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Released: July 1, 2011

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

INTERNATIONAL AND SATELLITE

SERVICES

FEE FILING GUIDE

SECTION 8 FEES

(PROCESSING FEES)

FOR:

* International Fixed Public Radio communication
* Section 214 Applications
* Earth Stations
* Space Stations (Geostationary)
* Space Stations (Low-Earth Orbit)
* Direct Broadcast Satellites
* International Broadcast Stations
* Permit to Deliver Programs to Foreign Broadcast Stations


* Recognized Private Operating Agency
This is an unofficial compilation of the radio services and requests for FCC actions that are subject to fees. The public should consult the Commission's Rules as
set out in Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for application filing requirements. Further information on fees may be obtained at Part I, Subpart G
of the CFR or in the Commission's official decision implementing the Congressional Schedule of Charges. This decision is published in the FCC Record or may
be purchased from the Commission's current copy contractor.
The section 8 fee amounts contained in this guide are subject to review in October, 2012 and may result in changes to these amounts.


Effective June 21, 2011



INTRODUCTION


The authority of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) to impose and collect
fees and associated charges is contained in Title III, Section 3001 of the Omnibus Budget
Reconciliation Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-39), Section 8, revising 47 U.S.C. 158, which directs
the Commission to prescribe charges for certain types of services it provides to communications
entities over which it has jurisdiction.
This Fee Filing Guide is considered a reference guide to identify and describe the entire filing
requirements for the International Bureau. It is meant to be a handy reference of the services and
requests for FCC actions for which International Bureau has responsibility that are subject to a fee.
The guide consists of three parts, Parts A, B, and C as well as a breakdown of the types of
applications, form numbers, fee amounts, payment type codes, and the mailing address for each
service provided.
Part A provides instructions on how to pay a fee and identifies other processing services available
to the requestor. Always read Part A before attempting to complete any of the forms required with
your submission. Part B/C provides specific information pertaining to the International Bureau’s
Section 8 (application) fees.
If further information is required that cannot be answered in this guide, please consult the
Commission's Rules as set forth in Title 47, Part 1, Subpart G, Section 1.1101 of the Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR). Additional copies of this guide may be obtained by calling 1-800-418-
FORM, or by visiting the FCC’s website at www.fcc.gov/fees/appfees.html. All fees are subject to
modification as required by Congress.

PART A

IMPORTANT CHANGE NOTICE FOR APPLICANTS/LICENSEES

WHO SUBMIT FEEABLE FILINGS

Effective December 3, 2001, the use of the FCC Registration Number (FRN) is mandatory. Failure to
register or include an FRN on your FCC Form 159 will result in your application being returned as
unprocessable. If you do not yet have an FRN, you can obtain one through the FCC’s Commission
Registration System’s (CORES) website: https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do, or by filling
out the registration form (Form 160) and submitting the registration form along with your payment and
FCC Form 159. Unless the payer and the applicant are the same person or entity, a separate FRN number
must be used for the payer FRN and the applicant FRN. If you are acting as an agent for an entity, and the
remittance (i.e., check or credit card) carries your name as an official designated to pay on behalf of the
entity, you must include the entity’s name both as payer and applicant in order to use the same FRN.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in your application being returned as unprocessable.

Please
note that transactions with the FCC require the use of the FCC FRN. Please have the FRN available
when contacting or submitting documents to the FCC.

Ways to obtain a FCC Form 159:
·
Go to http://www.fcc.gov/formpage.html.
·
Call the FCC’s Form Distribution Center at 1-800-418-FORM [3676].
·
Pick up the form at the Commission in Room TW-B200
·
Call CORES Helpdesk at 1-877-480-3201.
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If you were registered in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s Universal Licensing System (ULS)
and your registration included all the information we needed to issue a Registration Number, you have
already been pre-registered. You may want to check CORES to determine if you are still registered, or if
you have forgotten your registration number.
Ways to obtain an FCC Registration Number (FRN):
·
Go to the CORES website: https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do.
·
Check your pre-assigned number by selecting the Commission Registration System link at
http://transition.fcc.gov/fees/appfees.html: or directly from the CORES website at
https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do
·
File FCC Form 160, (CORES Registration). You may obtain the form at
http://www.fcc.gov/formpage.html or by calling the FCC’s CORES Helpdesk at 1-877-480-
3201. You may also pick up the form in Commission Room TW-B200. Mailing instructions
are on the form.
·
If you are unable to register electronically, you can still submit your application for a Registration Number
(FCC Form 160) directly to U.S. Bank (along with your filing documents and payment) or fax the FRN
registration form to the CORES Helpdesk at (202) 418-7869 for some filing procedures. U.S. Bank will
register you and you will receive a confirmation letter from the FCC through the U.S. Postal Service mail.

