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FCC Form 399: Incentive Auction Relocation Reimbursement Fund System

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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)FCC Form 399: Incentive Auction Relocation Reimbursement Fund System

File Number:
0000026956
FRN:
0002735751
Facility ID:
4318
Repack Channel:
8 (High VHF)
Entity:
Broadcaster
Filing Status:
Submitted
Date Submitted:
07/24/2017

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

BOARD OF TRUSTEES, NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Doing Business As: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Mr. Eric Smith

WNMU (TV)

1401 PRESQUE ISLE DRIVE

MARQUETTE, MI 49855

United States

+1 (906) 227-1314 esmith@nmu.edu Government Entity

Reimbursement Contact Information

Reimbursement Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

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Preparer Contact Information

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Preparer Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

Benjamin Pidek

Consulting Engineer

Mid-State Consultants

6197 Miller Rd., Suite 1

Swartz Creek, MI 48473

United States

+1 (810) 226-0750 bpidek@mscon.com

Broadcaster Information and Transition Plan

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Question Response
Will the station be sharing equipment with another broadcast television station or stations (e.g., a shared antenna, co-location on a tower, use of the same transmitter room, multiple transmitters feeding a combiner, etc.)? If yes, enter the facility ID's of the other stations and click 'prefill' to download those stations' licensing information. No
Briefly describe transition plan WNMU must replace its main and auxiliary antenna and main and auxiliary transmitter in order to move it its new channel. See attached narrative for a more detailed explanation.

Transmitters

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Section Question Response
Transmitter Related Expenses Do you have transmitter related expenses? Yes

Primary Transmitter

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Existing Transmitter Information

Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use  
Ownership Owned
Owner  
Site  
Is this transmitter currently shared with another station? No
Is this transmitter currently in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmitter Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Model Platinmum PTCD10P1i
Year 2009
Type Solid state
IOT Power Type  
Description  
Power capacity  
Solid State Cooling Air
Solid State Power Capacity 2.26 kw
Other Transmitter Type  

Primary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use  
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Manufacturer
Model VAXTE-4
Transmitter Type Solid state
IOT Power Type  
Other  
Power capacity  
Solid State Cooling Air
Solid State Power Capacity 2.8 kw
Other Transmitter Type  
Justification for New Transmitter Current transmitter is no longer supported by the manufacturer except for maintenance. Available parts are in limited supply and in some cases are no longer available. Manufacturer says it cannot be re-tuned.

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) No
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) Yes
Transformer (480V) No
Power
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Size
Length
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description Necessary conduit, wiring and fuse disconnects as quoted by electrical contractor.
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? No
Type
Size
Other Size  
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No
Size
Channel 14 Costs Is an RF Consulting Engineer needed?
Is a channel 14 Mask Filer needed?
Is additional field engineering time needed?
Number of Days  

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Transmitter Bldg. Rearrangement

Equipment racks will need to be moved in the transmitter building in order to make space for the new transmitter. HVAC ducting will also need to be rerouted.

Antennas

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Section Question Response
Antenna Related Expenses Do you have antenna related expenses? Yes

Primary Antenna

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Existing Antenna Information

Section Question Response
Existing Antenna Description Type of change Purchase New
Antenna Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is the existing antenna shared with another station or stations? No
Is the existing antenna directional? No
Is antenna in operating condition? Yes
Is antenna located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Top-mount single
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Slotted coaxial
Number of Stations Supported N/A
Number of Panels N/A
Design power capacity in use N/A
Lower Limit N/A
Upper Limit N/A
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 15.40 kW
Manufacturer
Model ATW9V3-HTO-13-R
Year 2009

Primary Antenna

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New Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
New Antenna Description Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Is antenna shared? No
Is antenna directional? No
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
New Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Top-mount single
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Slotted coaxial
Number of Stations Supported N/A
Number of Panels/Bays N/A
Lower Limit N/A
Upper Limit N/A
Design power capacity in use N/A
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 15.60 kW
Manufacturer
Model THV-9A8-R
Year 2019
Justification for New Antenna Existing main antenna is a coaxial slot antenna that is channel specific and cannot be reused on the new channel.

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
Combiner for Shared Antenna Do you need a Combiner for a Shared Antenna? No
Type
Number of channels supported N/A
Frequencies of channels supported N/A
Frequency N/A
Do you need a combiner output splitter/switcher for dual feed lines? N/A
Elbow Complex Do you require the separate purchase of the Elbow Complex? No
Broadband or Single Channel? N/A
Feed Line Size N/A
Side Mount Brackets Do you require the separate purchase of side mount brackets for a high power antenna? No
Pattern Scatter Analysis Do you require separate purchase of pattern scatter analysis for a side mount high or medium power antenna? No
Sweep Test Do you require the sweep testing of transmission line and antenna? Yes

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Information not provided.

