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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 July 3, 2014

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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). Go to www.fcc.gov and click on the FCC Registration Number (FRN)

link on the right to load the Commission Registration System (CORES) page. 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.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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/.

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

§63.12

Telecommunications Certificate

acquire or operate any line, or engage in transmission over or

§63.18

(ITC) -- Authorization

by means of such additional line for the provision of common

§63.20

Application

carrier 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

(ITC) -- Transfer of Control

authorization remains held by the same entity, but there is a

change in the entity or entities that control the authorization

holder.

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International

ITC-STA

Application for immediate authority for temporary service or

§63.25

Telecommunications Certificate

for 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

§1.767

License (SCL) – Application

cable 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

DNC-NEW

Request by any public network that wishes to operate

R&O in Docket

Data Network Identification

on an X.25 packet switch protocol and that

83-1230,

Code (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

(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

§63.11

Notification (FCN)

214 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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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 &

$945.00

CSN

(per station)

FCC 159

b. Assignment or Transfer

FCC 702 & FCC 159

$945.00

CSN

(per application)

or

FCC 704 & FCC 159

$945.00

CSN

c.

Renewal (per license)

FCC 405 &

$690.00

CON

FCC 159

d.

Modification (per station)

FCC 403

$690.00

CON

FCC 159

e.

Extension of Construction

FCC 701 & FCC 159

$345.00

CKN

Authorization (per station)

f.

Special Temporary Authority

Written Request &

$345.00

CKN

or Request for Waiver (per

FCC 159

request)

2.Section 214 Applications

e-filing available on all application types except A

a.

Overseas Cable Construction

Written Request &

$16,905.00 BIT

FCC 159

b.

Cable Landing License

Written Request &

$1,900.00

CXT

(i) Common Carrier FCC 159

(ii) Non-Common Carriers

Written Request &

$18,800.00 BJT

FCC 159

c.

All other International 214

Written Request &

$1,130.00

CUT

Applications

FCC 159

d.

Special Temporary Authority

Written Request &

$1,130.00

CUT

(all services)

FCC 159

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e. Assignments or Transfers

Written Request &

$1,130.00

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

$2,825.00 BAX

(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

b.

Modification of License

FCC 312

$195.00

CGX

(per station)

(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

c.

Assignment or Transfer

(i) First Station

FCC 312

$560.00

CNX

(Main & Schedule A)

& FCC 159

(ii) Each Additional Station

Attachment to

$190.00

CFX

FCC 312-Schedule A

& FCC 159

d.

Renewal of License (per station)

FCC 312-R &

$195.00

CGX

FCC 159

e.

Special Temporary Authority, or FCC 312 Main &

$195.00

CGX

Waiver of Prior Construction

FCC 159

Authorization (per request)

f.

Amendment of Pending Application

FCC 312

$195.00

CGX

[per station]

(Main & Schedule A or B)

& FCC 159

g.

Extension of Construction Permit FCC 312 Main &

$195.00

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

$6,260.00

BDS

(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

b.

Routine Application

FCC 312

$65.00

CAS

(per station)

(Main & Schedule B) & FCC 159

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c.

Modification of License

FCC 312

$195.00

CGS

(per station)

(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

d.

Assignment or Transfer

(i) First Station

FCC 312

$560.00

CNS

(Main & Schedule A)

& FCC 159

(ii) Each Additional

Attachment to

$65.00

CAS

Station

FCC 312-Schedule A

e.

Renewal of License

FCC 312-R & FCC 159

$195.00

CGS

(per station)

f.

Special Temporary Authority

FCC 312 & FCC 159

$195.00

CGS

(per request)

g.

Amendment of Pending Application

FCC 312

$195.00

CGS

(per station)

(Main & Schedule A or B)

& FCC 159

h.

Extension of Construction Permit

FCC 312 & FCC 159

$195.00

CGS

(modification) (per station)

5.Receive Only Earth Stations

e-filing required on all application types except “G”

a.

Initial Application for

FCC 312

$430.00

CMO

Registration or License

(Main & Schedule B)

(per station)

& FCC 159

b.

Modification of License or

FCC 312

$195.00

CGO

Registration (per station)

(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

c.

Assignment or Transfer

(i) First Station

FCC 312

$560.00

CNO

(Main & Schedule A)

& FCC 159

(ii) Each Additional Station

Attachment to FCC 312-

$190.00

CFO

Schedule A

d.

Renewal of License

FCC 312-R & FCC 159

$195.00

CGO

(per station)

e.

Amendment of Pending Application

FCC 312

$195.00

CGO

(per station)

(Main & Schedule A or B)

& FCC 159

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f.

Extension of Construction Permit

FCC 312 & FCC 159

$195.00

CGO

(modification) (per station)

g.

Waivers (per request)

Written Request & FCC 159

$195.00

CGO

6.Fixed Satellite Very Small Aperture

e-filing required on all application types

Terminal (VSAT) Systems

a.

Initial Application

FCC 312

$10,430.00

BGV

(per system)

(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

b.

Modification of License

FCC 312

$195.00

CGV

(per system)

(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

c.

Assignment or Transfer

FCC 312

$2,790.00

CZV

of System

(Main & Schedule A)

& FCC 159

d.

