DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 143                                             August 2,1996

**Before an entry denotes that the item is part of the FCC's implementation of the 1996 Telecom Act. While we will attempt to flag all Telecom Act-related items, this marking is unofficial and informational only.

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The following items were adopted at the August 1, 1996, Commission meeting and released later that day.

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**COMMISSION ADOPTS RULES TO IMPLEMENT LOCAL COMPETITION PROVISIONS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 - CC DOCKET NO. 96-98. Action in Docket Case The Commission took action to remove statutory, regulatory, and operational barriers to local telephone services competition. In an Order adopted today, one week before the August 8 deadline, the Commission established a framework of minimum, national rules that will enable the states and the Commission to begin implementing the local competition provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.. Report No: DC 96-75. by R&O. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: August 1, 1996. (FCC No. 96-325) News Media Contact: Mindy Ginsburg (202) 418-1500. CCB Contact: Richard Welch at (202) 418-1580 or Jim Schlichting (202) 418-1520. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1996/nrcc6052

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The following items are dated for and released on August 2, 1996:

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FCC FILINGS. OMD.

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OMD.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 2, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG: AUGUST 1.

Released: August 2, 1996. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN NON-RESTRICTED PROCEEDINGS.

Report No: 1088. Released: August 2, 1996. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: CS 96-25. Released: August 2, 1996. CABLE SERVICES ACTION - OMB APPROVES REVISED FCC FORM 1205. (DA No. 96-1216). Contact: Tim Bellamy or Alex Byron at (202) 418-7200. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1996/da961216.txt

Report No: CS 96-26. Released: August 2, 1996. CABLE SERVICES ACTION - FOURTH QUARTER 1995 AND FIRST QUARTER 1996 INFLATION FIGURES FOR CABLE OPERATORS USING FORM 1240 NOW AVAILABLE. (DA No. 96-1217). News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1996/da961217.txt

Report No: I-8193. Released: August 2, 1996. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATION ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 96-1221).

Released: August 2, 1996. WRC-97 ADVISORY COMMITTEE AUGUST MEETINGS OF INFORMAL WORKING GROUPS. Contact: Crystal Foster at (202) 418-0749.

Report No: 286. Released: August 2, 1996. MASS MEDIA BUREAU CALL SIGN ACTIONS.

Report No: 23794. Released: August 2, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Report No: 43794. Released: August 2, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS.

Report No: A-205. Released: August 2, 1996. AM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF SEPTEMBER 3 CUT-OFF DATE.

Report No: A-299. Released: August 2, 1996. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF SEPTEMBER 5 CUT-OFF DATE.

Released: August 2, 1996. FARMINGTON, GRASS VALLEY, JACKSON, LINDEN, PLACERVILLE AND FAIR OAKS, CA/CARSON CITY AND SUN VALLEY, NV. - SECOND ERRATUM.to Second R&O [DA 96-1109] released July 12 alloting Channel 233C2 to Sun Valley, NV, to correct the filing window dates. The filing window will open August 29, closes September 30. (DA No. 96-1215). Dkt No.: MM- 90-189.

Report No: D-868. Released: August 2, 1996. MASS MEDIA BUREAU PREPARED TO ISSUE MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE BTA AUTHORIZATIONS. Contact: Charles Dziedzic at (202) 418-1600, Sharon Bertelsen at (202) 418-7057 or Nazifa Naim at (202) 418-7059.

Released: August 2, 1996. NOTICE OF PROHIBITED PRESENTATIONS.

Report No: 1859. Released: August 2, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU.July 22 through July 26. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6006

Report No: LB-96-40. Released: August 2, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION.

Report No: CL-96-60. Released: August 2, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL RADIO SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6074

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CLIFTON, TN. Proposed allotting Channel 293A to Clifton, TN, as its first FM service. Comments are due September 23, replies October 8. Dkt No.: MM- 96-163. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 26, 1996. by Report. MMB

MACOMB, IL. Effective September 16, Allotted Channel 240A to Macomb as its third FM service. Dkt No.: MM- 96-87. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 26, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1186). MMB

PARKER, AZ. Proposed allotting Channel 230C3 to Parker, AZ, as its second FM service. Comments are due September 23, replies October 8. Dkt No.: MM- 96-164. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 26, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-1188). MMB

BURLINGTON, CO/BREWSTER, KS. Allotted Channel 257C1 to Burlington, CO. Dkt No.: MM- 94-134. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 19, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1151). MMB

CARLISLE, IRVINE AND MOREHEAD, KY. Proposed substituting Channel 221C3 for Channel 264A at Carlisle; substituting Channel 265C3 for CHannel 291A at Irvine; substituting Channel 291C3 for Channel 221A at Morehead; and modifying the licenses of WCAK(FM), Carlisle; WCYO(FM), Irvine; and WMOR(FM), Morehead. Comments are due September 23, replies October 8. Dkt No.: MM- 96-161. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 26, 1996. (DA No. 96-1185). MMB

LLANO AND MARBLE FALLS, TX. Proposed substituting Channel 285C3; rellotting Channel 285C3 from Llano to Marble Falls, TX; and modifying the license to specify Marble Falls as Station KLKM(FM)'s community of license. Comments are due September 23, replies October 8. Dkt No.: MM- 95-49. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 26, 1996. by NPRM. (FCC No. 96-315). (DA No. 96-1198). MMB

GUIDELINES FOR EVALUATING THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION. OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/1996/fcc96326

AUTOMATED MARITIME TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM OPERATIONS. Permitted the shared use of the 216-217 MHz band, on a secondary, non-interference basis, for a new Low Power Radio Service to include auditory assistance devices, health care assistance devices, and law enforcement tracking systems. Dkt No.: WT- 95-96. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 25, 1996. by R&O. (FCC No. 96-315). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/fcc96315.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 1, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 142:

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STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN REED HUNDT REGARDING THE NOMINATION OF REGINA KEENEY TO THE FCC. Hundt. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Hundt/st080296

STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER JAMES H. QUELLO IN RE NOMINATION OF REGINA KEENEY. Quello.

STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS REGARDING THE NOMINATION OF REGINA KEENEY TO THE FCC. Ness. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/States/080296

STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER RACHELLE CHONG IN RE NOMINATION OF REGINA KEENEY. CMMR. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Chong/separate_statements/080296

**FCC UPDATES ITS GUIDELINES FOR EVALUATING THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF RADIOFREQUENCY EMISSIONS;ACTION IMPLEMENTS TELECOM ACT PROVISIONS - ET DOCKET NO. 93-62. Report No: DC 96-76. by R&O. Action by: the Commission. (FCC No. 96-326) News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0500. OET Contact: Office of Engineering and Technology contact: Radiofrequency Safety Program and specifically Robert Cleveland at (202) 418-2464; Wireless Telecommunications Bureau contact: David Wye at (202) 418-0600. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/News_Releases/1996/nret6010.txt

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PITTSBURGH, PA. Denied petition and concluded that the public interest would not be served by removing the noncommercial reservation from Channel *16 at Pittsburgh, PA. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 24, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-314). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96314.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released July 31, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 141:

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Released: July 31, 1996. ADDENDUM: TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG: JULY 30.