On February 27, 2009, the 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 September 1, 2009. Comments on the auction procedures are due by March 20, 2009, and reply comments are due by April 1, 2009. 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 122 construction permits for FM stations across the country. A list of the permits is appended to the Public Notice.