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Released: October 21, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

Washington, D.C. 20554

DA 13-2035

Released: October 21, 2013

PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCES COMMENT AND

REPLY COMMENT DATES FOR THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING SEEKING

COMMENT ON EMISSION MASK REQUIREMENTS FOR DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES ON

800 MHZ NPSPAC CHANNELS; ANALOG FM CAPABILITY ON MUTUAL AID AND

INTEROPERABILITY CHANNELS

PS Docket No. 13-209, RM-11663

Comments Due: November 14, 2013
Reply Comments Due: November 29, 2013

On August 27, 2013, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in PS
Docket No. 13-209 proposing to require digital technologies, including but not limited to Terrestrial
Trunked Radio (TETRA) based technologies, to comply with Emission Mask H when operated in the 800
MHz National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) band (806-809/851-854 MHz).1
The NPRM also proposed to require equipment to have analog FM capability when operating on 800
MHz, VHF, and UHF public safety mutual aid and interoperability channels.2 The NPRM set deadlines
for filing comments and reply comments at 45 and 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.3
On September 30, 213, the Office of the Federal Register published a summary of the NPRM and
associated comment and reply comment dates.4 Accordingly, comments must be filed on or before
November 14, 2013; and reply comments must be filed on or before November 29, 2013.5 The NPRM
sets forth the comment filing instructions.
For further information regarding these proceedings, contact John A. Evanoff, Esq., Policy and
Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-0848 or via email:
john.evanoff@fcc.gov.

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1 Emission Mask Requirements for Digital Technologies on 800 MHz NPSPAC Channels; Analog FM Capability on
Mutual Aid and Interoperability Channels, PS Docket No. 13–209, RM–11663; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking,
FCC 13–117 (rel. Aug. 27, 2013).
2 Id.
3 Id.
4 78 Fed. Reg. 59903 (Sept. 30, 2013).
5 Id.

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