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Proposed Rule

Radio Broadcasting Services; Walla Walla and Burbank, WA

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by Alexandra Communications proposing the reallotment of Channel 256C2 from Walla Walla to Burbank, Washington, and the modification of Station KUJ-FM's construction permit accordingly. Channel 265C2 can be reallotted to Burbank in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation at without the imposition of a site restriction petitioner's presently licensed site. The coordinates for Channel 256C2 at Burbank are 45-57-22 North Latitude and 118-41-11West Longitude. In accordance with Section 1.420(i) of the Commission's Rules, we will not accept competing expressions of interest for the use of Channel 256C2 at Burbank, Washington.


Comments must be filed on or before May 13, 2002, reply comments on or before May 28, 2002.


Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, or its counsel or consultant, as follows: Mr. Thomas D. Hodgins, Alexandra Communications, 45 Campbell Road, Walla Walla, Washington 99362 (Petitioner).

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Sharon P. McDonald, Mass Media Bureau, (202) 418-2180.

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This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 02-63, adopted March 13, 2002, released March 22, 2002. 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 Start Printed Page 17670from the Commission's copy contractor, Qualex International, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554.

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

  • Radio broadcasting
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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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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 Washington, is amended by removing Channel 256C2 at Walla Walla; and by adding Burbank, Channel 256C2.

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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. 02-8749 Filed 4-10-02; 8:45 am]