Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
June 10, 2013
OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD FOR
TECHNOLOGICAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (TAC) WHITE PAPER AND
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING RECEIVER PERFORMANCE
ET Docket No. 13-101
Comment Date: July 22, 2013
Reply Comment Date: August 7, 2013
On April 22, 2013, the Office of Engineering & Technology ("OET") released a Public Notice
this docket1 seeking comment on Technological Advisory Council ("TAC") White Paper, titled, Interference Limits Policy The use of harm claim thresholds to improve the interference tolerance of
and its recommendations. In a jointly filed "Motion for Extension of Time," the
Consumer Electronics Association ("CEA"), National Association of Broadcasters ("NAB"), and GPS
Innovation Alliance ("GPSIA") ask pursuant to section 1.46 of the Commission's Rules2 that the
comment and reply deadlines each be extended by 30 days.3 By this Public Notice
, we extend the
comment and reply comment filing deadlines as described below with regard to comments to the Public
of the TAC White Paper and its recommendations.
It is the Commission's policy under Section 1.46(a) that extensions of time are not routinely
granted. In the instant case, however, we find that extending the comment and reply comment periods for
remarks on the TAC White Paper, its recommendations, and questions posed in the Public Notice more
broadly on receiver performance, will serve the public interest by allowing commenters additional time to
review the technical contents and unique policy proposals outlined in the White Paper. Accordingly, we
hereby grant the request jointly filed by CEA, NAB, and GPSIA and extend the deadline for filing
comments to July 22, 2013 and the deadline for filing reply comments to August 7, 2013. This action is
taken pursuant to authority found in Section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47
U.S.C. 154(i), and sections 0.31, 0.241, and 1.46 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 0. 31, 0.241,
"Office of Engineering & Technology Invites Comments on Technological Advisory Council (TAC) White
Paper and Recommendations for Improving Receiver Performance," Public Notice,
ET Docket No. 13-101, DA 13-
801 (rel. April 22, 2013).
2 47 C.F.R. 1.46.
"Motion for Extension of Time" dated May 29, 2013, jointly filed by the Consumer Electronics Association,
National Association of Broadcasters, and GPS Innovation Alliance, as filed in ET Docket No. 13-101
("CEA/NAB/GPSIA Comment Period Extension Request").
For further information contact: Robert Pavlak at 202-418-0761 or via email at
or Ronald Repasi at 202-418-0768 or via email at Ronald.Repasi@fcc.gov
Action by the Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology.
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