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FCC Form 399: Reimbursement Request

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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) FCC Form 399: Reimbursement Request

Facility ID:
47404
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WPRI-TV
Channel:
7 (High VHF)
File Number:
0000028278
FRN:
0009961889
Date Submitted:
08/19/2017

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

NEXSTAR BROADCASTING, INC.

Elizabeth Ryder

545 E. John Carpenter Freeway

Suite 700

Irving, TX 75062

United States

+1 (972) 373-8800 eryder@nexstar.tv Corporation

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

Elizabeth Ryder

General Counsel

Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

Elizabeth Ryder

545 E. John Carpenter Freeway

Suite 700

Irving, TX 75062

United States

+1 (972) 373-8800 eryder@nexstar.tv

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. Yes
Briefly describe transition plan Purchase new transmitter, antenna and line for different tower because Malouf Engineering determined that upgrading the existing tower is not practical. See attachment.

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 N/A
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is this transmitter currently shared with another station? No
Is this transmitter currently in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmitter Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Model TDV2 3K75LV
Year 2007
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 4 kW

Primary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Primary (Main)
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Manufacturer
Model TBD
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 4.4 kW
Justification for New Transmitter The manufacturer of the existing transmitter advises that the transmitter cannot be re-tuned to the assigned channel. To be installed at new site. See attachment.

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) Yes
Power 150 kVA
Rigid Conduit and Wiring Yes
Size 2 inches
Length 100.0 feet
Other Electrical Service No
Description N/A
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? Yes
Type Cooling Only
Size 10 tons
Other Size N/A
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? Yes
Size 600.0 square feet
Channel 14 Costs Is an RF Consulting Engineer needed? N/A
Is a channel 14 Mask Filer needed? N/A
Is additional field engineering time needed? N/A
Number of Days N/A

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Standby Exciter and Switch

Standby Exciter with Automatic Change Over Switch

Additional Interior RF System

Interior RF System Existing Transmitter to Interim Transmission line

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? Yes
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
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Other
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 Batwing
ERP: 30.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model TF-12BH-SP
Year 2007

Facility ID's and Call Signs of all stations with whom the antenna is shared.

Facility ID Call Sign
73311 WNAC-TV

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 Types Class Full Power
Mounting Top Mount
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: 27.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model TBD
Year 2018
Justification for New Antenna Manufacturer reports that the existing batwing will not be suitable on the new channel 7 because it was constructed and optimized for channels 12 and 13. To be built at new site.

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? Yes
Broadband or Single Channel? Single Channel
Feed Line Size 3 1/8 inches inches
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.

Transmission Line

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

Primary Transmission Line

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Existing Transmission Line

Section Question Response
Existing Transmission Line Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is the existing transmission line shared with another station or stations? Yes
Is Transmission Line in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmission Line Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Type Flexible Air
Diameter 4 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length N/A
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 2
Length 1000 feet per run

Facility ID's and Call Signs of all stations with whom the transmission line is shared.

Facility ID Call Sign
73311 WNAC-TV

Primary Transmission Line

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New Transmission Line

Section Question Response
New Transmission Line Costs Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Type Flexible Air
Diameter 4 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length N/A
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 1020 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line Moving antenna to new site requires new line to support the new antenna.

Primary 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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Existing 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? Yes
One or more FM, AM or TV radio broadcaster(s) Yes
Others Types of Users No
Is tower documented for structural analysis? No
Is tower compliant with Rev G? No
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1021703
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 41° 52' 36.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 071° 16' 55.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 971.77 feet
Support Structure Height 892.38 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 165.02 feet
Structure Type TOWER - Free Standing or Guyed Structure
Tower Owner Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
Date Constructed 01/01/1967

FM, AM or TV radio broadcasters. Facility ID's, Call Signs and Services of other broadcast stations with whom the tower is shared

Facility ID Call Sign Service
73311 WNAC-TV DTV

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 undocumented/poorly 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

Information not provided.

