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Proposed Rule

Television Broadcasting Services; Lincoln, NE


Proposed Rule.


The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed by Lincoln Broadcasting, LLC (“LBL”), the licensee of KFXL-TV, channel 51, Lincoln, Nebraska, requesting the substitution of channel 15 for channel 51 at Lincoln. LBL's proposal complies with the Commission announcement that it would lift the current freeze on the acceptance of channel substitution rulemaking proceeding for petitions proposing to relocate from channel 51. LBL also states that the proposed facility will increase the net total population served by the station by almost 700,000 persons. LBL believes the grant of this petition would serve the public interest.


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Comments must be filed on or before January 6, 2012, and reply comments on or before January 23, 2012.

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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: Howard M. Liberman, Esq., Drinker Biddle & Reath, 1500 K Street NW., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005.


Joyce L. Bernstein,, Media Bureau, (202) 418-1647.


This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 11-192, adopted November 21, 2011, and released November 22, 2011. 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 email To request this document in accessible formats (computer diskettes, large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an email 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 (other than ex parte presentations exempt under 47 CFR 1.1204(a)) are prohibited in Commission proceedings, such as this one, which involve channel allotments. See 47 CFR 1.1208 for rules governing restricted proceedings.

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

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Federal Communications Commission

Barbara A. Kreisman,

Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau.

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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, and 339.

§ 73.622(i) [Amended]

2. Section 73.622(i), the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments under Nebraska is amended by removing channel 51 and adding channel 15 at Lincoln.

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[FR Doc. 2011-31403 Filed 12-6-11; 8:45 am]


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