[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 132 (Thursday, July 10, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 39336-39341]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16042]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Parts 27 and 90

[WT Docket No. 96-86; FCC 13-40]


The Development of Operational, Technical and Spectrum 
Requirements for Meeting Federal, State and Local Public Safety 
Communications Requirements Through the Year 2010

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document adopts minor changes to the rules governing the 
700 MHz public safety narrowband spectrum (769-775/799-805 MHz). The 
rule changes eliminate or update outdated technical requirements and 
offer public safety licensees additional flexibility to operate their 
700 MHz narrowband land mobile radio systems. This document also adopts 
a corresponding change to the emission limits of commercial 
transmitters operating in the Guard Band B Block spectrum (775-776/805-
806 MHz) and addresses recommendations from the National Coordination 
Committee (NCC) for changes to the 700 MHz narrowband rules.

DATES: Effective August 11, 2014. The incorporation by reference of 
certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of 
the Federal Register as of August 11, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Marenco, Policy and Licensing 
Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, (202) 418-0838.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's 
Seventh Report and Order in WT Docket No. 96-86, FCC 13-40, released on 
April 1, 2013. The document is available for download at http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/. The complete text of this document is 
also available for inspection and copying during normal business hours 
in the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street 
SW., Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554. 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).
    1. In 1998, the Commission established the initial band plan and 
service rules for the 24 megahertz of public safety spectrum in the 700 
MHz band, which it reallocated from TV channels 60-69 in accordance 
with the mandate expressed in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, 63 FR 
58645, November 2, 1998. The Commission also divided the 24 megahertz 
of spectrum into narrowband (6.25 kilohertz channel) and wideband (50 
kilohertz channel) segments.
    2. In 2005, the Commission adopted the Sixth Report and Order in WT 
Docket No. 96-86 which revised the Commission's rules regarding 
adjacent channel power (ACP) emission limits for the 700 MHz public 
safety band, 70 FR 21663, April 27, 2005. In the accompanying Seventh 
Notice of Proposed Rule Making (Seventh NPRM), the Commission sought 
comment and issued tentative conclusions regarding proposals filed by 
TIA-PRS, Access Spectrum, Nortel/EADS and the NCC to revise various 
rules governing the 700 MHz public safety narrowband spectrum, 
including additional proposed revisions to the ACP rules.
    3. In 2007, the Commission adopted the 700 MHz Second Report and 
Order in PS Docket No. 06-229, which revised the band plan and service 
rules governing both the commercial and public safety portions of the 
700 MHz band, 72 FR 48814, August 24, 2007. Among other things, the 
Commission redesignated 10 megahertz of public safety 700 MHz spectrum 
(at 763-768/793-798 MHz) for broadband use and established a plan for 
development of a nationwide, interoperable broadband public safety 
communications network. In order to accommodate the new public safety 
broadband allocation, the Commission eliminated the public safety 50 
kilohertz wideband channels and consolidated the public safety 6.25 
kilohertz narrowband channels into their current locations at 769-775 
and 799-805 MHz.
    4. In the Seventh Report and Order, the Commission resolves the 
proposals considered in the Seventh NPRM that affect the consolidated 
700 MHz narrowband channels (6.25 kilohertz). The Commission does not 
address

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proposals in the Seventh NPRM that related to the former 700 MHz 
wideband channels (50 kilohertz), because the elimination of wideband 
channels in the 700 MHz Second Report and Order renders these portions 
of the Seventh NPRM moot.
    5. The Commission, in the Seventh Report and Order, updates certain 
ACP limits pertaining to transmitters operating on public safety 
narrowband (769-775/799-805 MHz) or Guard Band B Block (775-776/805-806 
MHz) spectrum. The Commission also clarifies its trunking rules, 
incorporates by reference the most current industry encryption and 
interoperability standards, removes limitations on secondary fixed 
operations and permits public safety licensees to transmit their 
station identification digitally. The Commission also addresses 
recommendations from the NCC.

Procedural Matters

A. Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

    6. The Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis required by section 
604 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 604, is included in 
Appendix A of the Seventh Report and Order.

B. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Analysis

    7. The actions taken in the Seventh Report and Order in WT Docket 
No. 96-86 have been analyzed with respect to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13, and found to impose no new or modified 
recordkeeping requirements or burdens on the public.

Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

    8. As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), an Initial 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) was incorporated into the 
Seventh NPRM of this proceeding. The Commission sought written public 
comment on the IRFA. The RFA requires that an agency prepare a 
regulatory flexibility analysis for notice-and-comment rulemaking 
proceedings, unless the agency certifies that ``the rule will not, if 
promulgated, have a significant economic impact on a substantial number 
of small entities.'' The RFA generally defines ``small entity'' as 
having the same meaning as the terms ``small business,'' ``small 
organization,'' and ``small governmental jurisdiction.'' In addition, 
the term ``small business'' has the same meaning as the term ``small 
business concern'' under the Small Business Act. A ``small business 
concern'' is one which: (1) Is independently owned and operated; (2) is 
not dominant in its field of operation; and (3) satisfies any 
additional criteria established by the Small Business Administration 
(SBA). The present Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (FRFA) 
conforms to the RFA.

A. Need for, and Objectives of, the Proposed Rules

    9. In the Seventh Report and Order, the Commission adopts changes 
to its rules covering public safety narrowband spectrum at 769-775 MHz 
and 799-805 MHz in order to ensure that the technical standards in its 
rules remain up to date so public safety users can benefit from the 
latest narrowband technology. The changes the Commission adopts include 
updating its Adjacent Channel Power (ACP) limits, clarifying its 
trunking rules and incorporating by reference the most current industry 
encryption and interoperability standards.

B. Summary of Significant Issues Raised by Public Comments in Response 
to the IRFA

    10. There were no comments filed that specifically addressed the 
rules and policies proposed in the IRFA.

C. Description and Estimate of the Number of Small Entities to Which 
the Rules Will Apply

    11. The RFA directs agencies to provide a description of and, where 
feasible, an estimate of the number of small entities that may be 
affected by the proposed rules, if adopted. The RFA generally defines 
the term ``small entity'' as having the same meaning as the terms 
``small business,'' ``small organization,'' and ``small governmental 
jurisdiction.'' In addition, the term ``small business'' has the same 
meaning as the term ``small business concern'' under the Small Business 
Act. A small business concern is one which: (1) Is independently owned 
and operated; (2) is not dominant in its field of operation; and (3) 
satisfies any additional criteria established by the SBA.
    12. Public Safety Radio Licensees. As a general matter, Public 
Safety Radio Licensees include police, fire, local government, forestry 
conservation, highway maintenance, and emergency medical services. For 
the purpose of determining whether a Public Safety Radio Licensee is a 
small business as defined by the SBA, we use the broad census category, 
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite). This 
definition provides that a small entity is any such entity employing no 
more than 1,500 persons. The Commission does not require Public Safety 
Radio Licensees to disclose information about number of employees, so 
the Commission does not have information that could be used to 
determine how many Public Safety Radio licensees constitute small 
entities under this definition.
    13. 700 MHz Guard Band Licenses. In the 700 MHz Guard Band Order, 
the Commission adopted size standards for ``small businesses'' and 
``very small businesses'' for purposes of determining their eligibility 
for special provisions such as bidding credits and installment 
payments. A small business in this service is an entity that, together 
with its affiliates and controlling principals, has average gross 
revenues not exceeding $40 million for the preceding three years. 
Additionally, a ``very small business'' is an entity that, together 
with its affiliates and controlling principals, has average gross 
revenues that are not more than $15 million for the preceding three 
years. SBA approval of these definitions is not required. An auction of 
52 Major Economic Area (MEA) licenses commenced on September 6, 2000, 
and closed on September 21, 2000. Of the 104 licenses auctioned, 96 
licenses were sold to nine bidders. Five of these bidders were small 
businesses that won a total of 26 licenses. A second auction of 700 MHz 
Guard Band licenses commenced on February 13, 2001, and closed on 
February 21, 2001. All eight of the licenses auctioned were sold to 
three bidders. One of these bidders was a small business that won a 
total of two licenses.
    14. Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications 
Equipment Manufacturing. The Census Bureau defines this category as 
follows: ``This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in 
manufacturing radio and television broadcast and wireless 
communications equipment. Examples of products made by these 
establishments are: Transmitting and receiving antennas, cable 
television equipment, GPS equipment, pagers, cellular phones, mobile 
communications equipment, and radio and television studio and 
broadcasting equipment.'' The SBA has developed a small business size 
standard for Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless 
Communications Equipment Manufacturing, which is: All such firms having 
750 or fewer employees. According to Census Bureau data for 2007, there 
were a total of 939 establishments in this category that operated for 
part or all of the entire year. According to Census bureau data for 
2007, there were a total of 919 firms in this category that operated 
for the entire year. Of this total, 771 had less than 100 employees and 
148 had more than 100

