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FCC 25.131
Revised as of October 1, 2016
Goto Year:2015 | 2017
  § 25.131   Filing requirements and registration for receive-only earth

   (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (j) of this section,
   applications for licenses for receive-only earth stations shall be
   submitted on FCC Form 312, Main Form and Schedule B, accompanied by any
   required exhibits and the information described in § 25.130(a)(1)
   through (a)(5). Such applications must be filed electronically through
   the International Bureau Filing System (IBFS) in accordance with the
   applicable provisions of part 1, subpart Y of this chapter.

   (b) Receive-only earth stations in the FSS that operate with
   U.S.-licensed space stations, or with non-U.S.-licensed space stations
   that have been duly approved for U.S. market access, may be registered
   with the Commission in order to protect them from interference from
   terrestrial microwave stations in bands shared co-equally with the
   Fixed Service in accordance with the procedures of § § 25.203 and 25.251,
   subject to the stricture in § 25.209(c).

   (c) Licensing or registration of receive-only earth stations with the
   Commission confers no authority to receive and use signals or
   programming received from satellites. See section 705 of the
   Communications Act. 47 U.S.C. 605.

   (d) Applications for registration must be filed on FCC Form 312, Main
   Form and Schedule B, accompanied by the coordination exhibit required
   by § 25.203 and any other required exhibits.

   (e) Complete applications for registration will be placed on public
   notice for 30 days and automatically granted if no objection is
   submitted to the Commission and served on the applicant. Additional
   pleadings are authorized in accordance with § 1.45 of this chapter.

   (f) The registration of a receive-only earth station results in the
   listing of an authorized frequency band at the location specified in
   the registration. Interference protection levels are those agreed to
   during coordination.

   (g) Reception of signals or programming from non-U.S. satellites may be
   subject to restrictions as a result of international agreements or
   treaties. The Commission will maintain public information on the status
   of any such agreements.

   (h) Registration term: Registrations for receive-only earth stations
   governed by this section will be issued for a period of 15 years from
   the date on which the application was filed. Applications for renewals
   of registrations must be submitted on FCC Form 312R (Application for
   Renewal of Radio Station License in Specified Services) no earlier than
   90 days and no later than 30 days before the expiration date of the

   (i) Applications for modification of license or registration of
   receive-only earth stations shall be made in conformance with § § 25.117
   and 25.118. In addition, registrants are required to notify the
   Commission when a receive-only earth station is no longer operational
   or when it has not been used to provide any service during any 6-month

   (j)(1) Except as set forth in paragraph (j)(2) of this section,
   receive-only earth stations operating with non-U.S. licensed space
   stations shall file an FCC Form 312 requesting a license or
   modification to operate such station.

   (2) Operators of receive-only earth stations need not apply for a
   license to receive transmissions from non-U.S.-licensed space stations
   that have been duly approved for U.S. market access, provided the space
   station operator and earth station operator comply with all applicable
   rules in this chapter and with applicable conditions in the Permitted
   Space Station List or market-access grant.

   [ 56 FR 24016 , May 28, 1991, as amended at  61 FR 9952 , Mar. 12, 1996;  62 FR 5929 , Feb. 10, 1997;  62 FR 64172 , Dec. 4, 1997;  65 FR 58466 , Sept.
   29, 2000;  67 FR 12485 , Mar. 19, 2002;  68 FR 62249 , Nov. 3, 2003;  68 FR 63999 , Nov. 12, 2003;  69 FR 29901 , May 26, 2004;  69 FR 47795 , Aug. 6,
   2004;  70 FR 32253 , June 2, 2005;  78 FR 8421 , Feb. 6, 2013;  79 FR 8318 ,
   Feb. 12, 2014;  81 FR 55330 , Aug. 18, 2016]

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