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Items in the Federal Register related to the FCC. Data is available from February 14, 2022 through the present.

Proposed Rulemaking Item Type On or Before Items

Space Innovation; Mitigation of Orbital Debris in the New Space Age
Proposed rule.
Proposed Rule
89 FR 46052
3 pages.
Publication Date: 2024-05-28
Comments close: 2024-07-12
Effective: 2024-06-27
IB Docket No. 22-271
IB Docket No. 18-313
DA 24-412
FR ID 219983
In this document, the Space Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks to refresh the record concerning the rules proposed in a 2020 Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) adopted in the Mitigation of Orbital Debris in the New Space Age rulemaking that sought comment on additional amendments to the Commission's rules related to satellite orbital debris mitigation.

Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council
Notice of public meeting.
Notice
89 FR 46108
1 page.
Publication Date: 2024-05-28
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Technological Advisory Council will hold a meeting on Friday June 21, 2024 in the Commission Meeting Room and available to the public via the internet at http://www.fcc.gov/live, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to Office of Management and Budget
Notice and request for comments.
Notice
89 FR 45888
3 pages.
Publication Date: 2024-05-24
Comments close: 2024-06-24
OMB 3060-XXXX
FR ID 221498
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, the FCC seeks specific comment on how it might 'further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.'

Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Notice and request for comments.
Notice
89 FR 45890
2 pages.
Publication Date: 2024-05-24
Comments close: 2024-07-23
OMB 3060-1003
FR ID 221728
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.

Safeguarding and Securing the Open Internet; Restoring Internet Freedom
Final rule.
Rule
89 FR 45404
153 pages.
Publication Date: 2024-05-22
Effective: 2024-07-22
WC Docket Nos. 23-320, 17-108
FCC 24-52, FR ID 219926
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) adopts a Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, Order, and Order on Reconsideration that reestablishes the Commission's authority over broadband internet access service (BIAS). The Declaratory Ruling classifies broadband internet access service as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act, providing the Commission with additional authority to safeguard national security, advance public safety, protect consumers, and facilitate broadband deployment. The Order establishes broad, tailored forbearance of the Commission's application of Title II to broadband providers while maintaining Title II provisions the Commission needs to fulfill its obligations and objectives. The Report and Order reinstates straightforward, clear rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, or engaging in paid or affiliated prioritization arrangements, adopts certain enhancements to the transparency rule, and reinstates a general conduct standard that prohibits unreasonable interference or unreasonable disadvantage to consumers or edge providers. The Order on Reconsideration partially grants and otherwise dismisses as moot four petitions for reconsideration filed in response to the 2020 Restoring Internet Freedom Remand Order.

Open Commission Meeting Thursday, May 23, 2024
Notice
89 FR 44978
2 pages.
Publication Date: 2024-05-22
FR ID 221262
The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to strengthen requirements and oversight relating to telecommunications certification bodies and measurement facilities to help ensure the integrity of these entities for purposes of our equipment authorization program, to better protect national security, and to advance the Commission's comprehensive strategy to build a more secure and resilient communications supply chain. 2.................. MEDIA................. Title: Restricted Adjudicatory Matter. Summary: The Commission will consider a restricted adjudicatory matter from the Media Bureau. 3.................. ENFORCEMENT........... Title: Enforcement Bureau Action. Summary: The Commission will consider an enforcement action. 4.................. ENFORCEMENT........... Title: Enforcement Bureau Action. Summary: The Commission will consider an enforcement action. 5.................. ENFORCEMENT........... Title: Enforcement Bureau Action. Summary: The Commission will consider an enforcement action. 6.................. ENFORCEMENT........... Title: Enforcement Bureau Action. Summary: The Commission will consider an enforcement action. ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Notice and request for comments.
Notice
89 FR 44681
2 pages.
Publication Date: 2024-05-21
Comments close: 2024-07-22
OMB 3060-0824
FR ID 220367
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.

Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Notice and request for comments.
Notice
89 FR 44679
2 pages.
Publication Date: 2024-05-21
Comments close: 2024-07-22
OMB 3060-1031
FR ID 220491
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to Office of Management and Budget
Notice and request for comments.
Notice
89 FR 44680
2 pages.
Publication Date: 2024-05-21
Comments close: 2024-06-20
OMB 3060-1030
FR ID 220261
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, the FCC seeks specific comment on how it might 'further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.'

Wireless Emergency Alerts; Regarding the Emergency Alert System
Proposed rule.
Proposed Rule
89 FR 41558
89 pages.
Publication Date: 2024-05-13
Comments close: 2024-07-12
Effective: 2024-06-12
PS Docket No. 15-91
PS Docket No. 15-94
DA 24-137 FR ID 210081
In this document, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) seeks comment on specific mechanisms to implement multilingual Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), as directed by the Federal Communications Commission. The Bureau proposes to require commercial mobile service providers participating in WEA (Participating CMS Providers) to support a set of pre-translated WEA messages in English, the 13 most commonly spoken languages in the United States, and American Sign Language (ASL), that would be pre-installed and stored on mobile devices. These messages--called templates--would be displayed at the option of the alert originator. The Bureau also seeks comment on support for form-fillable templates that would include information specific to the particular emergency. Finally, the Bureau seeks comment on whether Participating CMS Providers' device offerings should support templates in additional languages.