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FCC 25.115
Revised as of January 16, 2020
Goto Year:2019 | 2021
  § 25.115   Applications for earth station authorizations.

   (a)(1) Transmitting earth stations. Commission authorization must be
   obtained for authority to operate a transmitting earth station.
   Applications for transmitting earth stations must be filed
   electronically through the International Bureau Filing System (IBFS) in
   accordance with the applicable provisions of part 1, subpart Y of this
   chapter. Applications must be filed electronically on FCC Form 312,
   Main Form and Schedule B, and include the information specified in this
   section, except as set forth in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.

   (2) Applicants for licenses for transmitting earth stations in the FSS
   may file on FCC Form 312EZ if all of the following criteria are met:

   (i) The application is for a single station that will transmit to an
   FSS GSO space station, or stations, in the 5925-6425 MHz band, or for
   single or multiple stations that will transmit to an FSS GSO space
   station, or stations, in the 14.0-14.5 GHz, 28.35-28.6 GHz, and/or
   29.5-30.0 GHz band;

   (ii) The earth station(s) will not be installed or operated on ships,
   aircraft, or other moving vehicles;

   (iii) The application meets all relevant criteria in § 25.211 or § 25.212
   or includes information filed pursuant to paragraph (g)(1) of this
   section indicating that off-axis EIRP density from the proposed earth
   stations will not exceed relevant levels specified in § 25.218; and

   (iv) Operation of the proposed station has been successfully
   coordinated with terrestrial systems, if the station would transmit in
   the 5925-6425 MHz band;

   (v) The application includes an environmental impact statement pursuant
   to § 1.1311 of this chapter, if required;

   (vi) The applicant does not propose to communicate via
   non-U.S.-licensed space stations not on the Permitted Space Station
   List; and

   (vii) If the proposed station(s) will receive in the 18.3-18.8 GHz
   and/or 19.7-20.2 GHz bands, the applicant proposes to communicate only
   via satellites for which coordination has been completed pursuant to
   Footnote US334 of the U.S. Table of Frequency Allocations with respect
   to Federal Government systems authorized on a primary basis, under an
   agreement previously approved by the Commission and the National
   Telecommunications and Information Administration, and the applicant
   certifies that it will operate consistently with the agreement.

   (3) Unless the Commission orders otherwise, an application filed on FCC
   Form 312EZ in accordance with paragraph (a)(2) of this section will be
   deemed granted 35 days after the date of the public notice that the
   application has been accepted for filing, provided no objection is
   filed during the 30-day public notice period.

   (4) [Reserved]

   (5) Applicants that are not permitted to submit applications under
   paragraph (a)(2) of this section on Form 312EZ, must submit, as an
   attachment to their application, the following information to be used
   as an “informative” in the public notice issued under § 25.151:

   (i) A detailed description of the service to be provided, including
   frequency bands and satellites to be used. The applicant must identify
   either the specific satellite(s) with which it plans to operate, or the
   eastern and western boundaries of the arc it plans to coordinate.

   (ii) The diameter or equivalent diameter of the antenna.

   (iii) Proposed power and power density levels.

   (iv) Identification of any random access technique, if applicable.

   (v) Identification of a specific rule or rules for which a waiver is
   requested.

   (6)(i) Applicants for earth stations transmitting in frequency bands
   shared with equal rights between terrestrial and space services must
   provide a frequency coordination analysis in accordance with § 25.203(b)
   and must include any notification or demonstration required by any
   other relevant provision in § 25.203.

   (ii) Applicants for user transceiver units associated with the NVNG MSS
   must provide the information required by § 25.135.

   (iii) Applicants for 1.6/2.4 GHz MSS user transceivers must demonstrate
   that the transceivers will operate in compliance with relevant
   requirements in § 25.213.

   (iv) Applicants for earth stations licensed in accordance with § 25.136
   must demonstrate that the transmitting earth stations will meet the
   relevant criteria specified in that section, including any showings
   required under § 25.136(a)(4), (c), (d)(4), and/or (e)(4).

