[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 62481-62482]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25198]



47 CFR Part 73

[MB Docket No. 12-261; RM-11677; DA 12-1506]

Radio Broadcasting Services; Crownpoint, NM

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: This document sets forth a proposal to amend the FM Table of 
Allotments. The Commission requests comment on a petition filed by 
Navajo Technical College, proposing to amend the Table of Allotments by 
allotting Channel 297A at Crownpoint, New Mexico, as a Tribal 
Allotment. Channel 297A would constitute a first local service at 
Crownpoint. Channel 297A can be allotted at Crownpoint, New Mexico, in 
compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation 
requirements with a site restriction of 0.9 km (0.58 miles) northeast 
of Crownpoint, at 35-41-07 North Latitude and 108-08-43 West Longitude. 
See Supplementary Information infra.

DATES: The deadline for filing comments is November 12, 2012. Reply 
comments must be filed on or before November 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, 
interested parties should serve counsel for petitioner as follows: 
Albert J. Catalano, Esq., Matthew J. Plache, Esq., Victoria Garcia, 
Esq., Catalano & Plache, PLLC, 3221 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah A. Dupont, Media Bureau (202) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 12-261, adopted September 
17, 2012, and released September 18, 2012. The full text of this 
Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during 
normal business hours in the FCC Reference Information Center (Room CY-
A257), 445 12th Street SW.,

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Washington DC 20554. The complete text of this decision may also be 
purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, Best Copy and 
Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 
20554, (800) 378-3160, or via the company's Web site, 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).
    The 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 Mexico, 
is amended by adding Crownpoint, 297A (Tribal Allotment).

[FR Doc. 2012-25198 Filed 10-12-12; 8:45 am]