Effective Date of Rules Adopted in Part 25
Federal Communications Commission
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September 3, 2014
International Bureau Announces the Effective Date of Rules Adopted in the
Part 25 Order
IB Docket No. 12-267
On August 9, 2013, the Commission released a Report and Order (Part 25 Order) that amends
many of the rules governing the licensing and operation of earth stations and space stations for the
provision of satellite communication services.1
Certain of the rule revisions adopted in the Part 25 Order
required approval by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act
On August 15, 2014, OMB approved the information collection.3
On September 3, 2014, notice
of OMB’s approval was published in the Federal Register. 4
In the Part 25 Order, the Commission
provided that all rule changes would become effective on the same date. Accordingly, the rules adopted
in the Part 25 Order take effect on September 3, 2014.5
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1 Comprehensive Review of Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services, Report and Order, IB Docket No.
12-267, FCC 13-111, 25 FCC Rcd 12403 (2013) (Part 25 Order).
2 The information collection requirements contained in the rules that require OMB approval are subject to the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law No. 104-13. The information collection requirements were
submitted to OMB for review under 44 U.S.C. § 3507(d).
3 Notice of Office of Management and Budget Action, dated August 15, 2014 (OMB Control Number 3060-0678).
4 Federal Communications Commission, Part 25 of the Commission’s Rules Governing the Licensing of, and
Spectrum Usage by, Satellite Network Earth Stations and Space Stations, 79 FR 52224 (Sept. 3, 2014). See also,
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, 79 FR 18686 (April 3, 2014).
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget, 79 FR
37317-01 (July 1, 2014).
5 Earlier in 2014, as an interim measure, the International Bureau announced a policy of granting waiver of certain
information requirements that would be eliminated upon the effective date of the rules adopted in the Part 25 Order.
International Bureau Adopts Policy of Granting Interim Waiver of Certain Requirement for Space Station
Applications, Public Notice, Report SPB-255, DA 14-90, 29 FCC Rcd. 664 (2014). Waiver requests pursuant to the
interim policy are no longer required effective September 3, 2014.
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