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employees. Thus, under that size standard, the majority of firms can be 
considered small.

D. Description of Projected Reporting, Recordkeeping and Other 
Compliance Requirements

    15. This Seventh Report and Order does not adopt a rule that will 
entail reporting, recordkeeping, and/or third-party consultation.

E. Steps Taken To Minimize Significant Economic Impact on Small 
Entities and Significant Alternatives Considered

    16. The RFA requires an agency to describe any significant 
alternatives that it has considered in reaching its approach, which may 
include the following four alternatives (among others): (1) The 
establishment of differing compliance or reporting requirements or 
timetables that take into account the resources available to small 
entities; (2) the clarification, consolidation, or simplification of 
compliance or reporting requirements under the rule for small entities; 
(3) the use of performance, rather than design, standards; and (4) an 
exemption from coverage of the rule, or any part thereof, for small 
entities.
    17. In formulating rule changes in the Seventh Report and Order, 
the Commission strived to ensure Public Safety Radio Licensees benefit 
from innovative new services. In each case cited below, the Commission 
considered the alternative of leaving the rule unchanged but concluded 
the rule changes it adopted would reduce economic burdens and benefit 
Public Safety Radio Licensees, 700 MHz Guard Band Licenses and/or 
Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturers.
    18. Adjacent Channel Power. The rule changes the Commission adopts 
regarding Adjacent Channel Power (ACP) will result in cost savings to 
manufacturers by reducing the complexity of transmitters with a 
consequent savings to Public Safety Radio Licensees and 700 MHz Guard 
Band Licenses while at the same time maintaining the overall level of 
ACP protection necessary to guard against interference.
    19. Secondary Fixed Operations and Digital Station Identification. 
The rule changes the Commission adopts regarding secondary fixed 
operations and digital station identification will provide Public 
Safety Radio Licensees increased capability to meet their 
communications needs. Absent these rule changes, Public Safety Radio 
Licensees would endure increased regulatory burdens for no practical 
purpose.
    20. Trunking Requirement. We clarify our trunking requirements to 
eliminate ambiguity in order to ensure Public Safety Radio Licensees 
benefit from the increased efficiency resulting from trunked 
operations. Absent this rule clarification, Public Safety Radio 
Licensees would be unable to reap the benefits of trunking on State 
License channels.
    21. Encryption and Narrowband Interoperability Standards. We update 
our rules to reflect the most current industry standards for encryption 
and interoperability. To ensure a minimum impact on Public Safety Radio 
Licensees and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturers we 
grandfather equipment certified under the old standards, thus obviating 
the need for previously approved equipment to be recertified.

F. Federal Rules That May Duplicate, Overlap, or Conflict With the 
Proposed Rules

    22. None.

G. Report to Congress

    23. The Commission will send a copy of the Seventh Report and 
Order, including the FRFA, in a report to be sent to Congress pursuant 
to the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. In 
addition, the Commission will send a copy of the Seventh Report and 
Order, including this FRFA, to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the 
Small Business Administration.

Ordering Clauses

    24. Accordingly, it is ordered that, pursuant to sections 1, 4(i), 
303, 316, 332 and 337 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 
U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 303, 316, 332 and 337, the Seventh Report and Order 
is hereby adopted.
    25. It is further ordered that the amendments of the Commission's 
rules as set forth in Appendix C of the Seventh Report and Order are 
adopted, effective August 11, 2014.
    26. It is further ordered that the Commission shall send a copy of 
the Seventh Report and Order in a report to be sent to Congress and the 
General Accounting Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).

List of Subjects

47 CFR Part 27

    Radio.

