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Federal Communications Commission.
The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by KPAX Communications, Inc., licensee of station KPAX-TV, NTSC channel 8, Missoula, Montana, requesting the substitution of DTV channel 7 for station KPAX-TV's assigned DTV channel 35. DTV Channel 7 can be allotted to Missoula, Montana, in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a) at reference coordinates (47-01-06 N. and 114-00-Start Printed Page 855841 W.). As requested, we propose to allot DTV Channel 7 to Missoula with a power of 28.0 and a height above average terrain (HAAT) of 623 meters.
Comments must be filed on or before March 19, 2001, and reply comments on or before April 3, 2001.
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: Elizabeth A. McGeary, Scott S. Patrick, Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, PLLC, 1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-6802 (Counsel for KPAX Communications, Inc.).Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Pam Blumenthal, Mass Media Bureau, (202) 418-1600.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 01-15, adopted January 25, 2001, and released January 26, 2001. 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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73
- Digital television broadcasting
For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission proposes to amend 47 CFR part 73 as follows:Start Part
PART 73—TELEVISION BROADCAST SERVICES
1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows:
2. Section 73.622(b), the Table of Digital Television Allotments under Montana is amended by removing DTV Channel 35 and adding DTV Channel 7 at Missoula.
Federal Communications Commission.
Barbara A. Kreisman,
Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau.
[FR Doc. 01-2757 Filed 1-31-01; 8:45 am]
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