Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Federal Register publication delay time

The FCC today released DA 07-3073, a Public Notice setting due dates for comments and reply comments on procedures and rule changes proposed in the 3rd DTV Periodic Review. Comments must be filed within 30 days of publication in the Federal Register, and reply comments 15 days later.

The proceeding was adopted on April 25th. It was published in the Federal Register today.

The IBOC rules were adopted on May 31st, one month and six days after the DTV Periodic Review. Assuming equal delay in publication in the Register, the IBOC rules will appear on August 15th and will go into effect 30 days later, on September 15th; on this date, AM stations will be allowed to operate IBOC at night.

You should not be too certain there will be equal delay in publication though. Stay tuned.

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