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FCC Seeks Comment on Recommendations Approved by the Advisory Committee for the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference

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Released: May 10, 2011


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DA 11-712
April 20, 2011



IB Docket No. 04-286

Comment Date: April 29, 2011

On April 19, 2011, the Advisory Committee for the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference
(WRC-12 Advisory Committee) approved and provided for Commission consideration its
recommendations on a number of issues that will be considered by the 2012 World Radiocommunication
Conference (WRC-12). These recommendations are attached to this Public Notice (Attachment 1).
Based upon an initial review of the recommendations forwarded to the Commission, the International
Bureau, in coordination with other Commission Bureaus and Offices, tentatively concludes that we can
generally support most of the attached WRC-12 Advisory Committee recommendations. We seek
comment on the recommendations provided by the WRC-12 Advisory Committee (Attachment 1) and on
the International Bureau's initial conclusions.
The comments provided by interested parties will assist the FCC in its upcoming consultations with the
U.S. Department of State and NTIA in the development of U.S. positions for WRC-12. The
recommendations that are attached to this Public Notice may evolve in the course of interagency
discussions as we approach WRC-12 and, therefore, do not constitute a final U.S. Government position
on any issue.
The complete text of these preliminary views and proposals is also available in the FCC's Reference
Information Center, Room CY-A257, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554 or by accessing the
FCC's WRC-12 web site at:
The deadline for comments on the proposed preliminary views is April 29, 2011. It is necessary that all
comments be received by April 29, 2011, in order to allow sufficient time to finalize the U.S. position
before commencement of regional WRC-12 preparatory meetings.
All comments should refer to IB Docket No. 04-286 and to specific recommendations by WAC document
number. Comments may be filed using (1) the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System
(ECFS), (2) by email to, or (3) by filing paper copies.1 Generally, only one copy of an
electronic submission must be filed.

1 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 Fed. Reg. 24121 (1998).

Comments filed through the ECFS can be sent as an electronic file via the Internet to In completing the transmittal screen, commenters should include their full
name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable docket or rulemaking number. Parties may
also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail. To get filing instructions for e-mail comments,
commenters should send an e-mail to, and should include the following words in the body
of the message, "get form." A sample form and directions will be sent in reply.
Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies of each filing.
Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or
overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office
of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
The Commission's contractor will receive hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the
Commission's Secretary at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing
hours at this location are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held
together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building.
Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent
to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.
U.S. Postal Service first-class mail, Express Mail, and Priority Mail should be addressed to FCC
Headquarters at 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554.
Additionally, filers must deliver courtesy copies by email to the following Commission staff: Alexander
Roytblat, at
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille,
large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the Consumer and
Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530, (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

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