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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:
0000028331
FRN:
0004368007
Facility ID:
48481
Repack Channel:
22 (UHF)
Entity:
Broadcaster
Filing Status:
Submitted
Date Submitted:
09/11/2018

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY

Doing Business As: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY

Richard Williams

25 S.Stockton St

TRENTON, NJ 08625

United States

+1 (609) 777-5257 RICK.WILLIAMS@TREAS.NJ.GOV 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

Richard Williams

Director of Engineering

New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority

Richard Williams

25 South Stockton St.

Trenton, NJ 08625

United States

+1 (609) 777-5257 rick.williams@treas.nj.gov

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 The Licensee will utilize portions of the existing facility during the transition to the repacked channel. A detailed narrative has been attached.

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 ULTIMATE
Year 2006
Type Solid state
IOT Power Type  
Description  
Power capacity  
Solid State Cooling Liquid
Solid State Power Capacity 10 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 Parallax
Transmitter Type Solid state
IOT Power Type  
Other  
Power capacity  
Solid State Cooling Liquid
Solid State Power Capacity 10.5 kw
Other Transmitter Type  
Justification for New Transmitter The current transmitter will not be able to meet new ERP and has reached its service life.

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) Yes
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) No
Transformer (480V) No
Power
Rigid Conduit and Wiring Yes
Size 2 inches
Length 300.0 feet
Other Electrical Service No
Description  
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

Information not provided.

Antennas

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

Auxiliary Antenna

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Existing Antenna Information

Section Question Response
Existing Antenna Description Type of change Purchase New
Antenna Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Used during tower maintenance and emergency broadcasting.
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is the existing antenna shared with another station or stations? No
Is the existing antenna directional? Yes
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 Side-mount
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: 176.40 kW
Manufacturer
Model TFU-16DSB-B CH22
Year 2006

Auxiliary Antenna

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New Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
New Antenna Description Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Used during tower maintenance and emergency operations
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Is antenna shared? Yes
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 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: 176.40 kW
Manufacturer
Model TFU-16DSB-B CH23
Year 2017
Justification for New Antenna Licensee required to change channel. Current auxiliary antenna can not be tuned to repacked channel.

Auxiliary 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 4 1/16 inches
Side Mount Brackets Do you require the separate purchase of side mount brackets for a high power antenna? Yes
Pattern Scatter Analysis Do you require separate purchase of pattern scatter analysis for a side mount high or medium power antenna? Yes
Sweep Test Do you require the sweep testing of transmission line and antenna? Yes

Auxiliary 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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Add Transmission Line

Section Question Response
Existing Transmission Line Description Type of change Utilize Existing
Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is this transmission currently shared with any other stations? No
Is Transmission Line in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmission Line Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer Dielectric
Type Rigid
Diameter 7 3/16 inches
Segment Length 20'
Other Segment Length
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 887 feet per run

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Auxiliary Transmission Line

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Existing Transmission Line

Section Question Response
Existing Transmission Line Description Type of change Utilize Existing
Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Used during tower maintenance and for emergency broadcasting.
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is the existing transmission line shared with another station or stations? No
Is Transmission Line in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmission Line Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer Dielectric
Type Rigid
Diameter 3 1/8 inches
Segment Length 20'
Other Segment Length
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 850 feet per run

Auxiliary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Elbow complex

Field cut and elbow complex required to install new aux. antenna.

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 Yes
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? No
ASR Number
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 39° 43' 41.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 074° 50' 39.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 937.00 feet
Support Structure Height 821.80 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 112.00 feet
Structure Type GTOWER - Guyed Structure Used for Communication Purposes
Tower Owner New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority
Date Constructed 01/01/1972

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
167543 WPSJ-CD DTV
48486 WNJS-FM FM

Other Types of Users

Users
RP

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: Minor 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

Rigging Costs

Rigging costs associated with the installation of the new auxiliary antenna.

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 264
Explanation Due to the licensees limited staff, the NJPBA will utilize a State of NJ contract to manage preconstruction planning 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 Yes
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
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 Yes
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare and file Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority Yes
Quantity 1
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 2
Justification Antenna system sweep testing with vector network analyzer. Coordinate transmission line and elbow complex adjustments with tower crew. Prepare hard copy plots of measurements and detailed report.

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 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

Electrical Labor and Materials

Demolition and removal of retired electrical equipment and installation of new disconnects, panels, breakers associated with new transmitter systems. Price reflects NJ prevailing wage for 216 man-hours.

