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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 27, 1997



The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, April 3, 1997, which is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. in Room 856, at 1919 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

1 OFFICES OF GENERAL COUNSEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND PLANS AND POLICY TITLE: Amendment of Parts 0 and 1 of the Commission's Rules to allow the electronic filing of documents in rulemaking proceedings.

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider amendments to its rules to allow parties to file formal comments electronically over the Internet in notice and comment rulemaking proceedings (except broadcast allotment proceedings) and to treat those comments the same as comments filed on paper.

2 OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY TITLE: Amendment of Parts 2 and 15 of the Commission's Rules Regarding Spread Spectrum Transmitters (ET Docket No. 96-8 and RM's 8435, 8608 and 8609).

SUMMARY: The Commission will address standards for unlicensed spread spectrum transmitters, including standards on maximum antenna gain and the minimum number of hopping channels.

Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Maureen Peratino 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.