Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government


47 CFR Part 73

[DA 09-2026; MB Docket No. 09-162; RM-11559]

Television Broadcasting Services; Opelika, AL

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed by Pappas Telecasting of Opelika, L.P. ("Pappas"), licensee of station WLGA(TV), channel 47, Opelika, Alabama. Pappas requests the substitution of channel 30 for its allotted post-transition channel 47 at Opelika and to make related changes to its technical parameters.
DATES: Comments must be filed on or before October 2, 2009, and reply comments on or before October 13, 2009.
ADDRESSES: 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: Lee G. Petro, Esq., Fletcher, Heald Hildreth, PLC, 1300 North 17th Street, 11th Floor, Arlington, Virginia 22209.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David J. Brown,,Media Bureau, (202) 418-1600.

This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 09-162, adopted September 2, 2009, and released September 9, 2009. 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 ( (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 request this document in accessible formats (computer diskettes, large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an e-mail tofcc504@fcc.govor 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,see44 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, allex partecontacts are prohibited in Commission proceedings, such as this one, which involve channel allotments.See47 CFR 1.1204(b) for rules governing permissibleex partecontacts.

For information regarding proper filing procedures for comments,see47 CFR 1.415 and 1.420.

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73

Television, Television broadcasting.

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:


47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336.

§ 73.622 [Amended]

2. Section 73.622(i), the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments Under Alabama, is amended by adding DTV channel 30 and removing DTV channel 47 at Opelika.

Federal Communications Commission. Clay C. Pendarvis, Associate Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau.