FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 3, Pages 1878 to 2785, February 21 - March 16, 2012 Page: 1,934
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deadline.28 Because our public interest determination in this case rests on the premise that Petitioners
(and the other licensees covered by this Order) will transition to an 800 MHz system and relinquish a
substantial amount of spectrum when they do so, we condition grant of this waiver upon Petitioners
identifying these frequencies and licenses in a list provided to the Commission no later than six months
after the release of this Order.2" This will allow us to ensure, based on the information submitted, that our
expectations in granting this waiver remain justified. A six-month deadline will allow ample time for
licensees other than Petitioners to finalize their lists of frequencies to be relinquished or narrowbanded.
We retain the authority to rescind or modify the waiver if we determine, based on the information
submitted, that it is no longer in the public interest.
12. We expect that as a general matter in other cases, licensees seeking narrowbanding
waivers will ensure that their submissions include, or are amended to include, a definitive list of the
frequencies for which they are seeking a waiver, a list of frequencies that will be relinquished (if
applicable), and representations from all licensees covered by the waiver request that they have
committed to take any actions that form the basis for the waiver justification. Concurrently with the
release of this Order, we are releasing a Public Notice advising licensees of the need to provide such
13. Finally, as noted above, IMSA and IAFC question whether the Bureau should place
future narrowbanding waiver requests on individual public notice."3 Because this issue relates to the
Bureau's future processes rather than the merits of Petitioners' waiver requests, we do not consider it
14. Based on the foregoing, we conclude that grant of the requested waiver is in the public
interest subject to the conditions discussed herein. Accordingly, we grant Petitioners a waiver of the
Commission's January 1, 2013 VHF/UHF narrowbanding deadline until December 31, 2013, subject to
the following conditions: (1) within ninety days of the release of this Order, any licensee in the St. Louis
Urban Area seeking to have the waiver apply to its facilities must file a letter in ULS confirming that it
consents to the terms of this Order and agrees to be bound by them; and (2) within six months of the
release of this Order, Petitioners must file with the Commission a list of VHF/UHF frequencies and/or
licenses that will be relinquished.
V. ORDERING CLAUSES
15. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED pursuant to Section 4(i) of the Communications Act of
1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), and Section 1.925(b)(3) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R.
1.925(b)(3), that the Request for Waiver, filed by St. Louis County. Missouri (St. Louis County); St.
Charles County, Missouri (St. Charles County): Jefferson County 9-1-1- Dispatch Board of Jefferson
County, Missouri (Jefferson County); and the East-West Gateway Council of Governments IS
GRANTED subject to the conditions stated herein.
28 Id at 2. Region 24 states that Petitioners agreed to provide this information in consideration for its assigning 800
MHz frequencies to Petitioners for their new multi-county system. Id
29 This list will be made publicly available on the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. As a result, it
is unnecessary to require Petitioners to provide this information directly to Region 24 as Region 24 requested in its
30 IMSA/IAFC Joint Comments at 6-9.
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