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Released: August 22, 2011

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DA 11-1440

Released: August 22, 2011

PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT

ON THE PUBLIC SAFETY SPECTRUM TRUST’S PROPOSED SECOND-YEAR BUDGET

AND ADMINISTRATIVE FEES FOR THE 700 MHZ PUBLIC SAFETY BROADBAND

WAIVER RECIPIENTS

PS Docket No. 06-229

Comment Date: September 12, 2011

On May 12, 2010, the Commission released an order granting twenty-one petitioners conditional
waivers to pursue early deployment of state, local, or regional 700 MHz public safety broadband wireless
networks under lease agreements with the Public Safety Spectrum Trust (PSST).1 Pursuant to that order,
the PSST submitted for the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau’s (Bureau) approval on June
11, 2010, its proposed first-year budget and corresponding annual spectrum lease fee for the waiver
recipients for administration of the leases.2 The Bureau approved the budget and associated fee as
proposed on August 11, 2010.3
On August 15, 2011, the PSST filed in PS Docket 06-229 its proposed second-year budget and
associated spectrum lease fee, which cover “the expenses that the PSST anticipates it will incur between
September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012 in carrying out the responsibilities set forth in the [Waiver
Order
].”4 The Bureau seeks comment generally on the budget and fee proposed by the PSST.5 In


1 Requests for Waiver of Various Petitioners to Allow the Establishment of 700 MHz Interoperable Public Safety Wireless
Broadband Networks, PS Docket No. 06-229, Order, 25 FCC Rcd 5145 (2010) (Waiver Order). The Public Safety and
Homeland Security Bureau granted a twenty-second waiver, to the State of Texas, on May 12, 2011. See Requests for Waiver
of Various Petitioners to Allow the Establishment of 700 MHz Interoperable Public Safety Wireless Broadband Networks, PS
Docket 06-229, Order, DA 11-863 (PSHSB 2011) (Texas Waiver Order).
2 See Letter from Harlin R. McEwen, Chairman, Public Safety Spectrum Trust, to James Arden Barnett, Jr., Chief, Public
Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, PS Docket No. 06-229 (filed June 11, 2010).
3 See Implementing a Nationwide, Broadband, Interoperable Public Safety Network in the 700 MHz Band, PS Docket 06-229,
Order, 25 FCC Rcd 10813 (PSHSB 2010) (PSST Budget Approval Order).
4 See Letter from Harlin R. McEwen, Chairman, Public Safety Spectrum Trust, to James Arden Barnett, Jr., Chief, Public
Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, PS Docket No. 06-229 at 1 (filed Aug. 15, 2011) (Second Year Proposed Budget).
5 See Waiver Order at ¶ 33 (requiring the Bureau to seek comment on the PSST’s proposed budget, and delegating authority to
the Bureau to approve such budget after comment).

particular, the Bureau invites comment from the waiver recipients as to the reasonableness of the PSST’s
proposal. In addition, the Bureau seeks comment on the PSST’s request that the Bureau “ease the PSST
reporting requirements from Monthly to Quarterly during the period September 1, 2011 through August
31, 2012.”6

Comment Filing Procedures

Interested parties may file comments on or before September 12, 2011. All comments should
reference PS Docket No. 06-229.
Comments may be submitted: (1) using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System
(ECFS), (2) through the Federal Government’s eRulemaking Portal, or (3) by filing paper copies.7
Comments can be filed through the Commission’s ECFS filing interface located at the following Internet
address: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Comments can also be filed via the Federal eRulemaking Portal:
http://www.regulations.gov.8 In completing the transmittal screen, commenters should include their full
name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable docket or rulemaking number. Parties that
choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies of each filing.
Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-
class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary,
Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
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Effective December 28, 2009, all hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the
Commission’s Secretary must be brought to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW, Room TW-A325,
Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held
together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the
building.

Please Note

: The Commission's former filing location at 236 Massachusetts Avenue, NE,
Suite 110, Washington, DC 20002 permanently closed on December 24, 2009.
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Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be
sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.
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U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street, SW,
Washington DC 20554.
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(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530, (202) 418-0432 (TTY).
For further information regarding this proceeding, contact Jennifer Manner, Public Safety and
Homeland Security Bureau, (202) 418-3619, jennifer.manner@fcc.gov.
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6 See Second Year Proposed Budget at 1.
7 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 Fed. Reg. 24121 (1998).
8 Filers should follow the instructions provided on the Federal eRulemaking Portal website for submitting comments.
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