The FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to relieve certain television broadcasters of a reporting obligation relating to ancillary or supplementary services and to update rules requiring public notice of broadcast applications.

The FCC is seeking comment on how to modernize two provisions in Part 73 of the Commission’s rules governing broadcast licensees:Section 73.624(g), which establishes certain reporting obligations relating to the provision of ancillary or supplementary services, and Section 73.3580, which sets forth requirements concerning public notice of the filing of broadcast applications. First, the FCC proposes amendments to Section 73.624(g)(2) that would relieve certain television broadcasters of the obligation to submit FCC Form 2100, Schedule G,  which is used to report information about the provision of ancillary or supplementary services. Second, the FCC seeks comment on whether to update or repeal Section 73.3580 of the rules, which requires broadcast applicants to provide public notice of the filing of various license applications, to afford such applicants more flexibility in how they provide that notice. As part of this inquiry , the FCC seeks comment on whether to permit broadcast applicants that currently provide written notice in a local newspaper, instead to provide that notice online.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [197 KB PDF]