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FCC Seeks Comments on Terminating Certain Docketed Proceedings

06/07/2011

In a Public Notice (CG Docket No 11-99) released on June 3, the FCC’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) is seeking comments on whether or not it should terminate approximately 800 docketed proceedings. There are numerous proceedings pertaining to Amateur Radio on the list. These proceedings -- some going back to 1991 -- include dockets where no further action is required or contemplated, as well as those in which no pleadings or other documents have been filed since December 31, 2004. The record in a terminated docket will remain a part of the FCC’s official records; the various pleadings, orders and other documents in that docket will continue to be accessible to the public, post-termination. With this Public Notice, the CGB is seeking comment from interested parties on the possible termination of those proceedings. Comments will be accepted within 30 days after the Public Notice is published in the Federal Register; reply comments must be filed within 45 days after publication in the Federal Register. As of June 7, a publication date has not been set. Instructions on how to file comments are listed beginning on page 2 of the Public Notice.



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