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Released: September 16, 2011


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DA 11-1571

Released: September 16, 2011

Reply Comment Deadline Extended in Low Power FM - FM Translator Rule Making

New NPRM Reply Comment Date: September 27, 2011

On July 12, 2011, the Commission adopted and released a Third Further Notice of Proposed Rule
Making in the Matter of Creation of a Low Power Radio Service; Amendment of Service and Eligibility
Rules for FM Broadcast Translator Stations.1 The Media Bureau ("Bureau") announced that comments
and reply comments were due by August 29, 2011, and September 12, 2011, respectively.2 The Bureau
subsequently extended those dates to September 6, 2011, and September 20, 2011, respectively, due to the
disruptions of business and communications resulting from Hurricane Irene.3
On September 15, 2011, the Bureau received a request for a one-week extension of the reply
comment deadline based on the number of comments filed and the extensive technical exhibits submitted
with several comments, as well as the involvement of counsel for several commenting parties in the NAB
Radio Show in Chicago in the week prior to September 20, 2011.4 The Bureau finds that these
circumstances justify a one-week extension of the comment period. We therefore extend the deadline for
filing reply comments to the Third Further Notice to September 27, 2011.
For additional information on this proceeding, contact Peter Doyle, Tom Hutton or Kelly
Donohue, Audio Division, Media Bureau, (202) 418-2700. Press inquiries should be directed to Janice
Wise, (202) 418-8165. TTY: (202) 418-7172 or (888) 835-5322.


1 MB Docket No. 99-25; MM Docket No. 07-172; RM-11338, Third Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making, FCC
11-105 (rel. July 12, 2011) ("Third Further Notice").
2 Media Bureau Announces Comment Deadlines In Low Power Fm - Fm Translator Rule Making And Release Of
Spectrum Availability Program
, Public Notice, 2011 WL 3279267, DA 11-1328 (MB 2011).
3 See Comment Deadline Extended in Low Power FM FM Translator Rule Making, Public Notice, DA 11-1467
(MB rel. Aug. 29, 2011).
4 See Motion for Extension of Time filed by the National Association of Broadcasters and the Educational Media
Foundation on September 15, 2011 (with a statement that Prometheus Radio Project, Edgewater Broadcasting, Inc.
and Radio Assist Ministry, Inc. do not object to the requested extension).

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