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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:
65944
Service:
DTV
Call Sign:
WMPB
Channel:
22 (UHF)
File Number:
0000027906
FRN:
0003857380
Date Submitted:
04/22/2019

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION

Doing Business As: MARYLAND PUBLIC TELEVISION

Larry D. Unger, President & CEO

11767 OWINGS MILLS BOULEVARD

OWINGS MILLS, MD 21117

United States

+1 (410) 356-5600 lunger@mpt.org Government Entity

Reimbursement Contact Information

Reimbursement Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

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Preparer Contact Information

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Preparer Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

Joseph L. Snelson , Jr .

Technical Consultant

Meintel, Sgrignoli & Wallace

1282 Smallwood Drive, Suite 372

Waldorf, MD 20603

United States

+1 (303) 344-8037 joe.snelson@mswdtv.com

Broadcaster Information and Transition Plan

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Question Response
Will the station be sharing equipment with another broadcast television station or stations (e.g., a shared antenna, co-location on a tower, use of the same transmitter room, multiple transmitters feeding a combiner, etc.)? If yes, enter the facility ID's of the other stations and click 'prefill' to download those stations' licensing information. No
Briefly describe transition plan Current transmission system consists of a transmitter feeding a transmission line which connects to an antenna on the tower. Work includes connecting new repack channel main/aux transmitters to current broadband line and antenna.

Transmitters

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

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Add Transmitter Information

Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Used in case of failure of the main
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 TDU2-5K00LV
Year 2003
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 5.0 kW

Auxiliary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? Yes
Manufacturer
Model MPTV-PRLX-U4
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 6.5 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Current transmitter is not supported for a channel change. See attached Transmitter Replace justification letter from manufacturer. An increase of power is part a multi-station agreement provided to the FCC to accommodate moving WETA to channel 31.

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) No
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) No
Transformer (480V) No
Power N/A
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Size N/A
Length N/A
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor.
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

Remote Control Interface

License required to interface transmitter into current remote control system

Motorized Switch

Switches which transmitter will feed the mask filter. This is not an upgrade as station uses a motorized switch. Current switch can't be utilized and have station remain on-air.

Bag Filter

Bag type water filtration for heat exchanger system. Current pre-repack cooling system has this filtering.

Coolant

The coolant used for the transmitter heat exchanger is not included in the transmitter price

Rigid Coax Line

Rigid interconnection coax lines from transmitter to filter to antenna switch.

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 TDU2-5K00LV
Year 2003
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 5.0 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 MPTV-PRLX-U4
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power capacity 6.5 kW
Justification for New Transmitter Current transmitter is not supported for a channel change. See attached Transmitter Replace justification letter from manufacturer. An increase of power is part a multi-station agreement provided to the FCC to accommodate moving WETA to channel 31.

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) No
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) No
Transformer (480V) No
Power N/A
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Size N/A
Length N/A
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor.
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? No
Type N/A
Size N/A
Other Size N/A
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No
Size N/A
Channel 14 Costs Is an RF Consulting Engineer needed? N/A
Is a channel 14 Mask Filer needed? N/A
Is additional field engineering time needed? N/A
Number of Days N/A

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

12-Pole Mask Filter

Sharp tuned mask filter to further protect adjacent channel Class A WMJF-CD, Ch. 23 and WMPT, Ch 21. Part of a multi-party resolution provided to the FCC to accommodate moving WETA to channel 31 .

Rigid Coax Line

Rigid interconnection coax lines from transmitter to filter to antenna switch.

Site Design and Survey

Incorporates all aspects of the transmitter room design, including power distribution requirements, equipment placement, RF system layout, plumbing, and remote control.

Motorized Switch

Electric actuated switch to switch main/auxiliary transmitters into antenna. Current transmitter has this capability but switch cannot be moved as it is in pre-repack service.

Bag Filter

Bag type water filtration for heat exchanger system. Current pre-repack cooling system has this filtering.

Coolant

The coolant used for the transmitter heat exchanger is not included in the transmitter price

Remote Control Interface

License required to interface transmitter into current remote control system

Antennas

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Section Question Response
Antenna Related Expenses Do you have antenna related expenses? No

Transmission Line

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Section Question Response
Transmission Line Related Expenses Do you have transmission line related expenses? No

Tower Equipment And Rigging Costs

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

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Section Question Response
Outside Project Management Services Do you require outside project management services? Yes
Number of Hours 200
Explanation Applicant has limited internal resources to oversee installing and commissioning this repack project. It will rely on outside services to manage all work required.
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 No
Quantity N/A
Do you have Distributed Transmission System engineering services? N/A
Critical Facility N/A
Terrain-Shielded Facility N/A
Attorney and Other Outside Consulting Services Prepare and file Form FCC Construction Permit Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare and file Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority No
Quantity N/A
NEPA Section 106 environmental review No
Environmental Assessment No
ASR Modification 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 No
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study No
RF exposure measurements No
Additional Field Engineering Service Yes
Number of Days 1
Justification Electrical sweep to evaluate suitability of antenna and line on repack channel. 6400 Sweep and tower climber to optimize Ant/line for repack channel. 6400 plus 3000.