   (7) In those cases where an applicant is filing a number of essentially
   similar applications, showings of a general nature applicable to all of
   the proposed stations may be submitted in the initial application and
   incorporated by reference in subsequent applications.

   (8) Transmissions of signals or programming to non-U.S. licensed
   satellites, and to and/or from foreign points by means of U.S.-licensed
   fixed satellites may be subject to restrictions as a result of
   international agreements or treaties. The Commission will maintain
   public information on the status of any such agreements.

   (9) Applicants seeking to operate in a shared government/non-government
   band must provide the half-power beam width of their proposed earth
   station antenna, as an attachment to their applications.

   (10) With the exception of applications for blanket-licensed earth
   station networks filed pursuant to § 25.115(c) or § 25.218; applications
   for conventional Ka-band hub stations filed pursuant to § 25.115(e);
   applications for NGSO FSS gateway earth stations filed pursuant to
   § 25.115(f); applications for individually licensed earth stations filed
   pursuant to § 25.136; applications for ESIMs filed pursuant to
   § 25.115(l), § 25.115(m), or § 25.115(n); or applications for 29 GHz NGSO
   MSS feeder-link stations in a complex as defined in § 25.257, parties
   may apply, either in an initial application or an application for
   modification of license, for operating authority for multiple
   transmitting FSS earth stations that are not eligible for blanket or
   network licensing under another section of this part in the following
   circumstances:

   (i) The antennas would transmit in frequency bands shared with
   terrestrial services on a co-primary basis and the antennas would be
   sited within an area bounded by 1 second of latitude and 1 second of
   longitude.

   (ii) The antennas would transmit in frequency bands allocated to FSS on
   a primary basis and there is no co-primary allocation for terrestrial
   services, and the antennas would be sited within an area bounded by 10
   seconds of latitude and 10 seconds of longitude.

   (b) Receive-only earth stations. Except as provided in paragraphs
   (b)(1) and (8) of this section, applications for licenses for
   receive-only earth stations must be submitted on FCC Form 312, Main
   Form and Schedule B, accompanied by any required exhibits and the
   information described in paragraphs (a)(5)(i) through (v) of this
   section. Such applications must be filed electronically through the
   International Bureau Filing System (IBFS) in accordance with the
   applicable provisions of part 1, subpart Y of this chapter.

   (1) Receive-only earth stations in the FSS that operate with
   U.S.-licensed space stations, or with non-U.S.-licensed space stations
   that have been duly approved for U.S. market access, may be registered
   with the Commission in order to protect them from interference from
   terrestrial microwave stations in bands shared co-equally with the
   Fixed Service in accordance with the procedures of § § 25.203 and 25.251,
   subject to the stricture in § 25.209(c).

   (2) Licensing or registration of receive-only earth stations with the
   Commission confers no authority to receive and use signals or
   programming received from satellites. See Section 705 of the
   Communications Act. 47 U.S.C. 605.

   (3) Applications for registration must be accompanied by the
   coordination exhibit required by § 25.203 and any other required
   exhibits.

   (4) Complete applications for registration will be placed on public
   notice for 30 days and automatically granted if no objection is
   submitted to the Commission and served on the applicant. Additional
   pleadings are authorized in accordance with § 1.45 of this chapter.

   (5) The registration of a receive-only earth station results in the
   listing of an authorized frequency band at the location specified in
   the registration. Interference protection levels are those agreed to
   during coordination.

   (6) Reception of signals or programming from non-U.S. satellites may be
   subject to restrictions as a result of international agreements or
   treaties. The Commission will maintain public information on the status
   of any such agreements.

   (7) Registration term: Registrations for receive-only earth stations
   governed by this section will be issued for a period of 15 years from
   the date on which the application was filed. Applications for renewals
   of registrations must be submitted on FCC Form 312R (Application for
   Renewal of Radio Station License in Specified Services) no earlier than
   90 days and no later than 30 days before the expiration date of the
   registration.

