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

Commission
Meeting Agenda

A Public Notice of the Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information (202) 418-0500
Fax-On-Demand (202) 418-2830
Internet: http://www.fcc.gov
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March 26, 1998

FCC TO HOLD OPEN COMMISSION MEETING
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1998

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, April 2, 1998, which is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. in Room 856, at 1919 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

ITEM NO. BUREAU SUBJECT
1 WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS TITLE: Implementation of Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996; Access to Telecommunications Services, Telecommuni-cations Equipment, and Customer Premises Equipment by Persons with Disabilities (WT Docket No. 96-198).

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider proposed rules and policies concerning improved access to telecommunications services and equipment by persons with disabilities.

2

OFFICE OF
GENERAL COUNSEL
AND
OFFICE OF
PUBLIC AFFAIRS
TITLE: Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings (GC Docket No. 97-113).

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider action that would allow the public to file electronically some pleadings, comments and ex parte filings in informal rulemaking proceedings.

3 COMMON CARRIER TITLE: Performance Measurements and Reporting Requirements for Operations Support Systems, Interconnection, and Operator Services and Directory Assistance (RM-9101).

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider action concerning performance measurements and reporting requirements with respect to operations support systems, interconnection, and operator services and directory assistance.

4 MASS MEDIA TITLE: 1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications, Rules, and Processes.

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a number of proposals intended to streamline the processing of Mass Media Bureau applications, rules, and processes.

5 OFFICE OF
ENGINEERING AND
TECHNOLOGY
TITLE: Amendment of Parts 2, 15, 18 and Other Parts of the Commission's Rules to Simplify and Streamline the Equipment Authorization Process for Radio Frequency Equipment (ET Docket No. 97-94).

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider action to 1) simplify existing equipment author- ization processes; 2) deregulate the equipment authorization requirements for certain types of equipment; and 3) provide for electronic filing of applications for equipment authorization.

The following items will be discussed only if specifically requested by the Commissioners.
6

OFFICE OF
ENGINEERING
AND
TECHNOLOGY
TITLE: 1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Amendment of Part 18 of the Commission's Rules to Update Regulations for RF Lighting Devices.

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider reviewing existing regulations for RF lighting devices.

7 MASS MEDIA TITLE: Applications of WCCB-TV, Inc., for Renewal of Licenses for Stations WPET(AM)/WKSI-FM, Greensboro, North Carolina.

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider (1) a Response to Notice of Apparent Liability filed by WCCB-TV, Inc., licensee of WPET(AM)/WKSI-FM, Greensboro, North Carolina, and (2) a Petition for Reconsideration filed by the Rainbow-PUSH Coalition, regarding a Memorandum Opinion and Order and Notice of Apparent Liability which granted the license renewal applications of WPET(AM)/WKSI-FM subject to reporting conditions and a Notice of Apparent Liability for a $12,000 forfeiture for violations of the Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity Rule.

8 MASS MEDIA TITLE: Applications of Sea-Comm, Inc., for Renewal of Licenses for Stations WSFM(FM) and WKXB-FM Southport and Burgaw, North Carolina.

SUMMARY: The Commission will determine (1) whether Sea-Comm, Inc., violated the Commission's Equal Employment Opportunity Rule in connection with the operation of Stations WSFM(FM) and WKXB(FM); (2) whether it violated Section 73.1015 of the Rules by willfully omitting material facts; and (3) whether, in light of the foregoing, the renewal applications should be granted.



Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Maureen Peratino or David Fiske, Office of Public Affairs, telephone number (202) 418-0500; TTY (202) 418-2555.

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, including large print/type; digital disk; and audio tape. ITS may be reached by e-mail: its_inc@ix.netcom.com. Their Internet address is http://www.itsi.com.

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 http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio/. 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 purchased from Infocus, 341 Victory Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, telephone (703) 834-0100; fax number (703) 834-0111.

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The summaries listed in this notice are intended for the use of the public attending open Commission meetings. Information not summarized may also be considered at such meetings. Consequently these summaries should not be interpreted to limit the Commission's authority to consider any relevant information.