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Title 47Chapter ISubchapter APart 1 → Subpart G


Title 47: Telecommunication
PART 1—PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE


Subpart G—Schedule of Statutory Charges and Procedures for Payment


Contents
§1.1101   Authority.
§1.1102   Schedule of charges for applications and other filings in the wireless telecommunications services.
§1.1103   Schedule of charges for assignment of grantee code, experimental radio services (or service).
§1.1104   Schedule of charges for applications and other filings for media services.
§1.1105   Schedule of charges for applications and other filings for the wireline competition services.
§1.1106   Schedule of charges for applications for enforcement services.
§1.1107   Schedule of charges for applications and other filings for the international services.
§1.1108   [Reserved]
§1.1109   Schedule of charges for applications and other filings for the Homeland services.
§1.1110   Attachment of charges.
§1.1111   Payment of charges.
§1.1112   Form of payment.
§1.1113   Filing locations.
§1.1114   Conditionality of Commission or staff authorizations.
§1.1115   Return or refund of charges.
§1.1116   General exemptions to charges.
§1.1117   Adjustments to charges.
§1.1118   Penalty for late or insufficient payments.
§1.1119   Petitions and applications for review.
§1.1120   Error claims.
§1.1121   Billing procedures.
§1.1151   Authority to prescribe and collect regulatory fees.
§1.1152   Schedule of annual regulatory fees for wireless radio services.
§1.1153   Schedule of annual regulatory fees and filing locations for mass media services.
§1.1154   Schedule of annual regulatory charges for common carrier services.
§1.1155   Schedule of regulatory fees for cable television services.
§1.1156   Schedule of regulatory fees for international services.
§1.1157   Payment of charges for regulatory fees.
§1.1158   Form of payment for regulatory fees.
§1.1159   Filing locations and receipts for regulatory fees.
§1.1160   Refunds of regulatory fees.
§1.1161   Conditional license grants and delegated authorizations.
§1.1162   General exemptions from regulatory fees.
§1.1163   Adjustments to regulatory fees.
§1.1164   Penalties for late or insufficient regulatory fee payments.
§1.1165   Payment by cashier's check for regulatory fees.
§1.1166   Waivers, reductions and deferrals of regulatory fees.
§1.1167   Error claims related to regulatory fees.
§1.1181   Authority to prescribe and collect fees for competitive bidding-related services and products.
§1.1182   Schedule of fees for products and services provided by the Commission in connection with competitive bidding procedures.

Source: 52 FR 5289, Feb. 20, 1987, unless otherwise noted.

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§1.1101   Authority.

Authority to impose and collect these charges is contained in title III, section 3001 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 (Pub. L. 101-239), revising 47 U.S.C. 158, which directs the Commission to prescribe charges for certain of the regulatory services it provides to many of the communications entities within its jurisdiction. This law revises section 8 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, which contains a Schedule of Charges as well as procedures for modifying and collecting these charges.

[55 FR 19155, May 8, 1990]

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§1.1102   Schedule of charges for applications and other filings in the wireless telecommunications services.

In the table below, the amounts appearing in the column labeled “Fee Amount” are for application fees only. Those services designated in the table below with an asterisk (*) in the column labeled “Payment Type Code” also have associated regulatory fees that must be paid at the same time the application fee is paid. Please refer to the FY 2017 Wireless Telecommunications Fee Filing Guide (updated and effective 9/26/16) for the corresponding regulatory fee amount located at https://www.fcc.gov/document/wtb-fee-filing-guide-effective-september-26-2016. For additional guidance, please refer to §1.1152. Payment can be made electronically using the Commission's electronic filing and payment system “Fee Filer” (www.fcc.gov/feefiler). Remit manual filings and/or payments for these services to: Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Bureau Applications, P.O. Box 979097, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000.