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 277
Explanation Schedule and coordinate multiple vendors, complete progress reports, and update Schedule 399. Station does not have available personnel or personnel trained in project management for such complex projects. Internal accounting and Project management.
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 No
Quantity N/A
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 No
Quantity N/A
NEPA Section 106 environmental review No
Environmental Assessment No
ASR Modification No
FAA Consultation (including preparation of FAA Form 7460) No
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 Yes
Number of Days 9
Justification It will be necessary to survey the site, plan the equipment, develop specifications for purchasing, and oversee multiple vendor RF projects. Station does not have available personnel or personnel trained in such services.

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

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 Yes
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? Yes
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

Sales Tax

Sales and use tax on goods and services

STL

Studio to Transmitter Link - new path required for new transmitter site.

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 $405,250.00 $387,600.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,779,403.25 $1,720,347.25 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmitter TBD $405,250.00 $387,600.00 $0.00
Additional Interior RF System $19,000.00 $19,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Standby Exciter and Switch $25,000.00 $25,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Other -- Building Addition Size: 600.0 $6,500.00 $6,500.00 Room modifications needed to move walls, plumbing, electrical, fixtures, etc. N/A N/A
10 Ton system $38,900.00 $37,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
2" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) $2,600.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Transformer 3 phase/480v - 150 KVA $25,550.00 $24,300.00 N/A N/A N/A
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp $38,200.00 $36,300.00 N/A N/A N/A
High VHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 3.3 . 6.5 kW $249,500.00 $237,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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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 $339,330.00 $338,800.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,779,403.25 $1,720,347.25 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Antenna TBD $339,330.00 $338,800.00 $0.00
Elbow complex, single channel, at antenna input, per 3 1/8. feedline (if needed) $7,600.00 $7,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $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.

Cost Information

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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 $75,480.00 $71,400.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,779,403.25 $1,720,347.25 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $75,480.00 $71,400.00 $0.00
Flexible Air Transmission Line - dielectric, 4" $75,480.00 $71,400.00 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 $657,800.00 $625,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,779,403.25 $1,720,347.25 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Tower TOWER $657,800.00 $625,000.00 $0.00
Tall Tower (greater than 500') $210,500.00 $200,000.00 On a different tower owned by the licensee, ASR 1038231, because the existing tower cannot be upgraded. N/A N/A
Major tower reinforcement/modifications $421,000.00 $400,000.00 For a different tower owned by the licensee, ASR 1038231, because the existing tower cannot be upgraded. N/A N/A
Tower mapping for an undocumented/poorly documented tower and preparation of documentation necessary for tower load study $26,300.00 $25,000.00 For a different tower owned by the licensee, ASR 1038231, because the existing tower cannot be upgraded. 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 $86,746.00 $83,300.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,779,403.25 $1,720,347.25 N/A $0.00 N/A
Outside Professional Services $86,746.00 $83,300.00 $0.00
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $2,365.00 $2,250.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,580.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,155.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,360.00 $7,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $43,766.00 $41,550.00 N/A N/A N/A
Additional Field Engineering Service, 9 Days $18,000.00 $18,000.00 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 $214,797.25 $214,247.25 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,779,403.25 $1,720,347.25 N/A $0.00 N/A
Other Expenses $214,797.25 $214,247.25 $0.00
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $25,000.00 $25,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $25,000.00 $25,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Storage $25,000.00 $25,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
STL $94,611.25 $94,611.25 See attached quote - since WPRI must move to another tower at another transmitter site location, it is required to establish a new studio to transmitter link. An additional $5,000 is added for required licensing since it is not included in the quote. N/A N/A
Sales Tax $3,136.00 $3,136.00 N/A N/A N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $2,000.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $3,500.00 $3,500.00 Production time for producing spots and crawls for viewer notification. N/A N/A
Non-zoning permits $25,000.00 $25,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $11,000.00 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 $1,779,403.25 $1,720,347.25 $0.00

Reimbursement Status

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Question Response
The facility has ceased operating on its pre-auction channel. No
Construction of final facilities or all necessary modifications are complete. No
All receipts for reimbursement have been submitted no further costs are expected to be incurred. Note this will lock the Form 399 from further editing and begin close-out procedures with the Fund Administrator. 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.

Elizabeth Ryder

General Counsel


08/19/2017

Attachments

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