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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:
9987
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WCVE-TV
Channel:
42 (UHF)
File Number:
0000028872
FRN:
0006692347
Date Submitted:
07/14/2020

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

VPM MEDIA CORPORATION

23 SESAME STREET

RICHMOND, VA 23235

United States

+1 (804) 320-1301 mspiller@vpm.org Not-for-Profit

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 Replace existing solid state transmitter with new solid state transmitter, re-tune shared broadband antenna, replace combiner to accommodate new channel assignments and management of channels on shared tower.

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 45P2
Year 2002
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 10.5 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? Yes
Manufacturer
Model ULXTE-30
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 19.2 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? 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 Retune Existing
Antenna Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Leased
Owner American Tower Corp
Site N/A
Is the existing antenna shared with another station or stations? Yes
Is the existing antenna directional? No
Is antenna in operating condition? 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 Top
Polarization Horizontal
Type Broadband Panel
Number of Stations Supported 2
Number of Panels 70
Design power capacity in use 70.0 %
Lower Limit 470.00 MHz
Upper Limit 800.00 MHz
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 2500.0 kW
Manufacturer Dielectric
Model TUC-05-14/70H-1T
Year 2002

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

Facility ID Call Sign
57832 WTVR-TV

Primary Antenna

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Adjustment to Existing Antenna

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

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
Combiner for Shared Antenna Do you need a Combiner for a Shared Antenna? Yes
Type New
Number of channels supported 2
Frequencies of channels supported RF channel
Frequency N/A

Enter a list of RF channel numbers.

RF Channel Number
29
22

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Combiner Installation and Testing

Installation and testing of new combiner.

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 170 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? No
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 170 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line Existing lines likely incompatible. (Subject to verification after line sweep.)

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Installation of Transmission Lines

Labor for installation of transmission lines.

Tower Equipment And Rigging Costs

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Section Question Response
Tower Equipment or Rigging Costs Changes Do you have tower equipment or rigging costs changes? No

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Section Question Response
Outside Project Management Services Do you require outside project management services? Yes
Number of Hours 221
Explanation Project management performed by tower owner and costs split among shared tennants
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 No
ASR Modification No
FAA Consultation (including preparation of FAA Form 7460) No
Negotiation of Lease and other Matter for Shared Locations No
Prepare or Review FCC Form 399 for Reimbursement Yes
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless providers No
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 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? 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

Transmitter Electrical Work

Electrical installation necessary to supply power to the new WCVE transmitter

WCVE 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 $789,174.53 $304,673.34 N/A $203,198.81 N/A
Total for all systems $1,041,498.61 $542,107.02 N/A $301,288.33 N/A
Primary Transmitter ULXTE-30 $789,174.53 $304,673.34 $203,198.81
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 4.32 kW $30,174.53 $30,174.53 ***System Notice: Estimate adjusted and locked because line has been superseded.***Freight charges were more than originally estimated $30,174.53 This total includes freight charges for transmitter shipment of $7870.43. It appears by the quote, that the manufacturer under estimated the shipping costs.
Transformer 3 phase/480v - 300 KVA $36,800.00 $35,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp $38,200.00 $36,300.00 N/A N/A N/A
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 14.2 - 20 kW $684,000.00 $203,198.81 N/A $173,024.28 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 4.32 kW

Component Description:
Invoice entered in the wrong category
Amount:
N/A

Component Description:
Third transmitter payment due upon receipt of transmitter
Amount:
$42,805.36

Component Description:
WCVE transmitter installation, proof and freight charges.
Amount:
$30,174.53

Component Description:
Second payment for WCVE transmitter due prior to shipment
Amount:
$65,109.46

Component Description:
1/3 Total Transmitter Payment
Amount:
$65,109.46
Transformer 3 phase/480v - 300 KVA Information not provided.
Switchgear - industrial 800 amp Information not provided.
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 14.2 - 20 kW