ServiceFCC Form No.Fee amountPayment type code
1. Marine Coast:
a. New; Renewal/Modification601 & 159PBMR*
   601 & 159$140.00PBMM
b. Modification; Public Coast CMRS; Non-Profit601 & 159140.00PBMM
c. Assignment of Authorization603 & 159140.00PBMM
d. Transfer of Control Spectrum Leasing for Public Coast603 & 15970.00PATM
   608 & 15970.00PATM
e. Duplicate License601 & 15970.00PADM
f. Special Temporary Authority601 & 159200.00PCMM
g. Renewal Only601 & 159PBMR*
   601 & 159140.00PBMM
h. Renewal (Electronic Filing)601 & 159PBMR*
   601 & 159140.00PBMM
i. Renewal Only (Non-Profit; CMRS)601 & 159140.00PBMM
j. Renewal (Electronic Filing) Non-profit, CMRS601 & 159140.00PBMM
k. Rule Waiver601, 603, 608 or 609-T & 159210.00PDWM
l. Modification for Spectrum Leasing for Public Coast Stations608 & 159140.00PBMM
m. Designated Entity Licensee Reportable Eligibility Event609-T & 15970.00PATM
2. Aviation Ground:
a. New; Renewal/Modification601 & 159PBVR*
   601 & 159140.00PBVM
b. Modification; Non-Profit601 & 159140.00PBVM
c. Assignment of Authorization603 & 159140.00PBVM
d. Transfer of Control603 & 15970.00PATM
e. Duplicate License601 & 15970.00PADM
f. Special Temporary Authority601 & 159200.00PCVM
g. Renewal Only601 & 159PBVR*
   601 & 159140.00PBVM
h. Renewal Electronic Filing)601 & 159PBVR*
   601 & 159140.00PBVM
i. Renewal Only Non-Profit601 & 159140.00PBVM
j. Renewal Non-Profit (Electronic Filing)601 & 159140.00PBVM
k. Rule Waiver601 or 603 & 159210.00PDWM
3. Ship:
a. New; Renewal/Modification; Renewal Only605 & 159PASR*
   605 & 15970.00PASM
b. New; Renewal/Modification; Renewal Only (Electronic Filing)605 & 159
605 & 159
70.00PASR*
PASM
c. Renewal Only Non-profit605 & 15970.00PASM
d. Renewal Only Non-profit (Electronic Filing)605 & 15970.00PASM
e. Modification; Non-profit605 & 15970.00PASM
f. Modification; Non-profit (Electronic Filing)605 & 15970.00PASM
g. Duplicate License605 & 15970.00PADM
h. Duplicate License (Electronic Filing)605 & 15970.00PADM
i. Exemption from Ship Station Requirements605 & 159210.00PDWM
j. Rule Waiver605 & 159210.00PDWM
k. Exemption from Ship Station Requirements (Electronic Filing)605 & 159210.00PDWM
l. Rule Waiver (Electronic Filing)605 & 159210.00PDWM
4. Aircraft:
a. New; Renewal/Modification605 & 159PAAR*
   605 & 15970.00PAAM
b. New; Renewal/Modification (Electronic Filing)605 & 159PAAR*
   605 & 15970.00PAAM
c. Modification; Non-Profit605 & 15970.00PAAM
d. Modification Non-Profit (Electronic Filing)605 & 15970.00PAAM
e. Renewal Only605 & 159PAAR*
   605 & 15970.00PAAM
f. Renewal (Electronic Filing)605 & 159PAAR*
   605 & 15970.00PAAM
g. Renewal Only Non-Profit605 & 15970.00PAAM
h. Renewal; Renewal/Modification Non-Profit (Electronic Filing)605 & 15970.00PAAM
i. Duplicate License605 & 15970.00PADM
j. Duplicate License (Electronic Filing)605 & 15970.00PADM
k. Rule Waiver603, 605 & 159210.00PDWM
l. Rule Waiver (Electronic Filing)605 & 159210.00PDWM
5. Private Operational Fixed Microwave and Private DEMS:
a. New; Renewal/Modification601 & 159PEOR*
   601 & 159305.00PEOM
b. New; Renewal/Modification (Electronic Filing)601 & 159PEOR*
   601 & 159305.00PEOM
c. Modification; Consolidate Call Signs; Non-Profit601 & 159305.00PEOM
d. Modification; Consolidate Call Signs; Non-Profit (Electronic Filing)601 & 159305.00PEOM
e. Renewal Only601 & 159PEOR*
   601 & 159305.00PEOM
f. Renewal (Electronic Filing)601 & 159PEOR*
   601 & 159305.00PEOM
g. Renewal Only Non-Profit601 & 159305.00PEOM
h. Renewal Non-Profit (Electronic Filing)601 & 159305.00PEOM
i. Assignment603 & 159305.00PEOM
j. Assignment (Electronic Filing)603 & 159305.00PEOM
k. Transfer of Control; Spectrum Leasing603 & 15970.00PATM
   603 & 15970.00PATM
l. Transfer of Control; Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing)603 & 15970.00PATM
   603 & 15970.00PATM
m. Duplicate License601 & 15970.00PADM
n. Duplicate License (Electronic Filing)601 & 15970.00PADM
o. Special Temporary Authority601 & 15970.00PAOM
p. Special Temporary Authority (Electronic Filing)601 & 15970.00PAOM
q. Rule Waiver601, 603 or210.00PDWM
   608, 609T & 159210.00PDWM
r. Rule Waiver (Electronic Filing)601, 603 or210.00PDWM
   608, 609T & 159210.00PDWM
s. Modification for Spectrum Leasing608 & 159305.00PEOM
t. Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing)608 & 159305.00PEOM
u. Designated Entity Licensee Reportable Eligibility Event609-T & 15970.00PATM
6. Land Mobile:
PMRS; Intelligent Transportation Service601 & 159PALR*
a. New or Renewal/Modification (Frequencies below 470 MHz (except 220 MHz)) 902-928 MHz & RS601 & 15970.00PALM
b. New; Renewal/Modification (Frequencies below 470 MHz (except 220 MHz)) (Electronic Filing)601 & 159
601 & 159
70.00PALR*
PALM
c. New; Renewal/Modification (Frequencies 470 MHz and above and 220 MHz Local)601 & 159
601 & 159
70.00PALS*
PALM
d. New; Renewal/Modification (Frequencies 470 MHz and above and 220 MHz Local) (Electronic Filing)601 & 159
601 & 159
70.00PALS*
PALM
e. New; Renewal/Modification (220 MHz Nationwide)601 & 159
601 & 159
70.00PALT*
PALM
f. New; Renewal/Modification (220 MHz Nationwide) (Electronic Filing)601 & 159
601 & 159
70.00PALT*
PALM
g. Modification; Non-Profit; For Profit Special Emergency and Public Safety; nd CMRS601 & 15970.00PALM
h. Modification; Non-Profit; For Profit Special Emergency and Public Safety; and CMRS (Electronic Filing)601 & 15970.00PALM
i. Renewal Only601 & 159
   601 & 15970.00PALR*
   PALM
   601 & 159PALS*
   601 & 15970.00PALM
   601 & 15970.00PALT*
   601 & 15970.00PALM
j. Renewal (Electronic Filing)601 & 159PALR*
   601 & 15970.00PALM
   601 & 159PALS*
   601 & 15970.00PALM
   601 & 159PALT*
   601 & 15970.00PALM
k. Renewal Only (Non-Profit; CMRS; For-Profit Special Emergency and Public Safety)601 & 15970.00PALM
l. Renewal (Non-Profit; CMRS; For-Profit Special Emergency and Public Safety) (Electronic Filing)601 & 15970.00PALM
m. Assignment of Authorization (PMRS & CMRS)603 & 15970.00PALM
n. Assignment of Authorization (PMRS & CMRS) (Electronic Filing)603 & 15970.00PALM
o. Transfer of Control (PMRS & CMRS); Spectrum Leasing603 & 159
603 & 159
70.00
70.00
PATM
PATM
p. Transfer of Control (PMRS & CMRS); Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing)603 & 159
608 & 159
70.00
70.00
PATM
PATM
q. Duplicate License601 & 15970.00PADM
r. Duplicate License (Electronic Filing)601 & 15970.00PADM
s. Special Temporary Authority601 & 15970.00PALM
t. Special Temporary Authority (Electronic Filing)601 & 15970.00PALM
u. Rule Waiver601, 603 or 608 & 159210.00PDWM
   601, 603 or 608 & 159210.00PDWM
v. Rule Waiver (Electronic Filing)601, 603 or 608, 609T 159210.00PDWM
   601, 603 or 608, 609T 159210.00PDWM
w. Consolidate Call Signs601 & 15970.00PALM
x. Consolidate Call Signs (Electronic Filing)601 & 15970.00PALM
y. Modification for Spectrum Leasing608 & 15970.00PALM
z. Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing)608 & 15970.00PALM
aa. Designated Entity Licensee Reportable Eligibility Event609-T & 15970.00PATM
7. 218-219 MHz (previously IVDS):
a. New; Renewal/Modification601 & 159PAIR*
   601 & 15970.00PAIM
b. New; Renewal/Modification (Electronic Filing)601 & 15970.00PAIR*
   601 & 15970.00PAIM
c. Modification; Non-Profit601 & 15970.00PAIM
d. Modification; Non-Profit (Electronic Filing)601 & 15970.00PAIM
e. Renewal Only601 & 159PAIR*
   601 & 15970.00PAIM
f. Renewal (Electronic Filing)601 & 159PAIR*
   601 & 15970.00PAIM
g. Assignment of Authorization603 & 15970.00PAIM
h. Assignment of Authorization (Electronic Filing)603 & 15970.00PAIM
i. Transfer of Control; Spectrum Leasing603 & 15970.00PATM
   608 & 15970.00PATM
j. Transfer of Control; Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing)603 & 15970.00PATM
   603 & 15970.00PATM
k. Duplicate License601 & 15970.00PADM
l. Duplicate License (Electronic Filing)601 & 15970.00PADM
m. Special Temporary Authority601 & 15970.00PAIM
n. Special Temporary Authority (Electronic Filing)601 & 15970.00PAIM
o. Modification for Spectrum Leasing608 & 15970.00PAIM
p. Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing)608 & 15970.00PAIM
q. Designated Entity Licensee Reportable Eligibility Event609-T & 15970.00PATM
8. General Mobile Radio (GMRS):
a. New; Renewal/Modification605 & 159PAZR*
   605 & 15970.00PAZM
b. New; Renewal/Modification (Electronic Filing)605 & 159PAZR*
   605 & 15970.00PAZM
c. Modification605 & 15970.00PAZM
d. Modification (Electronic Filing)605 & 15970.00PAZM
e. Renewal Only605 & 159PAZR*
   605 & 15970.00PAZM
f. Renewal (Electronic Filing)605 & 159PAZR*
   605 & 15970.00PAZM
g. Duplicate License605 & 15970.00PADM
h. Duplicate License (Electronic Filing)605 & 15970.00PADM
i. Special Temporary Authority605 & 15970.00PAZM
j. Special Temporary Authority (Electronic Filing)605 & 15970.00PAZM
k. Rule Waiver605 & 159210.00PDWM
l. Rule Waiver (Electronic Filing)605 & 159210.00PDWM
9. Restricted Radiotelephone:
a. New (Lifetime Permit) New (Limited Use)605 & 15970.00PARR
   605 & 15970.00PARR
b. Duplicate/Replacement Permit Duplicate/Replacement Permit (Limited Use)605 & 159
605 & 159
70.00
70.00
PADM
PADM
10. Commercial Radio Operator:
a. Renewal Only; Renewal/Modification605 & 15970.00PACS
b. Duplicate605 & 15970.00PADM
11. Hearing:
   Corres & 15913,225.00PFHM
12. Common Carrier Microwave:
(Pt. To Pt., Local TV Trans. & Millimeter Wave Service)
a. New; Renewal/Modification (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159CJPR*
   601 & 159305.00CJPM
b. Major Modification; Consolidate Call Signs (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159305.00CJPM
c. Renewal (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159CJPR*
   601 & 159305.00CJPM
d. Assignment of Authorization; Transfer of Control; Spectrum Leasing Additional Stations (Electronic Filing Required)603 & 159
608 & 159
603 or 608 & 159
110.00
110.00
70.00
CCPM
CCPM
CAPM
e. Duplicate License (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 15970.00PADM
f. Extension of Construction Authority (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159110.00CCPM
g. Special Temporary Authority601 & 159140.00CEPM
h. Special Temporary Authority (Electronic Filing)601 & 159140.00CEPM
i. Major Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing Required)608 & 159305.00CJPM
j. Designated Entity Licensee Reportable Eligibility Event609-T & 15970.00CAPM
13. Common Carrier Microwave (DEMS):
a. New; Renewal/Modification (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159CJLR*
   601 & 159305.00CJLM
b. Major Modification; Consolidate Call Signs (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159305.00CJLM
c. Renewal (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159CJLR*
   601 & 159305.00CJLM
d. Assignment of Authorization; Transfer of Control; Spectrum Leasing Additional Stations (Electronic Filing Required)603 & 159
603 & 159
603 or 608 & 159
110.00
110.00
70.00
CCLM
CCLM
CALM
e. Duplicate License (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 15970.00PADM
f. Extension of Construction Authority (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159110.00CCLM
g. Special Temporary Authority601 & 159140.00CELM
h. Special Temporary Authority (Electronic Filing)601 & 159140.00CELM
i. Major Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing Required)608 & 159305.00CJLM
j. Designated Entity Licensee Reportable Eligibility Event609-T & 15970.00CALM
14. Broadcast Auxiliary (Aural and TV Microwave):
a. New; Modification; Renewal/Modification601 & 159170.00MEA
b. New; Modification; Renewal/Modification (Electronic Filing)601 & 159170.00MEA
c. Special Temporary Authority601 & 159200.00MGA
d. Special Temporary Authority (Electronic Filing)601 & 159200.00MGA
e. Renewal Only601 & 15970.00MAA
f. Renewal (Electronic Filing)601 & 15970.00MAA
15. Broadcast Auxiliary (Remote and Low Power):
a. New; Modification; Renewal/Modification601 & 159170.00MEA
b. New; Modification; Renewal/Modification (Electronic Filing)601 & 159170.00MEA
c. Renewal Only601 & 15970.00MAA
d. Renewal (Electronic Filing)601 & 15970.00MAA
e. Special Temporary Authority601 & 159200.00MGA
f. Special Temporary Authority (Electronic Filing)601 & 159200.00MGA
16. Pt 22 Paging & Radiotelephone:
a. New; Major Mod; Additional Facility; Major Amendment; Major Renewal/Mod; Fill in Transmitter (Per Transmitter) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159450.00CMD
b. Minor Mod; Renewal; Minor Renewal/Mod; (Per Call Sign) 900 MHz Nationwide Renewal Net Organ; New Operator (Per Operator/Per City) Notice of Completion of Construction or Extension of Time to Construct (Per Application) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 15970.00CAD
c. Auxiliary Test (Per Transmitter); Consolidate Call Signs (Per Call Sign) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159395.00CLD
d. Special Temporary Authority (Per Location/Per Frequency)601 & 159395.00CLD
e. Special Temporary Authority (Per Location/Per Frequency) (Electronic Filing)601 & 159395.00CLD
f. Assignment of License or Transfer of Control; Spectrum Leasing (Full or Partial) (Per First Call Sign); Additional Call Signs (Per Call Signs) (Electronic Filing Required)603 & 159
608 & 159
603 or 608 & 159
450.00
450.00
70.00
CMD
CMD
CAD
g. Subsidiary Comm. Service (Per Request) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159200.00CFD
h. Major Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing Required)608 & 159450.00CMD
i. Minor Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing Required)608 & 15970.00CAD
j. Designated Entity Licensee Reportable Eligibility Event First Call Sign on Application609-T & 159450.00CMD
k. Designated Entity Licensee Reportable Eligibility Event Each Additional Call Sign609-T & 15970.00CAD
17. Cellular:
a. New; Major Mod; Additional Facility; Major Renewal/Mod (Per Call Sign) Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159450.00CMC
b. Minor Modification; Minor Renewal/Mod (Per Call Sign) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159120.00CDC
c. Assignment of License; Transfer of Control (Full or Partial) (Per Call Sign) Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing Required)603 & 159
603 & 159
450.00
450.00
CMC
CMC
d. Notice of Extension of Time to Complete Construction; (Per Request) Renewal (Per Call Sign) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 15970.00CAC
e. Special Temporary Authority (Per Request)601 & 159395.00CLC
f. Special Temporary Authority (Per Request) (Electronic Filing)601 & 159395.00CLC
g. Major Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing Required)608 & 159450.00CMC
h. Minor Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing Required)608 & 159120.00CDC
18. Rural Radio:
a. New; Major Renew/Mod; Additional Facility (Per Transmitter) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159
601 &159
210.00CGRR*
CGRM
b. Major Mod; Major Amendment (Per Transmitter) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159210.00CGRM
c. Minor Modification; (Per Transmitter) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 15970.00CARM
d. Assignment of License; Transfer of Control (Full or Partial) (Per Call Sign) Spectrum Leasing Additional Calls (Per Call Sign) (Electronic Filing Required)603 & 159
608 & 159
603 or 608 & 159
210.00
210.00
70.00
CGRM
CGRM
CARM
e. Renewal (Per Call Sign); Minor Renewal/Mod (Per Transmitter) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159
601 & 159
70.00CARR*
CARM
f. Notice of Completion of Construction or Extension of Time to Construct (Per Application) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 15970.00CARM
g. Special Temporary Authority (Per Transmitter)601 & 159395.00CLRM
h. Special Temporary Authority (Per Transmitter) (Electronic Filing)601 & 159395.00CLRM
i. Combining Call Signs (Per Call Sign) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159395.00CLRM
j. Auxiliary Test Station (Per Transmitter) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159395.00CLRM
k. Major Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing Required)608 & 159210.00CGRM
l. Minor Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing Required)608 & 15970.00CARM
19. Offshore Radio:
a. New; Major Mod; Additional Facility; Major Amendment; Major Renew/Mod; Fill in Transmitters (Per Transmitter) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159210.00CGF
b. Consolidate Call Signs (Per Call Sign); Auxiliary Test (Per Transmitter) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159395.00CLF
c. Minor Modification; Minor Renewal/Modification (Per Transmitter); Notice of Completion of Construction or Extension of Time to Construct (Per Application); Renewal (Per Call Sign) (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 15970.00CAF
d. Assignment of License; Transfer of Control (Full or Partial)603 & 159210.00CGF
Spectrum Leasing608 & 159210.00CGF
Additional Calls (Electronic Filing Required)603 or 608 & 15970.00CAF
e. Special Temporary Authority (Per Transmitter)601 & 159395.00CLF
f. Special Temporary Authority (Per Transmitter) (Electronic Filing)601 & 159395.00CLF
g. Major Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing Required)608 & 159210.00CGF
h. Minor Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing Required)608 & 15970.00CAF
20. Broadband Radio Service (Previously Multipoint Distribution Service):
a. New station/Renewal/Modification (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159305.00 (Per call sign)CJM
b. Major Modification of Licenses (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159305.00CJM
c. Certification of Completion of Construction (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159895.00 (Per call sign)CPM
d. License Renewal (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159305.00CJM
e. Assignment of Authorization; Transfer of Control (first station) (Electronic Filing Required) Spectrum Leasing (first station) Additional Station603 & 159
608 & 159
608 & 159
110.00
110.00
70.00
CCM
CCM
CAM
f. Extension of Construction Authorization (Electronic Filing Required)601 & 159255.00 (Per call sign)CHM
g. Special Temporary Authority or Request for Waiver of Prior Construction Authorization (Electronic Filing)601 & 159140.00 (Per call sign)CEM
h. Special Temporary Authority601 & 159140.00 (Per call sign)CEM
i. Major Modification for Spectrum Leasing (Electronic Filing Required)608 & 159305.00 (Per Lease Id.)CJM
j. Designated Entity Licensee Reportable Eligibility Event First Station on Application609-T & 159110.00CCM
k. Designated Entity Licensee Reportable Eligibility Event Each Additional Station609-T & 15970.00CAM
21. Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement (CALEA) PetitionsCorrespondence & 1596,945.00CALA

[83 FR 38040, Aug. 3, 2018]

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§1.1103   Schedule of charges for assignment of grantee code, experimental radio services (or service).

Remit payment for these services electronically using the Commission's electronic payment system in accordance with the procedures set forth on the Commission's website, www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fees.

ServiceFCC Form No.Fee amountPayment type code
Equipment Approval Service(s)
1. Certification:
a. Receivers (except TV and FM) (Electronic Filing Only)731 & 159$560.00EEC
b. Devices Under Parts 11, 15 & 18 (except receivers) (Electronic Filing Only)731 & 1591,440.00EGC
c. All Other Devices (Electronic Filing Only)731 & 159725.00EFT
d. Modifications and Class II Permissive Changes (Electronic Filing Only)731 & 15970.00EAC
e. Request for Confidentiality under Certification (Electronic Filing Only)731 & 159210.00EBC
f. Class III Permissive Changes (Electronic Filing Only)731 & 159725.00ECC
2. Advance Approval of Subscription TV Systems:Corres & 1594,415.00EIS
a. Request for Confidentiality For Advance Approval of Subscription TV SystemsCorres & 159210.00EBS
3. Assignment of Grantee Code:
a. For all Application Types, except Subscription TV (Electronic Filing Only—Optional Electronic Payment)Electronic Assignment & Form 159 or Optional Electronic Payment70.00EAG
4. Experimental Radio Service(s):
a. New Station Authorization442 & 15970.00EAE
b. Modification of Authorization442 & 15970.00EAE
c. Renewal of Station Authorization405 & 15970.00EAE
d. Assignment of License or Transfer of Control702 & 15970.00EAE
   or
   703 & 15970.00EAE
e. Special Temporary AuthorityCorres & 15970.00EAE
f. Additional fee required for any of the above applications that request withholding from public inspectionCorres & 15970.00EAE

[83 FR 38046, Aug. 3, 2018, as amended at 84 FR 66079, Dec. 3, 2019]

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§1.1104   Schedule of charges for applications and other filings for media services.

Payment can be made electronically using the Commission's electronic filing and payment system “Fee Filer” (www.fcc.gov/feefiler). Remit manual filings and/or payments for these services to: Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau Services, P.O. Box 979089, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000. The asterisk (*) indicates that multiple stations and multiple fee submissions are acceptable within the same post office box.

