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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:
0000026830
FRN:
0001769256
Facility ID:
71357
Repack Channel:
19 (UHF)
Entity:
Broadcaster
Filing Status:
Submitted
Date Submitted:
10/10/2018

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

NEW ORLEANS HEARST TELEVISION INC.

Doing Business As: NEW ORLEANS HEARST TELEVISION INC.

P.O. BOX 1800

RALEIGH, NC 27602

United States

+1 (919) 839-0300 mprak@brookspierce.com Corporation

Reimbursement Contact Information

Reimbursement Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

[Confidential]

 

 

 


Preparer Contact Information

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Preparer Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

The Preparer is same as the reimbursement contact.

 

 

 

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 see attached transition plan document

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 Sigma CD3260P2
Year 2008
Type Inductive Output Tube
IOT Power Type Two
Description  
Power capacity 60 kw
Solid State Cooling  
Solid State Power Capacity  
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? Yes
Manufacturer
Model ULXTE-40
Transmitter Type Solid state
IOT Power Type  
Other  
Power capacity  
Solid State Cooling Liquid
Solid State Power Capacity 25.3 kw
Other Transmitter Type  
Justification for New Transmitter Existing IOT transmitter cannot be converted to post-transition channel, see GatesAir EOL and HTV IOT to Solid-State Justification statements. An IOT replacement is more expensive than proposed SS transmitter. See attached Comark IOT Transmitter quote.

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) No
Transformer (480V) No
Power
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Size
Length
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description see attached quote for transmitter electrical service
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

Sales Tax

transmitter sales tax

combiner installation

cost to install new antenna combiner for the three stations sharing both main and backup antennas

RF Accessories

Additional RF components required for transmitter operation

Shipping

transmitter shipping

Electrical Accessories

Manufacturer required surge protection & voltage conversion

Remote Control upgrade

Transmitter Remote Control equipment for repack transmitter

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 Retune Existing
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? 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 Top-mount single
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 3
Number of Panels 23
Design power capacity in use 66.0 %
Lower Limit 470.00 MHz
Upper Limit 698.00 MHz
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 1000.00 kW
Manufacturer Dielectric
Model TUF-C4SP-10/32U
Year 2008

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

Facility ID Call Sign
54280 WNOL-TV
72119 WGNO

Primary Antenna

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Adjustment to Existing Antenna

Section Question Response
Sweep Test of Existing Antenna Do you need a sweep test of existing antenna? Yes

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? Yes
Type New
Number of channels supported 3
Frequencies of channels supported RF channel
Frequency N/A

Enter a list of RF channel numbers.

RF Channel Number
26
15
19

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Information not provided.

Auxiliary Antenna

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Existing Antenna Information

Section Question Response
Existing Antenna Description Type of change Retune Existing
Antenna Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use backup to main antenna
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is the existing antenna shared with another station or stations? Yes
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 Other Type
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 broadband slot cavity
ERP: 780.00 kW
Manufacturer RFS
Model RD32A-HP
Year 2008

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

Facility ID Call Sign
54280 WNOL-TV
72119 WGNO

Auxiliary Antenna

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Adjustment to Existing Antenna

Section Question Response
Sweep Test of Existing Antenna Do you need a sweep test of existing antenna? Yes

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

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? No

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? No

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 Need outside RF experience to assist with transition planning and execution.
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 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

Transmitter Site Survey

Transmitter planning survey & transmitter building drawings

Non-Catalog legal expenses

Non-Catalog expenses for legal advice and services, including financial/reimbursement review, transition reporting, transition procedures, and other transition-related issues

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 Yes
FCC License to Cover Application Yes
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)? No
Does this relocation require Equipment Delivery or Handling Charges not otherwise included in individual item costs? No
Does this relocation require Equipment Storage? No
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

Information not provided.

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 $1,273,060.16 $1,133,354.34 N/A $652,293.39 N/A
Total for all systems $1,491,838.16 $1,341,555.34 N/A $684,944.73 N/A
Primary Transmitter ULXTE-40 $1,273,060.16 $1,133,354.34 $652,293.39
Remote Control upgrade $2,354.39 $2,354.39 Remote control changes required for repack transmitter $2,354.39 N/A
Shipping $11,000.00 $11,000.00 See GatesAir quote N/A N/A
RF Accessories $163,607.38 $163,607.38 RF components required for transmitter and connection/switching to combiner and antenna systems N/A N/A
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 21 - 31 kW $922,000.00 $782,294.18 GatesAir quote sections A, B & E. This is the transmitter, mask filter, installation and proof per the FCC "transmitter" definition. $649,939.00 N/A
Other Electrical Service: see attached quote for transmitter electrical service $55,579.00 $55,579.00 Electrical service to install replacement transmitter. Quote attached. N/A N/A
Sales Tax $104,853.00 $104,853.00 transmitter sales tax per attached GatesAir quote N/A N/A
combiner installation $5,853.90 $5,853.90 cost to install antenna combiner per attached GatesAir transmitter quote N/A N/A
Electrical Accessories $7,812.49 $7,812.49 Required transmitter electrical components. See GatesAir quote. N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Remote Control upgrade

