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FCC Issues Reminder on Filing Process

Don’t use email to submit filings that belong in LMS

FCC, Federal Communications CommissionThe FCC’s Media Bureau is reminding everyone that applications and submissions that can be submitted using its Licensing and Management System must be submitted that way.

This may seem obvious; however, as we’ve reported, the bureau recently announced that it will no longer accept any filings in its old Consolidated Database System (CDBS), and it set up procedures for the public to submit certain types of filings by email pending final transition of all filings to LMS.

This apparently caused some confusion, so now comes a reminder that the Media Bureau will not accept applications that are required to be filed using LMS but that are submitted using those new email filing procedures. The latter procedures just apply to those types that until recently would have been submitted via CDBS. (Here’s that earlier announcement, if you’re not sure which types are involved.)

“As of Jan. 12, 2022, all Media Bureau filings that cannot be submitted using LMS must be submitted by email to [email protected].”

It also reminded filers that emailed submissions must include the required Anti-Drug Abuse Act Certification. It also addressed other required information and fees. For those details and guidance about sending questions to the FCC, see the bureau’s latest announcement.