................................ 12/14/07 72 FR 71099

Declaratory Ruling.................. 02/01/08 73 FR 6041

R&O................................. 07/14/08 73 FR 40183

Order on Reconsideration............ 10/30/08 73 FR 64556

NPRM................................ 03/22/10 75 FR 13471

R&O................................. 06/11/12 77 FR 34233

Public Notice....................... 06/30/10 75 FR 34244

Public Notice (Reconsideration 10/03/12 77 FR 60343

Petitions Filed).

Announcement of Effective Date...... 10/16/12 77 FR 63240

Opposition End Date................. 10/18/12 .......................

Rule Corrections.................... 11/08/12 77 FR 66935

Declaratory Ruling (release date)... 11/29/12 .......................

Declaratory Ruling (release date)... 05/09/13 .......................

Declaratory Ruling and Order........ 10/09/15 80 FR 61129

NPRM................................ 05/20/16 81 FR 31889

Declaratory Ruling.................. 07/05/16 .......................

R&O................................. 12/00/16 .......................

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Kristi Thornton, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2467, Email: kristi.thornton@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI14

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

Long-Term Actions

465. Implementation of the Telecom Act of 1996; Access to Telecommunications Service, Telecommunications Equipment, and Customer Premises Equipment by Persons With Disabilities (WT Docket No. 96-198)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 255; 47 U.S.C. 251(a)(2)

Abstract: These proceedings implement the provisions of sections 255 and 251(a)(2) of the Communications Act and related sections of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 regarding the accessibility of telecommunications equipment and services to persons with disabilities.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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R&O................................. 08/14/96 61 FR 42181

NOI................................. 09/26/96 61 FR 50465

NPRM................................ 05/22/98 63 FR 28456

R&O................................. 11/19/99 64 FR 63235

Further NOI......................... 11/19/99 64 FR 63277

Public Notice....................... 01/07/02 67 FR 678

R&O................................. 08/06/07 72 FR 43546

Petition for Waiver................. 11/01/07 72 FR 61813

Public Notice....................... 11/01/07 72 FR 61882

Final Rule.......................... 04/21/08 73 FR 21251

Public Notice....................... 08/01/08 73 FR 45008

Extension of Waiver................. 05/15/08 73 FR 28057

Extension of Waiver................. 05/06/09 74 FR 20892

Public Notice....................... 05/07/09 74 FR 21364

Extension of Waiver................. 07/29/09 74 FR 37624

NPRM................................ 03/14/11 76 FR 13800

NPRM Comment Period Extended........ 04/12/11 76 FR 20297

FNPRM............................... 12/30/11 76 FR 82240

Comment Period End.................. 03/14/12 .......................

R&O................................. 12/30/11 76 FR 82354

Announcement of Effective Date...... 04/25/12 77 FR 24632

2nd R&O............................. 05/22/13 78 FR 30226

FNPRM............................... 12/20/13 78 FR 77074

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 02/18/14 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Cheryl J. King, Deputy Chief, Disability Rights Office, Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2284, TDD Phone: 202 418-0416, Fax: 202 418-0037, Email: cheryl.king@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AG58

466. Rules and Regulations Implementing Section 225 of the Communications Act (Telecommunications Relay Service) (CG Docket No. 03-123)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 225

Abstract: This proceeding established a new docket flowing from the previous telecommunications relay service (TRS) history, CC Docket No. 98-67. This proceeding continues the Commission's inquiry into improving the quality of TRS and furthering the goal of functional equivalency, consistent with Congress' mandate that TRS regulations encourage the use of existing technology and not discourage or impair the development of new technology. In this docket, the Commission explores ways to improve emergency preparedness for TRS facilities and services, new TRS technologies, public access to information and outreach, and issues related to payments from the Interstate TRS Fund.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 08/25/03 68 FR 50993

R&O, Order on Reconsideration....... 09/01/04 69 FR 53346

FNPRM............................... 09/01/04 69 FR 53382

Public Notice....................... 02/17/05 70 FR 8034

Declaratory Ruling/Interpretation... 02/25/05 70 FR 9239

Public Notice....................... 03/07/05 70 FR 10930

Order............................... 03/23/05 70 FR 14568

Public Notice/Announcement of Date.. 04/06/05 70 FR 17334

Order............................... 07/01/05 70 FR 38134

Order on Reconsideration............ 08/31/05 70 FR 51643

R&O................................. 08/31/05 70 FR 51649

Order............................... 09/14/05 70 FR 54294

Order............................... 09/14/05 70 FR 54298

Public Notice....................... 10/12/05 70 FR 59346

R&O/Order on Reconsideration........ 12/23/05 70 FR 76208

Order............................... 12/28/05 70 FR 76712

Order............................... 12/29/05 70 FR 77052

NPRM................................ 02/01/06 71 FR 5221

Declaratory Ruling/Clarification.... 05/31/06 71 FR 30818

FNPRM............................... 05/31/06 71 FR 30848

FNPRM............................... 06/01/06 71 FR 31131

Declaratory Ruling/Dismissal of 06/21/06 71 FR 35553

Petition.

Clarification....................... 06/28/06 71 FR 36690

Declaratory Ruling on 07/06/06 71 FR 38268

Reconsideration.

Order on Reconsideration............ 08/16/06 71 FR 47141

MO&O................................ 08/16/06 71 FR 47145

Clarification....................... 08/23/06 71 FR 49380

FNPRM............................... 09/13/06 71 FR 54009

Final Rule; Clarification........... 02/14/07 72 FR 6960

Order............................... 03/14/07 72 FR 11789

R&O................................. 08/06/07 72 FR 43546

Public Notice....................... 08/16/07 72 FR 46060

Order............................... 11/01/07 72 FR 61813

Public Notice....................... 01/04/08 73 FR 863

R&O/Declaratory Ruling.............. 01/17/08 73 FR 3197

Order............................... 02/19/08 73 FR 9031

Order............................... 04/21/08 73 FR 21347

R&O................................. 04/21/08 73 FR 21252

Order............................... 04/23/08 73 FR 21843

Public Notice....................... 04/30/08 73 FR 23361

Order............................... 05/15/08 73 FR 28057

Declaratory Ruling.................. 07/08/08 73 FR 38928

FNPRM............................... 07/18/08 73 FR 41307

R&O................................. 07/18/08 73 FR 41286

Public Notice....................... 08/01/08 73 FR 45006

Public Notice....................... 08/05/08 73 FR 45354

Public Notice....................... 10/10/08 73 FR 60172

Order............................... 10/23/08 73 FR 63078

2nd R&O and Order on Reconsideration 12/30/08 73 FR 79683

Order............................... 05/06/09 74 FR 20892

Public Notice....................... 05/07/09 74 FR 21364

NPRM................................ 05/21/09 74 FR 23815

Public Notice....................... 05/21/09 74 FR 23859

Public Notice....................... 06/12/09 74 FR 28046

Order............................... 07/29/09 74 FR 37624

Public Notice....................... 08/07/09 74 FR 39699

Order............................... 09/18/09 74 FR 47894

Order............................... 10/26/09 74 FR 54913

Public Notice....................... 05/12/10 75 FR 26701

Order Denying Stay Motion (Release 07/09/10 .......................

Date).

Order............................... 08/13/10 75 FR 49491

Order............................... 09/03/10 75 FR 54040

NPRM................................ 11/02/10 75 FR 67333

NPRM................................ 05/02/11 76 FR 24442

Order............................... 07/25/11 76 FR 44326

Final Rule (Order).................. 09/27/11 76 FR 59551

Final Rule; Announcement of 11/22/11 76 FR 72124

Effective Date.

Proposed Rule (Public Notice)....... 02/28/12 77 FR 11997

Proposed Rule (FNPRM)............... 02/01/12 77 FR 4948

First R&O........................... 07/25/12 77 FR 43538

Public Notice....................... 10/29/12 77 FR 65526

Order on Reconsideration............ 12/26/12 77 FR 75894

Order............................... 02/05/13 78 FR 8030

Order (Interim Rule)................ 02/05/13 78 FR 8032

NPRM................................ 02/05/13 78 FR 8090

Announcement of Effective Date...... 03/07/13 78 FR 14701

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/13/13 .......................

FNPRM............................... 07/05/13 78 FR 40407

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 09/18/13 .......................

R&O................................. 07/05/13 78 FR 40582

R&O................................. 08/15/13 78 FR 49693

FNPRM............................... 08/15/13 78 FR 49717

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 09/30/13 .......................

R&O................................. 08/30/13 78 FR 53684

FNPRM............................... 09/03/13 78 FR 54201

NPRM................................ 10/23/13 78FR 63152

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 11/18/13 .......................

Petiton for Reconsideration; Request 12/16/13 78 FR 76096

for Comment.

Petition for Reconsideration; 12/16/13 78 FR 76097

Request for Comment.

Request for Clarification; Request 12/30/13 78 FR 79362

for Comment; Correction.

Petition for Reconsideration Comment 01/10/14 .......................

Period End.

NPRM Comment Period End............. 01/21/14 .......................

Announcement of Effective Date...... 07/11/14 79 FR 40003

Announcement of Effective Date...... 08/28/14 79 FR 51446

Correction--Announcement of 08/28/14 79 FR 51450

Effective Date.

Technical Amendments................ 09/09/14 79 FR 53303

Public Notice....................... 09/15/14 79 FR 54979

R&O and Order....................... 10/21/14 79 FR 62875

FNPRM............................... 10/21/14 79 FR 62935

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 12/22/14 .......................

Final Action (Announcement of 10/30/14 79 FR 64515

Effective Date).

Final Rule Effective................ 10/30/14 .......................

FNPRM............................... 11/08/15 80 FR 72029

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 01/01/16 .......................

Public Notice....................... 01/20/16 81 FR 3085

Public Notice Comment Period End.... 02/16/16 .......................

R&O................................. 03/21/16 81 FR 14984

FNPRM............................... 08/24/16 81 FR 57851

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 09/14/16 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2388, Email: karen.strauss@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI15

467. Consumer Information, Disclosure, and Truth in Billing and Billing Format

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 258

Abstract: In 1999, the Commission adopted truth-in-billing rules to address concerns that there is consumer confusion relating to billing for telecommunications services. On March 18, 2005, the Commission released an Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) to further facilitate the ability of telephone consumers to make informed choices among competitive service offerings. On August 28, 2009, the Commission released a Notice of Inquiry that asks questions about information available to consumers at all stages of the purchasing process for all communications services, including: (1) Choosing a provider; (2) choosing a service plan; (3) managing use of the service plan; and (4) deciding whether and when to switch an existing provider or plan. On October 14, 2010, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing rules that would require mobile service providers to provide usage alerts and information that will assist consumers in avoiding unexpected charges on their bills. On July 12, 2011, the Commission released an NPRM proposing rules that would assist consumers in detecting and preventing the placement of unauthorized charges on their telephone bills, an unlawful and fraudulent practice, commonly referred to as ``cramming.'' On April 27, 2012, the Commission adopted rules to address ``cramming'' on wireline telephone bills and released an FNPRM seeking comment on additional measures to protect wireline and wireless consumers from unauthorized charges.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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FNPRM............................... 05/25/05 70 FR 30044

R&O................................. 05/25/05 70 FR 29979

NOI................................. 08/28/09 .......................

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Public Notice....................... 05/20/10 75 FR 28249

Public Notice....................... 06/11/10 75 FR 33303

NPRM................................ 11/26/10 75 FR 72773

NPRM................................ 08/23/11 76 FR 52625

NPRM Comment Period End............. 11/21/11 .......................

Order (Reply Comment Period 11/30/11 76 FR 74017

Extended).

Reply Comment Period End............ 12/05/11 .......................

R&O................................. 05/24/12 77 FR 30915

FNPRM............................... 05/24/12 77 FR 30972

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 07/09/12 .......................

Order (Comment Period Extended)..... 07/17/12 77 FR 41955

Comment Period End.................. 07/20/12 .......................

Announcement of Effective Dates..... 10/26/12 77 FR 65230

Correction of Final Rule............ 11/30/12 77 FR 71353

Correction of Final Rule............ 11/30/12 77 FR 71354

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Richard D. Smith, Special Counsel, Consumer Policy Division, Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 717 338-2797, Fax: 717 338-2574, Email: richard.smith@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI61

468. Closed-Captioning of Video Programming; CG Docket Nos. 05-231 and 06-181 (Section 610 Review)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 613

Abstract: The Commission's closed-captioning rules are designed to make video programming more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans. This proceeding resolves some issues regarding the Commission's closed-captioning rules that were raised for comment in 2005, and also seeks comment on how a certain exemption from the closed-captioning rules should be applied to digital multicast broadcast channels.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 02/03/97 62 FR 4959

R&O................................. 09/16/97 62 FR 48487

Order on Reconsideration............ 10/20/98 63 FR 55959

NPRM................................ 09/26/05 70 FR 56150

Order and Declaratory Ruling........ 01/13/09 74 FR 1594

NPRM................................ 01/13/09 74 FR 1654

Final Rule Correction............... 09/11/09 74 FR 46703

Final Rule (Announcement of 02/19/10 75 FR 7370

Effective Date).

Order............................... 02/19/10 75 FR 7368

Order Suspending Effective Date..... 02/19/10 75 FR 7369

Waiver Order........................ 10/04/10 75 FR 61101

Public Notice....................... 11/17/10 75 FR 70168

Interim Final Rule (Order).......... 11/01/11 76 FR 67376

Final Rule (MO&O)................... 11/01/11 76 FR 67377

NPRM................................ 11/01/11 76 FR 67397

NPRM Comment Period End............. 12/16/11 .......................

Public Notice....................... 05/04/12 77 FR 26550

Public Notice....................... 12/15/12 77 FR 72348

Final Rule Effective................ 03/16/15 .......................

FNPRM............................... 03/27/14 79 FR 17094

R&O................................. 03/31/14 79 FR 17911

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 07/25/14 .......................

Final Action (Announcement of 12/29/14 79 FR 77916

Effective Date).

2nd FNPRM........................... 12/31/14 79 FR 78768

Comment Period End.................. 01/30/15 .......................

2nd R&O............................. 08/23/16 81 FR 57473

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Eliot Greenwald, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2235, Email: eliot.greenwald@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI72

469. Accessibility of Programming Providing Emergency Information; MB Docket No. 12-107

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 613

Abstract: In this proceeding, the Commission adopted rules detailing how video programming distributors must make emergency information accessible to persons with hearing and visual disabilities.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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FNPRM............................... 01/21/98 63 FR 3070

NPRM................................ 12/01/99 64 FR 67236

NPRM Correction..................... 12/22/99 64 FR 71712

Second R&O.......................... 05/09/00 65 FR 26757

R&O................................. 09/11/00 65 FR 54805

Final Rule; Correction.............. 09/20/00 65 FR 5680

NPRM................................ 11/28/12 77 FR 70970

NPRM Comment Period Extended........ 12/20/12 77 FR 75404

NPRM Comment Period Extension End... 01/07/13 .......................

R&O................................. 05/24/13 78 FR 31770

FNPRM............................... 05/24/13 78 FR 31800

FNPRM............................... 12/20/13 78 FR 77074

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 02/18/14 .......................

NPRM................................ 06/18/13 78 FR 36478

NPRM Comment Period End............. 08/07/13 .......................

R&O................................. 12/20/13 78 FR 77210

Petition for Reconsideration........ 01/31/14 79 FR 5364

Comment Period End.................. 02/25/14 .......................

Correcting Amendments............... 02/10/14 79 FR 7590

Announcement of Effective Date...... 04/16/14 79 FR 21399

Final Action (Announcement of 01/26/15 80 FR 3913

Effective Date).

Final Action Effective.............. 01/26/15 .......................

2nd R&O............................. 07/10/15 80 FR 39698

2nd FNPRM........................... 07/10/15 80 FR 39722

2nd FNPRM Comment Period End........ 09/08/15 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Eliot Greenwald, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2235, Email: eliot.greenwald@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI75

470. Empowering Consumers To Avoid Bill Shock (Docket No. 10-207)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 332

Abstract: On October 14, 2010, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which proposes a rule that would require mobile service providers to provide usage alerts and information to help consumers avoid unexpected charges on their bills.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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Public Notice....................... 05/20/10 75 FR 28249

NPRM................................ 11/26/10 75 FR 72773

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Richard D. Smith, Special Counsel, Consumer Policy Division, Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 717 338-2797, Fax: 717 338-2574, Email: richard.smith@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ51

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471. Contributions to the Telecommunications Relay Services Fund (CG Docket No. 11-47)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 225; 47 U.S.C. 616

Abstract: The Commission prescribes by regulation the obligations of each provider of interconnected and non-interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service to participate in and contribute to the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services Fund in a manner that is consistent with and comparable to such fund.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 04/04/11 76 FR 18490

NPRM Comment Period End............. 05/04/11 .......................

Final Rule.......................... 10/25/11 76 FR 65965

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Rosaline Crawford, Attorney, Disability Rights Office, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2075, Email: rosaline.crawford@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ63

472. Empowering Consumers To Prevent and Detect Billing for Unauthorized Charges (``Cramming'')

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 332

Abstract: On July 12, 2011, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing rules that would help consumers detect and prevent the placement of unauthorized charges on telephone bills, an unlawful and fraudulent practice commonly referred to as ``cramming.'' On April 27, 2012, the Commission adopted rules to address ``cramming'' on wireline telephone bills and released a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on additional measures to protect wireline and wireless consumers from unauthorized charges.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 08/23/11 76 FR 52625

NPRM Comment Period End............. 11/21/11 .......................

Order (Extends Reply Comment Period) 11/30/11 76 FR 74017

NPRM Comment Period End............. 12/05/11 .......................

FNPRM............................... 05/24/12 77 FR 30972

R&O................................. 05/24/12 77 FR 30915

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 07/09/12 .......................

Order (Extends Reply Comment Period) 07/17/12 77 FR 41955

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 07/20/12 .......................