47 CFR Part 90

    Incorporation by reference, Radio.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal 
Communications Commission amends 47 CFR parts 27 and 90 as follows:

PART 27--MISCELLANEOUS WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

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1. The authority citation for part 90 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  47 U.S.C. 154, 301, 302, 303, 307, 309, 332, 336, 
and 337 unless otherwise noted.


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2. Section 27.53 is amended by:
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a. Revising the last entry of the tables for ``6.25 kHz Base 
Transmitter ACP Requirements'', ``12.5 kHz Base Transmitter ACP 
Requirements'', ``25 kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements'', and ``150 
kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements'' below paragraph (e)(6).
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b. Adding a footnote 1 to the tables for ``6.25 kHz Base Transmitter 
ACP Requirements'', ``12.5 kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements'', 
``25 kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements'', and ``150 kHz Base 
Transmitter ACP Requirements'' below paragraph (e)(6).
    The revisions and additions read as follows:


Sec.  27.53  Emission limits.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (6) * * *
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               6.25 kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          Measurement      Maximum ACP
  Offset from center frequency (kHz)    bandwidth (kHz)       (dBc)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                              * * * * * * *
In the paired receive band............          30 (s)           \1\-85
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Although we permit individual base transmitters to radiate a maximum
  ACP of -85 dBc in the paired receive band, licensees deploying these
  transmitters may not exceed an ACP of -100 dBc in the paired receive
  band when measured at either the transmitting antenna input port or
  the output of the transmitter combining network. Consequently,
  licensees deploying these transmitters may need to use external
  filters to comply with the more restrictive ACP limit.


               12.5 kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          Measurement      Maximum ACP
  Offset from center frequency (kHz)    bandwidth (kHz)       (dBc)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                              * * * * * * *
In the paired receive band............          30 (s)           \1\-85
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Although we permit individual base transmitters to radiate a maximum
  ACP of -85 dBc in the paired receive band, licensees deploying these
  transmitters may not exceed an ACP of -100 dBc in the paired receive
  band when measured at either the transmitting antenna input port or
  the output of the transmitter combining network. Consequently,
  licensees deploying these transmitters may need to use external
  filters to comply with the more restrictive ACP limit.


                25 kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          Measurement      Maximum ACP
  Offset from center frequency (kHz)    bandwidth (kHz)       (dBc)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                              * * * * * * *
In the paired receive band............          30 (s)           \1\-85
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Although we permit individual base transmitters to radiate a maximum
  ACP of -85 dBc in the paired receive band, licensees deploying these
  transmitters may not exceed an ACP of -100 dBc in the paired receive
  band when measured at either the transmitting antenna input port or
  the output of the transmitter combining network. Consequently,
  licensees deploying these transmitters may need to use external
  filters to comply with the more restrictive ACP limit.


                150 kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          Measurement      Maximum ACP
  Offset from center frequency (kHz)    bandwidth (kHz)       (dBc)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                              * * * * * * *
In the receive band...................           30(s)           \1\-85
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Although we permit individual base transmitters to radiate a maximum
  ACP of -85 dBc in the paired receive band, licensees deploying these
  transmitters may not exceed an ACP of -100 dBc in the paired receive
  band when measured at either the transmitting antenna input port or
  the output of the transmitter combining network. Consequently,
  licensees deploying these transmitters may need to use external
  filters to comply with the more restrictive ACP limit.

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PART 90--PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES

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3. 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, 47 U.S.C. 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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4. Section 90.235 is amended by revising paragraph (l) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  90.235  Secondary fixed signaling operations.

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    (l) Secondary fixed signaling operations conducted in accordance 
with the provisions of Sec. Sec.  90.317(a), 90.557 and 90.637 are 
exempt from the foregoing provisions of this section.

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5. Section 90.527 is amended by revising paragraph (b) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  90.527  Regional plan requirements.

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    (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.

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    (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.

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6. Section 90.537 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  90.537  Trunking requirement.