ServiceFCC Form No.Fee amountPayment type code
1. Commercial TV Services
a. New and Major Change Construction Permits (per application) (Electronic Filing)301 & 159$4,960.00MVT
b. Minor Change (per application) (Electronic Filing)301 & 1591,110.00MPT
c. Main Studio RequestCorres & 1591,110.00MPT
d. New License (per application) (Electronic Filing)302-TV & 159
302-DTV & 159
335.00
335.00
MJT
MJT
e. License Renewal (per application) (Electronic Filing)303-S & 159200.00MGT
f. License Assignment:
(i) Long Form (Electronic Filing)314 & 1591,110.00MPT*
(ii) Short Form (Electronic Filing)316 & 159160.00MDT*
g. Transfer of Control:
(i) Long Form (Electronic Filing)315 & 1591,110.00MPT*
(ii) Short Form (Electronic Filing)316 & 159160.00MDT*
h. Call Sign (Electronic Filing)380 & 159110.00MBT
i. Special Temporary AuthorityCorres & 159200.00MGT
j. Petition for Rulemaking for New Community of License (Electronic Filing)301 & 159
302-TV & 159
3,065.00
3,065.00
MRT
MRT
k. Ownership Report (Electronic Filing)323 & 159
Corres &159
70.00
70.00
MAT*
MAT*
2. Commercial AM Radio Stations:
a. New or Major Change Construction Permit (Electronic Filing)301 & 1594,415.00MUR
b. Minor Change (per application) (Electronic Filing)301 & 1591,110.00MPR
c. Main Studio Request (per request)Corres & 1591,110.00MPR
d. New License (per application) (Electronic Filing)302-AM & 159725.00MMR
e. AM Directional Antenna (per application) (Electronic Filing)302-AM & 159835.00MOR
f. AM Remote Control (per application) (Electronic Filing)301 & 15970.00MAR
g. License Renewal (per application) (Electronic Filing)303-S & 159200.00MGR
h. License Assignment:
(i) Long Form (Electronic Filing)314 & 1591,110.00MPR*
(ii) Short Form (Electronic Filing)316 & 159160.00MDR*
i. Transfer of Control:
(i) Long Form (Electronic Filing)315 & 1591,110.00MPR*
(ii) Short Form (Electronic Filing)316 & 159160.00MDR*
j. Call Sign (Electronic Filing)380 & 159110.00MBR
k. Special Temporary AuthorityCorres & 159200.00MGR
l. Ownership Report (Electronic Filing)323 & 159 or
Corres & 159
70.00
70.00
MAR
MAR
3. Commercial FM Radio Stations:
a. New or Major Change Construction Permit (Electronic Filing)301 & 1593,975.00MTR
b. Minor Change (Electronic Filing)301 & 1591,110.00MPR
c. Main Studio Request (per request)Corres & 1591,110.00MPR
d. New License (Electronic Filing)302-FM & 159225.00MHR
e. FM Directional Antenna (Electronic Filing)302-FM & 159695.00MLR
f. License Renewal (per application) (Electronic Filing)303-S & 159200.00MGR
g. License Assignment:
(i) Long Form (Electronic Filing)314 & 1591,110.00MPR*
(ii) Short Form (Electronic Filing)316 & 159160.00MDR*
h. Transfer of Control:
(i) Long Form (Electronic Filing)315 & 1591,110.00MPR*
(ii) Short Form (Electronic Filing)316 & 159160.00MDR*
i. Call Sign (Electronic Filing)380 & 159110.00MBR
j. Special Temporary AuthorityCorres & 159200.00MGR
k. Petition for Rulemaking for New Community of License or Higher Class Channel (Electronic Filing)301 & 159 or
302-FM & 159
3,065.00
3,065.00
MRR
MRR
l. Ownership Report (Electronic Filing)323 & 159 or
Corres & 159
70.00
70.00
MAR
MAR
4. FM Translators:
a. New or Major Change Construction Permit (Electronic Filing)349 & 159835.00MOF
b. New License (Electronic Filing)350 & 159170.00MEF
c. License Renewal (Electronic Filing)303-S & 15970.00MAF
d. Special Temporary AuthorityCorres & 159200.00MGF
e. License Assignment (Electronic Filing)345 & 159160.00MDF*
   314 & 159160.00MDF*
   316 & 159160.00MDF*
f. Transfer of Control (Electronic Filing)345 & 159160.00MDF*
   315 & 159160.00MDF*
   316 & 159160.00MDF*
5. TV Translators and LPTV Stations:
a. New or Major Change Construction Permit (per application) (Electronic Filing)346 & 159835.00MOL
b. New License (per application) (Electronic Filing)347 & 159170.00MEL
c. License Renewal (Electronic Filing)303-S & 15970.00MAL*
d. Special Temporary AuthorityCorres & 159200.00MGL
e. License Assignment (Electronic Filing)345 & 159
314 & 159
316 & 159
160.00
160.00
160.00
MDL*
MDL*
MDL*
f. Transfer of Control (Electronic Filing)345 & 159
315 & 159
316 & 159
160.00
160.00
160.00
MDL*
MDL*
MDL*
g. Call Sign (Electronic Filing)380 & 159110.00MBT
6. FM Booster Stations:
a. New or Major Change Construction Permit (Electronic Filing)349 & 159835.00MOF
b. New License (Electronic Filing)350 & 159170.00MEF
c. Special Temporary AuthorityCorres & 159200.00MGF
7. TV Booster Stations:
a. New or Major Change (Electronic Filing)346 & 159835.00MOF
b. New License (Electronic Filing)347 & 159170.00MEF
c. Special Temporary AuthorityCorres & 159200.00MGF
8. Class A TV Services:
a. New and Major Change Construction Permits (per application) (Electronic Filing)301-CA & 1594,960.00MVT
b. New License (per application) (Electronic Filing)302-CA & 159335.00MJT
c. License Renewal (per application) (Electronic Filing)303-S & 159200.00MGT
d. Special Temporary AuthorityCorres & 159200.00MGT
e. License Assignment:
(i) Long Form (Electronic Filing)314 & 1591,110.00MPT*
(ii) Short Form (Electronic Filing)316 & 159160.00MDT*
f. Transfer of Control:
(i) Long Form (Electronic Filing)315 & 1591,110.00MPT*
(ii) Short Form (Electronic Filing)316 & 159160.00MDT*
g. Main Studio RequestCorres & 1591,110.00MPT
h. Call Sign (Electronic Filing)380 & 159110.00MBT
9. Cable Television Services:
a. CARS License327 & 159305.00TIC
b. CARS Modifications327 & 159305.00TIC
c. CARS License Renewal (Electronic Filing)327 & 159305.00TIC
d. CARS License Assignment327 & 159305.00TIC
e. CARS Transfer of Control327 & 159305.00TIC
f. Special Temporary AuthorityCorres & 159200.00TGC
g. Cable Special Relief PetitionCorres & 1591,550.00TQC
h. Cable Community Registration (Electronic Filing)322 & 15970.00TAC
i. Aeronautical Frequency Usage Notifications (Electronic Filing)321 & 15970.00TAC

[83 FR 38046, Aug. 3, 2018]

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§1.1105   Schedule of charges for applications and other filings for the wireline competition services.

Payments should be made electronically using the Commission's electronic filing and payment system “Fee Filer” (www.fcc.gov/feefiler). Manual filings and/or payments for these services are no longer accepted.

ServiceFCC Form No.Fee amountPayment type code
1. Domestic 214 ApplicationsCorres & 159$1,195.00CDT
2. Tariff Filings:
a. Filing Fees (per transmittal or cover letter)Corres & 159960.00CQK
b. Application for Special Permission Filing (request for waiver of any rule in Part 61 of the Commission's Rules) (per request)Corres & 159960.00CQK
c. Waiver of Part 69 Tariff Rules (per request)Corres & 159960.00CQK
3. Accounting:
a. Review of Depreciation Update Study (single state)Corres & 15940,465.00BKA
(i) Each Additional StateCorres & 1591,335.00CVA
b. Petition for Waiver (per petition)
(i) Waiver of Part 69 Accounting Rules & Part 32 Accounting Rules, Part 43 Reporting Requirements, Part 64 Allocation of Costs Rules, Part 65 Rate of Return & Rate Base RulesCorres & 1599,120.00BEA
(ii) Part 36 Separation RulesCorres & 1599,120.00BEB

[83 FR 38048, Aug. 3, 2018]

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§1.1106   Schedule of charges for applications for enforcement services.

Remit payment for these services electronically using the Commission's electronic payment system in accordance with the procedures set forth on the Commission's website, www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fees.

[84 FR 8618, Mar. 11, 2019]

ServiceFCC Form No.Fee amountPayment type code
1. Formal ComplaintsCorres & 159$235.00CIZ
2. Accounting and Audits:
a. Field AuditCarriers will be invoiced for the amount due121,845.00BMA
b. Review of Attest AuditCarriers will be invoiced for the amount due66,510.00BLA
3. Development and Review of Agreed upon—Procedures Engagement:Corres & 15966,510.00BLA
4. Pole Attachment ComplaintCorres & 159295.00TPC

[83 FR 38049, Aug. 3, 2018]

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§1.1107   Schedule of charges for applications and other filings for the international services.

Remit payment for these services electronically using the Commission's electronic payment system in accordance with the procedures set forth on the Commission's website, www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fees.

ServiceFCC Form No.Fee amountPayment type code
1. International Fixed Public Radio (Public & Control Stations).
a. Initial Construction Permit (per station)407 & 159$1,000.00CSN
b. Assignment or Transfer (per Application)702 & 159 or
704 & 159
1,000.00
1,000.00
CSN
CSN
c. Renewal (per license )405 & 159725.00CON
d. Modification (per station)403 & 159725.00CON
e. Extension of Construction Authorization (per station)701 & 159365.00CKN
f. Special Temporary Authority or request for Waiver (per request)Corres & 159365.00CKN
2. Section 214 Applications:
a. Overseas Cable ConstructionCorres & 15917,850.00BIT
b. Cable Landing License:
(i) Common CarrierCorres & 1592,005.00CXT
(ii) Non-Common CarrierCorres & 15919,855.00BJT
c. All other International 214 ApplicationsCorres & 1591,195.00CUT
d. Special Temporary Authority (all services)Corres & 1591,195.00CUT
e. Assignments or transfers (all services)Corres & 1591,195.00CUT
3. Fixed Satellite Transmit/Receive Earth Stations:
a. Initial Application (per station)312 Main & Schedule B & 1592,985.00BAX
b. Modification of License (per station)312 Main & Schedule B & 159210.00CGX
c. Assignment or Transfer:
(i) First station312 Main & Schedule A & 159590.00CNX
(ii) Each Additional StationAttachment to 312-Schedule A200.00CFX
d. Renewal of License (per station )312-R & 159210.00CGX
e. Special Temporary Authority (per request)312 Main & 159210.00CGX
f. Amendment of Pending Application (per station)312 Main & Schedule B & 159210.00CGX
g. Extension of Construction Permit (modification) (per station)312 Main & 159210.00CGX
4. Fixed Satellite transmit/receive Earth Stations (2 meters or less operating in the 46 GHz frequency band):
a. Lead Application312 Main & Schedule B & 1596,615.00BDS
b. Routine Application (per station)312 Main & Schedule B & 15970.00CAS
c. Modification of License (per station)312 Main & Schedule B & 159210.00CGS
d. Assignment or Transfer:
(i) First Station312 Main & Schedule A & 159590.00CNS
(ii) Each Additional StationAttachment to 312-Schedule A70.00CAS
e. Renewal of License (per station)312-R & 159210.00CGS
f. Special Temporary Authority (per request)312 Main & 159210.00CGS
g. Amendment of Pending Application (per station)312 Main & Schedule A or B & 159210.00CGS
h. Extension of Construction Permit (modification) (per station )312 & 159210.00CGS
5. Receive Only Earth Stations:
a. Initial Applications for Registration or License (per station)312 Main & Schedule B & 159450.00CMO
b. Modification of License or Registration (per station)312 Main & Schedule B & 159210.00CGO
c. Assignment or Transfer:
(i) First Station312 Main & Schedule A & 159590.00CNO
(ii) Each Additional StationAttachment to 312-Schedule A200.00CFO
d. Renewal of License (per station)312-R & 159210.00CGO
e. Amendment of Pending Application (per station)312 Main & Schedule A or B & 159210.00CGO
f. Extension of Construction Permit (modification) (per station)312 Main & 159210.00CGO
g. Waivers (per request)Corres & 159210.00CGO
6. Fixed Satellite Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Systems:
a. Initial Application (per station)312 Main & Schedule B & 15911,015.00BGV
b. Modification of License (per system)312 Main & Schedule B & 159210.00CGV
c. Assignment or Transfer of System312 Main & Schedule A & 1592,945.00CZV
d. Renewal of License (per system)312-R & 159210.00CGV
e. Special Temporary Authority (per request)312 & 159210.00CGV
f. Amendment of Pending Application (per system)312 Main & Schedule A or B & 159210.00CGV
g. Extension of Construction Permit (modification) (per system)312 & 159210.00CGV
7. Mobile Satellite Earth Stations:
a. Initial Applications of Blanket Authorization312 Main & Schedule B & 15911,015.00BGB
b. Initial Application for Individual Earth Station312 Main & Schedule B & 1592,645.00CYB
c. Modification of License (per system)312 Main & Schedule B & 159210.00CGB
d. Assignment or Transfer (per system)312 Main & Schedule A & 1592,945.00CZB
e. Renewal of License (per system)312-R & 159210.00CGB
f. Special Temporary Authority (per request)312 & 159210.00CGB
g. Amendment of Pending Application (per system)312 Main & Schedule B & 159210.00CGB
h. Extension of Construction Permit (modification) (per system)312 & 159210.00CGB
8. Space Stations (Geostationary):
a. Application for Authority to Launch & Operate (per satellite):
(i) Initial Application312 Main & Schedule S & 159136,930.00BNY
(ii) Replacement Satellite312 Main & Schedule S & 159136,930.00BNY
b. Assignment or Transfer (per satellite)312 Main & Schedule A & 1599,785.00BFY
c. Modification (per satellite)312 Main & Schedule S (if needed) & 1599,785.00BFY
d. Special Temporary Authority (per satellite)312 & 159980.00CRY
e. Amendment of Pending Application (per satellite)312 Main & Schedule S (if needed) & 1591,960.00CWY
f. Extension of Launch Authority (per satellite)312 Main & Corres & 159980.00CRY
9. Space Stations (NGSO):
a. Application for Authority to Launch & Operate (per system of technically identical satellites) satellites)312 Main & Schedule S & 159471,575.00CLW
b. Application (license or market access for small satellite or small spacecraft system)312 Main & Schedule S & 15930,000.00CLW
c. Assignment or Transfer (per system)312 Main & Schedule A & 15913,480.00CZW
d. Modification (per system)312 Main & Schedule S (if needed) & 15933,685.00CGW
e. Special Temporary Authority (per request)Corres & 1593,375.00CXW
f. Amendment of Pending Application (per request)312 Main & Schedule S & 1596,740.00CAW
g. Extension of Launch Authority (per system)312 Main & 1593,375.00CXW
10. Direct Broadcast Satellites:
a. Authorization to Construct or Major Modification (per satellite)312 Main & Schedule S & 1593,975.00MTD
b. Construction Permit and Launch Authority (per satellite)312 Main & Schedule S & 15938,555.00MXD
c. License to Operate (per satellite)312 Main & Schedule S & 1591,110.00MPD
d. Special Temporary Authority (per satellite)312 Main & 159200.00MGD
11. International Broadcast Stations:
a. New Station & Facilities Change Construction Permit (per application)309 & 1593,340.00MSN
b. New License (per application)310 & 159755.00MNN
c. License Renewal (per application)311 & 159190.00MFN
d. License Assignment or Transfer of Control (per station license)314 & 159 or
315 & 159 or
316 & 159
120.00
120.00
120.00
MCN
MCN
MCN
e. Frequency Assignment & Coordination (per frequency hour)Corres & 15970.00MAN
f. Special Temporary Authorization (per application)Corres & 159200.00MGN
12. Permit to Deliver Programs to Foreign Broadcast Stations (per application):
a. Commercial Television Stations308 & 159110.00MBT
b. Commercial AM or FM Radio Stations308 & 159110.00MBR
13. Recognized Operating Agency (per application)Corres & 1591,195.00CUG

