DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 178                                         September 23,1996

**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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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 43831. Released: September 23, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/pnmmac23.txt

Report No: 23831. Released: September 23, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices//Brdcst_Applications/pnmmap23.txt

Report No: 114A. Released: September 23, 1996. TYPE ACCEPTANCE/NOTIFICATION ACTIONS.

Report No: 114B. Released: September 23, 1996. CERTIFICATION/NOTIFICATION ACTIONS.

Released: September 23, 1996. NOTICE OF PROHIBITED PRESENTATION - FUTUREWAVE GENERAL PARTNERS, L.P.

Report No: 2155. Released: September 23, 1996. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS.

Released: September 23, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - SEPTEMBER 20.

Released: September 23, 1996. FCC LABORATORY EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION PROCESSING - SPEED OF SERVICE.

Released: September 23, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG INFORMATIONAL TARIFFS - SEPTEMBER 20.

Report No: CW-96-20. Released: September 23, 1996. PERSONAL COMMUNCIATIONS SERVICE INFORMATION BROADBAND- MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION APPLICATIONS GRANTED.

Report No: CW-96-21. Released: September 23, 1996. PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE INFORMATION BROADBAND - MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

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VENTURA COUNTY CABLEVISION. Denied a complaint filed against the rates charged for cable programming services in Agoura Hills, CA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 18, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1572). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961572.txt

TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF VIRGINIA. Granted small system relief and found the cable operator's cable programming service tier and basic service tier rates to be not unreasonable in Botetourt County, VA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 18, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1569). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961569.txt

BRESNAN COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. Denied a complaint filed against the rates charged for cable programming services in Zeeland, MI. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 18, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1573). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961573.txt

TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF THE MID-SOUTH. Granted small system relief and found the cable operator's cable programming service tier rate to be not unreasonable in the Town of Colonial Beach, VA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 18, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1570). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961570.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 20, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 177:

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NEWS RELEASES

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**COMMISSION ADOPTS ORDER IMPLEMENTING PAYPHONE PROVISION OF THE 1996 TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT (SECTION 276) - DECISION PROMOTES COMPETITION AND WIDESPREAD DEPLOYMENT OF PAYPHONES -- CC DOCKET NO. 96-128 (REPORT NO. DC 96-90, ACTION IN DOCKET CASE). The Commission adopted a Report and Order implementing the payphone provision of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Commmission's action open the door for deregulatory and streamlined structure for the payphone industry that will allow market-based incentives to determine industry decisions. Action by the Commission September 20, 1996, by Report and Order (FCC 96-388). News Media Contact: Mindy Ginsburg (202) 418-1500. CCB Contact: Michael Carowitz at (202) 418-0700. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1996/nrcc6061.txt

FCC FILINGS. OPA.

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: SPB-59. Released: September 20, 1996. NOTICE OF EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS IN CC DOCKET NO. 92-297. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1996/pnin6117.txt

Report No: I-8204. Released: September 20, 1996. FOREIGN CARRIER AFFILIATION NOTIFICATION. Contact: Joanna Lowry, Telecommunication Division at (202) 418-1470.

Report No: I-8203. Released: September 20, 1996. APPLICATIONS REQUESTING DESIGNATION AS A RECOGNIZED OPERATING AGENCY ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Mary Cobbs at (202) 418-1492.

Report No: TEL-40-A. Released: September 20, 1996. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18).

Report No: D-880. Released: September 20, 1996. MASS MEDIA BUREAU PREPARED TO ISSUE MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE BTA AUTHORIZATIONS.Applicants identified in attached list must submit the balance due on the specified BTA authorization(s) by September 27, unless applicant is a small business making installment payments, who must bring total amount on deposit with the Commission up to 20% of its winning bid(s) by September 27. Contact: Charles Dziedzic at (202) 418-1600, Sharon Bertelsen at (202) 418-7057 or Nazfia Naim at (202) 418-7059. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/pnmm6009.txt

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SPEECHES

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"""PLAY BALL!"" - REMARKS OF COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS AT PCS '96 ON SEPTEMBER 19, 1996, IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/spsn613.txt

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PACIFIC BELL REVISIONS TO TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 128. Suspended for one day from the effective date the physical collocation revisions to Pacific Bell Tariff F.C.C. No. 128, and instituted an investigation of the referenced tariff transmittal. Dkt No.: CC- 93-162. Action by Chief, Comptitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. by Order. (DA No. 96-1587). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/da961587.txt

**IMPLEMENTATION F THE PAY TELEPHONE RECLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PROVISIONS OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. Adopted a Report and Order implementing the payphone provision of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Dkt No.: CC- 96-128, CC- 91-35. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by R&O. (FCC No. 96-388). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96388.txt

CONTINENTAL CABLEVISION, INC. Granted motion of the City of Los Angeles, CA for an extension of time during which the City may decide to opt out of the refunds provided in the Amendment to the Continental Social Contract. Extension is to November 1, 1996. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1588). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961588.txt

KCAL-TV, LOS ANGELES, CA. Granted the application to transfer control of Fidelity Television, Inc., licensee of KCAL-TV, Los Angeles, California, from the Walt Disney Company to Young Broadcasting of Los Angeles. Action by Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by Letter. (DA No. 96-1585). MMB

SHELL KNOB, MO. Amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to allot Channel 249A at Shell Knob, Missouri; filing window November 4-December 5; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 96-138. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 13, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1568). MMB

STREAMLINING BROADCAST EEO RULE AND POLICIES, VACATING THE EEO FORFEITURE POLICY STATEMENT AND AMENDING SECTION 1.80 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO INCLUDE EEO FORFEITURE GUIDELINES. Extended the time for filing reply comments to October 25, 1996. Dkt No.: MM- 96-16. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. by Order. (DA No. 96-1594). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/da961594.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 19, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 176:

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NEES COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted NEES Communications, Inc.'s application for a determination of "exempt telecommunications company" status pursuant to section 34(a)(1) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as added by section 103 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Action by General Counsel. Adopted: September 19, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1584). OGC