FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 5,182
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Freeze on Applications
Because of the significant number of CBR Licensees that must complete rebanding along the
CBR, we extend, until April 14, 2012, the current freeze on filing non-rebanding related 800 MHz
applications. As the Bureau has noted previously, a freeze on non-rebanding applications is needed to
preserve vacant channels for use by licensees that still need to retune to post-rebanding replacement
The freeze on applications applies to the NPSPAC Regions listed in Appendix B attached to this
Public Notice. The freeze also applies to stations located within seventy miles of the borders of the
NPSPAC Regions listed in Appendix B. The freeze applies only to applications for new facilities or
modification applications that involve a change of frequency or expand a station's existing coverage
area.'" Applications that have no effect on frequency or coverage (e.g., administrative updates,
assignments/transfers, and renewal-only applications) are exempt from the freeze."5
Furthermore, for good cause shown, licensees may seek Special Temporary Authorization (STA)
to expand their facilities or add channels during the freeze, based on an appropriate showing of public
interest as described in the Bureau's December 2006 STA Guidance Public Notice.'6
For further information, contact: Brian Marenco, Policy Division, Public Safety and Homeland
Security Bureau, at (202) 418-0838 or Brian.Marenco@fcc.gov; John Evanoff, Policy Division, Public
Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-0848 or John.Evanofff(@fcc.gov; Roberto
Mussenden, Policy Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at (202) 418-1428 or at
Action by the Deputy Chief, Policy Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.
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1" Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Reinstates 800 MHz Application Freeze for Wave 4 Border Area
NPSPAC and Non-NPSPAC Licensees Along the U.S.-Canada Border, WT Docket 02-55, Public Notice, 25 FCC
Rcd 11049, 11049-50 (PSHtSB 2010).
4 Id. at 11050.
16 See Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Provides Guidance for Public Safety Licensees With Regard to
License Application and Special Temporary Authorization Procedures and Payment of Frequency Relocation Costs
for Public Safety Facilities Added During 800 MHz Band Reconfiguration, WT Docket No. 02-55, Public Notice,
21 FCC Rcd 14658 (PSHSB 2006).
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United States. Federal Communications Commission. FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011, book, April 2011; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc52169/m1/354/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.