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Where Did Those Applications Go? Check the LMS

FCC regulatory modernization efforts moving forward

As part of its ongoing efforts to update its own application filing system, the Federal Communications Commission has transitioned a series of online applications from one database to another.

Starting Sept. 25, several applications will be transferred by the Media Bureau from the CDBS database to the LMS online electronic filing system. Seven application forms in total will be moved over, such as the construction permit application for commercial FM radio stations and the application requesting authority to construct/make changes to an FM translator station. See the complete list here.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to log into LMS using an FCC Registration Number  (FRN) and associated FRN password because — unlike the CDBS system — all filings in LMS are tied to a facility’s FRN. Also keep in mind that if a facility had multiple FRNs in the old CDBS system, a licensee will be asked to formally select one and only one of those FRNs the very first time they log into LMS.

The CDBS database will also no longer be the home for those looking to create a pleading or leave a comment. Instead, comments concerning applications filed using LMS must be filed using the LMS system.

The Media Bureau plans to transition more applications from LMS on an ongoing basis, the FCC said.

For assistance, contact the commission at 877-480-3201 (Option 2) or submit a request online here.

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