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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:
71428
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WCIU-TV
Channel:
23 (UHF)
File Number:
0000028286
FRN:
0009562265
Date Submitted:
02/19/2020

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Doing Business As: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Norman Shapiro

26 NORTH HALSTED STREET

CHICAGO, IL 60661

United States

+1 (312) 705-2600 NSHAPIRO@wciu.com Limited Partnership

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 WCIU broadcasts from Willis Tower in Chicago, IL. WCIU plans operate on the Aux antenna and transmitter while the Main antenna and transmitter are replaced. Once replaced, the Aux antenna and transmitter will be replaced.

Transmitters

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Section Question Response
Transmitter Related Expenses Do you have transmitter related expenses? Yes

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Backup and Maintenance
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 TDU2 8K00LV
Year 2006
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 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? No
Manufacturer
Model THU9evo-36
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 9.8 kW
Justification for New Transmitter The current mask filter is channel-specific and must be replaced. The current transmitter is no longer supported by the manufacturer and as a result, is unable to be retuned.

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) Yes
Transformer (480V) No
Power N/A
Rigid Conduit and Wiring Yes
Size 4 inches
Length 200.0 feet
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

Name Description

Transmitter Installation

Willis Tower has unique labor requirements. Standard transmitter installation practices are not allowed due to labor agreements. Only building electrical and plumbing contractors may perform any electric or plumbing work related to the installation.

State and City Taxes

State and city taxes are required for equipment that is purchased, but not services.

Structural Analysis

WCIU's transmission facility is located on floor 101 of Willis Tower. Willis Tower requires a detailed analysis of all equipment loads with respect to the structural aspects of the building.

Structural Modifications

As a result of the Structural Analysis, modifications may be required.

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 CTT-U-CXIC2R
Year 2009
Type Inductive Output Tube
IOT Power Type Two
Power Capacity 50 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? Yes
Manufacturer
Model THU9evo-36
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 55 kW
Justification for New Transmitter The current mask filter that is channel-specific and must be replaced. The current transmitter is no longer supported by the manufacturer and as a result, is unable to be retuned. The cost of a replacement IOT exceeds the cost of a solid state.

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) No
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) Yes
Transformer (480V) No
Power N/A
Rigid Conduit and Wiring Yes
Size 4 inches
Length 300.0 feet
Other Electrical Service No
Description N/A
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? Yes
Type Cooling Only
Size 10 tons
Other Size N/A
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? 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

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Transmitter Installation

Willis Tower has unique labor requirements. Standard transmitter installation practices are not allowed due to labor agreements. Only building electrical and plumbing contractors may perform any electric or plumbing work related to the installation.

State and City Taxes

State and city taxes are required for equipment that is purchased, but not services.

Structural Analysis

WCIU's transmission facility is located on floor 101 of Willis Tower. Willis Tower requires a detailed analysis of all equipment loads with respect to the structural aspects of the building.

Structural Modifications

As a result of the Structural Analysis, modifications may be required.

Antennas

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

Auxiliary Antenna

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Section Question Response
Existing Antenna Description Type of change Retune Existing
Antenna Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Willis Tower NE Master AUX Antenna
Ownership Leased
Owner BRE Broadcast, LLC
Site N/A
Is this antenna currently shared with any other stations? Yes
Is this antenna directional? Yes
Is antenna in operating condition? Yes
Is antenna located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? Yes
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Top Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 8
Number of Panels 24
Design power capacity in use 100.0 %
Lower Limit 470.00 MHz
Upper Limit 699.00 MHz
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 2500.0 kW
Manufacturer RFS
Model PHP24C
Year 1999

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

Facility ID Call Sign
48772 WPWR-TV
10802 WTTW
22211 WFLD
47905 WMAQ-TV
70119 WSNS-TV
71428 WCIU-TV
72115 WGN-TV
73226 WLS-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 New
Number of channels supported 7
Frequencies of channels supported Upper and lower frequency
Frequency 470.0 MHz - 610.0 MHz

Auxiliary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Information not provided.

