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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, licensee of noncommercial educational station WILL-TV, NTSC Channel *12, Urbana, Illinois, requesting the substitution of DTV Channel *9 for DTV Channel *33. DTV Channel *9 can be allotted to Urbana, Illinois, in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of section 73.625(a) at coordinates 40-02-18 N and 88-40-10 W with a power of 30 (kW) and a height above average terrain (HAAT) 302 meters.

DATES:

Comments must be filed on or before July 3, 2000, and reply comments on or before July 19, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, or its counsel or consultant, as follows: Wayne Coy, Jr., Cohn and Marks, Suite 300, 1920 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1622 (Counsel for The University of Illinois Board of Trustees).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Pam Blumenthal, Mass Media Bureau, (202) 418-1600.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 00-76, adopted May 9, 2000, and released May 10, 2000. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Center 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC. The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, International Transcription Services, Inc., (202) 857-3800, 1231 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

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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Federal Communications Commission.

Barbara A. Kreisman,

Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 00-11974 Filed 5-11-00; 8:45 am]

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