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Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announces Changes to How Certain Regulatory Fees are Submitted With License Applications

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Released: June 16, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

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Washington, D.C. 20554

DA 11-1066

Released: June 16, 2011

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO HOW CERTAIN

REGULATORY FEES ARE SUBMITTED WITH LICENSE APPLICATIONS

Effective June 21, 2011, new procedures will be implemented for wireless service applications that
include "up front" regulatory fees. Currently, when regulatory fees are required "up front" to cover the term of
a license, both application fees and regulatory fees are included under a single fee payment type code as a single
line item on FCC Form 159, Remittance Advice (Form 159). Effective June 21, 2011, application fees and
regulatory fees will have separate fee payment type codes, respectively, and must be listed as separate line items
on the Form 159.1 Below are the changes and steps that parties can take to ensure a seamless transition to the
new procedures.

Who do these changes apply to?

Parties that file applications for new authorizations or renew existing applications in wireless services where
application fees and regulatory fees are collected at the time of the application filing are affected by these
changes. A list of the wireless services where these changes apply, including the appropriate fee payment type
codes can be found in Appendix A to this Public Notice.

What is the best way to ensure that the Form 159 is completed correctly?

File applications online through the Universal Licensing System (ULS) and take advantage of the feature in
ULS that generates a Form 159 with the application fees and regulatory fees calculated, and the appropriate fee
payment type codes already completed.

What if I complete the Form 159 on my own instead of taking advantage of the feature in ULS?

It is strongly encouraged that you take advantage of the feature in ULS that generates a Form 159. However, if
you choose to complete the Form 159 on your own, consult the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Fee
Filing Guide for information on the appropriate fees, including the fee payment type codes, based on the
wireless service and the type of application filing.2


1 These procedures only apply to parties that pay regulatory fees for the term of a license when an initial license application
or renewal application is filed. These procedures do not apply to parties that pay annual regulatory fees.
2 See http://wireless.fcc.gov/index.htm?job=about_fee_filing_guide.

Do these changes affect the way actual payments are made?

No. Payments should continue to be made the same way. In fact, if you choose to make a payment by check, a
single check is still required even though the application fees and regulatory fees are now listed as separate line
items on the Form 159.
For additional information and, please visit the Universal Licensing System's online help page at
http://esupport.fcc.gov or contact the Universal Licensing System customer support line at (877) 480-3201,
option #2 or (717) 338-2888 (TTY 717-338-2824).
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Appendix A Wireless Services Where Application Fees and Regulatory Fees Are Now Separate

Service

Purpose

From 1 Payment Type

To 2 Payment Type

Code

Codes

Part 22 - Rural Radiotelephone Service
New, Additional Facility, Major
CGRR @ $380.00
CGRM @ $180.00 and
Renew/Mod
CGRR @ $200.00
Part 22 - Rural Radiotelephone Service
Renewal, Minor Renewal/Mod
CARR @ $260.00
CARM @ $60.00 and
CARR @ $200.00
Part 80 - Marine Coast Radio Service
New, Renewal, Renew/Mod
PBMR @ $570.00
PBMM @ $120.00 and
PBMR @ $450.00
Part 80 - Ship Radio Service
New, Renewal, Renew/Mod
PASR @ $160.00
PASM @ $60.00 and
PASR @ $100.00
Part 87 - Aircraft Radio Service
New, Renewal, Renew/Mod
PAAR @ $110.00
PAAM @ $60.00 and
PAAR $50.00
Part 87 - Aviation Ground Radio Service
New, Renewal, Renew/Mod
PBVR @ $220.00
PBVM @ $120.00 and
PBVR @ 100.00
Part 90 - Land Mobile Radio Service -
New, Renewal, Renew/Mod
PALR @ $260.00
PALM @ $60.00 and
Freqs below 470 MHz (except 220 MHz)
PALR @ $200.00
902-928 MHz & Radiolocation,
3650-3700 MHz Band (PMRS),
Intelligent Transportation Service
Part 90 - Land Mobile Radio Service -
New, Renewal, Renew/Mod
PALS @ $460.00
PALM @ 60.00 and
Freqs 470 MHz and above
PALS @ $400.00
and 220 MHz (Local)
Part 90 - Land Mobile Radio Service -

New, Renewal, Renew/Mod
PALT @ $460.00
PALM @ $60.00 and
220 MHz Nationwide
PALT @ $400.00
Part 95 - 218 - 219 MHz Radio Service
New, Renewal, Renew/Mod
PAIR @ $710.00
PAIM @ $60.00 and
PAIR @ $650.00
Part 95 - General Mobile Radio Service
New, Renewal, Renew/Mod
PAZR @ $85.00
PAZM @ $60.00 and
PAZR @ $25.00
Part 101 - Common Carrier Digital
New, Renewal, Renew/Mod
CJLR @ $520.00
CJLM @ $270.00 and
Electronic Message Service (DEMS)
CJLR @ $250.00
Part 101 - Common Carrier Point-to-
New, Renewal, Renew/Mod
CJPR @ $520.00
CJPM @ $270.00 and
Point Microwave, Local Television
CJPR @ $250.00
Transmission Service
and Millimeter Wave Service
Part 101 - Private Point-to-Point
New, Renewal, Renew/Mod
PEOR @ $520.00
PEOM @ $270.00 and
Microwave Service
PEOR @ $250.00
and Private Digital Electronic Message
Service (DEMS)
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