Pursuant to Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, the Commission publishes small entity compliance guides on this website. The compliance guides explain to small entities, in plain language, what the FCC requires of them with respect to complying with new rules.

Released Guides

  • DA-18-471: Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2017
  • DA-18-458: Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment
  • DA-18-441: Amendment of Parts 74, 76 and 78 of the Commission's Rules
  • DA-18-414: Amendment of Parts 1 and 22 of the Commissions Rules
  • DA-18-377: Next Generation Broadcast Television Standard
  • DA-18-376: Cable Television Technical and Operational Standards
  • DA-18-375: Directional AM Antenna Arrays
  • DA-18-374: Blue Alert
  • DA-18-317: Rules and Policies Regarding Calling Number Identification Service
  • DA-18-288: Channel Sharing by Full Power and Class A Stations
  • DA-18-231: Technological Solutions to Combat Contraband Wireless Devise Use
  • DA-18-157: Noncommercial Educational Station Fundraising for Third-Party Non-Profit Organizations
  • DA-18-64: Elimination of Main Studio Rule
  • DA-17-886: Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Maritime Radio Equipment and Related Matters
  • DA-17-885: Structure and Practices of the Video Relay Service Program
  • DA-17-795: Promoting Diversification of Ownership in the Broadcasting Services
  • DA-17-772: Transition from TTY to Real-Time Text Technology
  • DA-17-771: Emission Mask Requirements
  • DA-17-770: Review of the Emergency Alert System
  • DA-17-692: Closed Captioning of Programming on Television
  • DA-17-627: 2014 Quadrennial Regulatory Review
  • DA-17-535: Revisions to Public Inspection File Requirements
  • DA-17-478: Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2016
  • DA-17-311: Revitalization of the AM Radio Service
  • DA-17-100: Erratum - 2014 Quadrennial Regulatory Review/Ownership Rules et al
  • DA-17-94: 2014 Quadrennial Regulatory Review
  • DA-16-1372: 323 and 323-E Order
  • DA-16-1094: Supplemental Rate of Return Carrier Requirements
  • DA-16-1094: Supplemental Rate of Return Carrier Requirements for Recipients of High Cost Universal Service Support
  • DA-16-913: Rate of Return Carrier Requirements
  • DA-16-546: Updating Part 1 Competitive Bidding Rules
  • DA-16-533: Review of the Emergency Alert System
  • DA-16-532: Amendment of Parts 73 and 74 of the Commissions Rules
  • DA-16-526: Promoting Spectrum Access for Wireless Microphone Operations
  • DA-16-525: Improving 911 Reliability
  • DA-16-522: Amendment of Sections 90.20(d) and 90.265 of the Commission's Rules
  • DA-16-509: Implementation Twenty-First Century Communications Video Accessibility
  • DA-16-496: Digital Low Power Television and Television Translator Stations
  • DA-16-479: White Space Devices and Unlicensed Wireless Microphones
  • DA-16-475: Ensuring Continuity of 911 Communications
  • DA-16-412: Accessibility of User Interfaces, Video Programming Guides and Menus
  • DA-16-329: Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum
  • DA-16-271: Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet
  • DA-16-116: Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum
  • DA 15-1418: Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2015
  • DA 15-1102: Implementation of Section 111 of the STELA Reauthorization Act
  • DA 15-955: Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band
  • DA-15-891: Carriage of Digital Television Broadcast Signals
  • DA 15-887: World Radiocommunication Conference
  • DA 15-683: Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields
  • DA 15-577: Telecommunications Carrier Annual Reporting Requirements
  • DA 15-576: Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions
  • DA 15-575: Revision of Part 15 of the Commission's Rules
  • DA 15-564: Amendment of Parts 0, 1, 22, 24, and 27 of the Commission's Rules
  • DA 15-547: Medical Body Area Networks
  • DA 15-487: Wireless Coverage Through the Use of Signal Boosters
  • DA 15-475: Facilitating the Deployment of Text to 911
  • DA 15-433: Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements
  • DA 15-227: An Inquiry Into the Commission's Policies and Rules Regarding AM Radio