Renewal of License

FCC 312-R & FCC 159

$195.00

CGV

(per system)

e.

Special Temporary Authority

FCC 312 & FCC 159

$195.00

CGV

(per request)

f.

Amendment of Pending

FCC 312

$195.00

CGV

Application (per system)

(Main & Schedule A or B)

& FCC 159

g.

Extension of Construction

FCC 312 & FCC 159

$195.00

CGV

Permit (modification) (per system)

7.Mobile Satellite Earth Stations

e-filing required on all application types

a.

Initial Application of

FCC 312

$10,430.00

BGB

Blanket Authorization

(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

b.

Initial Application for

FCC 312

$2,505.00

CYB

Individual Earth Station

(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

c.

Modification of License

FCC 312

$195.00

CGB

(per system)

(Main & Schedule B)

& FCC 159

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d.

Assignment or Transfer

FCC 312

$2,790.00

CZB

(per system)

(Main & Schedule A)

& FCC 159

e.

Renewal of License

FCC 312-R & FCC 159

$195.00

CGB

(per system)

f.

Special Temporary Authority

FCC 312 & FCC 159

$195.00

CGB

(per request)

g.

Amendment of Pending Application

FCC 312

$195.00

CGB

(per system)

(Main & Schedule A or B)

& FCC 159

h.

Extension of Construction

FCC 312 & FCC 159

$195.00

CGB

Permit (modification) (per system)

8.Space Stations (GSO)

e-filing required on all application types

a.

Application for Authority to

Launch & Operate

(i) Initial Application

FCC 312 (Main),

$129,645.00

BNY

Schedule S & FCC 159

(ii) Replacement Satellite

FCC 312 (Main),

$129,645.00

BNY

Schedule S & FCC 159

b.

Assignment or Transfer

FCC 312

$9,265.00

BFY

(per satellite)

(Main & Schedule A)

& FCC 159

c.

Modification

(per satellite)

FCC 312 (Main)

$9,265.00

BFY

Schedule S (if needed)

& FCC 159

d.

Special Temporary Authority

FCC 312 Main &

$930.00

CRY

(per request)

Schedule S (if needed)

FCC 159

e.

Amendment of Pending Application

FCC 312 (Main)

$1,855.00

CWY

(per satellite)

Schedule S (if needed)

& FCC 159

f.

Extension of Launch Authority

FCC 312 (Main) & FCC 159

$930.00

CRY

(modification) (per satellite)

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9. Space Stations (NGSO)

e-filing required on all application types

a.

Application for Authority to

FCC 312 (Main)

$446,500.00

CLW

Launch and Operate (per system

Schedule S & FCC 159

of technically identical satellites)

b.

Assignment or Transfer

FCC 312 (Main)

$12,765.00

CZW

(per request)

Schedule A & FCC 159

c.

Modification (per request)

FCC 312 (Main)

$31,895.00

CGW

Schedule S (if needed)

& FCC 159

d. Special Temporary Authority

FCC 312 (Main) & FCC 159

$3,195.00

CXW

(per request)

e.

Amendment of Pending

FCC 312 (Main)

$6,385.00

CAW

Application (per request)

Schedule S (if needed)

& FCC 159

f.

Extension of Launch Authority

FCC 312 (Main)

$3,195.00

CXW

(modification) (per request)

& FCC 159

10. Direct Broadcast Satellites

e-filing required on all application types

a.

Authorization to Construct

FCC 312 (Main),

$3,760.00

MTD

or Major Modification (per request)

Schedule S & FCC 159

b.

Construction Permit and

FCC 312 (Main) ,

$36,505.00

MXD

Launch Authority (per request)

Schedule S & FCC 159

c.

License to Operate

FCC 312 (Main),

$1,050.00

MPD

(per request)

Schedule S & FCC 159

d.

Special Temporary Authorization FCC 312 (Main) & FCC 159

$190.00

MGD

(per request)

11. International Broadcast Stations {CURRENTLY ONLY PAPER FILINGS ACCEPTED}

a.

New Station and Facilities

FCC 309 & FCC 159

$3,160.00

MSN

Change Construction Permit

(per application)

b.

New License FCC 310 & FCC 159

$715.00

MNN

(per application)

c.

License Renewal FCC 311 & FCC 159

$180.00

MFN

(per application)

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d.

License Assignment or

FCC 314

$115.00

MCN

Transfer of Control

FCC 315

$115.00

MCN

(per station license)

FCC 316 & FCC 159

$115.00

MCN

e.

Frequency Assignment &

Written Request & FCC 159

$65.00

MAN

Coordination (per frequency hour)

f.

Special Temporary Authorization Written Request &

$190.00

MGN

(per application)

FCC 159

12. Permit to Deliver Programs to

Foreign Broadcast Stations (per application) {CURRENTLY ONLY PAPER FILINGS ACCEPTED}

a.

Commercial Television Stations

FCC 308 & FCC 159

$105.00

MBT

b. Commercial AM or FM

FCC 308

$105.00

MBR

Radio Stations

& FCC 159

13. Recognized Operating Agency

Written Request & FCC 159

$1,130.00

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

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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.

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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