• FCC Clarifies Extended Filing Deadlines Due to Federal Government Shutdown
  • October 22, 2013
  • Law Firm: Lerman Senter PLLC - Washington Office
  • In light of the federal government shutdown, the Federal Communications Commission has extended the deadlines for most regulatory and enforcement filings that would have been due between October 1 and October 16, the period when federal agencies were closed. The FCC had previously suspended indefinitely all filing dates falling between October 1 and October 21. The clarification issued today has established the following schedule:

    • Filings that were initially due between October 1 and 6 are now due on October 22.

    • Filings that were initially due between October 7 and October 16 are now due 16 days after the original filing date.

    • Filings that were initially due between October 17 and November 4 are now due on November 4.

    In all cases, if the new due date falls on a weekend or other day when the FCC is closed, the due date is the next business day.

    An exception to this schedule involves the Uniform Licensing System (“ULS”). Applications and notifications made through ULS which were initially due between October 1 and November 4 are now due November 4. There are other exceptions that apply to specific proceedings.