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Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces Region 51 (Texas-Houston) Public Safety Regional Planning Committees to Hold 700 MHz and 800 MHz NPSPAC Planning Meetings

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Released: July 19, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

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Washington, D.C. 20554



DA 11-1211

July 19, 2011

PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCES

REGION 51 (TEXAS-HOUSTON) PUBLIC SAFETY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEES

TO HOLD 700 MHZ AND 800 MHZ NPSPAC PLANNING MEETINGS

PR Docket No. 91-199

The Region 51 (Texas-Houston)1 700 MHz and 800 MHz Public Safety Regional Planning
Committee (RPCs) will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m., at
the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Captain Clint People's Training Academy, 112 Academy
Drive, Conroe, Texas.
The 700 MHz and 800 MHz combined agenda includes:

Call to Order (Chairman Douglas Frankhouser)

Introduction of attendees and completion and/or verification of attendee information sheet

Update on City of Houston/Harris County 700 MHz maps
o Presentation
o Discussion

Review of City of Houston 800 MHz application
o Presentation
o Recommendation by frequency review committee (John Chaney)
o Discussion/vote

Austin County Change
o Presentation
o Recommendation by frequency review committee (John Chaney)
o Discussion/vote

Region 49 (Texas-Austin) Request
o Presentation
o Recommendation by frequency review committee (John Chaney)
o Discussion/vote

Discuss regional issues, projects, updates, meetings, grants

Discuss and act on new business

Adjourn

1 The Region 51 (Texas-Houston) area includes the City of Houston and the counties of Shelby, Nacogdoches, San
Augustine, Sabine, Houston, Trinity, Angelina, Walker, San Jacinto, Polk, Tyler, Jasper, Newton, Montgomery,
Liberty, Hardin, Orange, Waller, Harris, Chambers, Jefferson, Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Austin, Colorado,
Wharton and Matagorda.

A copy of the approved Region 51 700 and 800 MHz plans is located on the Region's web page
at http://www.region51.hctx.net. In addition, general information is available at the Commission's Public
Safety and Homeland Security public safety website at http://www.fcc.gov/pshs/public-safety-
spectrum/700-MHz/.
The Region 51 Public Safety RPC meetings are open to the public. All eligible public safety
providers in Region 51 may utilize these frequencies. It is essential that eligible public safety agencies in
all areas of government, including state, municipality, county, and Native American Tribal be represented
in order to ensure that each agency's future spectrum needs are considered in the allocation process.
Administrators who are not oriented in the communications field should delegate someone with this
knowledge to attend, participate, and represent their agency's needs.
All interested parties wishing to participate in planning for the use of public safety spectrum in
the 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands within Region 51 should plan to attend. For further information, please
contact:
Douglas Frankhouser, Chairman
Region 51 700, 800 MHz Public Safety RPCs
Houston Airport System
Public Safety and Technology Division
16930 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77032
(281) 233-1344
douglas.frankhouser@cityofhouston.net
Craig Bernard, Vice-Chairman
Region 51 700, 800 MHz Public Safety RPCs
Harris County ITC
2500 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77003
(713) 755-5998
craig.bernard@itc.hctx.net
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