    (a) General use and State License channels. All systems using six 
or more narrowband channels in the 769-775 MHz and 799-805 MHz 
frequency bands must be trunked systems, except for those described in 
paragraph (b) of this section.
    (b) Interoperability and low power channels. Trunking is permitted 
only on Interoperability channels specified in Sec.  90.531(b)(1)(iii). 
Trunked use must be strictly on a secondary, non-interference basis to 
conventional operations. The licensee must monitor and immediately 
release these channels when they are needed for interoperability 
purposes. All systems using narrowband low power channels listed in 
Sec.  90.531(b)(3) and (4) are exempt from the trunking requirements 
described in paragraph (a) of this section.

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7. Section 90.543 is amended by:
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a. Revising the last entry of the tables for ``6.25 kHz Base 
Transmitter ACP Requirements'', ``12.5 kHz Base Transmitter ACP 
Requirements'', and ``25 kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements'' below 
paragraph (a).
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b. Adding a footnote 1 to the tables for ``6.25 kHz Base Transmitter 
ACP Requirements'', ``12.5 kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements'', and 
``25 kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements'' below paragraph (a).
    The revisions and additions read as follows:


Sec.  90.543  Emission limitations.

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    (a) * * *
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               6.25 kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          Measurement      Maximum ACP
  Offset from center frequency (kHz)    bandwidth (kHz)       (dBc)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                              * * * * * * *
In the paired receive band............          30 (s)          \1\ -85
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Although we permit individual base transmitters to radiate a maximum
  ACP of -85 dBc in the paired receive band, licensees deploying these
  transmitters may not exceed an ACP of -100 dBc in the paired receive
  band when measured at either the transmitting antenna input port or
  the output of the transmitter combining network. Consequently,
  licensees deploying these transmitters may need to use external
  filters to comply with the more restrictive ACP limit.


               12.5 kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          Measurement      Maximum ACP
  Offset from center frequency (kHz)    bandwidth (kHz)       (dBc)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                              * * * * * * *
In the paired receive band............          30 (s)          \1\ -85
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Although we permit individual base transmitters to radiate a maximum
  ACP of -85 dBc in the paired receive band, licensees deploying these
  transmitters may not exceed an ACP of -100 dBc in the paired receive
  band when measured at either the transmitting antenna input port or
  the output of the transmitter combining network. Consequently,
  licensees deploying these transmitters may need to use external
  filters to comply with the more restrictive ACP limit.


                25 kHz Base Transmitter ACP Requirements
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          Measurement      Maximum ACP
  Offset from center frequency (kHz)    bandwidth (kHz)       (dBc)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                              * * * * * * *
In the paired receive band............          30 (s)          \1\ -85
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Although we permit individual base transmitters to radiate a maximum
  ACP of -85 dBc in the paired receive band, licensees deploying these
  transmitters may not exceed an ACP of -100 dBc in the paired receive
  band when measured at either the transmitting antenna input port or
  the output of the transmitter combining network. Consequently,
  licensees deploying these transmitters may need to use external
  filters to comply with the more restrictive ACP limit.

* * * * *

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8. Section 90.548 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  90.548  Interoperability Technical Standards.

    (a) Transmitters designed after August 11, 2014 to operate on the 
narrowband interoperability achannels in the 769-775 and 799-805 MHz 
band (see Sec.  90.531) shall conform to the following technical 
standards (transmitters

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certified prior to this date are grandfathered):
    (1) Transmitters designed for voice operation shall include a 12.5 
kilohertz bandwidth mode of operation conforming to the following 
standards: ANSI/TIA-102.BAAA-A-2003 and ANSI/TIA-102.BABA-2003.
    (2) Transmitters designed for data transmission shall include a 
12.5 kilohertz bandwidth mode of operation conforming to the following 
standards: ANSI/TIA-102.BAEA-B-2012, ANSI/TIA-102.BAAA-A-2003, ANSI/
TIA-102.BAEB-A-2005, and ANSI/TIA-102.BAEE-B-2010.
    (b) The Director of the Federal Register approves these 
incorporations by reference in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 
CFR part 51. Material incorporated by reference may be inspected at the 
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 
(Reference Information Center) [202-418-0270] or at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: 
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (1) TIA/EIA, 2500 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201 703-907-
7974. These standards are also available from Global Engineering 
Documents, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO 80112; or the American 
National Standards Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor, New 
York, NY 10036, www.ansi.org.
    (i) ANSI/TIA-102.BAAA-A-2003, Project 25 FDMA-Common Air Interface, 
approved September 2003.
    (ii) ANSI/TIA-102.BABA-2003, Project 25 Vocoder Description, 
approved December 2003.
    (iii) ANSI/TIA-102.BAEA-B-2012, Project 25 Data Overview--New 
Technology Standards Project--Digital Radio Technical Standards, 
approved June 2012.
    (iv) ANSI/TIA-102.BAEB-A-2005, Project 25 Packet Data 
Specification--New Technology Standards Project--Digital Radio 
Technical Standards, approved March 2005.
    (v) ANSI/TIA-102.BAEE-B-2010, Project 25 Radio Management 
Protocols--New Technology Standards Project--Digital Radio Technical 
Standards, approved May 2010.
    (2) [Reserved]

