[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 230 (Friday, November 29, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 71557]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28549]



47 CFR Part 73

[DA 13-2105; MB Docket No. 13-250; RM-11705]

Radio Broadcasting Services; Tohatchi, New Mexico

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: This document requests comments on a petition for rulemaking 
filed by the Navajo Nation to amend the FM Table of Allotments, Section 
73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, by allotting FM Channel 268C2, 
Tohatchi, New Mexico, as a first local service under the Tribal 
Priority. A staff engineering analysis indicates that Channel 268C2 can 
be allotted to Tohatchi consistent with the minimum distance separation 
requirements of the Rules without the imposition of a site restriction. 
The reference coordinates are 35-54-37 NL and 108-46-26 WL.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before December 23, 2013, and reply 
comments on or before January 7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with 
the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner as follows: 
Lauren Lynch Flick, Esq., Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, & Pittman LLP, 
2300 N Street NW., Washington, DC 20037.

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. 13-250, adopted October 
31, 2013, and released November 1, 2013. 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 12th 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. 
    Provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of l980 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 and 339.

Sec.  73.202  [Amended]

2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under New Mexico, is 
amended by adding Tohatchi, Channel 268C2.

[FR Doc. 2013-28549 Filed 11-27-13; 8:45 am]