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Progress Reporting

Prepare and file 10 required progress reports on FCC Form 2100, Schedule 387 on a quarterly basis with the FCC.

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? 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

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Transmitters

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $742,258.00 $684,108.00 N/A $319,372.10 N/A
Total for all systems $902,088.00 $837,478.00 N/A $332,662.85 N/A
Primary Transmitter MPTV-PRLX-U4 $425,353.00 $411,853.00 $191,947.10
Coolant $1,000.00 $1,000.00 The coolant used for the transmitter heat exchanger is not included in the transmitter price N/A N/A
Bag Filter $6,975.00 $6,975.00 Bag type water filtration for heat exchanger system. Current pre-repack cooling system has this filtering. $3,487.50 N/A
Motorized Switch $18,110.00 $18,110.00 Electric actuated switch to switch main/auxiliary transmitters into antenna. Current transmitter has this capability but switch cannot be moved as it is in pre-repack service. $9,055.00 N/A
Site Design and Survey $15,300.00 $15,300.00 Incorporates all aspects of the transmitter room design, including power distribution requirements, equipment placement, RF system layout, plumbing, and remote control. $2,373.10 N/A
Rigid Coax Line $2,600.00 $2,600.00 Rigid interconnection coax lines from transmitter to filter to antenna switch. $1,300.00 N/A
12-Pole Mask Filter $91,463.00 $91,463.00 Sharp tuned mask filter to further protect adjacent channel Class A WMJF-CD, Ch. 23 and WMPT, Ch 21. Part of a multi-party resolution provided to the FCC to accommodate moving WETA to channel 31 . $45,731.50 N/A
Other Electrical Service: Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor. $14,200.00 $14,200.00 Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor. See attached electrical quote N/A N/A
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 4.9 . 6.5 kW $273,500.00 $260,000.00 Current transmitter is not supported for a channel change. See attached Transmitter Replace justification letter from manufacturer. An increase of power is part a multi-station agreement provided to the FCC to accommodate moving WETA to channel 31. $130,000.00 N/A
Remote Control Interface $2,205.00 $2,205.00 License required to interface transmitter into current remote control system N/A N/A
Auxiliary Transmitter MPTV-PRLX-U4 $316,905.00 $272,255.00 $127,425.00
Rigid Coax Line $2,600.00 $2,600.00 Rigid interconnection coax lines from transmitter to filter to antenna switch. $1,300.00 N/A
Coolant $1,000.00 $1,000.00 The coolant used for the transmitter heat exchanger is not included in the transmitter price N/A N/A
Motorized Switch $16,425.00 $16,425.00 Switches which transmitter will feed the mask filter. This is not an upgrade as station uses a motorized switch. Current switch can't be utilized and have station remain on-air. N/A N/A
Other Electrical Service: Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor. $14,200.00 $14,200.00 Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor. See attached electrical quote N/A N/A
Bag Filter $6,975.00 $6,975.00 N/A $3,487.50 N/A
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 4.9 . 6.5 kW $273,500.00 $228,850.00 Current transmitter is not supported for a channel change. See attached Transmitter Replace justification letter from manufacturer. An increase of power is part a multi-station agreement provided to the FCC to accommodate moving WETA to channel 31. $122,637.50 N/A
Remote Control Interface $2,205.00 $2,205.00 License required to interface transmitter into current remote control system N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Coolant Information not provided.
Bag Filter

Component Description:
bag filter for Main xmtr. 50 % deposit upon ordering. line 2.3
Amount:
$3,487.50
Motorized Switch

Component Description:
Motorized switch for main. 50% deposit. line 2.6
Amount:
$9,055.00
Site Design and Survey

Component Description:
Sweep of antenna system WMPB Baltimore
Amount:
$2,373.10
Rigid Coax Line

Component Description:
20' coax sections primary line 2.4 on main 50 % deposit
Amount:
$1,300.00
12-Pole Mask Filter

Component Description:
12 pole design. Item 2.5 on quote 50% deposit
Amount:
$45,731.50
Other Electrical Service: Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor. Information not provided.
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 4.9 . 6.5 kW

Component Description:
50% deposit for Lines 1,2 and 3 on invoice. 11447. System components with installation and check out & proof
Amount:
$130,000.00
Remote Control Interface Information not provided.
Rigid Coax Line

Component Description:
20' coax section for auxiliary line 2.4 on quote 50% deposit
Amount:
$1,300.00
Coolant Information not provided.
Motorized Switch Information not provided.
Other Electrical Service: Electrical contractor to connect transmitter into existing electrical panel and wire heat exchanger into transmitter. Includes material and labor. Information not provided.
Bag Filter

Component Description:
line 2.3 on quote for auxiliary unit bag filter 50% deposit
Amount:
$3,487.50
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 4.9 . 6.5 kW

