Goto Section: 90.525 | 90.529 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 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
(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]
Goto Section: 90.525 | 90.529
Goto Year: 2020 |
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