DEBT COLLECTION IMPROVEMENT ACT

In accordance with the Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA), the Commission will begin
withholding action on applications and other requests for benefits upon discovery that the entity
applying for or seeking benefits is delinquent in its non-tax debts owed to the Commission, and
dismiss such applications or requests if the delinquent debt is not resolved. Our application fee rules
have been amended to state that we will withhold action on applications or other requests if
payment of the delinquent debt is not made or satisfactory arrangements for payment are not made.

Those rule amendments are effective October 1, 2004.

REMITTANCE ADVICE - FCC FORM 159

The Remittance Advice, FCC Form 159, must accompany payment to the Federal Communications
Commission for Regulatory Fees, Application Processing Fees, Fines, Forfeitures, Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) billings or any other debt due to the FCC. The information on this form is collected and stored
in a database to ensure credit of full payment of monies due, to expedite any refunds due, and to service
public inquiries. Please refer to Part B/C of this guide for specific form requirements. Reproduced forms
are acceptable. FCC Form 159C is a remittance advice continuation sheet that must be used when paying
for more than two call signs in a single filing or when paying for multiple applicants in a single filing.
Each call sign and/or applicant must be listed separately on the FCC Form 159/FCC Form 159C.

METHOD OF PAYMENT (DO NOT SEND CASH)

Payment of fees may be made by check, bank draft, money order, credit card or wire transfer. If paying by
check, bank draft, money order or wire transfer, your remittance must be denominated in U.S. dollars,
drawn on a U.S. financial institution and made payable to "FCC." No postdated, altered or third party
checks will be accepted. No checks will be accepted for processing if older than six months. The
Commission will accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards.

Online credit
card payments are also acceptable. Online credit card payment is an available option when filing
electronic application submissions. If you choose this method of combined filing/payment, do not
send an FCC Form 159 to U.S. Bank.

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If paying by wire, applicants located in foreign countries should contact their local bank to determine what
U.S. financial institution their bank is affiliated with that will allow a transfer of funds. Please keep in
mind that there may be an additional transfer fee added from your bank for this service. If an additional
cost is required by your bank, and you have not included additional funds to cover this cost, it will be taken
out of the funds that will be transferred. This will result in your remaining transfer amount being
insufficient to cover the fee for the filing. Please check with your bank prior to completing this transaction
to determine their policy.
For further instructions in making payment by wire see our website at
http://transition.fcc.gov/fees/wiretran.html.
Payment of fees, fines, and other debts may also be made by electronic payment. This is designed
specifically for larger corporations capable of CPU/CPU communication. Under this method, the payer
bank wires funds directly to the Commission's lockbox bank. As with cash payments, the funds must be
wired from a U.S. financial institution. To obtain more information about electronic payment and how it
works, please contact the Revenue and Receivables Operations Group at (202) 418-1995. For further
information on making payment by electronic transfer see our website at
http://transition.fcc.gov/fees/electran.html.

NONFEEABLE APPLICATIONS

All nonfeeable, manually-filed applications filed in Washington, DC must be filed directly with the
Secretary's Office, Room TW-B204, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554 and should be captioned
Attention: International Bureau.

FEE EXEMPT APPLICATIONS

Please check the appropriate block on your application, and if you have not previously done so, provide
the proper documentation, as required, to certify that your application is fee exempt. 47 CFR, Part 1,
Section 1.1114 of the Commission's rules explains who qualifies as fee exempt.

MANAGING DIRECTOR DECISIONS

Requests for waivers, fee determinations, reconsiderations, applications for review, deferments, and
specific refund requests are referred directly to the Office of the Managing Director. Each request is
forwarded to the Office of General Counsel for review and legal determination. 47 CFR, Part 1, Sections
1.1113 & 1.1117 govern the Commission's policies in these instances. The requester will receive written
notification of the Managing Director's decision. These decisions are published monthly and are placed in
FCC Docket 86-285. All such requests must be submitted in writing to:
Managing Director
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW, Room 1-A625
Washington, DC 20554

WAIVERS, FEE DETERMINATIONS, AND DEFERRALS PROCESS

The required filing fee must be paid for the service requested using the normal process. All requests for
waivers of fees, and fee determinations are filed directly with the Managing Director in Washington, DC.
If the Commission grants the waiver request or the fee determination results in a lower fee, a refund will be
issued. Deferrals of fees are also filed in Washington, DC, and have a limit of up to six months with good
cause. Deferrals of fees are considered when the inability to pay the required fee is due to a financial
hardship (i.e., bankruptcy), and must be accompanied by supporting documentation.
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REFUND PROCESS

The appropriate Bureau/Office handles routine refund requests. When a Bureau/Office determines that a
refund is warranted, it is forwarded to the Office of the Managing Director, Revenue and Receivables
Operations Group for processing. The Revenue and Receivables Operations Group (RROG) handles all
approved refund requests. Once the refund request is approved, the refund process usually takes 7-10
business days. Once a request has been reviewed and processed by RROG, it is forwarded to the U.S.
Treasury in San Francisco, California where a check is issued to the payer of the remittance. For further
information on return or refund of charges, refer to 47 CFR, Part 1, Section 1.1113 of the Commission’s
Rules.

MAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Parties hand-delivering applications or filings may receive dated receipt copies of the application or filing
from the acceptance clerk at the time of delivery. Receipts will be provided for mail-in applications or
filings if an extra copy of the application or filing is provided along with a self-addressed, stamped
envelope. Only one piece of paper per application will be stamped for receipt purposes. A “stamp and
receipt” copy must be placed on top of the original package and clearly identified as a return copy.
When delivering feeable applications by hand or by courier, use the following address: Federal
Communications Commission, c/o U.S. Bank – Government Lockbox # 979093, SL-MO-C2-GL, 1005
Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101 (Attention: FCC Government Lockbox). This address is for
hand or courier delivery only. DO NOT use it for mailing applications. When using the address,
enclose the application package in an inner envelope marked with the correct Post Office Box
number. See the relevant Bureau/Office Fee Filing Guide for the correct Post Office Box number.

QUESTIONS

If you have questions regarding your application and/or fee, you may call toll free the FCC’s Consumer
Center at 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322). For information on CORES call the CORES Administrator
at 1-877-480-3201.

PART B:

I. Electronic Filing of Applications and Fees

The International Bureau requires electronic filing through the International Bureau Filing System
(MyIBFS) on all satellite space and earth applications and most international telecommunications
applications. The Bureau offers a choice of electronic or paper filing on the remaining international
telecommunications applications pending the availability of OMB approved electronic forms. It will
require electronic filing as such forms become available. Applicants who file electronically save an
average of 7 to 25 days of processing time over those who file on paper. Therefore, we strongly
encourage the filing of applications via MyIBFS. MyIBFS also offers the ability to make online
payments of fees for electronically filed applications using a credit card which yields for applicants
additional savings of processing time. For more information on MyIBFS or to begin using IBFS
interested parties should visit our website at http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/.
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Applications filed electronically receive an Application Submission ID number. The Submission ID
number should be entered in the

FCC Code 2 block

on the Form 159. IB does not use FCC Code 1
and this block should remain blank.
Specifically we offer electronic filing for the following types of applications:

ALL SATELLITE EARTH STATIONS -- Electronic Filing is REQUIRED for all application types


ALL SATELLITE SPACE STATIONS -- Electronic Filing is REQUIRED for all application types


INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS -- Electronic Filing is REQUIRED for the following International
Telecommunications applications, all others must be filed by paper:


IBFS

Rule

Name of Filing

Abbreviation

Brief Description

Section

INTERNATIONAL SECTON 214 AUTHORIZATION

International
ITC-214
Application for authorization to construct a new line, or acquire
§63.12
Telecommunications Certificate
or operate any line, or engage in transmission over or by means
§63.18
(ITC) -- Authorization
of such additional line for the provision of common carrier
§63.20
Application
communications services between the U.S., its territories or
possessions, and a foreign point.
International
ITC-ASG
Application for, or notification of, assignment of an
§63.24
Telecommunications Certificate
authorization, or a portion of it, from one entity to another.
(ITC) –Assignment
Following an assignment, the authorization will usually be held
by an entity other than the one to which it was originally granted.
International
ITC-T/C
Application for, or notification of, transfer of control of an
§63.24
Telecommunications Certificate
authorization. Following the transfer of control, the authorization
(ITC) -- Transfer of Control
remains held by the same entity, but there is a change in the entity
or entities that control the authorization holder.
International
ITC-STA
Application for immediate authority for temporary service or for
§63.25
Telecommunications Certificate
emergency service (Special Temporary Authority).
(ITC) -- Special Temporary
Authority

SUBMARINE CABLE LANDING LICENSE

Submarine Cable Landing
SCL-LIC
Application for authorization to land one or both ends of a cable
§1.767
License (SCL) – Application
in the territorial waters of the U.S.

IBFS

Name of Filing

Abbreviation

Brief Description

Rule Section

ACCOUNTING RATE CHANGE

International Accounting Rate
ARC-MOD
Request to initiate or modify an accounting rate
§64.1001
Change (ARC)
arrangement with a foreign carrier that possesses
market power, except for service on U.S. international
routes that are exempt from the international
settlements policy.