[83 FR 38049, Aug. 3, 2018, as amended at 85 FR 17284, Mar. 27, 2020; 85 FR 43733, July 20, 2020]

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§1.1108   [Reserved]

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§1.1109   Schedule of charges for applications and other filings for the Homeland services.

Payments should be made electronically using the Commission's electronic filing and payment system “Fee Filer” (www.fcc.gov/feefiler). Manual filings and/or payments for these services are no longer accepted.

ServiceFCC Form No.Fee amountPayment type code
1. Communication Assistance for Law Enforcement (CALEA) PetitionsCorres & 159$6,945.00CLEA

[83 FR 38051, Aug. 3, 2018]

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§1.1110   Attachment of charges.

The charges required to accompany a request for the Commission's regulatory services listed in §§1.1102 through 1.1109 of this subpart will not be refundable to the applicant irrespective of the Commission's disposition of that request. Return or refund of charges will be made only in certain limited instances as set out at §1.1115 of this subpart.

[74 FR 3445, Jan. 21, 2009]

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§1.1111   Payment of charges.

(a) The schedule of fees for applications and other filings (Bureau/Office Fee Filing Guides) lists those applications and other filings that must be accompanied by an FCC Form 159, Remittance Advice' or the electronic version of the form, FCC Form 159-E, one of the forms that is automatically generated when an applicant accesses the Commission's on-line filing and payment process.

(b) Applicants may access the Commission's on-line filing (http://www.fcc.gov/e-file.html) and fee payment program by accessing (http://www.fcc.gov/feefiler.html). Applicants who use the on-line process will be directed to the appropriate electronic application and payment forms for completion and submission of the required application(s) and payment information.

(c) Applications and other filings that are not submitted in accordance with these instructions will be returned as unprocessable.

Note to paragraph (c): This requirement for the simultaneous submission of fee forms with applications or other filings does not apply to the payment of fees for which the Commission has established a billing process. See §1.1121 of this subpart.

(d) Applications returned to applicants for additional information or corrections will not require an additional fee when resubmitted, unless the additional information results in an increase of the original fee amount. Those applications not requiring an additional fee should be resubmitted electronically or directly to the Bureau/Office requesting the additional information, as requested. The original fee will be forfeited if the additional information or corrections are not resubmitted by the prescribed deadline. A forfeited application fee will not be refunded. If an additional fee is required, the original fee will be returned and the application must be resubmitted with a new remittance in the amount of the required fee. Applicants should attach a copy of the Commission's request for additional or corrected information to their resubmission.

(e) Should the staff change the status of an application, resulting in an increase in the fee due, the applicant will be billed for the remainder under the conditions established by §1.1118(b) of the rules.

Note to paragraph (e): Due to the statutory requirements applicable to tariff filings, the procedures for handling tariff filings may vary from the procedures set out in the rules.

[74 FR 3445, Jan. 21, 2009, as amended at 83 FR 2556, Jan. 18, 2018]

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§1.1112   Form of payment.

(a) Annual and multiple year regulatory fees must be paid electronically as described in paragraph (e) of this section. Fee payments, other than annual and multiple year regulatory fee payments, should be in the form of a check, cashier's check, or money order denominated in U.S. dollars and drawn on a United States financial institution and made payable to the Federal Communications Commission or by a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card. No other credit card is acceptable. Fees for applications and other filings paid by credit card will not be accepted unless the credit card section of FCC Form 159 is completed in full. The Commission discourages applicants from submitting cash and will not be responsible for cash sent through the mail. Personal or corporate checks dated more than six months prior to their submission to the Commission's lockbox bank and postdated checks will not be accepted and will be returned as deficient. Third party checks (i.e., checks with a third party as maker or endorser) will not be accepted.

(1) Although payments (other than annual and multiple year regulatory fee payments) may be submitted in the form of a check, cashier's check, or money order, payors of these fees are encouraged to submit these payments electronically under the procedures described in paragraph (e) of this section.

(2) Specific procedures for electronic payments are announced in Bureau/Office fee filing guides.

(3) It is the responsibility of the payer to insure that any electronic payment is made in the manner required by the Commission. Failure to comply with the Commission's procedures will result in the return of the application or other filing.

(4) To insure proper credit, applicants making wire transfer payments must follow the instructions set out in the appropriate Bureau Office fee filing guide.

(b) Applicants are required to submit one payment instrument (check, cashier's check, or money order) and FCC Form 159 with each application or filing; multiple payment instruments for a single application or filing are not permitted. A separate Fee Form (FCC Form 159) will not be required once the information requirements of that form (the Fee Code, fee amount, and total fee remitted) are incorporated into the underlying application form.

(c) The Commission may accept multiple money orders in payment of a fee for a single application where the fee exceeds the maximum amount for a money order established by the issuing agency and the use of multiple money orders is the only practical method available for fee payment.

(d) The Commission may require payment of fees with a cashier's check upon notification to an applicant or filer or prospective group of applicants under the conditions set forth below in paragraphs (d) (1) and (2) of this section.

(1) Payment by cashier's check may be required when a person or organization has made payment, on one or more occasions with a payment instrument on which the Commission does not receive final payment and such failure is not excused by bank error.

(2) The Commission will notify the party in writing that future payments must be made by cashier's check until further notice. If, subsequent to such notice, payment is not made by cashier's check, the party's payment will not be accepted and its application or other filing will be returned.

(e) Annual and multiple year regulatory fee payments shall be submitted by online ACH payment, online Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card payment, or wire transfer payment denominated in U.S. dollars and drawn on a United States financial institution and made payable to the Federal Communications Commission. No other credit card is acceptable. Any other form of payment for regulatory fees (e.g., paper checks) will be rejected and sent back to the payor.

(f) All fees collected will be paid into the general fund of the United States Treasury in accordance with Pub. L. 99-272.

(g) The Commission will furnish a stamped receipt of an application filed by mail or in person only upon request that complies with the following instructions. In order to obtain a stamped receipt for an application (or other filing), the application package must include a copy of the first page of the application, clearly marked “copy”, submitted expressly for the purpose of serving as a receipt of the filing. The copy should be the top document in the package. If hand delivered, the copy will be date-stamped immediately and provided to the bearer of the submission. For submissions by mail, the receipt copy will be provided through return mail if the filer has attached to the receipt copy a stamped self-addressed envelope of sufficient size to contain the date stamped copy of the application. No remittance receipt copies will be furnished. Stamped receipts of electronically-filed applications will not be provided.

[52 FR 5289, Feb. 20, 1987; 52 FR 38232, Oct. 15, 1987, as amended at 53 FR 40888, Oct. 19, 1988; 55 FR 19171, May 8, 1990. Redesignated at 59 FR 30998, June 16, 1994, as amended at 59 FR 30999, June 16, 1994. Redesignated at 60 FR 5326, Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at 65 FR 49762, Aug. 15, 2000; 67 FR 46303, July 12, 2002; 67 FR 67337, Nov. 5, 2002. Redesignated and amended at 74 FR 3445, Jan. 21, 2009; 80 FR 66816, Oct. 30, 2015; 83 FR 2556, Jan. 18, 2018]

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§1.1113   Filing locations.

(a) Except as noted in this section, applications and other filings, with attached fees and FCC Form 159, must be submitted to the locations and addresses set forth in §§1.1102 through 1.1109.

(1) Tariff filings shall be filed with the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. On the same day, the filer should submit a copy of the cover letter, the FCC Form 159, and the appropriate fee in accordance with the procedures established in §1.1105.

(2) Bills for collection will be paid at the Commission's lockbox bank at the address of the appropriate service as established in §§1.1102 through 1.1109, as set forth on the bill sent by the Commission. Payments must be accompanied by the bill sent by the Commission. Payments must be accompanied by the bill to ensure proper credit. Electronic payments must include the reference number contained on the bill sent by the Commission.

(3) Petitions for reconsideration or applications for review of fee decisions pursuant to §1.1119(b) of this subpart must be accompanied by the required fee for the application or other filing being considered or reviewed.

(4) Applicants claiming an exemption from a fee requirement for an application or other filing under 47 U.S.C. 158(d)(1) or §1.1116 of this subpart shall file their applications in the appropriate location as set forth in the rules for the service for which they are applying, except that request for waiver accompanied by a tentative fee payment should be filed as set forth in §§1.1102 through 1.1109.

(b) Except as provided for in paragraph (c) of this section, all materials must be submitted as one package. The Commission will not take responsibility for matching fees, forms and applications submitted at different times or locations. Materials submitted at other than the location and address required by §0.401(b) and paragraph (a) of this section will be returned to the applicant or filer.

(c) Fees for applications and other filings pertaining to the Wireless Radio Services that are submitted electronically via ULS may be paid electronically or sent to the Commission's lock box bank manually. When paying manually, applicants must include the application file number (assigned by the ULS electronic filing system on FCC Form 159) and submit such number with the payment in order for the Commission to verify that the payment was made. Manual payments must be received no later than ten (10) days after receipt of the application on ULS or the application will be dismissed. Payment received more than ten (10) days after electronic filing of an application on a Bureau/Office electronic filing system (e.g., ULS) will be forfeited (see §§1.934 and 1.1111.)

(d) Fees for applications and other filings pertaining to the Multichannel Video and Cable Television Service (MVCTS) and the Cable Television Relay Service (CARS) that are submitted electronically via the Cable Operations and Licensing System (COALS) may be paid electronically or sent to the Commission's lock box bank manually. When paying manually, applicants must include the FCC Form 159 generated by COALS (pre-filled with the transaction confirmation number) and completed with the necessary additional payment information to allow the Commission to verify that payment was made. Manual payments must be received no later than ten (10) days after receipt of the application or filing in COALS or the application or filing will be dismissed.

