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Rechartering and Solicitation of Members to WRC-15 Advisory Committee

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Released: May 2, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission
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DA 14-589
May 2, 2014

Announcement of Rechartering and Solicitation of Members for the 2015 World

Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee

IB Docket No. 04-286
By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) announces the
rechartering of its 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee (hereinafter the
“Committee”) and further solicits applications for additional members on the Committee.

PURPOSE AND FUNCTIONS

The Committee’s mission is to provide to the Commission advice, technical support, and recommended
proposals for the upcoming 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15). In particular, the
Committee will focus on the international frequency spectrum issues identified on the WRC-15 agenda
with the goal of identifying private sector/public priorities and objectives. The Committee will be
charged with gathering the data and information necessary to formulate meaningful recommendations for
these objectives. Additional information on WRC-15 is available at
http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/world-radiocommunication-conference-wrc-15.

BACKGROUND

On January 27, 2014, the Committee held the final meeting of its current term. The Charter was renewed
on April 25, 2014 for another two (2) year term. This renewal is necessary and is in the public interest.
The Committee will operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5
U.S.C. App. 2 (1988). Each meeting of the Committee will be open to the public. A notice of each
meeting will be published in the Federal Register at least fifteen (15) days in advance of the meeting.
Records will be maintained of each meeting and made available for public inspection.

WHO MAY APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS

Members who were appointed under the prior charter were contacted to determine their interest in
continuing to serve as a member of the Committee. In addition, the Commission seeks applications from
interested organizations, institutions, or other entities from both the public and private sectors that wish to
be considered for membership on the Committee. Selections will be made on the basis of factors such as
expertise and diversity of viewpoints that are necessary to address effectively the questions before the
Committee. Individuals who do not represent an organization, institution, or entity, but who possess
expertise valuable to the Committee’s work are also welcome to apply. Such applicants should be aware,
however, that government ethics rules may require financial and other disclosures.

Applicants should describe both their specific interests and their expertise or experience as it relates to the
questions before the Committee, including such matters as wireless communications infra-structure and
equipment, telecommunications, broadcasting, and other radiocommunication services, consumer
advocacy, and underserved populations (e.g., persons living in rural areas and tribal communities).
In addition, all applicants are advised that the Commission adheres to the President’s policy, as
announced in his memorandum of June 18, 2010, "Lobbyists on Agency Boards and Commissions," that
Federal agencies’ advisory boards and committees shall not include federally registered lobbyists. For
this reason, the Commission will not consider registered lobbyists as members or representatives of
members of the Committee.
In preparation for WRC-15, it is anticipated that the Committee will continue to meet in Washington,
D.C., two to three times per calendar year. In addition, working groups have been established as set forth
in the Committee’s structure, which is available on the Committee’s website and new members would be
expected to participate in working groups for which they have interest and qualifications. All meetings
will be fully accessible to individuals with disabilities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE, DEADLINE AND MEMBER APPOINTMENTS

Applicants should include their complete contact information (email address, telephone number and
mailing address) in the nomination.
An applicant’s nomination to the Committee must be confirmed by an authorized person (e.g., company
official) confirming that the company wants the nominated person to represent it on the Committee. This
confirmation may be in the following format:
“I am [insert Official’s Name], the [insert Official’s Title] at the [insert name of organization
(e.g., company, formal association, etc.)], with responsibilities for [concise description of
position]. My organization would like [insert proposed Member’s Name], [who is currently an
employee of the company or who is a consultant/attorney to our company] to serve as our
representative on the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee.”
Members serve at the discretion of the Chairman of the Commission and must be willing to commit to
serve through the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (November 2-27, 2015). Members
should be willing and able to attend the meetings of the Committee and are also expected to participate in
deliberations of at least one working group. The time commitment to each working group may be
substantial. Working group deliberations may be conducted through e-mail and teleconferences.
Nominations, including a statement of qualifications, may be submitted by e-mail to

WRC-15@fcc.gov

.
Initial nominations made under this Public Notice must be submitted by May 16, 2014. Because the
Commission recognizes that technologies and spectrum priorities may evolve over the course of the
multi-year WRC-15 preparatory cycle and that the expertise or experience relevant to the mission of this
Committee may change over time, the Commission will continue to accept applications for Committee
Membership on a rolling basis after May 16, 2014.
For additional information about the Committee, please contact Alexander Roytblat, the Designated
Federal Official for the WRC-15 Advisory Committee, at (202) 418-7501 (alexander.roytblat@fcc.gov).
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