   (8) Applications for modification of license or registration of
   receive-only earth stations must be made in conformance with § § 25.117
   and 25.118. In addition, registrants are required to notify the
   Commission when a receive-only earth station is no longer operational
   or when it has not been used to provide any service during any 6-month
   period.

   (9)(i) Except as set forth in paragraph (b)(9)(ii) of this section,
   receive-only earth stations operating with non-U.S. licensed space
   stations must file an FCC Form 312 requesting a license or modification
   to operate such station.

   (ii) Operators of receive-only earth stations need not apply for a
   license to receive transmissions from non-U.S.-licensed space stations
   that have been duly approved for U.S. market access, provided the space
   station operator and earth station operator comply with all applicable
   rules in this chapter and with applicable conditions in the Permitted
   Space Station List or market-access grant.

   (c)(1) GSO FSS earth stations in 10.7-12.2 GHz or 14-14.5 GHz. A
   blanket license application for operation in the 10.7-12.2 GHz or
   14-14.5 GHz bands may be filed on FCC Form 312 or Form 312EZ, with a
   Schedule B for each large (5 meters or larger) hub station antenna and
   each representative type of small antenna (less than 5 meters)
   operating within the network; however, blanket licensing in the
   10.7-11.7 GHz band is on an unprotected basis with respect to the fixed
   service.

   (i) Applications to license networks of earth stations operating in the
   11.7-12.2 GHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz bands under blanket operating authority
   that meet the requirements of § 25.212(c) or § 25.218(e) or (f) will be
   routinely processed.

   (ii) Applications to license networks of earth stations operating in
   the 11.7-12.2 GHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz bands under blanket operating
   authority that do not meet the requirements of § 25.212(c) or § 25.218(e)
   or (f) must comply with the requirements in § 25.220 and must be filed
   on FCC Form 312 with a Schedule B for each large (5 meters or larger)
   hub station antenna and each representative type of small antenna (less
   than 5 meters) operating within the network.

   (2) Networks of earth stations operating in the 3700-4200 MHz and
   5925-6425 MHz bands. Applications to license networks of earth stations
   operating in the 3700-4200 MHz and 5925-6425 MHz bands must be filed
   electronically on FCC Form 312, Main Form and Schedule B. Applications
   will be routinely processed provided that frequency coordination has
   been satisfactorily completed and that the proposed earth stations
   comply with the applicable provisions in § 25.211(d) or § 25.212(d).
   Alternatively, applicants that have satisfactorily completed frequency
   coordination may be routinely processed if the proposed earth stations
   comply with the applicable off-axis EIRP density limits in § 25.218(c)
   or (d).

   (i) For earth station antennas operating with power levels not
   consistent with the applicable provisions in § 25.211(d) or § 25.212(d),
   or with EIRP density levels not consistent with those specified in
   § 25.218(c) or (d), the applicant must file an initial lead application
   providing a detailed overview of the complete network. Such lead
   applications must fully identify the scope and nature of the service to
   be provided, as well as the complete technical details of each
   representative type of antenna that will operate within the network.
   Such lead applications for a single system must identify:

   (A) No more than three geostationary satellites to be accessed;

   (B) The amount of frequency bandwidth sought, up to a maximum of 20 MHz
   of spectrum in each direction at each of the satellites (The same 20
   MHz of uplink and 20 MHz of downlink spectrum at each satellite would
   be accessible by all earth stations in the system. The 20 MHz of uplink
   and 20 MHz of downlink spectrum need not be the same at each satellite
   location);

   (C) The maximum number of earth station sites;

   (ii) Following the issuance of a license for the lead application, the
   licensee shall notify the Commission of the complete technical
   parameters of each individual earth station site before that site is
   bought into operation under the lead authorization. Full frequency
   coordination of each individual site (e.g., for each satellite and the
   spectrum associated therewith) shall be completed prior to filing
   Commission notification. The coordination must be conducted in
   accordance with § 25.203. Such notification shall be done by electronic
   filing and shall be consistent with the technical parameters of
   Schedule B of FCC Form 312.