DATA NETWORK IDENTIFICATION CODE

Request for Assignment of Data
DNC-NEW
Request by any public network that wishes to operate
R&O in Docket
Network Identification Code
on an X.25 packet switch protocol and that
83-1230,
(DNC)
interconnects with another data network through an
104 FCC 2d 208,
X.70 interface, as detailed in the rules.
262-7, paras. 70-77
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(1986), recon. grtd
in part,
2 FCC Rcd 7375,
7378-80 paras. 26-
34 (1987)

FOREIGN CARRIER NOTIFICATION

Foreign Carrier Affiliation
FCN-NEW
Notification by an authorized international section 214
§63.11
Notification (FCN)
license holder, either prior to or after the
consummation of an investment resulting in a foreign
carrier affiliation, as detailed in the rules.

RECOGNIZED OPERATING AGENCY STATUS

Recognized Operating Agency
ROA-NEW
Mandatory filing for any individual or corporation,
International
Filings (ROA)
other than a government establishment, that seeks
Telecommunication
recognition to operate an international public
Convention
correspondence or radio service capable of causing
§63.701
harmful interference and upon which are imposed
R&O in Docket
obligations provided for in Article 44 of the
83-1230,
International Telecommunication Convention.
104 FCC 2d 208,
245-53, paras. 55-61
(1986), recon grtd
in part, 2 FCC Rcd
7375 (1987)

INTERNATIONAL SIGNALING POINT CODE

International Signaling Point
SPC-NEW
Request for assignment of International Signaling
ITU-T
Code Filings (SPC)
Point Codes (ISPCs) for Signaling System No. 7.
Recommendation
Q.708

PART C: SECTION 8 FEES

I. DEFINITIONS OF INTERNATIONAL AND SATELLITE SERVICES

INTERNATIONAL FIXED PUBLIC RADIO COMMUNICATION

INTERNATIONAL FIXED PUBLIC RADIO COMMUNICATION IS A FIXED SERVICE IN WHICH THE STATIONS ARE INTENDED TO
PROVIDE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN ANY ONE OF THE 50 STATES OR ANY U.S. POSSESSION AND ANY FOREIGN POINT.
IN ADDITION, RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE CONTIGUOUS 48 STATES IN CONNECTION WITH THE RELAYING OF
INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC BETWEEN STATIONS WHICH PROVIDE THE ABOVE SERVICE ARE ALSO DEEMED INTERNATIONAL
FIXED PUBLIC RADIO COMMUNICATION. RULES PERTINENT TO THIS SERVICE ARE LOCATED IN 47 CFR PART 23 OF THE
COMMISSION'S RULES.

FIXED SATELLITE TRANSMIT/RECEIVE EARTH STATIONS

FIXED SATELLITE TRANSMIT/RECEIVE EARTH STATIONS INCLUDE INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC EARTH STATIONS
OPERATING IN THE C-BAND, K-BAND, KA-BAND, ETC.. RULES PERTINENT TO THIS SERVICE ARE LOCATED IN 47 CFR PART 25 OF
THE COMMISSION'S RULES.
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FIXED SATELLITE SMALL TRANSMIT/RECEIVE EARTH STATIONS

SMALL TRANSMIT/RECEIVE EARTH STATIONS OPERATE IN THE 4/6 GHz FREQUENCY BANDS WITH ANTENNAS THAT ARE TWO
METERS OR LESS IN DIAMETER. RULES PERTINENT TO THIS SERVICE ARE LOCATED IN 47 CFR PART 25 OF THE COMMISSION'S
RULES.

FIXED SATELLITE RECEIVE-ONLY EARTH STATIONS

THESE STATIONS ARE REGISTERED OR LICENSED ONLY TO RECEIVE TRANSMISSIONS FROM SATELLITES. RULES PERTAINING
TO THESE EARTH STATIONS ARE LOCATED IN 47 CFR PART 25 SECTION 25.131 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.

FIXED SATELLITE VERY SMALL APERTURE TERMINAL (VSAT) SYSTEMS

VSAT SYSTEMS OPERATE IN THE 14.0-14.5 and 11.7-12.2 GHz FREQUENCY BANDS. ALTHOUGH VARIOUS SIZE SMALL VSAT
REMOTE EARTH STATIONS MAY BE USED, ALL VSAT REMOTE STATIONS OF A PARTICULAR SIZE MUST BE TECHNICALLY
IDENTICAL. BECAUSE THESE STATIONS OPERATE ON A PRIMARY BASIS, FREQUENCY COORDINATION WITH TERRESTRIAL
MICROWAVE SYSTEMS IS NOT REQUIRED. THUS, A SINGLE "BLANKET" APPLICATION MAY BE FILED FOR A SPECIFIED NUMBER
OF SMALL ANTENNAS AND ONE OR MORE HUB STATIONS, AT THE SAME SITE. RULES PERTINENT TO THIS SERVICE ARE
LOCATED IN 47 CFR PART 25 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.

