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§ 1.913 Application and notification forms; electronic and manual filing.
(a) Application and notification forms. Applicants, licensees, and
spectrum lessees (see § 1.9003) shall use the following forms and
associated schedules for all applications and notifications:
(1) FCC Form 601, Application for Authorization in the Wireless Radio
Services. FCC Form 601 and associated schedules are used to apply for
initial authorizations, modifications to existing authorizations,
amendments to pending applications, renewals of station authorizations,
special temporary authority, notifications, requests for extension of
time, and administrative updates.
(2) FCC Form 602, Wireless Radio Services Ownership Form. FCC Form 602
is used by applicants and licensees in auctionable services to provide
and update ownership information as required by § § 1.919, 1.948, 1.2112,
and any other section that requires the submission of such information.
(3) FCC Form 603, Application for Assignment of Authorization or
Transfer of Control. FCC Form 603 is used by applicants and licensees
to apply for Commission consent to assignments of existing
authorizations, to apply for Commission consent to transfer control of
entities holding authorizations, to notify the Commission of the
consummation of assignments or transfers, and to request extensions of
time for consummation of assignments or transfers. It is also used for
Commission consent to partial assignments of authorization, including
partitioning and disaggregation.
(4) FCC Form 605, Quick-form Application for Authorization for Wireless
Radio Services. FCC Form 605 is used to apply for Amateur, Ship,
Aircraft, and General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) authorizations, as
well as Commercial Radio Operator Licenses.
(5) FCC Form 608, Notification or Application for Spectrum Leasing
Arrangement. FCC Form 608 is used by licensees and spectrum lessees
(see § 1.9003) to notify the Commission regarding spectrum manager
leasing arrangements and to apply for Commission consent for de facto
transfer leasing arrangements pursuant to the rules set forth in part
1, subpart X. It is also used to notify the Commission if a licensee or
spectrum lessee establishes a private commons (see § 1.9080).
(6) FCC Form 609, Application to Report Eligibility Event. FCC Form 609
is used by licensees to apply for Commission approval of reportable
eligibility events, as defined in § 1.2114.
(b) Electronic filing. Except as specified in paragraph (d) of this
section or elsewhere in this chapter, all applications and other
filings using the application and notification forms listed in this
section or associated schedules must be filed electronically in
accordance with the electronic filing instructions provided by ULS. For
each Wireless Radio Service that is subject to mandatory electronic
filing, this paragraph is effective on July 1, 1999, or six months
after the Commission begins use of ULS to process applications in the
service, whichever is later. The Commission will announce by public
notice the deployment date of each service in ULS.
(1) Attachments to applications and notifications should be uploaded
along with the electronically filed applications and notifications
whenever possible. The files, other than the ASCII table of contents,
should be in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) whenever
(2) Any associated documents submitted with an application or
notification must be uploaded as attachments to the application or
notification whenever possible. The attachment should be uploaded via
ULS in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) whenever possible.
(c) Auctioned license applications. Auctioned license applications, as
defined in § 1.907 of this part, shall also comply with the requirements
of subpart Q of this part and the applicable Commission orders and
public notices issued with respect to each auction for a particular
service and spectrum.
(d) Manual filing. (1) ULS Forms 601, 603, 605, and 608 may be filed
manually or electronically by applicants and licensees in the following
(i) The part 90 Private Land Mobile Radio services for shared spectrum,
spectrum in the public safety pool below 746 MHz, and spectrum in the
public safety allocation above 746 MHz, except those filed by
Commission-certified frequency coordinators;
(ii) The part 97 Amateur Radio Service, except those filed by Volunteer
(iii) The part 95 General Mobile Radio Service and Personal Radio
Service (excluding 218-219 MHz service);
(iv) The part 80 Maritime Services (excluding the VHF 156-162 MHz
Public Coast Stations);
(v) The part 87 Aviation Services;
(vi) Part 13 Commercial Radio Operators (individual applicants only;
commercial operator license examination managers must file
electronically, see § 13.13(c) of this part); and
(vii) Part 101 licensees who are also members of any of the groups
listed in paragraph (d)(1)(i) through (d)(1)(vi) of this section.
