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Released: February 8, 2012
PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 12-169

February 8, 2012

NOTICE OF EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROGRAM CARRIAGE COMPLAINT RULES:

47 C.F.R. §§ 1.221(h); 1.229(b)(3), (b)(4); 1.248(a), (b); 76.7(g)(2); 76.1302(c)(1), (d), (e)(1), (k)

MB Docket No. 07-42

On July 29, 2011, the Commission adopted the Second Report and Order in MB Docket No. 07-42,
which promulgated rules to improve the Commission’s procedures for addressing program carriage
complaints.1 These rules became effective on October 31, 2011,2 except for the following rules which
contain new information collection requirements that are subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
(PRA), Public Law No. 104-13: 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.221(h); 1.229(b)(3), (b)(4); 1.248(a), (b); 76.7(g)(2); and
76.1302(c)(1), (d), (e)(1), and (k).3 The information collection was submitted to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for review under 47 U.S.C. § 3507(d) and was approved by OMB on
January 30, 2012.4 The Commission in the Second Report and Order stated that these rules will become
effective after the Commission publishes a notice in the Federal Register announcing OMB approval and
the relevant effective date.5 The Commission has published this notice in the Federal Register,
announcing an effective date for these rules of today, February 8, 2012.6
For further information regarding this proceeding, contact David Konczal (202-418-2228;
david.konczal@fcc.gov). Press contact: Janice Wise (202-418-8165; janice.wise@fcc.gov).
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1 Leased Commercial Access; Development of Competition and Diversity in Video Programming Distribution and
Carriage
, Second Report and Order, 26 FCC Rcd 11494 (2011) (“Second Report and Order”).
2 See Federal Communications Commission, 47 C.F.R. Parts 0, 1, and 76, Leased Commercial Access; Development
of Competition and Diversity in Video Programming Distribution and Carriage, 76 FR 60652 (Sept. 29, 2011).
3 See Second Report and Order, 26 FCC Rcd at 11548-49, ¶ 94.
4 See Notice of Office of Management and Budget Action for OMB Control No. 3060-0888 (approved January 30,
2012), http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/DownloadNOA?requestID=239939.
5 See Second Report and Order, 26 FCC Rcd at 11548-49, ¶ 94.
6 See Federal Communications Commission, 47 C.F.R. Parts 1 and 76, Leased Commercial Access; Development of
Competition and Diversity in Video Programming Distribution and Carriage, 77 FR 6479 (Feb. 8, 2012).

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