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? Yes
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Elliptical
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: 550.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model TFU-10DSC/VP-R CT170
Year 2009

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? Yes
New Antenna Manufacturer and Types Class Full Power
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Elliptical
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: 503.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model TFU-10DSC/VP-R CT170
Year 2019
Justification for New Antenna The current WCIU main antenna is a slot antenna designed for channel 27. An equivalent replacement antenna is being proposed for channel 23.

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? No
Broadband or Single Channel? N/A
Feed Line Size N/A
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? Yes
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

Name Description

State and City Taxes

State and city taxes are required for equipment that is purchased, but not services.

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
Type Rigid
Diameter 6 1/8 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length Other
Other Segment Length 10 feet
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 270 feet per run

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Auxiliary Transmission Line

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Section Question Response
Existing Transmission Line Description Type of change Utilize Existing
Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Backup and Maintenance
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 Andrew
Type Flexible Air
Diameter 5 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length N/A
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 80 feet per run

Auxiliary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Willis AUX Antenna

Due to the change in location of the Willis AUX combiner room, it is estimated that we will need to add approx. 40' of line to the existing line to reach the new combiner room.

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

Auxiliary Tower

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Section Question Response
Existing Tower Description Type of change Modify Existing
Tower Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Backup and Maintenance
Ownership Leased
Is this tower consider Complex? Located on Building
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? No
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1032960
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 41° 52' 44.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 087° 38' 08.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 1722.09 feet
Support Structure Height 1435.35 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 595.14 feet
Structure Type BMAST - Building with Mast
Tower Owner 233 Broadcast, LLC
Date Constructed 09/30/2012

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
28621 WBMX FM
9613 WBBM-FM FM
47905 WMAQ-TV DTV
32334 WJYS DTV
10802 WTTW DTV
51165 WGCI-FM FM
48772 WPWR-TV DTV
6377 WTMX FM
71283 WCFS-FM FM
73226 WLS-TV DTV
10981 WCPX-TV DTV
22211 WFLD DTV
53971 WEBG FM
72115 WGN-TV DTV
10801 WFMT FM
74178 WKSC-FM FM
73228 WLS-FM FM
70119 WSNS-TV DTV
70042 WLIT-FM FM
9617 WBBM-TV DTV

Other Types of Users

Users
FX FM Services
LD TV Services
LM Land Mobile

Auxiliary 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

Auxiliary Tower

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Tower Rigging Costs

Section Question Response
Tower Rigging Costs Complex Tower Located on Building
Helicopter Services Required Are helicopter services required? Yes

Auxiliary Tower

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

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 Leased
Is this tower consider Complex? Located on Building
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? No
Is tower compliant with Rev G? No
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1032959
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 41° 52' 44.1" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 087° 38' 10.2" W-
Overall Structure Height 1729.97 feet
Support Structure Height 1435.35 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 595.14 feet
Structure Type BTWR - Building with Tower
Tower Owner 233 Broadcast, LLC
Date Constructed 01/01/2002

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
48772 WPWR-TV DTV
9617 WBBM-TV DTV
72115 WGN-TV DTV
71283 WCFS-FM FM
70119 WSNS-TV DTV
28621 WBMX FM
73228 WLS-FM FM
71425 WWME-CD DTV
47905 WMAQ-TV DTV
70042 WLIT-FM FM
10802 WTTW DTV
10801 WFMT FM
22211 WFLD DTV
168662 WMEU-CD DTV
6377 WTMX FM
66978 WEDE-CD DTV
9613 WBBM-FM FM

Other Types of Users

Users
LM Land Mobile
FX FM Services
LD TV Services

Primary Tower

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Tower Modification Costs

Section Question Response
Engineering Study Please what type of engineering study is required, if any: Study needed for undocumented/poorly documented tower
Tower Reinforcements Please select whether tower reinforcements are needed: Minor Reinforcements needed