  • DA 15-208: Closed Captioning of Live Programming on Television
  • DA 15-201: Service Rules Governing Public Safety Narrowband Operations
  • DA 15-23: Sports Blackout Rules
  • DA 14-1817: 2014 Quadrennial Regulatory Review
  • DA 14-1651: Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for FY 2014
  • DA 14-1521: Special Access Services
  • DA 14-1138: Incentive Auctions
  • DA 14-1137: Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Clips
  • DA 14-1136: Wireless Microphones Second Report and Order
  • DA 14-1135: Policies Regarding Mobile Spectrum Holdings
  • DA 14-1028: Operation of Unlicensed Level Probing Radars
  • DA 14-664: Accessibility of User Interfaces, Video Programming Guides and Menus
  • DA 14-663: Implementing Public Safety Broadband Provisions
  • DA 14-659: Improving Public Safety Communication in the 800 MHz Band
  • DA 14-651: Travelers' Information Stations
  • DA 14-643: Improving 911 Reliability
  • DA 14-639: Accessible Internet Browsers on Mobile Phones
  • DA 14-638: Facilitating the Deployment of Text-to-911 and Other NG 911 Apps
  • DA 14-613: Amendment of the Commission's Rules Related to Retransmission Consent
  • DA 14-535: Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services
  • DA 14-433: Amendment of the Commission's Rules to Permit Radiolocation Operations in the 78-81 GHz Band
  • DA 14-402: Amendment of the Commission's Rules Governing Certain Aviation Ground Station Equipment
  • DA 14-398: Experimental Radio Service
  • DA 14-397: In the Matter of Promoting Interoperability in the 700 MHz Commercial
  • DA 14-396: Amendment of the Commission's Rules Concerning Commercial Radio Operators
  • DA 14-73: Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services H Block
  • DA 13- 2403Operation of Unlicensed Devices in the 57 64 GHz Band
  • DA 13-2255Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2013
  • DA 13-2253Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming
  • DA 13-1907: Accessible Emergency Information
  • DA 13-1906: Operation of Part 15 Auditory Assistance Devices in the 72-73 MHz, 74.6-74.8 MHz, and 75.2-76 MHz Bands
  • DA 13-1158: Misuse of Internet Protocol (IP) Relay Service
  • DA 13-1144Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz Bands
  • DA 13- 1143: Amendment of Parts 1, 2, 22, 24, 27, 90 and 95 of the Commission's Rules to Improve Wireless Coverage Through the Use of Signal Boosters
  • DA 13-1141: Operation of Wireless Communication Services in the 2.3 GHz Band
  • DA 13-1140: Empowering Consumers to Prevent, Detect, Billing Unauthorized Charges
  • DA 13-1138: Improved Access to Spectrum for Wireless Broadband Operations
  • DA 13-1087: Bandwidth Utilization for Economic Area-based 800 MHz
  • DA 13-1086: Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991
  • DA 13-1085: Public Safety Answering Point Do-Not-Call Registry
  • DA 13-1084: Carriage of DTV Broadcast Signals: Amendment to Part 76
  • DA 13-1082: Program Access Rules and Sunset of the Exclusive Contract Prohibition
  • DA 13-1081: Medical Body Area Networks
  • DA 13-1002: Implementation of the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation(CALM) Act
  • DA 13-1001Standardized and Enhanced Disclosure Requirements for Television Broadcast Licensee Public Interest Obligations
  • DA 13-808: Part 15 TV Bands Devices
  • DA 13-793: Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992
  • DA 13-791: Operation of Unlicensed Personal Communications Service Devices
  • DA 13-787: Part 15 Operations in the 76-77 GHz Band
  • DA 13- 668Nationwide Broadband, Interoperable Public Safety Network 700 MHz Band
  • DA 13-279: Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets
  • DA 13-49: Low Power FM
  • DA 13-42: Auction No. 83 Translator Dismissal Policy
  • DA 12-2027: VoIP Outage Reporting
  • DA-12-1355: Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2012
  • DA 12-741: Policies to Promote Rural Radio Service
  • DA 12-740: Preserving the Open Internet
  • DA 12-737: Medical Micro-Power Networks
  • DA 12-706: Maritime Communications
  • DA-12-588: Broadband Over Power Lines
  • DA 12-586: Ex Parte Rules and Other Procedural Rules
  • DA 12-572: Electronic Tariff Filing System (ETFS)
  • DA 12-571: Improved Access to Spectrum for Wireless Broadband Operations
