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Proposed Rule

Radio Broadcasting Services; Pike Road, AL

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Proposed rule.


This document requests comments on a petition for rule making filed by Alatron Corporation, Inc., proposing the allotment of Channel 228A at Pike Road, Alabama, as its second local service. A staff engineering analysis indicates that Channel 228A can be allotted to Pike Road consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Rules with a site restriction 4.8 kilometers (3 miles) south of the community. The reference coordinates are 32-14-29 NL and 86-06-40 WL.


Comments must be filed on or before February 20, 2012, and reply comments on or before March 6, 2012.


Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 Twelfth Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner as follows: Robert E. Williams, President, Alatron Corporation, Inc., P.O. Box 110, Clanton, Alabama 35046.


Rolanda F. Smith, Media Bureau, (202) 418-2054.


This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 11-206, adopted December 22, 2011, and released December 23, 2011. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC's Reference Information Center at Portals II, CY-A257, 445 Twelfth Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. This document may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractors, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 1-(800) 378-3160 or via email 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 l980 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.

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73

Federal Communications Commission.

Nazifa Sawez,

Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

Proposed Rule

For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission proposes to amend 47 CFR part 73 as follows:


1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336, and 339.


2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Alabama, is amended by adding Pike Road, Channel No. 228A.

[FR Doc. 2012-715 Filed 1-13-12; 8:45 am]