[55 FR 19171, May 8, 1990. Redesignated at 59 FR 30998, June 16, 1994, as amended at 59 FR 30999, June 16, 1994. Redesignated at 60 FR 5326, Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at 63 FR 68941, Dec. 14, 1998; 65 FR 49762, Aug. 15, 2000; 68 FR 27001, May 19, 2003; 69 FR 41176, July 7, 2004. Redesignated and amended at 74 FR 3445, Jan. 21, 2009; 74 FR 5117, Jan. 29, 2009; 75 FR 36550, June 28, 2010; 83 FR 2556, Jan. 18, 2018]

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§1.1114   Conditionality of Commission or staff authorizations.

(a) Any instrument of authorization granted by the Commission, or by its staff under delegated authority, will be conditioned upon final payment of the applicable fee or delinquent fees and timely payment of bills issued by the Commission. As applied to checks, bank drafts and money orders, final payment shall mean receipt by the Treasury of funds cleared by the financial institution on which the check, bank draft or money order is drawn.

(1) If, prior to a grant of an instrument of authorization, the Commission is notified that final payment has not been made, the application or filing will be:

(i) Dismissed and returned to the applicant;

(ii) Shall lose its place in the processing line;

(iii) And will not be accorded nunc pro tunc treatment if resubmitted after the relevant filing deadline.

(2) If, subsequent to a grant of an instrument of authorization, the Commission is notified that final payment has not been made, the Commission will:

(i) Automatically rescind that instrument of authorization for failure to meet the condition imposed by this subsection; and

(ii) Notify the grantee of this action; and

(iii) Not permit nunc pro tunc treatment for the resubmission of the application or filing if the relevant deadline has expired.

(3) Upon receipt of a notification of rescision of the authorization, the grantee will immediately cease operations initiated pursuant to the authorization.

(b) In those instances where the Commission has granted a request for deferred payment of a fee or issued a bill payable at a future date, further processing of the application or filing, or the grant of authority, shall be conditioned upon final payment of the fee, plus other required payments for late payments, by the date prescribed by the deferral decision or bill. Failure to comply with the terms of the deferral decision or bill shall result in the automatic dismissal of the submission or rescision of the Commission authorization for failure to meet the condition imposed by this subpart. The Commission reserves the right to return payments received after the date established on the bill and exercise the conditions attached to the application. The Commission shall:

(1) Notify the grantee that the authorization has been rescinded;

(i) Upon such notification, the grantee will immediately cease operations initiated pursuant to the authorization.

(ii) [Reserved]

(2) Not permit nunc pro tunc treatment to applicants who attempt to refile after the original deadline for the underlying submission.

(c) (1) Where an applicant is found to be delinquent in the payment of application fees, the Commission will make a written request for the delinquent fee, together with any penalties that may be due under this subpart. Such request shall inform the applicant/filer that failure to pay or make satisfactory payment arrangements will result in the Commission's withholding action on, and/or as appropriate, dismissal of, any applications or requests filed by the applicant. The staff shall also inform the applicant of the procedures for seeking Commission review of the staff's fee determination.

(2) If, after final determination that the fee is due or that the applicant is delinquent in the payment of fees, and payment is not made in a timely manner, the staff will withhold action on the application or filing until payment or other satisfactory arrangement is made. If payment or satisfactory arrangement is not made within 30 days of the date of the original notification, the application will be dismissed.

[52 FR 5289, Feb. 20, 1987, as amended at 55 FR 19171, May 8, 1990. Redesignated at 59 FR 30998, June 16, 1994. Redesignated at 60 FR 5326, Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at 69 FR 27847, May 17, 2004. Redesignated and amended at 74 FR 3445, Jan. 21, 2009]

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§1.1115   Return or refund of charges.

(a) All refunds will be issued to the payer named in the appropriate block of the FCC Form 159. The full amount of any fee submitted will be returned or refunded, as appropriate, under the authority granted at §0.231.

(1) When no fee is required for the application or other filing. (see §1.1111).

(2) When the fee processing staff or bureau/office determines that an insufficient fee has been submitted within 30 calendar days of receipt of the application or filing and the application or filing is dismissed.

(3) When the application is filed by an applicant who cannot fulfill a prescribed age requirement.

(4) When the Commission adopts new rules that nullify applications already accepted for filing, or new law or treaty would render useless a grant or other positive disposition of the application.

(5) When a waiver is granted in accordance with this subpart.

Note: Payments in excess of an application fee will be refunded only if the overpayment is $10 or more.

(6) When an application for new or modified facilities is not timely filed in accordance with the filing window as established by the Commission in a public notice specifying the earliest and latest dates for filing such applications.

(b) Comparative hearings are no longer required.

(c) Applicants in the Media Services for first-come, first-served construction permits will be entitled to a refund of the fee, if, within fifteen days of the issuance of a Public Notice, applicant indicates that there is a previously filed pending application for the same vacant channel, such applicant notifies the Commission that they no longer wish their application to remain on file behind the first applicant and any other applicants filed before his or her application, and the applicant specifically requests a refund of the fee paid and dismissal of his or her application.

(d) Applicants for space station licenses under the first-come, first served procedure set forth in part 25 of this title will be entitled to a refund of the fee if, before the Commission has placed the application on public notice, the applicant notifies the Commission that it no longer wishes to keep its application on file behind the licensee and any other applicants who filed their applications before its application, and specifically requests a refund of the fee and dismissal of its application.

[52 FR 5289, Feb. 20, 1987, as amended at 53 FR 40889, Oct. 19, 1988; 56 FR 795, Jan. 9, 1991; 56 FR 56602, Nov. 6, 1991. Redesignated at 59 FR 30998, June 16, 1994. Redesignated at 60 FR 5326, Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at 65 FR 49762, Aug. 15, 2000; 67 FR 46303, July 12, 2002; 67 FR 67337, Nov. 5, 2002; 68 FR 51502, Aug. 27, 2003; 69 FR 41177, July 7, 2004; 71 54234, Sept. 14, 2006. Redesignated and amended at 74 FR 3445, Jan. 21, 2009]

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§1.1116   General exemptions to charges.

No fee established in §§1.1102 through 1.1109 of this subpart, unless otherwise qualified herein, shall be required for:

(a) Applications filed for the sole purpose of modifying an existing authorization (or a pending application for authorization) in order to comply with new or additional requirements of the Commission's rules or the rules of another Federal agency. However, if the applicant also requests an additional modification, renewal, or other action, the appropriate fee for such additional request must accompany the application. Cases in which a fee will be paid include applications by FM and TV licensees or permittees seeking to upgrade channel after a rulemaking.

(b) Applicants in the Special Emergency Radio and Public Safety Radio Services that are government entities or nonprofit entities. Applicants claiming nonprofit status must include a current Internal Revenue Service Determination Letter documenting this nonprofit status.

(c) Applicants, permittees or licensees of noncommercial educational (NCE) broadcast stations in the FM or TV services, as well as AM applicants, permittees or licensees operating in accordance with §73.503 of this chapter.

(d) Applicants, permittees, or licensees qualifying under paragraph (c) of this section requesting Commission authorization in any other mass media radio service (except the international broadcast (HF) service) private radio service, or common carrier radio communications service otherwise requiring a fee, if the radio service is used in conjunction with the NCE broadcast station on an NCE basis.

(e) Other applicants, permittees, or licensees providing, or proposing to provide, an NCE or instructional service, but not qualifying under paragraph (c) of this section, may be exempt from filing fees, or be entitled to a refund, in the following circumstances.

(1) An applicant is exempt from filing fees if it is an organization that, like the Public Broadcasting Service or National Public Radio, receives funding directly or indirectly through the Public Broadcasting Fund, 47 U.S.C. 396(k), distributed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, where the authorization requested will be used in conjunction with the organization on an NCE basis;

(2) An applicant for a translator or low power television station that proposes an NCE service will be entitled to a refund of fees paid for the filing of the application when, after grant, it provides proof that it has received funding for the construction of the station through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) or other showings as required by the Commission.

(3) An applicant that has qualified for a fee refund under paragraph (e)(2) of this section and continues to operate as an NCE station is exempt from fees for broadcast auxiliary stations (subparts D, E, and F of part 74) or stations in the private radio or common carrier services where such authorization is to be used in conjunction with the NCE translator or low power station.

(4) An applicant that is the licensee in the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) (formerly, Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS)) (parts 27 and 74, e.g., §§27.1200, et seq., and 74.832(b), of this chapter) is exempt from filing fees where the authorization requested will be used by the applicant in conjunction with the provision of the EBS.

(f) Applicants, permittees or licensees who qualify as governmental entities. For purposes of this exemption a governmental entity is defined as any state, possession, city, county, town, village, municipal corporation or similar political organization or subpart thereof controlled by publicly elected or duly appointed public officials exercising sovereign direction and control over their respective communities or programs.

(g) Applications for Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permits where the applicant intends to use the permit solely in conjunction with duties performed at radio facilities qualifying for fee exemption under paragraphs (c), (d), or (e) of this section.

Note: Applicants claiming exemptions under the terms of this subpart must certify as to their eligibility for the exemption through a cover letter accompanying the application or filing. This certification is not required if the applicable FCC Form requests the information justifying the exemption.

[52 FR 5289, Feb. 20, 1987, as amended at 53 FR 40889, Oct. 19, 1988; 55 FR 19172, May 8, 1990; 56 FR 56602, Nov. 6, 1991. Redesignated and amended at 59 FR 30998, June 16, 1994. Redesignated at 60 FR 5326, Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at 65 FR 49762, Aug. 15, 2000; 69 FR 41177, July 7, 2004; 71 FR 54234, Sept. 14, 2006. Redesignated and amended at 74 FR 3445, Jan. 21, 2009]

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§1.1117   Adjustments to charges.

(a) The Schedule of Charges established by §§1.1102 through 1.1109 of this subpart shall be reviewed by the Commission on October 1, 1999 and every two years thereafter, and adjustments made, if any, will be reflected in the next publication of Schedule of Charges.

(1) The fees will be adjusted by the Commission to reflect the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) from the date of enactment of the authorizing legislation (December 19, 1989) to the date of adjustment, and every two years thereafter, to reflect the percentage change in the CPI-U in the period between the enactment date and the adjustment date.

(2) Adjustments based upon the percentage change in the CPI-U will be applied against the base fees as enacted or amended by Congress in the year the fee was enacted or amended.

(b) Increases or decreases in charges will apply to all categories of fees covered by this subpart. Individual fees will not be adjusted until the increase or decrease, as determined by the net change in the CPI-U since the date of enactment of the authorizing legislation, amounts to at least $5 in the case of fees under $100, or 5% or more in the case of fees of $100 or greater. All fees will be adjusted upward to the next $5 increment.

(c) Adjustments to fees made pursuant to these procedures will not be subject to notice and comment rulemakings, nor will these decisions be subject to petitions for reconsideration under §1.429 of the rules. Requests for modifications will be limited to correction of arithmetical errors made during an adjustment cycle.

[52 FR 5289, Feb. 20, 1987, as amended at 53 FR 40889, Oct. 19, 1988; 55 FR 19172, May 8, 1990. Redesignated and amended at 59 FR 30998, June 16, 1994. Redesignated at 60 FR 5326, Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at 65 FR 49762, Aug. 15, 2000; 69 FR 41177, July 7, 2004. Redesignated and amended at 74 FR 3445, Jan. 21, 2009]

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§1.1118   Penalty for late or insufficient payments.

(a) Filings subject to fees and accompanied by defective fee submissions will be dismissed under §1.1111 (d) of this subpart where the defect is discovered by the Commission's staff within 30 calendar days from the receipt of the application or filing by the Commission.

(1) A defective fee may be corrected by resubmitting the application or other filing, together with the entire correct fee.

(2) For purposes of determining whether the filing is timely, the date of resubmission with the correct fee will be considered the date of filing. However, in cases where the fee payment fails due to error of the applicant's bank, as evidenced by an affidavit of an officer of the bank, the date of the original submission will be considered the date of filing.

(b) Applications or filings accompanied by insufficient fees or no fees, or where such applications or filings are made by persons or organizations that are delinquent in fees owed to the Commission, that are inadvertently forwarded to Commission staff for substantive review will be billed for the amount due if the discrepancy is not discovered until after 30 calendar days from the receipt of the application or filing by the Commission. Applications or filings that are accompanied by insufficient fees or no fees will have a penalty charge equaling 25 percent of the amount due added to each bill. Any Commission action taken prior to timely payment of these charges is contingent and subject to rescission.

(c) Applicants to whom a deferral of payment is granted under the terms of this subsection will be billed for the amount due plus a charge equalling 25 percent of the amount due. Any Commission actions taken prior to timely payment of these charges are contingent and subject to rescission.

(d) Failure to submit fees, following notice to the applicant of failure to submit the required fee, is subject to collection of the fee, including interest thereon, any associated penalties, and the full cost of collection to the Federal government pursuant to the provisions of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA), Public Law 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321, 1358 (Apr. 26, 1996), codified at 31 U.S.C. 3711 et seq. See 47 CFR 1.1901 through 1.1952. The debt collection processes described above may proceed concurrently with any other sanction in this paragraph.