   (iii) Following successful coordination of such an earth station, if
   the earth station operator does not file a lead application or a
   Schedule B within six months after it successfully completes
   coordination, it will be assumed that such frequency use is no longer
   desired, unless a second notification has been received within ten days
   prior to the end of the six month period. Such renewal notifications
   must be sent to all parties concerned. If the lead application or
   Schedule B, or renewal notification, is not timely received, the
   coordination will lapse and the licensee must re-coordinate the
   relevant earth stations if it still wishes to bring them into
   operation.

   (iv) Operation of each individual site may commence immediately after
   the public notice is released that identifies the notification sent to
   the Commission and if the requirements of paragraph (c)(2)(vi) of this
   section are met. Continuance of operation of each station for the
   duration of the lead license term shall be dependent upon successful
   completion of the normal public notice process. If any objections are
   received to the new station prior to the end of the 30 day comment
   period of the Public Notice, the licensee shall immediately cease
   operation of those particular stations until the coordination dispute
   is resolved and the licensee informs the Commission of the resolution.
   If the requirements of paragraph (c)(2)(vi) of this section are not
   met, operation may not commence until the Commission issues the public
   notice acting on the terminal authorization.

   (v) Each licensee shall annually provide the Commission an updated list
   of all operational earth stations in its system. The annual list shall
   also include a list of all earth stations deactivated during the year
   and identification of the satellites providing service to the network
   as of the date of the report.

   (vi) Conditional authorization. (A) An applicant for a new radio
   station or modification of an existing station authorized under
   paragraph (c)(2)(i) of this section in the 3700-4200; or 5925-6425 MHz
   bands may operate the proposed station during the pendency of its
   application after the release of the public notice accepting the
   notification for filing that complies with paragraph (c)(2)(ii) of this
   section. The applicant, however, must first certify that the following
   conditions are satisfied:

   (1) The frequency coordination procedures of § 25.203 have been
   successfully completed;

   (2) The antenna structure has been previously studied by the Federal
   Aviation Administration and determined to pose no hazard to aviation
   safety as required by subpart B of part 17 of this chapter; or the
   antenna or tower structure does not exceed 6.1 meters above ground
   level or above an existing man-made structure (other than an antenna
   structure), if the antenna or tower has not been previously studied by
   the Federal Aviation Administration and cleared by the FCC;

   (3) The grant of the application(s) does not require a waiver of the
   Commission's rules (with the exception of a request for waiver
   pertaining to fees);

   (4) The applicant has determined that the facility(ies) will not
   significantly affect the environment as defined in § 1.1307 of this
   chapter after complying with any applicable environmental notification
   procedures specified in § 17.4(c) of this chapter.

   (5) The station site does not lie within 56.3 kilometers of any
   international border or within a radio “Quiet Zone” identified in
   § 1.924 of this chapter; and

   (6) The filed application is consistent with the proposal that was
   coordinated pursuant to § 25.251.

   (B) Conditional authority ceases immediately if the Schedule B is
   returned by the Commission because it is not accepted for filing.

   (C) A conditional authorization pursuant to paragraphs (c)(2)(vi)(A)
   and (c)(2)(vi)(B) of this section is evidenced by retaining a copy of
   the Schedule B notification with the station records. Conditional
   authorization does not prejudice any action the Commission may take on
   the subject application(s) or the Schedule B notifications.

   (D) Conditional authority is accepted with the express understanding
   that such authority may be modified or cancelled by the Commission at
   any time without hearing if, in the Commission's discretion, the need
   for such action arises. An applicant operating pursuant to this
   conditional authority assumes all risks associated with such operation,
   the termination or modification of the conditional authority, or the
   subsequent dismissal or denial of its application(s).

   (E) The copy of the Schedule B notification form must be posted at each
   station operating pursuant to this section.

   (vii) Period of construction. Construction of each earth station must
   be completed and the station must be brought into regular operation
   within twelve months from the date that action is taken to authorize
   that station to operate under the lead authorization, except as may be
   otherwise determined by the Commission for any particular application.

