FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 3, Pages 1878 to 2785, February 21 - March 16, 2012 Page: 1,930
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Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of )
County of St, Louis St. Louis County, Missouri, ) WT Docket 99-87
St. Charles County, Missouri, Jefferson County 9- )
I-1- Dispatch Board of Jefferson County, )
Missouri, the East-West Gateway Council of )
Request for Waiver of Section 90.209(b) of the )
Commission's Rules )
Adopted: February 21, 2012 Released: February 21, 2012
By the Chief. Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau:
1. We have before us the requests of St. Louis County. Missouri (St. Louis County); St.
Charles County, Missouri (St. Charles County); the Jefferson County 9-1-1 Dispatch Board of Jefferson
County, Missouri (Jefferson County); and the East-West Gateway Council of Governments (collectively,
Petitioners),' for a waiver until December 31, 2013, of the Commission's January 1, 2013 VHF/UHF
narrowbanding deadline, which requires private land mobile radio licensees in the 150-174 MHz and 450-
512 MHz bands to operate using channel bandwidth of no more than 12.5 kHz or equivalent efficiency by
January 1, 2013.2 By this Order, we conditionally grant the Waiver Requests.
2. Petitioners operate multiple VHF and UHF facilities in their respective jurisdictions that
are the subject of the Waiver Requests.' Petitioners are also members of the St. Louis Urban Area, which
'See Request for Waiver of Commission Rules, filed September 3, 2010, updated June 17, 2011. by the County of
St. Charles, Missouri and the East-West Gateway Council of Governments (St. Charles Waiver Request); Request
for Waiver of Commission Rules, filed September 3, 2010, updated June 17. 201 1. by the County of St. Louis.
Missouri and the East-West Gateway Council of Governments (St. Louis Waiver Request); and Request for Waiver
of Commission Rules. filed September 3, 2010, updated June 17. 2011, by Jefferson County 911 Dispatch of St.
Jefferson County, Missouri and the East-West Gateway Council of Governments (Jefftrson Waiver Request). The
East-West Gateway Council of Governments (East-West Gateway Council). which has no FCC authorizations. is an
umbrella agency responsible for implementing the land Mobile Communications Plan of the St .Louis Urban Area.
The East-West Gateway Council filed a status update on the Petitioners' progress on June 17. 201 1. See also
Implementation of Sections 309(j) and 337 of the Communications Act of 1934 as Amended; Promotion of Spectrum
Efficient Technologies on Certain Part 90 Frequencies, lhird Memorandum Opinion and Order and Third Further
Notice of Proposed Rule Making and Order, WI' Docket No. 99-87. RM-9332. 19 FCC Red 25045 (2004).
2 47 C.F.R 90.209(b)
St. louis County seeks waivers for 222 frequencies held by 73 licensees. St. Louis Waiver Request at 7, Appendix
B. St. Charles County seeks waivers for 215 frequencies held by 15 licensees. St. Charles Waiver Request at 7.
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