DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 54                                             March 20,1998

**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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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: March 20, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - MARCH 19. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt031998.pdf

Report No: TEL-140-A. Released: March 20, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8070.txt

Released: March 20, 1998. PUBLIC INFORMATION COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS SUBMITTED TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB) FOR REVIEW. Contact: Judy Boley at (202) 418-0214. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8018.txt

Released: March 20, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980320.html

Report No: LB-98-31. Released: March 20, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8026.txt

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ERRATA - AT&T CORP. MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP. PETITIONS FOR WAIVER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS POLICY TO CHANGE THE ACCOUNTING RATE FOR SWITCHED VOICE SERVICE WITH VARIOUS COUNTRIES. Corrects figure for settlement rate in the M,O,&O and Authorization released September 10 in this proceeding. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. by Errata. IB

KENTUCKIANA BROADCASTING, INC., LICENSEE, WFTE(TV), SALEM, IN. Issued Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture to Kentuckiana Broadcasting, Inc., Licensee, WFTE(TV), Salem, Indiana, in the amount of $27,500 for repeated violations of the Commission's rule limiting the amount of commercial matter that may be aired during children's programming; granted application of Kentuckiana Broadcasting, Inc. for renewal of license for Station WFTE(TV), Salem, Indiana. Action by the Commission. Adopted: March 16, 1998. by NAL Letter. (FCC No. 98-43). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/fcc98043.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 19, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 53:

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Released: March 19, 1998. COLORADO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION SEEKS RETROACTIVE UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT ON BEHALF OF GREAT PLAINS COMMUNICATIONS - CC DOCKET NO. 96-45.Comments due April 3; replies April 15. (DA No. 98-421). Action by: Chief, Universal Service Branch. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980421.txt

Report No: CS 98-3. Released: March 19, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION - COMMISSION'S NEW RULES REGARDING CABLE HOME WIRING AND MVPD HOME RUN WIRING EFFECTIVE MARCH 13, 1998. Contact: JoAnn Lucanik or Lynn Crakes at (202) 418-7200 TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/pncb8001.txt

Report No: 2265. Released: March 19, 1998. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8016.wp

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SANDWICH ISLES COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted Sandwich Isles's request for an extension of time to reply to GTE's Application for Review of an Order granting in part and denying in part Sandwich Isles's petition seeking clarification or, to the extent necessary, waiver of the definition of "incumbent local exchange carrier" for the purpose of application of Part 69 rules and for calculation of high cost loop support; deadline to reply to GTE's Application for Review extended until March 27. Action by Chief, Universal Service Branch. Adopted: March 19, 1998. by Order. CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/or98166.txt

PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING REGARDING PREEMPTION OF THE PUERTO RICO TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. Granted Cellular Communications of Pueto Rico, Inc.'s, Pan Am License Holdings, Inc.'s, and Centennial Cellular Corp.'s and Lambda Communications, Inc.'s motion to withdraw their petitions for declaratory ruling or preemption in this proceeding. Action by Chief, Policy and Program Planning Division. Adopted: March 19, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-534). CCB

STATE OF MINNESOTA PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING REGARDING THE EFFECT OF SECTIONS 253(A),(B) AND (C) OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 ON AN AGREEMENT TO INSTALL FIBER OPTIC WHOLESALE TRANSPORT CAPACITY IN STATE FREEWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY. Granted State of Minnesota's motion for extension of time to file reply comments regarding State of Minnesota's petition for declaratory ruling in this matter; deadline for filing reply comments extended until April 9. Dkt No.: CC- 98-1. Action by Chief, Policy and Program Planning Division. Adopted: March 19, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-537). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980537.txt

AMENDMENT OF PART 73, SUBPART G, OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES REGARDING THE EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEM. Requested comment on whether the Commission should adopt rule amendments that would prohibit cable systems from overriding broadcasters' emergency related programming with state and local Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages; comments due April 20; replies May 5. Dkt No.: FO- 91-301, FO- 91-171. Action by the Commission. Adopted: March 4, 1998. by 2nd Further NPRM. (FCC No. 98-33). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Notices/fcc98033.txt

THE NEW YORK HOSPITAL - CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER. Granted Petition for Permanent Waiver filed by the New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center to continue operating its paging station (KNGM499) on 453.025 MHz in New York, NY. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: March 19, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-536). WTB Contact: Freda Lippert Thyden, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division at (202) 418-0627.

KAISER FOUNDATION HOPSITALS AND KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN, INC. Granted Petition for Permanent Waiver filed by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. to continue operating its paging system on 453.025 MHz in the Southern California metropolitan area. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: March 19, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-535). WTB Contact: Freda Lippert Thyden, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division at (202) 418-0627.

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 18, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 52:

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Report No: 2264. Released: March 18, 1998. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/pnmm8047.txt

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The following items are corrections from previous Daily Digests.

Office of Public Affairs Reference Operations Division Petitions for Rulemaking Filed, Report No. 2265, was incorrectly included on Daily Digest No. 53.