SEVEN-DAY EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE COMMENTS AND REPLY COMMENTS ON WIRELESS MICROPHONES FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
February, 18 2010
SEVEN-DAY EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE COMMENTS AND REPLY COMMENTS ON
WIRELESS MICROPHONES FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
ET Docket No. 10-24
WT Docket No. 08-166
WT Docket No. 08-167
Revised Comment Deadline: March 1, 2010
Revised Reply Comment Deadline: March 22, 2010
Proposed Rulemaking, which provided that comments were due on February 22, 2010 and that reply
comments were due on March 15, 2010.1
On February 17, 2010, Shure Incorporated (Shure) filed a request for a seven-day extension of the
comment deadline in this proceeding.2 Shure states that to accommodate parties affected by the lost time
due to the numerous closings and disruptions resulting from the adverse weather conditions in
Washington, DC and surrounding areas over the last two weeks, a seven-day extension of time in which
to file comments is necessary and in the public interest.3 Shure also notes that the requested extension
will not unduly delay resolution of the issues raised in this proceeding or cause hardship or prejudice to
It is the policy of the Commission that extensions of time are not routinely granted.5 Such
extensions may be warranted when, among other things, the additional time will serve the public interest.
In the instant proceeding, we find that providing the requested limited extension would be beneficial to
the development of a complete record on the issues and that granting the extension of time requested by
1 75 Fed. Reg. 3682-3693 (Jan. 22, 2010); Revisions to Rules Authorizing the Operation of Low Power Auxiliary
Stations in the 698-806 MHz Band, Public Interest Spectrum Coalition, Petition for Rulemaking Regarding Low
Power Auxiliary Stations, Including Wireless Microphones, and the Digital Television Transition, Amendment of Parts
15, 74 and 90 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Low Power Auxiliary Stations, Including Wireless Microphones,
WT Docket No. 08-166, WT Docket No. 08-167, ET Docket No. 10-24, Report and Order and Further Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 10-16 (rel. Jan. 15, 2010) (Wireless Microphones Further Notice of Proposed
2 Motion for Extension of Deadline for Filing of Comments by Shure Incorprated, WT Docket No. 08-166, WT
Docket No. 08-167, and ET Docket No. 10-24 (filed Feb. 17, 2010).
3 Id. at 2.
4 Id. at 3.
5 See 47 C.F.R. § 1.46(a).
Shure therefore serves the public interest.
Accordingly, we hereby grant a seven-day extension of time for comments and a seven-day
extension for reply comments filed in response to the Wireless Microphones Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking in ET Docket No. 10-24, WT Docket No. 08-166, and WT Docket No. 08-167. The deadline
for filing comments is extended to March 1, 2010 and the deadline for filing reply comments is extended
to March 22, 2010.
This action is taken pursuant to authority found in Sections 4(i) of the Communications Act of
1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. § 154(i), and Sections 0.131, 0.331, and 1.46 of the Commission’s rules, 47
C.F.R. §§ 0.131, 0.331, and 1.46.
For further information, contact Hugh L. Van Tuyl, Office of Engineering and Technology, (202)
418-7506, e-mail Hugh.VanTuyl@fcc.gov or Paul D’Ari, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, (202)
418-1550, e-mail Paul.Dari@fcc.gov.
By the Chiefs, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Office of Engineering Technology.
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