[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 248 (Thursday, December 27, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 76234-76249]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31052]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Parts 2, 15, and 90

[ET Docket No. 12-338; FCC 12-140]


WRC-07 Implementation Order

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document amends the Commission's rules to correct 
grammatical, typographical, and display errors in the United States 
Table of Frequency Allocations (U.S. Table) and also remove 
inconsistencies between the non-Federal Table of Frequency Allocations 
(non-Federal Table) and parts 15 and 90 of the Commission's rules.

DATES: Effective January 28, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Mooring, Office of Engineering and 
Technology, 202-418-2450, tom.mooring@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's Order, 
ET Docket No. 12-338, FCC 12-140, adopted November 15, 2012 and 
released November 19, 2012. The full text of this document is available 
for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC 
Reference Center (Room CY-A257), 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20554. The complete text of this document also may be purchased from 
the Commission's copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 
12th Street SW., Room, CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554. The full text may 
also be downloaded at: www.fcc.gov. People with Disabilities: To 
request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities 
(braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email 
to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 
202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).

Summary of the Order

    1. In the Order, the Commission makes several non-substantial 
editorial revisions to the parts 2, 15, and 90 of the Commission's 
rules. The most significant of these updates are: 1) correct the cross 
references to Allocation Table footnotes in parts 15 and 90 of the 
Commission's rules; 2) update the list of grandfathered sites in the 
1432-1435 MHz band; and 3) remove an unused Federal site from the list 
of grandfathered sites in the 3650-3700 MHz band.
    2. US117. NTIA requested that the Commission correct the 
coordinates for Table Mountain Observatory in US117 by revising the 
latitude from 40[deg] 07' 50'' N to 40[deg] 08' 02'' N. The Commission 
noted that the requested change would have little or no impact on non-
Federal operations because paragraph (b) of US117 states that non-
Federal use of the 406.1-410 MHz band is limited to the radio astronomy 
service and as provided by US13 (i.e., two channels that are available 
for the specific purpose of transmitting hydrological and 
meteorological data). Accordingly, the Commission revised the 
coordinates of the Table Mountain Observatory in US117 as requested by 
NTIA.
    3. General Aviation Air-Ground Stations. Section 22.805 lists 13 
channel pairs that are allocated for the provision of radiotelephone 
service to airborne mobile subscribers in general aviation aircraft. 
The Commission amended NG12 to accurately reflect the frequency bands 
that may be assigned to domestic public land and mobile stations to 
provide a two-way air-ground public radiotelephone service per Section 
22.805. Accordingly, the Commission replaced the 454.4-455 MHz and 
459.4-460 MHz bands in NG12 with the more specific 454.6625-454.9875 
MHz and

