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§ 22.150 Standard pre-filing technical coordination procedure.
For operations on certain channels in the Public Mobile Services,
carriers must attempt to coordinate the proposed use of spectrum with
other spectrum users prior to filing an application for authority to
operate a station. Rules requiring this procedure for specific channels
and types of stations are contained in the subparts governing the
individual Public Mobile Services.
(a) Coordination comprises two steps—notification and response. Each
step may be accomplished orally or in writing.
(b) Notification must include relevant technical details of the
proposal. At minimum, this should include the following:
(1) Geographical coordinates of the antenna site(s).
(2) Transmitting and receiving channels to be added or changed.
(3) Transmitting power, emission type and polarization.
(4) Transmitting antenna pattern and maximum gain.
(5) Transmitting antenna height above ground level.
(c) Applicants and licensees receiving notification must respond
promptly, even if no channel usage conflicts are anticipated. If any
notified party fails to respond within 30 days, the applicant may file
the application without a response from that party.
(d) The 30-day period begins on the date the notification is submitted
to the Commission via the ULS. If the notification is by mail, this
date may be ascertained by:
(1) The return receipt on certified mail,
(2) The enclosure of a card to be dated and returned by the party being
(3) A reasonable estimate of the time required for the mail to reach
its destination. In this case, the date when the 30-day period will
expire must be stated in the notification.
(e) All channel usage conflicts discovered during the coordination
process should be resolved prior to filing of the application. If the
applicant is unable or unwilling to resolve a particular conflict, the
application may be accepted for filing if it contains a statement
describing the unresolved conflict and a brief explanation of the
reasons why a resolution was not achieved.
(f) If a number of changes in the technical parameters of a proposed
facility become necessary during the course of the coordination
process, an attempt should be made to minimize the number of separate
notifications. If the changes are incorporated into a completely
revised notice, the items that were changed from the previous notice
should be identified.
(g) In situations where subsequent changes are not numerous or complex,
the party receiving the changed notification should make an effort to
respond in less than 30 days. If the applicant believes a shorter
response time is reasonable and appropriate, it should so indicate in
the notice and suggest a response date.
(h) If a subsequent change in the technical parameters of a proposed
facility could not affect the facilities of one or more of the parties
that received an initial notification, the applicant is not required to
coordinate that change with these parties. However, these parties must
be advised of the change and of the opinion that coordination is not
[ 59 FR 59507 , Nov. 17, 1994, as amended at 63 FR 68944 , Dec. 14, 1998]
Goto Section: 22.143 | 22.165
Goto Year: 2020 |
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