Announcement of Effective Dates..... 10/26/12 77 FR 65230

Correction of Final Rule............ 11/30/12 77 FR 71354

Correction of Final Rule............ 11/30/12 77 FR 71353

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Richard D Smith, Special Counsel, Consumer Policy Division, Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 717 338-2797, Fax: 717 338-2574, Email: richard.smith@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ72

473. Implementation of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012/Establishment of a Public Safety Answering Point Do-Not-Call Registry

Legal Authority: Pub. L. 112-96, sec. 6507

Abstract: The Commission issued, on May 22, 2012, an NPRM to initiate a proceeding to create a Do-Not-Call registry for public safety answer points (PSAPs), as required by section 6507 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. The statute requires the Commission to establish a registry that allows PSAPs to register their telephone numbers on a do-not-call list; prohibit the use of automatic dialing equipment to contact registered numbers; and implement a range of monetary penalties for disclosure of registered numbers and for use of automatic dialing equipment to contact such numbers. On October 17, 2012, the Commission adopted final rules implementing the statutory requirements described above.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 06/21/12 77 FR 37362

R&O................................. 10/29/12 77 FR 71131

Correction Amendments............... 02/13/13 78 FR 10099

Announcement of Effective Date...... 03/26/13 78 FR 18246

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Richard D Smith, Special Counsel, Consumer Policy Division, Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 717 338-2797, Fax: 717 338-2574, Email: richard.smith@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ84

474. Implementation of Sections 716 and 717 of the Communications Act of 1934, as Enacted by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CG Docket No. 10-213)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 255; 47 U.S.C. 617 to 619

Abstract: These proceedings implement sections 716, 717, and 718 of the Communications Act, which were added by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), related to the accessibility of advanced communications services and equipment (section 716), recordkeeping and enforcement requirements for entities subject to sections 255, 716, and 718 (section 717), and accessibility of Internet browsers built into mobile phones (section 718).

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 03/14/11 76 FR 13800

NPRM Comment Period Extended........ 04/12/11 76 FR 20297

NPRM Comment Period End............. 05/13/11 .......................

FNPRM............................... 12/30/11 76 FR 82240

R&O................................. 12/30/11 76 FR 82354

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 03/14/12 .......................

Announcement of Effective Date...... 04/25/12 77 FR 24632

2nd R&O............................. 05/22/13 78 FR 30226

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Rosaline Crawford, Attorney, Disability Rights Office, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2075, Email: rosaline.crawford@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AK00

475. Misuse of Internet Protocol (IP) Captioned Telephone Service; Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services; CG Docket No. 13-24

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 225

Abstract: The FCC initiated this proceeding in its effort to ensure that IP CTS is available for eligible users only.

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In doing so, the FCC released an Interim Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to address certain practices related to the provision and marketing of Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS). IP CTS is a form of relay service designed to allow people with hearing loss to speak directly to another party on a telephone call and to simultaneously listen to the other party and read captions of what that party is saying over an IP-enabled device. To ensure that IP CTS is provided efficiently to persons who need to use this service, this new Order establishes several requirements on a temporary basis from March 7, 2013, to September 3, 2013.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 02/05/13 78 FR 8090

Order (Interim Rule)................ 02/05/13 78 FR 8032

Order............................... 02/05/13 78 FR 8030

Announcement of Effective Date...... 03/07/13 78 FR 14701

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/12/13 .......................

R&O................................. 08/30/13 78 FR 53684

FNPRM............................... 09/30/13 78FR 54201

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 11/18/13 .......................

Petition for Reconsideration Request 12/16/13 78 FR 76097

for Comment.

Petiton for Reconsideration Comment 01/10/14 .......................

Period End.

Announcement of Effective Date...... 08/28/14 79 FR 51446

Correction--Announcement of 08/28/14 79 FR 51450

Effective Date.

Technical Amendments................ 09/09/14 79 FR 53303

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Eliot Greenwald, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2235, Email: eliot.greenwald@fcc.gov

RIN: 3060-AK01

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Office of Engineering and Technology

Long-Term Actions

476. New Advanced Wireless Services (ET Docket No. 00-258)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 157(a); 47 U.S.C. 303(c); 47 U.S.C. 303(f); 47 U.S.C. 303(g); 47 U.S.C. 303(r)

Abstract: This proceeding explores the possible uses of frequency bands below 3 GHz to support the introduction of new advanced wireless services, including third generations as well as future generations of wireless systems. Advanced wireless systems could provide for a wide range of voice data and broadband services over a variety of mobile and fixed networks. The Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking discusses the frequency bands that are still under consideration in this proceeding and invites additional comments on their disposition. Specifically, it addresses the Unlicensed Personal Communications Service (UPCS) band at 1910-1930 MHz, the Multipoint Distribution Service (MDS) spectrum at 2155-2160/62 MHz bands, the Emerging Technology spectrum, at 2160-2165 MHz, and the bands reallocated from MSS 91990-2000 MHz, 2020-2025 MHz, and 2165-2180 MHz. We seek comment on these bands with respect to using them for paired or unpaired Advance Wireless Service (AWS) operations or as relocation spectrum for existing services. The seventh Report and Order facilitates the introduction of Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) in the band 1710-1755 MHz--an integral part of a 90 MHz spectrum allocation recently reallocated to allow for such new and innovative wireless services. We largely adopt the proposals set forth in our recent AWS Fourth NPRM in this proceeding that are designed to clear the 1710-1755 MHz band of incumbent Federal Government operations that would otherwise impede the development of new nationwide AWS services. These actions are consistent with previous actions in this proceeding and with the United States Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) 2002 Viability Assessment, which addressed relocation and reaccommodation options for Federal Government operations in the band. The eighth Report and Order reallocated the 2155-2160 MHz band for fixed and mobile services and designates the 2155-2175 MHz band for Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) use. This proceeding continues the Commission's ongoing efforts to promote spectrum utilization and efficiency with regard to the provision of new services, including Advanced Wireless Services. The Order requires Broadband Radio Service (BRS) licensees in the 2150-

2160/62 MHz band to provide information on the construction status and operational parameters of each incumbent BRS system that would be the subject of relocation. The Notice of Proposed Rule Making requested comments on the specific relocation procedures applicable to Broadband Radio Service (BRS) operations in the 2150-2160/62 MHz band, which the Commission recently decided will be relocated to the newly restructured 2495-2690 MHz band. The Commission also requested comments on the specific relocation procedures applicable to Fixed Microwave Service (FS) operations in the 2160-2175 MHz band. The Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) set forth the specific data that Broadband Radio Service (BRS) licensees in the 2150-2160/62 MHz band must file along with the deadline date and procedures for filing this data on the Commission's Universal Licensing System (ULS). The data will assist in determining future AWS licensees' relocation obligations. The ninth Report and Order established procedures for the relocation of Broadband Radio Service (BRS) operations from the 2150-2160/62 MHz band, as well as for the relocation of Fixed Microwave Service (FS) operations from the 2160-2175 MHz band, and modified existing relocation procedures for the 2110-2150 MHz and 2175-2180 MHz bands. It also established cost-sharing rules to identify the reimbursement obligations for Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) and Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) entrants benefiting from the relocation of incumbent FS operations in the 2110-2150 MHz and 2160-2200 MHz bands and AWS entrants benefiting from the relocation of BRS incumbents in the 2150-2160/62 MHz band. The Commission continues its ongoing efforts to promote spectrum utilization and efficiency with regard to the provision of new services, including AWS. The Order dismisses a petition for reconsideration filed by the Wireless Communications Association International, Inc. (WCA) as moot. Two petitions for reconsideration were filed in response to the ninth Report and Order. The Report and Orders and Declaratory Ruling concludes the Commission's longstanding efforts to

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relocate the Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) from the 1990-2110 MHz band to the 2025-2110 MHz band, freeing up 35 megahertz of spectrum in order to foster the development of new and innovative services. This decision addresses the outstanding matter of Sprint Nextel Corporation's (Sprint Nextel) inability to agree with Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) operators in the band on the sharing of the costs to relocate the BAS incumbents. To resolve this controversy, the Commission applied its time-honored relocation principles for emerging technologies previously adopted for the BAS band to the instant relocation process, where delays and unanticipated developments have left ambiguities and misconceptions among the relocating parties. In the process, the Commission balances the responsibilities for and benefits of relocating incumbent BAS operations among all the new entrants in the different services that will operate in the band. The Commission proposed to modify its cost-sharing requirements for the 2 GHz BAS band because the circumstances surrounding the BAS transition are very different than what was expected when the cost-sharing requirements were adopted. The Commission believed that the best course of action was to propose new requirements that would address the ambiguity of applying the literal language of the current requirements to the changed circumstances, as well as balance the responsibilities for and benefits of relocating incumbent BAS operations among all new entrants in the band based on the Commission's relocation policies set forth in the Emerging Technologies proceeding. The Commission proposed to eliminate, as of January 1, 2009, the requirement that Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) licensees in the 30 largest markets and fixed BAS links in all markets be transitioned before the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) operators can begin offering service. The Commission also sought comments on how to mitigate interference between new MSS entrants and incumbent BAS licensees who had not completed relocation before the MSS entrants begin offering service. In addition, the Commission sought comments on allowing MSS operators to begin providing service in those markets where BAS incumbents have been transitioned. In the Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making the Commission proposed to modify its cost-sharing requirements for the 2 GHz BAS band because the circumstances surrounding the BAS transition are very different than what was expected when the cost- sharing requirements were adopted. The Commission believes that the best course of action is to propose new requirements that will address the ambiguity of applying the literal language of the current requirements to the changed circumstances, as well as balance the responsibilities for and benefits of relocating incumbent BAS operations among all new entrants in the band based on the Commission's relocation policies set forth in the Emerging Technologies proceeding.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 01/23/01 66 FR 7438

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/09/01 .......................

Final Report........................ 04/11/01 66 FR 18740

FNPRM............................... 09/13/01 66 FR 47618

MO&O................................ 09/13/01 66 FR 47591

First R&O........................... 10/25/01 66 FR 53973

Petition for Reconsideration........ 11/02/01 66 FR 55666

Second R&O.......................... 01/24/03 68 FR 3455

Third NPRM.......................... 03/13/03 68 FR 12015

Seventh R&O......................... 12/29/04 69 FR 7793

Petition for Reconsideration........ 04/13/05 70 FR 19469

Eighth R&O.......................... 10/26/05 70 FR 61742

Order............................... 10/26/05 70 FR 61742

NPRM................................ 10/26/05 70 FR 61752

Public Notice....................... 12/14/05 70 FR 74011

Ninth R&O and Order................. 05/24/06 71 FR 29818

Petition for Reconsideration........ 07/19/06 71 FR 41022

FNPRM............................... 03/31/08 73 FR 16822

R&O and NPRM........................ 06/23/09 74 FR 29607

FNPRM............................... 06/23/09 74 FR 29607

5th R&O, 11th R&O, 6th R&O, and 11/02/10 75 FR 67227

Declaratory Ruling.

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Rodney Small, Economist, Federal Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2452, Fax: 202 418-1944, Email: rodney.small@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AH65

477. Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields (ET Docket No. 10-97)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 302 and 303; 47 U.S.C. 309(j); 47 U.S.C. 336

Abstract: In the Report and Order the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) resolved several issues regarding compliance with its regulations for conducting environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as they relate to the guidelines for human exposure to RF electromagnetic fields. More specifically, the Commission clarifies evaluation procedures and references to determine compliance with its limits, including specific absorption rate (SAR) as a primary metric for compliance, consideration of the pinna (outer ear) as an extremity, and measurement of medical implant exposure. The Commission also elaborates on mitigation procedures to ensure compliance with its limits, including labeling and other requirements for occupational exposure classification, clarification of compliance responsibility at multiple transmitter sites, and labeling of fixed consumer transmitters.

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NPRM................................ 09/08/03 68 FR 52879

NPRM Comment Period End............. 12/08/03 .......................

R&O................................. 06/04/13 78 FR 33634

Petition for Recon.................. 08/27/13 78 FR 52893

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Ira Keltz, Electronics Engineer, Federal Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0616, Fax: 202 418-1944, Email: ikeltz@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI17

478. Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands (ET Docket No. 04-

186)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 302; 47 U.S.C. 303(e) and 303(f); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 307

Abstract: The Commission adopted rules to allow unlicensed radio transmitters to operate in the broadcast television spectrum at locations where that spectrum is not being used by licensed services (this unused TV spectrum is often termed ``white spaces''). This action will make a significant amount of spectrum available for new and innovative products and services, including broadband data and other services for businesses and consumers. The actions taken are a conservative first step that includes many safeguards to prevent harmful interference to incumbent communications services. Moreover, the Commission will closely oversee the development and introduction of these devices to the market and will take

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whatever actions may be necessary to avoid, and if necessary, correct any interference that may occur. The Second Memorandum Opinion and Order finalizes rules to make the unused spectrum in the TV bands available for unlicensed broadband wireless devices. This particular spectrum has excellent propagation characteristics that allow signals to reach farther and penetrate walls and other structures. Access to this spectrum could enable more powerful public Internet connections--

super Wi-Fi hot spots--with extended range, fewer dead spots, and improved individual speeds as a result of reduced congestion on existing networks. This type of ``opportunistic use'' of spectrum has great potential for enabling access to other spectrum bands and improving spectrum efficiency. The Commission's actions here are expected to spur investment and innovation in applications and devices that will be used not only in the TV band, but eventually in other frequency bands as well. This Order addressed five petitions for reconsideration of the Commission's decisions in the Second Memorandum Opinion and Order (``Second MO&O'') in this proceeding and modified rules in certain respects. In particular, the Commission: (1) Increased the maximum height above average terrain (HAAT) for sites where fixed devices may operate; (2) modified the adjacent channel emission limits to specify fixed rather than relative levels; and (3) slightly increased the maximum permissible power spectral density (PSD) for each category of TV bands device. These changes will result in decreased operating costs for fixed TVBDs and allow them to provide greater coverage, thus increasing the availability of wireless broadband services in rural and underserved areas without increasing the risk of interference to incumbent services. The Commission also revised and amended several of its rules to better effectuate the Commission's earlier decisions in this docket and to remove ambiguities.

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NPRM................................ 06/18/04 69 FR 34103

First R&O........................... 11/17/06 71 FR 66876

FNPRM............................... 11/17/06 71 FR 66897

R&O and MO&O........................ 02/17/09 74 FR 7314

Petitions for Reconsideration....... 04/13/09 74 FR 16870

Second MO&O......................... 12/06/10 75 FR 75814

Petitions for Reconsideration....... 02/09/11 76 FR 7208

3rd MO&O and Order.................. 05/17/12 77 FR 28236

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Hugh Van Tuyl, Electronics Engineer, Federal Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7506, Fax: 202 418-1944, Email: hugh.vantuyl@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI52

479. Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service (ET Docket No. 10-142)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 301; 47 U.S.C. 303(c) and 303(f); 47 U.S.C. 303(r) and 303(y); 47 U.S.C. 310

Abstract: The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposed to take a number of actions to further the provision of terrestrial broadband services in the MSS bands. In the 2 GHz MSS band, the Commission proposed to add co-primary Fixed and Mobile allocations to the existing Mobile-Satellite allocation. This would lay the groundwork for providing additional flexibility in use of the 2 GHz spectrum in the future. The Commission also proposed to apply the terrestrial secondary market spectrum leasing rules and procedures to transactions involving terrestrial use of the MSS spectrum in the 2 GHz, Big LEO, and L-bands in order to create greater certainty and regulatory parity with bands licensed for terrestrial broadband service. The Commission also asked, in a notice of inquiry, about approaches for creating opportunities for full use of the 2 GHz band for standalone terrestrial uses. The Commission requested comment on ways to promote innovation and investment throughout the MSS bands while also ensuring market-wide mobile satellite capability to serve important needs like disaster recovery and rural access.

In the Report and Order, the Commission amended its rules to make additional spectrum available for new investment in mobile broadband networks while also ensuring that the United States maintains robust mobile satellite service capabilities. First, the Commission adds co-

primary Fixed and Mobile allocations to the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) 2 GHz band, consistent with the International Table of Allocations, allowing more flexible use of the band, including for terrestrial broadband services, in the future. Second, to create greater predictability and regulatory parity with the bands licensed for terrestrial mobile broadband service, the Commission extends its existing secondary market spectrum manager spectrum leasing policies, procedures, and rules that currently apply to wireless terrestrial services to terrestrial services provided using the Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) of an MSS system. Petitions for Reconsideration have been filed in the Commission's rulemaking proceeding concerning Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service Bands at 1525-1559 MHz and 1626.5-1660.5 MHz, 1610-1626.5 MHz and 2483.5-2500 MHz, and 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz, and published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e). See 1.4(b)(1) of the Commission's rules.

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NPRM................................ 08/16/10 75 FR 49871

NPRM Comment Period End............. 09/15/10 .......................

Reply Comment Period End............ 09/30/10 .......................

R&O................................. 05/31/11 76 FR 31252

Petitions for Reconsideration....... 08/10/11 76 FR 49364

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Nicholas Oros, Electronics Engineer, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0636, Email: nicholas.oros@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ46

480. Radio Experimentation and Market Trials Under Part 5 of the Commission's Rules and Streamlining Other Related Rules (ET Docket No. 10-236)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 301 and 303

Abstract: The Commission initiated this proceeding to promote innovation and efficiency in spectrum use in the Experimental Radio Service (ERS). For many years, the ERS has provided fertile ground for testing innovative ideas that have led to new services and new devices for all sectors of the economy. The Commission proposed to leverage the power of experimental radio licensing to accelerate the rate at which these ideas transform from prototypes to consumer devices and services. Its goal is to inspire researchers to dream, discover, and deliver the innovations that push the boundaries of the broadband ecosystem. The resulting advancements in devices and services available to the American public and

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greater spectrum efficiency over the long term will promote economic growth, global competitiveness, and a better way of life for all Americans.

In the Report and Order (R&O), the Commission revised and streamlined its rules to modernize the Experimental Radio Service (ERS). The rules adopted in the R&O updated the ERS to a more flexible framework to keep pace with the speed of modern technological change while continuing to provide an environment where creativity can thrive. To accomplish this transition, the Commission created three new types of ERS licenses--the program license, the medical testing license, and the compliance testing license--to benefit the development of new technologies, expedite their introduction to the marketplace, and unleash the full power of innovators to keep the United States at the forefront of the communications industry. The Commission's actions also modified the market trial rules to eliminate confusion and more clearly articulate its policies with respect to marketing products prior to equipment certification. The Commission believes that these actions will remove regulatory barriers to experimentation, thereby permitting institutions to move from concept to experimentation to finished product more rapidly and to more quickly implement creative problem-

solving methodologies.

The Memorandum Opinion and Order responds to three petitions for reconsideration seeking to modify certain rules adopted in the Report and Order in this proceeding. In response, the Commission modifies its rules, consistent with past practice, to permit conventional Experimental Radio Service (ERS) licensees and compliance testing licensees to use bands exclusively allocated to the passive services in some circumstances; clarifies that some cost recovery is permitted for the testing and operation of experimental medical devices that take place under its market trial rules; and adds a definition of emergency notification providers to its rules to clarify that all participants in the Emergency Alert System (EAS) are such providers. However, the Commission declines to expand the eligibility for medical testing licenses.

In the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking the Commission proposes to modify the rules for program experimental licenses to permit experimentation for radio frequency (RF)-based medical devices, if the device being tested is designed to comply with all applicable service rules in part 18, Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Equipment; part 95, Personal Radio Services subpart H Wireless Medical Telemetry Service; or part 95, subpart I Medical Device Radiocommunication Service. This proposal is designed to establish parity between all qualified medical device manufacturers for conducting basic research and clinical trials with RF-based medical devices as to permissible frequencies of operation.

This Memorandum Opinion and Order responds to three petitions for reconsideration seeking to modify certain rules adopted in the Report and Order in this proceeding. In response, the Commission modifies its rules, consistent with past practice, to permit conventional Experimental Radio Service (ERS) licensees and compliance testing licensees to use bands exclusively allocated to the passive services in some circumstances; clarifies that some cost recovery is permitted for the testing and operation of experimental medical devices that take place under its market trial rules; and adds a definition of emergency notification providers: To its rules to clarify that all participants in the Emergency Alert System (EAS) are such providers. However, the Commission declines to expand the eligibility for medical testing licenses.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 02/08/11 76 FR 6928

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/10/11 .......................

R&O................................. 04/29/13 78 FR 25138

FNPRM............................... 08/31/15 80 FR 52437

MO&O................................ 08/31/15 80 FR 52408

2nd R&O............................. 07/25/16 81 FR 48362

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Nnake Nweke, Chief, Experimental Licensing Branch, Federal Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-

0785, Email: nnake.nweke@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ62

481. Operation of Radar Systems in the 76-77 GHz Band (ET Docket No. 11-90)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 301 to 302; 47 U.S.C. 303(f)

Abstract: The Commission proposed to amend its rules to enable enhanced vehicular radar technologies in the 76-77 GHz band to improve collision avoidance and driver safety. Vehicular radars can determine the exact distance and relative speed of objects in front of, beside, or behind a car to improve the driver's ability to perceive objects under bad visibility conditions or objects that are in blind spots. These modifications to the rules will provide more efficient use of spectrum, and enable the automotive and fixed radar application industries to develop enhanced safety measures for drivers and the general public. The Commission takes this action in response to petitions for rulemaking filed by Toyota Motor Corporation (``TMC'') and Era Systems Corporation (``Era''). The Report and Order amends the Commission's rules to provide a more efficient use of the 76-77 GHz band, and to enable the automotive and aviation industries to develop enhanced safety measures for drivers and the general public. Specifically, the Commission eliminated the in-motion and not-in-motion distinction for vehicular radars, and instead adopted new uniform emission limits for forward, side, and rear-looking vehicular radars. This will facilitate enhanced vehicular radar technologies to improve collision avoidance and driver safety. The Commission also amended its rules to allow the operation of fixed radars at airport locations in the 76-77 GHz band for purposes of detecting foreign object debris on runways and monitoring aircraft and service vehicles on taxiways and other airport vehicle service areas that have no public vehicle access. The Commission took this action in response to petitions for rulemaking filed by Toyota Motor Corporation (``TMC'') and Era Systems Corporation (``Era''). Petitions for Reconsideration were filed by Navtech Radar, Ltd. and Honeywell International Inc.

Navtech Radar, Ltd. and Honeywell International, Inc., filed petitions for reconsideration in response to the Vehicular Radar R&O that modified the Commission's part 15 rules to permit vehicular radar technologies and airport-based fixed radar applications in the 76-77 GHz band.

The Commission denied Honeywell's petition. Section 1.429(b) of the Commission's rules provides three ways in which a petition for reconsideration can be granted, and none of these have been met. Honeywell has not shown that its petition relies on facts regarding fixed radar use which had not previously been presented to the Commission, nor does it show that its petition relies on facts that relate to events that changed since Honeywell had the last opportunity to present its facts regarding fixed radar use.

The Commission stated in the Vehicular Radar R&O, ``that no parties have come forward to support fixed

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radar applications beyond airport locations in this band,'' and it decided not to adopt provisions for unlicensed fixed radar use other than those for FOD detection applications at airport locations. Because Navtech first participated in the proceeding when it filed its petition well after the decision was published, its petition fails to meet the timeliness standard of section 1.429(d).

In connection with the Commission's decision to deny the petitions for reconsideration discussed above, the Commission terminates ET Docket Nos. 10-28 and 11-90 (pertaining to vehicular radar).

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 06/16/11 76 FR 35176

R&O................................. 08/13/12 77 FR 48097

Petition for Reconconsideration..... 11/11/12 77 FR 68722

Reconsideration Order............... 03/06/15 80 FR 12120

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Aamer Zain, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2437, Email: aamer.zain@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ68

482. WRC-07 Implementation (ET Docket No. 12-338)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 302(a); 47 U.S.C. 303

Abstract: In the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Commission proposed to amend parts 1, 2, 74, 78, 87, 90, and 97 of its rules to implement allocation decisions from the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2007) (WRC-07) concerning portions of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum between 108 MHz and 20.2 GHz and to make certain updates to its rules in this frequency range. The NPRM follows the Commission's July 2010 WRC-07 Table Clean-up Order, 75 FR 62924, October 13, 2010, which made certain nonsubstantive, editorial revisions to the Table of Frequency Allocations (Allocation Table) and to other related rules. The Commission also addressed the recommendations for implementation of the WRC-07 Final Acts that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) submitted to the Commission in August 2009. As part of its comprehensive review of the Allocation Table, the Commission also proposed to make allocation changes that are not related to the WRC-07 Final Acts and update certain service rules, and requested comment on other allocation issues that concern portions of the RF spectrum between 137.5 kHz and 54.25 GHz.

In the Report and Order the Commission implemented allocation changes from the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2007) (WRC-07) and updated related service rules. The Commission took this action in order to conform its rules, to the extent practical, to the decisions that the international community made at WRC-07. This action will promote the advancement of new and expanded services and provide significant benefits to the American people. In addition, the Commission revised the International Table of Frequency Allocations within its rules to generally reflect the allocation changes made at the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2012) (WRC-12).

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 12/27/12 77 FR 76250

NPRM Comment Period End............. 02/25/13 .......................

Report and Order.................... 04/23/15 80 FR 38811

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Tom Mooring, Electronics Engineer, Federal Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2450, Fax: 202 418-1944, Email: tom.mooring@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ93

483. Federal Earth Stations--Non Federal Fixed Satellite Service Space Stations; Spectrum for Non-Federal Space Launch Operations; ET Docket No. 13-115

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 302(a); 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 336

Abstract: The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes to make spectrum allocation proposals for three different space-related purposes. The Commission makes two alternative proposals to modify the Allocation Table to provide interference protection for Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) and Mobile-Satellite Service (MSS) earth stations operated by Federal agencies under authorizations granted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in certain frequency bands. The Commission also proposes to amend a footnote to the Allocation Table to permit a Federal MSS system to operate in the 399.9 to 400.05 MHz band; it also makes alternative proposals to modify the Allocation Table to provide access to spectrum on an interference protected basis to Commission licensees for use during the launch of launch vehicles (i.e. rockets). The Commission also seeks comment broadly on the future spectrum needs of the commercial space sector. The Commission expects that, if adopted, these proposals would advance the commercial space industry and the important role it will play in our Nation's economy and technological innovation now and in the future.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 07/01/13 78 FR 39200

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Nicholas Oros, Electronics Engineer, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0636, Email: nicholas.oros@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK09

484. Authorization of Radiofrequency Equipment; ET Docket No. 13-44

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 157(a); 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303(f); 47 U.S.C. 303(g); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 307(e); 47 U.S.C. 332

Abstract: The Commission is responsible for an equipment authorization program for radiofrequency (RF) devices under part 2 of its rules. This program is one of the primary means that the Commission uses to ensure that the multitude of RF devices used in the United States operate effectively without causing harmful interference and otherwise comply with the Commission rules. All RF devices subject to equipment authorization must comply with the Commission's technical requirement before they can be imported or marketed. The Commission or a Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) must approve some of these devices before they can be imported or marketed, while others do not require such approval. The Commission last comprehensively reviewed its equipment authorization program more than 10 years ago. The rapid innovation

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in equipment design since that time has led to ever-accelerating growth in the number of parties applying for equipment approval. The Commission therefore believes that the time is now right for us to comprehensively review our equipment authorization processes to ensure that they continue to enable this growth and innovation in the wireless equipment market. In May of 2012, the Commission began this reform process by issuing an Order to increase the supply of available grantee codes. With this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Commission continues its work to review and reform the equipment authorization processes and rules. This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes certain changes to the Commission's part 2 equipment authorization processes to ensure that they continue to operate efficiently and effectively. In particular, it addresses the role of TCBs in certifying RF equipment and post-market surveillance, as well as the Commission's role in assessing TCB performance. The NPRM also addressed the role of test laboratories in the RF equipment approval process, including accreditation of test labs and the Commission's recognition of laboratory accreditation bodies, and measurement procedures used to determine RF equipment compliance. Finally, it proposes certain modifications to the rules regarding TCBs that approve terminal equipment under part 68 of the rules that are consistent with our proposed modifications to the rules for TCBs that approve RF equipment. Specifically, the Commission proposes to recognize the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) as the organization that designates TCBs in the United States and to modify the rules to reference the current International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) guides used to accredit TCBs.

This Report and Order updates the Commission's radiofrequency (RF) equipment authorization program to build on the success realized by its use of Commission-recognized Telecommunications Certification Bodies (TCBs). The rules the Commission is adopting will facilitate the continued rapid introduction of new and innovative products to the market while ensuring that these products do not cause harmful interference to each other or to other communications devices and services.

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NPRM................................ 05/03/13 78 FR 25916

R&O................................. 06/12/15 80 FR 33425

Memorandum, Opinion & Order......... 06/29/16 81 FR 42264

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Hugh Van Tuyl, Electronics Engineer, Federal Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7506, Fax: 202 418-1944, Email: hugh.vantuyl@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK10

485. Operation of Radar Systems in the 76-77 GHz Band (ET Docket No. 15-26)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 1; 47 U.S.C. 4(i); 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 302; 47 U.S.C. 303(f); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 332; 47 U.S.C. 337

Abstract: The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes to authorize radar applications in the 76-81 GHz band. The Commission seeks to develop a flexible and streamlined regulatory framework that will encourage efficient, innovative uses of the spectrum and to allow various services to operate on an interference-protected basis. In doing so, it further seeks to adopt service rules that will allow for the deployment of the various radar applications in this band, both within and outside the U.S. The Commission takes this action in response to a petition for rulemaking filed by Robert Bosch, LLC (Bosch) and two petitions for reconsideration of the 2012 Vehicular Radar R&O.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 03/06/15 80 FR 12120

NPRM Comment Period End............. 04/06/15

NPRM Reply Comment Period End....... 04/20/15

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Aamer Zain, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2437, Email: aamer.zain@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK29

486. Spectrum Access for Wireless Microphone Operations (GN Docket Nos. 14-166 and 12-268)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 157(a); 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303(f); 47 U.S.C. 303(g); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 307(e); 47 U.S.C. 332

Abstract: The Notice of Proposed Rule Making initiated a proceeding to address how to accommodate the long-term needs of wireless microphone users. Wireless microphones play an important role in enabling broadcasters and other video programming networks to serve consumers, including as they cover breaking news and broadcast live sports events. They enhance event productions in a variety of settings including theaters and music venues, film studios, conventions, corporate events, houses of worship, and internet webcasts. They also help create high quality content that consumers demand and value. Recent actions by the Commission, and in particular the repurposing of broadcast television band spectrum for wireless services set forth in the Incentive Auction R&O, will significantly alter the regulatory environment in which wireless microphones operate, which necessitates our addressing how to accommodate wireless microphone users in the future.

In the Report and Order, the Commission takes several steps to accommodate the long-term needs of wireless microphone users. Wireless microphones play an important role in enabling broadcasters and other video programming networks to serve consumers, including as they cover breaking news and live sports events. They enhance event productions in a variety of settings including theaters and music venues, film studios, conventions, corporate events, houses of worship, and internet webcasts. They also help create high quality content that consumers demand and value. In particular, the Commission provide additional opportunities for wireless microphone operations in the TV bands following the upcoming incentive auction, and the Commission provide new opportunities for wireless microphone operations to access spectrum in other frequency bands where they can share use of the bands without harming existing users.

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NPRM................................ 11/21/14 79 FR 69387

NPRM Comment Period End............. 01/05/15

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NPRM Reply Comment Period End....... 01/26/15

R&O................................. 11/17/15 80 FR 71702

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Paul Murray, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0688, Fax: 202 418-7447, Email: paul.murray@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK30

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

International Bureau

Final Rule Stage

487. Space Station Licensing Reform (IB Docket No. 02-34)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 157; 47 U.S.C. 303(c); 47 U.S.C. 303(g)

Abstract: The Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to streamline its procedures for reviewing satellite license applications. Before 2003, the Commission used processing rounds to review those applications. In a processing round, when an application is filed, the International Bureau (Bureau) issued a Public Notice establishing a cutoff date for other mutually exclusive satellite applications, and then considered all those applications together. In cases where sufficient spectrum to accommodate all the applications was not available, the Bureau directed the applicants to negotiate a mutually agreeable solution. Those negotiations took a long time, and delayed provision of satellite services to the public. The NPRM invited comment on two alternatives for expediting the satellite application process. One alternative was to replace the processing round procedure with a ``first-come, first-served'' procedure that would allow the Bureau to issue a satellite license to the first party filing a complete, acceptable application. The other alternative was to streamline the processing round procedure by adopting one or more of the following proposals: (1) Place a time limit on negotiations; (2) establish criteria to select among competing applicants; (3) divide the available spectrum evenly among the applicants. In the First Report and Order in this proceeding, the Commission determined that different procedures were better suited for different kinds of satellite applications. For most geostationary orbit (GSO) satellite applications, the Commission adopted a first-come, first-served approach. For most non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) satellite applications, the Commission adopted a procedure in which the available spectrum is divided evenly among the qualified applicants. The Commission also adopted measures to discourage applicants from filing speculative applications, including a bond requirement, payable if a licensee misses a milestone. The bond amounts originally were $5 million for each GSO satellite, and $7.5 million for each NGSO satellite system. These were interim amounts. Concurrently with the First Report and Order, the Commission adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) to determine whether to revise the bond amounts on a long-term basis. In the Second Report and Order, the Commission adopted a streamlined procedure for certain kinds of satellite license modification requests. In the Third Report and Order, the Commission adopted a standardized application form for satellite licenses, and adopted a mandatory electronic filing requirement for certain satellite applications. In the Fourth Report and Order, the Commission revised the bond amounts based on the record developed in response to FNPRM. The bond amounts were changed to $3 million for each GSO satellite, and $5 million for each NGSO satellite system.

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NPRM................................ 03/19/02 67 FR 12498

NPRM Comment Period End............. 07/02/02

Second R&O.......................... 11/03/03 68 FR 62247

Second FNPRM........................ 09/12/03 68 FR 53702

Third R&O........................... 11/12/03 68 FR 63994

FNPRM............................... 08/27/03 68 FR 51546

First R&O........................... 08/27/03 68 FR 51499

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 10/27/03

Fourth R&O.......................... 08/06/04 69 FR 47790

Fifth R&O, First Order on 08/20/04 69 FR 51586

Reconsideration.

2nd Order on Reconsideration........ 12/00/16

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Clay DeCell, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0803, Email: clay.decell@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AH98

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

International Bureau

Long-Term Actions

488. International Settlements Policy Reform (IB Docket No. 11-80)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 152; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 201 to 205; 47 U.S.C. 208; 47 U.S.C. 211; 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 403

Abstract: The FCC is reviewing the International Settlements Policy (ISP). It governs how U.S. carriers negotiate with foreign carriers for the exchange of international traffic, and is the structure by which the Commission has sought to respond to concerns that foreign carriers with market power are able to take advantage of the presence of multiple U.S. carriers serving a particular market. In 2011, the FCC released an NPRM which proposed to further deregulate the international telephony market and enable U.S. consumers to enjoy competitive prices when they make calls to international destinations. First, it proposed to remove the ISP from all international routes, except Cuba. Second, the FCC sought comment on a proposal to enable the Commission to better protect U.S. consumers from the effects of anticompetitive conduct by foreign carriers in instances necessitating Commission intervention. In 2012, the FCC adopted a Report and Order which eliminated the ISP on all routes, but maintained the nondiscrimination requirement of the ISP on the U.S.-Cuba route and codified it at 47 CFR 63.22(f). In the Report and Order the FCC also adopted measures to protect U.S. consumers from anticompetitive conduct by foreign carriers. In 2016, the FCC released an FNPRM proposing to remove the nondiscrimination requirement on the U.S.-Cuba route.

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NPRM................................ 05/13/11 76 FR 42625

NPRM Comment Period End............. 09/02/11

Report and Order.................... 02/15/13 78 FR 11109

FNPRM............................... 03/04/16 81 FR 11500

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 04/18/16

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: David Krech, Assoc. Chief, Telecommunications & Analysis Div., Federal Communications Commission, International Bureau, 445

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12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7443, Fax: 202 418-2824, Email: david.krech@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ77

489. Comprehensive Review of Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services (IB Docket No. 12-267)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 157(a); 47 U.S.C. 161; 47 U.S.C. 303(c); 47 U.S.C. 303(g); 47 U.S.C. 303(r)

Abstract: The Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to initiate a comprehensive review of Part 25 of the Commission's rules, which governs the licensing and operation of space stations and earth stations. The Commission proposed amendments to modernize the rules to better reflect evolving technology, to eliminate unnecessary technical and information filing requirements, and to reorganize and simplify existing requirements. In the ensuing Report and Order, the Commission adopted most of its proposed changes and revised over 150 rule provisions. Several proposals raised by commenters in the proceeding, however, were not within the scope of the original NPRM. To address these and other issues, the Commission released a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM). The FNPRM proposed additional rule changes to facilitate international coordination of proposed satellite networks, to revise system implementation milestones and the associated bond, and to expand the applicability of routine licensing standards. Following the FNPRM, the Commission issued a Second Report and Order adopting most of its proposals in the FNPNRM. Among other changes, the Commission established a two-step licensing procedure for most geostationary satellite applicants to facilitate international coordination, simplified the satellite development milestones, adopted an escalating bond requirement to discourage speculation, and refined the two-degree orbital spacing policy for most geostationary satellites to protect existing services.

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NPRM................................ 11/08/12 77 FR 67172

NPRM Comment Period End............. 02/13/13

Report and Order.................... 02/12/14 79 FR 8308

FNPRM............................... 10/31/14 79 FR 65106

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 03/02/15

2nd R&O............................. 08/18/16 81 FR 55316

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Clay DeCell, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0803, Email: clay.decell@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ98

490. Expanding Broadband and Innovation Through Air-Ground Mobile Broadband Secondary Service for Passengers Aboard Aircraft in the 14.0-

14.5 GHz Band; GN Docket No. 13-114

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 301 to 303; 47 U.S.C. 324

Abstract: In this docket, the Commission establishes a secondary allocation for the Aeronautical Mobile Service in the 14.0-14.5 GHz band and establishes service, technical, and licensing rules for air-

ground mobile broadband. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking requests public comment on a secondary allocation and service, technical, and licensing rules for air-ground mobile broadband.

