[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 56 (Thursday, March 22, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 16800]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6959]

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47 CFR Part 73

[MB Docket No. 12-51; RM-11647; DA 12-325]

Radio Broadcasting Services; Westfield, NY

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: This document requests comments on a petition for rulemaking 
filed by Connoisseur Media of Erie, LLC, proposing the allotment of 
Channel 265A at Westfield, New York, as its first local service. The 
proposed allotment of Channel 265A at Westfield accommodates the hybrid 
application, proposing the substitution of Channel 285B1 for Channel 
265B1 at North East, Pennsylvania, and modification of the license of 
Station WRKT(FM) to reflect this change. See File No. BPH-20110509AAL. 
Channel 265A can be allotted to Westfield consistent with the minimum 
distance separation requirements of the Rules with a site restriction 
3.4 kilometers (2.1 miles) west of the community. The reference 
coordinates are 42-18-51 NL and 79-37-04 WL. The allotment of Channel 
265A at Westfield is located 320 kilometers (199 miles) from the 
Canadian border. Therefore, Canadian concurrence has been requested and 
approved by the Canadian government.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before April 23, 2012, and reply 
comments on or before May 8, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 Twelfth 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with 
the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner as follows: 
Brendan Holland, Esq., Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1919 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rolanda F. Smith, Media Bureau, (202) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 12-51, adopted March 1, 
2012, and released March 2, 2012. The full text of this Commission 
decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business 
hours in the FCC's Reference Information Center at Portals II, CY-A257, 
445 Twelfth Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. This document may also be 
purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractors, Best Copy and 
Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 
20554, telephone 1-800-378-3160 or via email www.BCPIWEB.com. 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

    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:

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

Sec.  73.202  [Amended]

2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under New York, is 
amended by adding Westfield, Channel 265A.

[FR Doc. 2012-6959 Filed 3-21-12; 8:45 am]