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DA 01-1928
Released: August 14, 2001


NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
PUBLIC SAFETY NATIONAL COORDINATION COMMITTEE


This Public Notice advises interested persons of the fourteenth meeting of the Public Safety National Coordination Committee ("NCC"), which will be held in Washington, D.C. The Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, requires public notice of all meetings of the NCC.

Date: September 14, 2001
Meeting Time: General Membership Meeting - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Address: Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, S.W. - Commission Meeting Room
Washington, D.C. 20554

Supplementary Information: The NCC Subcommittees will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the previous day. The NCC General Membership Meeting will commence at 9:30 a.m. and continue until 12:30 p.m. The agenda for the NCC membership meeting is as follows:

  1. Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

  2. Administrative Matters

  3. Presentation by Telecommunications Industries Association on Wideband Data Interoperability Standards

  4. Report from the Interoperability Subcommittee

  5. Report from the Technology Subcommittee

  6. Report from the Implementation Subcommittee

  7. Public Discussion

  8. Other Business

  9. Upcoming Meeting Dates and Locations

  10. Closing Remarks
The FCC has established the Public Safety National Coordination Committee, pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, to advise the Commission on a variety of issues relating to the use of the 24 MHz of spectrum in the 764-776/794-806 MHz frequency bands (collectively, the 700 MHz band) that has been allocated to public safety services. See The Development of Operational, Technical and Spectrum Requirements For Meeting Federal, State and Local Public Safety Agency Communications Requirements Through the Year 2010 and Establishment of Rules and Requirements For Priority Access Service, WT Docket No. 96-86, First Report and Order and Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 98-191 (1998).

The NCC has an open membership. Previous expressions of interest in membership have been received in response to several Public Notices inviting interested persons to become members and to participate in the NCC's processes. All persons who have previously identified themselves or have been designated as a representative of an organization are deemed members and are invited to attend. All other interested parties are hereby invited to attend and to participate in the NCC processes and its meetings and to become members of the Committee. This policy will ensure balanced participation. Members of the general public may attend the meeting. To attend the fourteenth meeting of the Public Safety National Coordination Committee, please RSVP to Joy Alford or Bert Weintraub of the Policy and Rules Branch of the Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the FCC by calling (202) 418-0680, by faxing (202) 418-2643, or by E-mailing at jalford@fcc.gov or bweintra@fcc.gov. Please provide your name, the organization you represent, your phone number, fax number and email address. This RSVP is for the purpose of determining the number of people who will attend this fourteenth meeting. The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many people as possible. However, admittance will be limited to the seating available. Persons requesting accommodations for hearing disabilities should contact Joy Alford immediately at (202) 418-7233 (TTY). Persons requesting accommodations for other physical disabilities should contact Joy Alford immediately at (202) 418-0694 or via e-mail at jalford@fcc.gov. The public may submit written comments to the NCC's Designated Federal Officer before the meeting.

Additional information about the NCC and NCC-related matters can be found on the NCC website located at: http://www.fcc.gov/wtb/publicsafety/ncc.html.

For Further Information Contact: Michael Wilhelm, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC and Designated Federal Officer of the Public Safety National Coordination Committee (202-418-0680), or by e-mail to mwilhelm@fcc.gov.

Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

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