Television Broadcasting Services; Bend, Oregon

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Published: 2015-05-20

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Final rule.
The Commission has before it a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued in response to a petition for rulemaking filed by TDS Broadcasting LLC (“TDS”), the licensee of KOHD, channel 51, Bend, Oregon, requesting the substitution of channel 18 for channel 51 at Bend. TDS filed comments reaffirming its interest in the proposed channel substitution and stated that if the proposal is granted, it will promptly file an application for the facilities specified in its rulemaking petition and construct the station. TDS also reiterates that the grant of the petition would serve the public interest because its operation on channel 18 would eliminate potential interference to and from wireless operations in the Lower 700 MHZ A Block located adjacent to channel 51 in Portland, Oregon market, permitting the wireless licensee to expand service to additional consumers sooner than would otherwise be possible.
This rule is effective May 20, 2015.
Joyce Bernstein,, Media Bureau, (202) 418-1647.
This is a synopsis of the Commission's Report and Order, MB Docket No. 15-88, adopted May 14, 2015, and released May 14, 2015. 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 ( ). To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to 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 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.
The Commission will send a copy of this 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.
Barbara A. Kreisman,
Chief, Video Division, 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:
47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336, and 339.
§ 73.622
2. Section 73.622(i), the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments under Oregon is amended by removing channel 51 and adding channel 18 at Bend.
[FR Doc. 2015-12232 Filed 5-19-15; 8:45 am]