   (3) Networks of earth stations operating in the 18.3-18.8 GHz,
   19.7-20.2 GHz, 28.35-28.6 GHz, and 29.25-30 GHz bands with
   U.S.-licensed or non-U.S.-licensed satellites for domestic or
   international services.

   (i) Applications to license networks of earth stations that will
   transmit digitally modulated signals to GSO space stations in the
   28.35-28.6 GHz and/or 29.25-30.0 GHz bands under blanket operating
   authority must be filed on FCC Form 312, or Form 312EZ if available,
   with a Schedule B for each large (5 meters or larger) hub station
   antenna and each representative type of small antenna (less than 5
   meters) operating within the network and may be routinely processed if
   the criteria in paragraphs (c)(3)(i)(A) and (B) of this section are
   met:

   (A) The applicant certifies pursuant to § 25.132(a)(1) that the off-axis
   gain of transmitting antennas in the network will not exceed the
   relevant levels specified in § 25.209(a) and (b) and the power spectral
   density of any digitally modulated carrier into any transmitting earth
   station antenna in the proposed network will not exceed 3.5 dBW/MHz as
   specified in § 25.212(e).

   (B) The application includes information filed pursuant to paragraph
   (g)(1) of this section indicating that off-axis EIRP density from the
   proposed earth stations will not exceed relevant routine levels
   specified in § 25.218(i).

   (ii) Applications to license networks of earth stations operating in
   the 28.35-28.6 GHz and/or 29.25-30.0 GHz bands under blanket operating
   authority that do not meet the requirements of § 25.212(e) or § 25.218(i)
   must comply with the requirements in § 25.220 and must be filed on FCC
   Form 312 with a Schedule B for each large (5 meters or larger) hub
   station antenna and each representative type of small antenna (less
   than 5 meters) operating within the network.

   (d) Mobile-Satellite Service user transceivers need not be individually
   licensed. Service vendors may file blanket applications for such
   transceivers using FCC Form 312, Main Form and Schedule B, specifying
   the number of units to be covered by the blanket license. A blanket
   license application for 1.5/1.6 GHz MSS user transceivers must include
   an explanation of how the applicant will comply with the priority and
   preemptive access requirements in § 25.287.

   (e) GSO FSS earth stations in 17.8-30 GHz. (1) An application for a GSO
   FSS earth station license in the 17.8-19.4 GHz, 19.6-20.2 GHz,
   27.5-29.1 GHz, or 29.25-30 GHz bands not filed on FCC Form 312EZ
   pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of this section must be filed on FCC Form
   312, Main Form and Schedule B, and must include any information
   required by paragraphs (a)(5) through (10) or (g) or (j) of this
   section.

   (f) NGSO FSS earth stations in 10.7-29.1 GHz. (1) An application for an
   NGSO FSS earth station license in the 10.7-29.1 GHz band must include
   the certification described in § 25.146(a)(2).

   (2) Individual or blanket license applications may be filed for
   operation in the 10.7-12.7 GHz, 14-14.5 GHz, 17.8-18.6 GHz, 18.8-19.4
   GHz, 19.6-20.2 GHz, or 28.35-29.1 GHz bands; however, blanket licensing
   in the 10.7-11.7 GHz, 17.8-18.3 GHz, 19.3-19.4 GHz, and 19.6-19.7 GHz
   bands is on an unprotected basis with respect to the fixed service.

   (3) Individual license applications only may be filed for operation in
   the 12.75-13.15 GHz, 13.2125-13.25 GHz, 13.75-14 GHz, or 27.5-28.35 GHz
   bands.

   (g) Applications for earth stations that will transmit to GSO space
   stations in any portion of the 5850-6725 MHz, 13.75-14.5 GHz,
   24.75-25.25 GHz, 28.35-28.6 GHz, or 29.25-30.0 GHz bands must include,
   in addition to the particulars of operation identified on FCC Form 312
   and associated Schedule B, the information specified in either
   paragraph (g)(1) or (g)(2) of this section for each earth station
   antenna type.

