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Digital Television Broadcast Service; Corpus Christi, TX

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by KVOA Communications, Inc., licensee of station KRIS-TV, NTSC Channel 6, Corpus Christi, Texas, requesting the substitution of DTV 13 for station KRIS-TV's assigned DTV Channel 50. DTV Channel 13 can be allotted to Corpus Christi, Texas, in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of section 73.625(a) at reference coordinates 27-44-28 N and 97-36-08 W with a power of 160 (kW) and a height above average terrain (HAAT) of 291 meters. However, since the community of Corpus Christi is located within 275 kilometers of the U.S.-Mexican border, concurrence by the Mexican government must be obtained for this allotment.


Comments must be filed on or before December 4, 2000, and reply comments on or before December 19, 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: Scott S. Patrick, Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, 1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-6802 (Counsel for KVOA Communications, 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. 00-198, adopted October 12, 2000, and released October 13, 1999. 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. 00-26666 Filed 10-16-00; 8:45 am]