[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 14 (Wednesday, January 22, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 3558-3559]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01175]



47 CFR Part 73

[MB Docket No. 14-1, RM-11710; DA 14-26]

Television Broadcasting Services; South Bend, Indiana

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed 
by LeSEA Broadcasting of South Bend, Inc. (``LeSEA''), the licensee of 
station WHME-TV, channel 48, South Bend, Indiana, requesting to return 
to its previously allotted channel 48 at South Bend. On March 2, 2010, 
the Commission substituted channel 46 for channel 48 at LeSEA's 
request; however, LeSEA now asserts that it will neither serve the 
public interest nor make economic or technical sense to expend 
resources to build WHME-TV's channel 46 facility.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before February 21, 2014, and reply 
comments on or before March 10, 2014.

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: Joseph C. Chautin, III, Esq., Hardy, Carey, 
Chautin & Balkin, L.L.P., 1080 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA 

Adrienne.Denysyk@fcc.gov, Media Bureau, (202) 418-1600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 14-1, adopted January 9, 
2014, and released January 9, 2014. 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 ECFS (http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs). (Documents will be 
available electronically in ASCII, Word 97, and/or Adobe Acrobat.) This 
document may

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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 fcc504@fcc.gov 
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 Sec. Sec.  1.415 and 1.420.

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73


Federal Communications Commission.
Barbara A. Kreisman,
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  [Amended]

2. Section 73.622(i), the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments under 
Indiana is amended by adding channel 48 and removing channel 46 at 
South Bend.

[FR Doc. 2014-01175 Filed 1-21-14; 8:45 am]