47 CFR 1.10014 - What happens after officially filing my application?

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§ 1.10014 What happens after officially filing my application?
(a) We give you an IBFS file number.
(b) We electronically route your application to an analyst who conducts an initial review of your application. If your application is incomplete, we will either dismiss the application, or contact you by telephone, letter or email to ask for additional information within a specific time. In cases where we ask for additional information, if we do not receive it within the specified time, we will dismiss your application. In either case, we will dismiss your application without prejudice, so that you may file again with a complete application.
(c) If your application is complete, and we verify receipt of your payment, it will appear on an “Accepted for Filing” Public Notice, unless public notice is not required. An “Accepted for Filing” Public Notice gives the public a certain amount of time to comment on your filing. This period varies depending upon the type of application.
(1) Certain applications do not have to go on an “Accepted for Filing” Public Notice prior to initiation of service, but instead are filed as notifications to the Commission of prior actions by the carriers as authorized by the rules. Examples include pro forma notifications of transfer of control and assignment and certain foreign carrier notifications.
(2) Each “Accepted for Filing” Public Notice has a report number. Examples of various types of applications and their corresponding report number (the “x” represents a sequential number) follow.
Type of application Report No.
325-C Applications 325-xxxxx.
Accounting Rate Change ARC-xxxxx.
Foreign Carrier Affiliation Notification FCN-xxxxx.
International High Frequency IHF-xxxxx.
Recognized Operating Agency ROA-xxxxx.
Satellite Space Station SAT-xxxxx.
Satellite Earth Station SES-xxxxx.
International Telecommunications:
Streamlined TEL-xxxxxS.
Non-streamlined TEL-xxxxxNS and/or DA.
Submarine Cable Landing:
Streamlined SCL-xxxxxS.
Non-streamlined SCL-xxxxxNS and/or DA.
(d) After the Public Notice, your application may undergo legal, technical and/or financial review as deemed necessary. In addition, some applications require coordination with other government agencies.
(e) After review, we decide whether to grant or deny applications or whether to take other necessary action. Grants, denials and any other necessary actions are noted in the IBFS database. Some filings may not require any affirmative action, such as some Foreign Carrier Affiliation Notification Filings. Other filings, such as some International Section 214 Applications, International Accounting Rate Change Filings and Requests for assignment of Data Network Identification Codes, may be granted automatically on a specific date unless the applicant is notified otherwise prior to that date, as specified in the rules.
(f) We list most actions taken on public notices. Each “Action Taken” Public Notice has a report number. Examples of various types of applications and their corresponding report number (the “x” represents a sequential number) follow.
Type of application Report No.
325-C Applications 325-xxxxx.
Accounting Rate Change No action taken PN released.
Foreign Carrier Affiliation Notification No action taken PN released.
International High Frequency IHF-xxxxx.
Recognized Operating Agency No action taken PN released.
Satellite Space Station SAT-xxxxx (occasionally).
Satellite Earth Station SES-xxxxx.
International Telecommunications TEL-xxxxx and DA.
Submarine Cable Landing TEL-xxxxx and DA.
(g) Other actions are taken by formal written Order, oral actions that are followed up with a written document, or grant stamp of the application. In all cases, the action dates are available online through the IBFS system.
(h) Issuing and Mailing Licenses for Granted Applications. Not all applications handled through IBFS and granted by the Commission result in the issuance of a paper license or authorization. A list of application types and their corresponding authorizations follows.
Type of application Type of license/authorization issued
325-C Application FCC permit mailed to permittee or contact, as specified in the application.
Accounting Rate Change No authorizing document is issued by the Commission. In some cases, a Commission order may be issued related to an Accounting Rate Change filing.
Data Network Identification Code Filing Letter confirming the grant of a new DNIC or the reassignment of an existing DNIC is mailed to the applicant or its designated representative.
Foreign Carrier Affiliation Notification No authorizing document is issued by the Commission. In some cases, a Commission order may be issued related to a Foreign Carrier Affiliation Notification.
International High Frequency:
Construction Permits, Licenses, Modifications, Renewals, and Transfers of Control/Assignment of License For all applications, an original, stamped authorization is issued to the applicant and a copy of the authorization is sent to the specified contact.
Recognized Operating Agency The FCC sends a letter to the Department of State requesting grant or denial of recognized operating agency status. (The applicant is mailed a courtesy copy.) The Department of State issues a letter to both the Commission and the Applicant advising of their decision.
Satellite Space Station:
1. Request for Special Temporary Authority 1. Letter, grant-stamped request, or short order.
2. New Authorization 2. Generally issued by Commission Order.
3. Amendment 3. Generally issued as part of a Commission Order acting upon the underlying application.
4. Modification 4. Generally issued by Commission Order.
5. Transfer of Control/Assignment of License 5. Generally issued by Commission Order or Public Notice. Also, Form A-732 authorization issued and mailed to applicant (original), parties to the transaction, and the applicant's specified contact (copy).
Satellite Earth Station:
1. Request for Special Temporary Authority 1. Letter, grant-stamped request, or short order.
2. New Authorization 2. License issued and mailed to applicant (original) and specified contact (copy).
3. Amendment 3. If granted, the action is incorporated into the license for the underlying application.
4. Modification 4. License issued and mailed to applicant (original) and specified contact (copy).
5. Renewal 5. License issued and mailed to applicant (original) and specified contact (copy).
6. Transfer of Control/Assignment of License 6. If granted, Form A-732 authorization issued and mailed to applicant (original), parties to the transaction, and the applicant's specified contact (copy).
International Telecommunications—Section 214:
1. Streamlined (New, Transfer of Control, Assignment) 1. Action Taken Public Notice serves as the authorization document. This notice is issued weekly and is available online both at IBFS ( http://www.fcc.gov/ibfs ) and the Electronic Document Management System (EDOCS) ( http://www.fcc.gov/e-file/ ).
2. Non-streamlined (New, Transfer of Control, Assignment) 2. Decisions are generally issued by PN; some are done by Commission Order.
3. Request for Special Temporary Authority 3. Letter, grant-stamped request issued to applicant.
International Signaling Point Code Filing Letter issued to applicant.
Submarine Cable Landing License Application:
1. Streamlined (New, Transfer of Control, Assignment) 1. Action Taken Public Notice serves as the authorization document. This notice is issued weekly and is available online both at IBFS, which can be found at http://www.fcc.gov/ibfs, and the Electronic Document Management System (EDOCS), which can be found at http://www.fcc.gov/e-file/.
2. Non-Streamlined (New, Transfer of Control, Assignment) 2. Decisions are generally issued by PN; some are done by Commission Order.
[69 FR 29895, May 26, 2004, as amended at 76 FR 70910, Nov. 16, 2011]

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