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FCC 22.953
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  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.

   (4)-(10) [Reserved]

   (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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