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Re: [802SEC] URGENT *** EC ELECTRONIC BALLOT*** Please respond immediately, d...

I approve.
Jerry Upton
In a message dated 3/18/2004 2:02:20 AM Central Standard Time, writes:
Dear EC Voting Members,
Paul Nikolich has delegated the conduct of the following EC electronic ballot to me, due to extraordinary circumstances.
While the ballot is *technically* a 10 day EC electronic ballot, as a practical matter there is a deadline of 0600 EST Friday, March 19th for filing the attached document with the ITU-R and I also need time to coordinate IEEE-SA approval with Terry deCourcelle of the IEEE-SA staff before transmitting it to the ITU-R Secretariat in Geneva electronically.
Paul has ruled that this ballot will close as soon as it receives 100% voter response, providing that the last vote is not a "DIS", since comments attached to a "DIS" vote could conceivably persuade others to change their "APP" votes to "DIS" votes ...  Please remember that  the ballot will not close without 100% response and cast your vote promptly.
I profoundly apologize for the short notice - while I was not presented with the substance of this document in a timely manner, I believe that a timely submittal  to the ITU-R is appropriate and desirable in the interest of furthering the acceptance of IEEE 802 wireless standards in the ITU-R.
The attached document, for which I am seeking your approval, is purely informational and non-controversial, but never the less important to submit to the upcoming meeting of ITU-R JTG 6-8-9, and I urge you to promptly cast your "APP" vote so that it may be transmitted to Geneva in a timely fashion.
Note that the EC approval motion below is conditional on the approval of the document by IEEE 802.18, which has not yet occurred due to the late delivery of the substance of the document to me, but that I fully anticipate that the document WILL be approved by 802.18 shortly after 0800 EST on Thursday, March 18th, when 802.18 reconvenes. I am submitting this conditional approval motion in parallel solely in the interest of facilitating the meeting of the filing deadline, and the document will NOT be transmitted to Geneva without the approval of 802.18, the EC, and Terry deCourcelle of the IEEE-SA.
I have pre-coordinated with Jim Carlo on this and have his explicit approval to send the document to the ITU-R *if* 802.18, the EC, and Terry deCourcelle all approve.
I will also take steps to make sure that everyone possible understands that, in the future, such late requests will not be looked on favorably and will only be acted on in the most exceptional of circumstances.
Follows the motion:
To approve the attached document, ieee-jtg689.doc, as an IEEE 802 document, conditional on the approval of IEEE 802.18, and to authorize the Chair of IEEE 802.18 to seek approval from the designated IEEE-SA officials to transmit the document to the ITU-R Secretariat before the submittal deadline of 1200 Geneva time (0600 EST), on Friday, March 19, 2004 for consideration by the upcoming meeting of ITU-R JTG 6-8-9.
Moved:  Carl R. Stevenson, Chair, IEEE 802.18
Seconded: Buzz Rigsbee, Executive Secretary IEEE 802
Again, I apologize for submitting this ballot on such short notice, but urge you to promptly cast an "APP" vote so that the document may be transmitted to Geneva in a timely manner.
If you have questions for me regarding this motion or the document, please seek me out or call me on my cellphone ASAP.
Regards and thanks in advance for your prompt cooperation and assistance, as well as your tolerance and understanding,

Carl R. Stevenson
Chair, IEEE 802.18 Radio Regulatory Technical Advisory Group
IEEE Liaison to ITU-R
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