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§ 22.953 Content and form of applications for Cellular Unserved Area
Applications for authority to operate a new Cellular system or to
modify an existing Cellular system must comply with the specifications
in this section.
(a) New Systems. In addition to information required by subpart B of
this part and by FCC Form 601, applications for an Unserved Area
authorization to operate a Cellular system must comply with all
applicable requirements set forth in part 1 of this chapter, including
the requirements specified in § § 1.913, 1.923, and 1.924, and must
include the information listed below. Geographical coordinates must be
correct to ¬±1 second using the NAD 83 datum.
(1) Exhibit I‚ÄĒGeographic Information System (GIS) map files. Geographic
Information System (GIS) map files must be submitted showing the entire
proposed CGSA, the new cell sites (transmitting antenna locations), and
the service area boundaries of additional and modified cell sites that
extend into Unserved Area being claimed as CGSA. See § 22.911. The FCC
will specify the file format required for the GIS map files, which are
to be submitted electronically via the Universal Licensing System
(2) Exhibit II‚ÄĒReduced-size PDF map. This map must be 81‚ĀĄ2 √ó 11 inches
(if possible, a proportional reduction of a 1:500,000 scale map). The
map must have a legend, a distance scale, and correctly labeled
latitude and longitude lines. The map must be clear and legible. The
map must accurately show the entire proposed CGSA, the new cell sites
(transmitting antenna locations), the service area boundaries of
additional and modified cell sites that extend beyond the CGSA, and the
relevant portions of the CMA boundary. See § 22.911.
(3) Exhibit III‚ÄĒTechnical Information. In addition, upon request by an
applicant, licensee, or the FCC, a Cellular applicant or licensee of
whom the request is made shall furnish the antenna type, model, the
name of the antenna manufacturer, antenna gain in the maximum lobe, the
beam width of the maximum lobe of the antenna, a polar plot of the
horizontal gain pattern of the antenna, antenna height to tip above
ground level, the height of the center of radiation of the antenna
above the average terrain, the maximum effective radiated power, and
the electric field polarization of the wave emitted by the antenna when
installed as proposed to the requesting party within ten (10) days of
receiving written notification.
(11) Additional information. The FCC may request information not
specified in FCC Form 601 or in paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) of
this section as necessary to process an application.
(b) Existing systems‚ÄĒmajor modifications. Licensees making major
modifications pursuant to § 1.929(a) and (b) of this chapter must file
FCC Form 601 and comply with the requirements of paragraph (a) of this
(c) Existing systems‚ÄĒminor modifications. Licensees making minor
modifications pursuant to § 1.929(k) of this chapter must file FCC Form
601 or FCC Form 603, provided, however, that a resulting reduction in
coverage within the CGSA is not subject to this requirement. See
§ 1.947(b). See also § 22.169. If the modification involves a contract
SAB extension into or from the Gulf of Mexico Exclusive Zone, it must
include a certification that the required written consent has been
obtained. See § § 22.912(c) and 22.950.
[ 79 FR 72152 , Dec. 5, 2014, as amended at 82 FR 17584 , Apr. 12, 2017]
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