Component Description:
Motorized Switch line2.5 on quote. 50% deposit
Amount:
$8,212.50

Component Description:
lines 1-1.17 on quote. for auxiliary unit. 50% deposit
Amount:
$114,425.00
Remote Control Interface Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Antennas

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Transmission Line

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Tower Equipment and Rigging Costs

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Outside Professional Services

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $108,960.00 $107,050.00 N/A $4,130.75 N/A
Total for all systems $902,088.00 $837,478.00 N/A $332,662.85 N/A
Outside Professional Services $108,960.00 $107,050.00 $4,130.75
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations $4,210.00 $5,000.00 Fees related to multi-party resolution agreement with Maryland Public TV, WETA and HME Equity Fund II, LLC. Involved several stations moving channels to accommodate WETA moving from ch 14 to 31. $126.00 N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,260.00 $5,000.00 N/A $285.00 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 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 and or review reimbursement form $2,630.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $31,600.00 $30,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Progress Reporting $35,000.00 $35,000.00 Prepare and file 10 required progress reports on FCC Form 2100, Schedule 387 on a quarterly basis with the FCC. $551.75 N/A
Additional Field Engineering Service, 1 Days $15,800.00 $15,800.00 Electrical sweep to evaluate suitability of antenna and line on repack channel. $6400 Sweep and tower climber to optimize Ant/line for repack channel. $6400 plus $3000. $3,000.00 N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $2,365.00 $2,250.00 N/A $168.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations

Component Description:
reimbursement for just the owings mill location WMPB.
Amount:
$126.00
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application

Component Description:
Legal fees for filing form 399/2100 Page 7 of invoice
Amount:
$285.00
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 Information not provided.
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development Information not provided.
Prepare and or review reimbursement form Information not provided.
Project management of the transition Information not provided.
Progress Reporting

Component Description:
Progress Reporting for Repacking Project for WMPB
Amount:
$142.50

Component Description:
Legal fees associated with the repacking project
Amount:
$104.50

Component Description:
Legal Fees associated with Progress Reporting for Repacking Project
Amount:
$31.50

Component Description:
Legal fees associated with the Repacking Project
Amount:
$104.50

Component Description:
Legal fees associated with the repacking project
Amount:
$79.50

Component Description:
Additional items for other locations and other MPT issues.
Amount:
$89.25
Additional Field Engineering Service, 1 Days

Component Description:
sweep of existing antenna system at WMPB
Amount:
$3,000.00
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application

Component Description:
Legal fees associated with the repacking project
Amount:
$168.00

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 $50,870.00 $46,320.00 N/A $9,160.00 N/A
Total for all systems $902,088.00 $837,478.00 N/A $332,662.85 N/A
Other Expenses $50,870.00 $46,320.00 $9,160.00
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $1,000.00 $1,000.00 Notification will need to be made to MVPD's as required. Applicant to explore using an outside firm to determine which facilities will need to be notified and send the appropriate notification letters. N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $20,000.00 $20,000.00 Applicant will be required to dispose of the current transmission line and transmitter and heavy oil filled high voltage power supplies. These cannot be disposed of in a typical landfill. N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,550.00 $7,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $18,320.00 $18,320.00 Transmitter shipping and offloading. See transmitter quote options. $9,160.00 N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
MVPD Notification of Channel Change Information not provided.
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) Information not provided.
DTV Medical Facility Notification Information not provided.
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges

Component Description:
line 2.2 on auxiliary offloading 50% deposit
Amount:
$2,250.00

Component Description:
Transmitter system transportation. 50% deposit
Amount:
$2,330.00

Component Description:
Offloading 50% deposit
Amount:
$2,250.00

Component Description:
line 2.1 auxiliary transmitter system transporation 50 % deposit
Amount:
$2,330.00

Cost Information

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $902,088.00 $837,478.00 $332,662.85

Reimbursement Status

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Question Response
The facility has ceased operating on its pre-auction channel. No
Construction of final facilities or all necessary modifications are complete. No
All receipts for reimbursement have been submitted no further costs are expected to be incurred. Note this will lock the Form 399 from further editing and begin close-out procedures with the Fund Administrator. No

Certification

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Section Question Response
Submission of Estimated Expenses Statements

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

  1. The Authorized Person signing below certifies that he/she is authorized to submit this TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form on behalf of the above-named entity.

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

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

  4. The above-named entity certifies that the equipment and services paid for with money from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund are necessary to change channels (broadcasters) or to continue to carry the signal of a broadcaster that changes channels (MVPD).

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

  6. The above-named entity certifies that it will maintain and provide to the Commission detailed records, including receipts, of all costs eligible for reimbursement actually incurred.

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

  8. The above-named entity certifies that it is in full compliance with all statutes, rules, regulations and governmental requirements for which compliance is a pre-requisite for obtaining the payments herein requested.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Tammy Conrad , Conrad .

Fiscal Accounts Clerk


04/22/2019

Attachments

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