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OMB Approves Elimination of Correspondence File

The FCC voted on the proposal in January

The Office of Management and Budget has signed off on the FCC proposal to do away with the requirement that commercial broadcast stations retain copies of letters and emails in their public inspection files, Dan Kirkpatrick wrote on CommLawBlog.

The commission voted on the proposal in January, and the OMB approval came last week, which means the change went into effect June 29. According to Kirkpatrick, this also eliminates the requirement that cable operators include headend locations in public files.

Due to privacy concerns, local correspondence was never included in the online public file, Kirkpatrick explains.

Read more about the changes in the full post, here.

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