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Overview:  On April 20, 2023, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopted an Order (FCC 23-28) requiring all International Section 214 Authorization Holders (Authorization Holders) to respond to a one-time collection to update the Commission’s records regarding their foreign ownership. 

One-Time Information Collection Online Filing System:  Each Authorization Holder must complete and submit the form online at the One-Time Information Collection Online Filing System.

Filing Window:  The electronic filing window opens on December 8, 2023 and closes on January 22, 2024.   

  • All Authorization Holders are required to file their responses online in the One-Time Information Collection Online Filing System by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on January 22, 2024.

IMPORTANT

All Authorization Holders must file by the deadline.  The Commission is currently considering in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in IB Docket No. 23-119 whether to cancel the authorizations of carriers that fail to timely respond to the One-Time Information Collection and to impose forfeitures or other measures where a carrier fails to respond in a timely or complete manner.

 

One-Time Information Collection Resources

Orders, Public Notices, and Related Sources

  • Evolving Risks Order and NPRM.  Review of International Section 214 Authorizations to Assess Evolving National Security, Law Enforcement, Foreign Policy, and Trade Policy Risks; Amendment of the Schedule of Application Fees Set Forth in Sections 1.1102 through 1.1109 of the Commission’s Rules, IB Docket No. 23-119, MD Docket No. 23-134, Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 23-28 (Apr. 25, 2023).
  • Office of International Affairs Exemption Order.  Review of International Section 214 Authorizations to Assess Evolving National Security, Law Enforcement, Foreign Policy, and Trade Policy Risks; Amendment of the Schedule of Application Fees Set Forth in Sections 1.1102 through 1.1109 of the Commission’s Rules, IB Docket No. 23-119, MD Docket No. 23-134, Order, DA 23-745 (Aug. 22, 2023).
  • Federal Register. Federal Communications Commission, Review of International Authorizations To Assess Evolving National Security, Law Enforcement, Foreign Policy, and Trade Policy Risks; Amendment of the Schedule of Application Fees, 88 Fed. Reg. 85514 (Dec. 8, 2023).
  • Federal Communications Commission, Review of International Authorizations To Assess Evolving National Security, Law Enforcement, Foreign Policy, and Trade Policy Risks; Amendment of the Schedule of Application Fees, 88 Fed. Reg. 50486 (Aug. 1, 2023).
  • Public Notice Announcing the Filing Window.  The Office of International Affairs Announces the Opening of the One-Time Information Filing Window for International Section 214 Authorization Holders to Provide Foreign Ownership Information, IB Docket No. 23-119, MD Docket No. 23-134, Public Notice, DA 23-1146 (Dec. 13, 2023).
  • FCC Notice Required by the Paperwork Reduction Act
  • Privacy Act Statement

FCC Assistance on the One-Time Information Collection

  • One-Time Information Collection.  For questions about the One-Time Information Collection, email the FCC’s Office of International Affairs, Telecommunications & Analysis Division at fcc-evolving-risks@fcc.gov.
  • FCC Registration Numbers (FRNs).  For questions relating to FRNs, submit a help request or call the FRN Help Desk at (877) 480-3201 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Eastern time (ET)).  Additional information regarding FRNs can be found on the Commission Registration System (CORES) webpage.
  • International Communications Filing System (ICFS).  Additional information regarding ICFS can be found on the ICFS homepage.  For questions relating to ICFS, email ICFSInfo@fcc.gov or call ICFS Help Line at (202) 418-2222 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET).
Bureau/Office:
Updated:
Wednesday, September 13, 2023