DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 49                                             March 13,1998

**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 March 12, 1998, Commission meeting and released later that day.

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COMMISSION FINDS INDUSTRY VIDEO PROGRAMMING RATING SYSTEM ACCEPTABLE; ADOPTS TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS TO ENABLE BLOCKING OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING (THE "V-CHIP"). Report No: GN-98-3. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: March 12, 1998. Dkt No.: CS-97-55, CS-97-321, ET-97-206. (FCC No. 98-35, 36) News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. CSB Contact: Cable Services Bureau: JoAnn Lucanik at (202) 418-7200, Office of Engineering Technology: Neil McNeil at (202) 418-2470. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/1998/nrcb8003.txt

FCC BEGINS INQUIRY INTO BROADCAST OWNERSHIP RULES PURSUANT TO 1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW REQUIREMENT. Report No: MM-98-3. by NOI. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: March 12, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-35. (FCC No. 98-37) News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. MMB Contact: Mass Media Bureau: Roger Holberg at (202) 418-2134. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8007.txt

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The following items are dated for and released on March 13, 1998:

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FCC FILINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/filings.html

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/calendar.html

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Released: March 13, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 03/12/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt031298.pdf

Released: March 13, 1998. WITHDRAWAL OF US WEST, INC. PETITION FOR TEMPORARY EMERGENCY WAIVER FOR WAIVER OF CPE RULES. (DA No. 98-497). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980497.txt

Released: March 13, 1998. ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT STATUS (AND ADDITION) REPORTS DUE ON MARCH 31ST. (DA No. 98-494). Contact: Telecommunications Division, International Bureau: (202) 418-2114. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da980494.txt

Report No: TEL-138-A. Released: March 13, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18). Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8062.txt

Report No: TEL-138-B. Released: March 13, 1998. NON-STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTOIN 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18 and 1.767). Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8062.txt

Report No: 44197. Released: March 13, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980313.txt

Report No: 24197. Released: March 13, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980313.txt

Report No: B-172. Released: March 13, 1998. NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE FOR FILING OF TELEVISION BROADCAST STATION APPLICATIONS AND NOTICE OF PETITION TO DENY DEADLINE.Cut-Off Date: April 27, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8045.txt

Released: March 13, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(2 of 2). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exb80313.html

Released: March 13, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(1 of 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe: (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exa80313.html

Report No: LB-98-30. Released: March 13, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8023.txt

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TARIFFS IMPLEMENTING ACCESS CHARGE REFORM/BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. REVISIONS TO TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1. Suspend this tranmsittal for one day, following the currently scheduled effective date, and made this transmittal subject to the investigation initiated in the Access Charge Reform Tariffs Suspension Order. Dkt No.: CC-97-250. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 13, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-491). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980491.txt

AMSC SUBSIDIARY CORPORATION. Granted application of AMSC Subsidiary Corp. to modify its satellite license to permit it to change its space station facility and to operate the new facility temporarily from a different orbital local, and granted AMSC special temporary authority to use two existing earth stations to communicate with the new satellite at the transitional orbit location. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: March 12, 1998. by Order & Auth. (DA No. 98-493). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980493.html

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 12, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 48:

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Report No: CCB/CPD 98-14. Released: March 12, 1998. PROTESTED TARIFF TRANSMITTALS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-492). Contact: Judy A. Nitsche at (202) 418-1540.

Report No: CCB/CPD 98-15. Released: March 12, 1998. ALLIANCE FOR PUBLIC TECHNOLOGY PETITIONS THE COMMISSION FOR ISSUANCE OF A NOTICE OF INQUIRY AND A NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING TO IMPLEMENT SECTION 706 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT (RM 9844).Pleading Cycle Established; Comments Due: April 13, 1998; Reply Comments Due: May 4, 1998. (DA No. 98-496). Contact: Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Wanda Harris at (202) 418-1530.

Report No: 2262. Released: March 12, 1998. ERRATUM - OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITION FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8013.wp

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KOPLAR COMMUNICATIONS TELEVISION, L.L.C. Correcting the Notice of Apparent Liability DA-98-383, released March 2, 1998. Action by the Commission. by Erratum. MMB

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 11, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 47:

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AMATEUR STATION SEQUENTIALLY ASSIGNED CALL SIGNS. WTB Contact: News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick at (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8007.txt

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Report No: D-977. Released: March 11, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS.

Report No: D-977-A. Released: March 11, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS.

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 10, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 46:

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Released: March 10, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES THE CORRECTED CONDITIONAL GRANT OF 800 MHZ SMR LICENSES.(Balance of Winning Bids are Due by March 24, 1998) Auction Event No. 16. (DA No. 98-482). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980482.txt