Television Broadcasting Services; Tolleson, Arizona


Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 81 (Wednesday, April 27, 2016)

Federal Register Volume 81, Number 81 (Wednesday, April 27, 2016)

Proposed Rules

Pages 24767-24768

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office

FR Doc No: 2016-09831




47 CFR Part 73

MB Docket No. 16-93, RM-11764; DA 16-404

Television Broadcasting Services; Tolleson, Arizona

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed by America 51, L.P. (America 51), the licensee of KPPX-TV, channel 51, Tolleson, Arizona, requesting the substitution of channel 31 for channel 51 at Tolleson. While the Commission

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instituted a freeze on the acceptance of full power television rulemaking petitions requesting channel substitutions in May 2011, it subsequently announced that it would lift the freeze to accept such petitions for rulemaking seeking to relocate from channel 51 pursuant to a voluntary relocation agreement with Lower 700 MHz A Block licensees. America 51 has entered into such a voluntary relocation agreement with T-Mobile and states that operation on channel 31 would remove any potential interference with authorized wireless operations in the Lower 700 MHZ A Block adjacent to channel 51 in the Phoenix, Arizona market, permitting those operations to expand to additional consumers sooner than would otherwise be possible.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before May 27, 2016, and reply comments on or before June 13, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by MB Docket No. 16-93, by any of the following methods:

Federal Communications Commission's Web site: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: or phone: 202-418-

0530 or TTY: 202-418-0432.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joyce Bernstein,, Media Bureau, (202) 418-1647.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 16-93, adopted April 14, 2016, and released April 14, 2016. 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.). To request this document in accessible formats (computer diskettes, large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an email 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 (other than ex parte presentations exempt under 47 CFR 1.1204(a)) are prohibited in Commission proceedings, such as this one, which involve channel allotments. See 47 CFR 1.1208 for rules governing restricted proceedings.

For information regarding proper filing procedures for comments, see 47 CFR 1.415 and 1.420.

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73


Federal Communications Commission.

Thomas Horan,

Chief of Staff, Media Bureau.

Proposed Rule

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, 336, and 339.

    Sec. 73.622 Amended.


  2. Section 73.622(i), in the table under Arizona, is amended by adding channel 31 and removing channel 51 at Tolleson.

    FR Doc. 2016-09831 Filed 4-26-16; 8:45 am

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