FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 4,999
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;L) PUBLIC NOTICE
Federal Communications Commission News Media Information 2021 418-0500
445 12" St., S.W. Internet: http:llwww.fcc.gov
Washington, D.C. 20554 TY: 1-888435.6322
Released: March 31, 2011
PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU EXTENDS
800 MHZ REBANDING NEGOTIATION PERIOD FOR
WAVE 4 BORDER AREA NPSPAC AND NON-NPSPAC LICENSEES ALONG THE U.S.-
WT Docket No. 02-55
By this Public Notice, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) extends the
negotiation period for Wave 4 NPSPAC (Stage 2) and non-NPSPAC (Stage 1) licensees in the U.S.-
Mexico border region until July 1, 2011, and postpones the beginning of the mediation period for such
licensees until July 5, 2011.' As we have noted in prior public notices, rebanding of Wave 4 licensees in
the U.S.-Mexico border region is affected by ongoing international discussions with Mexico.' Extending
the negotiation period for these licensees will alleviate administrative burdens on licensees, avoid
unnecessary rebanding expenditures, and provide additional time for resolution of border issues and
issuance of frequency designations by the 800 MHz Transition Administrator (TA).
During the extended negotiation period, Wave 4 licensees in the U.S.-Mexico border region are
not required to engage in planning or negotiation prior to the receipt of frequency designations from the
TA, although we encourage them to engage in such activities to the extent that they are not frequency-
dependent and would not result in unnecessary duplication of costs. If licensees choose to engage in such
planning and negotiation activities, Sprint Nextel Corporation (Sprint) shall pay licensees' reasonable
costs in accordance with the requirements of the Commission's orders in this proceeding.
This extension also extends the filing freeze on new applications in the U.S.-Mexico border
region until thirty working days after the July 1, 2011 date for completion of negotiations, i.e., until
August 15, 2011.4 For clarity sake, we list the NPSPAC regions subject to the application freeze in the
attached Appendix. The application freeze will apply, as it did in previous notices, to the NPSPAC
1 For details regarding rebanding waves and negotiation periods, see the 800 MHz Transition Administrator's band
reconfiguration schedule at www.800ta.org.
2 See Public Safety And Homeland Security Bureau Extends 800 MHz Rebanding Negotiation Periods For Wave 4
Border Area NPSPAC and Non-NPSPAC Licensees Along The U.S.-Mexico Border, Public Notice, 25 FCC Red
17861 (PSHSB 2010). This Public Notice does not apply to 800 Mi-iz licensees in the U.S.-Canada border region,
who are subject to the negotiation and mediation periods established in the Bureau's order establishing a band plan
and rebanding timetable for the U.S.-Canada border region. See Improving Public Safety Communications in the
800 MHz Band. Second Report and Order, 23 FCC Rcd 7605 (PSHSB 2008).
See FCC Announces Supplemental Procedures and Provides Guidance for Completion of 800 MHz Rebanding,
Public Notice, 22 FCC Red 17227, 17232 (2007).
4 See Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Outlines Application Freeze Process for Implementation of 800 MIlIz
Band Reconfiguration, Public Notice, 20 FCC Rcd 8905 (WTB 2005).
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