On April 15, 2021, the FCC announced the Agenda for the April Open Meeting, which is scheduled for 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The Open Meeting will be available on the FCC’s web page at www.fcc.gov/live and on the FCC’s YouTube Channel. The Agenda is as follows:
- Implementation of the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018 (WC Docket No. 18-336): The Commission will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to increase the effectiveness of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by proposing to require covered text providers to support text messaging to 988. (FACT SHEET)
- Allocation of Spectrum for Non-Federal Space Launch Operations (ET Docket No. 13-115); Amendment of Part 2 of the Commission’s Rules for Federal Earth Stations Communicating with Non-Federal Fixed Satellite Service Space Stations (RM-11341); Federal Space Station Use of the 399.9-400.05 MHz Band: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would adopt a new spectrum allocation for commercial space launch operations and seek comment on additional allocations and service rules. (FACT SHEET)
- Amendment of Parts 15 and 74 of the Rules for Wireless Microphones in the TV Bands, 600 MHz Guard Band, 600 MHz Duplex Gap, and the 941.5-944 MHz, 944-952 MHz, 952.850- 956.250 MHz, 956.45-959.85 MHz, 1435-1525 MHz, 6875-6900 MHz and 7100-7125 MHz Bands (RM-11821; ET Docket No. 21-115): The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to revise the technical rules for Part 74 low-power auxiliary station (LPAS) devices to permit a recently developed, and more efficient, type of wireless microphone system. (FACT SHEET)
- Improving 911 Reliability (PS Docket No. 13-75); Amendments to Part 4 of the Commission’s Rules Concerning Disruptions to Communications (PS Docket No. 15-80); New Part 4 of the Commission’s Rules Concerning Disruptions to Communications; (ET Docket No. 04-35): The Commission will consider a Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to promote public safety by ensuring that 911 call centers and consumers receive timely and useful notifications of disruptions to 911 service. (FACT SHEET)
- Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band (WT Docket No. 02-55): The Commission will consider an Order to conclude its 800 MHz rebanding program due to the successful fulfillment of this public safety mandate. (FACT SHEET)
- Sponsorship Identification Requirements for Foreign Government-Provided Programming (MB Docket No. 20-299): The Commission will consider a Report and Order to require clear disclosures for broadcast programming that is sponsored, paid for, or furnished by a foreign government or its representative. (FACT SHEET)
- Imposing Application Cap in Upcoming NCE FM Filing Window (MB Docket No. 20-343): The Commission will consider a Public Notice to impose a limit of ten applications filed by any party in the upcoming 2021 filing window for new noncommercial educational FM stations. (FACT SHEET)
- Enforcement Bureau Action: The Commission will consider an enforcement action.
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