On July 6, 2021, the FCC released the Agenda for the July Open Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday July 13, 2021, at 10:30 AM. The meeting will be held virtually and can be viewed on the FCC’s webpage at www.fcc.gov/live or on the FCC’s YouTube channel. One item has been added to the Agenda (Number 6 below), though no draft has been made available yet. The Agenda is as follows:
Protecting Against National Security Threats to the Communications Supply Chain Through FCC Programs (WC Docket No. 18-89): The Commission will consider a Third Report and Order that would amend the rules for the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program consistent with modifications adopted by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The item would also clarify certain aspects of the Reimbursement Program. (Fact Sheet)
2. Amendment of Section 15.255 of the Commission’s Rules (ET Docket No. 21-264): The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing revisions to Section 15.255 of the rules governing short range radar operations in the 64-71 GHz frequency band. (Fact Sheet)
3. Updating Broadcast Radio Technical Rules (MB Docket No. 21-263): The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to eliminate or amend outmoded or unnecessary broadcast technical rules. (Fact Sheet)
4. Mandatory Electronic Filing of Section 325(c) Applications, International Broadcast Applications, and Dominant Carrier Section 63.10(c) Quarterly Reports (IB Docket No. 21-265): The Commission will consider an Order that would amend rules to require the remaining applications and reports to be filed electronically in the International Bureau Filing System (IBFS) and eliminate duplicative paper filing requirements. (Fact Sheet)
5. Enforcement Bureau Action: The Commission will consider an enforcement action.
6. Promoting Technological Solutions to Combat Contraband Wireless Device Use in Correctional Facilities (GN Docket No. 13-111): The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order taking steps to combat contraband wireless devices in correctional facilities and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on additional technological solutions to combat contraband device usage in correctional facilities.
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