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Proposed Rule

Digital Television Broadcast Service; Bozeman, MT

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by Montana State University, licensee of noncommercial station KUSM(TV), NTSC channel *9, Bozeman, Montana, requesting the substitution of DTV channel *8 for station KUSM(TV)'s assigned DTV channel *20. DTV Channel *8 can be allotted to Bozeman, Montana, in compliance with the principle community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a) at reference coordinates (45-40-24 N. and 110-52-02 W.). As requested, we propose to allot DTV Channel *8 to Bozeman with a power of 160.0 and a height above average terrain (HAAT) of 305 meters. However, since the community of Bozeman is located within 400 kilometers of the U.S.-Canadian border, concurrence by the Canadian government must be obtained for this proposal.

DATES:

Comments must be filed on or before September 17, 2001, and reply comments on or before October 2, 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: Scott Patrick, Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, 1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-6802.

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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. 01-163, adopted July 24, 2001, and released July 27, 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.

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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 Montana is amended by removing DTV Channel *20 and adding DTV Channel *8 at Bozeman.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Barbara A. Kreisman,

Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 01-19145 Filed 7-31-01; 8:45 am]

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