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FCC 15.615
Revised as of October 1, 2009
Goto Year:2008 | 2010
  §  15.615   General administrative requirements.

   (a) Access BPL Database. Entities operating Access BPL systems shall
   supply to an industry-recognized entity, information on all existing
   Access BPL systems and all proposed Access BPL systems for inclusion
   into a publicly available data base, within 30 days prior to initiation
   of service. Such information shall include the following:

   (1) The name of the Access BPL provider.

   (2) The frequencies of the Access BPL operation.

   (3) The postal zip codes served by the specific Access BPL operation.

   (4) The manufacturer and type of Access BPL equipment and its
   associated FCC ID number, or, in the case of Access BPL equipment that
   has been subject to verification, the Trade Name and Model Number, as
   specified on the equipment label.

   (5) The contact information, including both phone number and e-mail
   address of a person at, or associated with, the BPL operator's company,
   to facilitate the resolution of any interference complaint.

   (6) The proposed/or actual date of Access BPL operation.

   (b) The Access BPL database manager shall enter this information into
   the publicly accessible database within three (3) business days of
   receipt.

   (c) No notification to the Commission is required.

   (d) A licensed spectrum user experiencing harmful interference that is
   suspected to be caused by an Access BPL system shall inform the local
   BPL operator's contact person designated in the Access BPL database.
   The investigation of the reported interference and the resolution of
   confirmed harmful interference from the Access BPL system shall be
   successfully completed by the BPL operator within a reasonable time
   period according to a mutually acceptable schedule, after the receipt
   of an interference complaint, in order to avoid protracted disruptions
   to licensed services. The Access BPL operator shall respond to
   complaints of harmful interference from public safety users within 24
   hours. With regard to public safety complaints, the BPL provider shall
   be required to immediately cease the operations causing such complaint
   if it fails to respond within 24 hours.

   (e) Consultation with public safety users. An entity operating an
   Access BPL system shall notify and consult with the public safety users
   in the area where it plans to deploy Access BPL, at least 30 days prior
   to initiation of any operation or service. This entity shall design or
   implement the Access BPL system such that it does not cause harmful
   interference in those frequencies or bands used by the public safety
   agencies in the area served by the Access BPL system. The notification
   shall include, at a minimum, the information in paragraph (a) of this
   section.

   (f) Federal government spectrum users and other radio service users. An
   entity operating an Access BPL system shall ensure that, within its
   Access BPL deployment area, its system does not operate on any
   frequencies designated as excluded bands or on identified frequencies
   within any designated exclusion zones.

   (1) Excluded Bands. To protect Aeronautical (land) stations and
   aircraft receivers, Access BPL operations using overhead medium voltage
   power lines are prohibited in the frequency bands listed in Table 1.
   Specifically, such BPL systems shall not place carrier frequencies in
   these bands.

   Table 1—Excluded Frequency Bands
    Frequency band
   2,850–3,025 kHz
   3,400–3,500 kHz
   4,650–4,700 kHz
   5,450–5,680 kHz
   6,525–6,685 kHz
   8,815–8,965 kHz
   10,005–10,100 kHz
   11,275–11,400 kHz
   13,260–13,360 kHz
   17,900–17,970 kHz
   21,924–22,000 kHz
   74.8–75.2 MHz

   (2) Exclusion zones . Exclusion zones encompass the operation of any
   Access BPL system within 1km of the boundary of coast station
   facilities at the coordinates listed in Tables 2 and 2.1. Exclusion
   zones also encompass the operation of Access BPL systems using overhead
   medium voltage power lines within 65 km of the Very Large Array
   observatory located at the coordinate 34°04'43.50"; N, 107°37'03.82" W.
   Exclusion zones further encompass the operation of Access BPL systems
   using overhead low voltage power lines or underground power lines
   within 47 km of the Very Large Array observatory located at the
   coordinate 34°04'43.50"; N, 107°37' 03.82" W. Within the exclusion
   zones for coast stations, Access BPL systems shall not use carrier
   frequencies within the band of 2173.52190.5 kHz. Within the exclusion
   zone for the Very Large Array radio astronomy observatory, Access BPL
   systems shall not use carrier frequencies within the 73.0–74.6 MHz
   band.

   (i) Existing coast station facilities. Access BPL systems shall not
   operate in the frequency band 2,173.5–2,190.5 kHz, within 1 kilometer
   (km) of the boundary of coast station facilities at the coordinates
   listed in Tables 2 and 2.1. BPL operators planning to deploy Access BPL
   devices at these frequencies in areas within these exclusion zones as
   defined above shall consult with the appropriate point of contact for
   these coast stations to ensure harmful interference is prevented at
   these facilities.

