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Compliance Guides for Small Businesses

Pursuant to Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, the Commission publishes small entity compliance guides on this website. The compliance guides explain to small entities, in plain language, what the FCC requires of them with respect to complying with new rules.

Released Guides

  • DA 14-664 Accessibility of User Interfaces, Video Programming Guides and Menus
    Guide
  • DA 14-663 Implementing Public Safety Broadband Provisions
    Guide
  • DA 14-659 Improving Public Safety Communication in the 800 MHz Band
    Guide
  • DA 14-651 Travelers' Information Stations
    Guide
  • DA 14-643 Improving 911 Reliability
    Guide
  • DA 14-639 Accessible Internet Browsers on Mobile Phones
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  • DA 14-638 Facilitating the Deployment of Text-to-911 and Other NG 911 Apps
    Guide
  • DA 14-613 Amendment of the Commission's Rules Related to Retransmission Consent
    Guide
  • DA 14-535 Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services
    Guide
  • DA 14-433 Amendment of the Commission’s Rules to Permit Radiolocation Operations in the 78-81 GHz Band
    Guide
  • DA 14-402 Amendment of the Commission’s Rules Governing Certain Aviation Ground Station Equipment
    Guide
  • DA 14-398 Experimental Radio Service
    Guide
  • DA 14-397 In the Matter of Promoting Interoperability in the 700 MHz Commercial
    Guide
  • DA 14-396 Amendment of the Commission’s Rules Concerning Commercial Radio Operators
    Guide
  • DA 14-73 Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services H Block
    Guide
  • DA 13- 2403 Operation of Unlicensed Devices in the 57 64 GHz Band
    Guide
  • DA 13-2255 Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2013
    Guide
  • DA 13-2253 Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming
    Guide
  • DA 13-1907 Accessible Emergency Information
    Guide
  • DA 13-1906 Operation of Part 15 Auditory Assistance Devices in the 72-73 MHz, 74.6-74.8 MHz, and 75.2-76 MHz Bands
    Guide
  • DA 13-1158 Misuse of Internet Protocol (IP) Relay Service
    Guide
  • DA 13-1144 Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz Bands
    Guide
  • DA 13- 1143 Amendment of Parts 1, 2, 22, 24, 27, 90 and 95 of the Commission's Rules to Improve Wireless Coverage Through the Use of Signal Boosters
    Guide
  • DA 13-1141Operation of Wireless Communication Services in the 2.3 GHz Band
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  • DA 13-1140 Empowering Consumers to Prevent, Detect, Billing Unauthorized Charges
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  • DA 13-1138 Improved Access to Spectrum for Wireless Broadband Operations
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  • DA 13-1087 Bandwidth Utilization for Economic Area-based 800 MHz
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  • DA 13-1086 Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991
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  • DA 13-1085 Public Safety Answering Point Do-Not-Call Registry
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  • DA 13-1084 Carriage of DTV Broadcast Signals: Amendment to Part 76
    Guide
  • DA 13-1082 Program Access Rules and Sunset of the Exclusive Contract Prohibition
    Guide
  • DA 13-1081 Medical Body Area Networks
    Guide
  • DA 13-1002 Implementation of the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation(CALM) Act
    Guide
  • DA 13-1001 Standardized and Enhanced Disclosure Requirements for Television Broadcast Licensee Public Interest Obligations
    Guide
  • DA 13-808 Part 15 TV Bands Devices
    Guide
  • DA 13-793 Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992
    Guide
  • DA 13-791 Operation of Unlicensed Personal Communications Service Devices
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  • DA 13-787 Part 15 Operations in the 76-77 GHz Band
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  • DA 13- 668 Nationwide Broadband, Interoperable Public Safety Network 700 MHz Band
    Guide
  • DA 13-279 Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets
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  • DA 13-49 Low Power FM
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  • DA 13-42 Auction No. 83 Translator Dismissal Policy
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  • DA 12-2027 VoIP Outage Reporting
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  • DA-12-1355 Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2012
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  • DA 12-741 Policies to Promote Rural Radio Service
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  • DA 12-740 Preserving the Open Internet
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  • DA 12-737 Medical Micro-Power Networks
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  • DA 12-706 Maritime Communications
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  • DA-12-588 Broadband Over Power Lines
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  • DA 12-586 Ex Parte Rules and Other Procedural Rules
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  • DA 12-572 Electronic Tariff Filing System (ETFS)
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  • DA 12-571 Improved Access to Spectrum for Wireless Broadband Operations
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  • DA 12-619 Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act Amendment
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  • DA-12-560 Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming
