The FCC has released the eligible station list for the incentive auction. These stations are eligible for protection in the repacking process or for relinquishment in the reverse auction.
The accompanying Public Notice announces that any licensee with a station listed in the Appendix must file an FCC Form 2100, Schedule 381 (“Pre-Auction Technical Certification Form”), through which it will verify and certify to the accuracy of the authorization and underlying Database Technical Information for each eligible facility by July 9, 2015.
The Pre-Auction Technical Certification Form includes two questions. The first question requires licensees to certify that they have reviewed the authorization for each eligible facility listed in the Appendix and to indicate whether the underlying Database Technical Information for their eligible facility is correct.
“Database Technical Information” means all underlying technical data that sets forth the operational parameters of the facility, including but not limited to the technical information that may be found in the Commission’s Consolidated Database System (as well as the successor Licensing Management System) and Antenna Registration System.
The second question requires licensees to provide additional information concerning their eligible facility, including information regarding the eligible facility’s transmitter, antenna, and antenna support structure. The Commission will use this information to help facilitate the repacking process.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or would like assistance with filing this certification.