Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid OMB control number.
On August 3, 2012, the FCC adopted and released a
In order to accommodate the consideration of waivers of the payload capacity of FS applicants pursuant to the
• The interference environment would allow the applicant to use a less stringent Category B antenna (although the applicant could choose to sue a higher performance Category A antenna);
• The applicant specifically acknowledges its duty to upgrade to a Category A antenna and come into compliance with the applicable efficiency standard if necessary to resolve an interference conflict with a current or future microwave link pursuant to 47 CFR 101.115(c);
• The applicant uses equipment that is capable of readily being upgraded to comply with the applicable payload capacity requirement, and provide a certification in its application that its equipment complies with this requirement;
• Each end of the link is located in a rural area (county or equivalent having a population density of 100 persons per square mile or less);
• Each end of the link is in a county with a low density of links in the 4, 6, 11, 18 and 23 GHz bands;
• Neither end of the link is contained within a recognized antenna farm; and
• The applicant describes its proposed service and explains how relief from the efficiency standards will facilitate providing that service (e.g., by eliminating the need for an intermediate hop) as well as the steps needed to come into compliance should an interference conflict emerge.
There is no change to the existing third party disclosure requirements.
Additionally, Part 101 rule sections requires various information to be reported to the Commission; coordinated with third parties; posting requirements; notification requirements to the public; and recordkeeping requirements maintained by the respondent to determine the technical, legal and other qualifications of applications to operate a station in the public and private operational fixed services.