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


47 CFR Part 73

[MB Docket No. 11-4; RM-11616, DA 11-530]

Television Broadcasting Services; El Paso, TX

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: The Commission grants a petition for rulemaking issued in response to a petition for rulemaking filed by Comcorp of El Paso License Corp. ("Comcorp"), the licensee of KTSM-TV, channel 9, El Paso, Texas, requesting the substitution of channel 16 for channel 9 at El Paso. Comcorp states that this channel substitution is necessary because KTSM-TV has experienced significant technical difficulties since the station terminated its analog service and transitioned to post-transition channel 9 and believes channel 16 will allow better broadcast service to the public.
DATES: This rule is effective May 9, 2011.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adrienne Y. Denysyk,,Media Bureau, (202) 418-1600.

This is a synopsis of the Commission'sReport and Order,MB Docket No. 11-4, adopted March 21, 2011, and released March 22, 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 ( 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 the company's Web site, request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail tofcc504@fcc.govor 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 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.

The Commission will send a copy of thisReport and Orderin a report to be sent to Congress and the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional review Act,see5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73


Federal Communications Commission. Barbara A. Kreisman, Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau. Final Rule

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

PART 73—RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES 1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows: Authority:

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

§ 73.622 [Amended]
2. Section 73.622(i), the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments under Texas, is amended by adding channel 16 and removing channel 9 at El Paso.