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459.6625-459.9875 MHz bands, respectively. The Commission also takes 
this opportunity to renumber NG12 in frequency order as NG32.
    4. Radiolocation Use of 420-450 MHz. The WRC-07 Table Clean-up 
Order renumbered US217 as US269, but did not update a cross reference 
to this footnote in Sec.  90.103(c)(21). Accordingly, the Commission 
amended Sec.  90.103 (``Radiolocation service'') by revising the cross 
reference in the last sentence of paragraph (c)(21) from ``US217'' to 
``US269.''
    5. On-board Communications. In 2006, the Commission added Sec.  
80.373(g)(2) to its rules to make four frequencies (457.5375 MHz, 
457.5625 MHz, 467.5375 MHz, and 467.5625 MHz) available for narrowband 
use by on-board ship communication stations within U.S. territorial 
waters. An international footnote, RR 5.287, provides for on-board 
communication stations on these frequencies outside the territorial 
waters of the United States. A separate footnote, RR 5.288, makes 
different frequencies available for on-board communication stations 
within the territorial waters of the United States. RR 5.288 is 
incomplete because it does not include the four narrowband frequencies 
listed in RR 5.287 that the Commission allocated in 2006 for use by on-
board communication stations in the U.S. territorial waters. To 
correctly show the 2006 Commission action in the Allocation Table, the 
Commission replaced RR 5.288 with a new U.S. footnote, which we number 
as US288. US288 incorporates the text from RR 5.288 and adds the four 
frequencies contained in RR 5.287. The Commission also added a cross 
reference to part 80 (Stations in the Maritime Mobile Services) to the 
462.7375-467.5375 MHz and 467.5375-467.7375 MHz bands in the Allocation 
Table.
    6. US361. The 1432-1435 MHz band was a Government transfer band and 
US361 lists 23 operating areas where Federal stations in the fixed and 
mobile services may operate indefinitely on a primary basis. At NTIA's 
request, the Commission amended US361 by correcting the name of a 
grandfathered site and by removing a grandfathered site. Specifically, 
the Commission corrected the Location name for 37[deg] 29' North 
latitude, 114[deg] 14' West longitude from ``Nellis AFB, NV'' to 
``Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR).'' Next, because the ``AUTEC'' 
location is not within the United States and its insular areas (the 
listed coordinates are on Andros Island in The Bahamas), it removed 
this location from US361. Finally, the Commission reorganized and 
simplified the text of US361 and renumbered this U.S. footnote in 
frequency order as US83.
    7. NG168. In the Mobile Use of MSS Bands R&O, the Commission 
revised the text of NG168. It further amended the text of NG168 to make 
the following grammatical corrections. First, the Commission introduced 
the MSS abbreviation, i.e., ``mobile-satellite service (MSS)'' in the 
first sentence and removed the introduction of the MSS abbreviation 
from the last sentence. Second, it made the word ``component'' plural 
in the first sentence. The Commission also took this opportunity to 
renumber NG168 in frequency order as NG43.
    8. US385. The WRC-07 Table Clean-up Order added ``the current text 
of US269, which urges fixed and mobile except aeronautical mobile 
licensees in the 2655-2690 MHz band to coordinate their systems, along 
with the secondary allocation status of the radio astronomy service in 
the 2655-2690 MHz band that is shown in the U.S. Table, to US311, and 
renumber[ed] US311 as US385.'' However, the cross reference to US311 in 
Sec.  15.242(e) was not updated at that time. Accordingly, the 
Commission amended the first sentence in paragraph (e) of Sec.  15.242 
by revising ``US 311'' to read ``US385.''
    9. US338. The text of US338 applies to the 2305-2310 MHz and 2310-
2320 MHz bands, but the reference to US338 is shown only in the 2305-
2310 MHz band. The Commission added the missing U.S. footnote, which it 
renumbered in frequency order as US97, to the 2310-2320 MHz band.
    10. US348. Primary Federal operations in the 3650-3700 MHz band are 
limited to three grandfathered radar sites, which are codified in US348 
and in Sec.  90.1331(b)(1). NTIA has informed us that one of these 
sites--Naval Station Pascagoula--has been closed. Accordingly, the 
Commission amended US348 and Sec.  90.1331(b)(1) to remove the unused 
Federal site. It also takes this opportunity to renumber US348 in 
frequency order as US109.
    11. 10-10.5 GHz. With the concurrence of NTIA, the Commission 
amended the Federal Table by revising the ``10-10.45'' GHz band and the 
reference to ``G2'' to read ``10-10.5'' and ``G32,'' respectively. We 
also revise the text of three footnotes (US58, NG42, NG134) that 
pertain to the 10-10.5 GHz band. First, the Commission revised US58 by 
adding the existing amateur-satellite service allocation to the list of 
permitted non-Federal services in the 10-10.5 GHz band so that this 
footnote correctly lists all permitted non-Federal services, and it 
renumbered this footnote in frequency order as US128. Second, the 
Commission combined the text of NG42 and NG134 (which require that non-
Federal stations in the radiolocation service not cause harmful 
interference to the amateur service in the 10-10.5 GHz band, and that 
these stations not cause harmful interference to the amateur-satellite 
service in the 10.45-10.5 GHz sub-band, respectively) and renumbered 
the new footnote in frequency order as NG50.
    12. US277 and US355. Initially, NTIA requested that the Commission 
correct the coordinates for the Arecibo Observatory in US355 by 
approximately 68 meters (from 18[deg] 20' 39'' N, 66[deg] 45' 10'' W to 
18[deg] 20' 37'' N, 66[deg] 45' 11'' W). Subsequently, NTIA requested 
that the Commission correct the elevations of nearly all of the radio 
astronomy observatories specified in US355. It noted that the requested 
changes are de minimis in nature and would affect only future non-
geostationary satellite orbit systems in the fixed-satellite service 
(space-to-Earth). Accordingly, the Commission amended US355 by 
correcting the coordinates of the Arecibo Observatory and the 
elevations of 12 of the observatories. It also renumbered US355 in 
frequency order as US131 and added missing references to this footnote 
in the 10.6-10.68 GHz (Federal and non-Federal Tables) and 10.7-11.7 
GHz bands (Federal Table). The Commission revised US277 by updating the 
cross reference from US355 to US131. Finally, the Commission renumbered 
US277 as US130, which places the allocation in US130 adjacent to the 
list of radio astronomy observatories in US131.
    13. G27 and G117. At NTIA's request, the Commission amended the 
text of two Federal Government footnotes in Sec.  2.106 of our rules. 
First, it amended G27 by revising ``255'' to read ``225.'' Second, the 
Commission amended G117 by replacing the ``17.3-17.7 GHz'' and ``17.8-
21.2 GHz'' band entries with ``17.375-17.475 GHz'' and ``17.6-21.2 
GHz.'' This action updates G117 by listing the sub-bands that are 
specified in US402 (17.375-17.475 GHz and 17.6-17.7 GHz) and by 
restricting Federal fixed-satellite service use of the 17.7-17.8 GHz 
band (which is authorized in US401) to military systems.
    14. Allocation Display Changes. In the U.S. Table, the Commission 
generally does not subdivide a frequency band unless it is necessary to 
do so, e.g., when we are adding a radio service in only a segment of an 
existing frequency band. In the non-Federal Table, the only difference 
between the 19.7-20.1 GHz and 20.1-20.2 GHz bands is RR 5.529, and the 
only differences between the 29.5-29.9 GHz and 29.9-30 GHz bands

