[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 160 (Thursday, August 20, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 42043]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-20029]



47 CFR Part 73

[DA 09-1805; MB Docket No. 09-147; RM-11554]

Television Broadcasting Services; New Orleans, LA

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed 
by Louisiana Media Company, LLC (``Louisiana Media''), the licensee of 
station WVUE-DT, channel 8, New Orleans, Louisiana. Louisiana Media 
requests the substitution of its pre-transition digital channel 29 for 
its post-transition digital channel 8 at New Orleans.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before September 4, 2009, and reply 
comments on or before September 14, 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: Mace J. Rosenstein, Esq., Covington & Burling 
LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004.

joyce.bernstein@fcc.gov, Media Bureau, (202) 418-1600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 09-147, adopted August 
12, 2009, and released August 14, 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 (http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/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 http://www.BCPIWEB.com. To request this document in accessible formats 
(computer diskettes, large print, audio recording, and Braille), send 
an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or 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, see 44 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, all ex parte contacts are 
prohibited in Commission proceedings, such as this one, which involve 
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

    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:

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

Sec.  73.622  [Amended]

    2. Section 73.622(i), the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments 
under Louisiana, is amended by adding DTV channel 29 and removing DTV 
channel 8 at New Orleans.

Federal Communications Commission.
Clay C. Pendarvis,
Associate Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau.
[FR Doc. E9-20029 Filed 8-19-09; 8:45 am]