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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:
9990
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WHTJ
Channel:
46 (UHF)
File Number:
0000028845
FRN:
0006692347
Date Submitted:
06/30/2020

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

VPM MEDIA CORPORATION

Doing Business As: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION

23 SESAME STREET

RICHMOND, VA 23235

United States

+1 (804) 320-1301 mspiller@vpm.org Corporation

Reimbursement Contact Information

Reimbursement Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

[Confidential]

 

 

 


Preparer Contact Information

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Preparer Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

The Preparer is same as the reimbursement contact.

 

 

 

Broadcaster Information and Transition Plan

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Question Response
Will the station be sharing equipment with another broadcast television station or stations (e.g., a shared antenna, co-location on a tower, use of the same transmitter room, multiple transmitters feeding a combiner, etc.)? If yes, enter the facility ID's of the other stations and click 'prefill' to download those stations' licensing information. No
Briefly describe transition plan Replace existing solid state transmitter with new solid state transmitter. Replace existing Dielectric antenna with new Dielectric Antenna to accommodate new channel assignment.

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 Diamond DHD 60P2
Year 2002
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 14 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 ULXTE24
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 16.1 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Existing transmitter cannot be re-tuned to post-transition channel

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) Yes
Power 300 kVA
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? Yes
Size 1044.0 square feet
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 Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Slotted Coaxial
Number of Stations Supported N/A
Number of Panels N/A
Design power capacity in use N/A
Lower Limit N/A
Upper Limit N/A
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 12.5 kW
Manufacturer
Model TFU-16-DSB-B (C)
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 Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Slotted Coaxial
Number of Stations Supported N/A
Number of Panels/Bays N/A
Lower Limit N/A
Upper Limit N/A
Design power capacity in use N/A
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 12.5 kW
Manufacturer
Model TFU-16-DSB-B (C)
Year 2017
Justification for New Antenna Original antenna specifically tuned to frequency Ch 46. New antenna needs to be specific to Post re-pack Channel 26

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? Yes
Pattern Scatter Analysis Do you require separate purchase of pattern scatter analysis for a side mount high or medium power antenna? Yes
Sweep Test Do you require the sweep testing of transmission line and antenna? Yes

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Antenna and Transmission Line Installation

Labor to install antenna and transmission lines.

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 Purchase New
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
Type Rigid
Diameter 4 1/16 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length 20 inches
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 300 feet per run

Primary Transmission Line

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New Transmission Line

Section Question Response
New Transmission Line Costs Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? Yes
Type Rigid
Diameter 4 1/16 inches
Other Diameter N/A
Segment Length 20 inches
Other Segment Length N/A
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 300 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line Existing lines likely incompatible with new antenna. (Subject to verification after line sweep)

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

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? 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 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 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 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 Yes
Quantity 1
NEPA Section 106 environmental review No
Environmental Assessment Yes
ASR Modification No
FAA Consultation (including preparation of FAA Form 7460) No
Negotiation of Lease and other Matter for Shared Locations No
Prepare or Review FCC Form 399 for Reimbursement Yes
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless providers Yes
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study No
RF exposure measurements Yes
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 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)? No
Does this relocation require Equipment Delivery or Handling Charges not otherwise included in individual item costs? No
Does this relocation require Equipment Storage? No
Does this relocation require the Development and Airing of an Announcement regarding an upcoming channel change? Yes
Does this relocation require MVPD Notification of a Channel Change? Yes

Other Expenses

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Other Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

WHTJ Transmitter Site Survey

Site Survey by GatesAir prior to transmitter purchase

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 $767,000.00 $302,555.59 N/A $242,976.88 N/A
Total for all systems $1,007,348.10 $554,659.69 N/A $339,643.25 N/A
Primary Transmitter ULXTE24 $767,000.00 $302,555.59 $242,976.88
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 14.2 - 20 kW $684,000.00 $223,255.59 N/A $223,255.59 N/A
Other -- Building Addition Size: 1044.0 $8,000.00 $8,000.00 New transmitter will be located in existing transmitter building. That portion of the building is not climate controlled. Minor building modifications, insulation and sheet rock will need to be added. N/A N/A
Transformer 3 phase/480v - 300 KVA $36,800.00 $35,000.00 N/A $19,721.29 N/A
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp $38,200.00 $36,300.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 14.2 - 20 kW

Component Description:
WHTJ transmitter installation proof and freight charges
Amount:
$29,478.15

Component Description:
3rd payment due upon receipt of transmitter
Amount:
$49,723.08

Component Description:
1/3 total transmitter payment due upon order
Amount:
$72,027.18

Component Description:
2nd payment due prior to shipment
Amount:
$72,027.18
Other -- Building Addition Size: 1044.0 Information not provided.
Transformer 3 phase/480v - 300 KVA

