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Released: August 3, 2012
PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCES COMMENT AND
REPLY COMMENT DATES FOR THE FIFTH FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED
RULEMAKING ON THE 4.9 GHZ BAND
WP Docket No. 07-100, PS Docket No. 06-229, WT Docket No. 06-150
Comments Due: October 1, 2012
Reply Comments Due: October 30, 2012
On June 13, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission issued a Fifth Further Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking addressing the 4940-4990 MHz (4.9 GHz) public safety band.1 The Commission
proposed rules and asked for comment on a number of issues to improve spectrum efficiency and
encourage greater use of the 4.9 GHz band for public safety broadband communications. The Fifth
set deadlines for filing comments and reply comments at 60 and 90 days after publication in the
On August 1, 2012, the Office of the Federal Register published a summary of the Fifth FNPRM
and associated comment and reply comment dates.3 Accordingly, comments must be filed on or before
October 1, 2012; and reply comments must be filed on or before October 30, 2012.4 The Fifth FNPRM
sets forth the comment filing instructions.
For further information regarding these proceedings, contact Thomas Eng, Engineer, Policy and
Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-0019 or via email: Thomas.Eng@fcc.gov
1 In the Matter of Amendment of Part 90 of the Commission’s Rules; Implementing a Nationwide, Broadband,
Interoperable Public Safety Network in the 700 MHz Band; Service Rules for the 698-746, 747-762 and 777-792 MHz
Bands; WP Docket No. 07-100, PS Docket No. 06-229, WT Docket No. 06-150, Fourth Report and Order and Fifth
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
, FCC 12-61, 27 FCC Rcd 6577 (rel. June 13, 2012) (Fifth FNPRM
. at 6577.
77 Fed. Reg. 45558 (Aug. 1, 2012).