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Proposed Rule

Radio Broadcasting Services; Patterson, GA

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

The Commission requests comments on a petition for rule making filed by Bernice P. Hedrick seeking the allotment of Channel 296A to Patterson, GA, as the community's first local aural service. Channel 296A can be allotted to Patterson in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 2.9 kilometers (1.8 miles) east, at coordinates 31-23-12 NL; 82-06-18 WL, to avoid a short-spacing to both the licensed site and pending construction permit site of Station WOKA-FM, Channel 294C1, Douglas, GA.

DATES:

Comments must be filed on or before March 26, 2001, and reply comments on or before April 10, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, as follows: Bernice P. Hedrick, P.O. Box 27, 317 Stonegables Ct., Gray, GA 31032 (Petitioner).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Leslie K. Shapiro, Mass Media Bureau, (202) 418-2180.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 01-26; adopted January 24, 2001 and released February 2, 2001. 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

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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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PART 73—RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES

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

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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 Patterson, Channel 296A.

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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. 01-3712 Filed 2-13-01; 8:45 am]

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