FCC 25.120 Revised as of October 1, 2014
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§ 25.120 Application for special temporary authorization.
(a) In circumstances requiring immediate or temporary use of
facilities, request may be made for special temporary authority to
install and/or operate new or modified equipment. The request must
contain the full particulars of the proposed operation including all
facts sufficient to justify the temporary authority sought and the
public interest therein. No request for temporary authority will be
considered unless it is received by the Commission at least 3 working
days prior to the date of proposed construction or operation or, where
an extension is sought, the expiration date of the existing temporary
authorization. A request received within less than 3 working days may
be accepted only upon due showing of extraordinary reasons for the
delay in submitting the request which could not have been earlier
foreseen by the applicant. A copy of the request for special temporary
authority also shall be forwarded to the Commission's Columbia
Operations Center, 9200 Farm House Lane, Columbia, MD 21046-1609.
(b)(1) The Commission may grant a temporary authorization only upon a
finding that there are extraordinary circumstances requiring temporary
operations in the public interest and that delay in the institution of
these temporary operations would seriously prejudice the public
interest. Convenience to the applicant, such as marketing
considerations or meeting scheduled customer in-service dates, will not
be deemed sufficient for this purpose.
(2) The Commission may grant a temporary authorization for a period not
to exceed 180 days, with additional periods not exceeding 180 days, if
the Commission has placed the special temporary authority (STA) request
on public notice.
(3) The Commission may grant a temporary authorization for a period not
to exceed 60 days, if the STA request has not been placed on public
notice, and the applicant plans to file a request for regular authority
for the service.
(4) The Commission may grant a temporary authorization for a period not
to exceed 30 days, if the STA request has not been placed on public
notice, and an application for regular authority is not contemplated.
(c) Each application proposing construction of one or more earth
station antennas or alteration of the overall height of one or more
existing earth station antenna structures, where FAA notification prior
to such construction or alteration is required by part 17 of this
chapter, must include the FCC Antenna Structure Registration Number(s)
for the affected satellite earth station antenna(s). If no such number
has been assigned at the time the application(s) is filed, the
applicant must state in the application whether the satellite earth
station antenna owner has notified the FAA of the proposed construction
or alteration and applied to the FCC for an Antenna Structure
Registration Number in accordance with part 17 of this chapter.
Applications proposing construction of one or more earth station
antennas or alteration of the overall height of one or more existing
earth station antennas, where FAA notification prior to such
construction or alteration is not required by part 17 of this chapter,
must indicate such and, unless the satellite earth station antenna is
6.10 meters or less above ground level (AGL), must contain a statement
explaining why FAA notification is not required.
[ 56 FR 24016 , May 28, 1991, as amended at 61 FR 4367 , Feb. 6, 1996.
Redesignated and amended at 62 FR 5928 , 5929, Feb. 10, 1997; 66 FR 9973 , Feb. 13, 2001; 68 FR 51503 , Aug. 27, 2003]
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