MOBILE SATELLITE EARTH STATIONS

MOBILE SATELLITE EARTH STATIONS ARE INTENDED TO BE USED WHILE IN MOTION OR DURING HALTS AT UNSPECIFIED
POINTS. THESE STATIONS OPERATE AS PART OF A NETWORK THAT INCLUDES A FIXED HUB STATION OR STATIONS, AT THE
SAME SITE. THE NETWORK MAY PROVIDE A VARIETY OF LAND, MARITIME, AND AERONAUTICAL SERVICES. RULES PERTINENT
TO THIS SERVICE ARE LOCATED IN 47 CFR PART 25 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.

SPACE STATIONS (GEOSTATIONARY {GSO})

SATELLITE SERVICES USE RADIO TRANSMISSION BETWEEN AUTHORIZED GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITE SPACE STATIONS AND
EARTH STATIONS FOR COMMON CARRIER AND/OR NON-COMMON CARRIER COMMUNICATIONS. FCC AUTHORIZATION IS
REQUIRED TO LAUNCH AND OPERATE SPACE STATIONS. RULES PERTINENT TO THIS SERVICE ARE LOCATED IN 47 CFR PART 25
OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.

SPACE STATIONS (NON-GEOSTATIONARY {NGSO})

NGSO SPACE STATIONS ORBIT THE EARTH IN NON-GEOSTATIONARY ORBITS. BECAUSE A NGSO SATELLITE SYSTEM IS
GENERALLY COMPRISED OF A NUMBER OF TECHNICALLY IDENTICAL SPACE STATIONS, A "BLANKET" SYSTEM APPLICATION
MAY BE FILED FOR A SPECIFIED NUMBER OF SPACE STATIONS. THE SPACE STATIONS MAY TRANSMIT TO FIXED OR MOBILE
EARTH STATIONS FOR COMMON CARRIER AND/OR NON-COMMON CARRIER COMMUNICATIONS. RULES PERTINENT TO THIS
SERVICE ARE LOCATED IN 47 CFR PART 25 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.

SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS

SECTION 214 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT REQUIRES COMMON CARRIERS TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE THAT THE PUBLIC
CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY REQUIRE OR WILL REQUIRE CONSTRUCTION AND/OR OPERATION OF A LINE OF
COMMUNICATION, OR THE DISCONTINUANCE, REDUCTION OR IMPAIRMENT OF SERVICE. RULES PERTINENT TO THIS SERVICE
ARE LOCATED IN 47 CFR PART 63 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.

INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST STATIONS

AN INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST STATION EMPLOYS FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO THE BROADCASTING SERVICE BETWEEN
5,950 AND 26,100 KHZ. THE TRANSMISSIONS OF AN INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST STATION, WHICH ARE LICENSED TO NON-
GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES ONLY, ARE INTENDED TO BE RECEIVED DIRECTLY BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN FOREIGN
COUNTRIES. RULES PERTINENT TO THIS SERVICE ARE LOCATED IN 47 CFR PART 73 SECTION 73.701 OF THE COMMISSION'S
RULES.
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DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITES

THE DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE (DBS) SERVICE PERMITS SIGNALS TRANSMITTED OR RETRANSMITTED BY SPACE
STATIONS TO BE DIRECTLY RECEIVED BY THE PUBLIC. RULES PERTINENT TO THIS SERVICE ARE LOCATED IN 47 CFR PART 25
OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. DBS DOES NOT INCLUDE DIRECT-TO-HOME FIXED SATELLITE SERVICE (DTH/FSS). RULES
PERTINENT TO DTH/FSS SERVICE ARE LOCATED IN 47 CFR PART 25 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.

RECOGNIZED OPERATING AGENCY

A REQUEST FOR RECOGNIZED OPERATING AGENCY STATUS IS MANDATORY FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL OR CORPORATION, OTHER
THAN A GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHMENT, THAT SEEKS RECOGNITION TO OPERATE AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC
CORRESPONDENCE OR RADIO SERVICE CAPABLE OF CAUSING HARMFUL INTERFERENCE AND UPON WHICH ARE IMPOSED
OBLIGATIONS PROVIDED FOR IN ARTICLE 44 OF THE INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONVENTION. RULES
PERTINENT TO THIS SERVICE ARE LOCATED IN 47 CFR PART 63 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.

II. SECTION 8 FEE SCHEDULE AND FILING GUIDE

Mailing Address

International And Satellite Service

P.O. Box 979093

St. Louis, MO 63197-9000

1.International Fixed Public Radio
(Public & Control Stations) {CURRENTLY ONLY PAPER FILINGS ACCEPTED}
a. Initial Construction Permit
FCC 407 &
$875.00
CSN
(per station)
FCC 159
b.Assignment or Transfer
FCC 702 & FCC 159
$875.00
CSN
(per application)
or

