Filing Window Clarification PN
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
News Media Information: (202) 418-0500445 12th STREET, S.W.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20554
Released: October 23, 2013
PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU CLARIFIES THAT
THE OCTOBER 29, 2013 DATE OPENING A FILING WINDOW FOR
ADDITIONAL CHANNELS VACATED BY SPRINT CORPORATION
Application Filing May Commence on October 29, 2013
WT Docket No. 02-55The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) clarifies that the
October 29, 2013date for applicants to begin filing applications for vacated channels made available by Public Notice DA
13-2004 (released Sept. 30, 2013) remains unchanged.1 On this date, the Bureau will begin accepting
applications for facilities on the channels made available by Public Notice DA 13-2004.
The Bureau announced on September 30, 2013 that it would be updating the Vacated Channel
Search Engine (VCSE) with additional channels released by Sprint Corporation (Sprint) in the 809-
815/854-860 MHz (Channels 231- 470) portion of the 800 MHz band.2 The Bureau indicated that,
October 29, 2013, Commission-certified frequency coordinators may file applications on
behalf of eligible applicants for channels newly made available in the VCSE.3
Although the Commission released a Public Notice on October 17, 2013 stating that certain filing
deadlines between October 17 and November 4 would be delayed until November 4, 2013 because of the
recent government-wide lapse in funding during which the Commission suspended normal operations, the
October 17, 2013 Public Notice does not apply to the
October 29, 2013date for filing applications for
vacated channels .4 The
October 29, 2013date is for the opening of a filing window; not a filing
deadline contemplated by the October 17, 2013 Public Notice. Therefore, channels newly made
available in the VCSE by Public Notice DA 13-2004 will continue to list
October 29, 2013as the
availability date in the "Channel Availability" field.
1 See Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces the Opening of a Filing Window for Additional
Records Vacated by Sprint Corporation in the 809-815/854-860 MHz Band Segment, Public Notice, DA 13-2004
(rel. Sep 30, 2013)(PSHSB).
3 Id. at 3.
4 See Revised Filing Deadlines Following Resumption of Normal Commission Operations, Public Notice, DA 13-
2025 (rel. Oct 17, 2013)(CGA).
For further information, contact Brian Marenco, Policy Division, Public Safety and Homeland
Security Bureau, at (202) 418-0838 or Brian.Marenco@fcc.gov.
Action by Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.
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