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January 2015
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0027847094
File Number:
0000007489
Submit Date:
01/04/2016
Call Sign:
WDNN-CD
Facility ID:
49236
City:
DALTON
State:
GA
Service:
Digital Class A
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/04/2016
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2015

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? No

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION

Doing Business As: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION

CALVIN MEANS

PO Box 1740

DALTON, GA 30721

United States

+1 (706) 278-9713

cmeans@wdnntv.com

Company

Contact Representatives (3)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

DOUG JENSEN

NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION

CALVIN MEANS

PO Box 1740

DALTON, GA 30722

United States

+1 (706) 278-9713

CMEANS@WDNNTV.COM

Legal Representative

Calvin R Means

North Georgia Television

CALVIN MEANS

PO Box 1740

Dalton, GA 30722

United States

+1 (706) 278-9713

cmeans@wdnntv.com

Legal Representative

B. W. St.Clair

ENGINEERING CONSULTANT

B.W. St.Clair

2355 RANCH DRIVE

WESTMINSTER, CO 80234

United States

+1 (303) 465-5742

STCL@COMCAST.NET

Technical Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network FAM
Nielsen DMA Chattanooga
Web Home Page Address www.wdnntv.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 5.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 3.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(12)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 12) Response
Program Title Mustard Pancakes
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Mustard Pancakes is a television series for children, featuring the loveable and talented Courtney Campbell, and her family of fun-loving friends. Each episode mirrors a slice of everyday life, from problems to celebrations and everything in between. Courtney lives with her cat, Mr. D., and her three dogs, Oogleberry Ink Dog, Tiny Tina Ten Toes and Mo. Definitely an offbeat family! Courtney's home is warm, friendly and inviting. A cozy place where all children feel comfortable hanging out, singing songs and hearing stories. This programs airs on the station's main digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 12) Response
Program Title Mouse in the House
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Mouse in the House serves the educational and informational needs of children 9 to 12 years of age with its program content, providing young viewers with an educational experience conducting scientific experiment that children can repeat for themselves. The program combines practical demonstrations of science and physics with useful information for building important life skills. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 12) Response
Program Title Pets in Paradise
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday 4pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pets in Paradise is a program that acknowledges the relationship and affection between people and their pets. The show consists of compelling stories as well as tips on pet health care and training. There is an episode on service dogs and their training as well. It also addresses a variety of other topics important to caring for your pets along with nurturing the relations between pets and their owners. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 12) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday 4pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Eco Company brings a fresh, engaging and optimistic perspective to environmental issues through interviews and conversational reportage. The program's energetic and youthful journalist/hosts present stories that promote an action-oriented approach to environmental issues by showcasing examples of creative solutions, many of which are implemented by teenagers themselves. The program also delivers information that promotes and encourages ethical stewardship of natural resources and the environment. Engaging, upbeat music and eco-friendly facts and tips complement the feature stories. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 12) Response
Program Title Dudley the Dragon
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon is a children's Television Series, It is a live action show using full body costume characters and puppets. The story follows Dudley, a dragon who recently woke up from centuries of hibernation and his new ten-year-old friends Matt and Sally. The two kids would guide Dudley around the modern world and the trio would learn about environmentalism, friendship and pro-social values. Other recurring characters include additional kids as well as a grouchy apple tree named Mr. Crabby Tree, a laid back frog named Sammy, a lovable caveman, and the Robins. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 12) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 11am & 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Awesome Adventures is an educational and informational adventure travel program that targets the 13 to 16 year old age group, but is also a highly entertaining program for a more general audience. With a host and the use of young guides from a specific locale, it is ideal for the "tween/teen" market. This program airs on the station's secondary channel 49.2. The secondary channel was only in operation from Oct 1 - Nov 2, 2015
