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Released: October 21, 2013
PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCES COMMENT AND
REPLY COMMENT DATES FOR THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING SEEKING
COMMENT ON EMISSION MASK REQUIREMENTS FOR DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES ON
800 MHZ NPSPAC CHANNELS; ANALOG FM CAPABILITY ON MUTUAL AID AND
PS Docket No. 13-209, RM-11663
Comments Due: November 14, 2013
Reply Comments Due: November 29, 2013
On August 27, 2013, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
) in PS
Docket No. 13-209 proposing to require digital technologies, including but not limited to Terrestrial
Trunked Radio (TETRA) based technologies, to comply with Emission Mask H when operated in the 800
MHz National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) band (806-809/851-854 MHz).1
also proposed to require equipment to have analog FM capability when operating on 800
MHz, VHF, and UHF public safety mutual aid and interoperability channels.2 The NPRM
for filing comments and reply comments at 45 and 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.3
On September 30, 213, the Office of the Federal Register published a summary of the NPRM
associated comment and reply comment dates.4 Accordingly, comments must be filed on or before
November 14, 2013; and reply comments must be filed on or before November 29, 2013.5 The NPRM
sets forth the comment filing instructions.
For further information regarding these proceedings, contact John A. Evanoff, Esq., Policy and
Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-0848 or via email:firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Emission Mask Requirements for Digital Technologies on 800 MHz NPSPAC Channels; Analog FM Capability on
Mutual Aid and Interoperability Channels, PS Docket No. 13–209, RM–11663; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
FCC 13–117 (rel. Aug. 27, 2013).
4 78 Fed. Reg. 59903 (Sept. 30, 2013).