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Released: August 28, 2014


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DA 14-1248

August 28, 2014



IB Docket No. 04-286

Comment Date: September 12, 2014

On August 27, 2014, 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 A).

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 also take note of differing views expressed by the WRC-15 Advisory Committee in document

WAC/084. We seek comment on the draft recommendations provided by the WRC-15 Advisory

Committee (Attachment A). The FCC also seeks comment on the attached draft proposals that have been

provided to the FCC by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

(Attachment B). 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 September 12, 2014. It is necessary that

all comments be received by September 12, 2014, 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 September 12, 2014. All comments are to reference

IB 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 submission 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-



Alexander Roytblat, Assistant Chief, World/Regional Radio Conference Director, Strategic Analysis

and Negotiations Division, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room 6-A865, Washington,

D.C. 20554; email:

Additional information on the WRC-15 Advisory Committee’s proceedings is available on 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, TTY # (202) 488-5562 or via e-mail:

For further information, please contact Alexander Roytblat at (202) 418-7501 or by email at

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