Primary Tower

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Tower Rigging Costs

Section Question Response
Tower Rigging Costs Complex Tower Located on Building
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? No
Number of Hours N/A
Explanation N/A
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 2
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 2
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 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

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 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? No
Does this relocation require the Development and Airing of an Announcement regarding an upcoming channel change? No
Does this relocation require MVPD Notification of a Channel Change? Yes

Other Expenses

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Other Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Combiner Room Construction

See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $90,000 for the Combiner Room Construction for the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $12,857.14

Cylinder Entry Port Resoration

See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $150,000 for the Cylinder Entry Port Restoration for the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $25,000.

East Pole Material Disposal

See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $80,000 for the East Pole Material Disposal for the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $13,333.33.

Equipment Storage

See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $2,000 for the Equipment Storage for the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $333.33.

Transmission Line Installation

See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $125,000 for the Transmission Line Installation of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $20,833.

Transmission Line Removal

See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $250,000 for the Transmission Line Removal of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $41,666.67.

RF Safety Coordination

See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $100,000 for the RF Safety Coordination of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $16,666.67.

Outside Project Management

See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $95,000 for the Outside Project Management of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $15,833.

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 $2,694,507.99 $1,977,425.97 N/A $113,368.40 N/A
Total for all systems $4,638,191.85 $2,996,099.02 N/A $207,700.20 N/A
Primary Transmitter THU9evo-36 $2,076,385.54 $1,573,006.04 $113,368.40
Transmitter Installation $30,188.00 $30,188.00 Willis Tower requires union labor for all electric and cooling connections. This is a general allowance to cover the additional labor fees for union labor to perform the transmitter installation and building water connections. $30,168.00 N/A
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp $38,200.00 $36,300.00 N/A $83,200.40 This category includes a consolidated total for Primary Transmitter and Auxiliary Transmitter Switchgear-industrial 800 amp, 4" Rigid Conduit and Wiring. The estimates for this totaled $120,600. Actual was $83,200.40.
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 52 - 61 kW $1,788,000.00 $1,289,920.50 N/A $0.00 N/A
State and City Taxes $125,297.54 $125,297.54 State and city taxes are required for equipment that is purchased, but not services. State tax is 6.25% and Chicago is an additional 4%, 10.25% total. N/A N/A
10 Ton system $38,900.00 $37,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
4" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) $30,300.00 $28,800.00 N/A $0.00 This category has been consolidated to Primary Transmitter Switchgear-industrial 800 amp.
Structural Analysis $5,500.00 $5,500.00 Willis Tower requires loading studies for equipment that exceeds normal tenant office loads, such as broadcast equipment. Actual costs to be determined once final equipment selection has been made. N/A N/A
Structural Modifications $20,000.00 $20,000.00 Willis Tower requires loading studies for heavy equipment that is installed in the building. As a result, it is anticipated that additional reinforcement will be required. Actual costs to be determined once final equipment selection has been made. N/A N/A
Auxiliary Transmitter THU9evo-36 $618,122.45 $404,419.93 $0.00
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp $38,200.00 $36,300.00 N/A $0.00 This category has been consolidated to Primary Transmitter Switchgear-industrial 800 amp.
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 8.2 - 13 kW $494,500.00 $283,697.48 N/A $0.00 N/A
Structural Modifications $12,500.00 $12,500.00 Willis Tower requires loading studies for heavy equipment that is installed in the building. As a result, it is anticipated that additional reinforcement will be required. Actual costs to be determined once final equipment selection has been made. N/A N/A
State and City Taxes $28,222.45 $28,222.45 State and city taxes are required for equipment that is purchased, but not services. N/A N/A
4" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) $20,200.00 $19,200.00 N/A $0.00 This category has been consolidated to Primary Transmitter Switchgear-industrial 800 amp.
Transmitter Installation $20,000.00 $20,000.00 Willis Tower requires union labor for all electric and cooling connections. This is a general allowance to cover the additional labor fees for union labor to perform the transmitter installation and building water connections. N/A N/A
Structural Analysis $4,500.00 $4,500.00 Willis Tower requires loading studies for equipment that exceeds normal tenant office loads, such as broadcast equipment. Actual costs to be determined once final equipment selection has been made. N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Transmitter Installation

