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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:
73333
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WNJU
Channel:
36 (UHF)
File Number:
0000028210
FRN:
0019509470
Date Submitted:
05/31/2019

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

NBC TELEMUNDO LICENSE LLC

Margaret L. Tobey

300 NEW JERSEY AVE, N.W.

SUITE 700

WASHINGTON, DC 20001

United States

+1 (202) 524-6401 MARGARET.TOBEY@NBCUNI.COM Limited Liability Company

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

Margaret L Tobey

NBCUniversal, LLC

300 New Jersey Ave. NW

Suite 700

Washington, DC 20001

United States

+1 (202) 524-6401 Margaret.Tobey@nbcuni.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. Yes
Briefly describe transition plan WNJU has access to two combiner/antenna systems each with tunable filters. Operation will continue on one of the antennas while the other filter/combiner is retuned. Transmitter tuning will be done in stages with minor power reductions.

Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 73881
Call Sign WPIX
Type Commercial
Licensee Name WPIX, LLC
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License NEW YORK, NY
Pre-auction RF Channel 11
Post-auction RF Channel 11
Neilsen DMA New York
Network Affiliation
Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 9610
Call Sign WCBS-TV
Type Commercial
Licensee Name CBS BROADCASTING INC.
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License NEW YORK, NY
Pre-auction RF Channel 33
Post-auction RF Channel 36
Neilsen DMA New York
Network Affiliation
Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 1328
Call Sign WABC-TV
Type Commercial
Licensee Name AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC.
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License NEW YORK, NY
Pre-auction RF Channel 7
Post-auction RF Channel 7
Neilsen DMA New York
Network Affiliation

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 Retune Existing
Use Primary (Main)
Ownership Owned
Owner 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 Rohde & Schwarz
Model THU9-72
Year 2017
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 106 kW

Primary Transmitter

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Retuning Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New IOT Tubes Number of Tubes (including accessories) needed N/A
New Mask Filter
Power Other
Other Power 106 kW
New Exciter Is a new exciter needed? No

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 N/A
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Size N/A
Length N/A
Other Electrical Service No
Description N/A
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? No
Type N/A
Size N/A
Other Size N/A
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No
Size N/A
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

Transmitter Retune

Retune of main transmitter

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Existing Transmitter Information

Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Used to maintain coverage when main transmitter or antenna is unavailable
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 DCX-1
Year 2009
Type Inductive Output Tube
IOT Power Type Single
Power Capacity 19.8 kW

Auxiliary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? Yes
Manufacturer
Model THU9-16
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 25.5 kW
Justification for New Transmitter New transmitter required because the existing transmitter is End of Life (see attachment). Additionally, we have chosen a Solid State to replace this IOT as it is less expensive then a new IOT transmitter (details attached)

Auxiliary 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 N/A
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Size N/A
Length N/A
Other Electrical Service No
Description N/A
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? No
Type N/A
Size N/A
Other Size N/A
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No
Size N/A
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

Auxiliary 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

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 Leased
Owner Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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? No
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 Circular
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 4
Number of Panels 96
Design power capacity in use 36.0 %
Lower Limit 488.00 MHz
Upper Limit 608.00 MHz
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 425.0 kW
Manufacturer RFS
Model PEP96L
Year 2017

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

Facility ID Call Sign
73356 WPXN-TV
9610 WCBS-TV

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? No

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

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Retune of shared combiner

Retune of shared combiner

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 Used to maintain coverage when main antenna or transmitter is unavailable
Ownership Leased
Owner American Tower, LLC
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 Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 5
Number of Panels 34
Design power capacity in use 100.0 %
Lower Limit 470.00 MHz
Upper Limit 698.00 MHz
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 650.0 kW
Manufacturer Dielectric
Model TUD-C5SP-10/34U-2-B
Year 2006

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

Facility ID Call Sign
22206 WNYW
47535 WNBC
74197 WWOR-TV
9610 WCBS-TV

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? Yes
Type Additional Module
Number of channels supported 5
Frequencies of channels supported Upper and lower frequency
Frequency 470.0 MHz - 698.0 MHz

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 1040
Explanation Project oversight of transmitter install, electrical connectivity, tower work, and antenna installation. Additional time will be spent tracking financial and legal process and coordinating with other broadcasters
Outside RF consulting Engineering Services Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development No
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC Construction Permit Application No
For Auxiliary Facility N/A
For Main Facility N/A
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC License to Cover Application No
For Auxiliary Facility N/A
For Main Facility N/A
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 No
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 Yes
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 Yes
RF exposure measurements Yes
Additional Field Engineering Service Yes
Number of Days 20
Justification ground level RF engineering

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 Yes
Non-zoning permits Yes
BLM or NFS Coordination No
FCC Construction Permit Minor Change No
FCC License to Cover Application Yes
FCC Special Temporary Authority Application Yes
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

