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§ 5.57 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 shall be personally 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 and
political subdivisions thereof, the District of Columbia, and units of
local government, including incorporated municipalities, shall be
signed by such duly elected or appointed officials as may be competent
to do so under the laws of the applicable jurisdiction.
(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/her 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/her knowledge), he/she shall separately set forth
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 submitted under oath. Willful false statements made therein,
however, are punishable by fine and imprisonment, U.S. Code, title 18,
Sec. 1001, and by appropriate administrative sanctions, including
revocation of station license pursuant to Sec. 312(a)(1) of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
(e) “Signed,” as used in this section, means an original handwritten
signature; however, the Office of Engineering and Technology 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 impulses.
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