February 2024 Open Commission Meeting
The FCC held this Open Meeting on the subjects listed below:
Public Drafts of Meeting Items – The FCC is publicly releasing 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.
- Increasing the Accessibility of the Emergency Alert System
The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking intended to simplify the process for alert originators to send multilingual emergency alerts over television and radio. (PS Docket No. 15-94)
- Empowering Consumers to Block Robocalls and Robotexts
The Commission considered a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to strengthen consumers’ ability to revoke consent so that it is simple and easy, codify previously adopted protections that make it simpler for consumers to revoke consent, and require that callers and texters implement requests in a timely manner. The item also proposes and seeks comment on clarifying that the TCPA applies to robocalls and robotexts from wireless providers to their own subscribers and for the first time proposes to give consumers the ability to revoke consent and thereby stop these communications. (CG Docket No. 02-278)
- Expanding Opportunities for Wireless Microphone Use
The Commission considered a Report and Order to revise the Part 15 and 74 technical rules to permit a recently developed, and more efficient, type of wireless microphone system. (RM-11821; ET Docket No. 21-115)
- Space Innovation; Facilitating Capabilities for In-Space Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing
The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose a framework for licensing space stations engaged in in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing – or “ISAM” – operations that can support sustained economic activity in space. The goal of the proposed framework is to facilitate the development of these novel space activities and advance opportunities for innovation in the new space age. (IB Docket Nos. 22-271; 22-272)
- Dismissing License Reinstatement Application*
The Commission adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order dismissing the Application for Review filed by Albuquerque Board of Education seeking reinstatement of the cancelled licenses of DKRSN(AM) and FM Translator Station DK296GI.
- Gonzalez Proposed Fine*
The Commission adopted a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture proposing a $40,000 fine against Brigido Danerys Gonzalez for pirate radio broadcasting in the Hazleton, Pennsylvania.
*NOTE: These items were adopted prior to the Open Meeting and thus deleted from the agenda of the meeting itself.
FCC Proposes Solution to Expand Multilingual Emergency Alerts
- News Release
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- Rosenworcel Statement
- Starks Statement
- Gomez Statement: English | Español
FCC Adopts Rules to Empower Consumers to Stop Robocalls & Robotexts
FCC Expands Opportunities for Wireless Microphone Users
FCC Proposes In-Space Servicing, Assembly, & Manufacturing Licensing
- Deletion Notice
- Tentative Agenda
- Circulation Documents: