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Proposed Rule

Digital Television Broadcast Service; Fresno, CA

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by Fisher Broadcasting-Fresno, L.L.C., licensee of Station KJEO(TV), NTSC Channel 47, Fresno, California, requesting the substitution of DTV Channel 34 for Station KJEO(TV)'s assigned DTV Channel 14. DTV Channel 34 can be allotted to Fresno, California, in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a) at reference coordinates (37-04-14 N. and 119-25-31 W.). As requested, we propose to allot DTV Channel 34 to Fresno with a power of 330 and a height above average terrain (HAAT) of 597 meters.


Comments must be filed on or before October 30, 2000, and reply comments on or before November 14, 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: Clifford M. Harrington, Brendan Holland, Shaw Pittman, 2001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006 (Counsel for Fisher Broadcasting-Fresno, L.L.C.).

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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. 00-162, adopted September 7, 2000, and Start Printed Page 54833released September 8, 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. 00-23269 Filed 9-8-00; 8:45 am]