Component Description:
WCIU Main and Aux transmitter manifold and condensor water piping for heat exchangers
Amount:
$11,917.40

Component Description:
WCIU Main and Aux transmitter manifold and condensor water piping for heat exchangers
Amount:
$9,750.60

Component Description:
WCIU Main and Aux condensor valve installation
Amount:
$8,500.00
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp

Component Description:
Final Invoice for WCIU Main and Aux Transmitter electrical
Amount:
$4,160.02

Component Description:
95% Invoice for WCIU Main and Aux Transmitter electrical.
Amount:
$79,040.38
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 52 - 61 kW

Component Description:
This invoice is for the 25% Initial down payment of the Main transmitter
Amount:
$305,384.25

Component Description:
50% Initial downpayment for WCIU Main transmitter installation and proof
Amount:
$25,000.00

Component Description:
Final invoice for WCIU Main transmitter installation and proof
Amount:
$25,000.00

Component Description:
This invoice is for the 25% Initial down payment for the Main transmitter.
Amount:
$305,384.25
State and City Taxes Information not provided.
10 Ton system Information not provided.
4" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) Information not provided.
Structural Analysis Information not provided.
Structural Modifications Information not provided.
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp Information not provided.
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 8.2 - 13 kW

Component Description:
Initial 25% Down payment for the Aux transmitter.
Amount:
$68,835.25

Component Description:
Final Invoice WCIU Aux transmitter installation and proof
Amount:
$10,000.00

Component Description:
50% Initial downpayment for WCIU Aux transmitter installation and proof
Amount:
$10,000.00
Structural Modifications Information not provided.
State and City Taxes Information not provided.
4" Rigid Conduit and Wiring (Cost per foot) Information not provided.
Transmitter Installation Information not provided.
Structural Analysis 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 $276,635.06 $259,487.92 N/A $83,233.95 N/A
Total for all systems $4,638,191.85 $2,996,099.02 N/A $207,700.20 N/A
Primary Antenna TFU-10DSC/VP-R CT170 $185,705.06 $185,445.06 $83,233.95
UHF - High Power, Side Mount, basic slot antenna, 503 kW input, directional,, elliptically or circularly polarized $164,264.00 $164,264.00 This is the cost of the current licensed antenna, but on channel 23. $82,138.95 The actual cost exceeds the allocated amount. WCIU's pre and post repack antenna utilize elliptical polarization. In addition, WCIU broadcasts from the Willis Tower and has specialized mounting and elbow complex requirements.
Pattern scatter analysis for side mount high/med power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) $5,260.00 $5,000.00 N/A $0.00 WCIU elected not to do this since the installation options were limited.
State and City Taxes $16,181.06 $16,181.06 State and city taxes are required for equipment that is purchased, but not services. $1,095.00 N/A
Auxiliary Antenna PHP24C $90,930.00 $74,042.86 $0.00
New combiner, cost per channel (without antenna) $84,200.00 $67,642.86 N/A $0.00 Original estimated costs were provided to tenants by Willis Tower. Actual costs have slightly exceeded the estimated costs. In addition, the estimates did not include taxes.
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $6,400.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
UHF - High Power, Side Mount, basic slot antenna, 503 kW input, directional,, elliptically or circularly polarized

Component Description:
WCIU Main antenna 45% initial invoice.
Amount:
$82,138.95

Component Description:
WCIU Main antenna mounts
Amount:
$12,085.10
Pattern scatter analysis for side mount high/med power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) Information not provided.
State and City Taxes

Component Description:
WCIU Main antenna Sales tax Invoice
Amount:
$10,958.36

Component Description:
WCIU Main antenna mounts-Sales Tax invoice
Amount:
$1,095.00
New combiner, cost per channel (without antenna)

Component Description:
Willis Tower WCIU Aux antenna combiner-taxes Invoice
Amount:
$2,387.20

Component Description:
Willis Tower WCIU Aux Channel combiner Invoice
Amount:
$50,852.90

Component Description:
Willis Tower WCIU Aux antenna combiner Invoice
Amount:
$13,316.67
Sweep test of existing antenna Information not provided.

