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Released: September 20, 2013


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DA 13-1937
September 20, 2013



IB Docket No. 04-286

Comment Date: October 11, 2013

On September 19, 2013, the Advisory Committee for the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference
(WRC-15 Advisory Committee or WAC) approved and provided for Commission consideration its draft
recommendations on a number of issues that will be considered by the 2015 World Radiocommunication
Conference (WRC-15). These recommendations are attached to this Public Notice (Attachment 1).
Based upon an initial review of the draft 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-15 Advisory Committee draft recommendations.
We do, however, have some reservations concerning recommendations provided in documents WAC/049
and WAC/053. We seek comment on the draft recommendations provided by the WRC-15 Advisory
Committee (Attachment 1). The FCC also seeks comment on the attached inputs provided by the
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) (Attachment 2). Finally, the FCC
seeks comment on the International Bureau's initial conclusions with regard to the WRC-15 Advisory
Committee draft recommendations.
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-15. The
recommendations that are attached to this Public Notice may evolve in the course of interagency
discussions as we approach WRC-15 and, therefore, do not constitute a final U.S. Government position
on any issue.
The deadline for comments on the proposed recommendations is October 11, 2013. It is necessary that all
comments be received by October 11, 2013, in order to allow sufficient time to finalize the U.S. position
before commencement of regional WRC-15 preparatory meetings.
Interested parties may file comments on or before October 11, 2013. All comments are to reference

Docket No. 04-286

and to specific recommendations by WAC document number. Comments may be
filed using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper copies.1

1 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order,
13 FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).

Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the

Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each
filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding,
filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number.
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.
All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary must be
delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, D.C. 20554. All
hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of
before entering the building. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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, Express, and Priority mail must be
addressed to 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington D.C. 20554.
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 &
Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).

In addition, one copy of each pleading must be sent to each of the following:

(1) The Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, S.W., Room
CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554,; phone #: (202) 488-5300 fax #: (202) 488-
(2) Alexander Roytblat, Assistant Chief, World/Regional Radio Conference Director, Strategic Analysis
and Negotiations Division, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room 7-A865, Washington,
D.C. 20554; email:
The complete texts of these recommendations are available by accessing the FCC's WRC-15 web site at: Filings and comments are also
available for public inspection and copying during regular business hours at the FCC Reference
Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-A257, Washington, D.C. 20554. They
may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc.,
Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, telephone: # (202) 488-5300,
fax: # (202) 488-5563, or via e-mail
For further information, please contact Alexander Roytblat at (202) 418-7150 or by email at

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