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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:
39656
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WMEA-TV
Channel:
36 (UHF)
File Number:
0000027111
FRN:
0003293008
Date Submitted:
07/29/2019

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION

Doing Business As: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION

Jeffrey F. Mahaney

1450 LISBON ST

LEWISTON, ME 04240

United States

+1 (207) 404-5118 jmahaney@mainepublic.org Not-for-Profit

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

Jeffrey F Mahaney

CTO

Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation DBA Maine Public

Jeffrey Mahaney

63 Texas Ave

Bangor, ME 04401

United States

+1 (207) 404-5118 gmaxwell@mainepublic.org

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 A new antenna and transmitter are required to switch operations to Channel 36. Existing antenna needs to be removed, tower reinforced, and transmitter replaced. Existing transmission line can be re-purposed with the addition of matching transformers.

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 DHD30P1
Year 2002
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 5 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 UAXTE-4R37
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 2.4 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Exiting transmitter cannot be re-tuned to operate on channel 36

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

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 Purchase New
Antenna Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is the existing antenna shared with another station or stations? No
Is the existing antenna directional? 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
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: 50.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model 881
Year 2002

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? Yes
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: 42.1 kW
Manufacturer
Model TFU-18ETT-R S240
Year 2017
Justification for New Antenna Dielectric no longer supports the TCI-881. Parts for power matching system are no longer available. So cannot retuned to channel 36 and matched.

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? No

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 Utilize Existing
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? No
Is Transmission Line in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmission Line Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer Dielectric 6 1/8" rigid
Type Rigid
Diameter 6 1/8 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length Broadband
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 700 feet per run

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Line Matching transformers

The Digitline is 75 ohm coaxial line. New antenna, transmitter, and filter are 50 ohm impedance. Need matching transformer sections at top and bottom of transmission line.

Transmission line adapters

Antenna and filter network require 3" EIA. Digitline is 6". Need matching adapters for installation

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? No
One or more FM, AM or TV radio broadcaster(s) N/A
Others Types of Users N/A
Is tower documented for structural analysis? Yes
Is tower compliant with Rev G? Unknown
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1037792
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 43° 25' 00.3" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 070° 48' 15.2" W-
Overall Structure Height 535.75 feet
Support Structure Height 498.68 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 629.91 feet
Structure Type TOWER - Free Standing or Guyed Structure
Tower Owner MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Date Constructed 08/23/2002


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

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 40
Explanation Staff is not adequate to manage project and maintain 6 TV, 12 FM, and 4 translators simultaneously.
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 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 Yes
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 No
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 Proof of performance of transmitter and antenna systems

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? 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

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 $126,000.00 $120,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $827,790.00 $801,264.06 N/A $374,339.06 N/A
Primary Transmitter UAXTE-4R37 $126,000.00 $120,000.00 $0.00
UHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter 1 - 2.5 kW $126,000.00 $120,000.00 N/A $0.00 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 $254,600.00 $242,400.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $827,790.00 $801,264.06 N/A $374,339.06 N/A
Primary Antenna TFU-18ETT-R S240 $254,600.00 $242,400.00 $0.00
UHF - High Power Top Mount (200-1000 kW), One station antenna, horizontally polarized $247,000.00 $235,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
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

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 $9,425.00 $9,425.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $827,790.00 $801,264.06 N/A $374,339.06 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $9,425.00 $9,425.00 $0.00
Line Matching transformers $5,625.00 $5,625.00 N/A N/A N/A
Transmission line adapters $3,800.00 $3,800.00 N/A $0.00 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 $381,100.00 $376,489.06 N/A $374,239.06 N/A
Total for all systems $827,790.00 $801,264.06 N/A $374,339.06 N/A
Primary Tower TOWER $381,100.00 $376,489.06 $374,239.06
Structural engineering tower load study for well documented tower $12,600.00 $18,977.81 Matches Quote given to us by engineers. $16,727.81 N/A
Minor tower reinforcement/modifications $158,000.00 $157,511.25 Matches Quote attached by Vertical Technology Services LLC. $157,511.25 N/A
Tall Tower (greater than 500') $210,500.00 $200,000.00 N/A $200,000.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Structural engineering tower load study for well documented tower

