FCC Reviewing Some Rules For Revision Or Elimination
August 3, 2011 at 3:57 AM (PT)
The FCC is reviewing its rules under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and is asking the public for comment on the possible elimination or revision of rules that are deemed possibly no longer necessary or applicable. Comments will be due 60 days after publication of the notice in the Federal Register.
Radio rules being considered in the action include a rule defining Part G as establishing protection standards for full-power FMs from low-power FMs; a transition rule setting forth interference protections for Class C FMs which have downgraded; rules specifying Part K and Part I as establishing procedures for picking grantees from groups of mutually-exclusive noncommercial FM applications; the rule establishing community of license coverage requirements for noncommercial FMs; rules for LPFMs on complaint procedures dealing with third-adjacent interference and interference with translators and boosters; the rule requiring a free local phone number in communities of license; and a rule on LPFM program tests.