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Proposed Rule

Digital Television Broadcast Service; Portland, ME

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by HMW, Inc., licensee of station WPXT, NTSC Channel 51, Portland, Maine, requesting the substitution of DTV Channel 36 for its assigned DTV Channel 4 at Portland. DTV Channel 36 can be allotted to Portland, Maine, in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a) at reference coordinates (43-51-06 N. and 70-19-40 W.). As requested, we propose to allot DTV Channel 36 to Portland with a power of 1000 and a height above average terrain (HAAT) of 265 meters. However, since the community of Portland is located within 400 kilometers of the U.S.-Canadian border, concurrence by the Canadian government must be obtained for this proposal.

DATES:

Comments must be filed on or before September 25, 2000, and reply comments on or before October 10, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street,SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. In Start Printed Page 48211addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, or its counsel or consultant, as follows: David D. Oxenford, JoEllen Masters, Fisher, Wayland, Cooper, Leader & Zaragoza, L.L.P., 2001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006 (Counsel for HMW, Inc.).

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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. 00-133, adopted August 3, 2000, and released August 4, 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.

Federal Communications Commission.

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Barbara A. Kreisman,

Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 00-19887 Filed 8-4-00; 8:45 am]

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