FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 3, Pages 1878 to 2785, February 21 - March 16, 2012 Page: 1,936
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r PUBLIC NOTICE
Federal Communications Commission News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
445 12th St., S.W. Internet: http:l/www.fcc.gov
Washington, D.C. 20554 Y: 1-888-835-5322
Released: February 21, 2012
WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND
SECURITY BUREAU PROVIDE SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE FOR LICENSEES IN THE
150-174 MHz AND 421-512 MHz BANDS SEEKING WAIVERS OF THE JANUARY 1, 2013
This Public Notice provides supplemental guidance to licensees seeking waivers of the Federal
Communications Commission's January 1, 2013 deadline for private land mobile radio systems in the
150-174 MHz and 421-512 MHz (VHF/UHF) bands to migrate to narrowband (12.5 kHz or narrower)
Specifically. we recommend that licensees seeking waivers 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, e.g., if the licensee intends to migrate to the 700 MHz
or 800 MHz band and relinquish VHF/UHF spectrum), 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
Additional Narrowbanding Information
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, and
Office of Engineering and Technology have issued prior guidance by Public Notice regarding
narrowbanding migration, compliance, and waiver requests.- In addition, detailed information and
references to other resources concerning narrowbanding are available at www.fcc.gov/narrowbanding.
For further information, contact Mr. Melvin Spann of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau,
Mobility Division, (202) 418-1333, Melvin.Spann(@fcc.gov or Mr. Roberto Mussenden of the Public
Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Policy Division, (202) 418-1428, Roberto.Mussenden(afcc.gov or
'See Implementation of Sections 309(j) and 337 of the Communications Act of 1934 as Amended, Second Report and
Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, WT Docket No. 99-87, RM-9332, 18 FCC Rcd 3034
(2003) (Second R&O); Implementation of Sections 309(j) and 337 of the Communications Act of 1934 as Amended,
Third Memorandun Opinion and Order. Third Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making and Order, WT Docket
No. 99-87, RM-9332, 19 FCC Red 25045 (2004) ( Third MO&O); Implementation of Sections 309(j) and 337 of the
Communications Act of 1934 as Amended. Order, WT Docket No. 99-87. RM-9332. 25 FCC Red 8861 (2010)
(Narrowbanding Wlaiver Order): see also 47 C.F.R. ( 90.203(j), 90.209(b).
2 See Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Public Safety and I Iomeland Security Bureau. and Office of
Engineering and Technology Provide Reminder of January I. 2013 Deadline for Transition to Narrowband
Operations in the 150-174 Mlzi and 421-512 MHz Bands and Guidance tbr Submission of Requests for Waiver and
Other Matters, Public Notice. 26 FCC Red 9647 (2011).
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