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The Office of General Counsel reviews tort claims made against the Federal Communications Commission.

The Office reviews claims asserted under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) (28 U.S.C. §§ 1346, 2671-2680), which provides a limited waiver of sovereign immunity in certain cases in which an employee of the United States Government has committed a negligent or wrongful act or omission within the scope of the employee’s federal employment. 

Claimants who believe they have suffered personal injury or property damage due to an act or omission of a Federal Communications Commission employee, and who wish to submit a claim, are encouraged to consult the regulations promulgated by the Department of Justice, which apply to the handling of administrative claims under the FTCA.  The regulations provide detailed information relating to the presentation of claims and the evidence and information that must be submitted to substantiate claims relating to death, personal injury or property damage.  These regulations are at 28 CFR Part 14.

Claimants should complete a Standard Form 95, Claim for Damage, Injury or Death, and submit a claim to:

Federal Communications Commission
Office of General Counsel - ATTN: Federal Tort Claims Act Processing
45 L Street NE
Washington, DC 20554