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Proposed Rule

Digital Television Broadcast Service; Miami, FL

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by NBC Stations Management, Inc., licensee of station WTVJ(TV), NTSC Channel 6, Miami, Florida, requesting the substitution of DTV Channel 31 for its assigned DTV Channel 30. DTV Channel 31 can be allotted to Miami, Florida, in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a) at reference coordinates (25-58-07 N. and 80-13-20 W). As requested, we propose to allot DTV Channel 31 to Miami with a power of 1000 and a height above average terrain (HAAT) of 318 meters.


Comments must be filed on or before September 5, 2000, and reply comments on or before September 20, 2000.


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: Diane Zipursky, National Broadcasting Company, Inc., Start Printed Page 440181229 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20004 (Counsel for NBC Stations Management, Inc.).

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

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This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 00-125, adopted July 12, 2000, and released July 13, 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. 00-18052 Filed 7-14-00; 8:45 am]