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Released: July 14, 2014
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

APPLICATION FEE FILING GUIDE

FOR

MEDIA BUREAU

COMMERCIAL TELEVISION STATIONS

FM BOOSTER STATIONS

COMMERCIAL AM RADIO STATIONS

CARS STATIONS

COMMERCIAL FM RADIO STATIONS

CABLE SPECIAL RELIEF PETITION

FM TRANSLATOR STATIONS

CABLE COMMUNITY REGISTRATION

TV TRANSLATORS AND LPTV STATIONS

AERONAUTICAL FREQUENCY NOTIFICATION

CLASS A TELEVISION STATIONS

SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORIZATION

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 1, 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.

Effective July 3, 2014

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INTRODUCTION

The authority for the Federal Communications 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 all of the application fee filing requirements

for the Media Bureau. It is meant to be a handy reference of the services and requests for FCC actions that are subject to a

fee. The guide contains a breakdown of the types of applications, form numbers, fee amounts, payment type codes, and the

mailing address for each service provided.

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, of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Copies of the CFR may be purchased from the U.S.

Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328, Telephone

(202) 512-1800. Additional copies of this guide may be obtained without charge by calling (202) 418-3676, outside the

Washington area (800) 418-3676. All fees are subject to modification as required by Congress.

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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 website listed below, 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. Therefore, please have the FRN available when

contacting or submitting electronic or paper documents to the FCC.

Ways to obtain a FCC Form 159:

Go to http://www.fcc.gov/forms.

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.

Ways to obtain an FCC Registration Number (FRN):

Go to www.fcc.gov, click on E-Filing at the top of the page, and scroll down to the CORES

Registration link.

Check your pre-assigned number at www.fcc.gov, click on E-Filing at the top of the page, and

scroll down to the CORES Registration link.

File FCC Form 160, (CORES Registration). You may obtain the form at

http://www.fcc.gov/forms 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

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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 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://www.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://www.fcc.gov/fees/electran.html.

NONFEEABLE APPLICATIONS

All nonfeeable 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: Media 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.

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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, 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.

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 Media Bureau feeable applications by hand or by courier, use the following address: Federal

Communications Commission, c/o U.S. Bank – Government Lockbox # 979089, 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. For the Lockbox # for feeable applications for

Bureaus other than Media Bureau, see the relevant Bureau/Office Fee Filing Guide .

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 – SECTION 8 FEES

MEDIA BUREAU SERVICES

Parties seeking Commission authorit

y to construct a new broadcast station; to make changes in authorized facilities; to initially

obtain, renew or assign a broadcast station license; or to transfer control of a broadcast station license, must submit a written

application to the Commission.

Parties seeking to initially obtain, renew, or assign a CARS station license; or to transfer control of a

CARS station license, must submit a written application to the Commission. Generally, the form for such application is prescribed

by the Commission

so as to elicit the information necessary for it to determine whether the applicant possesses the qualifications to

be or remain a licensee and whether a grant of the application would serve the public interest, convenience and necessity. Cable

systems mu

st file a Cable Community Registration prior to commencing operation in a community unit. Multichannel Video

Programming Distributors (MVPDs), not just cable systems, must file an Aeronautical Frequency Notification prior to using the

aeronautical frequen

cies on their system. Petitions for Special Relief or Requests for Special Temporary Authority (STA) may also

be filed.

COMMERCIAL TELEVISION STATIONS

A commercial television station is any UHF or VHF station, other than those classified by the FCC as

noncommercial educational

stations.

COMMERCIAL AM/FM RADIO STATIONS

A commercial radio station is any AM or FM radio station, other than those stations which would qualify as non-

commercial

educational stations.

FM TRANSLATORS

An FM translator stat

ion retransmits the signals of an FM radio broadcast station or another FM broadcast translator station without

significantly altering any characteristics of the incoming signal other than its frequency and amplitude for the purpose of providing

FM reception to the general public.

TV TRANSLATORS AND LPTV STATIONS

TV translators are stations operated in the broadcast services for the purposes of retransmitting the programs and signals of a

television broadcast station, without significantly altering any c

haracteristic of the original signal other than its frequency and

amplitude, for the purpose of providing television reception to the general public. A low power TV (LPTV) station may retransmit

the programs and signals of a TV broadcast station and may originate programming and/or operate as a subscription service.

