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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

On March 7, 2021, the Media Bureau, Video Division (Bureau) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in response to a petition for rulemaking filed by KHQA Licensee, LLC (Licensee), the licensee of KMYU, channel 7 (CBS), Hannibal, Missouri, requesting the substitution of channel 22 for channel 7 at Hannibal in the DTV Table of Allotments. For the reasons set forth in the Report and Order referenced below, the Bureau amends FCC Start Printed Page 31955regulations to substitute channel 22 for channel 7 at Hannibal.

DATES:

Effective June 16, 2021.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joyce Bernstein, Media Bureau, at (202) 418-1647 or JoyceBernstein@fcc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The proposed rule was published at 86 FR 16686 on March 31, 2021. The Licensee filed comments in support of the petition reaffirming its commitment to apply for channel 22. No other comments were filed. The Licensee states that VHF channels have certain propagation characteristics which may cause reception issues for some viewers and that the reception of VHF signals requires larger antennas generally not well suited to the mobile applications expected under flexible use, relative to UHF channels. In addition, KHQA-TV has received numerous complaints from viewers unable to receive the Station's over-the-air signal, despite being able to receive signals from other stations. Moreover, there would be no loss of service because the noise limited contour of the proposed channel 22 facility completely encompasses the licensed channel 7 facility's noise limited contour.

This is a synopsis of the Commission's Report and Order, MB Docket No. 21-71; RM-11887; DA 21-601, adopted May 21, 2021, and released May 21, 2021. The full text of this document is available for download at https://www.fcc.gov/​edocs. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).

This document does not contain 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, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, do not apply to this proceeding.

The Commission will send a copy of this Report and Order in a report to be sent to Congress and the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).

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List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73

  • Television
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Federal Communications Commission.

India Malcolm,

Assistant Bureau Chief for Management.

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Final Rule

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

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PART 73—RADIO BROADCAST SERVICE

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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, 155, 301, 303, 307, 309, 310, 334, 336, 339.

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2. In § 73.622(i), amend the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments, under Missouri, by revising the entry for Hannibal to read as follows:

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Digital television table of allotments.
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CommunityChannel No.
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MISSOURI
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Hannibal22
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[FR Doc. 2021-12049 Filed 6-15-21; 8:45 am]

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