[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 193 (Thursday, October 4, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 60666-60667]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24514]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 1

[MD Docket No. 12-201; FCC 12-77]


Procedures for Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees; 
Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2008

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of reply comment date.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission 
(Commission), via the Office of Managing Director, seeks comment on a 
report released by the Government Accountability Office Report on 
September 12, 2012, entitled, Federal Communications Commission, 
Regulatory Fee Process Needs To Be Updated. In addition, this document 
extends the reply comment date in response to the Commission's Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposals to reform the 
Commission's policies and procedures for assessing and collecting 
regulatory fees.

DATES: The comment period is reopened and the reply comment period is 
extended for the proposed rule published August 17, 2012, at 7 FR 
49749. Interested parties may submit comments in response to the GAO 
Regulatory Fees Reform Report on or before October 9, 2012, and reply 
comments in response to both the GAO Regulatory Fees Reform Report and 
Regulatory Fees Reform Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on or before 
October 23, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by MD Docket No. 12-201, 
by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Federal Communications Commission's Web Site: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request 
reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language 
interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: FCC504@fcc.gov or phone: 202-418-
0530 or TTY: 202-418-0432.
     Email: ecfs@fcc.gov. Include MD Docket No. 12-201 in the 
subject line of the message.
     Mail: Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal 
Service Express

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Mail, and Priority Mail, must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, 
Capitol Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, 
and Priority mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington DC 20554.

For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional 
information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 17, 2012, the Federal Communications 
Commission (Commission) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM), FCC 12-77, seeking comment on proposals to reform the 
Commission's policies and procedures for assessing and collecting 
regulatory fees. The Commission published this Regulatory Fees Reform 
NPRM in the Federal Register, establishing a comment deadline of 
September 17, 2012 and reply comment deadline of October 16, 2012. On 
September 10, 2012, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released 
a report entitled, Federal Communications Commission, Regulatory Fee 
Process Needs To Be Updated.
    In this Public Notice, the Office of Managing Director (OMD) seeks 
comment on the GAO Regulatory Fees Report and extends the deadline for 
filing reply comments in response to the Regulatory Fees Reform NPRM 
until October 23, 2012. This extension aligns the reply comment 
deadlines in response to both items so that interested parties have the 
opportunity to concurrently examine and comment on the intertwined 
issues in these items. Accordingly, comments for the GAO Regulatory 
Fees Report will be due October 9, 2012 and reply comments in response 
to both the GAO Regulatory Fees Report and Regulatory Fees Reform NPRM 
are due October 23, 2012. Finally, OMD has entered the GAO Regulatory 
Fees Report into the record of the Regulatory Fees Reform proceeding so 
that comments on both documents may be filed in MD Docket 12-201.
    The full text of this document is available for inspection and 
copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Center, 445 
12th Street SW., Room CY-A257, Portals II, Washington, DC 20554, and 
may also be purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, BCPI, 
Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 
20554. Customers may contact BCPI, Inc. via their Web site, http://www.bcpi.com, or call 1-800-378-3160. This document is available in 
alternative formats (computer diskette, large print, audio record, and 
braille). Persons with disabilities who need documents in these formats 
may contact the FCC by email: FCC504@fcc.gov or phone: 202-418-0530 or 
TTY: 202-418-0432.

Comment Filing Procedures

    Comments and Replies. Pursuant to Sec. Sec.  1.415 and 1.419 of the 
Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.415, 1.419, interested parties may file 
comments and reply comments on or before the dates indicated on the 
first page of this document. Comments may be filed using: (1) The 
Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), (2) the Federal 
Government's eRulemaking Portal, or (3) by filing paper copies. See 
Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 
(1998).
     Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically 
using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/ or the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must 
file an original and four copies of each filing. If more than one 
docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding, 
filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or 
rulemaking number.
    Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial 
overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service 
mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, 
Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
    [ssquf] All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for 
the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 
12th St. SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber 
bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering 
the building.
    [ssquf] Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service 
Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton 
Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.
    [ssquf] U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail 
must be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554.
    People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible 
formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic 
files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the 
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-
418-0432 (tty).
    Availability of Documents. Comments, reply comments, and ex parte 
submissions will be available for public inspection during regular 
business hours in the FCC Reference Center, Federal Communications 
Commission, 445 12th Street SW., CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554. These 
documents will also be available free online, via ECFS. Documents will 
be available electronically in ASCII, Word, and/or Adobe Acrobat.
    Accessibility Information. To request information in accessible 
formats (computer diskettes, large print, audio recording, and 
Braille), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Commission's 
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), 
(202) 418-0432 (TTY). This document can also be downloaded in Word and 
Portable Document Format (``PDF'') at: http://www.fcc.gov.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
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