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January 2023 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
Commission Meeting Room, FCC Headquarters, 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554

The FCC held this Open Meeting on the subjects listed below:

Public Drafts of Meeting Items – The FCC publicly released the draft text of each item expected to be considered at this Open Commission Meeting with the exception of items involving specific, enforcement-related matters including restricted proceedings and hearing designation orders. One-page cover sheets are included in the public drafts to help summarize each item. Links to these materials are provided below.

  • Ensuring 988 Reliability and Resiliency
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would consider establishing reporting and notice requirements for service outages potentially affecting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. (PS Docket Nos. 23-5, 15-80; WC Docket No. 18-336)
  • Rural Health Care Program
    The Commission considered an Order on Reconsideration, Second Report and Order, Order, and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would rescind rules requiring support for the Rural Health Care Telecommunications Program to be calculated using a database, improve processes for invoicing and program caps, and propose additional enhancements to calculations of support and a mechanism to allow the participation of newly-eligible health care providers. (WC Docket 17-310)
  • Applications to Construct New NCE FM Stations*
    The Commission adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order comparing applications from 34 groups of mutually exclusive applications for new Noncommercial Educational FM station construction permits.
  • EAS Violation Enforcement Action*
    The Commission adopted a Notice of Apparent Liability that proposes a $504,000 penalty against Fox Corporation for transmitting EAS tones during a Fox NFL promotional segment in the absence of an actual emergency.

*NOTE: These items were adopted prior to the Open Meeting and thus deleted from the agenda of the meeting itself.

Meeting Documents

FCC Proposes Rules to Promote Reliable Access to 988 Lifeline

FCC Improving Support for Digital Health in Rural America

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