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 $1,078,500.00 $560,393.30 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,593,270.00 $947,058.30 N/A $59,919.40 N/A
Primary Transmitter THU9-72 $131,500.00 $26,300.00 $0.00
UHF and VHF - minor banding issues $105,200.00 $0.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Other 106 kW mask filter $8,000.00 $8,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Transmitter Retune $18,300.00 $18,300.00 N/A N/A N/A
Auxiliary Transmitter THU9-16 $947,000.00 $534,093.30 $0.00
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 21 - 31 kW $947,000.00 $534,093.30 See attached quote from Rohde and Schwarz 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 $112,630.00 $47,400.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,593,270.00 $947,058.30 N/A $59,919.40 N/A
Primary Antenna PEP96L $8,000.00 $8,000.00 $0.00
UHF - High Power, Side Mount, broadband panel, 96 bay,, 425 kW input, elliptically or circularly polarized $0.00 $0.00 Using existing antenna N/A N/A
Retune of shared combiner $8,000.00 $8,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Auxiliary Antenna TUD-C5SP-10/34U-2-B $104,630.00 $39,400.00 $0.00
Elbow complex, broadband, at antenna input, per 6 1/8. feedline (if needed) $13,700.00 $13,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Adding a module to existing combiner (without antenna) $84,200.00 $20,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
UHF – Broadband Panel, Side Mount Auxiliary/Interim, 650 horizontally polarized $0.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $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 $310,560.00 $254,000.00 N/A $59,919.40 N/A
Total for all systems $1,593,270.00 $947,058.30 N/A $59,919.40 N/A
Outside Professional Services $310,560.00 $254,000.00 $59,919.40
Additional Field Engineering Service, 20 Days $20,000.00 $20,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
RF Exposure Measurements $21,050.00 $20,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Comprehensive coverage verification via field study, if needed $84,200.00 $40,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations $4,210.00 $4,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $164,320.00 $156,000.00 N/A $58,393.45 N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A $1,072.35 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 request for Special Temporary Authorization $2,050.00 $0.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $5,000.00 N/A $453.60 N/A
Attorney Fees - Aux Antenna, prepare and File Form 2100 Construction Permit or License Application $4,210.00 $4,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Additional Field Engineering Service, 20 Days Information not provided.
RF Exposure Measurements Information not provided.
Comprehensive coverage verification via field study, if needed Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations Information not provided.
Project management of the transition

Component Description:
Project Management
Amount:
$5,100.00

Component Description:
Project Management
Amount:
$6,622.00

Component Description:
Point B project management for the month of February 2019. See line item.
Amount:
$7,050.00

Component Description:
Project Management Services
Amount:
$975.00

Component Description:
Project Management Invoice
Amount:
$5,250.00

Component Description:
Point B Project Management January 2019
Amount:
$14,965.00

Component Description:
September 2018 Project Management
Amount:
$2,550.00

Component Description:
Project Management Services
Amount:
$1,365.00

Component Description:
Project Management Services
Amount:
$2,145.00

Component Description:
Project management
Amount:
$2,250.00

Component Description:
October 2018 Project Management
Amount:
$6,450.00

Component Description:
Project Management Services
Amount:
$2,250.00

Component Description:
Project Management Services
Amount:
$1,072.50

Component Description:
Project Management Services
Amount:
$348.95
Prepare and or review reimbursement form

Component Description:
Amendment of form 399
Amount:
$537.66

Component Description:
Review of Form 399
Amount:
$43.65

Component Description:
399 cost estimate preparation
Amount:
$75.60

Component Description:
See lines 2-4 of invoice, less 10% vendor discount.
Amount:
$371.79

Component Description:
Review of Form 399.
Amount:
$43.65

Component Description:
Amendments to 399 cost estimates
Amount:
$75.60

Component Description:
Preparation of amended 399 cost estimates.
Amount:
$537.66
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless Information not provided.
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
Preparation of minor change application
Amount:
$226.80

Component Description:
See line 1 of invoice, less 10% vendor discount.
Amount:
$226.80
Attorney Fees - Aux Antenna, prepare and File Form 2100 Construction Permit or License Application 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 $91,580.00 $85,265.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,593,270.00 $947,058.30 N/A $59,919.40 N/A
Other Expenses $91,580.00 $85,265.00 $0.00
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $12,000.00 $12,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $30,000.00 $30,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Storage $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $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
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $5,250.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application $335.00 $325.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Special Temporary Authorization request $195.00 $190.00 N/A N/A N/A
Local Zoning $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Non-zoning permits $2,500.00 $2,500.00 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 $1,593,270.00 $947,058.30 $59,919.40

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 Actual Cost Documentation Statements

WILLFUL FALSE, FRAUDULENT, OR FICTITIOUS STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISIONMENT (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 AND/OR FRAUDULENT STATEMENTS COULD SUBJECT THIS ENTITY TO LIABILITY UNDER THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 31, SECTIONS 3729-3733).

  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.

  2. The above-named entity certifies that the statements in this form and attached documentation are true, complete, and correct.

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

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

  5. 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 (full power and Class A stations) and/or otherwise modify a television station’s facility as a result of the spectrum repack (LPTV/TV Translator stations); or to minimize service disruption resulting from a repacked television station (FM stations); or to continue to carry the signal of a broadcaster that changes channels (MVPD) .

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. The above-named entity certifies that it is in full compliance with all statutes, rules, regulations and governmental requirements for which compliance is a prerequisite 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.

Margaret L Tobey

Assistant Secretary


05/31/2019

Attachments

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