DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 171                                         September 12,1996

**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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NEWS RELEASES

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**COMMISSION REDUCES REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMON CARRIERS -- CC DOCKET NO. 96-193 (REPORT NO. DC 96-85, ACTION IN DOCKET CASE). The Commission today released an Order and NPRM that furthers the pro-competitive, de-regulatory goals of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 by reducing the reporting requirements for common carriers. Action by the Commission September 4, 1996, by Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 96-370). News Media Contact: Mindy Ginsburg (202) 418-1500. CCB Contact: Tim Peterson at (202) 418-1500. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1996/nrcc6057.txt

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU CLARIFIES AMATEUR VANITY CALL SIGN FILING PROCEDURES. All inquiries concerning Amateur Vanity call sign requests and the filing procedures should be directed to the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau's Consumer Assistance Branch in Gettysburg, PA, toll-free at (800) 322-1117. Do not call the Commission's lockbox contractor in Pittsburgh, PA. News Media Contact: Kara Palamaras (202) 418-0654. WTB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1996/nrwl6040.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: N-037-A. Released: September 12, 1996. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICE APPLICATION ACTIONS.

Released: September 12, 1996. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.New Product Tier Filing Requirements. (DA No. 96-1531). Action by: Chief, Cable Services Bureau.

Report No: SPB-58. Released: September 12, 1996. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1996/pnin6112.txt

Report No: I-8201. Released: September 12, 1996. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATION ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 96-1527).

Report No: 43824. Released: September 12, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices//Brdcst_Actions/pnmmap12.txt

Report No: 23824. Released: September 12, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/pnmmap12.txt

Released: September 12, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - SEPTEMBER 11.

Released: September 12, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - NON DOMINANT CARRIERS - SEPTEMBER 11.

Released: September 12, 1996. CORRECTION TO REPORT NO. 2151 - PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS.Report No. 2151, released September 6, 1996 erroneously listed a Petition for Recon which had been listed on a previous Public Notice, released August 30, 1996.

Report No: 2152. Released: September 12, 1996. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS.

Released: September 12, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU MAKES THE FORM 610-V AVAILABLE FOR AN ELECTRONIC FILING TEST.An electronic test version of the FCC Form 610-V, Amateur Vanity Call Sign Request form, is available on the Internet at http://www.fcc.gov/wtb/amradsrv.html. Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Consumer Assistance staff at (800) 322-1117.

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TEXTS

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**REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMON CARRIERS. Modified rules to permit LECs to file ARMIS reports and cost allocation manual revisions on an annual basis. Initiated a rulemaking to consider additional modifications to Commission rules. Dkt No.: CC- 96-193. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 4, 1996. by Order and NPRM. (FCC No. 96-370). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96370.txt

TCI CABLEVISION OF ARCADIA, CA. Remanded to the local franchising authority, City of Arcadia, CA, petition for appeal of local rate order. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 5, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1497). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961497.txt

CABLE VIDEO ENTERPRISES, INC., D/B/A ANADARKO CABLE TV. Dismissed complaints filed against the rates charged for cable programming service tier for lack of jurisdiction in Wilson and Anadarko, Oklahoma. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 11, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1529). CSB

CABLE VIDEO ENTERPRISES, INC D/B/A ANADARKO CABLE TV. Dismissed complaints against the rates that Cable Video Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Anadarko Cable TV was charging for its cable programming services tier in the communities set forth on the grounds that the complaints concern rates that are outside the jurisdiction of the FCC. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cables Services Bureau. by Order. (DA No. 96-1529). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961529.txt

REQUEST FOR SMALL ENTITY GUIDANCE. Responded to Request for Small Entity Guidance Pursuant to Section 213 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 filed on August 16, 1996, on behalf of Mobile Communications Holdings, Inc. Action by Chief, International Bureau. by Letter. (DA No. 96-1532). IB

DELTAVILLE COMMUNICATIONS. Denied Deltaville Communications' application for review of a September 19, 1995, decision letter by the Chief, Audio Services Divsion, Mass Media Bureau. The Bureau letter denied reconsideration of the staff's prior action denying Deltaville's application for reinstatement and extension of the construction permit for unbuilt station WLUD-FM, Deltaville, Virginia. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 12, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-343). MMB

ARCATA, CALIFORNIA. Granted the application of Westar Broadcasting Group, Ltd. and Miller Broadcasting Company, Inc. for assignment of license of Station KXGO(FM), Arcata, California from Westar to Miller, and the related request for waiver of the Commission's one-to-a-market rule. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 29, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-364). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96364.txt

ERRATUM TO SIXTH FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE MAKING, MM DOCKET NO. 87-268, FCC 96-317. Issued erratum to correct errors in the text and Appendix B of Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making in the matter of Advanced Television Systems and their impact upon the existing television broadcast service. Dkt No.: MM- 87-268. Action by Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology. by Erratum. MMB

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 11, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 170:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 11, 1996. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON PETITION OF ABILENE, TEXAS FOR EXPEDITED DECLARATORY RULING - CCB POL 96-19.Comments due October 11; replies October 21. (DA No. 96-1521).

Released: September 11, 1996. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.Additional information available for Public Inspection on Century Communications Corporation Cable Service Tier Rates. (DA No. 96-1524). Action by: Associate Bureau Chief, Cable Services Bureau.

Released: September 11, 1996. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.Additional Information Available for Public Inspection on Viacom Cable, Inc. (DA No. 96-1525). Action by: Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1996/da961525.txt

Report No: D-877-A. Released: September 11, 1996. MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATION ACTIONS.

Released: September 11, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU MAKES THE AMATEUR STATION VANITY CALL SIGN REQUEST AVAILABLE FOR AN ELECTRONIC FILING TEST.An electronic test version of the Amateur Vanity Call Sign Request form is available on the Internet at http://www.fcc.gov/wtb/amradsrv.html. Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Consumer Assistance staff at (800) 322-1117.