DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 225                                          November 23,1998

**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: November 23, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 11/20/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt112098.pdf

Released: November 23, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(2 of 2).

Released: November 23, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(1 of 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.

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PC LANDING CORPORATION. Granted application for a license to land and to operate in the United States a private fiber optic submarine cable system extending between the United States and Japan. By Cable Landing License. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: November 19, 1998. (DA No. 98-2351). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da982351.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 20, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 224:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC FILINGS. OPA.

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 20, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 11/19/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt111998.pdf

Report No: 1209. Released: November 20, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: 44372. Released: November 20, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981120.txt

Report No: 24372. Released: November 20, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981120.txt

Released: November 20, 1998. AUCTION OF 156-162 MHZ VHF PUBLIC COAST SERVICE LICENSES.8 Qualified Bidders Report No. AUC-20-D (Auction 20). (DA No. 98-2347). Contact: FCC Technical Support Hotline: (202) 414-1250; TTY: (202) 414-1255. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982347.wp

Released: November 20, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION.Comments Due: November 30, 1998. (DA No. DA-98-2343). Contact: Auctions & Industry Analysis Division: Alice Elder at (202) 418-0660. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982343.wp

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC./FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE. Reconsidered the current organizational structure for administering the universal service support mechanisms and adopted a plan for merging the Schools and Libraries Corporation and the Rural Health Care Corporation into the Universal Service Administrative Company by January 1, 1999. Substantially adopted the Report and Proposed plan of Reorganization filed with the Commission by USAC, SLC, and RHCC on July 1, 1998, with certain modifications. By Third Report and Order, Fourth Order on Reconsideration, Eighth Order on Reconsideration. Dkt No.: CC-97-21, CC-96-45. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 19, 1998. (FCC No. 98-306). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98306.wp

WHITEWRIGHT, TEXAS. Proposed allotment of Channel 260A at Whitewright,Texas. Comments Due: January 11, 1999; Reply Comments Due: January 26, 1999. Dkt No.: MM-98-196. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: November 9, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-2298). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da982298.wp

TULLAHOMA, LYNCHBURG, AND PETERSBURG, TENNESSEE. Denied the proposal filed by Tri-County Broadcasting Company, Inc. for Channel 296A at Tullahoma, Tennessee, the counterproposal filed by Petersburg Broadcasting for a Channel 296A Allotment at Petersburg, Tennesee, and the counterproposal filed by Hopkins-Hall Broadcasting, Inc. for Channel 296A Lynchburg, Tennessee, the counterproposal filed by Big River Broadcasting Corporation for Channel 296A at Lynchburg, Tennessee, and terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM-96-123. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: November 18, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-2340). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982340.wp

BROADCAST AND CABLE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY RULES AND POLICIES AND TERMINATION OF THE EEO STREAMLINING PROCEEDING. Requested comment concering a new broadcast equal employment opportunity rule and policies consistent with the D.C. Circuit's decision in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Snyod v. FCC. Dkt No.: MM-98-204, MM-96-16. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 19, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-305). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/fcc98305.wp

GLOBAL MARITIME DISTRESS AND SAFETY SYSTEM RULES. Granted Waiver of Certain Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Rules Applicable to Fishing Vessels and Small Passenger Vessels. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 6, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-296). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98296.wp