WHAT’S COOKING AT THE FCC?
Information about goings on in Washington
DOCKET WT 10-119 – A complete review of all of the Rules and Regulations for all of the Personal Radio Services in Part 95. 279 Comments submitted (Yikes!) as of December 15, 2013. Comment period long closed, but new filings continue more than 3 years after the deadline. No action by the Commission is good news. Selected comments regarding GMRS:
F. ExParte Presentation by P. Randall Knowles.
G. 2nd ExParte Presentation by P. Randall Knowles.
DOCKET MD 13-140 – Containing reference to possible elimination of the Regulatory Fee component of the charge to apply for a GMRS license. Comment period closed, 78 filed as of December 15, 2013 (almost all on non-GMRS issues).
DOCKET WT 13-212 – Regarding a Request by Mobile Relay Associates for a Rule Waiver to authorize new trunked repeaters to operate in the guard bands immediately above and below GMRS using super narrowband digital emissions in selected cities. Comment period closed, 17 filed as of December 15, 2013.
NEW PENDING ISSUE – Regarding drastically reducing or eliminating the Application Fee component ($60) of the charge to apply for a GMRS license. Act of Congress required.
DOCKET MD 14-92 – In the Matter of Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2014. Comment and Reply Comment period closed, 38 filed as of August 28, 2014.
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