[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 14, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 2405-2406]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00439]



47 CFR Part 73

[MB Docket No. 13-282; RM-11706; DA 13-2229]

Radio Broadcasting Services; Bruce, Mississippi

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: This document requests comments on a petition for rulemaking 
filed by Telesouth Communications, Inc., proposing the substitution of 
Channel 284A for vacant Channel 233A at Bruce, Mississippi to 
accommodate the contingently filed ``hybrid'' application for Station 
WTNM(FM), Water Valley, Mississippi. A staff engineering analysis 
indicates that Channel 284A can be allotted to Bruce consistent with 
the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission's rules 
with a site restriction 15.5 kilometers (9.6 miles) northeast of the 
community. The reference coordinates are 34-02-51 NL and 89-11-41 WL. 

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before January 13, 2014, and reply 
comments on or before January 28, 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: M. 
Scott Johnson, Esq., Anne Goodwin Crump, Esq., Fletcher, Heald & 
Hildreth, P.L.C., 1300 N. 17th Street, Eleventh Floor, Arlington, 
Virginia 22209.

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. 13-282, adopted November 
21, 2013,

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and released November 22, 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. 3506(c)(4).
    The FM Table of Allotments does not currently list vacant Channel 
233A at Bruce, Mississippi. Channel 233A at Bruce, Mississippi is a 
vacant allotment resulting from the cancellation of the construction 
permit for Station DWLFQ, Bruce, Mississippi, File No. BPH-19851204MA. 
Channel 233A at Bruce, Mississippi was previously allotted in MM Docket 
No. 83-75. See 49 FR 29602, published July 23, 1984.
    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 Mississippi, is 
amended by adding Bruce, Channel 284A.

[FR Doc. 2014-00439 Filed 1-13-14; 8:45 am]