[52 FR 5289, Feb. 20, 1987, as amended at 53 FR 40889, Oct. 19, 1988; 55 FR 19172, May 8, 1990. Redesignated and amended at 59 FR 30998, June 16, 1994. Redesignated at 60 FR 5326, Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at 67 FR 67337, Nov. 5, 2002; 69 FR 41177, July 7, 2004; 69 FR 27847, May 17, 2004; 69 FR 41177, July 7, 2004. Redesignated and amended at 74 FR 3445, Jan. 21, 2009]

Editorial Note: At 69 FR 57230, Sept. 24, 2004, §1.1116(a) introductory text was corrected by changing the reference to “§1.1109(b)” to read “§1.1109(d)”; however, the amendment could not be incorporated because that reference does not exist in the paragraph.

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§1.1119   Petitions and applications for review.

(a) The fees established by this subpart may be waived or deferred in specific instances where good cause is shown and where waiver or deferral of the fee would promote the public interest.

(b) Requests for waivers or deferrals will only be considered when received from applicants acting in respect to their own applications. Requests for waivers or deferrals of entire classes of services will not be considered.

(c) Petitions for waivers, deferrals, fee determinations, reconsiderations and applications for review will be acted upon by the Managing Director with the concurrence of the General Counsel. All such filings within the scope of the fee rules shall be filed as a separate pleading and clearly marked to the attention of the Managing Director. Any such request that is not filed as a separate pleading will not be considered by the Commission. Requests for deferral of a fee payment for financial hardship must be accompanied by supporting documentation.

(1) Petitions and applications for review submitted with a fee must be submitted electronically or to the Commission's lock box bank at the address for the appropriate service as set forth in §§1.1102 through 1.1107.

(2) If no fee payment is submitted, the request should be filed electronically through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System or with the Commission's Secretary.

(d) Deferrals of fees will be granted for an established period of time not to exceed six months.

(e) Applicants seeking waivers must submit the request for waiver with the application or filing, required fee and FCC Form 159, or a request for deferral. A petition for waiver and/or deferral of payment must be submitted to the Office of the Managing Director as specified in paragraph (c) of this section. Waiver requests that do not include these materials will be dismissed in accordance with §1.1111 of this subpart. Submitted fees will be returned if a waiver is granted. The Commission will not be responsible for delays in acting upon these requests.

(f) Petitions for waiver of a fee based on financial hardship will be subject to the provisions of paragraph 1.1166(e).

[52 FR 5289, Feb. 20, 1987, as amended at 55 FR 19172, May 8, 1990; 55 FR 38065, Sept. 17, 1990. Redesignated and amended at 59 FR 30998, June 16, 1994, as further amended at 59 FR 30999, June 16, 1994. Redesignated at 60 FR 5326, Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at 65 FR 49762, Aug. 15, 2000; 66 FR 36202, July 11, 2001; 67 FR 67337, Nov. 5, 2002; 68 FR 48467, Aug. 13, 2003. Redesignated and amended at 74 FR 3445, Jan. 21, 2009; 83 FR 2556, Jan. 18, 2018]

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§1.1120   Error claims.

(a) Applicants who wish to challenge a staff determination of an insufficient fee or delinquent debt may do so in writing. A challenge to a determination that a party is delinquent in paying the full application fee must be accompanied by suitable proof that the fee had been paid or waived (or deferred from payment during the period in question), or by the required application payment and any assessment penalty payment (see §1.1118) of this subpart). Failure to comply with these procedures will result in dismissal of the challenge. These claims should be addressed to the Federal Communications Commission, Attention: Financial Operations, 445 12th St., SW., Washington, DC 20554 or e-mailed to ARINQUIRIES@fcc.gov.

(b) Actions taken by Financial Operations staff are subject to the reconsideration and review provisions of §§1.106 and 1.115 of this part, EXCEPT THAT reconsideration and/or review will only be available where the applicant has made the full and proper payment of the underlying fee as required by this subpart.

(1) Petitions for reconsideration and/or applications for review submitted by applicants that have not made the full and proper fee payment will be dismissed; and

(2) If the fee payment should fail while the Commission is considering the matter, the petition for reconsideration or application for review will be dismissed.

[52 FR 5289, Feb. 20, 1987, as amended at 53 FR 40889, Oct. 19, 1988. Redesignated at 59 FR 30998, June 16, 1994. Redesignated at 60 FR 5326, Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at 65 FR 49763, Aug. 15, 2000; 69 FR 27848, May 17, 2004. Redesignated and amended at 74 FR 3445, Jan. 21, 2009]

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§1.1121   Billing procedures.

(a) The fees required for the International Telecommunications Settlements (§1.1103 of this subpart), Accounting and Audits Field Audits and Review of Arrest Audits (§1.1106 of this subpart) should not be paid with the filing or submission of the request. The fees required for requests for Special Temporary Authority (see generally §§1.1102, 1.1104, 1.1106 & 1.1107 of this subpart) that the applicant believes is of an urgent or emergency nature and are filed directly with the appropriate Bureau or Office should not be paid with the filing of the request with that Bureau or Office.

(b) In these cases, the appropriate fee will be determined by the Commission and the filer will be billed for that fee. The bill will set forth the amount to be paid, the date on which payment is due, and the address to which the payment should be submitted. See also §1.1113 of this subpart.

[55 FR 19172, May 8, 1990, as amended at 58 FR 68541, Dec. 28, 1993. Redesignated and amended at 59 FR 30998, June 16, 1994. Redesignated at 60 FR 5326, Jan. 27, 1995, as amended at 65 FR 49763, Aug. 15, 2000; 67 FR 67337, Nov. 5, 2002; 69 FR 41177, July 7, 2004. Redesignated and amended at 74 FR 3445, Jan. 21, 2009]

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§1.1151   Authority to prescribe and collect regulatory fees.

Authority to impose and collect regulatory fees is contained in section 9 of the Communications Act, as amended by sections 101-103 of title I of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-141, 132 Stat. 1084), 47 U.S.C. 159, which directs the Commission to prescribe and collect annual regulatory fees to recover the cost of carrying out the functions of the Commission.

[85 FR 59911, Sept. 23, 2020]

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§1.1152   Schedule of annual regulatory fees for wireless radio services.

Table 1 to §1.1152

Exclusive use services (per license)Fee amount
1. Land Mobile (Above 470 MHz and 220 MHz Local, Base Station & SMRS) (47 CFR part 90)
(a) New, Renew/Mod (FCC 601 & 159)$25.00
(b) New, Renew/Mod (Electronic Filing) (FCC 601 & 159)25.00
(c) Renewal Only (FCC 601 & 159)25.00
(d) Renewal Only (Electronic Filing) (FCC 601 & 159)25.00
220 MHz Nationwide
(a) New, Renew/Mod (FCC 601 & 159)25.00
(b) New, Renew/Mod (Electronic Filing) (FCC 601 & 159)25.00
(c) Renewal Only (FCC 601 & 159)25.00
(d) Renewal Only (Electronic Filing) (FCC 601 & 159)25.00
2. Microwave (47 CFR part 101) (Private)
(a) New, Renew/Mod (FCC 601 & 159)25.00
(b) New, Renew/Mod (Electronic Filing) (FCC 601 & 159)25.00
(c) Renewal Only (FCC 601 & 159)25.00
(d) Renewal Only (Electronic Filing) (FCC 601 & 159)25.00
3. Shared Use Services
Land Mobile (Frequencies Below 470 MHz—except 220 MHz)
(a) New, Renew/Mod (FCC 601 & 159)10.00
(b) New, Renew/Mod (Electronic Filing) (FCC 601 & 159)10.00
(c) Renewal Only (FCC 601 & 159)10.00
(d) Renewal Only (Electronic Filing) (FCC 601 & 159)10.00
Rural Radio (47 CFR part 22)
(a) New, Additional Facility, Major Renew/Mod (Electronic Filing) (FCC 601 & 159)10.00
(b) Renewal, Minor Renew/Mod (Electronic Filing)10.00
Marine Coast
(a) New Renewal/Mod (FCC 601 & 159)40.00
(b) New, Renewal/Mod (Electronic Filing) (FCC 601 & 159)40.00
(c) Renewal Only (FCC 601 & 159)40.00
(d) Renewal Only (Electronic Filing) (FCC 601 & 159)40.00
Aviation Ground
(a) New, Renewal/Mod (FCC 601 & 159)20.00
(b) New, Renewal/Mod (Electronic Filing) (FCC 601 & 159)20.00
(c) Renewal Only (FCC 601 & 159)20.00
(d) Renewal Only (Electronic Only) (FCC 601 & 159)20.00
Marine Ship
(a) New, Renewal/Mod (FCC 605 & 159)15.00
(b) New, Renewal/Mod (Electronic Filing) (FCC 605 & 159)15.00
(c) Renewal Only (FCC 605 & 159)15.00
(d) Renewal Only (Electronic Filing) (FCC 605 & 159)15.00
Aviation Aircraft
(a) New, Renew/Mod (FCC 605 & 159)10.00
(b) New, Renew/Mod (Electronic Filing) (FCC 605 & 159)10.00
(c) Renewal Only (FCC 605 & 159)10.00
(d) Renewal Only (Electronic Filing) (FCC 605 & 159)10.00
4. CMRS Cellular/Mobile Services (per unit) (FCC 159)1.17
5. CMRS Messaging Services (per unit) (FCC 159)2.08
6. Broadband Radio Service (formerly MMDS and MDS)560
7. Local Multipoint Distribution Service560

1These are standard fees that are to be paid in accordance with §1.1157(b) of this chapter.

2These are standard fees that are to be paid in accordance with §1.1157(b) of this chapter.

[85 FR 59911, Sept. 23, 2020]

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§1.1153   Schedule of annual regulatory fees and filing locations for mass media services.

Table 1 to §1.1153

Radio [AM and FM] (47 CFR part 73)Fee amount
1. AM Class A
<=25,000 population$975
25,001-75,000 population1,475
75,001-150,000 population2,200
150,001-500,000 population3,300
500,001-1,200,000 population4,925
1,200,001-3,000,000 population7,400
3,000,001-6,000,000 population11,100
>6,000,000 population16,675
2. AM Class B
<=25,000 population700
25,001-75,000 population1,050
75,001-150,000 population1,575
150,001-500,000 population2,375
500,001-1,200,000 population3,550
1,200,001-3,000,000 population5,325
3,000,001-6,000,000 population7,975
>6,000,000 population11,975
3. AM Class C
<=25,000 population610
25,001-75,000 population915
75,001-150,000 population1,375
150,001-500,000 population2,050
500,001-1,200,000 population3,075
1,200,001-3,000,000 population4,625
3,000,001-6,000,000 population6,950
>6,000,000 population10,425
4. AM Class D
<=25,000 population670
25,001-75,000 population1,000
75,001-150,000 population1,500
150,001-500,000 population2,275
500,001-1,200,000 population3,400
1,200,001-3,000,000 population5,100
3,000,001-6,000,000 population7,625
>6,000,000 population11,450
5. AM Construction Permit610
6. FM Classes A, B1 and C3
<=25,000 population1,075
25,001-75,000 population1,625
75,001-150,000 population2,425
150,001-500,000 population3,625
500,001-1,200,000 population5,450
1,200,001-3,000,000 population8,175
3,000,001-6,000,000 population12,250
>6,000,000 population18,375
7. FM Classes B, C, C0, C1 and C2
<=25,000 population1,225
25,001-75,000 population1,850
75,001-150,000 population2,750
150,001-500,000 population4,150
500,001-1,200,000 population6,200
1,200,001-3,000,000 population9,300
3,000,001-6,000,000 population13,950
>6,000,000 population20,925
8. FM Construction Permits1,075
TV (47 CFR part 73)
Digital TV (UHF and VHF Commercial Stations)
1. Digital TV Construction Permits4,950
2. Television Fee Factor.007837
per population count
Low Power TV, Class A TV, TV/FM Translator, & TV/FM Booster (47 CFR part 74)315

[85 FR 59912, Sept. 23, 2020]

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§1.1154   Schedule of annual regulatory charges for common carrier services.

Table 1 to §1.1154

Radio facilitiesFee amount
1. Microwave (Domestic Public Fixed) (Electronic Filing) (FCC Form 601 & 159)$25.00.
Carriers
1. Interstate Telephone Service Providers (per interstate and international end-user revenues (see FCC Form 499-A).00321.
2. Toll Free Number Fee.12 per Toll Free Number.

[85 FR 59913, Sept. 23, 2020]

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§1.1155   Schedule of regulatory fees for cable television services.

Table 1 to §1.1155

   Fee amount
1. Cable Television Relay Service$1,300.
2. Cable TV System, Including IPTV (per subscriber).89.
3. Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS).72 per subscriber.

[85 FR 59913, Sept. 23, 2020]

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§1.1156   Schedule of regulatory fees for international services.

