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


47 CFR Part 73

[MB Docket No. 12-235; RM-11670, DA 12-1398]

Radio Broadcasting Services; Knox City, TX

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: This document proposes to amend the FM Table of Allotments. The Commission requests comment on a petition filed by Big Cat Broadcasting, LLC, proposing to amend the Table of Allotments by substituting Channel 277A for vacant Channel 291A, at Knox City, Texas. The proposal is part of a contingently filed "hybrid" application and rule making petition. Channel 277A can be allotted at Knox City, Texas, in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements at a site with reference coordinates of 33-33-08 North Latitude and 99-49-38 West Longitude.See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION infra.
DATES: The deadline for filing comments is October 15, 2012. Reply comments must be filed on or before October 30, 2012.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by MB Docket No. 12-235 by any of the following methods:

Federal Communications Commission's Web site: the instructions for submitting comments.

People with Disabilities:Contact the FCC to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART, etc.) by email:FCC504@fcc.govor phone: 202-418-0530 or TTY: 202-418-0432.

In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve counsel for petitioner as follows: A. Wray Fitch, III, Esq., Gammon & Grange, P.C., 8280 Greensboro Drive, 7th Floor, McLean, Virginia 22102-3807.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah A. Dupont, Media Bureau (202) 418-7072.

This is a synopsis of the Commission'sNotice of Proposed Rule Making,MB Docket No. 12-235, adopted August 23, 2012, and released August 24, 2012. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Information Center (Room CY-A257), 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, (800) 378-3160, or via the company's Web site, 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).

The 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

Radio, Radio broadcasting.

Federal Communications Commission. Nazifa Sawez, Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

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 and 339.

§ 73.202 [Amended]

2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Texas, is amended by removing 291A and adding 277A at Knox City.