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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL AND MASS MEDIA BUREAU
The Office of General Counsel and the Mass Media Bureau will hold a public
forum on Tuesday, January 13, 1998, from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., to receive ideas
regarding streamlining or deregulating Commission rules administered by the Mass
Media Bureau during the first biennial review of Commission regulations. Although the
1996 Act only requires the Commission to review its rules applicable to
telecommunications service providers and its broadcast ownership rules as part of the
biennial regulatory review pursuant to Section 11 of the Communications Act, the
Commission has determined that the first biennial review presents an excellent
opportunity for a serious top-to-bottom examination of all the Commission's regulations.
The public forum will be held in the Commission Meeting Room (Room 856), 1919 M
Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. The public is invited to attend and participate in the
Specifically, the forum will focus on the following topics: (1) streamlining of application forms and processes; (2) deregulation or streamlining of substantive non- technical rules, including ownership rules not subject to a pending proceeding; and (3) deregulation or streamlining of substantive technical rules.
The public forum will be carried live on the Internet. Internet users may listen to the real-time audio feed of the public forum by accessing the FCC Internet Audio Broadcast Home Page. Step-by-step instructions on how to listen to the audio broadcast, as well as information regarding the equipment and software needed, are available on the FCC Internet Audio Broadcast Home Page. The URL address for this home page is http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio/.
Office of General Counsel contact: Linda Morrison at (202) 418-1720