Due Date of FY 2012 Regulatory Fees Public Notice
Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
August 13, 2012
FY 2012 Regulatory Fees Due No Later Than September 13, 2012, Eastern Time (ET)The Federal Communications Commission announced today that licensees and regulatees who are
required to pay annual regulatory fees (“Filers”) must make their FY 2012 payments no later than
September 13, 2012. Filers must ensure that their regulatory fee payments are RECEIVED at the
Commission’s St. Louis, Missouri address by 11:59 PM on September 13, 2012, Eastern Daylight
Time, to avoid incurring a 25 percent late-payment penalty, along with interest and other fees. All
payments must include a FCC Registration Number (FRN) in order to be processed.
As set forth in 47 U.S.C. 159(a), the Commission is required by Congress to collect regulatory fees to
recover the regulatory costs associated with its enforcement, policy and rulemaking, user information,
and international activities. Licensees and regulatees are assessed fees calculated as set forth in (See
Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2012, Report and Order, 77 FR 46307 at
¶ 4 (August 3, 2012)). The Commission also publishes industry-specific guidance in Who Owes Fees
& What is My Fee FY 2012, which can be found on the Commission website at
Filers should visit the Commission’s Internet web site at http://transition.fcc.gov/fees/regfees.html to
gather specific information about their FY 2012 regulatory fees, and to begin the filing and payment
For additional information on regulatory fees, Filers may contact the FCC Financial Operations Help
Desk at (877) 480-3201, Option 4.
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