FCC 704 & FCC 159
$875.00
CSN
c. Renewal (per license)
FCC 405 &
$635.00
CON

FCC 159


d. Modification (per station)
FCC 403
$635.00
CON

FCC 159

e. Extension of Construction
FCC 701 & FCC 159
$320.00
CKN
Authorization (per station)

f. Special Temporary Authority
Written Request &
$320.00
CKN
or Request for Waiver (per
FCC 159
request)




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2.Section 214 Applications
e-filing available on all application types except A
a. Overseas Cable Construction
Written Request &
$15,645.00
BIT

FCC 159

b. Cable Landing License
Written Request &
$1,760.00
CXT
(i) Common Carrier FCC 159

(ii) Non-Common Carriers
Written Request &
$17,405.00
BJT

FCC 159


c. All other International 214
Written Request &
$1,050.00
CUT

Applications
FCC 159
d. Special Temporary Authority
Written Request &
$1,050.00
CUT
(all services)
FCC 159


e. Assignments or Transfers
Written Request &
$1,050.00
CUT
(all services)
FCC 159


3.Fixed Satellite Transmit/Receive Earth Stations
e-filing required on all application types
a. Initial Application (per station)
FCC 312
$2,615.00
BAX

(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159
b. Modification of License
FCC 312
$180.00
CGX
(per station)
(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159
c. Assignment or Transfer
(i) First Station
FCC 312
$515.00
CNX

(Main & Schedule A)

& FCC 159

(ii) Each Additional Station
Attachment to
$175.00
CFX

FCC 312-Schedule A

& FCC 159

d. Renewal of License (per station)
FCC 312-R &
$180.00
CGX

FCC 159

e. Special Temporary Authority, or
FCC 312 Main &
$180.00
CGX
Waiver of Prior Construction
FCC 159
Authorization (per request)

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f. Amendment of Pending Application
FCC 312
$180.00
CGX
[per station]
(Main & Schedule A or B)

& FCC 159
g. Extension of Construction Permit
FCC 312 Main &
$180.00
CGX
(modification) (per station) FCC 159

4.Fixed Satellite Transmit/Receive Earth Stations
(2 meters or less operating in the 4/6 GHz frequency band)
e-filing required on all application types

a. Lead Application
FCC 312
$5,795.00
BDS

(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159
b. Routine Application
FCC 312
$60.00
CAS
(per station)
(Main & Schedule B) & FCC 159

c. Modification of License
FCC 312
$180.00
CGS
(per station)
(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

d. Assignment or Transfer
(i) First Station
FCC 312
$515.00
CNS

(Main & Schedule A)


& FCC 159

(ii) Each Additional
Attachment to
$60.00
CAS
Station
FCC 312-Schedule A

e. Renewal of License
FCC 312-R & FCC 159
$180.00
CGS
(per station)

f. Special Temporary Authority
FCC 312 & FCC 159
$180.00
CGS
(per request)

g. Amendment of Pending Application
FCC 312
$180.00
CGS
(per station)
(Main & Schedule A or B)

& FCC 159

h. Extension of Construction Permit
FCC 312 & FCC 159
$180.00
CGS
(modification) (per station)


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5.Receive Only Earth Stations
e-filing required on all application types except “G”
a. Initial Application for
FCC 312
$395.00
CMO
Registration or License
(Main & Schedule B)
(per station)
& FCC 159

b. Modification of License or
FCC 312
$180.00
CGO
Registration (per station)
(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

c. Assignment or Transfer
(i) First Station
FCC 312
$515.00
CNO
(Main & Schedule A)

& FCC 159
(ii) Each Additional Station
Attachment to FCC 312-
$175.00
CFO

Schedule A

d. Renewal of License
FCC 312-R & FCC 159
$180.00
CGO
(per station)


e. Amendment of Pending Application
FCC 312
$180.00
CGO
(per station)
(Main & Schedule A or B)

& FCC 159

f. Extension of Construction Permit
FCC 312 & FCC 159
$180.00
CGO
(modification) (per station)

g. Waivers (per request)
Written Request & FCC 159
$180.00
CGO

6.Fixed Satellite Very Small Aperture
e-filing required on all application types
Terminal (VSAT) Systems
a. Initial Application
FCC 312
$9,655.00
BGV
(per system)
(Main & Schedule B)
& FCC 159
b. Modification of License
FCC 312
$180.00
CGV
(per system)
(Main & Schedule B)


& FCC 159

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c. Assignment or Transfer
FCC 312
$2,585.00
CZV
of System
(Main & Schedule A)

& FCC 159

d. Renewal of License
FCC 312-R & FCC 159
$180.00
CGV
(per system)

e. Special Temporary Authority
FCC 312 & FCC 159
$180.00
CGV
(per request)

f. Amendment of Pending
FCC 312
$180.00
CGV
Application (per system)
(Main & Schedule A or B)

& FCC 159
g. Extension of Construction
FCC 312 & FCC 159
$180.00
CGV
Permit (modification) (per system)