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  • DA-12-448 Creation of a Low Power Radio Service
    Guide
  • DA-12-472 Rules for Digital LPTV, TV Translator, and Class A Television Stations
    Guide
  • DA-12-418 Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act 2010
    Guide
  • DA-11-920 Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements
    Guide
  • DA-11-919 Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism
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  • DA-11-918 Review of Part 87 of the Commission's Rules Concerning the Aviation Radio Service
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  • DA-11-917 Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers and Other Providers of Mobile Data Services
    Guide
  • DA-11-916 Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers
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  • DA-11-915 Part 15 TV Bands Devices
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  • DA-11-914 Operation of Wireless Communication Services in the 2.3 GHz Band
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  • DA-11-913 Model for Prediction of Digital Television Field Strengths Received at Individual Locations
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  • DA-11-912 Medical Device Radiocommunication Service
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  • DA-11-911 Measurement Standards for Digital Television Signals
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  • DA-11-910 Local Number Portability (LNP) Porting Interval and Validation Requirements; Telephone Number Portability
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  • DA-11-909 Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets
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  • DA-11-908 Expanded Channel Availability in the 6 and 23 GHz Bands
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  • DA-11-907 Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2010
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  • DA-11-906 Amendment of Part 90 of the Commission’s Rules
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  • DA-11-905 2.0 GHz Broadcast Auxiliary Service Relocation
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  • DA-10-805 2.0 GHz Broadcast Auxiliary Service Relocation
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  • DA 10-806 AM Station's Use of FM Translators
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  • DA 10-807 Amendment of Parts 73 and 74 of the Commission's Rules to Establish Rules for Replacement Digital Low Power Television Translator Stations
    Guide
  • DA 10-808 Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2009
    Guide
  • DA 10-809 Coordination between the Non-Geostationary and Geostationary Satellite Orbit
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  • DA-10-810 Digital Power Increase for FM Stations
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  • DA-10-811 Diversity in Broadcast Licensing, Form 323
    Guide
  • DA-10-812 Forbearance Procedures Order
    Guide
  • DA-10-813 IP-Enabled Services: VoIP Discontinuance Order
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  • DA-10-814 Local Number Portability Porting Interval and Validation Requirements; Telephone Number Portability
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  • DA-10-815 Medical Device Radiocommunication Service
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  • DA-10-816 NET 911 Access Order
    Guide
  • DA-10-817 Policies to Promote Rural Radio Service and to Streamline Allotment and Assignment Procedures
    Guide
  • DA-10-818 Review of the Commission's Program Access Rules and Examination of Programming Tying Arrangements
    Guide
  • DA-10-819 Revised Rules for Universal Service Local Switching Support for Small Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers
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  • DA-10-820 Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism; Eligible Services; Eligible Services List
    Guide
  • DA-09-1158: Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2008
    Guide
  • DA-09-1157: Interim Cap on High-Cost Universal Service Support for Competitive Eligible Telecommunications Carriers
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  • DA-09-1156: Satellite Licensing Procedures
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  • DA-09-1155: Maritime Automatic Identification Systems
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  • DA-09-1154: Exemption From High Definition Carriage Requirements For Certain Small Systems
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  • DA-09-1153: Digital Television Distributed Transmission System Technologies (DTS)
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  • DA-09-1151: Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band New 800 MHz Band Plan for U.S. – Canada Border Regions
    Guide
  • DA-09-1150: Broadband Radio Service (BRS) and Educational Broadband Service(EBS) in the 2496-2690 MHz Band  Guide
  • DA-09-1116: Closed Captioning of Video Programming;Closed Captioning Requirements for Digital Television Receivers
    Guide
  • DA-09-1112: Commercial Mobile Alert System
    Guide
  • DA-09-1110: Part 15 TV Band Devices
    Guide
  • DA-09-1109:Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Reporting (FCC Form 477)
    Guide
  • DA-09-1108:Amendment of Part 90 of the Commission's Rules To Provide for Flexible Use of the 896-901 MHz and 935-940 MHz Band Allotted to the Business and Industrial Land Transportation Pool;Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band;Consolidating the 800 MHz and 900 MHz Industrial/Land Transportation and Business Pool Channels.
