Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2009
Section 9 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (“the Act”), requires the Commission to assess fees to recover the regulatory costs associated with the Commission’s enforcement, policy and rulemaking, user information, and international activities. The Commission is obligated to collect $341,875,000 in regulatory fees during Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2009 to fund the Commission’s operations. In the Order, we adopt proposals set forth last August in the Commission’s Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. In the accompanying Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Notice”), we request comment on substantive and procedural aspects of our current regulatory fee program, including assessment of fees on digital broadcasting television licensees after the June 12, 2009 nation-wide digital transition date.