The effective date of the revised AM revitalization rules is Feb. 18. The order concerns the plans to allow AM owners to apply to move their FM translators up to 250-miles once, as well as several technical changes designed to drop transmission and licensing costs for AM owners.
Feb. 18. is also the deadline for anyone who wants to file a petition for reconsideration with the FCC about the changes. Federal Register publication triggered the deadlines.
That’s also true of comment deadlines for those who wish to comment on proposed rules to revitalize AM. Comments must be filed on or before March 21 and replies by April 18 to Docket 13-249.
Read the adopted changes here: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-19/pdf/2015-31950.pdf and the proposed changes here: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-19/pdf/2015-31949.pdf