Component Description:
Electrical work necessary to supply power to new WHTJ transmitter
Amount:
$19,721.29
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp 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 $115,132.69 $91,392.69 N/A $82,282.69 N/A
Total for all systems $1,007,348.10 $554,659.69 N/A $339,643.25 N/A
Primary Antenna TFU-16-DSB-B (C) $115,132.69 $91,392.69 $82,282.69
Antenna and Transmission Line Installation $18,110.00 $18,110.00 Price quote from Brook Hill Communications (subtracting $10,000 for additional antenna not requested) $14,000.00 N/A
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 N/A N/A
UHF - High Power, Side Mount, basic slot antenna, 13 kW input, directional,, horizontally polarized $61,882.69 $61,882.69 Price quote provided by manufacturer. Includes mounting brackets and labor installation costs and transmission line installation. On Site tech made an adjustment to attach vertical line to power divider. Line adapter needed to attach rf switch to line $61,882.69 Changes made by Dielectric technician on-site during install.
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,730.00 $6,400.00 N/A $6,400.00 N/A
Side mount brackets for high power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) $23,150.00 $0.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Antenna and Transmission Line Installation

Component Description:
Charges to remove the old antenna and install the new antenna.
Amount:
$14,000.00
Pattern scatter analysis for side mount high/med power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) Information not provided.
UHF - High Power, Side Mount, basic slot antenna, 13 kW input, directional,, horizontally polarized

Component Description:
Freight and Shipping
Amount:
$18.27

Component Description:
Revised invoice clarification and supporting paperwork.
Amount:
$22,273.62

Component Description:
50% Due with order
Amount:
$28,673.63

Component Description:
Freight and Shipping
Amount:
$3,543.75

Component Description:
Adjustment needed during install to attach vertical line to power divider
Amount:
$2,776.50

Component Description:
Line and adapter were a modification needed to connect the switch to transmission line. On-site tech suggested replacement gas stop.
Amount:
$1,987.50

Component Description:
Freight and Shipping
Amount:
$2,609.42
Sweep test of existing antenna

Component Description:
Sweep test of transmission line prior to new antenna change out because of line age.
Amount:
$6,400.00
Side mount brackets for high power antennas (if not included in antenna base cost) 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 $42,600.00 $82,176.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,007,348.10 $554,659.69 N/A $339,643.25 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $42,600.00 $82,176.00 $0.00
Rigid Transmission Line - copper, 4 1/16" $42,600.00 $82,176.00 Quote pricing provided by Antenna manufacturer. Price also includes installation labor charges. Cost deducted for antenna not requested. N/A N/A

Components

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 $62,280.00 $58,750.00 N/A $4,991.66 N/A
Total for all systems $1,007,348.10 $554,659.69 N/A $339,643.25 N/A
Outside Professional Services $62,280.00 $58,750.00 $4,991.66
RF Exposure Measurements $21,050.00 $20,000.00 N/A $2,150.00 N/A
Environmental Assessment, if triggered by NEPA Section 106 review or for certain structures over 450 feet $10,520.00 $10,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $3,680.00 $3,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $2,050.00 $1,500.00 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
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,155.00 $3,000.00 N/A $1,687.50 N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,360.00 $7,000.00 N/A $1,154.16 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 and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 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

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
RF Exposure Measurements

Component Description:
RF Exposure Inv
Amount:
$2,150.00
Environmental Assessment, if triggered by NEPA Section 106 review or for certain structures over 450 feet Information not provided.
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization Information not provided.
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application Information not provided.
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
Prepare Engineering section of Form 2100 CP
Amount:
$1,687.50
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development

Component Description:
Engineering Study for new channel
Amount:
$216.66

Component Description:
Engineering Study for new channel
Amount:
$937.50
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless Information not provided.
Prepare and or review reimbursement form Information not provided.
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File 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.

Cost Information

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Other Expenses

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $20,335.41 $19,785.41 N/A $9,392.02 N/A
Total for all systems $1,007,348.10 $554,659.69 N/A $339,643.25 N/A
Other Expenses $20,335.41 $19,785.41 $9,392.02
WHTJ Transmitter Site Survey $3,285.41 $3,285.41 WHTJ Site Survey costs prior to transmitter purchase $3,285.41 N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A $2,166.86 N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $500.00 $500.00 N/A N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $11,000.00 N/A $3,939.75 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
WHTJ Transmitter Site Survey

Component Description:
WHTJ Site Survey costs prior to transmitter purchase
Amount:
$3,285.41
MVPD Notification of Channel Change

Component Description:
MVPD Notify Revised
Amount:
$2,166.86
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change Information not provided.
DTV Medical Facility Notification

Component Description:
Medical Notify Revised
Amount:
$3,939.75

Cost Information

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $1,007,348.10 $554,659.69 $339,643.25

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. Yes
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.

Mark Spiller

VP for Engineering


06/30/2020

Certification

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Section Question Response
Submission of Final Allocation or Accounting Information Statements

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503), AND ANY FALSE STATEMENTS COULD SUBJECT THIS ENTITY TO LIABILITY UNDER THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT.

  1. The Authorized Person signing below certifies and represents that he/she is authorized to submit this TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form on behalf of the above-named entity. The above-named entity acknowledges that all certifications and attached documentation are considered material representations.

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

  3. The above-named entity certifies that all costs identified as "actual costs" herein accurately represent the costs actually paid by the above-named entity, including any discounts, refunds, or rebates.

  4. The above-named entity certifies that all payments from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund (Fund) received by the entity listed on this form will be used only for expenses that are eligible for reimbursement from the Fund.

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

  6. 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.

Mark Spiller

VP for Engineering


06/30/2020

Attachments

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