FCC Schedules Workshop on Consolidated Licensing
WASHINGTON: The Federal Communications Commission is updating how it licenses each of the
industries it regulates. The agency plans to consolidate its licensing systems
in an effort to make it easier to track a licensing application and to improve
its spectrum management.
The commission seeks input on its plans and has scheduled a workshop on
April 7 to focus on the
Web site and Web-based interaction of the CLS. Specifically, it’s asking what
are major concerns raised for the broadcasting industries and others by the
transition to electronic filing where it is not already required, as well as
the implications of e-filing.
The FCC also seeks input on what other capabilities industry would like, such
as mapping or historical licensing data and how confidential information should
The FCC has opened MD Docket 10-73 on the issue, and will issue a Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking after any workshops and suggestions have been received. --
from Radio World