Component Description:
Page 3 of PDF shows cancelled check # 89398 for proof of payment. Consulting engineering services through July 2017 concerning examination of proposed antenna data and preparation of exhibit for engineering statement...
Amount:
$2,327.81

Component Description:
Consulting for Structural Engineering per Attachments A and B.
Amount:
$2,250.00

Component Description:
First of two payments. 50% Down payment on PO SNF04262017. Cancelled Check attached. Engineering Evaluation, Tower Mapping, Level 1 Corrosion Risk Analysis.
Amount:
$4,975.00

Component Description:
Engineering Evaluation. Rigorous Analysis. From PO SNF08292017, attached in PDF with invoice.
Amount:
$2,250.00

Component Description:
Engineering Evaluation / Rigorous Analysis.
Amount:
$2,250.00

Component Description:
Engineering Evaluation: Tower Mapping: Level 1 Corrosion Risk Analysis.
Amount:
$4,925.00

Component Description:
Client Project No. PO#SNF10202017. Engineering Reinforcing Evaluation, Feasibility Analysis of the 498' guyed tower plus top mount antenna.
Amount:
$2,250.00

Component Description:
Second of two payments for PO SNF04262017. Engineering Evaluation, Tower Mapping, Level 1 Corrosion Risk Analysis. NOTE: PO Items add up to $9900, even though Total stated on PO is $9950. First down payment was $4975. This invoice is final $4925.
Amount:
$4,925.00
Minor tower reinforcement/modifications

Component Description:
Completion of Tower Mod and Painting Project.
Amount:
$22,311.25

Component Description:
Tower Modification Materials Steel
Amount:
$48,000.00

Component Description:
Prepare and paint 501' X 4' G5 Tower. .
Amount:
$40,000.00

Component Description:
Mobilization for Foundation Mods and completion of foundation.
Amount:
$47,200.00

Component Description:
Included with Invoice 5012-5018
Amount:
N/A
Tall Tower (greater than 500')

Component Description:
Modification Materials on delivery of Steel
Amount:
$48,000.00

Component Description:
Included with Invoice 4989-4996.
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
Modification Materials on delivery of steel.
Amount:
$52,000.00

Component Description:
Mobilization for Tower MOD Install.
Amount:
$100,000.00

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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 $25,915.00 $23,750.00 N/A $100.00 N/A
Total for all systems $827,790.00 $801,264.06 N/A $374,339.06 N/A
Outside Professional Services $25,915.00 $23,750.00 $100.00
Project management of the transition $6,320.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,155.00 $3,000.00 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
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $2,365.00 $2,250.00 N/A $100.00 N/A
ASR modification (prepare FCC Form 854) $2,105.00 $2,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Additional Field Engineering Service, 2 Days $2,500.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Project management of the transition Information not provided.
Prepare and or review reimbursement form Information not provided.
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application Information not provided.
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application Information not provided.
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application

Component Description:
Work on MEA TV Repack issue regarding FM Tenants on tower and impact on same.
Amount:
$100.00
ASR modification (prepare FCC Form 854) Information not provided.
Additional Field Engineering Service, 2 Days 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 $30,750.00 $29,200.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $827,790.00 $801,264.06 N/A $374,339.06 N/A
Other Expenses $30,750.00 $29,200.00 $0.00
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $3,000.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $10,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Non-zoning permits $200.00 $200.00 N/A N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $10,000.00 $10,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Storage $5,000.00 $5,000.00 Short term storage will be required to stage equipment for the transmitter site. $0.00 N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $1,000.00 $1,000.00 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 $827,790.00 $801,264.06 $374,339.06

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.

Michael Breton

Controller


07/29/2019

Attachments

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