   Point of contact: Commandant (CG 622), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 2nd
   Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001, Telephone: (202) 267–2860,
   e-mail: cgcomms@comdt.uscg.mil.

   Table 2—Exclusion Zones for U.S. Coast Guard Coast Stations
                  Locale                 Latitude    Longitude
   Group Guam                           13°35'23" N 144°50'24" E
   GANTSEC                              18°18'00" N 65°46'59" W
   Puerto Rico                          18°28'11" N 66°07'47" W
   Honolulu                             21°18'21" N 157°53'23" W
   Group Key West                       24°33'35" N 81°47'59" W
   Trumbo Point CG Base                 24°33'58" N 81°47'57" W
   Miami                                25°37'28" N 80°23'07" W
   Everglades Park                      25°50'10" N 81°23'13" W
   Group Saint Petersburg (Everglades)  25°51'00" N 81°23'24" W
   Station Ft. Lauderdale               26°05'21" N 80°06'40" W
   Station Ft. Myers Beach              26°27'34" N 81°57'15" W
   Group Miami (Ft. Pierce)             27°27'36" N 80°18'36" W
   Station Ft. Pierce                   27°27'50" N 80°18'27" W
   Group Corpus Christi                 27°42'01" N 97°16'11" W
   Group Corpus Christi                 27°42'06" N 97°16'45" W
   ESD Saint Petersburg                 27°45'21" N 82°37'32" W
   Group Saint Petersburg               27°46'11" N 82°37'47" W
   Station Port O'Connor                28°26'03" N 96°25'39" W
   S. Padre Island                      28°26'22" N 97°09'56" W
   Freeport                             28°55'59" N 95°16'59" W
   Group Galveston (Freeport)           28°56'24" N 95°17'59" W
   Station YANKEETOWN                   29°01'51" N 82°43'39" W
   Station Ponce De Leon Inlet          29°03'50" N 81°55'01" W
   Group New Orleans (Grand Isle)       29°15'53" N 89°57'26" W
   Galveston                            29°19'59" N 94°46'18" W
   Kapalan                              29°20'04" N 94°47'17" W
   Sabine                               29°43'42" N 93°52'14" W
   New Orleans                          30°01'17" N 90°07'24" W
   Panama City                          30°10'01" N 85°45'04" W
   Group Mobile (Panama City)           30°10'12" N 85°45'36" W
   ANT Jacksonville Beach               30°17'16" N 81°24'10" W
   Pensacola                            30°20'24" N 87°18'17" W
   Group Mayport                        30°23'10" N 81°26'01" W
   Group Mayport                        30°23'24" N 81°25'48" W
   Ft. Morgan                           30°39'07" N 88°03'12" W
   Tybee Lighthouse                     32°01'15" N 80°50'39" W
   Point Loma Lighthouse                32°39'56" N 117°14'34" W
   Point Loma                           32°40'07" N 117°14'14" W
   Activities San Diego                 32°43'59" N 117°11'13" W
   Group Charleston (Sullivan's Island) 32°45'00" N 79°49'47" W
   Sullivan's Island Lights             32°45'02" N 79°50'03" W
   Group Charleston                     32°46'25" N 79°56'37" W
   Group San Diego                      32°52'48" N 118°26'23" W
   San Pedro                            33°45'00" N 118°15'58" W
   Group Fort Macon                     33°53'24" N 78°01'48" W
   Point Mugu                           33°59'32" N 119°07'18" W
   Group LA/Long Beach                  34°07'11" N 119°06'35" W
   Channel Island                       34°09'17" N 119°13'11" W
