On September 21, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice announcing the next FM broadcast auction and requesting comment on the procedures for the auction. The auction is scheduled to commence on March 29, 2011. Comments on the auction procedures are due by October 13, 2010, and reply comments are due by October 27, 2010. After the reply comment date, the FCC will issue another public notice with the specific dates for the auction, including the date to submit short form applications and the down payment amounts and date. The auction will be for 147 construction permits for FM stations across the country. A list of the permits is appended to the Public Notice.