Wireless Bureau Extends Filing Deadlines Because of Hurricane Sandy
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: November 1, 2012
WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF FILING
AND REGULATORY DEADLINES FOR WIRELESS LICENSEES IN AREAS IMPACTED BY
HURRICANE SANDYDue to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration
for Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York ("affected states") on October 30, 2012.1 Emergency
declarations were issued for many other states2 and the Federal Communications Commission was closed
on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Pursuant to our authority to waive rules for
good cause3 and to alleviate any additional burden that may be caused by our filing requirements and
regulatory deadlines, we hereby extend certain deadlines occurring between October 27, 2012 and
November 2, 2012, until November 5, 2012 for all Wireless Radio Service licensees and applicants.
We also extend deadlines occurring between October 27, 2012 and November 27, 2012, until November
28, 2012 for affected licensees and applicants in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. In this context,
"affected” licensees and applicants include those licensees and applicants that operate facilities, or, in a
significant manner essential to the business operation, rely on personnel, records, or financial institutions
located in these states to provide services or to conduct substantial business activities with the
(1) We extend as specified above, deadlines associated with Wireless Radio Service4 applications,
notifications, and reports pursuant to Parts 1 (Subpart F only), 13, 20, 22, 24, 27, 74 (excluding Subparts
A, G, and L), 80, 87, 90, 95, 97, or 101 of the Commission’s rules, including, but not limited to, filings
regarding license modifications, license renewals, and notifications of construction.
(2) We also extend as specified above, all construction deadlines and other regulatory deadlines
applicable to wireless radio services pursuant to Parts 1 (Subpart F only), 13, 20, 22, 24, 27, 74
(excluding Subparts A, G, and L), 80, 87, 90, 95, 97, or 101 of the Commission’s rules.
Licensees filing in accordance with this extension must include with their filing a certification upon the
penalty of perjury that the deadlines could not be met within the time otherwise provided in the
Commission's rules because of the hurricane. Applications filed pursuant to this Public Notice will not be
1 See http://www.fema.gov/news/disasters.fema (October 31, 2012).
2 Emergency declarations were issued for New Hampshire, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Rhode Island,
Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Massachusetts and Maryland. See http://www.fema.gov/news/disasters.fema
(October 31, 2012).
3 47 C.F.R. § 1.3.
4 Wireless Radio Services. All radio services authorized in Parts 13, 20, 22, 24, 27, 74, 80, 87, 90, 95, 97 and 101 of
this chapter, whether commercial or private in nature.
charged a waiver fee. For additional information on how to submit applications subject to this
Public Notice via ULS, go to www.fcc.gov/uls/relief/hurricanesandy or contact the Licensing
Support Center at (877) 480-3201, option #2.
By the Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
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