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FCC 90.527
Revised as of September 29, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 90.527   Regional plan requirements.

   Each regional planning committee must submit a regional plan for
   approval by the Commission.

   (a) Common elements. Regional plans must incorporate the following
   common elements:

   (1) Identification of the document as the regional plan for the defined
   region with the names, business addresses, business telephone numbers,
   and organizational affiliations of the chairpersons and all members of
   the planning committee.

   (2) A summary of the major elements of the plan and an explanation of
   how all eligible entities within the region were given an opportunity
   to participate in the planning process and to have their positions
   heard and considered fairly.

   (3) A general description of how the spectrum would be allotted among
   the various eligible users within the region with an explanation of how
   the requirements of all eligible entities within the region were
   considered and, to the degree possible, met.

   (4) An explanation as to how needs were assigned priorities in areas
   where not all eligible entities could receive licenses.

   (5) An explanation of how the plan had been coordinated with adjacent

   (6) A detailed description of how the plan put the spectrum to the best
   possible use by requiring system design with minimum coverage areas, by
   assigning frequencies so that maximum frequency reuse and offset
   channel use may be made, by using trunking, and by requiring small
   entities with minimal requirements to join together in using a single
   system where possible.

   (7) A detailed description of the future planning process, including,
   but not limited to, amendment process, meeting announcements, data base
   maintenance, and dispute resolution.

   (8) A certification by the regional planning chairperson that all
   planning committee meetings, including subcommittee or executive
   committee meetings, were open to the public.

   (b) Modification of regional plans. Regional plans may be modified by
   submitting a written request, signed by the regional planning
   committee, to the Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.
   The request must contain the full text of the modification.
   Modifications are considered either major or minor. Regional planning
   committees must certify that successful coordination with all adjacent
   regions has occurred for major modifications and that all such regions
   concur with the major modification. Unless requested otherwise by the
   regional planning committee, the Bureau will only place major
   modifications on public notice for comment.

   (1) Except as noted below, modifications changing the way channels are
   allocated, allotted or coordinated are considered major modifications.

   (2) Modifications changing how channels are allotted are considered
   minor modifications only if:

   (i) The proposed channel change or channel addition involves a facility
   located more than seventy miles from the adjacent region border;

   (ii) The co-channel or adjacent channel interference contour of the
   facility changing or adding the channel does not intersect the border
   of an adjacent region, or

   (iii) The proposed channel change or channel addition has been
   coordinated in writing with any affected adjacent region.

   (3) Changes in membership or leadership of regional planning committees
   are considered minor modifications.

   [ 63 FR 58651 , Nov. 2, 1998, as amended at  79 FR 39339 , July 10, 2014]

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Goto Section: 90.525 | 90.528

Goto Year: 2013 | 2015
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