Commission Suspends Expiration Dates and Construction Deadlines for New Digital Low Power Television and TV Translator Stations, 65350 [2014-26064]

Download as PDF 65350 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Rules and Regulations been approved by OMB and have not changed since that approval. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–26117 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 74 [FCC 14–150] Commission Suspends Expiration Dates and Construction Deadlines for New Digital Low Power Television and TV Translator Stations Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; suspension of expiration dates. AGENCY: The Commission announced that, effective immediately, it is suspending the expiration dates and construction deadlines for all outstanding construction permits for rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 new digital low power television (LPTV) and TV translator stations. The Commission will decide on a new construction deadline for these permittees in the rulemaking proceeding in MB Docket No. 03–185. Until a decision is reached in the rulemaking decision and the Commission can determine the effect of the future incentive auction and repacking, permittees of new digital LPTV and TV translator stations may delay completing construction of their digital facilities. DATES: The suspension became effective on October 10, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaun Maher, Video Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Shaun.Maher@fcc.gov, (202) 418–2324. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective immediately, the expiration dates and construction deadlines for all outstanding unexpired construction permits for new digital low power television (LPTV) and TV translator stations set forth in 47 CFR 74.788 are hereby suspended pending final action in the rulemaking proceeding in MB PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Docket No. 03–185 initiated today by the Commission. In a Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking released October 10, 2014 in MB Docket No. 03–185 (FCC 14–151) the Commission recognized that the incentive auction and repacking process will impact existing analog LPTV and TV translator stations transitioning to digital and, because of this, it tentatively concluded to postpone the September 1, 2015 digital transition date. For similar reasons, the Commission also tentatively concluded to extend the construction deadlines of permits for new digital LPTV and TV translator stations and proposed that these permits be subject to whatever new transition date is adopted. This proposed action would also have the effect of treating these permittees similarly to the permittees of transitioning LPTV and TV translator stations. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–26064 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P E:\FR\FM\04NOR1.SGM 04NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 213 (Tuesday, November 4, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 65350]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26064]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 74

[FCC 14-150]


Commission Suspends Expiration Dates and Construction Deadlines 
for New Digital Low Power Television and TV Translator Stations

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule; suspension of expiration dates.

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SUMMARY: The Commission announced that, effective immediately, it is 
suspending the expiration dates and construction deadlines for all 
outstanding construction permits for new digital low power television 
(LPTV) and TV translator stations. The Commission will decide on a new 
construction deadline for these permittees in the rulemaking proceeding 
in MB Docket No. 03-185. Until a decision is reached in the rulemaking 
decision and the Commission can determine the effect of the future 
incentive auction and repacking, permittees of new digital LPTV and TV 
translator stations may delay completing construction of their digital 
facilities.

DATES: The suspension became effective on October 10, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaun Maher, Video Division, Media 
Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Shaun.Maher@fcc.gov, (202) 
418-2324.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective immediately, the expiration dates 
and construction deadlines for all outstanding unexpired construction 
permits for new digital low power television (LPTV) and TV translator 
stations set forth in 47 CFR 74.788 are hereby suspended pending final 
action in the rulemaking proceeding in MB Docket No. 03-185 initiated 
today by the Commission. In a Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
released October 10, 2014 in MB Docket No. 03-185 (FCC 14-151) the 
Commission recognized that the incentive auction and repacking process 
will impact existing analog LPTV and TV translator stations 
transitioning to digital and, because of this, it tentatively concluded 
to postpone the September 1, 2015 digital transition date. For similar 
reasons, the Commission also tentatively concluded to extend the 
construction deadlines of permits for new digital LPTV and TV 
translator stations and proposed that these permits be subject to 
whatever new transition date is adopted. This proposed action would 
also have the effect of treating these permittees similarly to the 
permittees of transitioning LPTV and TV translator stations.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-26064 Filed 11-3-14; 8:45 am]
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