Federal Communications Commission.
This document proposes two allotments in Encinal and Sheffield, TX. The Commission requests comment on a petition filed by Katherine Pyeatt proposing the allotment of Channel 286A at Encinal, Texas, as potentially the community's third local aural broadcast service. Channel 286A can be allotted to Encinal in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 6.3 km (3.9 miles) north of Encinal. The coordinates for Channel 286A at Encinal are 28-05-37 North Latitude and 99-20-25 West Longitude. The proposed allotment will require concurrence by Mexico because it is located within 320 kilometers (199 miles) of the Mexican border. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION infra.
Comments must be filed on or before February 24, 2003, and reply comments on or before March 11, 2003.
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner as follows: Katherine Pyeatt, 6655 Aintree Circle, Dallas, Texas 75214.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Deborah A. Dupont, Media Bureau (202) 418-7072.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket Nos 02-349 and 02-350; adopted November 6, 2002 and released November 8, 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 from the Commission's copy contractor, Qualex International, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone (202)863-2893.
The Commission further requests comment on a petition filed by Katherine Pyeatt proposing the allotment of Channel 224C2 at Sheffield, Texas, as the community's first local FM transmission service. Channel 224C2 can be allotted to Sheffield in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 15.7 km (9.8 miles) south of Sheffield. The coordinates for Channel 224C2 at Sheffield are 30-33-15 North Latitude and 101-52-09 West Longitude. The proposed allotment will require concurrence by Mexico because it is located within 320 kilometers (199 miles) of the Mexican border.
The 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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73End List of Subjects
For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission proposes to amend 47 CFR Part 73 as follows:Start Part
PART 73—RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES
1.The authority citation for Part 73 continues to read as follows:
2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Texas, is amended by adding Channel 286A at Encinal and by adding Sheffield, Channel 224C2.
Federal Communications Commission.
John A. Karousos,
Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.
[FR Doc. 03-1199 Filed 1-17-03; 8:45 am]
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