Television Broadcasting Services Toledo, Ohio

CourtFederal Communications Commission
Record Number2022-04311
Published date02 March 2022
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 41 (Wednesday, March 2, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 41 (Wednesday, March 2, 2022)]
                [Rules and Regulations]
                [Pages 11588-11589]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2022-04311]
                47 CFR Part 73
                [MB Docket No. 21-73; RM-11889; DA 22-179; FR ID 73960]
                Television Broadcasting Services Toledo, Ohio
                AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.
                ACTION: Final rule.
                SUMMARY: On March 22, 2021, the Media Bureau, Video Division (Bureau)
                issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in response to a petition
                for rulemaking filed by Dominion Broadcasting, Inc. (Petitioner), the
                licensee of WLMB, channel 5, Toledo, Ohio, requesting the substitution
                of channel 35 for channel 5 at Toledo in the Table of Allotments. For
                the reasons set forth in the Report and Order referenced below, the
                Bureau amends Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC)
                regulations to substitute channel 35 for channel 5 at Toledo.
                DATES: Effective March 2, 2022.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joyce Bernstein, Media Bureau, at
                (202) 418-1647 or [email protected].
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed rule was published at 86 FR
                15181 on March 22, 2021. The Petitioner filed comments in support of
                the petition reaffirming its commitment to apply for channel 35. In
                support of its channel substitution request, the Petitioner states that
                the Commission has recognized the deleterious effects manmade noise has
                on the reception of digital VHF signals, and that the propagation
                characteristics of these channels allow undesired signals and noise to
                be receivable at relatively farther distances compared to UHF channels,
                and also allow nearby electrical devices to cause interference. While
                the proposed channel 35 facility is predicted to result in loss of
                service to 15,460 persons, all but approximately 100 of those persons
                would continue to receive service from at least five other television
                stations, and no persons would receive service from fewer than four
                other television stations. The Commission is generally most concerned
                where there is a loss of an area's only network or non-commercial
                educational (NCE) TV service, or where the loss area results in an area
                becoming less than well-served, i.e., served by fewer than five full-
                power over-the-air signals. As a result, the loss area will continue to
                remain well-served and the number of persons that will receive less
                than five signals (approximately 100 persons) is considered to be de
                 This is a synopsis of the Commission's Report and Order, MB Docket
                No. 21-73; RM-11889; DA 22-179, adopted February 18, 2022, and released
                February 22, 2022. The full text of this document is available for
                download at To request materials in
                accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print,
                electronic files, audio format), send an email to [email protected] or
                call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530
                (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
                 This document does not contain 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, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, do not apply to
                this proceeding.
                 The Commission will send a copy of the Report and Order in a report
                to be sent to Congress and the Government Accountability Office
                pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
                List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73
                Federal Communications Commission.
                Thomas Horan,
                Chief of Staff, Media Bureau.
                Final Rule
                 For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal
                Communications Commission amends 47 CFR part 73 as follows:
                1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows:
                [[Page 11589]]
                 Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 155, 301, 303, 307, 309, 310, 334,
                336, 339.
                2. In Sec. 73.622(j), amend the Table of Allotments, under Ohio, by
                revising the entry for Toledo to read as follows:
                Sec. 73.622 Digital television table of allotments.
                * * * * *
                 (j) * * *
                 Community Channel No.
                 * * * * *
                Toledo.................................................. 11, 13, 23,
                 26, * 29, 35
                [FR Doc. 2022-04311 Filed 3-1-22; 8:45 am]
                BILLING CODE 6712-01-P

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