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DA 99-643
Released: April 6, 1999


Agency:    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), William E. Kennard, Chairman.

Action:    Notice of First Public Safety National Coordination Committee (NCC) Meeting.

Summary:    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 Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, requires public notice of all meetings of the NCC. This notice advises interested persons of the initial meeting of the Public Safety National Coordination Committee.

Date:    April 29, 1999; 10:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.

Address:    Federal Communications Commission, Commission Meeting Room, Room TW-C305, 445 Twelfth Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554.

Supplementary Information:    The agenda for the first meeting is as follows:

1. Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Committee Charter and other administrative matters
4. Committee Structure
5. Work Program/Organization of Work
6. Meeting Schedule
7. Agenda for Next Meeting
8. Other Business
9. Closing Remarks
The NCC will have an open membership. Previous expressions of interest in membership have been received in response to the Public Notice released on January 29, 1999 inviting interested persons to become members and to participate in the NCC's processes. All persons who have 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 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 first meeting of the Public Safety National Coordination Committee, please RSVP to Solita Griffis or Bertram Weintraub of the Policy and Rules Branch of the Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the FCC on or before April 22, 1999, by calling (202) 418-0680, by faxing (202) 418-2643, or by E-mailing at bweintra@fcc.gov or solitagriffis@fcc.gov. Please provide your name, the organization you represent, your phone number and fax number. This RSVP is for the purpose of determining the number of people who will attend this first meeting. The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many people as possible. However, admittance will be limited to the seating available. The public may submit written comments to the NCC's Designated Federal Officer before the meeting.

For Further Information Contact:    D'wana R. Terry, Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC and Designated Federal Officer of the Public Safety National Coordination Committee (202-418-0680).

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