Fee Filer Is Open For Payment Of FY 2014 Regulatory Fees
Federal Communications Commission
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445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
August 29, 2014
FEE FILER IS OPEN FOR PAYMENT OF
FY 2014 REGULATORY FEES
FY 2014 REGULATORY FEES ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
On August 29, 2014, the Commission released Assessment of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year
(FY) 2014, Report and Order (FY 2014 Regulatory Fees Report and Order), available for
viewing at http://www.fcc.gov/regfees. This Public Notice announces the opening of the
Commission’s automated filing and payment system (Fee Filer) for FY 2014 regulatory fees.
While FY 2014 regulatory fees will not become effective until the rulemaking is published in the
Federal Register, regulatees at their own discretion, may submit payments at any time before the
effective due date of FY 2014 regulatory fees. Please note that regulatory fee payments must
be RECEIVED by the Commission no later than 11:59 PM, Eastern Daylight Time, on
September 23, 2014.1
Commission licensees and regulatees should consult the 2014 Regulatory Fees Report and Order
for specific information concerning regulatory fee payment obligations, the regulatory fee
process, and regulatory fee requirements for payment. The Commission also publishes industry-
specific guidance in Who Owes Fees & What Is My FY 2014 Fee, which can be found on the
Commission website at http://www.fcc.gov/regfees. These industry-specific Fact Sheets will be
posted at the above website by August 29, 2014.
Section 9(c) of the Act requires the Commission to impose a late payment penalty of 25 percent
of the unpaid amount to be assessed on the first day following the deadline for filing these fees.2
Failure to pay regulatory fees and/or any late penalty will subject regulatees to sanctions,
including those set forth in section 1.1910 of the Commission’s rules,3 which generally requires
the Commission to withhold action on “applications, including petitions for reconsideration, any
1 Checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks are no longer accepted as means of payment for regulatory
fees. As a result, it is the responsibility of licensees to make sure that their electronic payments are made
timely and the transaction is completed by the due date.
2 47 U.S.C. § 159(c).
3 See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1910.
application for review of a fee determination, or requests for authorization by any entity found to
be delinquent in its debt to the Commission and in the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996
The Commission also assesses administrative processing charges on delinquent debts
to recover additional costs incurred in processing and handling the debt pursuant to the DCIA
and section 1.1940(d) of the Commission’s rules.5
These administrative processing charges will
be assessed on any delinquent regulatory fee, in addition to the 25 percent late charge penalty. In
the case of partial payments (underpayments) of regulatory fees, the payor will be given credit
for the amount paid, but if it is later determined that the fee paid is incorrect or not timely paid,
then the 25 percent late charge penalty (and other charges and/or sanctions, as appropriate) will
be assessed on the portion that is not paid in a timely manner.
OTHER QUESTIONS REGARDING REGULATORY FEES
The following Fact Sheets are also available at http://www.fcc.gov/regfees to help licensees with
their regulatory fee obligations:
PUBLIC NOTICE – FY 2014 REGULATORY FEES PAYMENTS AND PROCEDURES
FACT SHEET: WHAT YOU OWE - CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEMS—FY2014
FACT SHEET: WHAT YOU OWE - MEDIA SERVICES LICENSEES—FY2014
FCC LOOK-UP WEBSITE FOR MEDIA SERVICES LICENSEES OWING FY 2014
FACT SHEET: WHAT YOU OWE - COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICES—FY2014
FACT SHEET: WHAT YOU OWE - INTERNATIONAL AND SATELLITE SERVICES
PUBLIC NOTICE: SUBMARINE CABLE SYSTEMS—FY2014
FACT SHEET: WHAT YOU OWE - INTERSTATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
FACT SHEET: WAIVERS, REDUCTIONS AND DEFERMENTS OF REGULATORY FEES—
FACT SHEET: REGULATORY FEE EXEMPTIONS—FY2014
4 Delinquent debt owed to the Commission triggers the “red light rule”, which places a hold on the
processing of pending applications, fee offsets, and pending disbursement payments.
47 C.F.R. §§
1.1910, 1.1911, 1.1912. In 2004, the Commission adopted rules implementing the requirements of the
DCIA. See Amendment of Parts 0 and 1 of the Commission’s Rules, MD Docket No. 02-339, Report and
Order, 19 FCC Rcd 6540 (2004); 47 C.F.R. Part 1, Subpart O, Collection of Claims Owed the United
5 47 C.F.R. § 1.1940(d).
Licensees and regulatees should contact the Commission’s Financial Operations Help Desk with
inquiries regarding regulatory fees at (877) 480-3201 Option 4 or e-mail inquiries to
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