(2) Manually filed applications must be submitted to the Commission at
the appropriate address with the appropriate filing fee. The addresses
for filing and the fee amounts for particular applications are listed
in Subpart G of this part, and in the appropriate fee filing guide for
each service available from the Commission's Forms Distribution Center
by calling 1-800-418-FORM (3676).
(3) Manually filed applications requiring fees as set forth at Subpart
G, of this part must be filed in accordance with § 0.401(b).
(4) Manually filed applications that do not require fees must be
addressed and sent to Federal Communications Commission, 1270 Fairfield
Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325-7245.
(5) Standard forms may be reproduced and the copies used in accordance
with the provisions of § 0.409 of this chapter.
(6) Attachments to manually filed applications may be filed on a
standard 3.5 magnetic diskette formatted to be readable by high density
floppy drives operating under MS-DOS (version 3.X or later compatible
versions). Each diskette submitted must contain an ASCII text file
listing each filename and a brief description of the contents of each
file and format for each document on the diskette. The files on the
diskette, other than the table of contents, should be in Adobe Acrobat
Portable Document Format (PDF) whenever possible. All diskettes
submitted must be legibly labelled referencing the application and its
(e) Applications requiring prior coordination. Parties filing
applications that require frequency coordination shall, prior to
filing, complete all applicable frequency coordination requirements in
service-specific rules contained within this chapter. After appropriate
frequency coordination, such applications may be electronically filed
via ULS or, if filed manually, must be forwarded to the appropriate
address with the appropriate filing fee (if applicable) in accordance
with subparagraph (d). Applications filed by the frequency coordinator
on behalf of the applicant must be filed electronically.
(f) Applications for Amateur licenses. Each candidate for an amateur
radio operator license which requires the applicant to pass one or more
examination elements must present the administering Volunteer Examiners
(VE) with all information required by the rules prior to the
examination. The VEs may collect the information required by these
rules in any manner of their choosing, including creating their own
forms. Upon completion of the examination, the administering VEs will
immediately grade the test papers and will then issue a certificate for
successful completion of an amateur radio operator examination (CSCE)
if the applicant is successful. The VEs will send all necessary
information regarding a candidate to the Volunteer-Examiner Coordinator
(VEC) coordinating the examination session. Applications filed with the
Commission by VECs must be filed electronically via ULS. All other
applications for amateur service licenses may be submitted manually to
FCC, 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7245, or may be
electronically filed via ULS. Feeable requests for vanity call signs
must be filed in accordance with § 0.401 of this chapter or
electronically filed via ULS.
(g) Section 337 Requests. Applications to provide public safety
services submitted pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 337 must be filed on the same
form and in the same manner as other applications for the requested
frequency(ies), except that applicants must select the service code
reflective of the type of service the applicant intends to provide.
[ 63 FR 68922 , Dec. 14, 1998, as amended at 66 FR 55 , Jan. 2, 2001; 67 FR 34851 , May 16, 2002; 68 FR 42995 , July 21, 2003; 68 FR 66276 , Nov.
25, 2003; 69 FR 77549 , Dec. 27, 2004; 71 FR 26251 , May 4, 2006; 78 FR 23152 , Apr. 18, 2013; 78 FR 25160 , Apr. 29, 2013]
Effective Date Notes: 1. At 69 FR 77549 , Dec. 27, 2004, § 1.913(a)(5)
was added. This paragraph contains information collection and
recordkeeping requirements and will not become effective until approval
has been given by the Office of Management and Budget.
2. At 78 FR 23152 , Apr. 18, 2013, § 1.913(d)(1)(vi) was revised. This
paragraph contains information collection and recordkeeping
requirements and will not become effective until approval has been
given by the Office of Management and Budget.
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