Interim Antenna

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New Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
New Antenna Description Use Interim
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Purchase New
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Is antenna shared? No
Is antenna directional? Yes
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
New Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Side-mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Broadband Slot
Number of Stations Supported 1
Number of Panels/Bays 8
Lower Limit 174.00 MHz
Upper Limit 216.00 MHz
Design power capacity in use 20.0 %
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 20.00 kW
Manufacturer
Model TLS-V8BB
Year 2019
Justification for New Antenna WNMU will need an interim facility for operation while it changes out the antenna on the main facility.

Interim Antenna

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Other Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
Combiner for Shared Antenna Do you need a Combiner for a Shared Antenna? No
Type
Number of channels supported N/A
Frequencies of channels supported N/A
Frequency N/A
Do you need a combiner output splitter/switcher for dual feed lines? N/A
Elbow Complex Do you require the separate purchase of the Elbow Complex? No
Broadband or Single Channel? N/A
Feed Line Size N/A
Side Mount Brackets Do you require the separate purchase of side mount brackets for a high power antenna? No
Pattern Scatter Analysis Do you require separate purchase of pattern scatter analysis for a side mount high or medium power antenna? No
Sweep Test Do you require the sweep testing of transmission line and antenna? Yes

Interim Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Information not provided.

Transmission Line

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Section Question Response
Transmission Line Related Expenses Do you have transmission line related expenses? Yes

Interim Transmission Line

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New Transmission Line

Section Question Response
New Transmission Line Costs Use Interim
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Purchase New
Type Flexible Air
Diameter 3 inches
Segment Length N/A
Other Segment Length
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 730 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line WNMU has been assigned Phase 9 for construction which will be during the winter months in Michigan. It will need to construct the new facility in the previous year and will need trans line for the interim facility while it waits for its testing date.

Interim Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Tower Equipment And Rigging Costs

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Section Question Response
Tower Equipment or Rigging Costs Changes Do you have tower equipment or rigging costs changes? Yes

Primary Tower

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Add Tower

Section Question Response
Existing Tower Description Type of change Modify Existing
Tower Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Is this tower consider Complex? No
Is this tower currently shared with any other stations? No
One or more FM, AM or TV radio broadcaster(s) N/A
Others Types of Users N/A
Is tower documented for structural analysis? Yes
Is tower compliant with Rev G? Yes
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1023010
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 46° 21' 10.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 087° 51' 15.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 1100.71 feet
Support Structure Height 999.99 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 1499.98 feet
Structure Type TOWER - Free Standing or Guyed Structure
Tower Owner BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY DBA = WNMU TV FM
Date Constructed 10/09/1972


Primary Tower

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Tower Modification Costs

Section Question Response
Engineering Study Please what type of engineering study is required, if any: Study needed for documented tower
Tower Reinforcements Please select whether tower reinforcements are needed: Major Reinforcements needed

Primary Tower

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Tower Rigging Costs

Section Question Response
Tower Rigging Costs Complex Tower N/A
Helicopter Services Required Are helicopter services required? No

Primary Tower

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

PE Review of Rigging Plan

Professional Engineering review of proposed rigging plan as required by ANSI/ASEE A10.48 and ANSI/TIA 322 standards.

Interim Antenna Rigging

Rigging necessary for installation of interim antenna and transmission line.

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Section Question Response
Outside Project Management Services Do you require outside project management services? Yes
Number of Hours 200
Explanation Project manager needed to manage all work at transmitter site required to transition to new channel (both the main and interim facilities). With the size of the current engineering staff, WNMU cannot spare personnel to ensure these tasks are completed.
Outside RF consulting Engineering Services Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development Yes
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC Construction Permit Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority Yes
Quantity 1
Do you have Distributed Transmission System engineering services? N/A
Critical Facility N/A
Terrain-Shielded Facility N/A
Attorney and Other Outside Consulting Services Prepare and file Form FCC Construction Permit Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare and file Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority Yes
Quantity 1
NEPA Section 106 environmental review No
Environmental Assessment No
ASR Modification Yes
FAA Consultation (including preparation of FAA Form 7460) Yes
Negotiation of Lease and other Matter for Shared Locations No
Prepare or Review FCC Form 399 for Reimbursement Yes
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless providers Yes
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study No
RF exposure measurements No
Additional Field Engineering Service No
Number of Days N/A
Justification N/A

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Site Survey

GatesAir performed a site survey to access changes to facility as necessary to transition to new channel including, power and HVAC requirements, available transmitter room space and existing antenna and transmission line RF characteristics at new channel.

