Increase staff delegation on noncontroversial items
See my previous filing on this issue:
Also consider the suggestions of Mitchell Lazarus:
William Bell commented
Here's an easy one: remove a layer of review by allowing Bureaus to issue decisions within their delegated authority without prior clearance from the Chairman's office. Their authority is delegated by rules adopted by majority vote of the Commission, not by the Chairman, yet the Chairman's office has exercised de facto supervision over exercises of such authority by requiring draft delegated-authority decisions to be submitted for pre-release OCM review. (Of course, all delegated-authority decisions are subject to post-release review by the Commission on application by a party under 47 CFR 1.115.)
Sorry, I disagree. There needs to be a system of checks and balances. I have seen too many "scams" where a proponent claims that its scheme is "noncontroversial" and/or couldn't possibly cause interference to incumbent users. The best way to ensure that a back-door rulemaking by waiver doesn't happen is to let plenty of ECFS sunshine apply. If it's truly a technically valid proposal, full public exposure won't hurt it.