CLASS A TELEVISION STATIONS

A Class A television station is any UHF or VHF low power station that met the programming and operational standards set forth in

the Community Broadcasters Protection Act of 1999 and is broadcasting a minimum of 18 hours per week and an average of at least

three hours per week of locally produced programming each quarter.

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FM BOOSTER STATIONS

FM broadcast booster stations operate for the sole purpose of retransm

itting the signals of an FM radio broadcast station by

amplifying and reradiating such signals without significantly altering any characteristic of the incoming signal other than its

amplitude. Only permittees and licensees of primary FM broadcast station

s may apply for FM broadcast booster station

authorizations.

CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS).

A CARS station is used for the transmission of television and related audio signals, signals of standard and FM broadcast stations,

signals of instruc

tional television fixed stations, and cablecasting from the point of reception to a terminal point from which the

signals are distributed to the public by the cable system.

SPECIAL RELIEF PETITIONS

On petition for special relief by any interested perso

n, the Commission may waive any provision of the rules relating to cable

television systems or issue a ruling on a complaint or disputed question. A fee will be charged for Cable Special Relief Petitions

filed according to Section 76.7 of the Rules seeking the imposition of special requirements beyond those provided for in the rules.

CABLE COMMUNITY REGISTRATION

A Cable Community Registration (Form 322) must be filed electronically prior to commencing operations, to provide the

Commission with an identi

fication of the system's operator, a description of the television broadcast signals to be carried, and certain

other information called for by Section 76.1801 (formerly Section 76.12) of the Rules. To file for a Cable Community Unit Id

(CUID) visit COALS website at: www.fcc.gov/coals.

AERONAUTICAL FREQUENCY NOTIFICATIONS

Cable Operator

FCC Form 321 must be filed electronically by the operator of a cable television system, informing the Commission of its intended

usage, in accord with Sections 76.610 - 76.617, and Section 76.1803 of the Rules, of frequencies in the aeronautical bands 108 -

137

and 225 -

400 MHz, as well as providing other information called for by Section 76.1804 of the Rules. To file an Aeronautical

Frequency Notification (AFN) visit the COALS website at: www.fcc.gov/coals.

Non-Cable MVPD

Non-

Cable MVPDs planning to use the frequencies in the aeronautical radio communications or navigational frequency bands must

notify the Commission prior to the activation of these frequencies.

The aeronautical operational requirements in the aeronautical

bands are contained in 47 C.F.R. § 76.1804. To file an Aeronautical Frequency Notification (AFN) visit the COALS website at:

www.fcc.gov/coals.

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PART B – SECTION 8 FEE SCHEDULE AND FILING GUIDE

Mailing Address

Federal Communications Commission

Media Bureau

P.O. Box 979089

St. Louis, MO 63197-9000

COMMERCIAL TELEVISION STATIONS

TYPE OF APPLICATION

FORM #

FEE AMOUNT

FEE CODE

NEW OR MAJOR CHANGE

301 & 159**

$4,695.00/ application

MVT

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

MINOR CHANGE

301 & 159**

$1,050.00/ application

MPT

MAIN STUDIO REQUEST

159 & Corres.

$1,050.00/ request

MPT

NEW LICENSE 1

302-DTV &

$315.00/ application

MJT

159**

LICENSE RENEWAL

303-S & 159**

$190.00/ application

MGT

LICENSE ASSIGNMENT

314 & 159**

$1,050.00/station

MPT *

(long form)

316 & 159**

$150.00/station

MDT *

(short form)

TRANSFER OF CONTROL

315 & 159**

$1,050.00/station

MPT *

(long form)

316 & 159**

$150.00/station

MDT *

(short form)

CALL SIGN 2

380 & 159** $105.00/ application

MBT

* Multiples acceptable within the same post office box.

**Electronic

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COMMERCIAL TELEVISION STATIONS (continued)

TYPE OF APPLICATION

FORM #

FEE AMOUNT

FEE CODE

SPECIAL TEMPORARY

159 & Corres.

