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[Federal Register: August 20, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 161)]

[Proposed Rules]

[Page 53903]

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47 CFR Part 73

[DA 02-1866, MB Docket No. 02-212, RM-10516]

Radio Broadcasting Services; Vinton, LA

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

SUMMARY: This document requests comments on a petition filedby Charles Crawford proposing the allotment of Channel 287A at Vinton, Louisiana, as that community's first local service. Channel 287A can be allotted to Vinton without a site restriction at coordinates 30-11-26 and 93-34- 52.

DATES: Comments must be filedon or before September 30, 2002, and reply comments on or before October 15, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, as follows: Charles Crawford, 4553 Bordeaux, Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75205.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Scheuerle, Media Bureau, (202) 418-2180.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MB Docket No. 02-212, adopted July 31, 2002, and released August 9, 2002. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the Commission's Reference Center 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Qualex International Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 202-863-2893, facsimile 202-863-2898, or via e-mail

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 Rulemaking 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 contact.

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.

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 and 336.

    Sec. 73.202 [Amended]

  2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Louisiana, is amended by adding Vinton, Channel 287A.

    Federal Communications Commission. John A. Karousos, Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

    [FR Doc. 02-21058Filed8-19-02; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6712-01-P