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NPRM (Release Date)................. 05/09/13

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Sean O'More, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2453, Email: sean.omore@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK02

491. Terrestrial Use of the 2473-2495 MHz Band for Low-Power Mobile Broadband Networks; Amendments to Rules of Mobile Satellite Service System; IB Docket No. 13-213

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

Abstract: In this docket, the Commission proposes modified rules for the operation of the Ancillary Terrestrial Component of the single Mobile-Satellite Service system operating in the Big GEO S band. The changes would allow Globalstar, Inc. to deploy a low-power broadband network using its licensed spectrum at 2483.5-2495 MHz under certain limited technical criteria, and with the same equipment utilize spectrum in the adjacent 2473-2483.5 MHz band, pursuant to technical rules for unlicensed operations in that band.

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NPRM................................ 02/19/14 79 FR 9445

NPRM Comment Period End............. 05/05/14

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Stephen Duall, Chief, Satellite Policy Branch, Federal Communications Commission, International Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202-418-1103, Fax: 202 418-

0748, Email: stephen.duall@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK16

492. Review of Foreign Ownership Policies for Broadcast, Common Carrier and Aeronautical Radio Licensees Under Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act of 1934, as Amended (Docket No. 15-236)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 211; 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 309 to 310; 47 U.S.C. 403

Abstract: The FCC proposes to extend its foreign ownership rules and procedures that apply to common carrier licensees to broadcast licensees, with certain modifications to tailor them to the broadcast context. The FCC also seeks comment on whether and how to revise the methodology a licensee should use to assess its compliance with the 25 percent foreign ownership benchmark in section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, in order to reduce regulatory burdens on applicants and licensees. Finally, the FCC makes several proposals to clarify and update existing foreign ownership policies and procedures for broadcast, common carrier and aeronautical licensees.

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NPRM................................ 11/06/15 80 FR 68815

NPRM Comment Period End............. 01/20/16

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Kimberly Cook, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7532, Email: kimberly.cook@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK47

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Media Bureau

Final Rule Stage

493. Broadcast Ownership Rules

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 152(a); 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 307; 47 U.S.C. 309 and 310

Abstract: Section 202(h) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires the Commission to review its ownership rules every four years and determine whether any such rules are necessary in the public interest as the result of competition. Accordingly, every four years, the Commission undertakes a comprehensive review of its broadcast multiple and cross-ownership limits examining: Cross-ownership of TV and radio stations; local TV ownership limits; national TV cap; and dual network rule. The last review undertaken was the 2014 review. The Commission incorporated the record of the 2010 review, and sought additional data on market conditions and competitive indicators. The Commission also sought comment on whether to eliminate restrictions on newspaper/radio combined ownership and whether to eliminate the radio/

television cross-ownership rule in favor of reliance on the local radio rule and the local television rule. Ultimately, the Commission retained the existing rules with modifications to account for the digital television transition.

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NPRM................................ 10/05/01 66 FR 50991

R&O................................. 08/05/03 68 FR 46286

Public Notice....................... 02/19/04 69 FR 9216

FNPRM............................... 08/09/06 71 FR 4511

Second FNPRM........................ 08/08/07 72 FR 44539

R&O and Order on Reconsideration.... 02/21/08 73 FR 9481

Notice of Inquiry................... 06/11/10 75 FR 33227

NPRM................................ 01/19/12 77 FR 2868

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/19/12

FNPRM............................... 05/20/14 79 FR 29010

2nd R&O (08/26/2016)................ 12/00/16

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Brendan Holland, Chief, Industry Analysis Div., Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202-418-2757, Email: brendan.holland@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AH97

494. Promoting Diversification of Ownership in the Broadcast Services (MB Docket No. 07-294)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 152(a); 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and (j); 47 U.S.C. 257; 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 307 to 310; 47 U.S.C. 336; 47 U.S.C. 534 and 535

Abstract: Diversity and competition are longstanding and important Commission goals. The measures proposed, as well as those adopted in this proceeding, are intended to promote diversity of ownership of media outlets. In the Report and Order and Third FNPRM, measures are enacted to increase participation in the broadcasting industry by new entrants and small businesses, including minority- and women-owned businesses. In the Report and Order and Fourth FNPRM, the Commission adopts improvements to its data collection in order to obtain an accurate and comprehensive assessment of minority and female broadcast ownership in the United States. The Memorandum Opinion & Order addressed petitions for reconsideration of the rules, and also sought comment on a proposal to expand the reporting requirements to non-

attributable interests. In 2016, the Commission made improvements to the collection of data reported on Forms 323 and 323-E.

Pursuant to a remand from the Third Circuit, the measures adopted in the 2009 Diversity Order were put forth for comment in the NPRM for the 2010 review of the Commission's Broadcast Ownership rules. The Commission sought additional comment in 2014. The Commission addressed the remand in the 2016 Second Report and Order. In the 2014 quadrennial review, the Commission reinstated the revenue-based eligible entity standard.

Timetable:

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R&O................................. 05/16/08 73 FR 28361

Third FNPRM......................... 05/16/08 73 FR 28400

R&O................................. 05/27/09 74 FR 25163

Fourth FNPRM........................ 05/27/09 74 FR 25305

MO&O................................ 10/30/09 74 FR 56131

NPRM................................ 01/19/12 77 FR 2868

5th NPRM............................ 01/15/13 78 FR 2934

6th FNPRM........................... 01/15/13 78 FR 2925

FNPRM............................... 05/20/14 79 FR 29010

7th FNPRM........................... 02/26/15 80 FR 10442

Comment Period End.................. 03/30/15

Reply Comment Period End............ 04/30/15

R&O................................. 04/04/16 81 FR 19432

2nd R&O (08/25/2016)................ 12/00/16

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Brendan Holland, Chief, Industry Analysis Div., Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202-418-2757, Email: brendan.holland@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ27

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Media Bureau

Long-Term Actions

495. Establishment of Rules for Digital Low-Power Television, Television Translator, and Television Booster Stations (MB Docket No. 03-185)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 336

Abstract: This proceeding initiated the digital television conversion for low-power television (LPTV) and television translator stations. The rules and policies adopted as a result of this proceeding provide the framework for these stations' conversion from analog to digital broadcasting.

The Report and Order adopts definitions and permissible use provisions for digital TV translator and LPTV stations. The Second Report and Order takes steps to resolve the remaining issues in order to complete the low-power television digital transition. The third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeks comment on a number of issues related to the potential impact of the incentive auction and the repacking process.

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NPRM................................ 09/26/03 68 FR 55566

NPRM Comment Period End............. 11/25/03 .......................

R&O................................. 11/29/04 69 FR 69325

FNPRM and MO&O...................... 10/18/10 75 FR 63766

2nd R&O............................. 07/07/11 76 FR 44821

3rd NPRM............................ 11/28/14 79 FR 70824

NPRM Comment Period End............. 12/29/14 .......................

NPRM Comment Period End............. 12/29/14 .......................

NPRM Reply Comment Period End....... 01/12/15 .......................

3rd R&O............................. 02/01/16 81 FR 5041

4th NPRM............................ 02/01/16 81 FR 5086

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

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Agency Contact: Shaun Maher, Attorney, Policy Division, Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2324, Fax: 202 418-2827, Email: shaun.maher@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI38

496. Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (MB Docket No. 11-154)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 330(b); 47 U.S.C. 613; 47 U.S.C. 617

Abstract: Pursuant to the Commission's responsibilities under the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, this proceeding was initiated to adopt rules to govern the closed captioning requirements for the owners, providers, and distributors of video programming delivered using Internet protocol.

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NPRM................................ 09/28/11 76 FR 59963

R&O................................. 03/20/12 77 FR 19480

Order on Recon, FNPRM............... 07/02/13 78 FR 39691

2nd Order on Recon.................. 08/05/14 79 FR 45354

2nd FNPRM........................... 08/05/14 79 FR 45397

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Maria Mullarkey, Attorney, Policy Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1067, Email: maria.mullarkey@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ67

497. Accessibility of User Interfaces and Video Programming Guides and Menus (MB Docket No. 12-108)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 303(aa); 47 U.S.C. 303(bb)

Abstract: This proceeding was initiated to implement sections 204 and 205 of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. These sections generally require that user interfaces on digital apparatus and navigation devices used to view video programming be accessible to and usable by individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

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NPRM................................ 06/18/13 78 FR 36478

NPRM Comment Period End............. 07/15/13 .......................

R&O................................. 12/20/13 78 FR 77210

FNPRM............................... 12/20/13 78 FR 77074

2nd FNPRM........................... 02/04/16 81 FR 5971

2nd R&O............................. 02/04/16 81 FR 5921

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Maria Mullarkey, Attorney, Policy Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1067, Email: maria.mullarkey@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK11

498. Network Non-Duplication and Syndicated Exclusivity Rule (MB Docket No. 14-29)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 307; 47 U.S.C. 339(b); 47 U.S.C. 573(b)

Abstract: In this proceeding, the Commission continues to examine whether to eliminate or modify the network no-duplication and syndicated exclusivity rules in light of changes in the video marketplace in the more than 40 years since these rules were adopted.

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NPRM................................ 04/10/14 79 FR 19849

NPRM Comment Period End............. 05/12/14 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Kathy Berthot, Attorney, Policy Division Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2120, Email: kathy.berthot@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK18

499. Channel Sharing by Full Power and Class A Stations Outside of the Incentive Auction Context; (MB Docket No. 15-137)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 307 to 310; 47 U.S.C. 316; 47 U.S.C. 319; 47 U.S.C. 338; 47 U.S.C. 403; 47 U.S.C. 614 to 615

Abstract: In this proceeding, the Commission considers rules to enable full power and Class A television stations to share a channel with another licensee outside of the incentive auction context.

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NPRM................................ 07/14/15 80 FR 40957

NPRM Comment Period End............. 08/13/15 .......................

NPRM Reply Comment Period End....... 08/28/15 .......................

1st Order on Recon.................. 11/02/15 80 FR 67337

2nd Order on Recon.................. 11/12/15 80 FR 67344

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Kim Matthews, Attorney, Policy Division, Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2154, Fax: 202 418-2053, Email: kim.matthews@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK42

500. Preserving Vacant Channels in the UHF Television Band for Unlicensed Use; (MB Docket No. 15-68)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 157; 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 307; 47 U.S.C. 308; 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 310; 47 U.S.C. 316; 47 U.S.C. 319; 47 U.S.C. 332; 47 U.S.C. 336; 47 U.S.C. 403

Abstract: In this proceeding, the Commission considers proposals to preserve vacant television channels in the UHF television band for shared use by white space devices and wireless microphones following the repacking of the band after the conclusion of the Incentive Auction. In the NPRM, the Commission proposed preserving in each area of the country at least one vacant television channel. In the Public Notice, the Commission notes that a limited number of broadcast television stations may be reassigned during the incentive auction and repacking process to channels within the duplex gap established as part of the 600 MHz Band Plan, resulting in a restriction on the ability of white space devices and wireless microphone to use this spectrum. To address this concern, the Public Notice tentatively concluded that a second available television channel should be preserved in the remaining television band in such areas for shared use by white space devices and wireless microphones, in addition to the one such channel proposed in the NPRM.

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NPRM................................ 07/02/15 80 FR 38158

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NPRM Comment Period End............. 08/03/15 .......................

NPRM Reply Comment Period End....... 08/31/15 .......................

Public Notice....................... 09/01/15 80 FR 52715

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Shaun Maher, Attorney, Policy Division, Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2324, Fax: 202 418-2827, Email: shaun.maher@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK43

501. Revision to Public Inspection Requirements (MB Docket No. 16-161)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154

Abstract: In this proceeding, the Commission proposes to remove two public inspection file requirements to reduce the regulatory burden on commercial broadcasters and cable operators.

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NPRM................................ 06/22/16 81 FR 40617

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Kim Matthews, Attorney, Policy Division, Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2154, Fax: 202 418-2053, Email: kim.matthews@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK50

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Office of Managing Director

Long-Term Actions

502. Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2016

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 159

Abstract: Section 9 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 159, requires the FCC to recover the cost of its activities by assessing and collecting annual regulatory fees from beneficiaries of the activities.

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NPRM................................ 05/19/16 .......................

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R&O................................. To Be Determined

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Roland Helvajian, Office of the Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0444, Email: roland.helvajian@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK53

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

Final Rule Stage

503. 700 MHz Public Safety Broadband--First Net (PS Docket Nos. 12-94 & 06-229 and WT 06-150)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 152; 47 U.S.C. 301 to 303; 47 U.S.C. 307 to 309; Pub. L. 112-96

Abstract: This action proposes technical rules to protect against harmful radio frequency interference in the spectrum designated for public safety services under the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.

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NPRM................................ 04/24/13 78 FR 24138

NPRM Comment Period End............. 05/24/13 .......................

R&O................................. 01/06/14 79 FR 588

R&O (08/25/2016).................... 12/00/16 .......................

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Roberto Mussenden, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1428, Email: roberto.mussenden@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ99

504. Proposed Amendments to Service Rules Governing Public Safety Narrowband Operations in the 769-775 and 799-805 MHz Bands

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 160; 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 337(a); 47 U.S.C. 403

Abstract: This proceeding seeks to amend the Commission's rules to promote spectrum efficiency, interoperability, and flexibility in 700 MHz public safety narrowband operations (769775/799805 MHz).

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NPRM................................ 04/19/13 78 FR 23529

Final Rule.......................... 12/20/14 79 FR 71321

Final Rule Effective................ 01/02/15 .......................

Order on Recon & FNPRM (08/22/2016). 12/00/16 .......................

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Brian Marenco, Electronics Engineer, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0838, Email: brian.marenco@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK19

505. New Part 4 of the Commission's Rules Concerning Disruptions to Communications; ET Docket No. 04-35

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154 to 155; 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 251; 47 U.S.C. 307; 47 U.S.C. 316

Abstract: The proceeding creates a new part 4 in title 47, and amends part 63.100. The proceeding updates the Commission's communication disruptions reporting rules for wireline providers formerly found in 47 CFR 63.100, and extends these rules to other non-

wireline providers. Through this proceeding, the Commission streamlines the reporting process through an electronic template. The Report and Order received several petitions for reconsideration, of which two were eventually withdrawn, and in 2015, seven are addressed in an Order on Reconsideration. Two petitions remain pending regarding NORS database sharing with states and communication disruptions at airports. The former is addressed in a separate proceeding, PS Docket 15-80. To the extent the communication disruption rules cover VoIP, the Commission studies and addresses these questions in a separate docket, PS Docket 11-82.

In May 2016, the Commission released a Report and Order, FNPRM, and Order on Reconsideration (see dockets 11-82 & 15-80). The Order on Reconsideration addressed outage reporting for events at airports, and the FNPRM sought comment on database sharing.

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NPRM................................ 03/26/04 69 FR 15761

R&O................................. 11/26/04 69 FR 68859

Denial for Petition for Partial Stay 12/02/04 .......................

Seek Comment on Petition for Recon.. 02/02/10 .......................

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Reply Period End.................... 03/19/10 .......................

Seek Comment on Broadband and 07/02/10 .......................

Interconnected VOIP Service

Providers.

Reply Period End.................... 08/16/12 .......................

R&O and Order on Recon.............. 06/16/15 80 FR 34321

FNPRM............................... 07/12/16 81 FR 45095

R&O................................. 07/12/16 81 FR 45055

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Brenda Villanueva, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7005.

RIN: 3060-AK41

506. Amendment of Part 90 of the Commission's Rules To Enable Railroad Police Officers To Access Public Safety Interoperability and Mutual Aid Channels

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C, 151 to 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 316; 47 U.S.C. 337

Abstract: In this proceeding, we amend our rules to permit railroad police officers to use public safety interoperability channels to communicate with public safety entities already authorized to use to use those channels.

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ANPRM Comment Period End............ 11/13/15 .......................

NPRM................................ 11/13/15 80 FR 58421

NPRM Reply Comment Period End....... 11/30/15 .......................

R&O................................. 12/00/16 .......................

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: John Evanoff, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0848, Email: john.evanoff@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK51

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

Long-Term Actions

507. Revision of the Rules To Ensure Compatibility With Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems (CC Docket No. 94-102; PS Docket No. 07-114)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 134(i); 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 208; 47 U.S.C. 215; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 309

Abstract: In a series of orders in several related proceedings issued since 1996, the Federal Communications Commission has taken action to improve the quality and reliability of 911 emergency services for wireless phone users. Rules have been adopted governing the availability of basic 911 services and the implementation of enhanced 911 (E911) for wireless services.

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FNPRM............................... 08/02/96 61 FR 40374

R&O................................. 08/02/96 61 FR 40348

MO&O................................ 01/16/98 63 FR 2631

Second R&O.......................... 06/28/99 64 FR 34564

Third R&O........................... 11/04/99 64 FR 60126

Second MO&O......................... 12/29/99 64 FR 72951

Fourth MO&O......................... 10/02/00 65 FR 58657

FNPRM............................... 06/13/01 66 FR 31878

Order............................... 11/02/01 66 FR 55618

R&O................................. 05/23/02 67 FR 36112

Public Notice....................... 07/17/02 67 FR 46909

Order to Stay....................... 07/26/02 .......................

Order on Reconsideration............ 01/22/03 68 FR 2914

FNPRM............................... 01/23/03 68 FR 3214

R&O, Second FNPRM................... 02/11/04 69 FR 6578

Second R&O.......................... 09/07/04 69 FR 54037

NPRM................................ 06/20/07 72 FR 33948

NPRM Comment Period End............. 09/18/07 .......................

R&O................................. 02/14/08 73 FR 8617

Public Notice....................... 09/25/08 73 FR 55473

Comment Period End.................. 10/18/08 .......................

Public Notice....................... 11/18/09 74 FR 59539

Comment Period End.................. 12/04/09 .......................

FNPRM, NOI.......................... 11/02/10 75 FR 67321

Second R&O.......................... 11/18/10 75 FR 70604

Order, Comment Period Extension..... 01/07/11 76 FR 1126

Comment Period End.................. 02/18/11 .......................

Final Rule.......................... 04/28/11 76 FR 23713

NPRM................................ 08/04/11 76 FR 47114

Second FNPRM........................ 08/04/11 76 FR 47114

3rd R&O............................. 09/28/11 76 FR 59916

NPRM Comment Period End............. 11/02/11 .......................

3rd FNPRM........................... 03/28/14 79 FR 17820

Order Extending Comment Period...... 06/10/14 79 FR 33163

3rd FNPRM Comment Period End........ 07/14/14 .......................

Public Notice (release date)........ 11/20/14 .......................

Public Notice Comment Period End.... 12/17/14 .......................

