Today, the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau released a Public Notice regarding the administration of the VHF, UHF and 700 MHz interoperability channels (800 MHz NPSPAC mutual aid channels are administered by the Regional Planning Committees).
See VHF, UHF AND 700 MHZ INTEROPERABILITY SPECTRUM ADMINISTRATION. (DA No. 16-1129). (Dkt No 15-199 ) Administration of railroad police use of interoperability channels. PSHSB . Contact: John Evanoff at (202) 418-0848, email: John.Evanoff@fcc.gov https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-16-1129A1.doc; https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-16-1129A1.pdf
In the Public Notice, the FCC provides that (1) states may update their elections to administer the 700 MHz narrowband interoperability channels and (2) elect to administer railroad police use of the VHF and UHF interoperability channels. States may delegate administration to the relevant regional planning committees.
Please feel free to contact me with questions. Thank you, John Evanoff, Attorney-Advisor, 202-418-0848