Component Description:
Repack transmitter remote control equipment
Amount:
$2,354.39
Shipping Information not provided.
RF Accessories Information not provided.
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 21 - 31 kW

Component Description:
WDSU transmitter prior to ship
Amount:
$329,378.18

Component Description:
Transmitter 2nd deposit
Amount:
$215,264.19

Component Description:
Transmitter 1st deposit
Amount:
$105,296.63
Other Electrical Service: see attached quote for transmitter electrical service Information not provided.
Sales Tax Information not provided.
combiner installation Information not provided.
Electrical Accessories 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 $93,100.00 $91,956.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,491,838.16 $1,341,555.34 N/A $684,944.73 N/A
Primary Antenna TUF-C4SP-10/32U $86,550.00 $85,556.00 $0.00
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,550.00 $6,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
UHF - High Power Top Mount Three Station broadband panel antenna horizontally polarized $0.00 $0.00 No cost N/A N/A
New combiner, cost per channel (without antenna) $80,000.00 $79,156.00 Combiner and installation from GatesAir quote. This is the total cost of the 3 channel combiner, not the per channel cost. I don't see a provision in this form to multiply this figure by the number of channels. N/A N/A
Auxiliary Antenna RD32A-HP $6,550.00 $6,400.00 $0.00
UHF - High Power, Side Mount, basic slot antenna, 780 kW input, directional,, horizontally polarized $0.00 $0.00 No cost N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,550.00 $6,400.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Transmission Line

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Tower Equipment and Rigging Costs

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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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 $108,525.00 $99,350.00 N/A $32,651.34 N/A
Total for all systems $1,491,838.16 $1,341,555.34 N/A $684,944.73 N/A
Outside Professional Services $108,525.00 $99,350.00 $32,651.34
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,560.00 $2,500.00 N/A $947.10 N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,120.00 $5,000.00 N/A $680.90 N/A
Non-Catalog legal expenses $20,000.00 $20,000.00 Non-Catalog expenses for legal advice and services, including financial/reimbursement review, transition reporting, transition procedures, and other transition-related issues $2,486.70 N/A
Transmitter Site Survey $20,600.00 $20,600.00 Transmitter planning survey & transmitter building drawings. Quote attached $20,600.00 N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $3,585.00 $3,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $30,800.00 $22,500.00 N/A $4,911.64 N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,070.00 $3,000.00 N/A $1,875.00 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
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless $2,560.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,170.00 $7,000.00 N/A $1,150.00 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, License to Cover Application $1,535.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $1,535.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Aux Antenna, prepare and File Form 2100 Construction Permit or License Application $4,100.00 $4,000.00 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

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Prepare and or review reimbursement form

Component Description:
WDSU Prepare and/or review reimbursement Form 399
Amount:
$947.10
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
WDSU Prepare and File FCC Form 2100, Construction Permit Application
Amount:
$680.90
Non-Catalog legal expenses

Component Description:
WDSU non-catalog legal 1
Amount:
$2,486.70
Transmitter Site Survey

Component Description:
WDSU Field Service GatesAir, 6-30-2016, $20,600
Amount:
$20,600.00
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
Project management of the transition

Component Description:
WDSU project management 1. Invoice total less unsupported travel expenses.
Amount:
$2,359.38

Component Description:
WDSU TI Digital project management
Amount:
$210.00

Component Description:
WDSU project management 2 rev 1
Amount:
$297.50

Component Description:
WDSU project management 4 rev 1
Amount:
$150.00

Component Description:
WDSU Marsand project consulting
Amount:
$1,894.76
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, Construction Permit Application
Amount:
$1,875.00
RF Consulting Engineer Fees- Aux Antenna: Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, Construction Permit Application Information not provided.
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless Information not provided.
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development

Component Description:
WDSU engineering study for new channel assignment
Amount:
$1,150.00
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, License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Aux Antenna, prepare and File Form 2100 Construction Permit or License Application Information not provided.
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application 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 $17,153.00 $16,895.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,491,838.16 $1,341,555.34 N/A $684,944.73 N/A
Other Expenses $17,153.00 $16,895.00 $0.00
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,250.00 $11,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 minor change CP application $1,070.00 $1,070.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application $333.00 $325.00 N/A N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $2,000.00 $2,000.00 Attorney fees to ensure compliance with FCC requirement N/A N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $2,500.00 $2,500.00 Legal council assistance in MVPD notification 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 $1,491,838.16 $1,341,555.34 $684,944.73

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.

John Drain

Hearst Television SVP Chief Financial Officer


10/10/2018

Certification

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Section Question Response
Submission of Actual Cost Documentation 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 and represents that he/she is authorized to submit this TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form on behalf of the above-named entity. The above-named entity acknowledges that all certifications and attached documentation are considered material.

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

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. The above-named entity certifies that the cost information/documents submitted reflect costs actually incurred.

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

  7. 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.

Douglas Durkee

Hearst Television Manager of Spectrum Repack


10/10/2018

Attachments

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