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 12) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday 4pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Future Phenoms" displays the hard work and dedication that it takes to be a success in sports and in life through in-depth, human-interest stories that reveal the challenges and lessons that mold our young athletes. These stories reinforce the importance of key values like dedication, discipline and commitment and community involvement. They inspire and teach our youth that while many desire greatness on the grand stage of competition, much can be learned through the journey that can make a significant difference throughout one's life. In addition to stories of today's high school athletes, Future Phenoms also includes inspirational stories - a look at young athletes who have overcome personal or physical challenges to succeed through high school and youth sports, college athletes - a look at the former top High School players and future pros, and "Legends of the Game" - the "how it all began" high school and early careers of today's and the all-time superstars of sports. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 12) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 10am & 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild About Animals is a reality science series that is produced for children in the 13-16 age group, and is designed to educate, inform and entertain those viewers. This program fulfills its purpose by providing a high level of educational value. The structure of each show consists of four (4) different segments/stories which make for a varied, fast paced program. Through the use of dramatic, stunning footage combined with an engaging and entertaining narrative, the show creates a general tone that is particularly effective in connecting to the target audience. The level of detail in each show is also appropriate and the segments move quickly from one topic to the next. The host, Mariette Hartley who is an animal rights activist and Emmy award winning actress, creates a bond with the viewer through her pleasing delivery. Coupled with a very conversational style is the MTV shooting style. The program open is visually engaging, featuring scenes of animals in their habitats in the form of a teaser for the audience. This program airs on the station's secondary digital channel 49.2. The Secondary Channel only aired from Oct 1 - Nov 2, 2015
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 12) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Dog Tales provides an educational and informational show concerning safety tips along with lessons on the responsibility of owning a dog. The show also provides informative segments on various dog breeds and also showcases veterinary experts in the care of, various issues affecting canines. The weekly series includes recommended reading list about dogs and promotes children's writing and creative skills with essay and art contests. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 12) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday 4pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs. From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors, and Lipizzaner stallion trainers. See for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you might not know even existed! This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 12) Response
Program Title Biz Kid$
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 4pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Biz Kid$ is a show that provides practical advice and information on a wide variety of financial, business and monetary topics. The episodes include teens starting their own businesses, showing how to properly manage money, creating budgets and financial goals. These are important steps in learning to become responsible adults and citizens. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 12) Response
Program Title WHADDYADO
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 12pm & 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WHADDYADO, a half-hour weekly series designed to educate, inform, inspire and entertain, does an exceptional job educating teenagers. The show's target audience is between 13 and 16 years of age, the time period when children are making the transition to becoming adults. Both theory and research demonstrate that this is the stage of life where children begin to experiment with who they are who they want to be. It's a time which is typified by feeling invincible. This sense of invulnerability is commonly coupled with withdraw from parents and authority figures which leaves teenagers susceptible to poor decision making. Therefore, this time where insight and judgment are developing, but adult influence is limited, educational programming can make an immense impact on a child's decisions. WHADDYADO provides an excellent opportunity for teenagers to learn life lessons they likely are otherwise not open to receiving. This program airs on the station's secondary digital channel 49.2. The secondary channel was only operational Oct 1 - Nov 2, 2015
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Calvin Means
Address PO Box 1740
City Dalton
State GA
Zip 30722
Telephone Number (706) 278-9713
Email Address cmeans@wdnntv.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. WDNN's secondary digital channel 49.2 became operational on October 1, 2015 and and ceased operation on November 2, 2015 with the loss of the THIS TV contract. No programs were aired on the secondary channel after November 2, 2015.

Other Matters (9)

