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Radio Broadcasting Services; Boswell, OK and Detroit, TX

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


This document requests comments on the removal of two mutually exclusive vacant allotments, Channel 282C3 at Boswell, Oklahoma and Channel 282C2 at Detroit, Texas. The allotments are not in compliance with the minimum distance separation requirements of Section 73.207(b) of the Commission's Rules. These vacant allotments are separated by 39.5, a short-spacing of 137.5 kilometers. The minimum distance spacing requirement for these allotments is 177 kilometers. Interest parties should file comments expressing an interest in the vacant allotments to prevent removal. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, infra.


Comments must be filed on or before February 12, 2007 and reply comments on or before February 27, 2007.


Federal Communications Commission, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554.

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Rolanda F. Smith, Media Bureau, (202) 418-2180.

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This is a summary of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 06-200, adopted December 20, 2006 and released December 22, 2006. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the Commission's Reference Center 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC, 20054, telephone 1-800-378-3160 or This document does not contain proposed information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any proposed information collection burden “for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees,” pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107-198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4).

Channel 282C3 at Boswell, Oklahoma was allotted in MB Docket No. 01-136, as the community's first local service without a site restriction at coordinates 34-01-38 NL and 95-52-08 WL. See Boswell, Oklahoma, Report and Order, 17 FCC Rcd 6630 (MB 2002).

Channel 282C2 was substituted for vacant Channel 294C2 at Detroit, Texas, as the community's first local service in MM Docket No. 98-198. See Cross Plains, Texas et al., Report and Order, 15 FCC Rcd 5506 (MMB 2000). The reference coordinates for vacant Channel 282C2 at Detroit are 33-47-21 NL and 95-33-07 WL.

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 contact.

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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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 Oklahoma, is amended by removing Boswell, Channel 282C3.

3. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Texas, is amended by removing Detroit, Channel 282C2.

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Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. E7-181 Filed 1-9-07; 8:45 am]