Transmitter removal costs

Building space is required to install new transmitter and filter. Please refer to transition plan narrative for additional explanation.

FCC Progress Reports

Required FCC Progress Reports

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 $503,350.00 $491,200.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,399,919.00 $1,173,748.00 N/A $2,923.00 N/A
Primary Transmitter Parallax $503,350.00 $491,200.00 $0.00
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 8.2 - 13 kW $481,500.00 $470,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Service entrance 3 phase/800 amp/208 volt $14,050.00 $13,700.00 N/A N/A N/A
2" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) $7,800.00 $7,500.00 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 $130,540.00 $127,500.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,399,919.00 $1,173,748.00 N/A $2,923.00 N/A
Auxiliary Antenna TFU-16DSB-B CH23 $130,540.00 $127,500.00 $0.00
Pattern scatter analysis for side mount high/med power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) $5,120.00 $5,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Side mount brackets for high power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) $22,550.00 $22,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Elbow complex, single channel, at antenna input, per 4 1/16. feedline (if needed) $9,320.00 $9,100.00 N/A N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,550.00 $6,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
UHF - Lower Power Side Mount, One station antenna - medium power (50-200 kW), horizontally polarized $87,000.00 $85,000.00 N/A $0.00 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 $25,000.00 $25,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,399,919.00 $1,173,748.00 N/A $2,923.00 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Auxiliary Transmission Line $25,000.00 $25,000.00 $0.00
Elbow complex $25,000.00 $25,000.00 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 $570,800.00 $362,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,399,919.00 $1,173,748.00 N/A $2,923.00 N/A
Primary Tower GTOWER $570,800.00 $362,000.00 $0.00
Tall Tower (greater than 500') $205,000.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A
Rigging Costs $200,000.00 $200,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Minor tower reinforcement/modifications $153,500.00 $150,000.00 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 $88,781.00 $86,850.00 N/A $2,923.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,399,919.00 $1,173,748.00 N/A $2,923.00 N/A
Outside Professional Services $88,781.00 $86,850.00 $2,923.00
Additional Field Engineering Service, 2 Days $11,000.00 $11,000.00 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 - Aux Antenna, prepare and File Form 2100 Construction Permit or License Application $4,100.00 $4,000.00 N/A $434.50 N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,120.00 $5,000.00 N/A $2,488.50 N/A
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $1,535.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
RF Consulting Engineer Fees- Aux Antenna: Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, License to Cover Application $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
RF Consulting Engineer Fees- Aux Antenna: Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, Construction Permit Application $2,050.00 $2,000.00 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 $40,656.00 $39,600.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Additional Field Engineering Service, 2 Days Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Aux Antenna, prepare and File Form 2100 Construction Permit or License Application

Component Description:
attorney fees, aux antenna, prepare form 2100
Amount:
$434.50
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
attorney fees, prepare & file form 2100 permit application
Amount:
$2,488.50
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
RF Consulting Engineer Fees- Aux Antenna: Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application Information not provided.
RF Consulting Engineer Fees- Aux Antenna: Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, Construction Permit Application Information not provided.
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application Information not provided.
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development Information not provided.
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless Information not provided.
Prepare and or review reimbursement form Information not provided.
Project management of the transition Information not provided.

Cost Information

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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 $81,448.00 $81,198.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,399,919.00 $1,173,748.00 N/A $2,923.00 N/A
Other Expenses $81,448.00 $81,198.00 $0.00
Transmitter removal costs $27,898.00 $27,898.00 Labor and materials cost based on New Jersey state contract and the New Jersey prevailing wage act. Further explanation provided in the transition plan narrative. Revised estimate increased $13,188 due to extra labor needed for transmitter removal. N/A N/A
FCC Progress Reports $5,000.00 $5,000.00 Prepare and file quarterly FCC progress reports on Schedule 387. Reports required by FCC. N/A N/A
Electrical Labor and Materials $25,800.00 $25,800.00 NJ prevailing wage for 216 hours of labor and material costs associated with the electrical demolition, relocation and installation work related to the installation of new transmitter systems. N/A N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $2,500.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Storage $2,000.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,250.00 $11,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $2,500.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $4,500.00 $4,500.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $1,399,919.00 $1,173,748.00 $2,923.00

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.

Lynn Pennell

Business Manager


09/11/2018

Attachments

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