[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 18527]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06976]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Parts 1, 73 and 74

[MM Docket No. 97-234, GC Docket No. 92-52, and GEN Docket No. 90-264; 
FCC 98-194]


Implementation of Competitive Bidding for Commercial Broadcast 
and Instructional Television Fixed Service Licenses

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects an error that appears in the summary of 
Implementation of Competitive Bidding for Commercial Broadcast and 
Instructional Television Fixed Service Licenses, published in the 
Federal Register of Friday, September 11, 1998, 63 FR 48615. Paragraph 
17 of the Federal Register summary erroneously omitted a requirement 
that winning bidders in broadcast service auctions pay an application 
fee when filing their long form applications.

DATES: Effective April 26, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Managing Director, Financial 
Operations: call Thomas Buckley at (202) 418-0725.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In Implementation of Competitive Bidding for Commercial Broadcast 
and Instructional Television Fixed Service Licenses, MM Docket No. 97-
234 et al., First Report and Order, 13 FCC Rcd 15920 (First R&O), the 
Commission adopted final rules applicable for auctions for licenses in 
the broadcast services. With specified exceptions, the First R&O 
followed the rules the Commission had previously adopted for non-
broadcast service auctions. The original publication of the First R&O 
appeared in 63 FR 48615-48629 (Sept. 11, 1998).

Need for Correction

    In Paragraph 164 of the First R&O, the Commission adopted two 
exceptions to its general auctions rules on post-auction procedures, 
requiring that winning bidders in broadcast auctions pay an application 
fee when filing their long-form applications, and allowing a shortened 
10-day period for the filing of petitions to deny the long-form 
applications filed by winning bidders. As published, Paragraph 17 of 
the Federal Register summary inadvertently omitted the requirement that 
long form applications be submitted with an application fee. This 
correction is issued to address that omission and remedy any confusion 
resulting from it. Accordingly, paragraph 17 is corrected by making the 
following amendments:
    17. With specified exceptions the Commission also determined to 
follow in broadcast auctions the general part 1 auction rules with 
regard to post-auction procedures, including the payment by winning 
bidders of their bids and the withdrawal, default and disqualification 
of winning bidders. The Commission stated that long form application 
fees will apply to the long-form applications filed by winning bidders 
in broadcast auctions. The First R&O additionally adopted a shortened 
10-day period for the filing of petitions to deny against the long-form 
applications filed by auction winners.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-06976 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]
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