[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 23, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 44090-44091]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17708]



47 CFR Part 73

[MB Docket No. 11-182, RM-11701; DA 13-1577]

Television Broadcasting Services; Cedar Rapids, Iowa

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed 
by KGAN Licensee, LLC (``KGAN Licensee''), the licensee of KGAN(TV), 
channel 51, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, requesting the substitution of channel 
29 for channel 51 at Cedar Rapids. 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. KGAN Licensee has 
entered into such a voluntary relocation agreement with King Street 
Wireless, L.P., stating that operating on channel 29 would remove any 
potential interference with a wireless operation located directly 
adjacent to channel 51 in Cedar Rapids. KGAN Licensee believes the 
grant of this petition would serve the public interest.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before August 22, 2013, and reply 
comments on or before September 6, 2013.

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: Clifford M. Harrington, Esq., Pillsbury Winthrop 
Shaw Pittman, 2300 N Street NW., Washington, DC 20037-1128

[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. 13-182, adopted July 15, 
2013, and released July 16, 2013. 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

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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 47 CFR 1.415 and 1.420.

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73

    Television, Television broadcasting.

Federal Communications Commission.
Hossein Hashemzadeh,
Deputy 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(i)  [Amended]

2. Section 73.622(i), the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments under 
Iowa is amended by removing channel 51 and adding channel 29 at Cedar 

[FR Doc. 2013-17708 Filed 7-22-13; 8:45 am]