U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC INTEREST OBLIGATIONS OF DIGITAL TELEVISION BROADCASTERS; Notice of Open Meeting
DATE: December 31, 1997
ACTION: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters, created pursuant to Executive Order 13038.
SUMMARY: The President established the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters (PIAC) to advise the Vice President on the public interest obligations of digital broadcasters. The Committee will study and recommend which public interest obligations should accompany broadcasters' receipt of digital television licenses. The President designated the National Telecommunications and Information Administration as secretariat for the Committee.
AUTHORITY: Executive Order 13038, signed by President Clinton on March 11, 1997.
DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, January 16, 1998 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
ADDRESSES: The meeting is scheduled to take place in the Lounge of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, 11th Floor, 811 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20571. This location is subject to change. If the location changes, another Federal Register notice will be issued. Updates about the location of the meeting will also be available on the Advisory Committee's homepage at www.ntia.doc.gov/pubintadvcom/pubint.htm or you may call Karen Edwards at 202-482-1880.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Edwards, Designated Federal Officer and Telecommunications Policy Specialist, at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration; U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4716; 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.; Washington, DC 20230. Telephone: 202-482-1880; Fax: 202-482-8058; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDIA INQUIRIES: Please contact Paige Darden at the Office of Public Affairs, at 202-482-7002.
Friday, January 16
This agenda is subject to change. For an updated, more detailed agenda, please check the Advisory Committee homepage at www.ntia.doc.gov/pubintadvcom/pubint.htm.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: The meeting will be open to the public, with limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring a form of picture identification such as a driver's license or passport for clearance into the building on the day of the meeting. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Any member of the public requiring special services, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, should contact Karen Edwards at least five (5) working days prior to the meeting at 202-482-1880 or at email@example.com.
Any member of the public may submit written comments concerning the Committee's affairs at any time before or after the meeting. The Secretariat's guidelines for public comment are described below and are available on the Advisory Committee website (www.ntia.doc.gov/pubintadvcom/pubint.htm) or by calling 202-482-1880.
GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: The Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters welcomes public comments.
Oral Comment: In general, opportunities for oral comment will usually be limited to no more than five (5) minutes per speaker and no more than thirty (30) minutes total at each meeting.
Written Comment: Written comments must be submitted to the Advisory Committee Secretariat at the address listed below. Comments can be submitted either by letter addressed to the Committee (please place "Public Comment" on the bottom left of the envelope and submit at least thirty-five (35) copies) or by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (please use "Public Comment" as the subject line). Written comments received within three (3) workings days of a meeting and comments received shortly after a meeting will be compiled and sent as briefing material to Committee members prior to the next scheduled meeting.
OBTAINING MEETING MINUTES: Within thirty (30) days following the meeting, copies of the minutes of the meeting may be obtained over the Internet at www.ntia.doc.gov/pubintadvcom/pubint.htm, by phone request at 202-482-1880 or 202-501-6195, by email request at email@example.com or by written request to Karen Edwards; Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters; National Telecommunications and Information Administration; U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4716; 14th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W.; Washington, DC 20230.
Shirl Kinney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Larry Irving, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information