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Released: July 15, 2013

Federal Communications Commission

DA 13-1574

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of

Amendment of Parts 0, 1, 2, and 15 of the
Commission's Rules regarding Authorization of
ET Docket No. 13-44
Radiofrequency Equipment
Amendment of Part 68 regarding Approval of
Terminal Equipment by Telecommunications
Certification Bodies


Adopted: July 12, 2013

Released: July 15, 2013

By the Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology:
On February 12, 2013, the Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("Notice") in
the above captioned proceeding.1 Comments were due on June 17, 2013 and reply comments are due on
July 17, 2013.2
2. On July 2, 2013, the American National Standards Institute Accredited Standards Committee
C63 ("ASC C63") requested a two-week extension of the deadline for submitting reply comments. ASC
C63 states that the requested extension is warranted to facilitate a more thorough consideration of the
important technical and policy issues raised in the comments and will not cause undue delay of this
proceeding. It believes that the current deadline may impact its ability to obtain and coordinate input from
its members, and that added time will allow it to prepare reply comments that better reflect the views of its
The Commission does not routinely grant extensions of time in rulemaking proceedings.
However, we believe that a short extension of the reply comment deadline will provide parties an
opportunity to fully analyze and respond to the many comments filed on a variety of points in response to
the Notice. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to the delegated authority contained in 47 C.F.R.
0.31 and 0.241(a), that the time period for filing reply comments in the above captioned proceeding IS
EXTENDED to July 31, 2013.
Julius P. Knapp
Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology

1 See Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in ET Docket No. 13-44, 28 FCC Rcd 1606 (2013).
2 See 78 FR 25917 (May 3, 2013).

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