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are RR 5.529 and RR 5.543. Accordingly, the Commission merged these 
bands to form the 19.7-20.2 GHz and 29.5-30 GHz bands.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    15. This Order contains no new or modified information collection 
requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
Public Law 104-13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any new 
or modified ``information collection burden for small business concerns 
with fewer than 25 employees,'' pursuant to the Small Business 
Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107-198, see 44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(4).

Congressional Review Act

    16. The Commission will send a copy of this Order to Congress and 
the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional 
Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).

Ordering Clauses

    17. Pursuant to sections 1, 4, 301, 302(a), and 303 of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. sections 151, 154, 
301, 302(a), and 303, and section 553(b)(B) of the Administrative 
Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), this order is hereby adopted and the 
Commission's rules are amended as set forth in the Final rules.
    18. The rule amendments adopted herein shall become effective 
January 28, 2013.
    19. It is further ordered that the Commission shall send a copy of 
this Order in a report to be sent to Congress and the General 
Accounting Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Parts 2, 15, and 90

    Spectrum, International telecommunications.

    Federal Communications Commission
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.

Final Rules

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal 
Communications Commission amends 47 CFR parts 2, 15, and 90 as follows:

PART 2--FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL 
RULES AND REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  47 U.S.C. 154, 302a, 303, and 336, unless otherwise 
noted.

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2. Section 2.106, the Table of Frequency Allocations, is amended to 
read as follows.
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a. Pages 27-28, 32, 36-37, 40, 47, 51-52, and 54 are revised.
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b. In the list of United States (US) Footnotes, footnotes US83, US97, 
US109, US128, US130, US131, and US288 are added; footnotes US58, US277, 
US338, US348, US355, and US361 are removed; and footnote US117 is 
revised.
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c. In the list of non-Federal Government (NG) Footnotes, footnotes 
NG32, NG43, and NG50 are added; and footnotes NG12, NG42, NG134, and 
NG168 are removed.
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d. In the list of Federal Government (G) Footnotes, footnotes G27 and 
G117 are revised.


Sec.  2.106  Table of Frequency Allocations.

