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Released: June 7, 2013
MEDIA BUREAU INVITES COMMENTS ON STUDY SUBMITTED BY THE MINORITY
MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL IN 2010 QUADRENNIAL REVIEW OF
BROADCAST OWNERSHIP RULES
MB Docket No. 09-182; MB Docket No. 07-294
Comment Date: July 22, 2013
Reply Comment Date: August 6, 2013
On May 30, 2013, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council ("MMTC") submitted a
study titled "The Impact of Cross Media Ownership on Minority/Women Owned Broadcast Stations" (the
"Study")1 in the above-referenced dockets. According to MMTC, the Study "examines whether, and to
what extent, cross-ownership might have a material adverse impact on minority and women ownership"
of commercial broadcast stations.2 MMTC suggests that the Commission seek public comment regarding
the extent to which the Study may or should be relied on by the Commission in the ongoing media
ownership and diversity proceedings.3 A copy of the Study is attached to this Public Notice.
We invite public comment on the Study from interested parties. Comments will be due on July
22, 2013, and Replies will be due on August 6, 2013.
In the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the subject proceeding, the Commission established that
the proceeding will be treated as "permit but disclose" for purposes of the Commission's ex parte
Thus, as a result of the permit-but-disclose status of this proceeding, ex parte
presentations will be
governed by the procedures set forth in Section 1.1206 of the Commission's rules applicable to non-
restricted proceedings.5 Persons making ex parte
presentations must file a copy of any written
1 Fratrik, Dr. Mark R., Vice President and Chief Economist, BIA/Kelsey, "The Impact of Cross Media Ownership
on Minority/Women Owned Broadcast Stations" (May 30, 2013).
2 Letter from David Honig, President of MMTC, to Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner Ajit Pai,
and Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC, at 1 (May 30, 2013).
4 47 C.F.R. 1.1200, 1.1206; see also 2010 Quadrennial Regulatory Review -- Review of the Commission's
Broadcast Ownership Rules & Other Rules Adopted Pursuant to Section 202 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
Promoting Diversification of Ownership in the Broadcast Services
, MB Docket No. 09-182, Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking, 26 FCC Rcd 17489, 17570-71, 211 (2011).
5 47 C.F.R. 1.1206.
presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days after the
presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies).
Persons making oral ex parte
presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the
presentation must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex
presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the
presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments
already reflected in the presenter's written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the
presenter may provide citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or
other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be
found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission
staff during ex parte
meetings are deemed to be written ex parte
presentations and must be filed
consistent with rule 1.1206(b). Written ex parte
presentations and memoranda summarizing oral ex parte
presentations, and all attachments thereto, must be filed through the electronic comment filing system
available for that proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g.
, .doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable
.pdf). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission's ex parte
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.415, 1.419,
interested parties may file comments and reply comments on or before the dates indicated on the first
page of this document. Comments may be filed using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each
filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding,
filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number.
Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-
class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's
Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary
must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW, Room TW-A325,
Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries
must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be
disposed of before entering the building.
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6 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings
, 63 FR 24121 (1998).
For further information, contact Brendan Holland, Media Bureau, at (202) 418-2330. Press
inquiries should be directed to Janice Wise, Media Bureau, at (202) 418-8165.