121 STAT. 542
PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007
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(1) the status of the mechanism established by the President under section 7303(c) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (6 U.S.C. 194(c)) for coordinating cross border interoperability issues between— (A) the United States and Canada; and (B) the United States and Mexico; (2) the status of treaty negotiations with Canada and Mexico regarding the coordination of the re-banding of 800 megahertz radios, as required under the final rule of the Federal Communication Commission in the ‘‘Private Land Mobile Services; 800 MHz Public Safety Interface Proceeding’’ (WT Docket No. 02–55; ET Docket No. 00–258; ET Docket No. 95– 18, RM–9498; RM–10024; FCC 04–168) including the status of any outstanding issues in the negotiations between— (A) the United States and Canada; and (B) the United States and Mexico; (3) communications between the Commission and the Department of State over possible amendments to the bilateral legal agreements and protocols that govern the coordination process for license applications seeking to use channels and frequencies above Line A; (4) the annual rejection rate for the last 5 years by the United States of applications for new channels and frequencies by Canadian private and public entities; and (5) any additional procedures and mechanisms that can be taken by the Commission to decrease the rejection rate for applications by United States private and public entities seeking licenses to use channels and frequencies above Line A. (b) UPDATED REPORTS TO BE FILED ON THE STATUS OF TREATY OF NEGOTIATIONS.—The Federal Communications Commission, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Management of Budget, and the Department of State shall continually provide updated reports to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives on the status of treaty negotiations under subsection (a)(2) until the appropriate United States treaty has been revised with each of— (1) Canada; and (2) Mexico. (c) INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS TO REMEDY SITUATION.—Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Department of State shall report to Congress on— (1) the current process for considering applications by Canada for frequencies and channels by United States communities above Line A; (2) the status of current negotiations to reform and revise such process; (3) the estimated date of conclusion for such negotiations; (4) whether the current process allows for automatic denials or dismissals of initial applications by the Government of Canada, and whether such denials or dismissals are currently occurring; and (5) communications between the Department of State and the Federal Communications Commission pursuant to subsection (a)(3).
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