    The revisions and additions read as follows:
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United States (US) footnotes

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    US83 In the 1432-1435 MHz band, Federal stations in the fixed and 
mobile services may operate indefinitely on a primary basis at the 22 
sites listed in the table below. The first 21 sites are in the United 
States and the last site is in Guam (GU). All other Federal stations in 
the fixed and mobile services shall operate in the band 1432-1435 MHz 
on a primary basis until re-accommodated in accordance with the 
National Defense Authorization Act of 1999.

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         State                        Site                     North               West              Radius
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AK.....................  Fort Greely...................         63[deg]47'        145[deg]52'                 80
AL.....................  Redstone Arsenal..............         34[deg]35'        086[deg]35'                 80
AZ.....................  Fort Huachuca.................         31[deg]33'        110[deg]18'                 80
AZ.....................  Yuma Proving Ground...........         32[deg]29'        114[deg]20'                160
CA.....................  China Lake/Edwards AFB........         35[deg]29'        117[deg]16'                100
CA.....................  Lemoore.......................         36[deg]20'        119[deg]57'                120
FL.....................  Eglin AFB/Ft Rucker, AL.......         30[deg]28'        086[deg]31'                140
FL.....................  NAS Cecil Field...............         30[deg]13'        081[deg]52'                160
MD.....................  Patuxent River................         38[deg]17'        076[deg]24'                 70
ME.....................  Naval Space Operations Center.         44[deg]24'        068[deg]01'                 80
MI.....................  Alpene Range..................         44[deg]23'        083[deg]20'                 80
MS.....................  Camp Shelby...................         31[deg]20'        089[deg]18'                 80
NC.....................  MCAS Cherry Point.............         34[deg]54'        076[deg]53'                100
NM.....................  White Sands Missile Range/             32[deg]11'        106[deg]20'                160
                          Holloman AFB.
NV.....................  NAS Fallon....................         39[deg]30'        118[deg]46'                100
NV.....................  Nevada Test and Training Range         37[deg]29'        114[deg]14'                130
                          (NTTR).
SC.....................  Beaufort MCAS.................         32[deg]26'        080[deg]40'                160
SC.....................  Savannah River................         33[deg]15'        081[deg]39'                  3
UT.....................  Utah Test and Training Range/          40[deg]57'        113[deg]05'                160
                          Dugway Proving Ground, Hill
                          AFB.
VA.....................  NAS Oceana....................         36[deg]49'        076[deg]01'                100
WA.....................  NAS Whidbey Island............         48[deg]21'        122[deg]39'                 70
GU.....................  NCTAMS........................         13[deg]35'        144[deg]51'                 80
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Note: The coordinates (North latitude and West longitude) are listed under the headings North and West. The Guam
  entry under the West heading is actually 144[deg]51' East longitude. The operating radii in kilometers are
  listed under the heading Radius.

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    US97 The following provisions shall apply in the band 2305-2320 
MHz:
    (a) In the sub-band 2305-2310 MHz, space-to-Earth operations are 
prohibited.
    (b) Within 145 km of Goldstone, CA (35[deg]25'33'' N, 
116[deg]53'23'' W), Wireless Communications Service (WCS) licensees 
operating base stations in the band 2305-2320 MHz shall, prior to 
operation of those base stations, achieve a mutually satisfactory 
coordination agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA).

    Note: NASA operates a deep space facility in Goldstone in the 
band 2290-2300 MHz.