4th R&O............................. 03/04/15 80 FR 11806

Final Rule.......................... 08/03/15 80 FR 45897

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Tim May, Policy and Licensing Div., Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1463, Email: tim.may@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AG34

508. Enhanced 911 Services for Wireline and Multi-Line Telephone Systems; PS Docket Nos. 10-255 and 07-114

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 222; 47 U.S.C. 251

Abstract: The policies set forth in the Report and Order will assist State governments in drafting legislation that will ensure that multi-line telephone systems are compatible with the enhanced 911 network. The Public Notice seeks comment on whether the Commission, rather than States, should regulate multiline telephone systems, and whether part 68 of the Commission's rules should be revised.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 10/11/94 59 FR 54878

FNPRM............................... 01/23/03 68 FR 3214

Second FNPRM........................ 02/11/04 69 FR 6595

R&O................................. 02/11/04 69 FR 6578

Public Notice....................... 01/13/05 70 FR 2405

Comment Period End.................. 03/29/05 .......................

NOI................................. 01/13/11 76 FR 2297

NOI Comment Period End.............. 03/14/11 .......................

Public Notice (Release Date)........ 05/21/12 .......................

Public Notice Comment Period End.... 08/06/12 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Tim May, Policy and Licensing Div., Federal

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Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1463, Email: tim.may@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AG60

509. Implementation of 911 Act (CC Docket No. 92-105, WT Docket No. 00-

110)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 157; 47 U.S.C. 160; 47 U.S.C. 202; 47 U.S.C. 208; 47 U.S.C. 210; 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 U.S.C. 251(e); 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 308 to 309(j); 47 U.S.C. 310

Abstract: This proceeding was separate from the Commission's proceeding on Enhanced 911 Emergency Systems (E911) in that it intended to implement provisions of the Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999 through the promotion of public safety by the deployment of a seamless, nationwide emergency communications infrastructure that includes wireless communications services. More specifically, the chief goal of the proceeding is to ensure that all emergency calls are routed to the appropriate local emergency authority to provide assistance. The E911 proceeding goes a step further and was aimed at improving the effectiveness and reliability of wireless 911 dispatchers with additional information on wireless 911 calls.

Timetable:

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Fourth R&O, Third NPRM.............. 09/19/00 65 FR 56752

NPRM................................ 09/19/00 65 FR 56757

Fifth R&O, First R&O, and MO&O...... 01/14/02 67 FR 1643

Final Rule.......................... 01/25/02 67 FR 3621

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Tim May, Policy and Licensing Div., Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1463, Email: tim.may@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AH90

510. Commission Rules Concerning Disruptions to Communications (PS Docket No. 11-82)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 155; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 251

Abstract: The 2004 Report and Order extended the Commission's outage reporting requirements to non-wireline carriers and streamlined reporting through a new electronic template. A Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the unique communications needs of airports also remains pending. The 2012 Report and Order extended the Commission's outage reporting requirements to interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol services where there is a complete loss of connectivity that has the potential to affect at least 900,000 user minutes. Interconnected VoIP services providers must now file outage reports through the same electronic mechanism as providers of other services. The Commission indicated that the technical issues involved in identifying and reporting significant outages of broadband Internet services require further study. In May 2016, the Commission released a Report and Order, FNPRM, and Order on Reconsideration (see also dockets 04-35 and 15-80). The FNPRM proposed rules to extend Part 4 outage reporting to broadband services. Comments and replies will be received by the Commission in August and September 2016.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 03/26/04 69 FR 15761

FNPRM............................... 11/26/04 69 FR 68859

R&O................................. 12/03/04 69 FR 70316

Announcement of Effective Date and 12/30/04 69 FR 78338

Partial Stay.

Petition for Reconsideration........ 02/15/05 70 FR 7737

Amendment of Delegated Authority.... 02/21/08 73 FR 9462

Public Notice....................... 08/02/10 .......................

NPRM................................ 06/09/11 76 FR 33686

NPRM Comment Period End............. 08/08/11 .......................

R&O................................. 04/27/12 77 FR 25088

Final Rule; Correction.............. 01/30/13 78 FR 6216

R&O................................. 07/12/16 81 FR 45055

FNPRM............................... 07/12/16 81 FR 45095

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 09/12/16 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Peter Shroyer, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, Public Safety Homeland Security Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 201 418-1575, Email: peter.shroyer@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI22

511. E911 Requirements for IP-Enabled Service Providers (Dockets Nos. GN 11-117, PS 07-114, WC 05-196, WC 04-36)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 251(e); 47 U.S.C. 303(r)

Abstract: In this proceeding, the Commission adopted E911 requirements for interconnected Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) service providers. The pending notices seek comment on what additional steps the Commission should take to ensure that VOIP providers interconnecting with the public switched telephone network, provide ubiquitous and reliable enhanced 911 service.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 03/29/04 69 FR 16193

NPRM................................ 06/29/05 70 FR 37307

R&O................................. 06/29/05 70 FR 37273

NPRM Comment Period End............. 09/12/05 .......................

NPRM................................ 06/20/07 72 FR 33948

NPRM Comment Period End............. 09/18/07 .......................

FNPRM, NOI.......................... 11/02/10 75 FR 67321

Order, Extension of Comment Period.. 01/07/11 76 FR 1126

Comment Period End.................. 02/18/11 .......................

2nd FNPRM, NPRM..................... 08/04/11 76 FR 47114

2nd FNPRM, NPRM Comment Period End.. 11/02/11 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Tim May, Policy and Licensing Div., Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1463, Email: tim.may@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI62

512. Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements; PS Docket No. 07-114

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 332

Abstract: This is related to the proceedings in which the FCC has previously acted to improve the quality of all emergency services. Wireless carriers must provide specific automatic location information in connection with 911 emergency calls to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). Wireless licensees must satisfy Enhanced 911 location accuracy standards at either a county-based or a PSAP-based geographic level.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 06/20/07 72 FR 33948

R&O................................. 02/14/08 73 FR 8617

Public Notice....................... 09/25/08 73 FR 55473

FNPRM; NOI.......................... 11/02/10 75 FR 67321

Public Notice....................... 11/18/09 74 FR 59539

2nd R&O............................. 11/18/10 75 FR 70604

Second NPRM......................... 08/04/11 76 FR 47114

Second NPRM Comment Period End...... 11/02/11 .......................

Final Rule.......................... 04/28/11 76 FR 23713

NPRM, 3rd R&O, and 2nd FNPRM........ 09/28/11 76 FR 59916

3rd FNPRM........................... 03/28/14 79 FR 17820

Order Extending Comment Period...... 06/10/14 79 FR 33163

3rd FNPRM Comment Period End........ 07/14/14 .......................

Public Notice (Release Date)........ 11/20/14 .......................

Public Notice Comment Period End.... 12/17/14 .......................

4th R&O............................. 03/04/15 80 FR 11806

Final Rule.......................... 08/03/15 80 FR 45897

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Tim May, Policy and Licensing Div., Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1463, Email: tim.may@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ52

513. Improving Outage Reporting for Submarine Cables and Enhancing Submarine Cable Outage Data; GN Docket No. 15-206

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 34 to 39; 47 U.S.C. 301

Abstract: This proceeding takes steps toward assuring the reliability and resiliency of submarine cables, a critical piece of the Nation's communications infrastructure, by proposing to require submarine cable licensees to report to the Commission when outages occur and communications are disrupted. The Commission's intent is to enhance national security and emergency preparedness by these actions.

Timetable:

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NPRM (Release Date)................. 09/17/15 .......................

R&O................................. 06/24/16 81 FR 52354

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Peter Shroyer, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, Public Safety Homeland Security Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 201 418-1575, Email: peter.shroyer@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK39

514. Amendments to Part 4 of the Commission's Rules Concerning Disruptions to Communications; PS Docket No. 15-80

Legal Authority: 47 CFR 0; 47 CFR 4; 47 CFR 63

Abstract: The 2004 Report and Order extended the Commission's communication disruptions reporting rules to non-wireline carriers and streamlined reporting through a new electronic template, see docket ET Docket 04-35. In 2015, this proceeding, PS Docket 15-80, was opened to amend the original communications disruption reporting rules from 2004 in order to reflect technology transitions observed throughout the telecommunications sector. The Commission seeks to further study the possibility to share the reporting database information and access with state and other federal entities. In May 2016, the Commission released a Report and Order, FNPRM, and Order on Reconsideration (see also dockets 11-82 & 04-35). The R&O adopted rules to update the Part 4 requirements to reflect technology transitions. The FNPRM also seeks comment on sharing information in the reporting database.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 06/16/15 80 FR 34321

NPRM Comment Period End............. 07/31/15 .......................

FNPRM............................... 07/12/16 81 FR 45095

R&O................................. 07/12/16 81 FR 45055

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 09/12/16 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Brenda Villanueva, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7005.

RIN: 3060-AK40

515. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA); PS Docket No. 15-91

Legal Authority: Pub. L. 109-347, title VI; 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i)

Abstract: This proceeding was initiated to improve WEA messaging, to ensure that WEA alerts reach only those individuals to whom they are relevant, and to establish an end-to-end testing program based on advancements in technology.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 11/19/15 80 FR 77289

NPRM Comment Period End............. 01/13/16 .......................

NPRM Reply Comment Period End....... 02/12/16 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Lisa Fowlkes, Deputy Bureau Chief, Federal Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7452, Email: lisa.fowlkes@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK54

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Final Rule Stage

516. Use of Spectrum Bands Above 24 GHz for Mobile Services--

Spectrum Frontiers; WT Docket 10-112

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 154; 47 U.S.C. 157; 47 U.S.C. 160; 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 225; 47 U.S.C. 227; 47 U.S.C. 301 to 302; 47 U.S.C. 302(a); 47 U.S.C. 303 to 304; 47 U.S.C. 307; 47 U.S.C. 309 to 310; 47 U.S.C. 316; 47 U.S.C. 319; 47 U.S.C. 332; 47 U.S.C. 336; 47 U.S.C. 1302

Abstract: In this proceeding, the Commission adopted service rules for licensing of mobile and other uses for millimeter wave (mmW) bands. These high frequencies previously have been best suited for satellite or fixed microwave applications; however, recent technological breakthroughs have newly enabled advanced mobile services in these bands, notably including very high speed and low latency services. This action will help facilitate Fifth Generation mobile services and other mobile services. In developing service rules for mmW bands, the Commission will facilitate access to spectrum, develop a flexible spectrum policy, and encourage wireless innovation.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 01/13/16 81 FR 1802

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NPRM Comment Period End............. 02/26/16 .......................

R&O and FNPRM....................... 12/00/16 .......................

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: John Schauble, Deputy Chief, Broadband Division, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0797, Email: john.schauble@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK44

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Long-Term Actions

517. Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; to 152(n); 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 201(b); 47 U.S.C. 251(a); 47 U.S.C. 253; 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 332(c)(1)(B); 47 U.S.C. 309

Abstract: This rulemaking considers whether the Commission should adopt an automatic roaming rule for voice services for Commercial Mobile Radio Services and whether the Commission should adopt a roaming rule for mobile data services.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 11/21/00 65 FR 69891

NPRM................................ 09/28/05 70 FR 56612

NPRM................................ 01/19/06 71 FR 3029

FNPRM............................... 08/30/07 72 FR 50085

Final Rule.......................... 08/30/07 72 FR 50064

Final Rule.......................... 04/28/10 75 FR 22263

FNPRM............................... 04/28/10 75 FR 22338

2nd R&O............................. 05/06/11 76 FR 26199

Order on Recon...................... 06/25/14 79 FR 43956

Declaratory Ruling (release date)... 12/18/14 .......................

Comment Period End.................. 02/14/15 .......................

Reply Comment Period End............ 02/19/15 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Jennifer Salhus, Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-

2823, Email: jsalhus@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AH83

518. Review of Part 87 of the Commission's Rules Concerning Aviation (WT Docket No. 01-289)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 307(e)

Abstract: This proceeding is intended to streamline, consolidate, and revise our part 87 rules governing the Aviation Radio Service. The rule changes are designed to ensure these rules reflect current technological advances.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 10/16/01 66 FR 64785

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/14/02 .......................

R&O and FNPRM....................... 10/16/03 .......................

FNPRM............................... 04/12/04 69 FR 19140

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 07/12/04 .......................

R&O................................. 06/14/04 69 FR 32577

NPRM................................ 12/06/06 71 FR 70710

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/06/07 .......................

Final Rule.......................... 12/06/06 71 FR 70671

3rd R&O............................. 03/29/11 76 FR 17347

Stay Order.......................... 03/29/11 76 FR 17353

3rd FNPRM........................... 01/30/13 78 FR 6276

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Jeff Tobias, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0680, Email: jeff.tobias@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI35

519. Implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (CSEA) and Modernization of the Commission's Competitive Bidding Rules and Procedures (WT Docket No. 05-211)

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 79; 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and (j); 47 U.S.C. 155; 47 U.S.C. 155(c); 47 U.S.C. 157; 47 U.S.C. 225; 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 307; 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 309(j); 47 U.S.C. 325(e); 47 U.S.C. 334; 47 U.S.C. 336; 47 U.S.C. 339; 47 U.S.C. 554

Abstract: This proceeding implements rules and procedures needed to comply with the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (CSEA). It establishes a mechanism for reimbursing Federal agencies' out-of-

spectrum auction proceeds for the cost of relocating their operations from certain ``eligible frequencies'' that have been reallocated from Federal to non-Federal use. It also seeks to improve the Commission's ability to achieve Congress' directives with regard to designated entities and to ensure that, in accordance with the intent of Congress, every recipient of its designated entity benefits is an entity that uses its licenses to directly provide facilities-based telecommunications services for the benefit of the public.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 06/14/05 70 FR 43372

NPRM Comment Period End............. 08/26/05 .......................

Declaratory Ruling.................. 06/14/05 70 FR 43322

R&O................................. 01/24/06 71 FR 6214

FNPRM............................... 02/03/06 71 FR 6992

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 02/24/06 .......................

Second R&O.......................... 04/25/06 71 FR 26245

Order on Reconsideration of Second 06/02/06 71 FR 34272

R&O.

NPRM................................ 06/21/06 71 FR 35594

NPRM Comment Period End............. 08/21/06 .......................

Reply Comment Period End............ 09/19/06 .......................

Second Order and Reconsideration of 04/04/08 73 FR 18528

Second R&O.

Order............................... 02/01/12 77 FR 16470

3rd Order on Recon of the 2nd R&O, 09/18/15 80 FR 56764

and 3rd R&O.

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Kelly Quinn, Assistant Chief, Auctions and Spectrum Access Division, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0660, Email: kelly.quinn@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI88

520. Facilitating the Provision of Fixed and Mobile Broadband Access, Educational, and Other Advanced Services in the 2150-2162 and 2500-2690 MHz Bands

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 301 to 303; 47 U.S.C. 307; 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 332; 47 U.S.C. 336 and 337

Abstract: The Commission seeks comment on whether to assign Educational Broadband Service (EBS) spectrum in the Gulf of Mexico. It also seeks comment on how to license unassigned and available EBS spectrum. Specifically, we seek comment on whether it would be in the public interest to develop a scheme for licensing unassigned EBS spectrum that avoids mutual exclusivity; we ask whether EBS eligible entities could participate fully in a spectrum auction; we seek comment on the use of small

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business size standards and bidding credits for EBS if we adopt a licensing scheme that could result in mutually exclusive applications; we seek comment on the proper market size and size of spectrum blocks for new EBS licenses; and we seek comment on issuing one license to a State agency designated by the Governor to be the spectrum manager, using frequency coordinators to avoid mutually exclusive EBS applications, as well as other alternative licensing schemes. The Commission must develop a new licensing scheme for EBS in order to achieve the Commission's goal of facilitating the development of new and innovative wireless services for the benefit of students throughout the Nation. In addition, the Commission has sought comment on a proposal intended to make it possible to use wider channel bandwidths for the provision of broadband services in these spectrum bands. The proposed changes may permit operators to use spectrum more efficiently, and to provide higher data rates to consumers, thereby advancing key goals of the National Broadband Plan.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 04/02/03 68 FR 34560

NPRM Comment Period End............. 09/08/03 .......................

FNPRM............................... 07/29/04 69 FR 72048

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 01/10/03 .......................

R&O................................. 07/29/04 69 FR 72020

MO&O................................ 04/27/06 71 FR 35178

FNPRM............................... 03/20/08 73 FR 26067

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 07/07/08 .......................

MO&O................................ 03/20/08 73 FR 26032

MO&O................................ 09/28/09 74 FR 49335

FNPRM............................... 09/28/09 74 FR 49356

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 10/13/09 .......................

R&O................................. 06/03/10 75 FR 33729

FNPRM............................... 05/27/11 76 FR 32901

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 07/22/11 .......................

R&O................................. 07/16/14 79 FR 41448

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: John Schauble, Deputy Chief, Broadband Division, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0797, Email: john.schauble@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ12

521. Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 2155-2175 MHz Band; WT Docket No. 13-185

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 157; 47 U.S.C. 160; 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 U.S.C. 301

Abstract: This proceeding explores the possible uses of the 2155 to 2175 MHz frequency band (AWS-3) to support the introduction of new advanced wireless services, including third generation and future generations of wireless systems. Advanced wireless systems could provide for a wide range of voice data and broadband services over a variety of mobile and fixed networks. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) sought comment on what service rules should be adopted in the AWS-3 band. We requested comment on rules for licensing this spectrum in a manner that will permit it to be fully and promptly used to bring advanced wireless services to American consumers. Our objective is to allow for the most effective and efficient use of the spectrum in this band, while also encouraging development of robust wireless broadband services. We proposed to apply our flexible, market-oriented rules to the band to do so. Thereafter, the Commission released a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), seeking comment on the Commission's proposed AWS-3 rules, which include adding 5 megahertz of spectrum (2175 to 80 MHz) to the AWS-3 band, and requiring licensees of that spectrum to provide--using up to 25 percent of its wireless network capacity--free, two-way broadband Internet service at engineered data rates of at least 768 kbps downstream.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 11/14/07 72 FR 64013

NPRM Comment Period End............. 01/14/08 .......................

FNPRM............................... 06/25/08 73 FR 35995

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 08/11/08 .......................

FNPRM............................... 08/20/13 78 FR 51559

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 10/16/13 .......................