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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 $8,000.00 $8,000.00 N/A $5,847.85 N/A
Total for all systems $4,638,191.85 $2,996,099.02 N/A $207,700.20 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Auxiliary Transmission Line $8,000.00 $8,000.00 $5,847.85
Willis AUX Antenna $8,000.00 $8,000.00 Due to the relocation of the Willis Tower AUX antenna combiner room, WCIU is required to extend the existing 5" flex line 80' from the old combiner room to the new combiner room. (80'x$100/ft) $5,847.85 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Willis AUX Antenna

Component Description:
WCIU Aux line shipping invoice
Amount:
$1,887.85

Component Description:
Willis Tower WCIU AUX antenna connections Invoice
Amount:
$150.00

Component Description:
WCIU Aux line invoice
Amount:
$3,960.00

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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 $1,396,900.00 $497,501.33 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $4,638,191.85 $2,996,099.02 N/A $207,700.20 N/A
Auxiliary Tower BMAST $791,600.00 $325,001.33 $0.00
Structural engineering tower load study for well documented tower $12,600.00 $16,668.00 See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $100,000 for the East Pole Decommissioning of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $16,666.67 $0.00 N/A
Tower Helicopter Lift $200,000.00 $200,000.00 See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $600,000 for the NE Decommission Lift of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $200,000. N/A N/A
Minor tower reinforcement/modifications $158,000.00 $75,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Complex Tower (includes, for example, those with candelabras and/or stacked antennas) $421,000.00 $33,333.33 See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $200,000 for the East Pole Decommission Prep Work of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $33,333.33. N/A N/A
Primary Tower BTWR $605,300.00 $172,500.00 $0.00
Complex Tower (includes, for example, those with candelabras and/or stacked antennas) $421,000.00 $85,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Tower mapping for an undocumented/poorly documented tower and preparation of documentation necessary for tower load study $26,300.00 $12,500.00 N/A $0.00 The original estimates were provided to tenants by Willis Tower. Actual costs have slightly exceeding their estimates due to unforeseen structural requirements by the City of Chicago.
Minor tower reinforcement/modifications $158,000.00 $75,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

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

Component Description:
Willis Tower Aux antenna Structural related costs Invoice
Amount:
$1,779.17
Tower Helicopter Lift Information not provided.
Minor tower reinforcement/modifications Information not provided.
Complex Tower (includes, for example, those with candelabras and/or stacked antennas) Information not provided.
Complex Tower (includes, for example, those with candelabras and/or stacked antennas)

Component Description:
Willis Tower WCIU Main antenna installation Invoice
Amount:
$58.50

Component Description:
Willis Tower Main tower antenna demo and preparation Invoice
Amount:
$32,520.58
Tower mapping for an undocumented/poorly documented tower and preparation of documentation necessary for tower load study

Component Description:
Willis Tower WCIU Main antenna structrual and inspections Invoice
Amount:
$16,822.99

Component Description:
Willlis Tower WCIU Main tower documentation for antenna Invoice
Amount:
$2,500.00
Minor tower reinforcement/modifications 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 $48,545.00 $40,645.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $4,638,191.85 $2,996,099.02 N/A $207,700.20 N/A
Outside Professional Services $48,545.00 $40,645.00 $0.00
Attorney Fees - Aux Antenna, prepare and File Form 2100 Construction Permit or License Application $4,210.00 $4,210.00 N/A N/A N/A
RF Consulting Engineer Fees- Aux Antenna: Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, License to Cover Application $1,580.00 $1,580.00 N/A N/A N/A
RF Consulting Engineer Fees- Aux Antenna: Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100, Construction Permit Application $2,105.00 $2,105.00 N/A N/A N/A
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A $0.00 WCIU was able to coordinate with other broadcasters without accruing any additional costs.
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,360.00 $7,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
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 - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations $4,210.00 $4,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $7,360.00 $3,500.00 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 N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $4,100.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Other Expenses

