Closure of FCC Lockbox 979093 Used to File Fees for Services Provided by the International Bureau, 17283-17285 [2020-05800]

Download as PDF 17283 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 60 Friday, March 27, 2020 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Parts 1 and 63 [MD Docket No. 20–64; FCC 20–16; FRS 16561] Closure of FCC Lockbox 979093 Used to File Fees for Services Provided by the International Bureau Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) adopts an Order that closes Lockbox 979093 and modifies the relevant rule provisions to require electronic filing and fee payments. DATES: Effective April 27, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Warren Firschein, Office of Managing Director at (202) 418–2653 or Roland Helvajian, Office of Managing Director at (202) 418–0444. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s Order, FCC 20–16, MD Docket No. 20–64, adopted on February 26, 2020 and released on March 4, 2020. The full text of this document is available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Center (Room CY–A257), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554, or by downloading the text from the Commission’s website at https:// www.fcc.gov/document/closurelockbox-used-services-providedinternational-bureau. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES I. Procedural Matters comment, no regulatory flexibility analysis is required. B. Final Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Analysis 2. This document does not contain new or modified information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Pub. Law 104–13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any new or modified information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees, pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Pub. Law 107–198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4). C. Congressional Review Act 3. The Commission will not send a copy of the Order pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A), because the adopted rules are rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice that do not ‘‘substantially affect the rights or obligations of non-agency parties. See 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(C). II. Introduction 4. In the Order, we reduce expenditures by the Commission and modernize procedures by amending § 1.1107 of our rules, 47 CFR 1.1107, which sets forth the application fees for services administered by the FCC’s International Bureau (IB). The rule amendment reflects the closure of the lockbox (P.O. Box) 1 used for such manual payment of filing fees for thirteen types of IB services: (1) International Fixed Public Radio; (2) Section 214 Applications; (3) Fixed Satellite Transmit/Receive Earth Stations; (4) Fixed Satellite Transmit/ Receive Earth Stations (2 meters or less operating in the 4⁄6 GHz frequency band); (5) Receive Only Earth Stations; (6) Fixed Satellite Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Systems; (7) Mobile Satellite Earth Stations; (8) Space Stations (Geostationary); (9) Space Stations (NGSO); (10) Direct Broadcast Satellites; (11) International Broadcast Stations; (12) Permit to Deliver A. Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis 1. Section 603 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended, requires a regulatory flexibility analysis in notice and comment rulemaking proceedings. See 5 U.S.C. 603(a). As we are adopting these rules without notice and VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:46 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 1 A P.O. Box used for the collection of fees is referred to as a ‘‘lockbox’’ in our rules and other Commission documents. The FCC collects application processing fees using a series of P.O. Boxes located at U.S. Bank in St. Louis, Missouri. See 47 CFR 1.1101–1.1109 (setting forth the fee schedule for each type of application remittable to the Commission along with the correct lockbox). PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Programs to Foreign Broadcast Stations; and (13) Recognized Operating Agency. We discontinue the option of manual fee payments and instead require the use of an electronic payment for each service listed above. 5. Section 1.1107 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.1107, provides a schedule of application fees for proceedings handled by IB. The rule had also directed filers that do not utilize the Commission’s on-line filing and fee payment systems to send manual payments to P.O. Box 979093 at U.S. Bank in St. Louis, Missouri. In recent years, there have been a decreasing number of lockbox filers, and it now is rare that the Commission receives a lockbox payment. 6. The Commission has begun to reduce its reliance on P.O. Boxes for the collection of fees, instead encouraging the use of electronic payment systems for all application and regulatory fees and closing certain lockboxes. We find that electronic payment of fees for the services processed by IB reduces the agency’s expenditures (including eliminating the annual fee for the bank’s services) and the cost of manually processing each transaction, with little or no inconvenience to the Commission’s regulatees, applicants, and the public. 7. As part of this effort, we are now closing P.O. Box 979093 and modifying the relevant rule provision that requires payment of fees via the closed P.O. Box. In addition, we make minor modifications to reflect the replacement of the International Bureau Filing System (IBFS) with a new system, MyIBFS. Finally, we make a minor adjustment to rule § 1.10006 to reflect that applications for which an electronic form is not available must now be filed through the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) solely in PDF format until new forms are introduced. The rule changes are contained in the Appendix of the Order and the Final Rules of this document. We make these changes without notice and comment because they are rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice exempt from the general notice-andcomment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, see 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). 