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Released: August 25, 2014
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Federal Communications Commission

DA 14-1233

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of

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Revision of Part 15 of the Commission’s Rules to

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Permit Unlicensed National Information

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ET Docket No. 13-49

Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band

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ORDER

Extended Reply to Opposition Date:

September 2, 2014

Adopted: August 25, 2014

Released: August 25, 2014

By the Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology:

On July 30, 2014, the Federal Register published the Commission’s Public Notice of Petitions for

Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceedings (PN) in the above-captioned proceeding.1 The PN

established deadlines for filing oppositions to the petitions and replies to those oppositions of August 14,

2014 and August 25, 2014, respectively. On August 20, 2014, the Association of Global Automakers,

Inc. (Global) requested that the deadline for filing replies to oppositions be extended by eight days

because the oppositions to Global’s petition for partial reconsideration raised complex issues regarding

the nature and potential negative outcome of the Commission’s expansion of the 5750-5850 MHz band. 2

Global states that extending the deadline for reply to oppositions would provide parties with additional

time to evaluate the record regarding various technologies and the proposed rules and to prepare

submissions enabling the Commission to make a decision based on a fully developed record.

As set forth in Section 1.46(a) of the Commission's Rules,3 the Commission's policy is that

extensions of time shall not be routinely granted. Given the importance and relative complexity of the

issues in this proceeding, however, we find that good cause exists to provide all parties an extension of

the reply comment deadline to facilitate the development of a full and complete record.

Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 4(i), 4(j) and 5(c) of the

Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. §§ 154(i), 154(j), 155(c) and Sections 0.31, 0.241,

and 1.46 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.31, 0.241, and 1.46, the deadline for filing replies to an

opposition in response to the Public Notice for Petitions for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking

Proceedings in ET Docket No. 13-49 IS EXTENDED to September 2, 2014.

1 Revision of Part 15 of the Commission’s Rules to Permit Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII)

Devices in the 5 GHz Band, Public Notice for Petitions for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceedings, 79

Fed Reg 44150 (2014).

2 Association of Global Automakers, Inc. Request for Extension of Reply to Opposition to Petition for

Reconsideration Deadline (filed Aug. 20, 2014)

3 47 C.F.R. § 1.46.

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Federal Communications Commission

DA 14-1233

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Motion for Extension of Reply to Opposition to Petition for

Reconsideration Deadline by Association of Global Automakers, Inc. IS GRANTED.

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Julius Knapp

Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology

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