(a) Geostationary orbit (GSO) and non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) space stations. The following schedule applies for the listed services:

Table 1 to Paragraph (a)

Fee categoryFee amount
Space Stations (Geostationary Orbit)$98,125
Space Stations (Non-Geostationary Orbit)223,500
Earth Stations: Transmit/Receive & Transmit only (per authorization or registration)560

(b) International terrestrial and satellite Bearer Circuits. (1) Regulatory fees for International Bearer Circuits are to be paid by facilities-based common carriers that have active (used or leased) international bearer circuits as of December 31 of the prior year in any terrestrial or satellite transmission facility for the provision of service to an end user or resale carrier, which includes active circuits to themselves or to their affiliates. In addition, non-common carrier terrestrial and satellite operators must pay a fee for each active circuit sold or leased to any customer, including themselves or their affiliates, other than an international common carrier authorized by the Commission to provide U.S. international common carrier services. “Active circuits” for purposes of this paragrpah (b) include backup and redundant circuits. In addition, whether circuits are used specifically for voice or data is not relevant in determining that they are active circuits.

(2) The fee amount, per active Gbps circuit will be determined for each fiscal year.

Table 2 to Paragraph (b)(2)

International terrestrial and satellite (capacity as of December 31, 2019)Fee amount
Terrestrial Common Carrier and Non Common Carrier$41 per Gbps circuit.
Satellite Common Carrier and Non-Common Carrier

(c) Submarine cable. Regulatory fees for submarine cable systems will be paid annually, per cable landing license, for all submarine cable systems operating based on their lit capacity as of December 31 of the prior year. The fee amount will be determined by the Commission for each fiscal year.

Table 3 to Paragraph (c)—FY 2020 International Bearer Circuits—Submarine Cable Systems

Submarine cable systems (lit capacity as of December 31, 2019)Fee ratioFY 2020
regulatory fees
Less than 50 Gbps.0625 Units$13,450
50 Gbps or greater, but less than 250 Gbps.125 Units26,875
250 Gbps or greater, but less than 1,500 Gbps.25 Units53,750
1,500 Gbps or greater, but less than 3,500 Gbps.5 Units107,500
3,500 Gbps or greater, but less than 6,500 Gbps1.0 Unit215,000
6,500 Gbps or greater2.0 Units430,000

[85 FR 59914, Sept. 23, 2020]

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§1.1157   Payment of charges for regulatory fees.

Payment of a regulatory fee, required under §§1.1152 through 1.1156, shall be filed in the following manner:

(a)(1) The amount of the regulatory fee payment that is due with any application for authorization shall be the multiple of the number of years in the entire term of the requested license or other authorization multiplied by the annual fee payment required in the Schedule of Regulatory Fees, effective at the time the application is filed. Except as set forth in §1.1160, advance payments shall be final and shall not be readjusted during the term of the license or authorization, notwithstanding any subsequent increase or decrease in the annual amount of a fee required under the Schedule of Regulatory Fees.

(2) Failure to file the appropriate regulatory fee due with an application for authorization will result in the return of the accompanying application, including an application for which the Commission has assigned a specific filing deadline.

(b)(1) Payments of standard regulatory fees applicable to certain wireless radio, mass media, common carrier, cable and international services shall be filed in full on an annual basis at a time announced by the Commission or the Managing Director, pursuant to delegated authority, and published in the Federal Register.

(2) Large regulatory fees, as annually defined by the Commission, may be submitted in installment payments or in a single payment on a date certain as announced by the Commission or the Managing Director, pursuant to delegated authority, and published in the Federal Register.

(c) Standard regulatory fee payments, as well as any installment payment, must be filed with a FCC Form 159, FCC Remittance Advice, and a FCC Form 159C, Remittance Advice Continuation Sheet, if additional space is needed. Failure to submit a copy of FCC Form 159 with a standard regulatory fee payment, or an installment payment, will result in the return of the submission and a 25 percent penalty if the payment is resubmitted after the date the Commission establishes for the payment of standard regulatory fees and for any installment payment.

(1) Any late filed regulatory fee payment will be subject to the penalties set forth in section 1.1164.

(2) If one or more installment payments are untimely submitted or not submitted at all, the eligibility of the subject regulatee to submit installment payments may be cancelled.

(d) Any Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) licensee subject to payment of an annual regulatory fee shall retain for a period of two (2) years from the date on which the regulatory fee is paid, those business records which were used to calculate the amount of the regulatory fee.

[60 FR 34031, June 29, 1995, as amended at 62 FR 59825, Nov. 5, 1997; 67 FR 46306, July 12, 2002]

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§1.1158   Form of payment for regulatory fees.

Any annual and multiple year regulatory fee payment must be submitted by online Automatic Clearing House (ACH) payment, online Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card payment, or wire transfer payment denominated in U.S. dollars and drawn on a United States financial institution and made payable to the Federal Communications Commission. No other credit card is acceptable. Any other form of payment for annual and multiple year regulatory fees (e.g., paper checks, cash) will be rejected and sent back to the payor. The Commission will not be responsible for cash, under any circumstances, sent through the mail.

(a) Payors making wire transfer payments must submit an accompanying FCC Form 159-E via facsimile.

(b) Multiple payment instruments for a single regulatory fee are not permitted, except that the Commission will accept multiple money orders in payment of any fee where the fee exceeds the maximum amount for a money order established by the issuing entity and the use of multiple money orders is the only practicable means available for payment.

(c) Payment of multiple standard regulatory fees (including an installment payment) due on the same date, may be made with a single payment instrument and cover mass media, common carrier, international, and cable service fee payments. Each regulatee is solely responsible for accurately accounting for and listing each license or authorization and the number of subscribers, access lines, or other relevant units on the accompanying FCC Form 159 and, if needed, FCC Form 159C and for making full payment for every regulatory fee listed on the accompanying form. Any omission or payment deficiency of a regulatory fee will result in a 25 percent penalty of the amount due and unpaid.

(d) Any regulatory fee payment (including a regulatory fee payment submitted with an application in the wireless radio service) made by credit card or money order must be submitted with a completed FCC Form 159. Failure to accurately enter the credit card number and date of expiration and the payor's signature in the appropriate blocks on FCC Form 159 will result in rejection of the credit card payment.

[60 FR 34031, June 29, 1995, as amended at 67 FR 46306, July 12, 2002; 80 FR 66816, Oct. 30, 2015]

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§1.1159   Filing locations and receipts for regulatory fees.

(a) Regulatory fee payments must be directed to the location and address set forth in §§1.1152 through 1.1156 for the specific category of fee involved. Any regulatory fee required to be submitted with an application must be filed as a part of the application package accompanying the application. The Commission will not take responsibility for matching fees, forms and applications submitted at different times or locations.

(b) Petitions for reconsideration or applications for review of fee decisions submitted with a standard regulatory fee payment pursuant to §§1.1152 through 1.1156 of the rules are to be filed with the Commission's lockbox bank in the manner set forth in §§1.1152 through 1.1156 for payment of the fee subject to the petition for reconsideration or the application for review. Petitions for reconsideration and applications for review that are submitted with no accompanying payment should be filed with the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, Attention: Managing Director, Washington, D.C. 20554.

(c) Any request for exemption from a regulatory fee shall be filed with the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, Attention: Managing Director, Washington, D.C. 20554, except that requests for exemption accompanied by a tentative fee payment shall be filed at the lockbox set forth for the appropriate service in §§1.1152 through 1.1156.

(d) The Commission will furnish a receipt for a regulatory fee payment only upon request. In order to obtain a receipt for a regulatory fee payment, the package must include an extra copy of the Form FCC 159 or, if a Form 159 is not required with the payment, a copy of the first page of the application or other filing submitted with the regulatory fee payment, submitted expressly for the purpose of serving as a receipt for the regulatory fee payment and application fee payment, if required. The document should be clearly marked “copy” and should be the top document in the package. The copy will be date stamped immediately and provided to the bearer of the submission, if hand delivered. For submissions by mail, the receipt copy will be provided through return mail if the filer has attached to the receipt copy a stamped self-addressed envelope of sufficient size to contain the receipt document.

(e) The Managing Director may issue annually, at his discretion, a Public Notice setting forth the names of all commercial regulatees that have paid a regulatory fee and shall publish the Public Notice in the Federal Register.

[60 FR 34032, June 29, 1995, as amended at 62 FR 59825, Nov. 5, 1997]

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§1.1160   Refunds of regulatory fees.

(a) Regulatory fees will be refunded, upon request, only in the following instances:

(1) When no regulatory fee is required or an excessive fee has been paid. In the case of an overpayment, the refund amount will be based on the applicants', permittees', or licensees' entire submission. All refunds will be issued to the payor named in the appropriate block of the FCC Form 159. Payments in excess of a regulatory fee will be refunded only if the overpayment is $10.00 or more.

(2) In the case of advance payment of regulatory fees, subject to §1.1152, a refund will be issued based on unexpired full years:

(i) When the Commission adopts new rules that nullify a license or other authorization, or a new law or treaty renders a license or other authorization useless;

(ii) When a licensee in the wireless radio service surrenders the license or other authorization subject to a fee payment to the Commission; or

(iii) When the Commission declines to grant an application submitted with a regulatory fee payment.

(3) When a waiver is granted in accordance with §1.1166.

(b) No pro-rata refund of an annual fee will be issued.

(c) No refunds will be issued based on unexpired partial years.

(d) No refunds will be processed without a written request from the applicant, permittee, licensee or agent.

[60 FR 34032, June 29, 1995, as amended at 67 FR 46307, July 12, 2002]

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§1.1161   Conditional license grants and delegated authorizations.

(a) Grant of any application or an instrument of authorization or other filing for which an annual or multiple year regulatory fee is required to accompany the application or filing will be conditioned upon final payment of the current or delinquent regulatory fees. Current annual and multiple year regulatory fees must be paid electronically as described in §1.1112(e). For all other fees, (e.g., application fees, delinquent regulatory fees) final payment shall mean receipt by the U.S. Treasury of funds cleared by the financial institution on which the check, cashier's check, or money order is drawn. Electronic payments are considered timely when a wire transfer was received by the Commission's bank no later than 6:00 p.m. on the due date; confirmation to pay.gov that a credit card payment was successful no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the due date; or confirmation an ACH was credited no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the due date.

(b) In those instances where the Commission has granted a request for deferred payment of a regulatory fee, further processing of the application or filing or the grant of authority shall be conditioned upon final payment of the regulatory fee and any required penalties for late payment prescribed by the deferral decision. Failure to comply with the terms of the deferral decision shall result in the automatic dismissal of the submission or rescission of the Commission authorization. Further, the Commission shall:

(1) Notify the grantee that the authorization has been rescinded. Upon such notification, the grantee will immediately cease operations initiated pursuant to the authorization; and

(2) Treat as late filed any application resubmitted after the original deadline for filing the application.

(c)(1) Where an applicant is found to be delinquent in the payment of regulatory fees, the Commission will make a written request for the fee, together with any penalties that may be rendered under this subpart. Such request shall inform the regulatee that failure to pay may result in the Commission withholding action on any application or request filed by the applicant. The staff shall also inform the regulatee of the procedures for seeking Commission review of the staff's determination.

(2) If, after final determination that the fee is due or that the applicant is delinquent in the payment of fees and payment is not made in a timely manner, the staff will withhold action on the application or filing until payment or other satisfactory arrangement is made. If payment or satisfactory arrangement is not made within 30 days, the application will be dismissed.

[60 FR 34032, June 29, 1995, as amended at 69 FR 27848, May 17, 2004; 80 FR 66816, Oct. 30, 2015]

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§1.1162   General exemptions from regulatory fees.

No regulatory fee established in §§1.1152 through 1.1156, unless otherwise qualified herein, shall be required for: (a) Applicants, permittees or licensees in the Amateur Radio Service, except that any person requesting a vanity call-sign shall be subject to the payment of a regulatory fee, as prescribed in §1.1152.

(b) Applicants, permittees, or licensees who qualify as government entities. For purposes of this exemption, a government entity is defined as any state, possession, city, county, town, village, municipal corporation, or similar political organization or subpart thereof controlled by publicly elected or duly appointed public officials exercising sovereign direction and control over their respective communities or programs.

(c) Applicants and permittees who qualify as nonprofit entities. For purposes of this exemption, a nonprofit entity is defined as: an organization duly qualified as a nonprofit, tax exempt entity under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. 501; or an entity with current certification as a nonprofit corporation or other nonprofit entity by state or other governmental authority.

(1) Any permittee, licensee or other entity subject to a regulatory fee and claiming an exemption from a regulatory fee based upon its status as a nonprofit entity, as described above, shall file with the Secretary of the Commission (Attn: Managing Director) written documentation establishing the basis for its exemption within 60 days of its coming under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Commission or at the time its fee payment would otherwise be due, whichever is sooner, or at such other time as required by the Managing Director. Acceptable documentation may include Internal Revenue Service determination letters, state or government certifications or other documentation that non-profit status has been approved by a state or other governmental authority. Applicants, permittees and licensees are required to file documentation of their nonprofit status only once, except upon request of the Managing Director.

(2) Within sixty (60) days of a change in nonprofit status, a licensee or permittee previously claiming a 501(C) exemption is required to file with the Secretary of the Commission (Attn: Managing Director) written notice of such change in its nonprofit status or ownership. Additionally, for-profit purchasers or assignees of a license, station or facility previously licensed or operated by a non-profit entity not subject to regulatory fees must notify the Secretary of the Commission (Attn: Managing Director) of such purchase or reassignment within 60 days of the effective date of the purchase or assignment.

