[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 105 (Tuesday, June 1, 2004)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 30853-30854]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-12277]



47 CFR Part 73

[DA 04-1317, MB Docket No. 04-182, RM-10963]

Digital Television Broadcast Service; Great Falls, MT

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by 
Montana State University proposing the allotment and reservation of DTV 
channel *21 for noncommercial educational use at Great Falls, Montana. 
DTV Channel *21 can be allotted to Great Falls, Montana, at reference 
coordinates 47-32-08 N. and 111-17-02 W. Since the community of Great 
Falls is located within 400 kilometers of the U.S.-Canadian border, 
concurrence from the Canadian government must be obtained for this 

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before July 6, 2004, and reply 
comments on or before July 21, 2004.

ADDRESSES: The Commission permits the electronic filing of all 
pleadings and comments in proceeding involving petitions for rule 
making (except in broadcast allotment proceedings). See Electronic 
Filing of Documents in Rule Making Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113 
(rel. April 6, 1998). Filings by paper can be sent by hand or messenger 
delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or 
overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. The Commission's contractor, Natek, 
Inc., will receive hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings 
for the Commission's Secretary at 236 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Suite 
110, Washington, DC 20002. The filing hours at this location are 8 a.m. 
to 7 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands 
or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the 
building. Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service 
Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton 
Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal Service first-class mail, 
Express Mail, and Priority Mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20554. All filings must

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be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, 
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to 
filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the 
petitioner, or its counsel or consultant, as follows: Margaret L. 
Miller, Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, PLLC, 1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW., 
Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 (Counsel for Montana State University).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Blumenthal, Media Bureau, (202) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 04-182, adopted May 6, 
2004, and released May 14, 2004. The full text of this document is 
available for public inspection and copying during regular business 
hours in the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th 
Street, SW., Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554. This document may also 
be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Qualex 
International, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, 
Washington, DC 20554, telephone 202-863-2893, facsimile 202-863-2898, 
or via-e-mail qualexint@aol.com.
    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, all ex parte contacts are 
prohibited in Commission proceedings, such as this one, which involves 
channel allotments. See 47 CFR 1.1204(b) for rules governing 
permissible ex parte contacts.
    For information regarding proper filing procedures for comments, 
see 47 CFR 1.415 and 1.420.

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73

    Digital television broadcasting, Television.

    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:

    Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334 and 336.

Sec.  73.622  [Amended]

    2. Section 73.622(b), the Table of Digital Television Allotments 
under Montana is amended by adding DTV channel *21 at Great Falls.

Federal Communications Commission.
Barbara A. Kreisman,
Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau.
[FR Doc. 04-12277 Filed 5-28-04; 8:45 am]