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Proposed Rule

Digital Television Broadcast Service; Pittsburg, KS

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by Saga Quad States Communications, Inc., licensee of station KOAM-TV, NTSC channel 7, Pittsburg, Kansas, requesting the substitution of DTV 13 for station KOAM-TV's assigned DTV channel 30. DTV Channel 13 can be allotted to Pittsburg, Kansas, in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a) at reference coordinates (37-13-15 N. and 94-42-23 W.). As requested, we propose to allot DTV Channel 13 to Pittsburg with a power of 4.2 and a height above average terrain (HAAT) of 336 meters.

DATES:

Comments must be filed on or before August 9, 2001, and reply comments on or before August 24, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

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: Gary S. Smithwick, Smithwick & Belendiuk, PC, 5028 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 301, Washington, DC 20016 (Counsel for Saga Quad States Communications).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Pam Blumenthal, Mass Media Bureau, (202) 418-1600.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 01-127, adopted June 22, 2001, and released June 25, 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 Start Printed Page 34401is 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—TELEVISION 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 73.622(b), the Table of Digital Television Allotments under Kansas is amended by removing DTV Channel 30 and adding DTV Channel 13 at Pittsburg.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Barbara A. Kreisman,

Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 01-16239 Filed 6-27-01; 8:45 am]

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