[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 31 (Friday, February 14, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 8870]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03336]



47 CFR Part 73

[MB Docket No. 13-261; RM-11707; DA 14-131]

Television Broadcasting Services; Birmingham, Alabama

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed 
by the Alabama Educational Television Commission (``AETC''), the 
licensee of station WBIQ(TV), Birmingham, Alabama. Previously, the 
Commission substituted channel *39 for channel *10 at AETC's request 
and AETC now seeks to return to its previously allotted channel *10. 
AETC states that allowing the station to remain on its previously 
allotted channel *10 will serve the public interest by allowing the 
station to conserve its limited resources, avoid disruption of service, 
eliminate the need for new facilities, and allow the funds saved to be 
redirected back into public interest programming.

DATES: This rule is effective March 17, 2014.

[email protected], Media Bureau, (202) 418-2651.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Report and Order, MB Docket No. 13-261, adopted February 4, 2014, and 
released February 4, 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://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/). This document may be 
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20554, telephone 1-800-478-3160 or via the company's Web site, http://www.bcpiweb.com. To request materials in accessible formats for people 
with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic files, audio 
format), send an email to [email protected] or call the Consumer & 
Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 
    This document does not contain information collection requirements 
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. In 
addition, therefore, it does not contain any 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.
    The Commission will send a copy of this Report and Order in a 
report to be sent to Congress and the Government Accountability Office 
pursuant to the Congressional review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73


Federal Communications Commission.
Barbara A. Kreisman,
Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau.

Final Rule

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal 
Communications Commission amends 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 
Alabama is amended by removing channel *39 and adding channel *10 at 
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