[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 142 (Monday, July 26, 1999)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 40331]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-18958]



47 CFR Part 73

[MM Docket No. 99-262, RM-9659]

Digital Television Broadcast Service; Spokane, WA

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by 
Spokane School District #81, licensee of station KSPS(TV), NTSC Channel 
*7, Spokane, Washington, proposing the substitution of DTV Channel *8 
for station KSPS(TV)'s assigned DTV Channel *39. DTV Channel *8 can be 
allotted to Spokane, Washington, in compliance with the principle 
community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a) at reference 
coordinates 47-34-34 N. and 117-17-58 W. However, since the community 
of Spokane is located within 320 kilometers (200 miles) of the U.S.-
Canadian border, concurrence by the Canadian government must be 
obtained for this allotment. As requested, we propose to modify station 
KSPS(TV)'s authorization to specify operation on DTV Channel *8 at 
Spokane, Washington, with a power of 21.6 (kW) and a height above 
average terrain (HAAT) of 558.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before September 13, 1999, and 
reply comments on or before September 28, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Room 
TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the 
FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, or its counsel or 
consultant, as follows: John Crigler, Esq., Haley, Bader & Potts 
P.L.C., 4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22203-
1633 (Counsel for Spokane School District #).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Blumenthal, Mass Media Bureau, 
(202) 418-1600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 99-262, adopted July 19, 
1999, and released July 21, 1999. The full text of this Commission 
decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business 
hours in the FCC Reference Center 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC. 
The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the 
Commission's copy contractor, International Transcription Services, 
Inc., (202) 857-3800, 1231 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.
    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

    Digital television broadcasting.

Federal Communications Commission.
Barbara A. Kreisman,
Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau.
[FR Doc. 99-18958 Filed 7-23-99; 8:45 am]