    Guide
  • DA-09-1107: Amendment of Section 90.20(e)(6) of the Commission's Rules (Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service)
    Guide
  • DA 08-1363: DTV Transition Proceedings
    Guide
  • DA 08-1358: Standardized And Enhanced Disclosure Requirements For Television Broadcast Licensee Public Interest Obligations
    Guide
  • DA 08-1325: Amendment Of Parts 13 And 80 Of The Commission's Rules Concerning Maritime Communications
    Guide
  • DA 08-1323: In The Matter Of Amendment Of Parts 1 And 63 Of The Commission's Rules Regarding Section 214 International Authorizations
    Guide
  • DA 08-1321: Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI)
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  • DA 08-1319: Reexamination Of Roaming Obligations Of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers
    Guide
  • DA 08-1317: Local Number Portability (LNP)
    Guide
  • DA 08-1315: Amendment Of The Commission's Rules Governing Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets
    Guide
  • DA 08-1311: Amendments To The Commission's Rules To Provide Additional Flexibility For AMTS And VHF Public Coast Station Licensees
    Guide
  • DA 08-1310: Media Ownership Compliance Guide
    Guide
  • DA 08-1309: Creation of a Low Power Radio Service
    Guide
  • DA 08-1308: In The Matter Of Implementation Of Section 621(a)(1) Of The Cable Communications Policy Act Of 1984 As Amended By The Cable Television Consumer Protection And Competition Act Of 1992
    Guide
  • DA 08-1307: Amendment Of Sections 73.62 And 73.1350 Of The Commission's Rules Regarding AM Directional Antennas
    Guide
  • DA 08-1306: Diversity in Broadcast Licensing
    Guide
  • DA 08-1301: Next Generation Emergency Alert System Regulations
    Guide
  • DA-08-1108: Service Rules for the 698-806 MHz Band — Revision of the Commission's Rules Concerning Public Safety Spectrum Requirements — Declaratory Ruling on Reporting Requirements under the Commission's Anti-Collusion Rule
    Guide
  • DA 08-1107A1: Exclusive Service Contracts For Provision Of Video Services In Multiple Dwelling Units And Other Real Estate Developments
    Guide
  • DA 08-314: Part 15 Unlicensed Transmitter Modules
    Guide
  • DA 07-4849: Implementation of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 - Development of Competition and Diversity in Video Programming Distribution: Section 628(c)(5) of the Communications Act: Sunset of Exclusive Contract Prohibition
    Guide
  • DA 06-1611: Allocation of Frequency Band 2025-2110 MHz for Co-Equal, Co-Primary Federal DOD Earth Stations
    Guide
  • DA 06-1612: Advanced Wireless Services Spectrum (AWS-1 Auction)
    Guide
  • DA-05-1364: Air-Ground Telecommunications Services/Commercial and General Aviation Air-Ground Radiotelephone Service (WTB)
    Guide (Update) | Guide (Service Rules) | Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | WTB Erratum
  • DA 05-2002: Reciprocal Compensation Arrangements Between LECs and CMRS Providers (WCB)
    Guide | Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection
  • DA 05-2001: Airport Terminal Use Frequencies in the 450-470 MHz Band of the PLMRS (WTB)
    Guide | Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection
  • DA 05-1676: Local Telephone Competition Broadband Reporting-FCC Form 477 (WCB)
    Guide | Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection| FAQs
  • On June 29, 2005, the Commission held a workshop to assist the entities that are required to complete and file Form 477, including a variety of entities that previously were excused from filing because they have relatively few connections, lines, or subscribers.
    Power Point Presentation | Workshop Information | Form 477 Information
  • DA 05-1364: Air-Ground Telecommunications Services/Commercial and General Aviation Air-Ground Radiotelephone Service (WTB)
    Guide | Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | WTB Erratum
  • DA 05-605: Digital Low Power TV/TV Translators (MB)
    Guide | Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection
  • DA 05-281: Rural Report and Order (WTB)
    Guide | Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection
  • DA 04-3713: Tribal Lands Bidding Credit (WTB)
    Guide | Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection
  • DA 04-2846: Debt Collection and Red Light Rule (OMD)
    Guide | Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection
  • DA 04-2691: Tariffing of Competitive Interstate Switched Exchange Access Service (WCB)
    Guide | Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking
  • FCC 01-306: Ancillary or Supplementary Use of Digital TV Capacity by Noncommercial Licensees
    Guide | Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking
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