8. Implementation. As a temporary transition measure, for 90 days after publication of this document in the E:\FR\FM\27MRR1.SGM 27MRR1 17284 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Federal Register, U.S. Bank will continue to process payments to P.O. Box 979093. After that date, payments for these IB services must be made in accordance with the procedures set forth on the Commission’s website, https://www.fcc.gov/licensingdatabases/fees/application-processingfees (International Bureau Fee Filing Guide). For now, such payments will be made through the Fee Filer Online System (Fee Filer), accessible at https:// www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fees/ fee-filer. As we assess and implement U.S. Treasury initiatives toward an allelectronic payment system, we may transition to other secure payment systems with appropriate public notice and guidance. III. Ordering Clauses 9. Accordingly, it is ordered, that pursuant to sections 4(i), 4(j), 158, 208, and 224 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 154(j), 158, 208, and 224, the Order is hereby adopted and the rules set forth in the Appendix of the Order are hereby amended effective April 27, 2020. List of Subjects 47 CFR Part 1 ■ * * * 4. Revise § 1.10006 to read as follows: § 1.10006 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES * Is electronic filing mandatory? Electronic filing is mandatory for all applications for international and satellite services for which an International Bureau Filing System (MyIBFS) form is available. Applications for which an electronic form is not available must be filed through the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) in PDF format until new forms are introduced. See §§ 63.20 and 63.53 of this chapter. As each new MyIBFS form becomes available for electronic filing, the Commission will issue a public notice announcing the availability of the new form and the effective date of mandatory filing for this particular type of filing. As each new form becomes effective, manual filings will not be accepted by the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 § 1.1107 Schedule of charges for applications and other filings for the international services. Administrative practice and procedure. 47 CFR Part 63 Cable television, Communications common carriers, Radio, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Telegraph, Telephone. Federal Communications Commission. Cecilia Sigmund, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary. Final Rules For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission amends 47 CFR parts 1 and 63 as follows: PART 1—PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE 1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. chs. 2, 5, 9, 13; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, unless otherwise noted. (1) You file your Satellite Space Station Application or your Application for Earth Stations to Access a Non-U.S. Satellite Not Currently Authorized to provide the Proposed Service in the Proposed Frequencies in the United States in MyIBFS. (2) You file all other applications in MyIBFS and then do one of the following: (i) Pay by online Automatic Clearing House (ACH) payment, online Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card payment, or wire transfer payment denominated in U.S. dollars and drawn on a United States financial institution and made payable to the Federal Communications Commission (through MyIBFS). (ii) Determine your application type is fee-exempt or your application qualifies for exemption to charges as provided in this part. * 2. Amend § 1.1107 by revising the introductory text to read as follows: ■ Definitions. All other applications. We consider all other applications officially filed once you file the application in the International Bureau Filing System (MyIBFS) and applicable filing fees are received and approved by the FCC, unless the application is determined to be fee-exempt. We determine your official filing date based on one of the following situations: The date your online payment is approved. (Note: You will receive a remittance ID and an authorization number if your transaction is successful). The date you file in MyIBFS and receive a confirmation of filing and submission ID. 5. Amend § 1.10007 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: § 1.10007 What applications can I file electronically? (a) For a complete list of applications or notifications that must be filed electronically, log in to the MyIBFS Fmt 4700 § 1.10001 Your official filing date is: ■ Frm 00002 3. Amend § 1.10001 by revising the definition of ‘‘All other applications’’ to read as follows: ■ Your official filing date is the date and time (to the millisecond) you file your application and receive a confirmation of filing and submission ID. Commission and the filings will be returned to the applicant without processing. Mandatory electronic filing requirements for applications for international and satellite services are set forth in this part and parts 25, 63, and 64 of this chapter. A list of forms that are available for electronic filing can be found on the MyIBFS homepage. For information on electronic filing requirements, see §§ 1.1000 through 1.10018 and the MyIBFS homepage at http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs. PO 00000 Remit payment for these services electronically using the Commission’s electronic payment system in accordance with the procedures set forth on the Commission’s website, www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fees. * * * * * Sfmt 4700 website at http://licensing.fcc.gov/ myibfs. * * * * * 6. Amend § 1.10009 by revising paragraphs (c)(2)(i), (e)(1)(iii), (e)(2), (e)(3)(i) and (ii), and (e)(4), removing paragraph (e)(5), redesigning paragraph (e)(6) as paragraph (e)(5), revising newly redesignated paragraph (e)(5), and removing paragraph (e)(7) to read as follows: ■ § 1.10009 filing? What are the steps for electronic * * * * * (c) * * * (2) * * * (i) The referenced information is filed in MyIBFS. * * * * * (e) * * * (1) * * * E:\FR\FM\27MRR1.SGM 27MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (iii) You can run a draft electronic submission of payment online form through MyIBFS, in association with a filed application, and the system will automatically enter your required fee on the form. (2)(i) A complete FCC electronic submission of payment online form must accompany all fee payments. You must provide the FRN for both the applicant and the payer. You also must include your International Bureau (IB) submission ID number on the electronic submission of payment online form in the box labeled ‘‘FCC Code 2.’’ In addition, for applications for transfer of control or assignment of license, call signs involved in the transaction must be entered into the ‘‘FCC Code 1’’ box on the FCC electronic submission of payment online form. (This may require the use of multiple rows on the electronic submission of payment online form for a single application where more than one call sign is involved.) (ii) You can generate a pre-filled FCC electronic submission of payment online form from MyIBFS using your IB submission ID. For specific instructions on using MyIBFS to generate your FCC electronic submission of payment online form, go to the MyIBFS website (http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs) and click on the ‘‘Getting Started’’ button. (3) * * * (i) Pay by credit card (through MyIBFS); (ii) Pay by online Automatic Clearing House (ACH) payment; or * * * * * (4) You must electronically submit payment on the date you file your application in MyIBFS. If not, we will dismiss your application. (5) For more information on fee payments, refer to Payment Instructions found on the MyIBFS internet site at http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs, under the Using IBFS link. ■ 7. Revise § 1.10010 to read as follows: § 1.10010 Do I need to send paper copies with my electronic applications? khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES When you file electronically through MyIBFS, the electronic record is the official record. You do not need to submit paper copies of your application. ■ 8. Amend § 1.10011 by revising paragraphs (a) through (c) and (d) introductory text to read as follows: § 1.10011 Who may sign applications? (a) The Commission only accepts electronic applications. An electronic application is ‘‘signed’’ when there is an electronic signature. An electronic signature is the typed name of the person ‘‘signing’’ the application, which VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:46 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 is then electronically transmitted via MyIBFS. (b) For all electronically filed applications, you (or the signor) must actually sign a paper copy of the application, and keep the signed original in your files for future reference. (c) You only need to sign the original of applications, amendments, and related statements of fact. (d) Sign applications, amendments, and related statements of fact as follows: * * * * * 9. Amend § 1.10015 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ § 1.10015 Are there exceptions for emergency filings? * * * * * (b) Emergency authorizations stop at the end of emergency periods or wars. After the emergency period or war, you must submit your request by filing the appropriate form electronically. * * * * * PART 63—EXTENSION OF LINES, NEW LINES, AND DISCONTINUANCE, REDUCTION, OUTAGE AND IMPAIRMENT OF SERVICE BY COMMON CARRIERS; AND GRANTS OF RECOGNIZED PRIVATE OPERATING AGENCY STATUS 10. The authority citation for part 63 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 154(j), 160, 201–205, 214, 218, 403, 571, unless otherwise noted. 11. Amend § 63.53 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ § 63.53 Form. (a) Applications for international service under section 214 of the Communications Act must be filed electronically with the Commission. Subject to the availability of electronic forms, all applications and other filings described in this section must be filed electronically through the International Bureau Filing System (MyIBFS). A list of forms that are available for electronic filing can be found on the MyIBFS homepage. For information on electronic filing requirements, see §§ 1.10000 through 1.10018 of this chapter and the MyIBFS homepage at http://www.fcc.gov/ibfs. See also § 63.20. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2020–05800 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 17285 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 600 [Docket No. 200321–0084] RIN 0648–BJ70 Emergency Measures To Address Fishery Observer Coverage During the COVID–19 Coronavirus Pandemic National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; emergency action; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS issues this temporary rule (also referred to herein as ‘‘emergency action’’) to provide it with authority to waive observer coverage requirements established in regulations promulgated under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and other statutes, consistent with applicable law and international obligations. NMFS is taking this action to address public health concerns relating to the evolving pandemic of Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID–19). NMFS is taking this action to protect public health, economic security, and food security, and to safeguard the health and safety of fishermen, observers, and other persons involved with such monitoring programs, while safeguarding the ability of fishermen to continue business operations and produce seafood for the Nation. This action also authorizes NMFS to waive some training or other program requirements to ensure that as many observers are available as possible while ensuring the safety and health of the observers and trainers. DATES: Effective March 24, 2020 through September 23, 2020. Comments must be received by April 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2020–0036, may be submitted to NMFS using an electronic submission via the Federal eRulemaking portal. Go to https:// www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAANMFS-2020-0036, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the public record and generally will be posted for public viewing on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27MRR1.SGM 27MRR1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Rules 
and Regulations