Component Description:
1/3 payment due at order
Amount:
$65,109.46

Component Description:
Payment due upon transmitter delivery
Amount:
$42,805.36

Component Description:
1/3 payment due prior to shipment
Amount:
$65,109.46

Component Description:
Transmitter installation, proof and freight charges
Amount:
$30,174.53

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 $130,840.00 $106,640.00 N/A $61,285.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,041,498.61 $542,107.02 N/A $301,288.33 N/A
Primary Antenna TUC-05-14/70H-1T $130,840.00 $106,640.00 $61,285.00
New combiner, cost per channel (without antenna) $84,200.00 $60,000.00 WCVE portion of shared costs. See attached ATC exhibit. $40,501.00 N/A
Combiner Installation and Testing $46,640.00 $46,640.00 WCVE portion of shared costs. See attached ATC exhibit. $20,784.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
New combiner, cost per channel (without antenna)

Component Description:
New combiner costs per channel
Amount:
$40,501.00
Combiner Installation and Testing

Component Description:
New combiner installation and testing
Amount:
$20,784.00

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 $28,690.00 $42,147.60 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $1,041,498.61 $542,107.02 N/A $301,288.33 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $28,690.00 $42,147.60 $0.00
Rigid Transmission Line - copper, 4 1/16" $24,140.00 $37,597.60 This is the estimate given for 170 feet of line and all of the mounting hardware issued by Dielectric. (Purchase subject to verification after line sweep.) N/A N/A
Installation of Transmission Lines $4,550.00 $4,550.00 WCVE portion of transmission line installation cost per quote from Brook Hill Communications. 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 $62,998.00 $59,400.00 N/A $17,009.17 N/A
Total for all systems $1,041,498.61 $542,107.02 N/A $301,288.33 N/A
Outside Professional Services $62,998.00 $59,400.00 $17,009.17
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $3,680.00 $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 $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 $1,375.00 N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,360.00 $7,000.00 N/A $6,154.17 N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $34,918.00 $33,150.00 WCVE portion of shared costs. See attached ATC exhibit. $9,480.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization 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.
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 FCC Form 2100
Amount:
$1,375.00
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development

Component Description:
Engineering Study for new channel
Amount:
$216.67

Component Description:
Engineering Study for new channel
Amount:
$937.50

Component Description:
Engineering study station shared costs from American Tower
Amount:
$5,000.00
Prepare and or review reimbursement form Information not provided.
Project management of the transition

Component Description:
Project management station shared costs from American Tower
Amount:
$9,480.00

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 $29,796.08 $29,246.08 N/A $19,795.35 N/A
Total for all systems $1,041,498.61 $542,107.02 N/A $301,288.33 N/A
Other Expenses $29,796.08 $29,246.08 $19,795.35
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $500.00 $500.00 N/A N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $11,000.00 N/A $4,870.50 N/A
WCVE Transmitter Site Survey $3,285.41 $3,285.41 Site Survey by GatesAir prior to transmitter purchase $3,285.41 N/A
Transmitter Electrical Work $8,960.67 $8,960.67 N/A $8,960.67 N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A $2,678.77 N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $500.00 $500.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) Information not provided.
DTV Medical Facility Notification

Component Description:
WCVE Medical Facility Notification Invoice. Revised to include estimate
Amount:
$4,870.50
WCVE Transmitter Site Survey

Component Description:
WCVE Site Survey costs prior to transmitter purchase
Amount:
$3,285.41
Transmitter Electrical Work

Component Description:
Electrical installation necessary to supply power to the new WCVE transmitter
Amount:
$8,960.67
MVPD Notification of Channel Change

Component Description:
WCVE MVPD Notification Invoice Revised with estimate included
Amount:
$2,678.77
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $1,041,498.61 $542,107.02 $301,288.33

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


07/14/2020

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.

Mark Spiller

VP for Engineering


07/14/2020

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


07/14/2020

Attachments

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