Television Broadcasting Services: Clovis, NM


Federal Register: December 24, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 248)

Proposed Rules

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DA 08-2719; MB Docket No. 08-132; RM-11464

Television Broadcasting Services; Clovis, NM

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

SUMMARY: The Commission requests comments on a channel substitution proposed by Barrington Amarillo License LLC (``Barrington''), the licensee of KVIH-TV, analog channel 12, and permittee of KVIH-DT, post- transition DTV channel 20, Clovis, New Mexico. Barrington requests the substitution of

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its current analog channel, channel 12, for post-transition use at


DATES: Comments must be filed on or before January 8, 2009, and reply comments on or before January 20, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, Office of the Secretary, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve counsel for petitioner as follows: Robert M. Sherman, Esq., Covington & Burling

LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004-2401.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joyce L. Bernstein,, Media Bureau, (202) 418-1600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's

Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 08-132, adopted December 16, 2008, and released December 17, 2008. 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 ( (Documents will be available electronically in ASCII, Word 97, and/or Adobe

Acrobat.) This document may be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street,

SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 1-800-478-3160 or via e-mail To request this document in accessible formats (computer diskettes, large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an e-mail to or call the Commission's

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice),

(202) 418-0432 (TTY). 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. 3506(c)(4).

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

Television, Television broadcasting.

For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal

Communications Commission proposes to amend 47 CFR Part 73 as follows:

PART 73--RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES 1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336.

Sec. 73.622 [Amended] 2. Section 73.622(i), the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments under New Mexico, is amended by adding DTV channel 12 and removing DTV channel 20 at Clovis.

Federal Communications Commission.

Clay C. Pendarvis,

Associate Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau.

FR Doc. E8-30693 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am