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Parts 1 and 63

[MD Docket No. 20-64; FCC 20-16; FRS 16561]


Closure of FCC Lockbox 979093 Used to File Fees for Services 
Provided by the International Bureau

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC 
or Commission) adopts an Order that closes Lockbox 979093 and modifies 
the relevant rule provisions to require electronic filing and fee 
payments.

DATES: Effective April 27, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Warren Firschein, Office of Managing 
Director at (202) 418-2653 or Roland Helvajian, Office of Managing 
Director at (202) 418-0444.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's Order, 
FCC 20-16, MD Docket No. 20-64, adopted on February 26, 2020 and 
released on March 4, 2020. The full text of this document is available 
for public inspection and copying during normal business hours in the 
FCC Reference Center (Room CY-A257), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 
20554, or by downloading the text from the Commission's website at 
https://www.fcc.gov/document/closure-lockbox-used-services-provided-international-bureau.

I. Procedural Matters

A. Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

    1. Section 603 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended, 
requires a regulatory flexibility analysis in notice and comment 
rulemaking proceedings. See 5 U.S.C. 603(a). As we are adopting these 
rules without notice and comment, no regulatory flexibility analysis is 
required.

B. Final Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Analysis

    2. This document does not contain new or modified information 
collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA), Pub. Law 104-13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any 
new or modified information collection burden for small business 
concerns with fewer than 25 employees, pursuant to the Small Business 
Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Pub. Law 107-198, see 44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(4).

C. Congressional Review Act

    3. The Commission will not send a copy of the Order pursuant to the 
Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A), because the 
adopted rules are rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice 
that do not ``substantially affect the rights or obligations of non-
agency parties. See 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(C).

