In July, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking suggesting specific requirements for publicizing the digital television transition and the February 2009 deadline for broadcast stations to convert from analog to digital operations.  We wrote about some of the Commission’s specific proposals, including the possibility of mandating public service announcements on television stations, here.  The FCC today released a Public Notice setting the dates for the filing of comments on those proposals.  Comments are due on September 17, and reply comments are to be filed on October 1.  Broadcasters, cable companies, consumer electronics retailers and others who are potentially affected by the Commission’s proposals should consider filing comments by the deadlines that have just been announced.