Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/196

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110 STAT. 1321-49 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 "$14,950" in the Annual Regulatory Fee column for VHF Commercial Markets 26 through 50 and inserting "$17,000"; (4) striking "$9,975" in the Annual Regulatory Fee column for VHF Commercial Markets 51 through 100 and inserting "$9,000"; (5) striking "$6,225" in the Annual Regulatory Fee column for VHF Commercial Remaining Markets and inserting "$2,500"; and (6) striking "$17,925" in the Annual Regulatory Fee column for UHF Commercial Markets I through 10 and inserting "$25,000"; (7) striking "$15,950" in the Annual Regulatory Fee column for UHF Commercial Markets II through 25 and inserting "$20,000"; (8) striking "$11,950" in the Annual Regulatory Fee column for UHF Commercial Markets 26 through 50 and inserting "$13,000"; (9) striking "$7,975" in the Annual Regulatory Fee column for UHF Commercial Markets 51 through 100 and inserting "$7,000"; and (10) striking "$4,975" in the Annual Regulatory Fee column for UHF Commercial Remaining Markets and inserting "$2,000": Provided further. That the Federal Communications Commission shall, not later than 30 days after receipt of a p'stition by WQED, Pittsburgh, determine, without conducting a rulemaking or other proceeding, whether to amend section 73.606 of Title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, by deleting the asterisk for the channel operating on 482-488 MHz in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based on the public interest, the existing common ownership of two non-commercial broadcasting stations in Pittsburgh, the financial distress of the licensee, and the threat to the public of losing or impairing local public broadcasting service in the area: Provided further. That the Federal Communications Commission may solicit such comments as it deems necessary in making this determination: Provided further. That a ^ part of the determination, the Federal Communications Commission shall not be required, notwithstanding any other provision of law, to open the channel to general application, and may determine that the license therefor may be assigned by the licensee, subject to prompt approval of the proposed assignee by the Federal Communications Commission, and that the proceeds of the initial assignment of the license for such channel, or any portion thereof, shall be used solely in furtherance of noncommercial broadcast operations, or for such other purpose as the Federal Communications Commission may determine appropriate. FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Federal Maritime Commission as authorized by section 201(d) of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, as amended (46 App. U.S.C. 1111), including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343(b); and uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901-02; $14,855,000: Provided, That not to exceed $2,000 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses. 1 Missing text, probably "as".