II. Introduction

    4. In the Order, we reduce expenditures by the Commission and 
modernize procedures by amending Sec.  1.1107 of our rules, 47 CFR 
1.1107, which sets forth the application fees for services administered 
by the FCC's International Bureau (IB). The rule amendment reflects the 
closure of the lockbox (P.O. Box) \1\ used for such manual payment of 
filing fees for thirteen types of IB services: (1) International Fixed 
Public Radio; (2) Section 214 Applications; (3) Fixed Satellite 
Transmit/Receive Earth Stations; (4) Fixed Satellite Transmit/Receive 
Earth Stations (2 meters or less operating in the \4/6\ GHz frequency 
band); (5) Receive Only Earth Stations; (6) Fixed Satellite Very Small 
Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Systems; (7) Mobile Satellite Earth Stations; 
(8) Space Stations (Geostationary); (9) Space Stations (NGSO); (10) 
Direct Broadcast Satellites; (11) International Broadcast Stations; 
(12) Permit to Deliver Programs to Foreign Broadcast Stations; and (13) 
Recognized Operating Agency. We discontinue the option of manual fee 
payments and instead require the use of an electronic payment for each 
service listed above.
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    \1\ A P.O. Box used for the collection of fees is referred to as 
a ``lockbox'' in our rules and other Commission documents. The FCC 
collects application processing fees using a series of P.O. Boxes 
located at U.S. Bank in St. Louis, Missouri. See 47 CFR 1.1101-
1.1109 (setting forth the fee schedule for each type of application 
remittable to the Commission along with the correct lockbox).
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    5. Section 1.1107 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.1107, 
provides a schedule of application fees for proceedings handled by IB. 
The rule had also directed filers that do not utilize the Commission's 
on-line filing and fee payment systems to send manual payments to P.O. 
Box 979093 at U.S. Bank in St. Louis, Missouri. In recent years, there 
have been a decreasing number of lockbox filers, and it now is rare 
that the Commission receives a lockbox payment.
    6. The Commission has begun to reduce its reliance on P.O. Boxes 
for the collection of fees, instead encouraging the use of electronic 
payment systems for all application and regulatory fees and closing 
certain lockboxes. We find that electronic payment of fees for the 
services processed by IB reduces the agency's expenditures (including 
eliminating the annual fee for the bank's services) and the cost of 
manually processing each transaction, with little or no inconvenience 
to the Commission's regulatees, applicants, and the public.
    7. As part of this effort, we are now closing P.O. Box 979093 and 
modifying the relevant rule provision that requires payment of fees via 
the closed P.O. Box. In addition, we make minor modifications to 
reflect the replacement of the International Bureau Filing System 
(IBFS) with a new system, MyIBFS. Finally, we make a minor adjustment 
to rule Sec.  1.10006 to reflect that applications for which an 
electronic form is not available must now be filed through the 
Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) solely in PDF format until new 
forms are introduced. The rule changes are contained in the Appendix of 
the Order and the Final Rules of this document. We make these changes 
without notice and comment because they are rules of agency 
organization, procedure, or practice exempt from the general notice-
and-comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, see 5 
U.S.C. 553(b)(A).
    8. Implementation. As a temporary transition measure, for 90 days 
after publication of this document in the

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Federal Register, U.S. Bank will continue to process payments to P.O. 
Box 979093. After that date, payments for these IB services must be 
made in accordance with the procedures set forth on the Commission's 
website, https://www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fees/application-processing-fees (International Bureau Fee Filing Guide). For now, such 
payments will be made through the Fee Filer Online System (Fee Filer), 
accessible at https://www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fees/fee-filer. 
As we assess and implement U.S. Treasury initiatives toward an all-
electronic payment system, we may transition to other secure payment 
systems with appropriate public notice and guidance.

III. Ordering Clauses

    9. Accordingly, it is ordered, that pursuant to sections 4(i), 
4(j), 158, 208, and 224 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 
47 U.S.C. 154(i), 154(j), 158, 208, and 224, the Order is hereby 
adopted and the rules set forth in the Appendix of the Order are hereby 
amended effective April 27, 2020.