$190.00/ application

MGT

See Footnote 4

AUTHORITY 3

PETITION FOR RULEMAKING

301 & 159/**

$2,900.00/ petition

MRT

See Footnote 5

FOR NEW COMMUNITY OF

302-TV & 159

LICENSE 5

OWNERSHIP REPORT 6

323 & 159**/

$65.00/ station

MAT *

159 & Corres.

COMMERCIAL AM RADIO STATIONS

TYPE OF APPLICATION

FORM #

FEE AMOUNT

FEE CODE

NEW OR MAJOR CHANGE

301 & 159**

$4,180.00/ application

MUR

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

MINOR CHANGE

301 & 159**

$1,050.00/ application

MPR

MAIN STUDIO REQUEST

159 & Corres.

$1,050.00/ request

MPR

NEW LICENSE 7

302-AM & 159**

$690.00/ application MMR

AM DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA 8

302-AM & 159**

$790.00/ application

MOR

AM REMOTE CONTROL 9

301 & 159**

$65.00/ application

MAR

* Multiples acceptable within the same post office box.

**Electronic

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COMMERCIAL AM RADIO STATIONS (continued)

TYPE OF APPLICATION

FORM #

FEE AMOUNT FEE CODE

LICENSE RENEWAL

303-S & 159*

$190.00/ application MGR

LICENSE ASSIGNMENT

314 & 159**

$1,050.00/station MPR*

(long form)

316 & 159**

$150.00/station MDR*

(short form)

TRANSFER OF CONTROL

315 & 159**

$1,050.00/station MPR*

(long form)

316 & 159**

$150.00/station MDR*

(short form)

CALL SIGN 2

380 &159**

$105.00/application MBR

SPECIAL TEMPORARY

159 & Corres.

$190.00/ application MGR See Footnote4

AUTHORITY 3

OWNERSHIP REPORT 6

323 & 159**/

$65.00/ station MAR *

159 & Corres.

* Multiples acceptable within the same post office box.

**Electronic

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COMMERCIAL FM RADIO STATIONS

TYPE OF APPLICATION

FORM #

FEE AMOUNT

FEE CODE

NEW OR MAJOR CHANGE

301 & 159**

$3,760.00/ application MTR

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

MINOR CHANGE

301 & 159**

$1,050.00/ application MPR

MAIN STUDIO REQUEST

159 & Corres.

$1,050.00/ request MPR

NEW LICENSE 10

302-FM &159**

$215.00/ application

MHR

FM DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA 8

302-FM &159**

$660.00/ application MLR

LICENSE RENEWAL

303-S &159**

$190.00/ application

MGR

LICENSE ASSIGNMENT

314 & 159**

$1,050.00/station

MPR*

(long form)

316 & 159**

$150.00/station MDR*

(short form)

TRANSFER OF CONTROL

315 & 159**

$1,050.00/station

MPR*

(long form)

316 & 159**

$150.00/station MDR*

(short form)

CALL SIGN 2

380 &159**

$105.00/ application MBR

SPECIAL TEMPORARY

159 & Corres.

$190.00/ application MGR See Footnote4

AUTHORITY 3

PETITION FOR RULEMAKING

301 & 159/**

$2,900.00/ petition

MRR See Footnote 11

FOR NEW COMMUNITY OF

302-FM &**

LICENSE OR HIGHER

159

CLASS CHANNEL 11

OWNERSHIP REPORT 6

323 & 159**/

$65.00/ station MAR*

159 & Corres.

* Multiples acceptable within the same post office box.

**Electronic

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FM TRANSLATORS

TYPE OF APPLICATION

FORM #

FEE AMOUNT

FEE CODE

NEW OR MAJOR CHANGE

349 & 159**

$790.00/ application MOF

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

NEW LICENSE 10

350 & 159**

$160.00/ application MEF

LICENSE RENEWAL

303-S & 159**

$65.00/ application

MAF

SPECIAL TEMPORARY

159 & Corres.