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $213,603.80 $213,038.80 N/A $5,250.00 N/A
Total for all systems $4,638,191.85 $2,996,099.02 N/A $207,700.20 N/A
Other Expenses $213,603.80 $213,038.80 $5,250.00
Outside Project Management $15,833.33 $15,833.33 See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $95,000 for the Outside Project Management of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $15,833.33. $0.00 N/A
RF Safety Coordination $16,666.67 $16,666.67 See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $100,000 for the RF Safety Coordination of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $16,666.67. N/A N/A
Transmission Line Removal $41,666.67 $41,666.67 See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $250,000 for the Transmission Line Removal of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $41,666.67. N/A N/A
Transmission Line Installation $20,833.33 $20,833.33 See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $125,000 for the Transmission Line Installation of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $20,833.33 N/A N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $2,500.00 $2,500.00 Notification to all MVPD regarding channel changes. $0.00 WCIU was able to coordinate with MVPDs without accruing any additional costs.
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $2,500.00 $2,500.00 Willis Tower loading dock after hours fees. N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $11,000.00 N/A $5,250.00 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
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $50,000.00 $50,000.00 Removal of WCIU IOT transmitter cabinets, beam supplies, RF System, cooling system, electrical system. $0.00 N/A
Combiner Room Construction $12,857.14 $12,857.14 See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $90,000 for the Combiner Room Construction of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $12,857.14. N/A N/A
Equipment Storage $333.33 $333.33 See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $2,000 for the Equipment Storage of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $333.33. N/A N/A
East Pole Material Disposal $13,333.33 $13,333.33 See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $80,000 for the East Pole Material Disposal of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $13,333.33 N/A N/A
Cylinder Entry Port Resoration $25,000.00 $25,000.00 See attached Willis Tower Budget Overview for EAST Tower RFS Systems. Willis Tower estimates $150,000 for the Cylinder Entry Port Restoration of the EAST Tower AUX antenna. WCIU's portion, $25,000. N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Outside Project Management

Component Description:
Willis Tower Consultant Fees related to the building project Invoice
Amount:
$1,634.46

Component Description:
Willis Tower Consultant Fees related to the building project Invoice
Amount:
$154.90
RF Safety Coordination Information not provided.
Transmission Line Removal Information not provided.
Transmission Line Installation Information not provided.
MVPD Notification of Channel Change Information not provided.
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges Information not provided.
DTV Medical Facility Notification

Component Description:
WCIU Medical Notifications invoice
Amount:
$5,250.00
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application Information not provided.
FCC Filing Fees - Special Temporary Authorization request Information not provided.
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value)

Component Description:
WCIU Pre-Repack Main transmitter demo invoice.
Amount:
$18,900.00

Component Description:
Removal of WCIU transmitters pre-repack transmitter barrels used for containing glycol.
Amount:
$914.19

Component Description:
Removal of glycol from WCIU pre-repack transmitters and excess anti-feeze from WCIU post-repack transmitters.
Amount:
$4,074.91
Combiner Room Construction Information not provided.
Equipment Storage Information not provided.
East Pole Material Disposal Information not provided.
Cylinder Entry Port Resoration Information not provided.

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $4,638,191.85 $2,996,099.02 $207,700.20

Reimbursement Status

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Question Response
The facility has ceased operating on its pre-auction channel. Yes
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.

Kyle Walker

VP, Technology


02/19/2020

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.

Kyle Walker

VP, Technology


02/19/2020

Attachments

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