24, 2013 - Take Action - Submit
your REPLY in the FCC’s latest proceeding FCC 13-39
on its Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation exposure policy.
The REPLY deadline is November 1, 2013.
wait until the last minute. Try to submit your REPLY before
You will be submitting REPLY in two FCC Dockets - ET
Docket No. 03-137 and ET Docket No. 13-84.
We request that you submit a REPLY in support of The
EMR Policy Institute’s Comment. A synopsis of EMRPI’s
full COMMENT is provided in Key
Points of The EMR Policy Institute Comment Filed in FCC
Your REPLY can be a simple statement that you endorse the
COMMENT filed by The EMR Policy Institute in ET Docket No.
03-137 and ET Docket No. 13-84.
You can submit more than one REPLY. We encourage you to also
submit REPLY in support of:
of Cindy Sage and David O. Carpenter, Co-Editors, The
BioInitiative Report 2007 and 2012.
of Sage, Hardell, Herbert on RF Radiation Effects on
Sperm, Reproduction, Brain Tumors, Adverse Fetal and Neonatal
Effects, and Autism.
of the American Academy of Pediatrics
the FCC webpage submission form requires that you attach your
REPLY either in WORD or PDF. To do so, be sure you use either
for individuals or the template
for organizations for the first page of your REPLY. PDF
is the most secure form as no one can make changes to your
REPLY after you submit it.
electronic filing web form
for using the FCC electronic filing web form:
• First fill in the box for the Proceeding Number with
03-137. Then click on the link <Add
Another Proceeding> as you also type in 13-84.
In the Contact Info section type in your name in the <Name
of Filer> box and your e-mail address in the <Email
In the Details section ignore Exparte Presentation. For <Type
of Filing>, choose REPLY from
the drop-down list. In the File Number box
type – 13-39. Ignore the Report Number
and Bureau ID Number boxes.
In the Address section you want <Address for: Filer>.
Most of you will also want <Address Type:
US Address>. Then type in your own address information
in the remaining boxes in this section.
In the Document(s) section click on the Browse
button and find the name of your REPLY document where you
have saved it on your computer in your own Folders. Click
on the name of your REPLY document. If you have additional
information that you wish to submit such as some kind of Exhibit,
click on the <Add Another Attachment>
link and follow the same procedure.
If you have made an error, click on <Reset> at the bottom
of the page to clear the form and start over.
Lastly click on the <Continue> button
at the bottom of the page to review your submittal and to
finish the process.
Print out the confirmation page so that you have a record
of the number assigned to your submittal.
wait until the last minute. Try to submit your REPLY in Support
of the EMRPI. Reply before Halloween.
8, 2013 REMINDER - Take Action to Oppose Thomas E. Wheeler
for FCC Chairman
July 8, there is still no date for the vote to confirm the
nominations of Thomas Wheeler for FCC Chairman. There is still
time for you to contact Senators to oppose this nomination.
confirmation hearing for FCC Chairman at the Senate Committee
on Commerce, Science & Transportation was held on June
18th. View the archived Wheeler hearing webcast .
Take these steps NOW to oppose the Wheeler nomination. Even
if you already have, you can send your messages again if you
e-mail addresses were updated on June 20, 2013. Staff turnover
is a regular event in Congress, so a few of these e-mail addresses
may have changed.
Step - Send an e-mail NOW to all the Members of the Senate
Commerce Committee to voice your opposition to the Wheeler
nomination. Your e-mail should be sent to the Telecommunications
staff person for each Committee member. This Commerce
Committee e-mail list provides all the information you
can be as simple as this. You are free to use this example:
that you vote to OPPOSE the nomination of Thomas Wheeler
for Chairman of the FCC. Mr. Wheeler’s actions in
his twelve years as President of the Cellular Telephone
and Internet Association (CTIA) present too great a conflict
of interest for him to be responsible for regulating the
wireless industry after being its chief lobbyist from 1992-2004.
phone health effects research is one key example of Mr.
Wheeler’s conflict of interest. While President of
the CTIA Mr. Wheeler’s actions regarding the CTIA-sponsored
cell phone health effects research program were strongly
criticized by FDA’s Elizabeth Jacobson. As
reported by RCR Wireless News :
Ms. Jacobson criticized Wheeler in a July 1993 letter
for making press statements about industry-funded cellular
cancer research that displayed “an unwarranted confidence
that these products will be found to be absolutely safe.”
also said in that letter that readers of CTIA press material
might “wonder how impartial the research can be
when its stated goal is ‘a determination to reassure
consumers,’ and when the research sponsors predict
in advance that ‘we expect the new research to reach
the same conclusion, that cellular phones are safe.”‘
history makes Mr. Wheeler the wrong choice to oversee
the FCC’s current rulemaking to update its radiofrequency
radiation human exposure policy.
EMRadiation Policy Institute’s opposition letter
for Mr. Wheeler’s history as the principal lobbyist
for the wireless industry from 1992-2004 and the influence
he had on provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
from the BioInitiative
Working Group have sent a letter to the members of Commerce
Committee asking them to reject Mr. Wheeler’s nomination.
Step – Send an e-mail NOW to all 100 Senators’
Telecommunications Staff person. Use the same message that
you sent to the Commerce Committee Members. Should Mr. Wheeler’s
nomination be approved by the Commerce Committee, it must
then be approved by the entire Senate. This can transpire
with very short notice. This e-mail
list of all Senators’ telecom staff provides all
of those e-mail addresses.
you prefer to call the Senate offices, this list provides
number for each Senator’s office in Washington DC.
you for taking action now.