   Station Oxnard Channel Island        34°09'43" N 119°13'19" W
   Group Ft. Macon                      34°41'48" N 76°40'59" W
   Group Cape Hatteras                  35°13'59" N 75°31'59" W
   Group Cape Hatteras                  35°15'35" N 75°31'48" W
   Morro Bay (Cambria)                  35°31'21" N 121°03'31" W
   San Clemente Island                  32°50'24" N 118°23'15" W
   Point Pinos                          36°38'12" N 121°56'06" W
   CAMSLANT                             36°43'47" N 76°01'11" W
   Group Hampton Roads                  36°53'01" N 76°21'10" W
   Point Montara                        37°31'23" N 122°30'47" W
   Point Montara Lighthouse             37°32'09" N 122°31'08" W
   Group San Francisco                  37°32'23" N 122°31'11" W
   Group San Francisco                  37°48'34" N 122°21'55" W
   Point Bonita                         37°49'00" N 122°31'41" W
   Group Eastern Shores                 37°55'47" N 75°22'47" W
   Group Eastern Shore                  37°55'50" N 75°22'58" W
   CAMSPAC                              38°06'00" N 122°55'48" W
   Point Arena Lighthouse               38°57'18" N 124°44'28" W
   Point Arena                          38°57'36" N 123°44'23" W
   Group Atlantic City                  39°20'59" N 74°27'42" W
   Activities New York                  40°36'06" N 74°03'36" W
   Activities New York                  40°37'11" N 74°04'11" W
   ESD Moriches Hut                     40°47'19" N 72°44'53" W
   Group Moriches                       40°47'23" N 72°45'00" W
   Group Humboldt Bay                   40°58'41" N 124°06'31" W
   Group Humboldt Bay                   40°58'47" N 124°06'35" W
   Trinidad Head                        41°03'15" N 124°09'02" W
   Group Long Island Sound              41°16'12" N 72°54'00" W
   Station New Haven                    41°16'12" N 72°54'06" W
   Station Brant Point                  41°17'21" N 70°05'31" W
   Group Woods Hole                     41°17'23" N 70°04'47" W
   Station Castle Hill                  41°27'46" N 71°21'42" W
   Group Woods Hole                     41°17'29" N 70°401'07" W
   Boston Area                          41°40'12" N 70°31'48" W
   Station Provincetown                 42°01'48" N 70°12'42" W
   Eastern Point                        42°36'24" N 70°39'26" W
   Cape Blanco                          42°50'16" N 124°33'52" W
   Group North Bend                     43°24'16" N 124°13'22" W
   Group North Bend                     43°24'35" N 124°14'23" W
   Cape Elizabeth                       43°33'28" N 70°12'00" W
   Group South Portland                 43°38'24" N 70°15'00" W
   Group South Portland                 43°38'45" N 70°14'51" W
   Group SW Harbor                      44°16'19" N 68°18'27" W
   Group Southwest Harbor               44°16'48" N 68°18'36" W
   Fort Stevens, Oregon                 46°09'14" N 123°53'07" W
   Group Astoria                        46°09'29" N 123°31'48" W
   Group Astoria                        46°09'35" N 123°53'24" W
   La Push                              47°49'00" N 124°37'59" W
   Station Quillayute River             47°54'49" N 124°38'01" W
   Port Angeles                         48°07'59" N 123°25'59" W
   Group Port Angeles                   48°08'24" N 123°24'35" W
   Juneau (Sitka)                       57°05'24" N 135°15'35" W
   Kodiak                               57°40'47" N 152°28'47" W
   Valdez (Cape Hinchinbrook)           60°26'23" N 146°25'48" W

