[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 8, 2000)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 12155]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-5545]



47 CFR Part 73

[DA 00-168; MM Docket No. 00-15, RM-9804; MM Docket No. 00-16, RM-9805]

Radio Broadcasting Services; Susquehanna, PA; and Burke, SD

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: This document proposes two new allotments at Susquehanna, 
Pennsylvania, and Burke, South Dakota. The Commission requests comments 
on a petition filed by Tammy M. Celenza proposing the allotment of 
Channel 227A at Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, as the community's second 
local FM transmission service. Channel 227A can be allotted to 
Susquehanna in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance 
separation requirements with a site restriction of 6.3 kilometers (3.9 
miles) east to avoid short-spacings to the licensed sites of Station 
WBZD-FM, Channel 227B1, Muncy, Pennsylvania, and Station WKXZ(FM), 
Channel 230B, Norwich, New York. The coordinates for Channel 227A at 
Susquehanna are 41-55-44 North Latitude and 75-31-50 West Longitude. 
Since Susquehanna is located within 320 kilometers (200 miles) of the 
U.S.-Canadian border, Canadian concurrence has been requested.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before March 20, 2000, and reply 
comments on or before April 4, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. In 
addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should 
serve the petitioner, his counsel, or consultant, as follows: Michael 
Celenza, Celenza Communications, 41 Kathleen Crescent, Coram, New York 
11727 (Consultant for Tammy M. Celenza); and Heather Drischel, General 
Partner, NationWide Radio Stations, 496 Country Road 308, Big Creek, 
Mississippi 38914 (Petitioner).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon P. McDonald, Mass Media Bureau, 
(202) 418-2180.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 00-15; and MM Docket No. 
00-16, adopted January 19, 2000, and released February 4, 2000. The 
full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and 
copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Information 
Center (Room CY-A257), 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC. The 
complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the 
Commission's copy contractor, International Transcription Service, 
Inc., (202) 857-3800, 1231 20th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036.
    The Commission also requests comments on a petition filed by 
NationWide Radio Stations proposing the allotment of Channel 264A at 
Burke, South Dakota, as the community's first local aural transmission 
service. Channel 264A can be allotted to Burke in compliance with the 
Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site 
restriction of 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) east to avoid a short-spacing 
to the vacant allotment site for Channel 264A at Mission, South Dakota. 
The coordinates for Channel 264A at Burke are 43-11-06 North Latitude 
and 99-15-02 West Longitude.
    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 broadcasting.

Federal Communications Commission.
John A. Karousos,
Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media 
[FR Doc. 00-5545 Filed 3-7-00; 8:45 am]