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[802SEC] motion to forward P802.16/D4-2001 for Sponsor Ballot


In July, the 802 SEC granted "Conditional Approval" to forward 
P802.16/D4-2001 to Sponsor Ballot upon completion of Confirmation 
Ballot #3b. The ballot concluded yesterday. The outcome is documented 
in these two reports:

*IEEE P802.16 Confirmation Ballot #3b Comment Resolution Report
IEEE 802.16-01/42 <>

*IEEE P802.16 Confirmation Ballot #3b Voting Report
IEEE 802.16-01/43 <>

In brief, the comment report includes only two comments. One was 
rejected for being out of scope. The other was ruled a duplicate of 
an earlier comment, with no new technical content to justify a 
further recirculation.

The Voting Report indicates that we received one change of vote, from 
Approve to Disapprove. It also reports the outcome: "The Working 
Group Chair declares that Confirmation Ballot #3b concluded 
successfully and that no recirculation is required. As as result, the 
Chair declares that Working Group Letter Ballot #3 has concluded 
successfully as of 3 August 2001."

Although 802.16's Letter Ballot #3 is now complete, we are not 
authorized to continue to Sponsor Ballot because we have failed to 
fulfill one of the stipulated conditions of approval: namely, no new 
Disapprove votes.

Therefore, with Letter Ballot #3 complete but lacking authorization 
to forward it for Sponsor Ballot, I must come back to the SEC for 
such authorization. I would therefore like to place the following 
motion before the SEC for an email ballot: "To forward 
P802.16/D4-2001 for Sponsor Ballot".

I respectfully request that the email ballot close by noon Eastern 
time on Friday August 10. This would give us an opportunity to launch 
Sponsor Ballot on Friday afternoon and thereby have it close hours 
before our September meeting begins.

Dr. Roger B. Marks  <>
Chair, IEEE 802.16 WG on Broadband Wireless Access <>
phone: +1 303 497 3037  fax: +1 303 497 7828