Federal Communications Commission.
The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed by Community Television of Ohio License, LLC (“Community Television”), the licensee of station WJW (TV), channel 8, Cleveland, Ohio, requesting the substitution of channel 31 for channel 8 at Cleveland. Community Television is seeking the channel substitution because a sizeable number of the station's viewers in areas southwest of the station's transmitter were not able to receive the station's over-the-air signal after it terminated analog service on June 12, 2009, and commenced post-transition digital service on its VHF channel. Many viewers reporting difficulty receiving WJW (TV)'s signal report they have no difficulty receiving the UHF stations in the area. Channel 31 was selected because this was Community Television's pre-transition digital channel and it has retained much of the channel 31 transmission equipment.
Comments must be filed on or before November 25, 2011, and reply comments on or before December 12, 2011.
Federal Communications Commission, Office of the Secretary, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve counsel for petitioner as follows: Scott S. Patrick, Esq., Dow Lohnes PLLC, 1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-6802.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Joyce L. Bernstein, firstname.lastname@example.org, Media Bureau, (202) 418-1647.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 11-159, adopted October 7, 2011, and released October 11, 2011. The full text of this document is available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC's Reference Information Center at Portals II, CY-A257, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. This document will also be available via ECFS (http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/). (Documents will be available electronically in ASCII, Word 97, and/or Adobe Acrobat.) This document may be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 1-800-478-3160 or via e-mail www.BCPIWEB.com. To request this document in accessible formats (computer diskettes, large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an e-mail to email@example.com or call the Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). 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).
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 (other than ex parte presentations exempt under 47 CFR 1.1204(a)) are prohibited in Commission proceedings, such as this one, which involve channel allotments. See 47 CFR 1.1208 for rules governing restricted proceedings.
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 Start Signature
Federal Communications Commission.
Barbara A. Kreisman,
Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau.
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 73.622(i), the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments under Ohio is amended by removing channel 8 and adding channel 31 at Cleveland.
[FR Doc. 2011-27592 Filed 10-25-11; 8:45 am]
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