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§ 1.1705 Forms; electronic and manual filing.
(a) Application forms. Operators in the Multichannel Video and Cable
Television Services (MVCTS) and applicants and licensees the Cable
Television Relay Service (CARS) shall use the following forms and
(1) FCC Form 320, Basic Signal Leakage Performance Report. FCC Form 320
is used by MVPDs to report compliance with the basic signal leakage
(2) FCC Form 321, Aeronautical Frequency Notification. FCC Form 321 is
used by MVPDs to notify the Commission prior to operating channels in
the aeronautical frequency bands.
(3) FCC Form 322, Cable Community Registration. FCC Form 322 is used by
cable system operators to commence operation for each community unit.
(4) FCC Form 324, Operator, Address, and Operational Information
Changes. FCC Form 324 is used by cable operators to notify the
Commission of changes in administrative data about the operator and
operational status changes.
(6) FCC Form 327, Application for Cable Television Relay Service
Station License. FCC Form 327 and associated schedules is used to apply
for initial authorizations, modifications to existing authorizations,
amendments to pending applications, and renewals of station
authorizations. FCC Form 327 is also used to apply for Commission
consent to assignments of existing CARS authorizations and to apply for
Commission consent to the transfer of control of entities holding CARS
(b) Electronic filing. Six months after the Commission announces their
availability for electronic filing, all applications and other filings
using FCC Forms 320, 321, 322, 324, and 327 and their respective
associated schedules must be filed electronically in accordance with
the electronic filing instructions provided by COALS.
(1) There will be two ways for parties to electronically file
applications with the Commission: batch and interactive.
(i) Batch filing. Batch filing involves data transmission in a single
action. Batch filers will follow a set Commission format for entering
data. Batch filers will then send, via file transfer protocol, batches
of data to the Commission for compiling. COALS will compile such
filings overnight and respond the next business day with a return or
dismissal of any defective filings. Thus, batch filers will not receive
immediate correction from the system as they enter the information.
(ii) Interactive filing. Interactive filing involves data transmission
with screen-by-screen prompting from the Commission's COALS system.
Interactive filers will receive prompts from the system identifying
data entries outside the acceptable ranges of data for the individual
fields at the time the data entry is made.
(2) Attachments to applications must be uploaded along with the
electronically filed application whenever possible.
(3) Any associated documents submitted with an application must be
uploaded as attachments to the application whenever possible. The
attachment should be uploaded via COALS in Adobe Acrobat Portable
Document Format (PDF) whenever possible.
(c) Manual filing. (1) Forms 320, 321, 322, 324, and 327 may be filed
(2) Manual filings 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). The form may be downloaded from the
Commission's Web site: http://www.fcc.gov.
(3) Manual filings requiring fees as set forth at subpart G, of this
part must be filed in accordance with § 0.401(b) of this chapter.
(4) Manual filings that do not require fees must be addressed and sent
to the Media Bureau at the FCC's main office, located at the address
indicated in 47 CFR 0.401(a).
(5) FCC forms may be reproduced and the copies used in accordance with
the provisions of § 0.409 of this chapter.
(d) Applications requiring prior coordination. Parties filing
applications that require frequency coordination shall, prior to
filing, complete all applicable frequency coordination requirements in
§ 78.36 of this chapter.
[ 68 FR 27001 , May 19, 2003, as amended at 83 FR 61335 , Nov. 29, 2018;
85 FR 64405 , Oct. 13, 2020]
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