R&O................................. 06/04/14 79 FR 32366

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Peter Daronco, Deputy Division Chief, Broadband Division, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7235, Email: peter.daronco@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ19

522. Amendment of the Commission's Rules To Improve Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band, and To Consolidate the 800 MHz and 900 MHz Business and Industrial/Land Transportation Pool Channels

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 332

Abstract: This action adopts rules that retain the current site-

based licensing paradigm for the 900 MHz B/ILT ``white space''; adopts interference protection rules applicable to all licensees operating in the 900 MHz B/ILT spectrum; and lifts, on a rolling basis, the freeze placed on applications for new 900 MHz B/ILT licenses in September 2004--the lift being tied to the completion of rebanding in each 800 MHz National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) region.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 03/18/05 70 FR 13143

NPRM Comment Period End............. 06/12/05 70 FR 23080

Final Rule.......................... 12/16/08 73 FR 67794

Petition for Reconsideration........ 03/12/09 74 FR 10739

Order on Reconsideration............ 07/17/13 78 FR 42701

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Joyce Jones, Attorney Advisor, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1327, Email: joyce.jones@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ22

523. Amendment of Part 101 To Accommodate 30 MHz Channels in the 6525 to 6875 MHz Band and Provide Conditional Authorization on Channels in the 21.8-22.0 and 23.0-23.2 GHz Band (WT Docket No. 04-114)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 157; 47 U.S.C. 160; 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 U.S.C. 301 to 303; 47 U.S.C. 307 to 310; 47 U.S.C. 319; 47 U.S.C. 324; 47 U.S.C. 332 and 333

Abstract: The Commission seeks comments on modifying its rules to authorize channels with bandwidths of as much as 30 MHz in the 6525 to 6875 MHz band. We also propose to allow conditional authorization on additional channels in the 21.8-22.0 and 23.0-23.2 GHz bands.

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NPRM................................ 06/29/09 74 FR 36134

NPRM Comment Period End............. 07/22/09 .......................

R&O................................. 06/11/10 75 FR 41767

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: John Schauble, Deputy Chief, Broadband Division, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0797, Email: john.schauble@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ28

524. Amendment of Part 90 of the Commission's Rules

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 303

Abstract: This proceeding considers rule changes impacting miscellaneous part 90 Private Land Mobile Radio rules.

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NPRM................................ 06/13/07 72 FR 32582

FNPRM............................... 04/14/10 75 FR 19340

Order on Reconsideration............ 05/27/10 75 FR 29677

5th R&O............................. 05/16/13 78 FR 28749

Petition for Reconsideration........ 07/23/13 78 FR 44091

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Rodney P Conway, Engineer, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2904, Fax: 202 418-1944, Email: rodney.conway@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ37

525. Amendment of Part 101 of the Commission's Rules for Microwave Use and Broadcast Auxiliary Service Flexibility

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 157; 47 U.S.C. 160 and 201; 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 U.S.C. 301 to 303; 47 U.S.C. 307 to 310; 47 U.S.C. 319 and 324; 47 U.S.C. 332 and 333

Abstract: In this document, the Commission commences a proceeding to remove regulatory barriers to the use of spectrum for wireless backhaul and other point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications.

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NPRM................................ 08/05/10 75 FR 52185

NPRM Comment Period End............. 11/22/10 .......................

R&O................................. 09/27/11 76 FR 59559

FNPRM............................... 09/27/11 76 FR 59614

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 10/25/11 .......................

R&O................................. 09/05/12 77 FR 54421

FNPRM............................... 09/05/12 77 FR 54511

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 10/22/12 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: John Schauble, Deputy Chief, Broadband Division, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0797, Email: john.schauble@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ47

526. Universal Service Reform Mobility Fund (WT Docket No. 10-208)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 155; 47 U.S.C. 160; 47 U.S.C. 201; 47 U.S.C. 205; 47 U.S.C. 225; 47 U.S.C. 254; 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 303(c); 47 U.S.C. 303(f); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 303(y); 47 U.S.C. 309; 47 U.S.C. 310

Abstract: This proceeding establishes the Mobility Fund which provides an initial infusion of funds toward solving persistent gaps in mobile services through targeted, one-time support for the build-out of current and next-generation wireless infrastructure in areas where these services are unavailable.

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NPRM................................ 10/14/10 75 FR 67060

NPRM Comment Period End............. 01/18/11 .......................

R&O................................. 11/29/11 76 FR 73830

FNPRM............................... 12/16/11 76 FR 78384

R&O................................. 12/28/11 76 FR 81562

2nd R&O............................. 07/03/12 77 FR 39435

4th Order on Recon.................. 08/14/12 77 FR 48453

FNPRM............................... 07/09/14 79 FR 39196

R&O, Declaratory Ruling, Order, 07/09/14 79 FR 39163

MO&O, and 7th Order on Recon.

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 09/08/14 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Audra Hale-Maddox, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2109, Email: audra.hale-maddox@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ58

527. Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service Bands at 1525-1559 MHz and 1626.5-1660.5 MHz, 1610-1626.5 MHz and 2483.5-2500 MHz, and 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 154; 47 U.S.C. 303 and 310

Abstract: The Commission proposes steps making additional spectrum available for new investment in mobile broadband networks while ensuring that the United States maintains robust mobile satellite service capabilities. Mobile broadband is emerging as one of America's most dynamic innovation and economic platforms. Yet tremendous demand growth soon will test the limits of spectrum availability. Some 90 megahertz of spectrum allocated to the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS)--

in the 2 GHz band, Big LEO band, and L-band--are potentially available for terrestrial mobile broadband use. The Commission seeks to remove regulatory barriers to terrestrial use, and to promote additional investments, such as those recently made possible by a transaction between Harbinger Capital Partners and SkyTerra Communications, while retaining sufficient market-wide MSS capability. The Commission proposes to add co-primary Fixed and Mobile allocations to the 2 GHz band, consistent with the International Table of Allocations. This allocation modification is a precondition for more flexible licensing of terrestrial services within the band. Second, the Commission proposes to apply the Commission's secondary market policies and rules applicable to terrestrial services to all transactions involving the use of MSS bands for terrestrial services to create greater predictability and regulatory parity with bands licensed for terrestrial mobile broadband service. The Commission also requests comment on further steps we can take to increase the value, utilization, innovation, and investment in MSS spectrum generally.

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NPRM................................ 07/15/10 75 FR 49871

NPRM Comment Period End............. 09/30/10 .......................

R&O................................. 04/06/11 76 FR 31252

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Blaise Scinto, Chief, Broadband Div., WTB, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1380, Email: blaise.scinto@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ59

528. Improving Spectrum Efficiency Through Flexible Channel Spacing and Bandwidth Utilization for Economic Area-Based 800 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio Licensees (WT Docket Nos. 12-64 and 11-110)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 152; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 302(a); 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 307 to 308

Abstract: This proceeding was initiated to allow EA-based 800 MHz SMR licensees in 813.5-824/858.5-869 MHz to exceed the channel spacing and bandwidth limitation in section 90.209 of the Commission's rules, subject to conditions.

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NPRM................................ 03/29/12 77 FR 18991

NPRM Comment Period End............. 04/13/12 .......................

R&O................................. 05/24/12 77 FR 33972

Petition for Recon Public Notice.... 08/16/12 77 FR 53163

Petition for Recon PN Comment Period 09/27/12 .......................

End.

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Linda Chang, Attorney, Deputy Div. Chief, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1339, Fax: 202 418-

7447, Email: linda.chang@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ71

529. Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz Bands

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 153; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 227; 47 U.S.C. 301 to 303; 47 U.S.C. 307 to 310; 47 U.S.C. 316; 47 U.S.C. 319; 47 U.S.C. 324; 47 U.S.C. 332 to 333

Abstract: In the Report and Order, the Commission increased the Nation's supply of spectrum for mobile broadband by removing unnecessary barriers to flexible use of spectrum currently assigned to the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) in the 2 GHz band. This action carries out a recommendation in the National Broadband Plan that the Commission enable the provision of standalone terrestrial services in this spectrum. We do so by adopting service, technical, assignment, and licensing rules for this spectrum. These rules are designed to provide for flexible use of this spectrum, encourage innovation and investment in mobile broadband, and provide a stable regulatory environment in which broadband deployment could develop.

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NPRM Comment Period End............. 04/17/12 .......................

NPRM................................ 04/17/12 77 FR 22720

R&O................................. 05/05/13 78 FR 8229

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Peter Daronco, Deputy Division Chief, Broadband Division, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7235, Email: peter.daronco@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ73

530. Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions; (GN Docket No. 12-268)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 309(j)(8)(G); 47 U.S.C. 1452

Abstract: In February 2012, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act was enacted (Pub. L. 112-96, 126 Stat. 156 (2012)). Title VI of that statute, commonly known as the Spectrum Act, provides the Commission with the authority to conduct incentive auctions to meet the growing demand for wireless broadband. Pursuant to the Spectrum Act, the Commission may conduct incentive auctions that will offer new initial spectrum licenses subject to flexible-use service rules on spectrum made available by licensees that voluntarily relinquish some or all of their spectrum usage rights in exchange for a portion, based on the value of the relinquished rights as determined by an auction, of the proceeds of bidding for the new licenses. In addition to granting the Commission general authority to conduct incentive auctions, the Spectrum Act requires the Commission to conduct an incentive auction of broadcast TV spectrum and sets forth special requirements for such an auction.

The incentive auction will consist of a ``reverse auction'' to determine the amount of compensation that each broadcast television licensee would accept in return for voluntarily relinquishing some or all of its spectrum usage rights and a ``forward auction'' that will allow mobile broadband providers to bid for licenses in the reallocated spectrum. Broadcast television licensees who elect voluntarily to participate in the auction have three basic options: Voluntarily go off the air, share their spectrum, or move channels in exchange for receiving part of the proceeds from auctioning that spectrum to wireless providers.

In June 2014, the Commission adopted a Report and Order that laid out the broad rules for the incentive auction. Consistent with past practice, in December 2014, a public notice was issued asking for comment specific key components related to implementing the June 2014 Report and Order. Public Notices in August and October 2015 announced the specific procedures about how to participate in the incentive auction. The start of the Incentive Auction is planned for March 29, 2016, with the submission of initial commitments by eligible broadcast TV licensees.

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NPRM................................ 11/21/12 77 FR 69933

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/02/13 .......................

R&O................................. 08/15/14 79 FR 48441

Notice.............................. 01/29/15 80 FR 4816

Notice Comment Period End........... 03/13/15 .......................

Public Notice....................... 08/11/15 80 FR 61918

Public Notice....................... 10/29/15 80 FR 66429

Public Notice....................... 11/20/15 80 FR 72721

Public Notice....................... 12/30/15 80 FR 81545

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Rachel Kazan, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1500, Email: rachel.kazan@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ82

531. Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 Related to the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz Bands (WT Docket No. 12-357)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 301; to 303; 47 U.S.C. 307 to 310

Abstract: The Commission proposes rules for the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) H Block that would

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make available 10 megahertz of flexible use. The proposal would extend the widely deployed Personal Communications Services (PCS) band, which is used by the four national providers as well as regional and rural providers to offer mobile service across the nation. The additional spectrum for mobile use will help ensure that the speed, capacity, and ubiquity of the Nation's wireless networks keeps pace with the skyrocketing demand for mobile services.

Today's action is a first step to implement the congressional directive in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Spectrum Act) to grant new initial licenses for the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz bands (the Lower H Block and Upper H Block, respectively) through a system of competitive bidding,Acirc- unless doing so would cause harmful interference to commercial mobile service licenses in the 1930-1985 MHz (PCS downlink) band. The potential for harmful interference to the PCS downlink band relates only to the Lower H Block transmissions, and may be addressed by appropriate technical rules, including reduced power limits on H Block devices. We, therefore, propose to pair and license the Lower H Block and the Upper H Block for flexible use, including mobile broadband, aiming to assign the licenses through competitive bidding in 2013. In the event that we conclude that the Lower H Block cannot be used without causing harmful interference to PCS, we propose to license the Upper H Block for full power, and seek comment on appropriate use for the Lower H Block, including Unlicensed PCS.

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NPRM................................ 01/08/13 78 FR 1166

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/06/13 .......................

R&O................................. 08/16/13 78 FR 50213

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Peter Daronco, Deputy Division Chief, Broadband Division, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7235, Email: peter.daronco@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ86

532. Amendment of Parts 1, 2, 22, 24, 27, 90 and 95 of the Commission's Rules To Improve Wireless Coverage Through the Use of Signal Boosters (WT Docket No. 10-4)

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 79; 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 155; 47 U.S.C. 157; 47 U.S.C. 225; 47 U.S.C. 227; 47 U.S.C. 303(r)

Abstract: This action adopts new technical, operational, and registration requirements for signal boosters. It creates two classes of signal boosters--consumer and industrial--with distinct regulatory requirements for each, thereby establishing a two-step transition process for equipment certification for both consumer and industrial signal boosters sold and marketed in the United States.

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NPRM................................ 05/10/11 76 FR 26983

R&O................................. 04/11/13 78 FR 21555

Petition for Reconsideration........ 06/06/13 78 FR 34015

Order on Reconsideration............ 11/08/14 79 FR 70790

FNPRM............................... 11/28/14 79 FR 70837

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Amanda Huetinck, Attorney Advisor, WTB, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7090, Email: amanda.huetinck@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ87

533. Amendment of the Commission's Rules Governing Certain Aviation Ground Station Equipment (Squitter) (WT Docket Nos. 10-61 and 09-42)

Legal Authority: 48 Stat 1066, 1082 as amended; 47 U.S.C. 154; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 307(e); 47 U.S.C. 151 to 156; 47 U.S.C. 301

Abstract: This action amends part 87 rules to authorize new ground station technologies to promote safety and allow use of frequency 1090 MHz by aeronautical utility mobile stations for airport surface detection equipment (commonly referred to as ``squitters'') to help reduce collisions between aircraft and airport ground vehicles.

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NPRM................................ 04/28/10 75 FR 22352

R&O................................. 03/01/13 78 FR 61023

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Tim Maguire, Electronics Engineer, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2155, Fax: 202 418-7247, Email: tim.maguire@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ88

534. Amendment of the Commission's Rules Concerning Commercial Radio Operators (WT Docket No. 10-177)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 332(a)2

Abstract: This action amends parts 0, 1, 13, 80, and 87 of the Commission's rules concerning commercial radio operator licenses for maritime and aviation radio stations in order to reduce administrative burdens on the telecom industry.

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NPRM................................ 10/29/10 75 FR 66709

R&O................................. 05/29/13 78 FR 32165

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Stanislava Kimball, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1306, Email: stanislava.kimball@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ91

535. Amendment of Part 90 of the Commission's Rules To Permit Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) Technology; WT Docket No. 11-6

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 161; 47 U.S.C. 303(g); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 332(c)(7)

Abstract: We modify our rules to permit the certification and use of Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) equipment under part 90 of our rules. TETRA is a spectrally efficient digital technology with the potential to provide valuable benefits to land mobile radio users, such as higher security and lower latency than comparable technologies. It does not, however, conform to all of our current part 90 technical rules. In the Notice of Proposed Rule Making and Order (NPRM) in this proceeding, the Commission proposed to amend part 90 to accommodate TETRA technology. We conclude that modifying the part 90 rules to permit the certification and use of TETRA equipment in two bands--the 450-470 MHz portion of the UHF band (421-512 MHz) and Business/

Industrial Land Transportation 800 MHz band channels (809-824/854-869 MHz) that

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are not in the National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) portion of the band--will give private land mobile radio (PLMR) licensees additional equipment alternatives without increasing the potential for interference or other adverse effects on other licensees.

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NPRM................................ 05/11/11 76 FR 27296

R&O................................. 10/10/12 77 FR 61535

Order on Reconsideration............ 08/09/13 78 FR 48627

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Tim Maguire, Electronics Engineer, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2155, Fax: 202 418-7247, Email: tim.maguire@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK05

536. Promoting Technological Solutions To Combat Wireless Contraband Device Use in Correctional Facilities

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 301; 47 U.S.C. 303(a); 47 U.S.C. 303(b); 47 U.S.C. 307 to 310; 47 U.S.C. 332

Abstract: In this proceeding, the Commission proposes rules to encourage development of multiple technological solutions to combat the use of contraband wireless devices in correctional facilities nationwide. The Commission proposes to streamline rules governing lease agreement modifications between wireless providers and managed access system operators. It also proposes to require wireless providers to terminate service to a contraband wireless device.

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NPRM................................ 06/18/13 78 FR 36469

NPRM Comment Period End............. 08/08/13 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Melissa Conway, Attorney Advisor, Wireless Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2887, Email: melissa.conway@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK06

537. Enabling Small Cell Use in the 3.5 GHz Band

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 154(j) ; 47 U.S.C. 302(a); 47 U.S.C. 303 to 304; 47 U.S.C. 307(e); 47 U.S.C. 316

Abstract: The NPRM proposed to create a Citizens Broadband Service, licensed-by-rule pursuant to section 307(e) of the Communications Act and classified as a Citizens Band Service under part 95 of the Commission's rules. Access to and use of the 3.5 GHz band would be managed by a spectrum access system (SAS), incorporating a geo-location enabled dynamic database (similar to TVWS).

The Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes to create a new Citizens Broadband Radio Service in the 3550 to 3650 MHz band to be governed by a new part 96 of the Commission's rules. Access to and use of the 3550 to 3650 MHz band would be managed by a spectrum access system, incorporating a geo-location enabled dynamic database.

The Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted by the Commission established a new Citizens Broadband Radio Service for shared wireless broadband use of the 3550 to 3700 MHz band. The Citizens Broadband Radio Service is governed by a three-tiered spectrum authorization framework to accommodate a variety of commercial uses on a shared basis with incumbent federal and non-

federal users of the band. Access and operations will be managed by a dynamic spectrum access system. The three tiers are: Incumbent Access, Priority Access, and General Authorized Access. Rules governing the Citizens Broadband Radio Service are found in Part 96 of the Commission's rules.

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NPRM................................ 01/08/13 78 FR 1188

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/19/13 .......................

FNPRM............................... 06/02/14 79 FR 31247

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 08/15/14 .......................

R&O and 2nd FNPRM................... 06/15/15 80 FR 34119

2nd FNPRM Comment Period End........ 08/14/15 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Paul Powell, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1613, Email: paul.powell@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK12

538. 800 MHz Cellular Telecommunications Licensing Reform; Docket No. 12-40

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 152; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 301 to 303; 47 U.S.C. 308; 47 U.S.C. 309(j); 47 U.S.C. 332

Abstract: The proceeding was launched to revisit and update various rules governing licensing for the 800 MHz cellular radiotelephone service. Most notably, the current site-based model for issuing licenses is under review, mindful of the evolution of this commercial wireless mobile service since its inception more than 30 years ago and the licensing models used for newer wireless telecommunications services.

On November 10, 2014, the FCC released a Report and Order (R&O) and a companion Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) to revise rules governing the 800 MHz Cellular Service. In the R&O, the FCC eliminated various regulatory requirements and streamlined requirements remaining in place, while retaining Cellular Service licensees' ability to expand into an area that is not yet licensed. In the FNPRM, the FCC proposes and seeks comment on additional Cellular Service reforms of licensing rules and the radiated power rules, to promote flexibility and help foster the deployment of newer technologies such as LTE.

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NPRM................................ 03/16/12 77 FR 15665

NPRM Comment Period End............. 05/15/12 .......................

NPRM Reply Comment Period End....... 06/14/12 .......................

