Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2010
In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, we propose to collect $335,794,000 in regulatory fees for Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2010, pursuant to section 9 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the “Act”). Section 9 regulatory fees are mandated by Congress and are collected to recover the regulatory costs associated with the Commission’s enforcement, policy and rulemaking, user information, and international activities. The annual regulatory fee amount to be collected is established each year in the Commission’s Annual Appropriations Act which is adopted by Congress and signed by the President and which funds the Commission. In this annual regulatory fee proceeding, we retain many of the established methods, policies, and procedures for collecting section 9 regulatory fees adopted by the Commission in prior years. Consistent with our established practice, we intend to collect these regulatory fees during an August 2010 filing window in order to collect the required amount by the end of our fiscal year.