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: October 7, 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 to provide secretariat services for the
AUTHORITY: Executive Order 13038, signed by President Clinton
on March 11, 1997.
DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 1997
from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and on Thursday, October 23, 1997 from
8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
ADDRESSES: The meeting is scheduled to take place in the Auditorium
at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue,
N.W., Washington, DC 20230. 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.
Wednesday, October 22
Announcement and introduction of members
Committee discussion of organization and structure
Public comment period
Thursday, October 23
This agenda is subject to change. For an updated, more detailed agenda,
please check the Advisory Committee homepage at
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: The meeting will be open to the public,
with limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.
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.
Any member of the public may submit written comments concerning the
Committee's affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments should
be submitted through electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
(please use "Public Comment" as the subject line) or by letter
addressed to the Committee at the address listed below (please place "Public
Comment" on the bottom left of the envelope).
GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: The Advisory Committee on Public
Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters welcomes public
comments. 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 meetings. Written comments received from the public may
be mailed (if at least thirty-five (35) paper copies are submitted) or
forwarded by email to the committee members prior to the meeting date.
However, comments received too close to the meeting date will normally
be provided to committee members at the meeting. Written comments received
shortly after a meeting will be compiled and sent as briefing material
prior to the next 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 202-501-6195, 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.
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information