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9. Section 90.553 is amended by revising paragraph (b) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  90.553  Encryption.

* * * * *
    (b) If encryption is employed, then transmitters manufactured after 
August 11, 2014 must use the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 
specified in ANSI/TIA-102.AAAD-A: Project 25 Digital Land Mobile Radio-
Block Encryption Protocol, approved August 20, 2009 Until 2030, 
manufacturers may also include the Digital Encryption Standard (DES) or 
Triple Data Encryption Algorithm (TDEA), in addition to but not in 
place of AES, for compatibility with legacy radios that lack AES 
capability. The Director of the Federal Register approves this 
incorporation by reference in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR 
part 51. The standard can also be purchased from TIA/EIA, 2500 Wilson 
Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201 703-907-7974; Global Engineering 
Documents, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO 80112; or the American 
National Standards Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor, New 
York, NY 10036, www.ansi.org. Material incorporated by reference may be 
inspected at the Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street 
SW., Washington, DC (Reference Information Center) 202-418-0270 or at 
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 
information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-
6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
* * * * *

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10. Section 90.557 is added to subpart R to read as follows:


Sec.  90.557  Secondary fixed signaling operations.

    Trunked and conventional 700 MHz narrowband systems may conduct 
fixed ancillary signaling and data transmissions subject to the 
following requirements:
    (a) Operations are permitted only on:
    (1) Narrowband State License channels specified in Sec.  
90.531(b)(5), subject to the discretion of the relevant State licensee; 
and
    (2) Narrowband General Use channels specified in Sec.  
90.531(b)(6), subject to the discretion of the regional planning 
committee.
    (b) All operations must be on a secondary, non-interference basis 
to the primary mobile operation of any other licensee.
    (c) The output power at the remote site must not exceed 30 watts.
    (d) Automatic means must be provided to deactivate the remote 
transmitter in the event the carrier remains on for a period in excess 
of three minutes.
    (e) Operational fixed stations authorized pursuant to this section 
are exempt from the requirements of Sec. Sec.  90.425, 90.429, and 
90.559.
    (f) Any operations undertaken in a shared use environment must be 
conducted pursuant to an agreement between the licensee and each 
participant, as set forth in Sec.  90.179.

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11. Section 90.559 is added to subpart R to read as follows:


Sec.  90.559  Station Identification.

    (a) Conventional systems of communication shall be identified in 
accordance with existing regulations governing such matters.
    (b) Trunked systems of communication, except as noted in paragraph 
(c) of this section, shall be identified through the use of an 
automatic device which transmits the call sign of the base station 
facility at 30 minute intervals. Such station identification shall be 
made on the lowest frequency in the base station trunk group assigned 
the licensee. Should this frequency be in use at the time station 
identification is required, such identification may be made at the 
termination of the communication in progress on this frequency. 
Identification may be made by voice or International Morse Code. When 
the call sign is transmitted in International Morse Code, it must be at 
a rate of between 15 to 20 words per minute and by means of tone 
modulation of the transmitter, the tone frequency being between 800 and 
1000 hertz.
    (c) Stations operating in the 769-775/799-805 MHz band that are 
licensed on an exclusive basis, and normally employ digital signals for 
the transmission of data, text, control codes, or digitized voice may 
also be identified by digital transmission of the call sign. A licensee 
that identifies its station in this manner must provide the Commission, 
upon its request, information sufficient to decode the digital 
transmission and ascertain the call sign transmitted.

[FR Doc. 2014-16042 Filed 7-9-14; 8:45 am]
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