7.Mobile Satellite Earth Stations
e-filing required on all application types
a. Initial Application of
FCC 312
$9,655.00
BGB
Blanket Authorization
(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

b. Initial Application for
FCC 312
$2,315.00
CYB
Individual Earth Station
(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

c. Modification of License
FCC 312
$180.00
CGB
(per system)
(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

d. Assignment or Transfer
FCC 312
$2,585.00
CZB
(per system)
(Main & Schedule A)

& FCC 159


e. Renewal of License
FCC 312-R & FCC 159
$180.00
CGB
(per system)

f. Special Temporary Authority
FCC 312 & FCC 159
$180.00
CGB
(per request)


g. Amendment of Pending Application
FCC 312
$180.00
CGB
(per system)
(Main & Schedule A or B)

& FCC 159

h.
Extension of Construction
FCC 312 & FCC 159
$180.00
CGB
Permit (modification) (per system)


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8.Space Stations (GSO)
e-filing required on all application types
a. Application for Authority to
Launch & Operate
(i) Initial Application
FCC 312 (Main),
$120,005.00
BNY
Schedule S & FCC 159

(ii) Replacement Satellite
FCC 312 (Main),
$120,005.00
BNY
Schedule S & FCC 159


b. Assignment or Transfer
FCC 312
$8,575.00
BFY
(per satellite)
(Main & Schedule A)

& FCC 159

c. Modification
(per satellite)
FCC 312 (Main)

$8,575.00
BFY

Schedule S (if needed)

& FCC 159
d. Special Temporary Authority
FCC 312 Main &
$860.00
CRY
(per request)
Schedule S (if needed)

FCC 159

e. Amendment of Pending Application
FCC 312 (Main)
$1,715.00
CWY
(per satellite)
Schedule S (if needed)

& FCC 159


f. Extension of Launch Authority
FCC 312 (Main) & FCC 159
$860.00
CRY
(modification) (per satellite)

9. Space Stations (NGSO)
e-filing required on all application types
a. Application for Authority to
FCC 312 (Main)
$413,295.00
CLW
Launch and Operate (per system
Schedule S & FCC 159
of technically identical satellites)
b. Assignment or Transfer
FCC 312 (Main)
$11,815.00
CZW
(per request)
Schedule A & FCC 159


c. Modification (per request)
FCC 312 (Main)
$29,525.00
CGW

Schedule S (if needed)



& FCC 159

d. Special Temporary Authority
FCC 312 (Main) & FCC 159
$2,960.00
CXW
(per request)

e. Amendment of Pending
FCC 312 (Main)
$5,910.00
CAW
Application (per request)
Schedule S (if needed)

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& FCC 159

f. Extension of Launch Authority
FCC 312 (Main)
$2,960.00
CXW
(modification) (per request) & FCC 159


10. Direct Broadcast Satellites
e-filing required on all application types
a. Authorization to Construct
FCC 312 (Main),
$3,485.00
MTD
or Major Modification (per request) Schedule S & FCC 159


b. Construction Permit and
FCC 312 (Main) ,
$33,790.00
MXD
Launch Authority (per request)
Schedule S & FCC 159

c. License to Operate
FCC 312 (Main),
$970.00
MPD
(per request)
Schedule S & FCC 159

d. Special Temporary Authorization FCC 312 (Main) & FCC 159
$175.00
MGD
(per request)

11. International Broadcast Stations {CURRENTLY ONLY PAPER FILINGS ACCEPTED}
a. New Station and Facilities
FCC 309 & FCC 159
$2,925.00
MSN
Change Construction Permit
(per application)



b. New License FCC 310 & FCC 159
$665.00
MNN
(per application)

c. License Renewal FCC 311 & FCC 159
$165.00
MFN
(per application)


d. License Assignment or
FCC 314
$105.00
MCN
Transfer of Control
FCC 315
$105.00
MCN

(per station license)
FCC 316 & FCC 159
$105.00
MCN
e. Frequency Assignment &
Written Request & FCC 159
$60.00
MAN
Coordination (per frequency hour)

f. Special Temporary Authorization Written Request &
$175.00
MGN
(per application)
FCC 159
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12. Permit to Deliver Programs to
Foreign Broadcast Stations (per application) {CURRENTLY ONLY PAPER FILINGS ACCEPTED}
a. Commercial Television Stations
FCC 308 & FCC 159
$95.00
MBT


b. Commercial AM or FM
FCC 308
$95.00
MBR
Radio Stations
& FCC 159
13. Recognized Operating Agency
Written Request & FCC 159
$1,050.00
CUG
(per application)


