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PSHSB seeks comment on Region 24 (Missouri) 800 MHz NPSPAC amendment.

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Released: April 11, 2014


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DA 14-490

April 11, 2014



PR Docket No. 93-131

Comments Due: May 1, 2014

Reply Comments Due: May 12, 2014

Introduction. On November 19, 2013, the Region 24 (Missouri)1 800 MHz National Public
Safety Plan Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) Regional Planning Committee (RPC) submitted a proposed
administrative modification (Plan Amendment)2 to amend its 800 MHz Public Safety Plan.3
Background. In accordance with the National Public Safety Plan, each region is responsible for
planning its use of the public safety radio frequency spectrum (rebanded to the 806-824/851-869
Review of the Region 24 Plan 800 MHz NPSPAC Plan Amendment. The Plan Amendment
consists of three administrative updates. All modifications were approved by the regional membership,
and are internal to Region 24, and therefore do not require coordination with the adjacent regions.

Section 2.5 – Regional Review Committee (RRC) has been modified to include an expansion
of the RRC5 duties to review all new submitted 800 MHz applications. The rewritten section

1 The Region 24 (Missouri) 800 MHz regional planning area consists of the entire state of Missouri.
2 See Letter from Stephen T. Devine, Chair, Region 24 800 MHz Regional Planning Committee, to the Federal
Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB), PR Docket No. 93-131 (filed
Nov.19, 2013) (Plan Amendment).
3 The Region 24 (Missouri) 800 MHz NPSPAC Plan was amended in 2009, see Public Safety and Homeland
Security Bureau Approves Region 24 Missouri NSPAC Regional Planning Committee Non-Streamlined
Amendment to Reflect 800 MHz Band Reconfiguration in the 806/809-851-854, WT Docket No. 02-55, PR Docket
No. 93-131, Public Notice, 24 FCC Rcd 12164 (PSHSB 2009).
4 See Development and Implementation of a Public Safety National Plan and Amendment of Part 90 to Establish
Service Rules and Technical Standards for Use of the 821-824/766-869 MHz Bands by the Public Safety Services,
General Docket No. 87-112, Report and Order, 3 FCC Rcd 905 (1987). The band was modified by the Commission
in the Rebanding proceeding, WT Docket 02-55, by shifting the NPSPAC band down by 15 megahertz to 806-
824/851-869 MHz.
5 Plan Amendment, Section 2.5 – Regional Review Committee (revised to expand committee duties to include the
review of all 800 MHz NPSPAC applications, there upon improving process efficiency).

clarifies the RRC’s application review, coordination responsibilities and existing duties.
Previously, the RRC reviewed only applications that fell outside the Region’s stated
guidelines, and was responsible for settling disputes involving application of the Plan.
Existing duties also include preparation of plan amendments or modifications to the Plan
when voted upon by the RPC membership.

Section 4.1.3(I) and Section 4.1.3(II) are amended to reflect the new interoperable channel
names associated with the National APCO ANSI standard channel nomenclature
recommendations,6 and

Section 6.0 – The Regional Planning Committee (Chairperson) is updated to reflect the
current RPC chairperson and his contact information.7
We have reviewed the Region 24 Plan Amendment and find it to be compliant with the applicable
Commission rules and policies, and tentatively accept the Plan Amendment.
Request for Comments on the Region 24 Plan Amendment. Prior to taking further action on the
Plan Amendment, by this Public Notice we solicit comments on the Region 19 Plan Amendment.
Pursuant to Sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.415, 1.419, interested
parties may file comments on the plan amendment on or before

May 1, 2014

. Parties interested in
submitting reply comments must do so on or before

May 12, 2014

. All comments and reply comments
should reference the subject plan amendment and

PR Docket No. 93-131.

Parties may file comments and
reply comments by using (1) the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), (2) the
Federal Government’s eRulemaking Portal, or (3) by filing paper copies. See Electronic Filing of
Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998).
 Electronic Filers: Comments and reply comments may be filed electronically using the Internet
by accessing the ECFS: or the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Filers should follow the instructions provided on the website for
submitting comments.
 For ECFS Filers: In completing the transmittal screen, filers should include their full name, U.S.
Postal Service mailing address, and the rulemaking number. Parties may also submit an
electronic comment by Internet e-mail. To get filing instructions, filers should send an email to and include the following words in the body of the message: “get form.” A sample
form and directions will be sent in response.
 Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies of each

6 See Plan Amendment, Section 4.1.3(I) International Calling Channel 8CALL90, and Section 4.1.3(II) International
Tactical Channels 8TAC91-8TAC94 at 19 (updates nomenclature for tactical channels for International Calling
Channel, 8TAC91-Law Enforcement, 8TAC92-Fire Services, 8TAC93-Emergency Medical Services, and 8TAC94-
Command and Control).
7 See Plan Amendment, Section 6.0 – The Regional Planning Committee – Chairperson at 23 (identifying Stephen T.
Devine, Missouri Department of Public Safety, Missouri Interoperability Center, 2413 McCarty Street, Jefferson
City, Missouri 65101).

Commenters may send filings by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier,
or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail (although the Commission continues to experience
delays in receiving U.S. Postal Service mail). Commenters must address all filings to: Secretary, Office
of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
 Effective December 28, 2009, commenters must submit all hand-delivered or messenger-
delivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street,
SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. All hand deliveries must be held together with
rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building.


The Commission’s former filing location at 236 Massachusetts Avenue, NE is
permanently closed.
 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.
 U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street,
SW, Washington, D.C. 20554.
 People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
Commenters must address all filings to the Commission’s Secretary, Marlene H. Dortch, Office
of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20554.
Parties must also serve one copy with the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc.
(BCPI), Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, (202) 488-5300, or
via email to
The Plan Amendment is available through ECFS at Region 24 Plan documents in

PR Docket No. 93-131

are available for public inspection and copying during business hours at the FCC
Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th St. SW, Room CY-A257, Washington, D.C. 20554.
The documents may also be purchased from BCPI, telephone (202) 488-5300, facsimile (202) 488-5563,
TTY (202) 488-5562, email
For further information regarding this matter, contact Jeannie Benfaida, Policy and Licensing
Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at (202) 418-2313 or
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