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Proposed Rule

Radio Broadcasting Services; Lordsburg and Deming, NM

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

This document requests comments on a petition for rule making filed on behalf of Runnels Broadcasting System, LLC, licensee of Station KQTN, Lordsburg, New Mexico, requesting the reallotment of Channel 250C to Deming, New Mexico, and modification of its authorization accordingly, pursuant to the provisions of Section 1.420(i) of the Commission's Rules. Petitioner is requested to provide additional information to demonstrate how its proposal will result in a preferential arrangement of allotments, and to provide reception area gain and loss showings. Coordinates used for this proposal are 32-21-00 NL and 108-24-30 WL. As Deming is located within 320 kilometers (199 miles) of the U.S.-Mexico border, concurrence of the Mexican government to the requested allotment of Channel 250C at that community is required.

DATES:

Comments must be filed on or before May 14, 2001, and reply comments on or before May 29, 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: James K. Edmundson, Esq., Smithwick & Belendiuk, P.C., 5028 Wisconsin Avenue, NW., Suite 301, Washington, DC 20016.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Nancy Joyner, 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. 01-79, adopted March 14, 2001, and released March 23, 2001. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC's Reference Information Center (Room CY-A257), 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Washington, DC. The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, International Transcription Service, Inc., 1231 20th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036, (202) 857-3800.

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 New Mexico, is amended by adding Channel 250C at Deming.

3. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under New Mexico, is amended by removing Channel 250C at Lordsburg.

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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. 01-8239 Filed 4-3-01; 8:45 am]

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