List of Subjects

47 CFR Part 1

    Administrative practice and procedure.

47 CFR Part 63

    Cable television, Communications common carriers, Radio, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements, Telegraph, Telephone.

Federal Communications Commission.
Cecilia Sigmund,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary.

Final Rules

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal 
Communications Commission amends 47 CFR parts 1 and 63 as follows:

PART 1--PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

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1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  47 U.S.C. chs. 2, 5, 9, 13; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, 
unless otherwise noted.

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2. Amend Sec.  1.1107 by revising the introductory text to read as 
follows:


Sec.  1.1107   Schedule of charges for applications and other filings 
for the international services.

    Remit payment for these services electronically using the 
Commission's electronic payment system in accordance with the 
procedures set forth on the Commission's website, www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fees.
* * * * *

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3. Amend Sec.  1.10001 by revising the definition of ``All other 
applications'' to read as follows:


Sec.  1.10001   Definitions.

    All other applications. We consider all other applications 
officially filed once you file the application in the International 
Bureau Filing System (MyIBFS) and applicable filing fees are received 
and approved by the FCC, unless the application is determined to be 
fee-exempt. We determine your official filing date based on one of the 
following situations:

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(1) You file your Satellite Space        Your official filing date is
 Station Application or your              the date and time (to the
 Application for Earth Stations to        millisecond) you file your
 Access a Non-U.S. Satellite Not          application and receive a
 Currently Authorized to provide the      confirmation of filing and
 Proposed Service in the Proposed         submission ID.
 Frequencies in the United States in
 MyIBFS.
(2) You file all other applications in   Your official filing date is:
 MyIBFS and then do one of the
 following:
    (i) Pay by online Automatic             The date your online payment
     Clearing House (ACH) payment,           is approved. (Note: You
     online Visa, MasterCard, American       will receive a remittance
     Express, or Discover credit card        ID and an authorization
     payment, or wire transfer payment       number if your transaction
     denominated in U.S. dollars and         is successful).
     drawn on a United States financial
     institution and made payable to
     the Federal Communications
     Commission (through MyIBFS).
    (ii) Determine your application         The date you file in MyIBFS
     type is fee-exempt or your              and receive a confirmation
     application qualifies for               of filing and submission
     exemption to charges as provided        ID.
     in this part.
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4. Revise Sec.  1.10006 to read as follows:


Sec.  1.10006   Is electronic filing mandatory?

    Electronic filing is mandatory for all applications for 
international and satellite services for which an International Bureau 
Filing System (MyIBFS) form is available. Applications for which an 
electronic form is not available must be filed through the Electronic 
Comment Filing System (ECFS) in PDF format until new forms are 
introduced. See Sec. Sec.  63.20 and 63.53 of this chapter. As each new 
MyIBFS form becomes available for electronic filing, the Commission 
will issue a public notice announcing the availability of the new form 
and the effective date of mandatory filing for this particular type of 
filing. As each new form becomes effective, manual filings will not be 
accepted by the Commission and the filings will be returned to the 
applicant without processing. Mandatory electronic filing requirements 
for applications for international and satellite services are set forth 
in this part and parts 25, 63, and 64 of this chapter. A list of forms 
that are available for electronic filing can be found on the MyIBFS 
homepage. For information on electronic filing requirements, see 
Sec. Sec.  1.1000 through 1.10018 and the MyIBFS homepage at http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs.

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5. Amend Sec.  1.10007 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  1.10007   What applications can I file electronically?

    (a) For a complete list of applications or notifications that must 
be filed electronically, log in to the MyIBFS website at http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs.
* * * * *

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6. Amend Sec.  1.10009 by revising paragraphs (c)(2)(i), (e)(1)(iii), 
(e)(2), (e)(3)(i) and (ii), and (e)(4), removing paragraph (e)(5), 
redesigning paragraph (e)(6) as paragraph (e)(5), revising newly 
redesignated paragraph (e)(5), and removing paragraph (e)(7) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  1.10009   What are the steps for electronic filing?

