FCC Open Meeting June 2016

FCC Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission
June 24, 2016
10:30 am

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Friday, June 24, 2016:

Reforming Executive Branch Review Process of Certain FCC Applications and Petitions Involving Foreign Ownership: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comments on changes to streamline and increase the transparency of the Executive Branch review of applications and petitions for national security, law enforcement, foreign policy and trade policy concerns. (IB Docket No. 16-155)

Adding Hurricane-Related Event Codes to the Emergency Alert System: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would revise the Emergency Alert System rules by adding new event codes covering extreme high winds and storm surges caused by Category 3 (and greater) hurricanes. (PS Docket No. 15-94)

Improving Outage Reporting for Submarine Cables: The Commission will consider a Report and Order to require submarine cable licensees to report communications network outages to the FCC. (GN Docket No. 15-206)