  • DA 12-619: Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act Amendment
  • DA-12-560: Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming
  • DA-12-448: Creation of a Low Power Radio Service
  • DA-12-472: Rules for Digital LPTV, TV Translator, and Class A Television Stations
  • DA-12-418: Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act 2010
  • DA-11-920: Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements
  • DA-11-919: Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism
  • DA-11-918: Review of Part 87 of the Commission's Rules Concerning the Aviation Radio Service
  • DA-11-917: Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers and Other Providers of Mobile Data Services
  • DA-11-916: Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers
  • DA-11-915: Part 15 TV Bands Devices
  • DA-11-914: Operation of Wireless Communication Services in the 2.3 GHz Band
  • DA-11-913: Model for Prediction of Digital Television Field Strengths Received at Individual Locations
  • DA-11-912: Medical Device Radiocommunication Service
  • DA-11-911: Measurement Standards for Digital Television Signals
  • DA-11-910: Local Number Portability (LNP) Porting Interval and Validation Requirements; Telephone Number Portability
  • DA-11-909: Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets
  • DA-11-908: Expanded Channel Availability in the 6 and 23 GHz Bands
  • DA-11-907: Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2010
  • DA-11-906: Amendment of Part 90 of the Commission's Rules
  • DA-11-905: 2.0 GHz Broadcast Auxiliary Service Relocation
  • DA-10-805: 2.0 GHz Broadcast Auxiliary Service Relocation
  • DA 10-806: AM Station's Use of FM Translators
  • DA 10-807: Amendment of Parts 73 and 74 of the Commission's Rules to Establish Rules for Replacement Digital Low Power Television Translator Stations
  • DA 10-808: Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2009
  • DA 10-809: Coordination between the Non-Geostationary and Geostationary Satellite Orbit
  • DA-10-810: Digital Power Increase for FM Stations
  • DA-10-811: Diversity in Broadcast Licensing, Form 323
  • DA-10-812: Forbearance Procedures Order
  • DA-10-813: IP-Enabled Services: VoIP Discontinuance Order
  • DA-10-814: Local Number Portability Porting Interval and Validation Requirements; Telephone Number Portability
  • DA-10-815: Medical Device Radiocommunication Service
  • DA-10-816: NET 911 Access Order
  • DA-10-817: Policies to Promote Rural Radio Service and to Streamline Allotment and Assignment Procedures
  • DA-10-818: Review of the Commission's Program Access Rules and Examination of Programming Tying Arrangements
  • DA-10-819: Revised Rules for Universal Service Local Switching Support for Small Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers
  • DA-10-820: Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism; Eligible Services; Eligible Services List
  • DA-09-1158: Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2008
  • DA-09-1157: Interim Cap on High-Cost Universal Service Support for Competitive Eligible Telecommunications Carriers
  • DA-09-1156: Satellite Licensing Procedures
  • DA-09-1155: Maritime Automatic Identification Systems
  • DA-09-1154: Exemption From High Definition Carriage Requirements For Certain Small Systems
  • DA-09-1153: Digital Television Distributed Transmission System Technologies (DTS)
  • DA-09-1151: Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band New 800 MHz Band Plan for U.S. – Canada Border Regions
  • DA-09-1150: Broadband Radio Service (BRS) and Educational Broadband Service(EBS) in the 2496-2690 MHz Band
  • DA-09-1116: Closed Captioning of Video Programming ;Closed Captioning Requirements for Digital Television Receivers
  • DA-09-1112: Commercial Mobile Alert System
  • DA-09-1110: Part 15 TV Band Devices
  • DA-09-1109Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Reporting (FCC Form 477)
  • DA-09-1108Amendment of Part 90 of the Commission's Rules To Provide for Flexible Use of the 896-901 MHz and 935-940 MHz Band Allotted to the Business and Industrial Land Transportation Pool ;Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band ;Consolidating the 800 MHz and 900 MHz Industrial/Land Transportation and Business Pool Channels.
