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FCC Annual Regulatory Fees Due September 13

August 13, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has set the deadline for the payment of FY 2012 annual regulatory fees. In order to avoid a 25% late payment penalty, regulatory fees must be received by the FCC no later than 11:59 PM, ET, September 13, 2012. Media services licensees can now look up their FY 2012 regulatory fee amounts by logging onto the FCC-authorized website: and clicking on the "View Fee Information and Exempt Status for any Broadcast Property" link. After clicking on this link, licensees will be able to view their fee amounts, fee codes, facility identification numbers for their main facilities and translators. The official site for filing 2012 Regulatory Fees has been activated and is located here:

Licensees should remember that they also must make payments for auxiliary licenses (STLs, remote pickups, intercity relays, etc.) and satellite earth stations (except for receive only earth stations) in addition to their main facilities.

Should you need additional information concerning the payment of FCC regulatory fees or assistance with your regulatory fee filing, please contact the persons listed below or the Wiley Rein attorney with whom you regularly work.