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    US109 The band 3650-3700 MHz is also allocated to the Federal 
radiolocation service on a primary basis at the following sites: St. 
Inigoes, MD (38[deg]10' N,76[deg]23' W) and Pensacola, FL 
(30[deg]21'28'' N, 87[deg]16'26'' W). The FCC shall coordinate all non-
Federal operations within 80 km of these sites with NTIA on a case-by-
case basis.
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    US117 In the band 406.1-410 MHz, the following provisions shall 
apply:
    (a) Stations in the fixed and mobile services are limited to a 
transmitter output power of 125 watts, and new authorizations for 
stations, other than mobile stations, are subject to prior coordination 
by the applicant in the following areas:
    (1) Within Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, contact 
Spectrum Manager, Arecibo Observatory, HC3 Box 53995, Arecibo, PR 
00612. Phone: 787-878-2612, Fax: 787-878-1861, Email: prcz@naic.edu.
    (2) Within 350 km of the Very Large Array (34[deg]04'44'' N, 
107[deg]37'06'' W), contact Spectrum Manager, National Radio Astronomy 
Observatory, P.O. Box O, 1003 Lopezville Road, Socorro, NM 87801. 
Phone: 505-835-7000, Fax: 505-835-7027, Email: nrao-rfi@nrao.edu.
    (3) Within 10 km of the Table Mountain Observatory (40[deg]08'02'' 
N, 105[deg]14'40'' W) and for operations only within the sub-band 407-
409 MHz, contact Radio Frequency Manager, Department of Commerce, 325 
Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305. Phone: 303-497-4619, Fax: 303-497-6982, 
Email: frequencymanager@its.bldrdoc.gov.
    (b) Non-Federal use is limited to the radio astronomy service and 
as provided by footnote US13.
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    US128 In the band 10-10.5 GHz, pulsed emissions are prohibited, 
except for weather radars on board meteorological satellites in the 
sub-band 10-10.025 GHz. The amateur service, the amateur-satellite 
service, and the non-Federal radiolocation service, which shall not 
cause harmful interference to the Federal radiolocation service, are 
the only non-Federal services permitted in this band. The non-Federal 
radiolocation service is limited to survey operations as specified in 
footnote US108.
    US130 The band 10.6-10.68 GHz is also allocated on a primary basis 
to the radio astronomy service. However, the radio astronomy service 
shall not receive protection from stations in the fixed service which 
are licensed to operate in the one hundred most populous urbanized 
areas as defined by the 1990 U.S. Census. For the list of observatories 
operating in this band, see footnote US131.
    US131 In the band 10.7-11.7 GHz, non-geostationary satellite orbit 
licensees in the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth), prior to 
commencing operations, shall coordinate with the following radio 
astronomy observatories to achieve a mutually acceptable agreement 
regarding the protection of the radio telescope facilities operating in 
the band 10.6-10.7 GHz:

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Arecibo Observatory, PR................................     18[deg]20'37''     66[deg]45'11''                497
Green Bank Telescope (GBT), WV.........................     38[deg]25'59''     79[deg]50'23''                807
Very Large Array (VLA), Socorro, NM....................     34[deg]04'44''    107[deg]37'06''              2,115
Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) Stations:
    Brewster, WA.......................................     48[deg]07'52''    119[deg]41'00''                250
    Fort Davis, TX.....................................     30[deg]38'06''    103[deg]56'41''              1,606
    Hancock, NH........................................     42[deg]56'01''     71[deg]59'12''                296
    Kitt Peak, AZ......................................     31[deg]57'23''    111[deg]36'45''              1,902
    Los Alamos, NM.....................................     35[deg]46'30''    106[deg]14'44''              1,962
    Mauna Kea, HI......................................     19[deg]48'05''    155[deg]27'20''              3,763
    North Liberty, IA..................................     41[deg]46'17''     91[deg]34'27''                222
    Owens Valley, CA...................................     37[deg]13'54''    118[deg]16'37''              1,196
    Pie Town, NM.......................................     34[deg]18'04''    108[deg]07'09''              2,365
    St. Croix, VI......................................     17[deg]45'24''     64[deg]35'01''                 16
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    US288 In the territorial waters of the United States, the preferred 
frequencies for use by on-board communication stations shall be 457.525 
MHz, 457.550 MHz, 457.575 MHz and 457.600 MHz paired, respectively, 
with 467.750 MHz, 467.775 MHz, 467.800 MHz and 467.825 MHz. Where 
needed, equipment designed for 12.5 kHz channel spacing using also the 
additional frequencies 457.5375 MHz, 457.5625 MHz, 467.5375 MHz and 
467.5625 MHz may be introduced for on-board communications. The 
characteristics of the equipment used shall conform to those specified 
in Recommendation ITU-R M.1174-2.
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Non-Federal Government (NG) Footnotes

