LMCC Seeks Collaboration Amid FCC Personnel Changes

Scot Stone, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) attorney/point person in recent decades for all Part 90 issues, is retiring effective December 31, 2019. His departure leaves a hole for the Bureau as no one has his institutional/historical understanding of the Part 90 rules, policies, waivers, etc. It is unclear who will take on his responsibilities. In the meantime, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) had sent a letter to WTB seeking a more collaborative relationship between the industry and the FCC and to discuss licensing issues, such as the number of returns. Previously, WTB responded positively to the idea of such a meeting and seems receptive to scheduling such meetings on a more routine basis. This first meeting may be held in January 2020. The LMCC will use these meetings to educate WTB staff about the Part 90 services, licensing processes and the frequency advisory committee’s role.

 

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