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (i) The referenced information is filed in MyIBFS.
* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (1) * * *

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    (iii) You can run a draft electronic submission of payment online 
form through MyIBFS, in association with a filed application, and the 
system will automatically enter your required fee on the form.
    (2)(i) A complete FCC electronic submission of payment online form 
must accompany all fee payments. You must provide the FRN for both the 
applicant and the payer. You also must include your International 
Bureau (IB) submission ID number on the electronic submission of 
payment online form in the box labeled ``FCC Code 2.'' In addition, for 
applications for transfer of control or assignment of license, call 
signs involved in the transaction must be entered into the ``FCC Code 
1'' box on the FCC electronic submission of payment online form. (This 
may require the use of multiple rows on the electronic submission of 
payment online form for a single application where more than one call 
sign is involved.)
    (ii) You can generate a pre-filled FCC electronic submission of 
payment online form from MyIBFS using your IB submission ID. For 
specific instructions on using MyIBFS to generate your FCC electronic 
submission of payment online form, go to the MyIBFS website (http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs) and click on the ``Getting Started'' button.
    (3) * * *
    (i) Pay by credit card (through MyIBFS);
    (ii) Pay by online Automatic Clearing House (ACH) payment; or
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    (4) You must electronically submit payment on the date you file 
your application in MyIBFS. If not, we will dismiss your application.
    (5) For more information on fee payments, refer to Payment 
Instructions found on the MyIBFS internet site at http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs, under the Using IBFS link.

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7. Revise Sec.  1.10010 to read as follows:


Sec.  1.10010   Do I need to send paper copies with my electronic 
applications?

    When you file electronically through MyIBFS, the electronic record 
is the official record. You do not need to submit paper copies of your 
application.

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8. Amend Sec.  1.10011 by revising paragraphs (a) through (c) and (d) 
introductory text to read as follows:


Sec.  1.10011   Who may sign applications?

    (a) The Commission only accepts electronic applications. An 
electronic application is ``signed'' when there is an electronic 
signature. An electronic signature is the typed name of the person 
``signing'' the application, which is then electronically transmitted 
via MyIBFS.
    (b) For all electronically filed applications, you (or the signor) 
must actually sign a paper copy of the application, and keep the signed 
original in your files for future reference.
    (c) You only need to sign the original of applications, amendments, 
and related statements of fact.
    (d) Sign applications, amendments, and related statements of fact 
as follows:
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9. Amend Sec.  1.10015 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  1.10015   Are there exceptions for emergency filings?

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    (b) Emergency authorizations stop at the end of emergency periods 
or wars. After the emergency period or war, you must submit your 
request by filing the appropriate form electronically.
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PART 63--EXTENSION OF LINES, NEW LINES, AND DISCONTINUANCE, 
REDUCTION, OUTAGE AND IMPAIRMENT OF SERVICE BY COMMON CARRIERS; AND 
GRANTS OF RECOGNIZED PRIVATE OPERATING AGENCY STATUS

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10. The authority citation for part 63 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 154(j), 160, 201-205, 214, 
218, 403, 571, unless otherwise noted.

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11. Amend Sec.  63.53 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  63.53   Form.

    (a) Applications for international service under section 214 of the 
Communications Act must be filed electronically with the Commission. 
Subject to the availability of electronic forms, all applications and 
other filings described in this section must be filed electronically 
through the International Bureau Filing System (MyIBFS). A list of 
forms that are available for electronic filing can be found on the 
MyIBFS homepage. For information on electronic filing requirements, see 
Sec. Sec.  1.10000 through 1.10018 of this chapter and the MyIBFS 
homepage at http://www.fcc.gov/ibfs. See also Sec.  63.20.
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[FR Doc. 2020-05800 Filed 3-26-20; 8:45 am]
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