$190.00/ application

MGF See Footnote 4

AUTHORIZATION 3

LICENSE ASSIGNMENT

345 & 159/**

$150.00/station

MDF*

314 & 159/**

316 & 159**

TRANSFER OF CONTROL

345 & 159/**

$150.00/station

MDF*

315 & 159/**

316 & 159**

TV TRANSLATORS AND LPTV STATIONS

TYPE OF APPLICATION

FORM #

FEE AMOUNT

FEE CODE

NEW OR MAJOR CHANGE

346 & 159**

$790.00/ application

MOL

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

NEW LICENSE 12

347 & 159**

$160.00/ application

MEL

LICENSE RENEWAL

303-S & 159**

$65.00/ application

MAL*

SPECIAL TEMPORARY

159 & Corres.

$190.00/application

MGL See Footnote 4

AUTHORIZATION 3

LICENSE ASSIGNMENT

345 & 159**

$150.00/station

MDL*

314 & 159**

316 & 159**

TRANSFER OF CONTROL

345 & 159/**

$150.00/station

MDL*

315 & 159**

316 & 159**

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CALL SIGN 2

380 & 159**

$105.00/ application MBT

* Multiples acceptable within the same post office box.

**Electronic

CLASS A TELEVISION STATIONS

TYPE OF APPLICATION

FORM #

FEE AMOUNT

FEE CODE

NEW OR MAJOR CHANGE

301-CA & 159**

$4,695.00/ application

MVT

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

MAIN STUDIO REQUEST

159 & Corres.

$1,050.00/ request

MPT

NEW LICENSE 1

302-CA &159**

$315.00/ application

MJT

RENEWAL

303-S & 159**

$190.00/ application

MGT

LICENSE ASSIGNMENT

314 & 159**

$1,050.00/station

MPT*

(long form)

316 & 159**

$150.00/station

MDT*

(short form)

TRANSFER OF CONTROL

315 & 159**

$1,050.00/station

MPT*

(long form)

316 & 159**

$150.00/station

MDT*

(short form)

CALL SIGN 2

380 & 159**

$105.00/ application

MBT

SPECIAL TEMPORARY

159 & Corres.

$190.00/ application

MGT See Footnote 4

AUTHORITY 3

FM BOOSTER STATIONS

TYPE OF APPLICATION

FORM #

FEE AMOUNT

FEE CODE

NEW OR MAJOR CHANGE

349 & 159**

$790.00/ application

MOF

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

NEW LICENSE

350 & 159**

$160.00/ application

MEF

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SPECIAL TEMPORARY

159 & Corres.

$190.00/ application

MGF See Footnote4

AUTHORIZATION 3

* Multiples acceptable within the same post office box.

**Electronic

TELEVISION BOOSTER STATIONS

(Please note that the Media Bureau no longer provides service for TV Booster stations)

TYPE OF APPLICATION

FORM #

FEE AMOUNT

FEE CODE

NEW OR MAJOR CHANGE

346 & 159**

$790.00/ application

MOF

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

NEW LICENSE

347 & 159**

$160.00/ application

MEF

SPECIAL TEMPORARY

159 & Corres.

$190.00/ application

MGF See Footnote4

AUTHORIZATION

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CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES

TYPE OF APPLICATION

FORM #

FEE AMOUNT

FEE CODE

CARS NEW LICENSE

327 & 159 $290.00

TIC

CARS MODIFICATION

327 & 159

$290.00

TIC

CARS LICENSE RENEWAL 327 & 159 **

$290.00

TIC

CARS LICENSE ASSIGNMENT

327 & 159

$290.00

TIC

CARS TRANSFER OF CONTROL

327 & 159

$290.00

TIC

SPECIAL TEMPROARY 159 & Corres.

$190.00

TGC

AUTHORITY

CABLE SPECIAL RELIEF Corres. Petition

$1,465.00

TQC

& 159

CABLE COMMUNITY

322 & 159

$65.00

TAC

REGISTRATION

AERONAUTICAL FREQUECY 321 & 159

$65.00

TAC

NOTIFICATION

**Electronic

FOOTNOTES TO MEDIA SERVICES FEE FILING GUIDE

1

This license covers the facility authorized by, and constructed pursuant to, an outstanding construction permit. A fee will not be

charged to obtain a modified station license to reflect a change made that does not require prior authorization from the FCC.

2 Requests for new or modified call sign assignments must be made by using the Commission’s on-

line call sign reservation and

authorization system via the call sign electronic screens (FCC 380) in accord with Section 73.3550 of the Rules. A fee is

not imposed

on stations seeking to modify an existing call sign only to the extent of adding or deleting an -FM or -TV suffix.