R&O................................. 12/05/14 79 FR 72143

FNPRM............................... 12/22/14 79 FR 76268

Final Rule Effective (with 3 01/05/15 .......................

exceptions).

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 01/21/15 .......................

FNPRM Reply Comment Period End...... 02/20/15 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Nina Shafran, Attorney Advisor, Wireless Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2781, Email: nina.shafran@fcc.gov.

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RIN: 3060-AK13

539. Updating Part 1 Competitive Bidding Rules (WT Docket No. 14-170)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 309(j); 47 U.S.C. 316

Abstract: This proceeding was initiated to revise some of the Commission's general part 1 rules governing competitive bidding for spectrum licenses to reflect changes in the marketplace, including the challenges faced by new entrants, as well as to advance the statutory directive to ensure that small businesses, rural telephone companies, and businesses owned by members of minority groups and women are given the opportunity to participate in the provision of spectrum-based services. In July 2015, the Commission revised its competitive bidding rules, specifically adopting revised requirements for eligibility for bidding credits, a new rural service provider bidding credit, a prohibition on joint bidding agreements and other changes.

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NPRM................................ 11/14/14 79 FR 68172

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/06/15 .......................

Public Notice....................... 03/16/15 80 FR 15715

Public Notice....................... 04/23/15 80 FR 22690

Public Notice Comment Period End.... 05/21/15 .......................

R&O................................. 09/18/15 80 FR 56764

Public Notice on Petitions for 11/10/15 80 FR 69630

Reconsideration.

Public Notice Comment Period End.... 12/07/15 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Kelly Quinn, Assistant Chief, Auctions and Spectrum Access Division, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-0660, Email: kelly.quinn@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK28

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Wireline Competition Bureau

Final Rule Stage

540. Technology Transitions; GN Docket No. 13-5, WC Docket No. 05-25

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 U.S.C. 251

Abstract: This proceeding seeks to strengthen public safety, pro-

consumer and pro-competition policies and protections in a manner appropriate for technology transitions that are underway and for networks and services that emerge from those transitions.The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposed new rules to ensure reliable backup power for consumers of IP-based voice and data services across networks that provide residential fixed service that substitutes for and improves upon the kind of traditional telephony used by people to dial 911. It also proposed new and revised rules to protect consumers by ensuring they are informed about their choices and the services provided to them when carriers retire legacy facilities (e.g., copper networks) and seek to discontinue legacy services (e.g., basic voice service). Finally, it proposed revised rules to protect competition where it exists today, so that the mere change of a network facility or discontinuance of a legacy service does not deprive small- and medium-size business, schools, libraries, and other enterprises of the ability to choose the kinds of innovative services that best suit their needs.

The Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: (i) Adopted rules updating the process by which incumbent LECs notify interconnecting entities of planned copper retirements; (ii) clarified that a carrier must obtain Commission approval before discontinuing, reducing, or impairing a service used as a wholesale input, but only when the carrier's actions will discontinue, reduce, or impair service to end users, including a carrier-customer's retail end users; (iii) adopted an interim rule requiring that to receive authority to discontinue, reduce, or impair a legacy TDM-based service special access service or commercial wholesale platform service that is used as a wholesale input by competitive providers, an incumbent LEC must as a condition to obtaining discontinuance authority commit to providing competitive carriers wholesale access on reasonably comparable rates, terms, and conditions; (iv) proposed specific criteria for the Commission to consider in determining whether to authorize carriers to discontinue a legacy retail service in favor of a retail service based on a newer technology; (v) sought comment on updating the rules governing the discontinuance process, including regarding the timing of notice to consumers, the method for providing that notice, and providing notice to Tribal governments; (vi) sought comment on extending the end point of the interim rule adopted in the Report and Order as it applies to the commercial wholesale platform service; and (vii) sought comment on whether to adopt objective criteria to measure an ILEC's good faith in responding to competitive LEC requests for additional information in connection with a copper retirement notice and whether a planned copper retirement should be postponed when an ILEC has failed to fulfill the new good faith communication requirement adopted in the Report and Order.

The Second Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration: (i) Adopted rules updating the process by which carriers seek Commission authorization for the discontinuance of legacy services in favor of services based on newer technologies; (ii) set forth consumer education requirements for carriers seeking to discontinue legacy services in favor of services based on newer technologies; (iii) revised rules to authorize carriers to provide notice to customers of discontinuance applications by email; (iv) revised rules to require carriers to provide notice of discontinuance applications to Tribal entities; (v) revised rules to provide new titles for copper retirement notices and certifications; (vi) revised rules to provide that if a competitive LEC files a Section 214(a) discontinuance application based on an incumbent LEC's copper retirement notice without an accompanying discontinuance of TDM-based service, the competitive LEC's application will be automatically granted on the effective date of the copper retirement as long as (1) the competitive LEC submits its discontinuance application to the Commission at least 40 days before the incumbent LEC's copper retirement effective date, and (2) the competitive LEC's discontinuance application contains a certification that the basis for the application is the incumbent LEC's planned copper retirement.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 01/06/15 80 FR 450

NPRM Comment Period End............. 02/05/15 .......................

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NPRM Reply Comment Period End....... 03/09/15 .......................

FNPRM............................... 09/25/15 80 FR 57768

R&O................................. 09/25/15 80 FR 57768

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 10/26/15 .......................

FNPRM Reply Comment Period End...... 11/24/15 .......................

2nd R&O............................. 12/00/16 .......................

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Michele Levy Berlove, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1477, Email: michele.berlove@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK32

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

Wireline Competition Bureau

Long-Term Actions

541. Implementation of the Universal Service Portions of the 1996 Telecommunications Act

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 et seq.

Abstract: The Telecommunications Act of 1996 expanded the traditional goal of universal service to include increased access to both telecommunications and advanced services such as high-speed Internet for all consumers at just, reasonable and affordable rates. The Act established principles for universal service that specifically focused on increasing access to evolving services for consumers living in rural and insular areas, and for consumers with low incomes. Additional principles called for increased access to high-speed Internet in the Nation's schools, libraries and rural health care facilities. The FCC established four programs within the Universal Service Fund to implement the statute. The four programs are: Connect America Fund (formally known as High-Cost Support) for rural areas; Lifeline (for low-income consumers), including initiatives to expand phone service for Native Americans; Schools and Libraries (E-rate); and Rural Health Care.

The Universal Service Fund is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment on their interstate and international end-user revenues. The Universal Service Administrative Company, or USAC, administers the four programs and collects monies for the Universal Service Fund under the direction of the FCC.

On October 16, 2014, the Commission released a Public Notice seeking comments on proposed methodology for Connect America Fund recipients to measure and report speed and latency performance to fixed locations.

On December 18, 2014, the Commission released a Report and Order finalizing decisions necessary to proceed to Phase II of the Connect America Fund.

On December 19, 2014, the Commission released a Second E-rate Modernization Order adjusting program rules and support levels in order to meet long-term program goals for high-speed connectivity.

On January 30, 2015, the Commission released a Public Notice seeking comment on the Alliance of Rural Broadband applicants petition for limited waiver of certain RBE letter of credit requirements.

On February 4, 2015, the Commission released a Public Notice seeking comments on NTCA's emergency petition for limited waiver of RBE letter of credit bank eligibility requirements.

Timetable:

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Recommended Decision Federal-State 11/08/96 61 FR 63778

Joint Board, Universal Service.

First R&O........................... 05/08/97 62 FR 32862

Second R&O.......................... 05/08/97 62 FR 32862

Order on Reconsideration............ 07/10/97 62 FR 40742

R&O and Second Order on 07/18/97 62 FR 41294

Reconsideration.

Second R&O, and FNPRM............... 08/15/97 62 FR 47404

Third R&O........................... 10/14/97 62 FR 56118

Second Order on Reconsideration..... 11/26/97 62 FR 65036

Fourth Order on Reconsideration..... 12/30/97 62 FR 2093

Fifth Order on Reconsideration...... 06/22/98 63 FR 43088

Fifth R&O........................... 10/28/98 63 FR 63993

Eighth Order on Reconsideration..... 11/21/98 .......................

Second Recommended Decision......... 11/25/98 63 FR 67837

Thirteenth Order on Reconsideration. 06/09/99 64 FR 30917

FNPRM............................... 06/14/99 64 FR 31780

FNPRM............................... 09/30/99 64 FR 52738

Fourteenth Order on Reconsideration. 11/16/99 64 FR 62120

Fifteenth Order on Reconsideration.. 11/30/99 64 FR 66778

Tenth R&O........................... 12/01/99 64 FR 67372

Ninth R&O and Eighteenth Order on 12/01/99 64 FR 67416

Reconsideration.

Nineteenth Order on Reconsideration. 12/30/99 64 FR 73427

Twentieth Order on Reconsideration.. 05/08/00 65 FR 26513

Public Notice....................... 07/18/00 65 FR 44507

Twelfth R&O, MO&O and FNPRM......... 08/04/00 65 FR 47883

FNPRM and Order..................... 11/09/00 65 FR 67322

FNPRM............................... 01/26/01 66 FR 7867

R&O and Order on Reconsideration.... 03/14/01 66 FR 16144

NPRM................................ 05/08/01 66 FR 28718

Order............................... 05/22/01 66 FR 35107

Fourteenth R&O and FNPRM............ 05/23/01 66 FR 30080

FNPRM and Order..................... 01/25/02 67 FR 7327

NPRM................................ 02/15/02 67 FR 9232

NPRM and Order...................... 02/15/02 67 FR 10846

FNPRM and R&O....................... 02/26/02 67 FR 11254

NPRM................................ 04/19/02 67 FR 34653

Order and Second FNPRM.............. 12/13/02 67 FR 79543

NPRM................................ 02/25/03 68 FR 12020

Public Notice....................... 02/26/03 68 FR 10724

Second R&O and FNPRM................ 06/20/03 68 FR 36961

Twenty-Fifth Order on 07/16/03 68 FR 41996

Reconsideration, R&O, Order, and

FNPRM.

NPRM................................ 07/17/03 68 FR 42333

Order............................... 07/24/03 68 FR 47453

Order............................... 08/06/03 68 FR 46500

Order and Order on Reconsideration.. 08/19/03 68 FR 49707

Order on Remand, MO&O, FNPRM........ 10/27/03 68 FR 69641

R&O, Order on Reconsideration, FNPRM 11/17/03 68 FR 74492

R&O, FNPRM.......................... 02/26/04 69 FR 13794

R&O, FNPRM.......................... 04/29/04 .......................

NPRM................................ 05/14/04 69 FR 3130

NPRM................................ 06/08/04 69 FR 40839

Order............................... 06/28/04 69 FR 48232

Order on Reconsideration & Fourth 07/30/04 69 FR 55983

R&O.

Fifth R&O and Order................. 08/13/04 69 FR 55097

Order............................... 08/26/04 69 FR 57289

Second FNPRM........................ 09/16/04 69 FR 61334

Order & Order on Reconsideration.... 01/10/05 70 FR 10057

Sixth R&O........................... 03/14/05 70 FR 19321

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R&O................................. 03/17/05 70 FR 29960

MO&O................................ 03/30/05 70 FR 21779

NPRM & FNPRM........................ 06/14/05 70 FR 41658

Order............................... 10/14/05 70 FR 65850

Order............................... 10/27/05 .......................

NPRM................................ 01/11/06 71 FR 1721

Report Number 2747.................. 01/12/06 71 FR 2042

Order............................... 02/08/06 71 FR 6485

FNPRM............................... 03/15/06 71 FR 13393

R&O and NPRM........................ 07/10/06 71 FR 38781

Order............................... 01/01/06 71 FR 6485

Order............................... 05/16/06 71 FR 30298

MO&O and FNPRM...................... 05/16/06 71 FR 29843

R&O................................. 06/27/06 71 FR 38781

Public Notice....................... 08/11/06 71 FR 50420

Order............................... 09/29/06 71 FR 65517

Public Notice....................... 03/12/07 72 FR 36706

Public Notice....................... 03/13/07 72 FR 40816

Public Notice....................... 03/16/07 72 FR 39421

Notice of Inquiry................... 04/16/07 .......................

NPRM................................ 05/14/07 72 FR 28936

Recommended Decision................ 11/20/07 .......................

Order............................... 02/14/08 73 FR 8670

NPRM................................ 03/04/08 73 FR 11580

NPRM................................ 03/04/08 73 FR 11591

R&O................................. 05/05/08 73 FR 11837

Public Notice....................... 07/02/08 73 FR 37882

NPRM................................ 08/19/08 73 FR 48352

Notice of Inquiry................... 10/14/08 73 FR 60689

Order on Remand, R&O, FNPRM......... 11/12/08 73 FR 66821

R&O................................. 05/22/09 74 FR 2395

Order & NPRM........................ 03/24/10 75 FR 10199

R&O and MO&O........................ 04/08/10 75 FR 17872

NOI and NPRM........................ 05/13/10 75 FR 26906

Order and NPRM...................... 05/28/10 75 FR 30024

NPRM................................ 06/09/10 75 FR 32699

NPRM................................ 08/09/10 75 FR 48236

NPRM................................ 09/21/10 75 FR 56494

R&O................................. 12/03/10 75 FR 75393

Order............................... 01/27/11 76 FR 4827

NPRM................................ 03/02/11 76 FR 11407

NPRM................................ 03/02/11 76 FR 11632

NPRM................................ 03/23/11 76 FR 16482

Order and NPRM...................... 06/27/11 76 FR 37307

R&O................................. 12/28/11 76 FR 81562

Order............................... 03/09/12 77 FR 14297

R&O................................. 03/30/12 77 FR 19125

Order............................... 05/23/12 77 FR 30411

3rd Order on Reconsideration........ 05/24/12 77 FR 30904

Public Notice....................... 05/31/12 77 FR 32113

FNPRM............................... 06/07/12 77 FR 33896

Public Notice....................... 07/26/12 77 FR 43773

Order............................... 08/30/12 77 FR 52616

Public Notice....................... 02/28/12 77 FR 76345

Public Notice....................... 08/29/12 77 FR 52279

Public Notice....................... 12/12/12 77 FR 74010

5th Order on Reconsideration........ 01/17/13 78 FR 3837

Public Notice....................... 02/07/13 78 FR 9020

Public Notice....................... 02/21/13 78 FR 12006

Public Notice....................... 02/22/13 78 FR 12269

Public Notice....................... 03/15/13 78 FR 16456

6th Order on Reconsideration and 03/19/13 78 FR 16808

MO&O.

MO&O................................ 05/08/13 78 FR 26705

R&O................................. 05/06/13 78 FR 26269

R&O................................. 06/03/13 78 FR 32991

Public Notice....................... 06/13/13 78 FR 35632

R&O................................. 06/26/13 78 FR 38227

Order on Reconsideration............ 08/08/13 78 FR 48622

Order............................... 03/01/13 78 FR 13935

Public Notice....................... 12/19/13 78 FR 76789

Order............................... 02/28/14 79 FR 11366

Public Notice....................... 03/11/14 79 FR 13599

Public Notice....................... 03/17/14 79 FR 17070

Public Notice....................... 04/18/14 79 FR 21924

R&O................................. 05/21/14 79 FR 29111

Order............................... 05/23/14 79 FR 33705

FNPRM............................... 07/09/14 79 FR 39163

R&O................................. 07/31/14 79 FR 44352

R&O................................. 08/19/14 79 FR 49160

Public Notice....................... 11/20/14 79 FR 69091

R&O................................. 01/27/15 80 FR 4446

2nd R&O............................. 02/04/15 80 FR 5961

Public Notice....................... 02/27/15 80 FR 10658

2nd FNPRM........................... 06/22/15 80 FR 40923

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Nakesha Woodward, Program Support Assistant, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1502, Email: kesha.woodward@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AF85

542. 2000 Biennial Regulatory Review--Telecommunications Service Quality Reporting Requirements

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 201(b); 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 U.S.C. 403

Abstract: The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposed to eliminate our current service quality reports (Automated Reporting Management Information System (ARMIS) Report 43-05 and 43-06) and replace them with a more consumer-oriented report. The NPRM proposed to reduce the reporting categories from more than 30 to 6, and addressed the needs of carriers, consumers, State public utility commissions, and other interested parties. On February 15, 2005, the Commission adopted an Order that extended the Federal-State Joint Conference on Accounting Issues until March 1, 2007. On September 6, 2008, the Commission adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order granting conditional forbearance from the ARMIS 43-05 and 43-06 reporting requirements to all carriers that are required to file these reports.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 12/04/00 65 FR 75657

Order............................... 02/06/02 67 FR 5670

Order............................... 03/22/05 70 FR 14466

MO&O................................ 10/15/08 73 FR 60997

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Cathy Zima, Deputy Chief, Industry Analysis Division, WCB, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7380, Fax: 202 418-6768, Email: cathy.zima@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AH72

543. National Exchange Carrier Association Petition

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; 47 U.S.C. 201 and 202; . . .

Abstract: In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) released on July 19, 2004, the Commission initiated a rulemaking proceeding to examine the proper number of end user common line charges (commonly referred to as subscriber line charges or SLCs) that carriers may assess upon customers that obtain derived channel T-1 service where the customer provides the terminating channelization equipment and upon customers that obtain Primary Rate Interface (PRI) Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN) service.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 08/13/04 69 FR 50141

NPRM Comment Period End............. 11/12/04 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Douglas Slotten, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1572, Email: douglas.slotten@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI47

544. IP-Enabled Services; WC Docket No. 04-36

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 and 152; . . .

Abstract: The notice seeks comment on ways in which the Commission might categorize or regulate IP-enabled services. It poses questions regarding the proper allocation of jurisdiction over each category of IP-enabled service. The notice then requests comment on whether the services comprising each category constitute ``telecommunications services'' or ``information services'' under the

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definitions set forth in the Act. Finally, noting the Commission's statutory forbearance authority and title I ancillary jurisdiction, the notice describes a number of central regulatory requirements (including, for example, those relating to access charges, universal service, E911, and disability accessibility), and asks which, if any, should apply to each category of IP-enabled services.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 03/29/04 69 FR 16193

NPRM Comment Period End............. 07/14/04 .......................

