[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 111 (Friday, June 8, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 33997-33998]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13864]



47 CFR Part 73

[MB Docket No. 12-130, RM-11662; DA 12-815]

Television Broadcasting Services; Greenville, NC

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed 
by ION Media Greenville License, Inc. (``ION''), the licensee of 
station WEPX-TV, channel 51, Greenville, North Carolina, requesting the 
substitution of channel 26 for channel 51 at Greenville. After the 
Commission instituted a freeze on the acceptance of rulemaking 
petitions by full power television stations requesting channel 
substitutions in May 2011, it later announced that it would lift the 
freeze to accept petitions for rulemaking filed by full power 
television stations seeking to relocate from channel 51 pursuant to a 
voluntary relocation agreement with Lower 700 MHz A Block licensees. 
ION has entered into a voluntary relocation agreement and further 
states that the proposed channel 26 facility will increase the net 
total population served by the station by over 100,000 persons, which 
will serve the public interest.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before July 9, 2012, and reply 
comments on or before July 23, 2012.

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: John R. Feore, Jr., Esq., Dow Lohnes PLLC, 1200 
New Hampshire Avenue NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-6802.

[email protected], Media Bureau, (202) 418-1647.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 12-130, adopted May 23, 
2012, and released May 25, 2012. 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 email 
www.BCPIWEB.com. To request this document in accessible formats 
(computer diskettes, large print, audio recording, and Braille), send 
an email to [email protected] 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 (other than ex parte presentations exempt under 47 CFR 
1.1204(a)) are prohibited in Commission proceedings, such as this one, 
which involve channel allotments. See 47 CFR 1.1208 for rules governing 
restricted proceedings.
    For information regarding proper filing procedures for comments, 
see Sec. Sec.  1.415 and 1.420.

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73


Federal Communications Commission.
David J. Brown,
Associate Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau.

Proposed Rules

    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, and 339.

Sec.  73.622  [Amended]

    2. Section 73.622(i), the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments 
under North Carolina is amended by

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removing channel 51 and adding channel 26 at Greenville.

[FR Doc. 2012-13864 Filed 6-7-12; 8:45 am]