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Federal Communications Commission
1919 M Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554

Meeting Agenda

A Public Notice of the Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information (202) 418-0500
Fax-On-Demand (202) 418-2830

March 6, 1997



The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, March 13, 1997, which is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. in Room 856, at 1919 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

1 OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY TITLE: Amendment of Parts 2, 15, 18, 68 and Other Parts of the Commission's Rules to Simplify and Streamline the Equipment Authorization Process for Radio Frequency Equipment and to Implement a Mutual Recognition Agreement with the European Community.

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a proposal to: 1) simplify existing equipment authorization processes; 2) deregulate the equipment authorization for certain types of equipment; 3) provide for electronic filing of applications for equipment authorization; and 4) implement a potential mutual recognition agreement for product "conformity assessment with the European Community.

2 INTERNATIONAL AND OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY TITLE: Allocation and Designation of Spectrum for Fixed-Satellite Services in the 37.5-38.5 GHz, 40.5-41.5 GHz and 48.2-50.2 GHz Frequency Bands; Allocation of Spectrum to Upgrade Fixed and Mobile Allocations in 40.5-42.5 GHz and Allocation of Spectrum at 46.9-47.0 GHz for Wireless Communications Services (RM-8811).

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider proposed changes to the U.S. Table of Frequency Allocations for Fixed-Satellite Services at 37.5-38.5 GHz, 40.5-41.5 GHz, and 48.2-50.2 GHz, along with related allocation proposals affecting the 40.5-42.5 GHz and 46.9-47.0 GHz bands.

3 WIRELESS TELE-COMMUNICATIONS TITLE: Amendment of the Commission's Rules to Establish New Personal Communications Services, Narrowband PCS (GEN Docket No. 90-314 and ET Docket No. 92-100); Revision of the Commission's Rules on Pre-Grant Construction for Broadband and Narrowband PCS Licensees and Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act - Competitive Bidding, Narrowband PCS (PP Docket No. 93-253).

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider action concerning the future operation and licensing of narrowband Personal Communications Services.

Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Audrey Spivack or David Fiske, Office of Public Affairs, telephone number (202) 418-0500.

Copies of materials adopted at this meeting can be purchased from the FCC's duplicating contractor, International Transcription Services, Inc. (ITS, Inc.) at (202) 857-3800 or fax (202) 857-3805 and 857-3184. These copies are available in paper format and alternative media which includes, large print/type; digital disk; and audio tape. ITS may be reached by e-mail: Their Internet address is

This meeting can be viewed over George Mason University's Capitol Connection. For information on this service call (703) 993-3100. The audio portion of the meeting will be broadcast live on the Internet via the FCC's Internet audio broadcast page at The meeting can also be heard via telephone, for a fee, from National Narrowcast Network, telephone (202) 966-2211 or fax (202) 966-1770; and from Conference Call USA (available only outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area), telephone 1-800-962-0044. Audio and video tapes of this meeting can be obtained from the Office of Public Affairs, Television Staff, telephone (202) 418-0460, or TTY (202) 418-1398; fax numbers (202) 418-2809 or (202) 418-7286.