FCC Extends Fee Filing Deadline to Friday, Sept. 30 Due to Hurricane Ian

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WASHINGTON—The FCC announced yesterday that due to Hurricane Ian, it was extending the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 regulatory fee filing deadline from Wednesday, Sept. 28 to 11:59:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, Sept. 30.

“Hurricane Ian may cause significant damage within its path, including storm surge, wind damage, and flooding, the commission said. “According to forecasts, it may cause substantial damage to the communications network, resulting in service disruptions and outages throughout areas in Florida. The Commission is mindful of the effect of this hurricane on regulatory fee payors located in affected areas. Additionally, we are aware of other technical challenges entities are currently facing in paying their regulatory fees.  

Anyone affected by the Hurricane who may have problems meeting the deadline should contact Sanford Williams, Deputy Managing Director, at 202-418-1508 or sanford.williams@fcc.gov.

Tom Butts

Tom has covered the broadcast technology market for the past 25 years, including three years handling member communications for the National Association of Broadcasters followed by a year as editor of Video Technology News and DTV Business executive newsletters for Phillips Publishing. In 1999 he launched digitalbroadcasting.com for internet B2B portal Verticalnet. He is also a charter member of the CTA's Academy of Digital TV Pioneers. Since 2001, he has been editor-in-chief of TV Tech (www.tvtech.com), the leading source of news and information on broadcast and related media technology and is a frequent contributor and moderator to the brand’s Tech Leadership events.