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Proposed Rule

Radio Broadcasting Services; Blairsville, Georgia

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


This document requests comments on a petition for rule making filed by M. Terry Carter and Douglas Sutton, Jr, /dba/ Tugart Communications requesting the allotment of Channel 234A to Blairsville, Georgia as the community's first local aural transmission service. Channel 236A can be allotted to Blairsville in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 9.9 kilometers (6.2 miles) north of city reference coordinates. The coordinates for Channel 236A at Blairsville are 34-57-51 North Latitude and 83-37-49 West Longitude.


Comments must be filed on or before December 11, 2000, and reply comments on or before December 26, 2000.


Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C. 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, his counsel, or consultant, as follows, John F. Garzilgia, Esq, Pepper & Corazzini, LLP, 1776 K Street, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006-2334 (Counsel for Tugart Communications, petitioner)

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Arthur D. Scrutchins, 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. 00-000; adopted October 11, 2000 and released October 20, 2000. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Information Center (Room CY-A257), 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC. The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, International Transcription Service, 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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List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73

  • Radio broadcasting
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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission proposes to amend 47 CFR Part 73 as follows:

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1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows:

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Start Printed Page 66951 Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334 and 336.

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2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Georgia, is amended by adding Blairsville, Channel 234A.

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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. 00-28688 Filed 11-7-00; 8:45 am]