   Note:Systems of coordinates comply with NAD 83.

   Table 2.1—Exclusion Zones for Maritime Public Coast Stations

   [Points of Contact Are Identified in the Commission's License Database]
         Licensee name             Location       Latitude    Longitude
   Shipcom LLC                Marina Del Ray, CA 33°56'21" N 118°27'14" W
   Globe Wireless             Rio Vista, CA      38°11'55" N 121°48'34" W
   Avalon Communications Corp St. Thomas, VI     18°21'19" N 64°56'48" W
   Globe Wireless             Bishopville, MD    38°24'10" N 75°12'59" W
   Shipcom LLC                Mobile, AL         30°40'07" N 88°10'23" W
   Shipcom LLC                Coden, AL          30°22'35" N 88°12'20" W
   Globe Wireless             Pearl River, LA    30°22'13" N 89°47'26" W
   Globe Wireless             Kahalelani, HI     21°10'33" N 157°10'39" W
   Globe Wireless             Palo Alto, CA      37°26'44" N 122°06'48" W
   Globe Wireless             Agana, GU          13°29'22" N 144°49'39" E

   Note: Systems of coordinates comply with NAD 83.

   (ii) New or relocated Coast stations. In the unlikely event that a new
   or relocated coast station is established for the 2.173.5–2.190.5 kHz
   band at a coordinate not specified in Table 2 or 2.1, Access BPL
   operations in that frequency band shall also be excluded within 1 km of
   the new coast station facility;

   (3) Consultation areas . Access BPL operators shall provide
   notification to the appropriate point of contact specified regarding
   Access BPL operations at any frequencies of potential concern in the
   following consultation areas, at least 30 days prior to initiation of
   any operation or service. The notification shall include, at a minimum,
   the information in paragraph (a) of this section. We expect parties to
   consult in good faith to ensure that no harmful interference is caused
   to licensed operations and that any constraints on BPL deployments are
   minimized to those necessary to avoid harmful interference. In the
   unlikely event that a new or relocated aeronautical receive station is
   established for the 1.7–30 MHz band at a coordinate not specified in
   Table 3b, Access BPL operators are also required to coordinate with the
   appropriate point of contact regarding Access BPL operations at any
   frequencies of potential concern in the new or relocated consultation
   areas, and to adjust their system operating parameters to protect the
   new or relocated aeronautical receive station.

   (i) For frequencies in the 1.7–30 MHz frequency range, the areas within
   4 km of facilities located at the following coordinates:

   (A) The Commission's protected field offices listed in 47 CFR 0.121,
   the point-of-contact for which is specified in that section;

   (B) The aeronautical stations listed in Tables 3a and 3b;

   (C) The land stations listed in Tables 4 and 5;

   (ii) For frequencies in the 1.7–80.0 MHz frequency range, the areas
   within 4 km of facilities located at the coordinates specified for
   radio astronomy facilities in 47 CFR 2.106, Note U.S. 311.

   Point of contact: Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager, National Science
   Foundation, Division of Astronomical Sciences, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite
   1045, Arlington, VA 22230, (703) 292–4896, esm@nsf.gov .

   (iii) For frequencies in the 1.7–80 MHz frequency range, the area
   within 1 km of the Table Mountain Radio Receiving Zone, the coordinates
   and point of contact for which are specified in 47 CFR 21.113(b).

   (iv) For frequencies in the 1.7–30 MHz frequency range, the areas
   within 37 km of radar receiver facilities located at the coordinates
   specified in Table 6.

   Point of contact: U.S. Coast Guard HQ, Division of Spectrum Management
   CG–622, 2100 Second St., SW., Rm. 6611, Washington, DC 20593, Tel:
   (202) 267–6036, Fax: (202) 267–4106, e-mail: jtaboada@comdt.uscg.mil.

   Table 3a—Consultation Area Coordinates for Aeronautical (OR) Stations
   (1.7–30 MHz)
    Command name       Location       Latitude     Longitude
   Washington     Arlington, VA      38°51'07" N 77°02'15" W
   Cape Cod       Cape Cod, MA       41°42'00" N 70°30'00" W
   Atlantic City  Atlantic City, NJ  39°20'59" N 74°27'42" W
   Elizabeth City Elizabeth City, NC 36°15'53" N 76°10'32" W
   Savannah       Savannah, GA       32°01'30" N 81°08'30" W
   Miami          Opa Locka, FL      25°54'22" N 80°16'01" W
   Clearwater     Clearwater, FL     27°54'27" N 82°41' 29" W
   Borinquen      Aguadilla, PR      18°18'36" N 67°04' 48" W
   New Orleans    New Orleans, LA    29°49'31" N 90°02' 06" W
   Traverse City  Traverse City, MI  44°44'24" N 85°34'54" W
   San Diego      San Diego, CA      32°43'33" N 117°10' 15" W
   Sacramento     McCllelan AFB, CA  38°40'06" N 121°24'04" W
   Astoria        Warrenton, OR      46°25'18" N 123°47' 46" W
   North Bend     North Bend, OR     43°24'39" N 124°14'35" W
   Barbers Point  Kapolei, HI        21°18'01" N 158°04'15" W
   Kodiak         Kodiak, AK         57°44'19" N 152°30'18" W
   Houston        Houston, TX        29°45'00" N 95°22'00" W
   Detroit        Mt. Clemens, MI    42°36'05" N 82°50'12" W
   San Francisco  San Francisco, CA  37°37'58" N 122°23'20" W
   Los Angeles    Los Angeles, CA    33°56'36" N 118°23'48" W
   Humboldt Bay   McKinleyville, CA  40°58'39" N 124°06'45" W
   Port Angeles   Port Angeles, WA   48°08'25" N 123°24'48" W
   Sitka          Sitka, AK          57°05'50" N 135°21'58" W

   Note: Systems of coordinates conform to NAD 83.

   Point of contact: ARINC, 2551 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401, Tel:
   1–800–633–6882, Fax: (410) 266–2329, e-mail: arincmkt@arinc.com,
   http://www.arinc.com.

   Point of contact: ARINC, 2551 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401, Tel:
   1–800–633–6882, Fax: 410–266–2329, e-mail: bplnotifications@arinc.com,
   http://www.arinc.com .