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Other Matters (1 of 9) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday 4pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs. From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors, and Lipizzaner stallion trainers. See for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you might not know even existed! This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Other Matters (2 of 9) Response
Program Title Dudley the Dragon
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon is a children's Television Series, It is a live action show using full body costume characters and puppets. The story follows Dudley, a dragon who recently woke up from centuries of hibernation and his new ten-year-old friends Matt and Sally. The two kids would guide Dudley around the modern world and the trio would learn about environmentalism, friendship and pro-social values. Other recurring characters include additional kids as well as a grouchy apple tree named Mr. Crabby Tree, a laid back frog named Sammy, a lovable caveman, and the Robins. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Other Matters (3 of 9) Response
Program Title ECO Company
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday 4pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Eco Company brings a fresh, engaging and optimistic perspective to environmental issues through interviews and conversational reportage. The program's energetic and youthful journalist/hosts present stories that promote an action-oriented approach to environmental issues by showcasing examples of creative solutions, many of which are implemented by teenagers themselves. The program also delivers information that promotes and encourages ethical stewardship of natural resources and the environment. Engaging, upbeat music and eco-friendly facts and tips complement the feature stories. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Other Matters (4 of 9) Response
Program Title Pets in Paradise
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday 4pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pets in Paradise is a program that acknowledges the relationship and affection between people and their pets. The show consists of compelling stories as well as tips on pet health care and training. There is an episode on service dogs and their training as well. It also addresses a variety of other topics important to caring for your pets along with nurturing the relations between pets and their owners. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Other Matters (5 of 9) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Dog Tales provides an educational and informational show concerning safety tips along with lessons on the responsibility of owning a dog. The show also provides informative segments on various dog breeds and also showcases veterinary experts in the care of, various issues affecting canines. The weekly series includes recommended reading list about dogs and promotes children's writing and creative skills with essay and art contests. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Other Matters (6 of 9) Response
Program Title Biz Kid$
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 4pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Biz Kid$ is a show that provides practical advice and information on a wide variety of financial, business and monetary topics. The episodes include teens starting their own businesses, showing how to properly manage money, creating budgets and financial goals. These are important steps in learning to become responsible adults and citizens. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Other Matters (7 of 9) Response
Program Title Mustard Pancakes
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Mustard Pancakes is a television series for children, featuring the loveable and talented Courtney Campbell, and her family of fun-loving friends. Each episode mirrors a slice of everyday life, from problems to celebrations and everything in between. Courtney lives with her cat, Mr. D., and her three dogs, Oogleberry Ink Dog, Tiny Tina Ten Toes and Mo. Definitely an offbeat family! Courtney's home is warm, friendly and inviting. A cozy place where all children feel comfortable hanging out, singing songs and hearing stories. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Other Matters (8 of 9) Response
Program Title Mouse In The House
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Mouse in the House serves the educational and informational needs of children 9 to 12 years of age with its program content, providing young viewers with an educational experience conducting scientific experiment that children can repeat for themselves. The program combines practical demonstrations of science and physics with useful information for building important life skills. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.
Other Matters (9 of 9) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday 4pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Future Phenoms" displays the hard work and dedication that it takes to be a success in sports and in life through in-depth, human-interest stories that reveal the challenges and lessons that mold our young athletes. These stories reinforce the importance of key values like dedication, discipline and commitment and community involvement. They inspire and teach our youth that while many desire greatness on the grand stage of competition, much can be learned through the journey that can make a significant difference throughout one's life. In addition to stories of today's high school athletes, Future Phenoms also includes inspirational stories - a look at young athletes who have overcome personal or physical challenges to succeed through high school and youth sports, college athletes - a look at the former top High School players and future pros, and "Legends of the Game" - the "how it all began" high school and early careers of today's and the all-time superstars of sports. This program airs on the station's main digital channel.

Certification

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Question Response

The undersigned certifies that he or she is (a) the party filing the Children's Television Programming, or an officer, director, member, partner, trustee, authorized employee, or other individual or duly elected or appointed official who is authorized to sign on behalf of the party filing the Children's Television Programming; or (b) an attorney qualified to practice before the Commission under 47 C.F.R. Section 1.23(a), who is authorized to represent the party filing the Children's Television Programming, and who further certifies that he or she has read the document; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information,and belief there is good ground to support it; and that it is not interposed for delay.

FAILURE TO SIGN THIS APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY FEES PAID

Upon grant of this application, the Authorization Holder may be subject to certain construction or coverage requirements. Failure to meet the construction or coverage requirements will result in automatic cancellation of the Authorization. Consult appropriate FCC regulations to determine the construction or coverage requirements that apply to the type of Authorization requested in this application.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM OR ANY ATTACHMENTS ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. Code, Title 18, §1001) AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION AUTHORIZATION (U.S. Code, Title 47, §312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, §503).

I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments. Yes
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Calvin R Means

General Manager


01/04/2016

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