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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB048 (2001)

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ARLB048 FCC Announces Mail Changes for Gettysburg Office

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ARRL Bulletin 48  ARLB048
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  November 15, 2001
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB048 FCC Announces Mail Changes for Gettysburg Office

The FCC's Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, office has moved its mailroom
offsite. Effective immediately, all overnight couriers--including
FedEx and UPS--require the ''ship to'' address for the FCC Gettysburg
office to be Rear entrance, 35 York St, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

The FCC said it's trying to balance accessibility with the need for
heightened security and encouraged its customers to make full use of
the Commission's electronic filing systems. The Gettysburg office is
where Amateur Radio applications are processed and licenses issued
by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. It's also where Special
Counsel for Amateur Radio Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth has his
office.

The change does not affect US Postal Service deliveries. The FCC
said the USPS will continue to accept and will divert all mail
addressed to 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg--the office's physical
location--to the off-site mailroom. Until November 30, the FCC
itself will divert overnight courier deliveries to 1270 Fairfield
Road to the new off-site mailroom.

''This new off-site mailroom facility does not affect applications or
any other filings requiring a fee,'' an FCC Public Notice said.
Unless paid on-line using a credit card, amateur vanity call sign
fees go to the FCC's contractor in Pittsburgh. Requests for amateur
fee refunds, however, are sent to Gettysburg.

The FCC also said the staff at the Gettysburg filing counter at 35
York Street will not accept hand-delivered documents enclosed in
envelopes. The filing counter is open weekdays 8 AM until 4:30 PM.
Originals and copies of each official filing must continue to be
addressed to the Commission and held together with rubber bands or
fasteners. ''Stamp and return'' copies will be provided as long as
they clearly accompany each individual filing.

Filings requesting confidential treatment under the Commission's
rules must also be filed without envelopes. The staff at the filing
counter will enclose such filings in an FCC envelope labeled
''confidential.''

Questions concerning the FCC Public Notice should be directed to the
Building and Facility Management Specialist, rhewitt@fcc.gov or
717-338-2535.
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