PSHSB Region 53 Public Safety 700 MHz Meeting
Federal Communications CommissionNews media information (202) 418-0500
TTY (202) 418-2555
445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
February 2, 2012
PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCES
REGION 53 (TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO) PUBLIC SAFETY REGIONAL PLANNING
COMMITTEE TO HOLD 700 MHZ MEETINGThe Region 53 (Texas-San Antonio)1 700 MHz Public Safety Regional Planning Committee
(RPC) will hold its next meeting on March 1, 2012, beginning at 1:30 p.m., at Alamo Area Council of
Governments, 8700 Tesoro, San Antonio, Texas. Lodging is available at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 111
NE Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas, telephone (877) 207-1412, for $85 per night under block “Region 53.”
Agenda for the Region 53 700 MHz RPC meeting includes:
1) Welcome to San Antonio and the Alamo Area Council of Governments
a) Update on DPS organization, activities and new State Legislative Liaison
2) Call to order, County roll-call and teleconference self-introductions (provide name and
3) Approval of agenda
4) Review and approve previous Meeting Minutes
5) Discussion and final review of Plan and Appendices
a) Acceptance and/or concerns received from adjacent regions
i) Region 49 (Texas-Austin)
ii) Region 50 (Texas-El Paso)
iii) Region 51 (Texas-Houston)
b) Review concerns received from Region 53 members.
6) Final approval of the Region 53 Plan and Appendices for submission to the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). The finalized version will include the March 1
meeting agenda, minutes, and updated Appendix B - Membership List, Appendix C5 - Master
Contact List. All participants who have attended any meeting (or via WebEx) will be added
to the Region 53 Membership List, Appendix B.
7) Old Business:
a) Please register at www.NIIX.org for future Region 53 notifications. The Region 53
contact list on NIIX will be used for meeting notifications and other Region 53 business.
If you know of individuals that should be added to this list, send such information to
b) Plan submittal timeline: Anticipated final approval of Plan and Appendices on March 1,
2012, with plan package to be transmitted to the FCC for review and approval, and
posting on CAPRAD by March 12, 2012.
1 The Region 53 (Texas-San Antonio) 700 MHz regional planning area consists of the counties of Aransas,
Atascosa, Bandera, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Comal, Dewitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio,
Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, Kerr, Kendall,
Kinney, Kleberg, LaSalle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Real, Refugio, San Patricio,
Starr, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Willacy, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala.
8) New Business:
a) McAllen application.
9) Opportunity for public comment
10) Next meetings scheduled:
a) June 7, 2012 – 1st Quarterly meeting at South Texas Development Council, Laredo,
b) September 6, 2012 – Quarterly meeting, location to be announced
c) December 6, 2012 – Quarterly meeting, location to be announced
11) Meeting adjourned.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may participate via the conference bridge WebEx
using the following instructions:
Meeting Number: 629 270 372. This meeting does not require a password.
Go to https://txdpsoncall.webex.com/txdpsoncall/j.php?J=629270372
If requested, enter your name and email address
Follow the instructions that appear on your screen
Note: Prior to the meeting, please download and review the Region 53 Plan and Appendices:
Go to www.NIIX.org and enter your log-on ID and password
o Go to: Your Communities (on the lower left side of the monitor)
o Click on Texas Region 53 700 MHz Planning Committee
o Click on Plan Documents to download the Plan and Appendices. All current plan
documents, meeting announcements, meeting minutes, and other pertinent
information are maintained at this website.
Audio conference information: To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join
the meeting, or call the number below and enter the access code. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada):
1-877-668-4493, call-in toll number (US/Canada): +1-408-600-3600
The Region 53 700 MHz Public Safety RPC meeting is open to the public. All eligible public
safety providers in Region 53 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 band within Region 53 should plan to attend. For further information, please contact:
Richard Morales, Jr., Chairman
Region 53 700 MHz RPC
Information Technology Manager
Radio Services Communications Division (ITSD)
City of San Antonio, Texas
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