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Proposed Rule

Television Broadcasting Services; New Orleans, LA


Proposed Rule.


The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed by Louisiana Media Company, LLC (“Louisiana Media”), the licensee of station WVUE-DT, channel 8, New Orleans, Louisiana. Louisiana Media requests the substitution of its pre-transition digital channel 29 for its post-transition digital channel 8 at New Orleans.


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Comments must be filed on or before September 4, 2009, and reply comments on or before September 14, 2009.

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Federal Communications Commission, Office of the Secretary, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve counsel for petitioner as follows: Mace J. Rosenstein, Esq., Covington Burling LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004.


Joyce L. Bernstein,, Media Bureau, (202) 418-1600.


This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 09-147, adopted August 12, 2009, and released August 14, 2009. The full text of this document is available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC's Reference Information Center at Portals II, CY-A257, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. This document will also be available via ECFS ( (Documents will be available electronically in ASCII, Word 97, and/or Adobe Acrobat.) This document may be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 1-800-478-3160 or via e-mail To request this document in accessible formats (computer diskettes, large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an e-mail to or call the Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). This document does not contain proposed information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any proposed information collection burden “for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees,” pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107-198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4).

Provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 do not apply to this proceeding.

Members of the public should note that from the time a Notice of Proposed Rule Making is issued until the matter is no longer subject to Commission consideration or court review, all ex parte contacts are prohibited in Commission proceedings, such as this one, which involve channel allotments. See 47 CFR 1.1204(b) for rules governing permissible ex parte contacts.

For information regarding proper filing procedures for comments, see 47 CFR 1.415 and 1.420.

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission proposes to amend 47 CFR part 73 as follows:

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1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows:


47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336.

§ 73.622 [Amended]

2. Section 73.622(i), the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments under Louisiana, is amended by adding DTV channel 29 and removing DTV channel 8 at New Orleans.

Federal Communications Commission.

Clay C. Pendarvis,

Associate Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. E9-20029 Filed 8-19-09; 8:45 am]


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