On February 8, 2024, the FCC released the Agenda for the February Open Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 10:30 AM. The meeting can be viewed in person at the Commission’s headquarters in Washington, DC or streamed live online at www.fcc.gov/live and on the FCC’s YouTube Channel. The Commission is scheduled to consider the following items:
- Increasing the Accessibility of the Emergency Alert System (PS Docket No. 15-94) – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking intended to simplify the process for alert originators to send multilingual emergency alerts over television and radio. (FACT SHEET)
- Empowering Consumers to Block Robocalls and Robotexts (CG Docket No. 02-278) – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to strengthen consumers’ ability to revoke consent so that it is simple and easy, codify previously adopted protections that make it simpler for consumers to revoke consent, and require that callers and texters implement requests in a timely manner. The item also proposes and seeks comment on how to apply the TCPA to robocalls and robotexts from wireless providers to their own subscribers and proposes to give consumers the ability to revoke consent and thereby stop these communications. (FACT SHEET)
- Expanding Opportunities for Wireless Microphone Use (RM-11821; ET Docket No. 21-115) –The Commission will consider a Report and Order to revise the Part 15 and 74 technical rules to permit a recently developed, and more efficient, type of wireless microphone system. (FACT SHEET)
- Space Innovation (IB Docket No. 22-271); Facilitating Capabilities for In-Space Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (IB Docket No. 22-272) – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose a framework for licensing space stations engaged in in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing—or “ISAM”—operations that can support sustained economic activity in space. The goal of the proposed framework is to facilitate the development of these novel space activities and advance opportunities for innovation in the new space age. (FACT SHEET)
- Restricted Adjudicatory Matter – The Commission will consider a restricted adjudicatory matter from the Media Bureau.
- Enforcement Bureau Action – The Commission will consider an enforcement action.
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