3 A special temporary authorization (STA) is the authority granted to a permittee or licensee to permit the operation of a radi

o,

television, or microwave broadcast station for a limited period at a specified variance from the terms of the station authorization or

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requirements of the Commission's Rules applicable to the particular class of station. The STA fee also applies to app

licants

requesting field test authority, pursuant to Section 73.1515 of the Rules. However, a fee is not imposed on stations seeking to

discontinue broadcast operations beyond the initial 30 day period or to extend an existing STA to remain silent. Simil

arly, extensions

of STA for displaced LPTV/TV translator stations are not feeable.

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STA requests may be made by letter to the Commission in accordance with Section 73.1635 of the Rules. The appropriate fee and

Form 159 must accompany these requests. Ho

wever, in cases of emergency, STAs can be requested via telephone followed by a

written confirmation request. For these emergency STA requests ONLY

, the FCC will bill the requestor to collect the fee. The

written confirmation of the emergency STA request

should be sent to the Federal Communications Commission, Office of the

Secretary, Washington, D. C. 20554.

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Television broadcast station permittees and licensees can request through a rulemaking proceeding to amend the Television Table of

Allotments t

o specify a new community of license when the amended allotment would be mutually exclusive with the permittee's or

licensee's present assignment. Upon approval of the rulemaking petition and the filing of the minor change or license application

needed to effect the change in community of license, the permittee or licensee must file this fee in addition

to the fee required for

such minor change or license application. The mailing address for filing the rulemaking fee and the requisite minor change or lice

nse

application is Federal Communications Commission, Mass Media Services, P.O. Box 979089, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000.

6

Every two years on the anniversary of its station's renewal application filing date, commercial radio and television broadcast station

licensees are generally required to submit an ownership report in accordance with Section 73.3615 of the Rules. The ownership report

is the FCC Form 323, or the aggregate Form 323s as the case may be, that is submitted on behalf of the individual AM, FM,

or TV

broadcast station. When the licensee, however, is a partnership that is composed entirely of natural persons or a sole proprietorship

(i.e., the station is licensed to an individual(s)), the two year reporting requirement does not apply. This fee

, is calculated on the basis

of the number of stations on whose behalf the annual report is filed.

7

A fee is not imposed for requests to determine power by the direct method under Section 73.51 of the Rules. The new license fee is

required for stations

seeking a new license pursuant to a moment method proof of performance under Section 73.151(c) of the Rules.

The fee is not required for other license modifications which may be made without prior authorization from the FCC.

8 A directional antenna is an

antenna that is designed or altered for the purpose of obtaining a noncircular radiation pattern.

Directional antennas may be employed for the purpose of improving service or for the purpose of using a particular site. This fee

must be filed in additio

n to the fee required for the AM or FM license application, including an AM license application supported by a

moment method proof of performance under Section 73.151(c).

9 When applying for a remote control authorization in connection with an application

for a construction permit to erect a new AM

directional antenna or in connection with an application to make modifications to an existing AM directional antenna, subject to the

sampling system requirements of Section 76.68 of the Rules, the fee for remote

control authorization is in addition to the fee required

for the AM construction permit application.

10 This fee is not applicable to any license modification which may be made without prior authorization from the FCC.

11 FM broadcast station permittees

and licensees can request through a rulemaking proceeding to amend the FM Table of Allotments

to specify a new community of license where the amended allotment would be mutually exclusive with the permittee's or licensee's

present assignment. Similarly,

FM permittees and licensees can petition for rulemaking to modify their authorizations to another class

of channel in the same or another community. The permittee or licensee must file this fee in addition

to the fee required for the minor

change or license application needed to effect the change.

The rulemaking fee is payable at the time of filing such minor change

or license application.

The mailing address for filing the rulemaking fee and the requisite minor change or license application is

Federal Communications Commission, Mass Media Services, P.O. Box 979089, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000.

12

This fee is not required when this form is filed to obtain a modified station license to reflect either a change in the type of TV

transmitter antenna or a chang

e in the output power of TV aural or visual transmitter to accommodate a change in the antenna type or

transmission line. These changes can be made without prior authorization from the Commission.

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