Other Expenses

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Section Question Response
AM Pattern Disturbance Is an Impact Study needed? No
Is Remediation needed? No
Facility Expenses Name N/A
Other Distributed Transmission System Expenses Not listed N/A
Name N/A
Is Notification of a Medical Facility required as a result of DTV broadcasting? Yes
Permit and Filing Costs Local Zoning No
Non-zoning permits No
BLM or NFS Coordination No
FCC Construction Permit Minor Change No
FCC License to Cover Application No
FCC Special Temporary Authority Application No
Other Miscellaneous Expenses Does this relocation require paying Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value)? Yes
Does this relocation require Equipment Delivery or Handling Charges not otherwise included in individual item costs? No
Does this relocation require Equipment Storage? Yes
Does this relocation require the Development and Airing of an Announcement regarding an upcoming channel change? Yes
Does this relocation require MVPD Notification of a Channel Change? Yes

Other Expenses

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Other Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Employee Time, Travel and Per Diem

Time and travel expenses needed by NMU employees to work on the transition to a new channel.

Performance Bond

NMU typically follows AIA contract guidelines which requires on a project of this magnitude that construction bonds be required as part of the bid process. Bonds are necessary to ensure project completion and to protect necessary down payments.

Cost Information

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Transmitters

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $245,650.00 $241,300.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,775,199.00 $1,745,179.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmitter VAXTE-4 $245,650.00 $241,300.00 $0.00
Transmitter Bldg. Rearrangement $50,000.00 $50,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Other Electrical Service: Necessary conduit, wiring and fuse disconnects as quoted by electrical contractor. $10,000.00 $10,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp $37,150.00 $36,300.00 N/A N/A N/A
High VHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter 1.1 . 4.4 kW $148,500.00 $145,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Antennas

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $438,100.00 $437,800.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,775,199.00 $1,745,179.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Interim Antenna TLS-V8BB $106,550.00 $106,400.00 $0.00
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,550.00 $6,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
High VHF - High Power Side Mount One Station horizontally polarized $100,000.00 $100,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Primary Antenna THV-9A8-R $331,550.00 $331,400.00 $0.00
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,550.00 $6,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
High VHF - High Power Top Mount One Station horizontally polarized $325,000.00 $325,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Transmission Line

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $41,610.00 $40,880.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,775,199.00 $1,745,179.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Interim Transmission Line $41,610.00 $40,880.00 $0.00
Flexible Air Transmission Line - dielectric, 3" $41,610.00 $40,880.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Tower Equipment and Rigging Costs

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $734,300.00 $719,500.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,775,199.00 $1,745,179.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Tower TOWER $734,300.00 $719,500.00 $0.00
PE Review of Rigging Plan $7,500.00 $7,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Interim Antenna Rigging $100,000.00 $100,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Tall Tower (greater than 500') $205,000.00 $200,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Major tower reinforcement/modifications $409,500.00 $400,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Structural engineering tower load study for well documented tower $12,300.00 $12,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Outside Professional Services

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $79,640.00 $78,050.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,775,199.00 $1,745,179.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Outside Professional Services $79,640.00 $78,050.00 $0.00
Site Survey $15,300.00 $15,300.00 N/A N/A N/A
FAA consultant, including cost of preparing FAA Form 7460 (Notice of Proposed Construction), if needed for height increase $2,050.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
ASR modification (prepare FCC Form 854) $2,050.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $3,585.00 $3,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $2,305.00 $2,250.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,120.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $1,535.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,535.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,070.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,170.00 $7,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless $2,560.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,560.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $30,800.00 $30,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Other Expenses

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $235,899.00 $227,649.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,775,199.00 $1,745,179.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Other Expenses $235,899.00 $227,649.00 $0.00
Performance Bond $83,104.00 $83,104.00 N/A N/A N/A
Employee Time, Travel and Per Diem $109,045.00 $109,045.00 N/A N/A N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $2,500.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $20,000.00 $20,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Storage $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,250.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $1,775,199.00 $1,745,179.00 $0.00

Construction Status

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Question Response
Is construction complete? No

Certification

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Section Question Response
Submission of Estimated Expenses Statements

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503), AND ANY FALSE STATEMENTS COULD SUBJECT THIS ENTITY TO LIABILITY UNDER THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT.

  1. The Authorized Person signing below certifies that he/she is authorized to submit this TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form on behalf of the above-named entity.

  2. The above-named entity acknowledges that all certifications and attached documentation are considered material representations.

  3. The above-named entity acknowledges the submission of the information herein creates no obligation on the part of the government to pay any amount.

  4. The above-named entity certifies that the equipment and services paid for with money from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund are necessary to change channels (broadcasters) or to continue to carry the signal of a broadcaster that changes channels (MVPD).

  5. The above-named entity certifies that all payments from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund (Fund) received by the entity listed on this form will be used only for expenses that are eligible for reimbursement from the Fund.

  6. The above-named entity certifies that it will maintain and provide to the Commission detailed records, including receipts, of all costs eligible for reimbursement actually incurred.

  7. The above-named entity acknowledges that overpayments or payments in error must be promptly refunded to the Commission.

  8. The above-named entity certifies that it is in full compliance with all statutes, rules, regulations and governmental requirements for which compliance is a pre-requisite for obtaining the payments herein requested.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Cathy A. Niemi

Secretary of Board of Trustees


07/24/2017

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