(d) Applicants, permittees or licensees in the Special Emergency Radio and Public Safety Radio services.

(e) Applicants, permittees or licensees of noncommercial educational (NCE) broadcast stations in the FM or TV services, as well as AM applicants, permittees or licensees operating in accordance with §73.503 of this chapter.

(f) Applicants, permittees, or licensees qualifying under paragraph (e) of this section requesting Commission authorization in any other mass media radio service (except the international broadcast (HF) service), wireless radio service, common carrier radio service, or international radio service requiring payment of a regulatory fee, if the service is used in conjunction with their NCE broadcast station on an NCE basis.

(g) Other applicants, permittees or licensees providing, or proposing to provide, a NCE or instructional service, but not qualifying under paragraph (e) of this section, may be exempt from regulatory fees, or be entitled to a refund, in the following circumstances:

(1) The applicant, permittee or licensee is an organization that, like the Public Broadcasting Service or National Public Radio, receives funding directly or indirectly through the Public Broadcasting Fund, 47 U.S.C. 396(k), distributed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, where the authorization requested will be used in conjunction with the organization on an NCE basis;

(2) An applicant, permittee or licensee of a translator or low power television station operating or proposing to operate an NCE service who, after grant, provides proof that it has received funding for the construction of the station through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) or other showings as required by the Commission; or

(3) An applicant, permittee, or licensee provided a fee refund under §1.1160 and operating as an NCE station, is exempt from fees for broadcast auxiliary stations (subparts D, E, F, and G of part 74 of this chapter) or stations in the wireless radio, common carrier, or international services where such authorization is to be used in conjunction with the NCE translator or low power station.

(h) An applicant, permittee or licensee that is the licensee in the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) (formerly, Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS)) (parts 27 and 74, e.g., §§27.1200, et seq., and 74.832(b), of this chapter) is exempt from regulatory fees where the authorization requested will be used by the applicant in conjunction with the provision of the EBS.

(i) Applications filed in the wireless radio service for the sole purpose of modifying an existing authorization (or a pending application for authorization). However, if the applicant also requests a renewal or reinstatement of its license or other authorization for which the submission of a regulatory fee is required, the appropriate regulatory fee for such additional request must accompany the application.

[60 FR 34033, June 29, 1995, as amended at 60 FR 34904, July 5, 1995; 62 FR 59825, Nov. 5, 1997; 71 FR 43872, Aug. 2, 2006]

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§1.1163   Adjustments to regulatory fees.

(a) For Fiscal Year 2019 and thereafter, the Schedule of Regulatory Fees, contained in §§1.1152 through 1.1156, may be adjusted annually by the Commission pursuant to section 9 of the Communications Act. 47 U.S.C. 159, as amended. Adjustments to the fees established for any category of regulatory fee payment shall include projected cost increases or decreases and an estimate of the volume of units upon which the regulatory fee is calculated.

(b) The fees assessed shall:

(1) Be derived by determining the full-time equivalent number of employees, bureaus and offices of the Commission, adjusted to take into account factors that are reasonably related to the benefits provided to the payor of the fee by the Commission's activities; and

(2) Be established at amounts that will result in collection, during each fiscal year, of an amount that can reasonably be expected to equal the amount appropriated for such fiscal year for the performance of the activities described in paragraph (b)(1) of this section.

(c) The Commission shall by rule amend the Schedule of Regulatory Fees by increases or decreases that reflect, in accordance with paragraph (b)(2) of this section, changes in the amount appropriated for the performance of the activities described in paragraph (b)(1) of this section, for such fiscal year. Such increases or decreases shall be adjusted to reflect unexpected increases or decreases in the number of units subject to payment of such fees and result in collection of an aggregate amount of fees that will approximately equal the amount appropriated for the subject regulatory activities.

(d) The Commission shall, by rule, amend the Schedule of Regulatory Fees if the Commission determines that the Schedule requires amendment to comply with the requirements of paragraph (b)(1) of this section.

(e) In adjusting regulatory fees, the Commission will round such fees to the nearest $5.00 in the case of fees under $1,000.00, or to the nearest $25.00 in the case of fees of $1,000.00 or more.

[84 FR 51002, Sept. 26, 2019]

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§1.1164   Penalties for late or insufficient regulatory fee payments.

Electronic payments are considered timely when a wire transfer was received by the Commission's bank no later than 6:00 p.m. on the due date; confirmation to pay.gov that a credit card payment was successful no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the due date; or confirmation an ACH was credited no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the due date. In instances where a non-annual regulatory payment (i.e., delinquent payment) is made by check, cashier's check, or money order, a timely fee payment or installment payment is one received at the Commission's lockbox bank by the due date specified by the Commission or by the Managing Director. Where a non-annual regulatory fee payment is made by check, cashier's check, or money order, a timely fee payment or installment payment is one received at the Commission's lockbox bank by the due date specified by the Commission or the Managing Director. Any late payment or insufficient payment of a regulatory fee, not excused by bank error, shall subject the regulatee to a 25 percent penalty of the amount of the fee or installment payment which was not paid in a timely manner.

(a) The Commission may, in its discretion, following one or more late filed installment payments, require a regulatee to pay the entire balance of its regulatory fee by a date certain, in addition to assessing a 25 percent penalty.

(b) In cases where a fee payment fails due to error by the payor's bank, as evidenced by an affidavit of an officer of the bank, the date of the original submission will be considered the date of filing.

(c) If a regulatory fee is not paid in a timely manner, the regulatee will be notified of its deficiency. This notice will automatically assess a 25 percent penalty, subject the delinquent payor's pending applications to dismissal, and may require a delinquent payor to show cause why its existing instruments of authorization should not be subject to revocation.

(d)(1) Where a regulatee's new, renewal or reinstatement application is required to be filed with a regulatory fee (as is the case with wireless radio services), the application will be dismissed if the regulatory fee is not included with the application package. In the case of a renewal or reinstatement application, the application may not be refiled unless the appropriate regulatory fee plus the 25 percent penalty charge accompanies the refiled application.

(2) If the application that must be accompanied by a regulatory fee is a mutually exclusive application with a filing deadline, or any other application that must be filed by a date certain, the application will be dismissed if not accompanied by the proper regulatory fee and will be treated as late filed if resubmitted after the original date for filing application.

(e) Any pending or subsequently filed application submitted by a party will be dismissed if that party is determined to be delinquent in paying a standard regulatory fee or an installment payment. The application may be resubmitted only if accompanied by the required regulatory fee and by any assessed penalty payment.

(f) In instances where the Commission may revoke an existing instrument of authorization for failure to timely pay a regulatory fee, or any associated interest or penalty, the Commission will provide prior notice of its intent to revoke the licensee's instruments of authorization by registered mail, return receipt requested to the licensee at its last known address. The notice shall provide the licensee no less than 60 days to either pay the fee, penalty and interest in full or show cause why the fee, interest or penalty is inapplicable or should otherwise be waived or deferred.

(1) An adjudicatory hearing will not be designated unless the response by the regulatee to the Order to Show Cause presents a substantial and material question of fact.

(2) Disposition of the proceeding shall be based upon written evidence only and the burden of proceeding with the introduction of the evidence and the burden of proof shall be on the respondent regulatee.

(3) Unless the regulatee substantially prevails in the hearing, the Commission may assess costs for the conduct of the proceeding against the respondent regulatee. See 47 U.S.C. 402(b)(5).

(4) Any Commission order adopted under the regulation in paragraph (f) of this section shall determine the amount due, if any, and provide the licensee with at least 60 days to pay that amount or have its authorization revoked.

(5) No order of revocation under this section shall become final until the licensee has exhausted its right to judicial review of such order under 47 U.S.C. 402(b)(5).

(6) Any regulatee failing to submit a regulatory fee, following notice to the regulatee of failure to submit the required fee, is subject to collection of the required fee, including interest thereon, any associated penalties, and the full cost of collection to the Federal Government pursuant to section 3702A of the Internal Revenue Code, 31 U.S.C. 3717, and the provisions of the Debt Collection Improvement Act. See §§1.1901 through 1.1952. The debt collection processes described in paragraphs (a) through (f)(5) of this section may proceed concurrently with any other sanction in this paragraph (f)(6).

(7) An application or filing by a regulatee that is delinquent in its debt to the Commission is also subject to dismissal under §1.1910.

[84 FR 51002, Sept. 26, 2019]

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§1.1165   Payment by cashier's check for regulatory fees.

Payment by cashier's check may be required when a person or organization makes payment, on one or more occasions, with a payment instrument on which the Commission does not receive final payment and such error is not excused by bank error.

[60 FR 34034, June 29, 1995]

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§1.1166   Waivers, reductions and deferrals of regulatory fees.

The fees established by §§1.1152 through 1.1156 and associated interest charges and penalties may be waived, reduced or deferred in specific instances, on a case-by-case basis, where good cause is shown and where waiver, reduction or deferral of such fees, interest charges and penalties would promote the public interest. Requests for waivers, reductions or deferrals of regulatory fees for entire categories of payors will not be considered.

(a) Requests for waivers, reductions or deferrals should be filed with the Commission's Secretary and will be acted upon by the Managing Director with the concurrence of the General Counsel. All such filings within the scope of the fee rules shall be filed as a separate pleading and clearly marked to the attention of the Managing Director. Any such request that is not filed as a separate pleading will not be considered by the Commission.

(b) Deferrals of fees, interest, or penalties if granted, will be for a designated period of time not to exceed six months.

(c) Petitions for waiver of a regulatory fee, interest, or penalties must be accompanied by the required fee, interest, or penalties and FCC Form 159. Submitted fees, interest, or penalties will be returned if a waiver is granted. Waiver requests that do not include the required fees, interest, or penalties or forms will be dismissed unless accompanied by a petition to defer payment due to financial hardship, supported by documentation of the financial hardship.

(d) Petitions for reduction of a fee, interest, or penalty must be accompanied by the full fee, interest, or penalty payment and Form 159. Petitions for reduction that do not include the required fees, interest, or penalties or forms will be dismissed unless accompanied by a petition to defer payment due to financial hardship, supported by documentation of the financial hardship.

(e) Petitions for waiver of a fee, interest, or penalty based on financial hardship, including bankruptcy, will not be granted, even if otherwise consistent with Commission policy, to the extent that the total regulatory and application fees, interest, or penalties for which waiver is sought exceeds $500,000 in any fiscal year, including regulatory fees due in any fiscal year, but paid prior to the due date. In computing this amount, the amounts owed by an entity and its subsidiaries and other affiliated entities will be aggregated. In cases where the claim of financial hardship is not based on bankruptcy, waiver, partial waiver, or deferral of fees, interest, or penalties above the $500,000 cap may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

[84 FR 51003, Sept. 26, 2019]

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§1.1167   Error claims related to regulatory fees.

(a) Challenges to determinations or an insufficient regulatory fee payment or delinquent fees should be made in writing. A challenge to a determination that a party is delinquent in paying a standard regulatory fee must be accompanied by suitable proof that the fee had been paid or waived (deferred from payment during the period in question), or by the required regulatory payment and any assessed penalty payment (see §1.1164(c) of this subpart). Challenges submitted with a fee payment must be submitted to address stated on the invoice or billing statement. Challenges not accompanied by a fee payment should be filed with the Commission's Secretary and clearly marked to the attention of the Managing Director or emailed to ARINQUIRIES@fcc.gov.

(b) The filing of a petition for reconsideration or an application for review of a fee determination will not relieve licensees from the requirement that full and proper payment of the underlying fee payment be submitted, as required by the Commission's action, or delegated action, on a request for waiver, reduction or deferment. Petitions for reconsideration and applications for review submitted with a fee payment must be submitted to the same location as the original fee payment. Petitions for reconsideration and applications for review not accompanied by a fee payment should be filed with the Commission's Secretary and clearly marked to the attention of the Managing Director.

(1) Failure to submit the fee by the date required will result in the assessment of a 25 percent penalty.

(2) If the fee payment should fail while the Commission is considering the matter, the petition for reconsideration or application for review will be dismissed.

[60 FR 34035, June 29, 1995, as amended at 69 FR 27848, May 17, 2004]

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§1.1181   Authority to prescribe and collect fees for competitive bidding-related services and products.

Authority to prescribe, impose, and collect fees for expenses incurred by the government is governed by the Independent Offices Appropriation Act of 1952, as amended, 31 U.S.C. 9701, which authorizes agencies to prescribe regulations that establish charges for the provision of government services and products. Under this authority, the Federal Communications Commission may prescribe and collect fees for competitive bidding-related services and products as specified in §1.1182.

[60 FR 38280, July 26, 1995]

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§1.1182   Schedule of fees for products and services provided by the Commission in connection with competitive bidding procedures.

Product or serviceFee amountPayment procedure
On-line remote access 900 Number Telephone Service)2.30 per minuteCharges included on customer's long distance telephone bill.
Remote Bidding Software$175.00 per packagePayment to auction contractor by credit card or check. (Public Notice will specify exact payment procedures.)
Bidder Information PackageFirst package free; $16.00 per additional package (including postage) to same person or entityPayment to auction contractor by credit card or check. (Public Notice will specify exact payment procedures.)

[60 FR 38280, July 26, 1995]

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