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Re: [802SEC] URGENT *** EC ELECTRONIC BALLOT*** Please respond immediately, due to regulatory deadline ...


I have signed the paper copy and placed it in your folder in the 802 office.



> "Stevenson, Carl R (Carl)" wrote:
> 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
> 610-965-8799 (home office)
> 610-712-3217 (fax mailbox)
> 610-570-6168 (cellphone)
> Short Message Service:
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