Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St., S.W.
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: January 10, 2013
EX PARTE MEETINGS WITH THE TECHNOLOGY TRANSITIONS POLICY TASK FORCE
GN Docket No. 13-5
Technology Transitions Policy Task Force
On December 10, 2012, Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the formation of an agency-
wide Technology Transitions Policy Task Force to provide recommendations on how to modernize the
Commission’s policies in a manner that encourages the technological transition, empowers and protects
consumers, promotes competition, and ensures network resiliency and reliability.1
The Technology Transitions Policy Task Force is conducting a data-driven review to ensure that
our nation’s communications policies continue to drive a virtuous cycle of innovation and investment,
promote competition, and protect consumers. Parties meeting with the Technology Transitions Policy
Task Force may advocate on issues that are not the subject of an open proceeding. It is nevertheless
important that the Task Force have an open and transparent process. Accordingly, the Commission
will treat presentations to the Technology Transitions Policy Task Force (including both oral meetings
and written submissions), as to the work of the Task Force as subject to filing in a “permit-but-disclose”
proceedings, in which ex parte presentations to Commission decision-making personnel are permissible
but subject to certain disclosure requirements in accordance with the Commission’s ex parte
Presentations to the Technology Transitions Policy Task Force should be filed in GN Docket No. 13-5 (as
well as any other applicable docket, where appropriate).
Parties requesting meetings with the Task Force should submit requests to
. Any such requests must specify the purpose of the meeting, the issues that the
party intends to discuss (including identifying any pending proceedings that may be discussed), and the
Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).
See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings
, 63 FR 24121 (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.
1 See FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Announces Formation of “Technology Transitions Policy Task Force.”
Dec. 10, 2012, available at https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-chairman-announces-technology-transitions-policy
2 This Public Notice does not otherwise alter exemptions to the permit but disclose requirements, including
communications with other government agencies, as provided in 47 C.F.R. § 1.1204.
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, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries
must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes 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, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th
Street, SW, Washington DC 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 email@example.com
or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
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, SW., 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, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington,
D.C., 20554, telephone (202) 488-5300, facsimile (202) 488-5563, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Persons making ex parte
presentations must file a copy of any written presentation or a
memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days after the presentation (unless a
different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral ex parte
are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must (1) list all persons attending or
otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte
presentation was made, and (2) summarize all
data presented and arguments made during the presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in
part of the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the presenter’s written comments,
memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the presenter may provide citations to such data or
arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or
paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them in the
memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex parte
meetings are deemed to
be written ex parte
presentations and must be filed consistent with rule 1.1206(b). In proceedings
governed by rule 1.49(f) or for which the Commission has made available a method of electronic filing,
written ex parte
presentations and memoranda summarizing oral ex parte
presentations, and all
attachments thereto, must be filed through the electronic comment filing system available for that
proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g.
, .doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable .pdf). Participants in
this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte
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