[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 52 (Tuesday, March 18, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 15094]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05948]

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47 CFR Part 73

[MB Docket No. 14-37; RM-11711; DA 14-276]

Radio Broadcasting Services; Haynesville, Louisiana

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: This document requests comments on a Petition for Rule Making 
filed by SSR Communications, Inc., permittee of FM Station KIMW, 
Channel 288A, Haynesville, Louisiana, proposing the allotment of 
Channel 286A to Haynesville, Louisiana, as a ``backfill'' allotment to 
prevent removal of Haynesville's potential first local service. A staff 
engineering analysis indicates that Channel 286A can be allotted to 
Haynesville consistent with the minimum distance separation 
requirements of the Commission's Rules with a site restriction 4.6 
kilometers (2.9 miles) south of the community. The reference 
coordinates are 33-00-12 NL and 93-08-19 WL.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before April 21, 2014, and reply 
comments on or before May 6, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Secretary, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with 
the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner as follows: 
Matthew K. Wesolowski, SSR Communications, Inc., 740 Highway 49 North, 
Suite R, Flora, MS 39071.

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. 14-37, adopted February 
27, 2014, and released February 28, 2014. 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 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 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 Louisiana, is 
amended by adding Channel 286A at Haynesville.

[FR Doc. 2014-05948 Filed 3-17-14; 8:45 am]