   (1) Specification of off-axis EIRP density calculated from measurements
   made consistent with the requirements in § 25.132(b)(1), in accordance
   with the following requirements. For purposes of this rule, the
   “off-axis angle” is the angle in degrees from a line between an earth
   station antenna and the target satellite.

   (i) A plot of maximum co-polarized EIRP density in the plane tangent to
   the GSO arc at off-axis angles from minus 180° to plus 180°;

   (ii) A plot of maximum co-polarized EIRP density in the plane tangent
   to the GSO arc at off-axis angles from minus 10° to plus 10°;

   (iii) A plot of maximum co-polarized EIRP density in the plane
   perpendicular to the GSO arc at off-axis angles from 0° to plus 30°;

   (iv) A plot of maximum cross-polarized EIRP density in the plane
   tangent to the GSO arc at off-axis angles from minus 7° to plus 7°;

   (v) A plot of maximum cross-polarized EIRP density in the plane
   perpendicular to the GSO arc at off-axis angles from minus 7° to plus
   7°;

   (vi) For antennas for which gain measurements are made pursuant to
   § 25.132(b)(1)(iv), the EIRP density plots specified in paragraphs
   (g)(1)(i) through (v) of this section must be provided over the
   specified angular ranges in two orthogonal planes, one of which is
   tangent to the GSO arc and with the antenna operating at its maximum
   skew angle, which the applicant must specify.

   (vii) The relevant off-axis EIRP density envelopes in § 25.218 or
   § 25.223 must be superimposed on plots submitted pursuant to paragraphs
   (g)(1)(i) through (vi) of this section.

   (viii) The showing must include a supplemental table for each off-axis
   angular range in which the relevant EIRP density envelope will be
   exceeded, specifying angular coordinates in degrees off-axis and
   corresponding calculated off-axis EIRP density at 0.2° increments over
   the angular range in which the routine envelope will be exceeded and
   one degree on each side of that range.

   (2) An applicant that certifies pursuant to § 25.132(a)(1) that a
   proposed antenna's measured gain pattern conforms to relevant standards
   in § 25.209(a) and (b) and that input power density to the antenna will
   not exceed the relevant limit in § 25.211 or § 25.212 need not provide a
   showing pursuant to paragraph (g)(1) of this section for operation with
   that antenna.

   (h) [Reserved]

   (i) An earth station applicant filing an application for a
   blanket-licensed earth station network made up of FSS earth stations
   and planning to use a contention protocol must include in its
   application a certification that its contention protocol usage will be
   reasonable.

   (j) An application for a new fixed earth station or modification
   involving alteration of the overall height of one or more existing
   earth station antenna structures must include the FCC Antenna Structure
   Registration Number(s) for the antenna structure(s), if assigned. If no
   such number has been assigned, the application must state whether prior
   FAA notification is required by part 17 of this chapter and, if so,
   whether the applicant or owner of the structure has notified the FAA of
   the proposed construction or alteration and applied for an Antenna
   Structure Registration Number in accordance with part 17 of this
   chapter. Applicants who maintain that prior FAA notification is not
   required for construction or alteration of a structure with overall
   height more than 6.1 meters above ground level must explain in the
   application why such prior notification is not required.

   (k)(1) Applicants for FSS earth stations that qualify for routine
   processing in the conventional or extended C-bands, the conventional or
   extended Ku-bands, the conventional Ka-band, or the 24.75-25.25 GHz
   band, including ESV applications filed pursuant to paragraph (m)(1) or
   (n)(1) of this section, VMES applications filed pursuant to paragraph
   (m)(1) or (n)(1) of this section, and ESAA applications filed pursuant
   to paragraph (m)(1) or (n)(1) of this section, may designate the
   Permitted Space Station List as a point of communication. Once such an
   application is granted, the earth station operator may communicate with
   any space station on the Permitted Space Station List, provided that
   the operation is consistent with the technical parameters and
   conditions in the earth station license and any limitations placed on
   the space station authorization or noted in the Permitted Space Station
   List.

