FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 11, Pages 8850 to 9847, July 30 - August 17, 2012 Page: 8,893
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includes a statement from an Industrial/Business Frequency Coordinator confirming it concurs with the
coordination of Maine's proposed facilities on the Industrial/Business frequencies.18
7. On March 13, 2012, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau released a Public
Notice seeking comment on Maine's request for a waiver of Section 90.35(a) to license frequencies from
the Industrial/Business Pool." The two commenting parties who responded to the public notice both
supported Maine's request for waiver.20
8. In addition to Public Safety Pool and Industrial/Business Pool frequencies, Maine also seeks
to incorporate a number of VHF band Part 22 paging frequencies into its statewide system.2' To
accomplish this, the Harris Corporation (Harris), a licensee of certain Part 22 VHF paging channels in the
State of Maine, has filed an application to assign its paging licenses to Maine.22 In connection with the
Harris assignment application, Maine seeks a waiver of Section 20.9(a)(6), which requires licensees on
Part 22 paging channels to operate as common carriers, of Section 22.377, which requires transmitters
operating on Part 22 frequencies to be certificated for use under Part 22, and of Section 22.565(f), which
limits the power of Part 22 mobile radios to 60 watts transmitter output power.23
9. In its request for waiver of Section 20.9(a)(6), Maine argues that "common carriage is
inconsistent with the provision of public safety communications" and that "[a]ccess to the statewide radio
system must be limited to authorized state, local and federal users."24 With regard to Section 22.565(f),
Maine states that it intends to program the Part 22 paging frequencies into its statewide mobile units,
which operate at 110 watts output power, and contends that limiting the mobile units to 60 watts would be
unduly costly because it would require Maine to build additional base stations to ensure adequate "talk-
back" capability from the mobile units in the field.2s With regard to Section 22.377, Maine notes it will
operate its "entire state-wide radio system pursuant to Part 90" and that all equipment used on the system
will conform to Part 90 requirements.26 Thus, Maine claims that requiring it to deploy Part 22 equipment
on the Part 22 frequencies is not a viable option."
18 See the statement from an Industrial/Business Frequency Coordinator attached to each application listed in Tables
I and 2 (collectively Industrial/Business Coordinator Statements).
9 See Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Seeks Comment on Applications and Waiver Request Filed by
the State of Maine for 150 MHz Industrial/Business Frequencies, Public Notice, 27 FCC Rcd 2521 (2012).
20 See statement from the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation attached to application no. 0004825917
on Mar 26, 2012 (Wisconsin DOT Comments); and the comments of the Enterprise Wireless Alliance attached to
applications application nos. 0004825917, 0004825918, 0004885388, 0004905098, 0004912404, 0004931902,
0004933177, 0004938501 on Mar. 27, 2012 (EWA Comments).
21 See justification for unpaired frequencies attached to the applications listed in Tables 2 and 4 in the attached
22 See application listed in Table 3 of the attached appendix.
23 Part 22 Wavier Request at I.
25 d. at 2.
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