FCC ownership filing deadline extended


File CabinetThe fallout from the government shutdown continues – in this case, the deadline to return the biennial ownership report sent to the FCC on Form 323 has been extended.

The opening day for submitting completed forms was 10/1/13, which coincided with the beginning of the shutdown and prevented any submissions at all from getting through.

The NAB joined an unnamed petitioner in requesting a filing extension, with the NAB arguing that it was in the public interest to make sure broadcasters have a full 60 day window for submitting the forms.

There was additional concern about a convergence of filing deadlines on 12/2/13.

Taking everything into account, the FCC has moved the deadline back to 12/20/13.