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Fee Filer Is Open For Payment Of FY 2014 Regulatory Fees

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Released: August 29, 2014
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PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

445 12th St., S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20554

DA 14-1261

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.

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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

(DCIA).”4

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

REGULATORY FEES

FACT SHEET: WHAT YOU OWE - COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICES—FY2014

FACT SHEET: WHAT YOU OWE - INTERNATIONAL AND SATELLITE SERVICES

LICENSEES—FY2014

PUBLIC NOTICE: SUBMARINE CABLE SYSTEMS—FY2014

FACT SHEET: WHAT YOU OWE - INTERSTATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE

PROVIDERS—FY2014

FACT SHEET: WAIVERS, REDUCTIONS AND DEFERMENTS OF REGULATORY FEES—

FY2014

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

States.

5 47 C.F.R. § 1.1940(d).

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

ARINQUIRIES@FCC.GOV.

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