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    NG32 Frequencies in the bands 454.6625-454.9875 MHz and 459.6625-
459.9875 MHz may be assigned to domestic public land and mobile 
stations to provide a two-way air-ground public radiotelephone service.
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    NG43 Except as permitted below, the use of the band 2180-2200 MHz 
is limited to the mobile-satellite service (MSS) and ancillary 
terrestrial components offered in conjunction with an MSS network, 
subject to the Commission's rules for ancillary terrestrial components 
and subject to all applicable conditions and provisions of an MSS 
authorization. In the band 2180-2200 MHz, where the receipt date of the 
initial application for facilities in the fixed and mobile services was 
prior to January 16, 1992, said facilities shall operate on a primary 
basis and all later-applied-for facilities shall operate on a secondary 
basis to the MSS; and not later than December 9, 2013, all such 
facilities shall operate on a secondary basis.
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    NG50 In the band 10-10.5 GHz, non-Federal stations in the 
radiolocation service shall not cause harmful interference to the 
amateur service; and in the sub-band 10.45-10.5 GHz, these stations 
shall not cause harmful interference to the amateur-satellite service.
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Federal Government (G) Footnotes

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    G27 In the bands 225-328.6 MHz, 335.4-399.9 MHz, and 1350-1390 MHz, 
the fixed and mobile services are limited to the military systems.
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    G117 In the bands 7.25-7.75 GHz, 7.9-8.4 GHz, 17.375-17.475 GHz, 
17.6-21.2 GHz, 30-31 GHz, 33-36 GHz, 39.5-41 GHz, 43.5-45.5 GHz, and 
50.4-51.4 GHz, the Federal fixed-satellite and mobile-satellite 
services are limited to military systems.
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PART 15--RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES

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3. The authority citation for Part 15 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 302a, 303, 304, 307, 336, 544a, and 
549.

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4. Section 15.242 is amended by revising paragraph (e) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  15.242  Operation in the bands 174-216 MHz and 470-668 MHz.

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    (e) The user and the installer of a biomedical telemetry device 
operating within the frequency range 608-614 MHz and that will be 
located within 32 km of the very long baseline array (VLBA) stations or 
within 80 km of any of the other radio astronomy observatories noted in 
footnote US385 of Section 2.106 of this chapter must coordinate with, 
and obtain the written concurrence of, the director of the affected 
radio astronomy observatory before the equipment can be installed or 
operated. The National Science Foundation point of contact for 
coordination is: Spectrum Manager, Division of Astronomical Sciences, 
NSF Room 1045, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230; tel: (703) 306-
1823.
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PART 90--PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES

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5. The authority citation for Part 90 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Sections 4(i), 11, 303(g), 303(r), and 332(c)(7) of 
the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 154(i), 161, 303(g), 
303(r), and 332(c)(7), and Title VI of the Middle Class Tax Relief 
and Job Creation Act of 2012, Pub. L. 112-96, 126 Stat. 156.

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6. Section 90.103 is amended by revising the last sentence in paragraph 
(c)(21) to read as follows:


Sec.  90.103  Radiolocation Service.

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    (c) * * *
    (21) * * * Authorizations will be granted on a case-by-case basis; 
however, operations proposed to be located within the zones set forth 
in footnote US269, Sec.  2.106 of this chapter should not expect to be 
accommodated.
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7. Section 90.1331 is amended by revising paragraph (b)(1) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  90.1331  Restrictions on the operation of base and fixed 
stations.

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    (b)(1) Except as specified in paragraph (b)(2) of this section, 
base and fixed stations may not be located within 80 km of the 
following Federal Government radiolocation facilities:

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    St. Inigoes, MD--38[deg]10' N., 76[deg], 23' W.
    Pensacola, FL--30[deg]21'28'' N., 87[deg], 16' 26'' W.

    Note to paragraph (b)(1): Licensees installing equipment in the 
3650-3700 MHz band should determine if there are any nearby Federal 
Government radar systems that could affect their operations. 
Information regarding the location and operational characteristics 
of the radar systems operating adjacent to this band are provided in 
NTIA TR-99-361.

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