FCC 1.743 Revised as of October 1, 2014
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§ 1.743 Who may sign applications.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, applications,
amendments thereto, and related statements of fact required by the
Commission must be signed by the applicant, if the applicant is an
individual; by one of the partners, if the applicant is a partnership;
by an officer or duly authorized employee, if the applicant is a
corporation; or by a member who is an officer, if the applicant is an
unincorporated association. Applications, amendments, and related
statements of fact filed on behalf of eligible government entities such
as states and territories of the United States, their political
subdivisions, the District of Columbia, and units of local government,
including incorporated municipalities, must be signed by a duly elected
or appointed official who is authorized to do so under the laws of the
(b) Applications, amendments thereto, and related statements of fact
required by the Commission may be signed by the applicant's attorney in
case of the applicant's physical disability or of his absence from the
United States. The attorney shall in that event separately set forth
the reason why the application is not signed by the applicant. In
addition, if any matter is stated on the basis of the attorney's belief
only (rather than his knowledge), he shall separately set forth his
reasons for believing that such statements are true.
(c) Only the original of applications, amendments, or related
statements of fact need be signed; copies may be conformed.
(d) Applications, amendments, and related statements of fact need not
be signed under oath. Willful false statements made therein, however,
are punishable by fine and imprisonment, U.S. Code, Title 18, section
1001, and by appropriate administrative sanctions, including revocation
of station license pursuant to section 312(a)(1) of the Communications
Act of 1934, as amended.
(e) "Signed," as used in this section, means an original hand-written
signature, except that by public notice in the Federal Register the
Wireline Competition Bureau may allow signature by any symbol executed
or adopted by the applicant with the intent that such symbol be a
signature, including symbols formed by computer-generated electronic
[ 28 FR 12450 , Nov. 22, 1963, as amended at 53 FR 17193 , May 16, 1988;
59 FR 59503 , Nov. 17, 1994; 67 FR 13223 , Mar. 21, 2002]
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