Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0386 (July 2002)
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
Extension of Existing Engineering STA

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BESTA - 20180605AAF
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC MEDIA, INC.
Mailing Address
1089 BANNOCK STREET

City
DENVER
State or Country (if foreign address)
CO
Zip Code
80204 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3038926666
E-Mail Address (if available)
COMPLIANCE@RMPBS.ORG
FCC Registration No
0001615582
Call Sign
KUVO
Facility ID Number
16687
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
MARK A. BALKIN
Firm or Company Name
HARDY, CAREY, CHAUTIN & BALKIN, LLP
Mailing Address
1080 WEST CAUSEWAY APPROACH

City
MANDEVILLE
State or Country (if foreign address)
LA
ZIP Code
70417 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9856290777

E-Mail Address (if available)
MBALKIN@HARDYCAREY.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BSTA - 20040805AEF
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: FM 
5. Community of License:
City: DENVER     State: CO
6. If this application has been submitted without a fee, indicate reason for fee exemption (see 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1114):
Governmental Entity Noncommercial Educational Licensee/Permittee Other
N/A (Fee Required)
7. Environmental Protection Act.    The proposed facility is excluded from environmental processing under 47. C.F.R. Section 1.1306 (i.e., The facility will not have a significant environmental impact and complies with the maximum permissible radiofrequency electromagnetic exposure limits for controlled and uncontrolled environments). Unless the applicant can determine compliance through the use of the RF worksheets in Appendix A, an Exhibit is required.

By checking "Yes" above, the applicant also certifies that it, in coordination with other users of the site, will reduce power or cease operation as necessary to protect persons having access to the site, tower or antenna from radiofrequency electromagnetic exposure in excess of FCC guidelines.
Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 23]

8.
Please explain in detail the "extraordinary circumstances" which warrant temporary operations at variance from the Commission's Rules. In addition, please specify 1)the specific rules and/or policies from which the applicant seeks temporary relief; 2) how the public interest will be furthered by grant; and 3) the expected duration of the STA and the licensee's plan for restoration of licensed operation. If requesting variance with other than authorized technical facilities, please specify the exact facilities sought.
[Exhibit 24]
9.
Anti-Drug Abuse Act Certification. Applicant certifies that neither applicant nor any party to the application is subject to denial of federal benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862.
Yes No

I hereby certify that the statements in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith. I acknowledge that all certifications and attached Exhibits are considered material representations.

Typed or Printed Name of Person Signing
AMANDA MOUNTAIN
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT & CEO
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/05/2018

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503).



Exhibits
Exhibit 24
Description:
EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES

ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2004, ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC MEDIA, INC'S ('RMPM') PREDECESSOR-IN-INTEREST, DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING ('DEB'), WAS GRANTED SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (FILE NO. BSTA-20040805AEF) PURSUANT TO 47 C.F.R. 73.1635(A). THE AUTHORIZATION ALLOWED KUVO TO OPERATE AT A LOWER EFFECTIVE POWER: 18.0 KW, INSTEAD OF THE 22.5 KW AT WHICH IT IS LICENSED TO OPERATE (KUVO'S MOST RECENT LICENSE RENEWAL WAS FILE NO. BRED-20121130BBD).

THE ORIGINAL STA WAS GRANTED TO PROTECT PERSONS OUTSIDE THE FENCE SURROUNDING THE TRANSMISSION FACILITY FROM RADIO FREQUENCY RADIATION EXPOSURE IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITS IN THE COMMISSION'S RULES. THE 2004 STA HAS SINCE BEEN RENEWED MANY TIMES; THE MOST RECENT RENEWAL WAS IN JUNE 2017 (FILE NO. BESTA-20171205AAY).

SINCE THE LAST STA EXTENSION WAS GRANTED, RMPM HAS ENTERED INTO A LEASE TO MOVE KUVO TO A NEW TOWER AT THE TRANSMISSION SITE WHERE RMPM'S KRMA-TV IS LOCATED AND HAS FILED AN APPLICATION FOR A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT TO MOVE KUVO TO THE NEW TOWER. THAT APPLICATION (FILE NO. BPED-20180510AAC) IS CURRENTLY 'ACCEPTED FOR FILING.'

FOR THE REASONS STATED ABOVE, RMPM RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS THE EXTENSION OF ITS STA FOR KUVO FOR A PERIOD OF 180 DAYS. AN EXTENSION OF THIS STA WILL CONTINUE TO ENHANCE SAFETY AROUND THE TRANSMISSION SITE, AND ALLOW CONTINUED OPERATIONS OF THE NON-COMMERCIAL COMMUNITY STATION WHILE RMPM CONTINUES ITS EFFORTS TO PERMANENTLY RELOCATE KUVO.

Attachment 24