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Proposed Rule

Radio Broadcasting Services; Almont, ND

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by Morton County Radio seeking the allotment of Channel 294A to Almont, ND, as the community's first local aural service. Petitioner is requested to provide information showing that Almont is a community for allotment purposes. Channel 294A can be allotted to Almont without the imposition of a site restriction, at coordinates 46-43-30 NL; 101-30-07 WL. Canadian concurrence in the allotment is required because Almont is located within 320 kilometers (200 miles) of the U.S.-Canadian border.


Comments must be filed on or before July 17, 2000, and reply comments on or before August 1, 2000.


Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, S.W., 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: Randy Parker, 25415 Glenn Loch, The Woodlands, TX 77380 (Petitioner).

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Leslie K. Shapiro, Mass Media Bureau, (202) 418-2180.

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This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 00-94, adopted May 17, 2000, and released May 26, 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.

John A. Karousos,

Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 00-14378 Filed 6-7-00; 8:45 am]