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FM Translator Construction Permits Auction Announced, Comment Sought
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau issued the following news release:


1. By this Public Notice, the Wireless Telecommunications and Media Bureaus (Bureaus) announce an auction of certain FM translator construction permits and seek comment on the procedures to be used for this auction, designated as Auction 83. Bidding in this auction is scheduled to commence on June 21, 2018. Auction 83 will be a "closed" auction; only those entities listed in Attachment A to this Public Notice are eligible to complete the remaining steps to become qualified ... Show Full Article

USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From China
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The U.S. International Trade Commission issued the following news release:

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of common alloy aluminum sheet from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Vice Chairman David S. Johanson, and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson and Meredith M. Broadbent voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative ... Show Full Article

Registration Opens for NRC's 2018 Regulatory Information Conference
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release:

Registration is now open for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's 30th annual Regulatory Information Conference, to be held March 13-15 in North Bethesda, Md.

The NRC offices of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and Nuclear Regulatory Research jointly host the annual RIC, which is open to the public. Registration is required but there is no registration fee. The conference agenda and online registration links are available on the NRC website ( The deadline ... Show Full Article

NRC Receives Event Notification on Secondary Containment Momentary Low Pressure
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (53165) involving Fermi nuclear plant, Michigan:


"On January 11, 2018, at 1041 EST, a planned train swap of the Reactor Building Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (RBHVAC) system resulted in the Technical Specification (TS) for secondary containment pressure boundary not being met for less than one minute. The maximum secondary containment pressure observed during that time was approximately 0.117 inches of vacuum water gauge.

"Secondary containment ... Show Full Article

Media Bureau Partially Lifts the Freeze on the Filing of Petitions for Rulemaking to Change Full Power Television Stations' Communities of License
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau issued the following news release:

The Media Bureau is partially lifting a freeze imposed on August 3, 2004, on the filing of petitions for rulemaking to change a full power television station's community of license, effective upon publication of this Public Notice in the Federal Register. This partial lift will restore normal processing for those requests to modify a station's community of license where no technical facility change is required to comply with our principal community coverage requirements. This action will ... Show Full Article

FCC Media Bureau Issues Statement on Accelerating Broadcasters Post-Incentive Auction
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau issued the following statement by Chairman Ajit Pai:

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The FCC's Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau today granted a request from 20 broadcast TV stations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Mariato permit them to construct post-auction facilities ahead of schedule. Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement:

"The Commission has made it a top priority to assist with the recovery from last year's devastating hurricanes. Today, we're taking another important step ... Show Full Article

Communications Status Report for Areas Impacted by Hurricane Maria January 12, 2018
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following news release:

The following is a report on the status of communications services in geographic areas impacted by Hurricane Maria as of January 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT. This report incorporates network outage data submitted by communications providers to the Federal Communications Commission s Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). DIRS is currently activated for all counties in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Note that the operational status of communications services after a disaster may evolve ... Show Full Article