FCC 73.23 Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 73.23 AM broadcast station applications affected by international
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no application
for an AM station will be accepted for filing if authorization of the
facilities requested would be inconsistent with international
commitments of the United States under treaties and other international
agreements, arrangements and understandings. (See list of such
international instruments in § 73.1650(b)). Any such application that
is inadvertently accepted for filing will be dismissed.
(b) AM applications that involve conflicts only with the North American
Regional Broadcasting Agreement (NARBA), but that are in conformity
with the remaining treaties and other international agreements listed
in § 73.1650(b) and with the other requirements of this part 73, will
be granted subject to such modifications as the FCC may subsequently
find appropriate, taking international considerations into account.
(c) In the case of any application designated for hearing on issues
other than those related to consistency with international
relationships and as to which no final decision has been rendered,
whenever action under this section becomes appropriate because of
inconsistency with international relationships, the applicant involved
shall, notwithstanding the provisions § § 73.3522 and 73.3571, be
permitted to amend its application to achieve consistency with such
relationships. In such cases the provisions of § 73.3605(c) will apply.
(d) In some circumstances, special international considerations may
require that the FCC, in acting on applications, follow procedures
different from those established for general use. In such cases,
affected applicants will be informed of the procedures to be followed.
[ 56 FR 64856 , Dec. 12, 1991]
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