   Table 3b—Consultation Area Coordinates for Aeronautical Receive
   Stations (1.7–30 MHz)
         Locale         Latitude                   Longitude
   Southampton, NY    40°55'15" N   72°23'41" W
   Molokai, HI        21°12'23" N   157°12'30" W
   Oahu, HI           21°22'27" N   158°05'56" W
   Half Moon Bay, CA  37°39'64" N   122°24'44" W
   Pt. Reyes, CA      38°06'00" N   122°56'00" W
   Barrow, AK         71°17'24" N   156°40'12"; W
   Guam               13°28'12" N   144°48'0.0" E (note: Eastern Hemisphere)
   NY Comm Center, NY 40°46'48" N   73°05'46" W
   Cedar Rapids, IA   42°02'05.0" N 91°38'37.6" W
   Beaumont, CA       33°54'27.1" N 116°59'49.1" W
   Fairfield, TX      31°47'02.6" N 96°47'03.0" W
   Houston, TX        29°36'35.8" N 95°16'54.8" W
   Miami, FL          25°49'05" N   80°18'28" W

   Note:Systems of coordinates conform to NAD 83.

   Point of contact: U.S. Coast Guard HQ, Division of Spectrum Management
   CG–622, 2100 Second St., SW., Rm. 6611, Washington, DC 20593, Tel:
   (202) 267–6036, Fax: (202) 267–4106, e-mail: jtaboada@comdt.uscg.mil.

   Table 4—Consultation Area Coordinates for Land Stations, Set 1 (1.7–30
   MHz)
      Command name         Location       Latitude    Longitude
   COMMSTA Boston      Maspee, MA        41°24'00" N 70°18'57" W
   Camslant            Chesapeake, VA    36°33'59" N 76°15'23" W
   COMMSTA Miami       Miami, FL         25°36'58" N 80°23'04" W
   COMMSTA New Orleans Belle Chasse, IA  29°52'40" N 89°54'46" W
   Camspac             Pt. Reyes Sta, CA 38°06'00" N 122°55'48" W
   COMMSTA Honolulu    Wahiawa, HI       21°31'08" N 157°59'28" W
   COMMSTA Kodiak      Kodiak, AK        57°04'26' N 152°28'20" W
   Guam                Finegayan, GU     13°53'08" N 144°50'20" E

   Note: Systems of coordinates conform to NAD 83.

   Point of contact: COTHEN Technical Support Center, COTHEN Program
   Manager, Tel: (800) 829–6336.

   Table 5—Consultation Area Coordinates for Land Stations, Set 2 (1.7–30
   MHz)
       Site name      Latitude    Longitude
   Albuquerque, NM   35°05'02" N 105°34'23" W
   Arecibo, PR       18°17'26" N 66°22'33" W
   Atlanta, GA       32°33"06 N  84°23'35" W
   Beaufort, SC      34°34'22" N 76°09'48" W
   Cape Charles, VA  37°05'37" N 75°58'06" W
   Cedar Rapids, IA  42°00'09" N 91°17'39" W
   Denver, CO        39°15'45" N 103°34'23" W
   Fort Myers, FL    81°31'20" N 26°20'01" W
   Kansas City, MO   38°22'10" N 93°21'48" W
   Las Vegas, NV     36°21'15" N 114°17'33" W
   Lovelock, NV      40°03'07" N 118°18'56" W
   Memphis, TN       34°21'57" N 90°02'43" W
   Miami, FL         25°46'20" N 80°28'48" W
   Morehead City, NC 34°34'50" N 78°13'59" W
   Oklahoma City, OK 34°30'52" N 97°30'52" W
   Orlando, FL       28°31'30" N 80°48'58" W
   Reno, NV          38°31'12" N 119°14'37" W
   Sarasota, FL      27°12'41" N 81°31'20" W
   Wilmington, NC    34°29'24" N 78°04'31" W

   Note: Systems of coordinates conform to NAD 83.

   Point Of Contact: ROTHR Deputy Program Manager, (540) 653–3624.

   Table 6—Consultation Area Coordinates for Radar Receiver Stations
   (1.7–30 MHz)
   Latitude/Longitude
   18°01' N/66°30' W
   28°05' N/98°43' W
   36°34' N/76°18' W

   Note: Systems of coordinates conform to NAD 83.

   [ 70 FR 1374 , Jan. 7, 2005, as amended at  71 FR 49379 , Aug. 23, 2006]

Subpart H—Television Band Devices

   Source:    74 FR 7326 , Feb. 17, 2009, unless otherwise noted.


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