  • DA-09-1107: Amendment of Section 90.20(e)(6) of the Commission's Rules (Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service)
  • DA 08-1363: DTV Transition Proceedings
  • DA 08-1358: Standardized And Enhanced Disclosure Requirements For Television Broadcast Licensee Public Interest Obligations
  • DA 08-1325: Amendment Of Parts 13 And 80 Of The Commission's Rules Concerning Maritime Communications
  • DA 08-1323: In The Matter Of Amendment Of Parts 1 And 63 Of The Commission's Rules Regarding Section 214 International Authorizations
  • DA 08-1321: Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI)
  • DA 08-1319: Reexamination Of Roaming Obligations Of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers
  • DA 08-1317: Local Number Portability (LNP)
  • DA 08-1315: Amendment Of The Commission's Rules Governing Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets
  • DA 08-1311: Amendments To The Commission's Rules To Provide Additional Flexibility For AMTS And VHF Public Coast Station Licensees
  • DA 08-1310: Media Ownership Compliance Guide
  • DA 08-1309: Creation of a Low Power Radio Service
  • DA 08-1308: In The Matter Of Implementation Of Section 621(a)(1) Of The Cable Communications Policy Act Of 1984 As Amended By The Cable Television Consumer Protection And Competition Act Of 1992
  • DA 08-1307: Amendment Of Sections 73.62 And 73.1350 Of The Commission's Rules Regarding AM Directional Antennas
  • DA 08-1306: Diversity in Broadcast Licensing
  • DA 08-1301: Next Generation Emergency Alert System Regulations
  • DA-08-1108: Service Rules for the 698-806 MHz Band — Revision of the Commission's Rules Concerning Public Safety Spectrum Requirements — Declaratory Ruling on Reporting Requirements under the Commission's Anti-Collusion Rule
  • DA 08-1107A1: Exclusive Service Contracts For Provision Of Video Services In Multiple Dwelling Units And Other Real Estate Developments
  • DA 08-314: Part 15 Unlicensed Transmitter Modules
  • DA 07-4849: Implementation of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 - Development of Competition and Diversity in Video Programming Distribution: Section 628(c)(5) of the Communications Act: Sunset of Exclusive Contract Prohibition
  • DA 06-1611: Allocation of Frequency Band 2025-2110 MHz for Co-Equal, Co-Primary Federal DOD Earth Stations
  • DA 06-1612: Advanced Wireless Services Spectrum (AWS-1 Auction)
  • DA-05-1364: Air-Ground Telecommunications Services/Commercial and General Aviation Air-Ground Radiotelephone Service (WTB)
    Guide (Service Rules) | Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | WTB Erratum
  • DA 05-2002: Reciprocal Compensation Arrangements Between LECs and CMRS Providers (WCB)
    Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection
  • DA 05-2001: Airport Terminal Use Frequencies in the 450-470 MHz Band of the PLMRS (WTB)
    Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection
  • DA 05-1676: Local Telephone Competition Broadband Reporting-FCC Form 477 (WCB)
    Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection| FAQs
  • On June 29, 2005, the Commission held a workshop to assist the entities that are required to complete and file Form 477, including a variety of entities that previously were excused from filing because they have relatively few connections, lines, or subscribers
    Power Point Presentation | Workshop Information | Form 477 Information
  • DA 05-1364: Air-Ground Telecommunications Services/Commercial and General Aviation Air-Ground Radiotelephone Service (WTB)
    Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | WTB Erratum
  • DA 05-605: Digital Low Power TV/TV Translators (MB)
    Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection
  • DA 05-281: Rural Report and Order (WTB)
    Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection
  • DA 04-3713: Tribal Lands Bidding Credit (WTB)
    Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection
  • DA 04-2846: Debt Collection and Red Light Rule (OMD)
    Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking | Debt Collection
  • DA 04-2691: Tariffing of Competitive Interstate Switched Exchange Access Service (WCB)
    Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking
  • FCC 01-306: Ancillary or Supplementary Use of Digital TV Capacity by Noncommercial Licensees
    Rule-Federal Register | Rulemaking