Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/597

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PUBLIC LAW 102-385—OCT. 5, 1992 106 STAT. 1477 (A) such station broadcasts for at least the minimum number of hours of operation required by the Commission for television broadcast stations under part 73 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations; "(B) such station meets all obligations and requirements applicable to television broadcast stations under part 73 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, with respect to the broadcast of nonentertainment programming; programming and rates involving political candidates, election issues, controversial issues oi public importance, editorials, and personal attacks; programming for children; and equal employment opportunity; and the Commission determines that me provision of such programming by such station would address local news and informational needs which are not being adequately served by full power television broadcast stations because of the geographic distance of such full power stations from the low power station's community of license; "(C) such station complies with interference regulations consistent with its secondary status pursuant to part 74 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations; "(D) such station is located no more them 35 miles from the cable system's headend, and dehvers to the principal headend of the cable system an over-the-air signal of good quality, as determined by the Commission; "(E) the community of license of such station and the franchise area of the cable system are both located outside of the largest 160 Metropolitan Statistical Areeis, ranked by population, as determined by the Office of Management and Budget on June 30, 1990, and the population of such community of Ucense on such date did not exceed 35,000; and "(F) there is no full power television broadcast station Ucensed to any community within the county or other political subdivision (of a State) served by the cable system. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to change the secondary status of any low power station as provided in psirt 74 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on the date of enactment of this section.". SEC. 6. CARRIAGE OF NONCOMMERCIAL STATIONS. Part II of title VI of the Commimications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 531 et seq.) is further amended by inserting after section 614 (as added by section 4 of this Act) the following new section: «SEC. 615. CARRIAGE OF NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL TELE- 47 USC 535. VISION. "(a) CARRIAGE OBLIGATIONS.— In addition to the carriage requirements set forth in section 614, each cable operator of a cable system shall carry the signals of qualified noncommercial educational television stations in accordance with the provisions of this section. "(b) REQUIREMENTS TO CARRY QUALIFIED STATIONS. — "(1) GENERAL REQUIREMENT TO CARRY EACH QUALIFIED STA- TION. — Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) and subsection (e), each cable operator shall carry, on the cable system of that cable operator, any qualified local noncommercial educational television station requesting carriage.