First R&O........................... 06/03/05 70 FR 37273

Public Notice....................... 06/16/05 70 FR 37403

First R&O Effective................. 07/29/05 70 FR 43323

Public Notice....................... 08/31/05 70 FR 51815

R&O................................. 07/10/06 71 FR 38781

R&O and FNPRM....................... 06/08/07 72 FR 31948

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 07/09/07 72 FR 31782

R&O................................. 08/06/07 72 FR 43546

Public Notice....................... 08/07/07 72 FR 44136

R&O................................. 08/16/07 72 FR 45908

Public Notice....................... 11/01/07 72 FR 61813

Public Notice....................... 11/01/07 72 FR 61882

Public Notice....................... 12/13/07 72 FR 70808

Public Notice....................... 12/20/07 72 FR 72358

R&O................................. 02/21/08 73 FR 9463

NPRM................................ 02/21/08 73 FR 9507

Order............................... 05/15/08 73 FR 28057

Order............................... 07/29/09 74 FR 37624

R&O................................. 08/07/09 74 FR 39551

Public Notice....................... 10/14/09 74 FR 52808

Announcement of Effective Date...... 03/19/10 75 FR 13235

Public Notice....................... 05/20/10 75 FR 28249

Public Notice....................... 06/11/10 75 FR 33303

NPRM, Order, & NOI.................. 06/19/13 78 FR 36679

R&O (release date).................. 06/22/15 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Melissa Kirkel, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7958, Fax: 202 418-1413, Email: melissa.kirkel@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AI48

545. Jurisdictional Separations

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 205; 47 U.S.C. 221(c); 47 U.S.C. 254; 47 U.S.C. 403; 47 U.S.C. 410

Abstract: Jurisdictional separations is the process, pursuant to part 36 of the Commission's rules, by which incumbent local exchange carriers apportion regulated costs between the intrastate and interstate jurisdictions. In 1997, the Commission initiated a proceeding seeking comment on the extent to which legislative changes, technological changes, and market changes warrant comprehensive reform of the separations process. In 2001, the Commission adopted the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations' recommendation to impose an interim freeze on the part 36 category relationships and jurisdictional cost allocation factors for a period of five years, pending comprehensive reform of the part 36 separations rules. In 2006, the Commission adopted an Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which extended the separations freeze for a period of three years and sought comment on comprehensive reform. In 2009, the Commission adopted a Report and Order extending the separations freeze an additional year to June 2010. In 2010, the Commission adopted a Report and Order extending the separations freeze for an additional year to June 2011. In 2011, the Commission adopted a Report and Order extending the separations freeze for an additional year to June 2012. In 2012, the Commission adopted a Report and Order extending the separations freeze for an additional two years to June 2014. In 2014, the Commission adopted a Report and Order extending the separations freeze for an additional three years to June 2017.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 11/05/97 62 FR 59842

NPRM Comment Period End............. 12/10/97 .......................

Order............................... 06/21/01 66 FR 33202

Order and FNPRM..................... 05/26/06 71 FR 29882

Order and FNPRM Comment Period End.. 08/22/06 .......................

R&O................................. 05/15/09 74 FR 23955

R&O................................. 05/25/10 75 FR 30301

R&O................................. 05/27/11 76 FR 30840

R&O................................. 05/23/12 77 FR 30410

R&O................................. 06/13/14 79 FR 36232

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: John Hunter, Attorney-Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1520, Email: john.hunter@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ06

546. Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction, Infrastructure and Operating Data Gathering (WC Docket Nos. 08-190, 07-139, 07-204, 07-

273, 07-21)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151 to 155; 47 U.S.C. 160 and 161; 47 U.S.C. 20 to 205; 47 U.S.C. 215; 47 U.S.C. 218 to 220; 47 U.S.C. 251 to 271; 47 U.S.C. 303(r) and 332; 47 U.S.C. 403; 47 U.S.C. 502 and 503

Abstract: This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) tentatively proposes to collect infrastructure and operating data that is tailored in scope to be consistent with Commission objectives from all facilities-based providers of broadband and telecommunications. Similarly, the NPRM also tentatively proposes to collect data concerning service quality and customer satisfaction from all facilities-based providers of broadband and telecommunications. The NPRM seeks comment on the proposals, on the specific information to be collected, and on the mechanisms for collecting information. On June 27, 2013, the Commission adopted a Report and Order addressing collection of broadband deployment data from facilities-based providers.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 10/15/08 73 FR 60997

NPRM Comment Period End............. 11/14/08 .......................

Reply Comment Period End............ 12/15/08 .......................

NPRM................................ 02/28/11 76 FR 12308

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/30/11 .......................

Reply Comment Period End............ 04/14/11 .......................

R&O................................. 08/13/13 78 FR 49126

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Cathy Zima, Deputy Chief, Industry Analysis Division, WCB, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7380, Fax: 202 418-6768, Email: cathy.zima@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ14

547. Development of Nationwide Broadband Data To Evaluate Reasonable and Timely Deployment of Advanced Services to All Americans

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 251; 47 U.S.C. 252; 47 U.S.C. 257; 47 U.S.C. 271; 47 U.S.C. 1302; 47 U.S.C. 160(b); 47 U.S.C. 161(a)(2)

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Abstract: The Report and Order streamlined and reformed the Commission's Form 477 Data Program, which is the Commission's primary tool to collect data on broadband and telephone services.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 05/16/07 72 FR 27519

Order............................... 07/02/08 73 FR 37861

Order............................... 10/15/08 73 FR 60997

NPRM................................ 02/08/11 76 FR 10827

Order............................... 06/27/13 78 FR 49126

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Ms Chelsea Fallon, Assistant Division Chief, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7991, Email: chelsea.fallon@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ15

548. Local Number Portability Porting Interval and Validation Requirements (WC Docket No. 07-244)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 251; 47 U.S.C. 303(r)

Abstract: In 2007, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in WC Docket No. 07-244. The Notice sought comment on whether the Commission should adopt rules specifying the length of the porting intervals or other details of the porting process. It also tentatively concluded that the Commission should adopt rules reducing the porting interval for wireline-to-wireline and intermodal simple port requests, specifically, to a 48-hour porting interval.

In the Local Number Portability Porting Interval and Validation Requirements First Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, released on May 13, 2009, the Commission reduced the porting interval for simple wireline and simple intermodal port requests, requiring all entities subject to its local number portability (LNP) rules to complete simple wireline-to-wireline and simple intermodal port requests within one business day. In a related Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), the Commission sought comment on what further steps, if any, the Commission should take to improve the process of changing providers.

In the LNP Standard Fields Order, released on May 20, 2010, the Commission adopted standardized data fields for simple wireline and intermodal ports. The Order also adopts the NANC's recommendations for porting process provisioning flows and for counting a business day in the context of number porting.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 02/21/08 73 FR 9507

R&O and FNPRM....................... 07/02/09 74 FR 31630

R&O................................. 06/22/10 75 FR 35305

Public Notice....................... 12/21/11 76 FR 79607

Public Notice....................... 06/06/13 78 FR 34015

R&O................................. 05/26/15 80 FR 29978

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Melissa Kirkel, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7958, Fax: 202 418-1413, Email: melissa.kirkel@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ32

549. Implementation of Section 224 of the ACT; a National Broadband Plan for Our Future (WC Docket No. 07-245, GN Docket No. 09-51)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 224

Abstract: In 2010, the Commission released an Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that implemented certain pole attachment recommendations of the National Broadband Plan and sought comment regarding others. On April 7, 2011, the Commission adopted a Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration that sets forth a comprehensive regulatory scheme for access to poles, and modifies existing rules for pole attachment rates and enforcement. In 2015, the Commission issued an Order on Reconsideration that further harmonized the pole attachment rates paid by telecommunications and cable providers.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 02/06/08 73 FR 6879

FNPRM............................... 07/15/10 75 FR 41338

Declaratory Ruling.................. 08/03/10 75 FR 45494

R&O................................. 05/09/11 76 FR 26620

Order on Recon...................... 02/03/16 81 FR 5605

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Michael Ray, Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-

0357.

RIN: 3060-AJ64

550. Rural Call Completion; WC Docket No. 13-39

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 201(b); 47 U.S.C. 202(a); 47 U.S.C. 218; 47 U.S.C. 220(a); 47 U.S.C. 257(a); 47 U.S.C. 403

Abstract: The recordkeeping, retention, and reporting requirements in the Report and Order improve the Commission's ability to monitor problems with completing calls to rural areas, and enforce restrictions against blocking, choking, reducing, or restricting calls. The Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking sought comment on additional measures intended to further ensure reasonable and nondiscriminatory service to rural areas. The Report and Order applies new recordkeeping, retention, and reporting requirements to providers of long-distance voice service that make the initial long-distance call path choice for more than 100,000 domestic retail subscriber lines which, in most cases, is the calling party's long-distance provider. Covered providers are required to file quarterly reports and retain the call detail records for at least six calendar months. Qualifying providers may certify that they meet a Safe Harbor which reduces their reporting and retention obligations, or seek a waiver of these rules from the Wireline Competition Bureau, in consultation with the Enforcement Bureau. The Report and Order also adopts a rule prohibiting all originating and intermediate providers from causing audible ringing to be sent to the caller before the terminating provider has signaled that the called party is being alerted.

On February 13, 2015, the Wireline Competition Bureau provided additional guidance regarding how providers must categorize information. The Commission also adopted an Order on Reconsideration addressing petitions for reconsideration. Reports have been due quarterly beginning with the second quarter of 2015.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 04/12/13 78 FR 21891

Public Notice....................... 05/07/13 78 FR 26572

NPRM Comment Period End............. 05/28/13 .......................

R&O and FNPRM....................... 12/17/13 78 FR 76218

PRA 60 Day Notice................... 12/30/13 78 FR 79448

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 02/18/14 .......................

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PRA Comments Due.................... 03/11/14 .......................

Public Notice....................... 05/06/14 79 FR 25682

Order on Reconsideration............ 12/10/14 79 FR 73227

Erratum............................. 01/08/15 80 FR 1007

Public Notice....................... 03/04/15 80 FR 11954

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Ben Childers, Economist, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1418, Fax: 202 418-1413, Email: ben.childers@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AJ89

551. Rates for Inmate Calling Services; WC Docket No. 12-375

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) to (j); 47 U.S.C. 225; 47 U.S.C. 276; 47 U.S.C. 303(r); 47 CFR 64

Abstract: In the Report and Order portion of this document, the Federal Communications Commission adopts rule changes to ensure that rates for both interstate and intrastate inmate calling services (ICS) are fair, just, and reasonable, as required by statute, and limits ancillary service charges imposed by ICS providers. In the Report and Order, the Commission sets caps on all interstate and intrastate calling rates for ICS, establishes a tiered rate structure based on the size and type of facility being served, limits the types of ancillary services that ICS providers may charge for and caps the charges for permitted fees, bans flat-rate calling, facilitates access to ICS by people with disabilities by requiring providers to offer free or steeply discounted rates for calls using TTY, and imposes reporting and certification requirements to facilitate continued oversight of the ICS market. In the Further Notice portion of the item, the Commission seeks comment on ways to promote competition for ICS, video visitation, rates for international calls, and considers an array of solutions to further address areas of concern in the ICS industry.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 01/22/13 78 FR 4369

FNPRM............................... 11/13/13 78 FR 68005

R&O................................. 11/13/13 78 FR 67956

FNPRM Comment Period End............ 12/20/13 .......................

Announcement of Effective Date...... 06/20/14 79 FR 33709

2nd FNPRM........................... 11/21/14 79 FR 69682

2nd FNPRM Comment Period End........ 01/15/15 .......................

2nd FNPRM Reply Comment Period End.. 01/20/15 .......................

3rd FNPRM........................... 12/18/15 80 FR 79020

2nd R&O............................. 12/18/15 80 FR 79136

3rd FNPRM Comment Period End........ 01/19/16 .......................

3rd FNPRM Reply Comment Period End.. 02/08/16 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Gil Strobel, Deputy Pricing Policy Div. Chief, WCB, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-7084.

RIN: 3060-AK08

552. Comprehensive Review of the Part 32 Uniform System of Accounts (WC Docket No. 14-130)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 201(b); 47 U.S.C. 219; 47 U.S.C. 220

Abstract: The Commission initiates a rulemaking proceeding to review the Uniform System of Accounts (USOA) to consider ways to minimize the compliance burdens on incumbent local exchange carriers while ensuring that the agency retains access to the information it needs to fulfill its regulatory duties. In light of the Commission's actions in areas of price cap regulation, universal service reform, and intercarrier compensation reform, the Commission stated that it is likely appropriate to streamline the existing rules even though those reforms may not have eliminated the need for accounting data for some purposes. The Commission's analysis and proposals are divided into three parts. First, the Commission proposes to streamline the USOA accounting rules while preserving their existing structure. Second, the Commission seeks more focused comment on the accounting requirements needed for price cap carriers to address our statutory and regulatory obligations. Third, the Commission seeks comment on several related issues, including state requirements, rate effects, implementation, continuing property records, and legal authority.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 09/15/14 79 FR 54942

NPRM Comment Period End............. 11/14/14 .......................

NPRM Reply Comment Period End....... 12/15/14 .......................

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Robin Cohn, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2747, Email: robin.cohn@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK20

553. Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet (WC Docket No. 14-28)

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 154(i) to (j); 47 U.S.C. 201(b)

Abstract: In January of 2014, the D.C. Circuit in Verizon v. FCC struck down the no-blocking and no-unreasonable discrimination rules contained in the 2010 Open Internet Order, invalidating the Commission's attempt to create legally enforceable standards to preserve the open Internet. In response to Verizon, in May 2014, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (2014 Open Internet NPRM) that sought comment on a fundamental question: what is the right public policy to ensure that the Internet remains open? After careful review of the record generated by the 2014 Open Internet NPRM, the Commission issued a combined Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order in this proceeding. The Report and Order established bright-line rules banning three specific practices that invariably harm the open Internet: Blocking, Throttling, and Paid Prioritization, and applied those rules to both fixed and mobile broadband Internet access service. In addition, the Report and Order put in place a general conduct standard to prevent a broadband service provider from unreasonably interfering with or disadvantaging the ability of end users to access content, applications, services or devices offered by edge providers. The Report and Order also strengthened the transparency rules that remained in place following Verizon.

In order to provide the best possible legal foundation for these rules, the Commission's Declaratory Ruling reclassified broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service subject to title II of the Communications Act. Finally, in order to tailor title II to the 21st century broadband ecosystem, the Commission issued an Order

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forbearing from the majority of title II provisions, leaving in place a light-touch regime that will support regulatory action while simultaneously encouraging broadband investment, innovation, and deployment.

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 07/01/14 79 FR 37448

NPRM Comment Period End............. 07/18/14 .......................

NPRM Reply Comment Period End....... 09/15/14 .......................

R&O on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, 04/13/15 80 FR 19737

and Order.

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Zachary Ross, Attorney Advisor, Competiton Policy Division, WCB, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1033, Email: zachary.ross@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK21

554. Modernizing Common Carrier Rules, WC Docket No. 15-33

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 152(a); 47 U.S.C. 154(j); 47 U.S.C. 154(i); 47 U.S.C. 160 to 161; 47 U.S.C. 201 to 205; 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 U.S.C. 218 to 221; 47 U.S.C. 225 to 228; 47 U.S.C. 254; 47 U.S.C. 303; 47 U.S.C. 308; 47 U.S.C. 403; 47 U.S.C. 410; 47 U.S.C. 571; 47 U.S.C. 1302; 52 U.S.C. 30141

Abstract: The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) seeks to update our rules to better reflect current requirements and technology by removing outmoded regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The Notice proposes to update the CFR by (1) eliminating certain rules from which the Commission has forborn, and (2) eliminating references to telegraph service in certain rules. We propose to eliminate several rules from which the Commission has granted unconditional forbearance for all carriers. These are: (1) Section 64.804(c)-(g), which governs a carrier's recordkeeping and other obligations when it extends to federal candidates unsecured credit for communications service; (2) sections 42.4, 42.5, and 42.7, which require carriers to preserve certain records; (3) section 64.301, which requires carriers to provide communications service to foreign governments for international communications; (4) section 64.501, governing telephone companies' obligations when recording telephone conversations; (5) section 64.5001(a)-(c)(2), and (c)(4), which imposes certain reporting and certification requirements for prepaid calling card providers; and (6) section 64.1, governing traffic damage claims for carriers engaged in radio-telegraph, wire-telegraph, or ocean-cable service. We also propose to remove references to telegraph from certain sections of the Commission's rules. This proposal is consistent with Recommendation 5.38 of the Process Reform Report. Specifically, we propose to remove telegraph from: (1) Section 36.126 (separations); (2) section 54.706(a)(13) (universal service contributions); and (3) sections 63.60(c), 63.61, 63.62, 63.65(a)(4), 63.500(g), 63.501(g), and 63.504(k) (discontinuance).

Timetable:

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NPRM................................ 05/06/15 80 FR 25989

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Daniel Kahn, Deputy Division Chief, Competition Policy, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-1407, Email: daniel.kahn@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK33

555. Numbering Policies for Modern Communications, WC Docket No. 13-97

Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151; 47 U.S.C. 153 to 154; 47 U.S.C. 201 to 205; 47 U.S.C. 251; 47 U.S.C. 303(r)

Abstract: This Order establishes a process to authorize interconnected VoIP providers to obtain North American Numbering Plan (NANP) telephone numbers directly from the Numbering Administrators, rather than through intermediaries. Section 52.15(g)(2)(i) of the Commission's rules limits access to telephone numbers to entities that demonstrate they are authorized to provide service in the area for which the numbers are being requested. The Commission has interpreted this rule as requiring evidence of either a state certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) or a Commission license. Neither authorization is typically available in practice to interconnected VoIP providers. Thus, as a practical matter, generally only telecommunications carriers are able to provide the proof of authorization required under our rules, and thus able to obtain numbers directly from the Numbering Administrators. This Order establishes an authorization process to enable interconnected VoIP providers that choose direct access to request numbers directly from the Numbering Administrators. Next, the Order sets forth several conditions designed to minimize number exhaust and preserve the integrity of the numbering system.

The Order requires interconnected VoIP providers obtaining numbers to comply with the same requirements applicable to carriers seeking to obtain numbers. These requirements include any state requirements pursuant to numbering authority delegated to the states by the Commission, as well as industry guidelines and practices, among others. The Order also requires interconnected VoIP providers to comply with facilities readiness requirements adapted to this context, and with numbering utilization and optimization requirements. As conditions to requesting and obtaining numbers directly from the Numbering Administrators, interconnected VoIP providers are also required to: (1) Provide the relevant state commissions with regulatory and numbering contacts when requesting numbers in those states, (2) request numbers from the Numbering Administrators under their own unique OCN, (3) file any requests for numbers with the relevant state commissions at least 30 days prior to requesting numbers from the Numbering Administrators, and (4) provide customers with the opportunity to access all abbreviated dialing codes (N11 numbers) in use in a geographic area.

Finally, the Order also modifies Commission's rules in order to permit VoIP Positioning Center (VPC) providers to obtain pseudo-

Automatic Number Identification (p-ANI) codes directly from the Numbering Administrators for purposes of providing E911 services.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 06/19/13 78 FR 36725

NPRM Comment Period End............. 07/19/13 .......................

R&O................................. 10/29/15 80 FR 66454

Next Action Undetermined............

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Marilyn Jones, Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, Phone: 202 418-2357, Fax: 202 418-2345, Email: marilyn.jones@fcc.gov.

RIN: 3060-AK36

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