ENDNOTES TO SECTION 8 FEE FILING CHART

1
REQUESTS FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA) WILL NORMALLY BE FILED
ELECTRONICALLY, VIA IBFS, USING FORM 312 AND FORM 159 WITH THE APPROPRIATE
FEE. HOWEVER, IN CASES OF EMERGENCY, STAs CAN BE REQUESTED VIA TELEPHONE
FOLLOWED BY ELECTRONIC FILING.
2
THESE REQUESTS ARE IDENTIFIED BY THE NEED TO ALSO REQUEST A CABLE
LANDING LICENSE FROM THE PRESIDENT BEFORE OPERATION MAY BEGIN.
3
APPLICANTS REQUESTING A TRANSFER OF CONTROL OR ASSIGNMENT OF A
DOMESTIC RECEIVE-ONLY EARTH STATION REGISTRATION ARE NOT REQUIRED PAY A
FILING FEE. THESE APPLICANTS SHOULD FILE ELECTRONICALLY, BUT SELECT ‘NO’ IN
RESPONSE TO QUESTION 17c ON FCC FORM 312 (MAIN FORM & SCHEDULE A), AND
SELECT ‘OTHER’ WITH ‘NO FEE REQUIRED’ AS THE EXPLANATION.
4
EACH SUCH REQUEST, REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF COMMUNICATIONS
CHANNELS REQUESTED, WILL REQUIRE ONE FEE. WHERE A COMMON CARRIER MUST
FILE A SECTION 214 APPLICATION AND ANOTHER APPLICATION FOR A RADIO LICENSE
THAT IS ALSO CHARGEABLE UNDER SECTION 8 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT, BOTH
SUCH CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED. A FEE IS NOT REQUIRED FOR REQUESTS FOR
REDUCTION OR DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE, NOR FOR SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS
SUBMITTED PURELY FOR MODIFICATION PURPOSES.
5
A MAJOR CHANGE WILL BE CONSIDERED AS ANY MODIFICATION INVOLVING A
SIGNIFICANT, ADDITIONAL USE OF THE ORBIT/SPECTRUM RESOURCE.
6
A FREQUENCY HOUR IS A SPECIFIC HOUR (OR FRACTION THEREOF) OF THE DAY
DURING WHICH A STATION MAY BROADCAST DAILY ON A PARTICULAR FREQUENCY
DURING A PARTICULAR SEASON. THERE ARE TWO SEASONS DURING THE YEAR.
SEASON A STARTS THE LAST SUNDAY IN MARCH AND ENDS THE LAST SUNDAY IN
OCTOBER. SEASON B STARTS THE LAST SUNDAY IN OCTOBER AND ENDS THE LAST
SUNDAY IN MARCH. THERE IS A TENTATIVE AND FINAL FREQUENCY HOUR REQUEST
SUBMITTED BY EACH APPLICANT FOR EACH SEASON. THESE REQUESTS ARE
COORDINATED WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS IN ORDER TO AVOID MUTUAL
INTERFERENCE.
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7
A FEE IS CHARGED FOR EACH FINAL FREQUENCY HOUR REQUEST SUBMITTED FOR
EACH SEASON. THE TOTAL FEE IS DETERMINED BY ADDING ALL OF THE FREQUENCY
HOURS REQUESTED AND THEN MULTIPLYING THAT TOTAL BY THE FEE PER FREQUENCY
HOUR. ANY FRACTION OF A FREQUENCY HOUR IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF FREQUENCY
HOURS REQUESTED IS ROUNDED TO THE NEXT HIGHER WHOLE NUMBER. FOR
EXAMPLE, A STATION SEEKING TO USE 6185 kHz DURING THE HOURS (TIME-UTC) 0230 -
1200 AND 1630 - 2115 WOULD BE REQUESTING A TOTAL OF 14.25 FREQUENCY HOURS
(9.5+4.75). THE TOTAL FEE CHARGED WOULD BE 15 TIMES THE FEE PER FREQUENCY
HOUR.
8
THE FEE PER FREQUENCY HOUR WILL ALSO BE CHARGED FOR ADDITIONAL OR
CHANGED FREQUENCY HOUR REQUESTS SUBMITTED BY APPLICANTS AFTER THE FINAL
REQUEST HAS BEEN SUBMITTED OR AFTER THE FINAL REQUEST HAS BEEN SUBMITTED
OR AFTER THE SEASON HAS STARTED. IF THE ADDITIONS OR CHANGES ARE
REQUESTED BY THE COMMISSION, NO FEE WILL BE CHARGED.
9
IF THE APPLICANT HOLDS A VALID BROADCAST STATION PERMIT OR LICENSE, AN
INFORMAL APPLICATION IN LETTER FORM MAY BE USED IN LIEU OF FCC FORM 308, IN
ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 73.3545 OF THE RULES. THE FEE IS ALSO REQUIRED WITH
LETTER SUBMISSIONS.
10
APPLICANTS MAY SUBMIT ONE FORM 159 WITH MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS OF THE
SAME SERVICE, FACILITY, OR ACTION IN THESE CATEGORIES.
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