47 CFR 15.615 - General administrative requirements.

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§ 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 2173.5-2190.5 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
Note: Systems of coordinates comply with NAD 83.
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
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
Note: Systems of coordinates comply with NAD 83.
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
(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
Note: Systems of coordinates conform to NAD 83.
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
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
Note: Systems of coordinates conform to NAD 83.
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
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
Note: Systems of coordinates conform to NAD 83.
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
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
Note: Systems of coordinates conform to NAD 83.
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
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
Note: Systems of coordinates conform to NAD 83.
18°01′ N/66°30′ W
28°05′ N/98°43′ W
36°34′ N/76°18′ W
[70 FR 1374, Jan. 7, 2005, as amended at 71 FR 49379, Aug. 23, 2006]

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