Just when I thought I had seen everything on the ever jumbled FCC home page, the item circled above appeared yesterday. It says,
The Office of Managing Director Releases Data to Assist Commenters on Issues Presented in Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Adopted on August 1, 2008.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
I suppose we all want to thank OMD for releasing this data, but what in the world is the FNPRM of 8/1/08 about? To save you wear and tear on your mouse, here's part of the PN:
In the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Commission sought comment on ways that it can better determine and calculate the regulatory fees in a way that is aligned with the Commission’s regulatory activities. Specifically, the Commission asked whether certain fee categories bear too heavy a regulatory burden and if other fee categories should be responsible for a larger share of the total regulatory fees collected by the agency.
To assist prospective commenters in developing their analyses, the Office of Managing Director has prepared several charts and tables that present a breakdown of the costs incurred by the Commission’s regulatory activities.
Now if anyone at FCC cared about public access and use of its homepage, they could have hinted at this subject matter in the homepage headline.