   (2) Notwithstanding paragraph (k)(1) of this section, an earth station
   that would receive signals in the 17.8-20.2 GHz band may not
   communicate with a space station on the Permitted Space Station List in
   that band until the space station operator has completed coordination
   under Footnote US334 to § 2.106 of this chapter.

   (l) The requirements of this paragraph apply to applications for ESV
   operation in the 5925-6425 MHz (Earth-to-space) band with GSO
   satellites in the Fixed-Satellite Service, in addition to the
   requirements in paragraphs (a)(1), (5), (6), and (i) of this section:

   (1) Applications where any necessary frequency coordination has been
   satisfactorily completed, and the proposed earth station transmissions
   comport with the applicable provisions in § 25.212(d) or the applicable
   off-axis EIRP density limits in § 25.218(d) will be routinely processed.
   Such applications must include the relevant information specified by
   paragraph (g) of this section. Applicants for ESIMs operating in a
   network using variable power density control of earth stations
   transmitting simultaneously in shared frequencies to the same target
   satellite receiving beam must also provide the certification required
   by § 25.212(g) or § 25.218(d)(4), whichever is applicable.

   (2) Applications where the proposed earth station transmissions do not
   comport with the applicable provisions in § 25.212(d) or the applicable
   off-axis EIRP density limits in § 25.218(d) must include the information
   specified by paragraph (g)(1) of this section, and are subject to the
   requirements of § 25.220.

   (3) Applications must include the following information:

   (i) ESIM applicants that meet the relevant off-axis EIRP density mask
   must certify that an individual ESIM terminal is self-monitoring and
   capable of automatically ceasing or reducing emissions within 100
   milliseconds if the ESIM transmitter exceeds the relevant off-axis EIRP
   density limits. ESIM applicants that do not meet the relevant off-axis
   EIRP density mask must provide a detailed showing that an individual
   ESIM terminal is self-monitoring and capable of automatically ceasing
   or reducing emissions within 100 milliseconds if the ESIM transmitter
   exceeds the relevant off-axis EIRP density limits. Variable-power ESIM
   applicants must certify that one or more transmitters are capable of
   automatically ceasing or reducing emissions within 100 milliseconds of
   receiving a command to do so from the system's network control and
   monitoring center, if the aggregate off axis EIRP densities of the
   transmitter or transmitters exceed the relevant off-axis EIRP density
   limits.

   (ii) An exhibit describing the geographic area(s) in which the ESVs
   will operate.

   (iii) The point of contact information referred to in § 25.228(e)(2).

   (iv) Applicants for ESVs that will exceed the guidelines in § 1.1310 of
   this chapter for radio frequency radiation exposure must provide, with
   their environmental assessment, a plan for mitigation of radiation
   exposure to the extent required to meet those guidelines.

   (m) The requirements of this paragraph apply to applications for ESIM
   operation in the 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) band with GSO
   satellites in the Fixed-Satellite Service, in addition to the
   requirements in paragraphs (a)(1) and (5) and (i) of this section:

   (1) Applications where any necessary frequency coordination has been
   satisfactorily completed, and the proposed earth station transmissions
   comport with the applicable provisions in § 25.212(c)(2) or the
   applicable off-axis EIRP density limits in § 25.218(f) will be routinely
   processed. Such applications must include the relevant information
   specified by paragraph (g) of this section. Applicants for ESIMs
   operating in a network using variable power density control of earth
   stations transmitting simultaneously in shared frequencies to the same
   target satellite receiving beam must also provide the certification
   required by § 25.212(g) or § 25.218(f)(4), whichever is applicable.

   (2) Applications where the proposed earth station transmissions do not
   comport with the applicable provisions in § 25.212(c)(2) or the
   applicable off-axis EIRP density limits in § 25.218(f) must include the
   information specified by paragraph (g)(1) of this section, and are
   subject to the requirements of § 25.220.

