[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 151 (Monday, August 6, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 46631-46632]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19104]



47 CFR Part 73

[MB Docket No. 12-130; RM-11662, DA 12-1208]

Television Broadcasting Services; Greenville, NC

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed 
by ION Media Greenville License, Inc. (``ION''), the licensee of WEPX-
TV, channel 51, Greenville, North Carolina, requesting the substitution 
of channel 26 for channel 51 at Greenville. While the Commission 
instituted a freeze on the acceptance of full power television 
rulemaking petitions requesting channel substitutions in May 2011, it 
subsequently announced that it would lift the freeze to accept such 
petitions for rulemaking seeking to relocate from channel 51 pursuant 
to a voluntary relocation agreement with Lower 700 MHz A Block 
licensees. In addition, according to ION, this channel substitution 
serves the public interest as it will increase the station's service 
area by almost 100,000 persons.

DATES: This rule is effective August 6, 2012.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Report and Order, MB Docket No. 12-130, adopted July 27, 2012, and 
released July 30, 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 
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    This document does not contain information collection requirements 
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. In 
addition, therefore, it does not contain any 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.
    The Commission will send a copy of this Report and Order in a 
report to be sent to Congress and the Government Accountability Office 
pursuant to the

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Congressional review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73


Federal Communications Commission.
Barbara A. Kreisman,
Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau.

Final Rule

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal 
Communications Commission amends 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 removing channel 51 and adding channel 26 
at Greenville.

[FR Doc. 2012-19104 Filed 8-3-12; 8:45 am]