LSGACLocal and State Government Advisory Committee (to the FCC)
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Formed in 1997, the LSGAC advised the FCC on issues of concern to state, local and tribal governments.
The LSGAC had taken an active role in bringing representatives of state and local governments together with representatives of the communications industry to produce creative solutions to legal and regulatory issues that promoted the interests of consumers, governments and industry.
(15.) Federal Communications Commission Local and State Government Advisory Committee (LSGAC), Advisory Recommendation Number 19: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Notice of Inquiry, and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking WT Docket No.
The LSGAC is comprised of elected and appointed officials of municipal, county, state and tribal governments.
"NLC, which represents more than 18,000 cities, strongly believes that Mayor Dailey and Councilmember Stovall will be valuable additions to the LSGAC in its efforts to promote creative solutions to legal and regulatory issues examined by the FCC.
By and large, the final rule formalizes what had already been LSGAC practice.
"Councilor Nathanson's appointment to the LSGAC will help ensure that the concerns of municipal governments will continue to be part of the deliberative process as the FCC works to implement the Telecommunications Act of 1996," said NLC Executive Director Don Borut.
Furthermore, the recommendation states the LSGAC's strong belief that the FCC lacks jurisdiction to impose rules requiring access to buildings or to real property generally.
FCC Chairman William Kennard said, "I commend LSGAC for its tremendous effort toward developing this guide.
Ken Fellman, one of NLC's appointees to the LSGAC and chair of the LSGAC, spoke at the news conference announcing the agreement.
At the LSGAC's most recent meeting, the committee members and representatives from NLC and other local government associations met with representatives from the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA), the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA) and the National Association Broadcasters (NAB) to discuss issues of importance to each association and to investigate ways to address mutual concerns without pursuing the preemption of local authority as an option.
In its advisory recommendations, the LSGAC, which was created by the FCC, urged the FCC not to issue any rulings which would preempt local authority to institute zoning moratoria or limit a localities' ability to require that wireless service providers demonstrate that their facilities comply with the FCC's radio frequency emissions regulations.