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Released: September 27, 2012
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554

DA 12-1544

September 27, 2012
Jerome Kambic
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
333 Market St.
2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126 -0333
Re:
Call Sign E120097
File No. SES-STA-20120523-00465
Dear Mr. Kambic:
On June 4, 2102, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (COP) filed the above captioned
application for temporary authority (STA) to operate a Ku-Band mobile uplink Satellite News
Gathering (SNG) truck earth station. For the reason stated below, we dismiss this application as
defective.
Section 25.112(a) of the Commission’s rules, requires the Commission to return, as unacceptable
for filing, any earth station application that is not substantially complete, or does not comply with
the Commission’s rules.1 COP’s application does not comply with the Commission’s rules,
rendering it unacceptable and subject to dismissal for the following reasons.
Section 25.120(a) of the Commission’s rules2 requires STA requests to contain “the full
particulars of the proposed operation.” This includes frequency bands, powers and points of
communication. COP did not submit information detailing the particulars of its proposed SNG
operations in its STA application.
In addition, Section 25.120(a) of the Commissions’ rules3, requires that STA requests include all
facts sufficient to justify the temporary authority sought. COP did not provide any such
information in its STA request. Without this information, we cannot make a finding that
extraordinary circumstances require immediate operation and that a delay in these operations
would seriously prejudice the public interest.4


1 47 C.F.R. § 25.112(a).
2 47 C.F.R. § 25.120(a).
3 Id.
4 See 47 C.F.R. § 25.120(b)(1).

Federal Communications Commission DA 12-1544

Accordingly, pursuant to Section 25.112 of the Commission’s rules, and Section 0.261 of the
Commission’s rules on delegations of authority,5 we dismiss the application of Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania as defective.
Sincerely,
Paul E. Blais
Chief, Systems Analysis Branch
Satellite Division
International Bureau


5 47 C.F.R. §§ 25.112 and 0.261.
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