   (3) Applications must include the following information:

   (i) ESIM applicants that meet the relevant off-axis EIRP density mask
   must certify that an individual ESIM terminal is self-monitoring and
   capable of automatically ceasing or reducing emissions within 100
   milliseconds if the ESIM transmitter exceeds the relevant off-axis EIRP
   density limits. ESIM applicants that do not meet the relevant off-axis
   EIRP density mask must provide a detailed showing that an individual
   ESIM terminal is self-monitoring and capable of automatically ceasing
   or reducing emissions within 100 milliseconds if the ESIM transmitter
   exceeds the relevant off-axis EIRP density limits. Variable-power ESIM
   applicants must certify that one or more transmitters are capable of
   automatically ceasing or reducing emissions within 100 milliseconds of
   receiving a command to do so from the system's network control and
   monitoring center, if the aggregate off axis EIRP densities of the
   transmitter or transmitters exceed the relevant off-axis EIRP density
   limits.

   (ii) An exhibit describing the geographic area(s) in which the ESIMs
   will operate.

   (iii) The point of contact information referred to in § 25.228(e)(2),
   (f), or (g)(1) as appropriate.

   (iv) Applicants for ESIMs that will exceed the guidelines in § 1.1310 of
   this chapter for radio frequency radiation exposure must provide, with
   their environmental assessment, a plan for mitigation of radiation
   exposure to the extent required to meet those guidelines.

   (n) The requirements of this paragraph apply to applications for ESIM
   operation in the 28.35-28.6 GHz or 29.25-30.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) band
   with GSO satellites in the Fixed-Satellite Service, in addition to the
   requirements in paragraphs (a)(1) and (5) and (i) of this section:

   (1) Applications where any necessary frequency coordination has been
   satisfactorily completed, and the proposed earth station transmissions
   comport with the applicable provisions in § 25.212(e) or the applicable
   off-axis EIRP density limits in § 25.218(i) will be routinely processed.
   Such applications must include the relevant information specified by
   paragraph (g) of this section. Applicants for ESIMs operating in a
   network using variable power density control of earth stations
   transmitting simultaneously in shared frequencies to the same target
   satellite receiving beam must also provide the certification required
   by § 25.212(g) or § 25.218(i)(5), whichever is applicable.

   (2) Applications where the proposed earth station transmissions do not
   comport with the applicable provisions in § 25.212(e) or the applicable
   off-axis EIRP density limits in § 25.218(i) must include the information
   specified by paragraph (g)(1) of this section, and are subject to the
   requirements of § 25.220.

   (3) Applications must include the following information:

   (i) ESIM applicants that meet the relevant off-axis EIRP density mask
   must certify that an individual ESIM terminal is self-monitoring and
   capable of automatically ceasing or reducing emissions within 100
   milliseconds if the ESIM transmitter exceeds the relevant off-axis EIRP
   density limits. ESIM applicants that do not meet the relevant off-axis
   EIRP density mask must provide a detailed showing that an individual
   ESIM terminal is self-monitoring and capable of automatically ceasing
   or reducing emissions within 100 milliseconds if the ESIM transmitter
   exceeds the relevant off-axis EIRP density limits. Variable-power ESIM
   applicants must certify that one or more transmitters are capable of
   automatically ceasing or reducing emissions within 100 milliseconds of
   receiving a command to do so from the system's network control and
   monitoring center, if the aggregate off axis EIRP densities of the
   transmitter or transmitters exceed the relevant off-axis EIRP density
   limits.

   (ii) An exhibit describing the geographic area(s) in which the ESIMs
   will operate.

   (iii) The point of contact information referred to in § 25.228(e)(2),
   (f), or (g)(1) as appropriate.

   (iv) Applicants for ESIMs that will exceed the guidelines in § 1.1310 of
   this chapter for radio frequency radiation exposure must provide, with
   their environmental assessment, a plan for mitigation of radiation
   exposure to the extent required to meet those guidelines.

   [ 62 FR 5928 , Feb. 10, 1997]

   Editorial Note 1.: For Federal Register citations affecting § 25.115,
   see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding
   Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

   Editorial Note 2.: At  84 FR 53651 , Oct. 8, 2019, § 25.115 was amended in
   part by revising paragraph (c)(1); however, the amendment could not be
   incorporated because no new text was set out for paragraph (c)(1).

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