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FCC 73.3615
Revised as of September 24, 2020
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  §  73.3615   Ownership reports.

   (a) The Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations (FCC Form
   323) must be filed electronically every two years by each licensee of a
   commercial AM, FM, or TV broadcast station and any entity that holds an
   interest in the licensee that is attributable pursuant to § 73.3555
   (each a “Respondent”). The ownership report shall be filed by December
   1 in all odd-numbered years. Each ownership report shall provide all
   information required by, and comply with all requirements set forth in,
   the version of FCC Form 323 (including all instructions for the form
   and schedule) that is current on October 1 of the year in which the
   ownership report is filed. The information provided on each ownership
   report shall be current as of October 1 of the year in which the
   ownership report is filed. A Respondent with a current and unamended
   biennial ownership report (i.e., an ownership report that was filed
   pursuant to this subsection) on file with the Commission that is still
   accurate and which was filed using the version of FCC Form 323 that is
   current on October 1 of the year in which its biennial ownership report
   is due may electronically validate and resubmit its previously filed
   biennial ownership report.

   (b)(1) Each permittee of a commercial AM, FM or TV broadcast station
   and any entity that holds an interest in the permittee that is
   attributable pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a “Respondent”) shall file an
   ownership report on FCC Form 323 within 30 days of the date of grant by
   the FCC of an application by the permittee for original construction
   permit. Each ownership report shall provide all information required
   by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, the version of FCC
   Form 323 (including all instructions for the form and schedule) that is
   current on the date on which the ownership report is filed.

   (2) Except as specifically noted below, each permittee of a commercial
   AM, FM or TV broadcast station and any entity that holds an interest in
   the permittee that is attributable pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a
   “Respondent”) shall file an ownership report on FCC Form 323 on the
   date that the permittee applies for a station license. Each ownership
   report shall provide all information required by, and comply with all
   requirements set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323 (including all
   instructions for the form and schedule) that is current on the date on
   which the ownership report is filed. If a Respondent has a current and
   unamended ownership report on file with the Commission that was filed
   pursuant to paragraphs (b)(1) or (c) of this section, was submitted
   using the version of FCC Form 323 that is current on the date on which
   the ownership report due pursuant to paragraph(b)(2) is filed, and is
   still accurate, the Respondent may certify that it has reviewed such
   ownership report and that it is accurate, in lieu of filing a new
   ownership report.

   (c) Each permittee or licensee of a commercial AM, FM or TV broadcast
   station and any entity that holds an interest in the permittee or
   licensee that is attributable pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a
   “Respondent”), shall file an ownership report on FCC Form 323 within 30
   days of consummating authorized assignments or transfers of permits and
   licenses. Each ownership report shall provide all information required
   by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, the version of FCC
   Form 323 (including all instructions for the form and schedule) that is
   current on the date on which the ownership report is filed.

   (d) The Ownership Report for Noncommercial Broadcast Stations (FCC Form
   323-E) must be filed electronically every two years by each licensee of
   a noncommercial educational AM, FM or TV broadcast station and any
   entity that holds an interest in the licensee that is attributable
   pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a “Respondent”). The ownership report shall
   be filed by December 1 in all odd-numbered years. Each ownership report
   shall provide all information required by, and comply with all
   requirements set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323-E (including all
   instructions for the form and schedule) that is current on October 1 of
   the year in which the ownership report is filed. The information
   provided on each ownership report shall be current as of October 1 of
   the year in which the ownership report is filed. A Respondent with a
   current and unamended biennial ownership report (i.e., an ownership
   report that was filed pursuant to this subsection) on file with the
   Commission that is still accurate and which was filed using the version
   of FCC Form 323-E that is current on October 1 of the year in which its
   biennial ownership report is due may electronically validate and
   resubmit its previously filed biennial ownership report.

   (e)(1) Each permittee of a noncommercial educational AM, FM or TV
   broadcast station and any entity that holds an interest in the
   permittee that is attributable pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a
   “Respondent”) shall file an ownership report on FCC Form 323-E within
   30 days of the date of grant by the FCC of an application by the
   permittee for original construction permit. Each ownership report shall
   provide all information required by, and comply with all requirements
   set forth in, the version of FCC Form 323-E (including all instructions
   for the form and schedule) that is current on the date on which the
   ownership report is filed.

   (2) Except as specifically noted below, each permittee of a
   noncommercial educational AM, FM or TV broadcast station and any entity
   that holds an interest in the permittee that is attributable pursuant
   to § 73.3555 (each a “Respondent”) shall file an ownership report on FCC
   Form 323-E on the date that the permittee applies for a station
   license. Each ownership report shall provide all information required
   by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, the version of FCC
   Form 323-E (including all instructions for the form and schedule) that
   is current on the date on which the ownership report is filed. If a
   Respondent has a current and unamended ownership report on file with
   the Commission that was filed pursuant to paragraphs (e)(1) or (f) of
   this section, was submitted using the version of FCC Form 323-E that is
   current on the date on which the ownership report due pursuant to this
   subsection is filed, and is still accurate, the Respondent may certify
   that it has reviewed such ownership report and that it is accurate, in
   lieu of filing a new ownership report.

   (f) Each permittee or licensee of a noncommercial educational AM, FM or
   TV broadcast station, and any entity that holds an interest in the
   permittee or licensee that is attributable pursuant to § 73.3555 (each a
   “Respondent”), shall file an ownership report on FCC Form 323-E within
   30 days of consummating authorized assignments or transfers of permits
   and licenses. Each ownership report shall provide all information
   required by, and comply with all requirements set forth in, the version
   of FCC Form 323-E (including all instructions for the form and
   schedule) that is current on the date on which the ownership report is
   filed.

   (g) A copy of all ownership and supplemental ownership reports and
   related materials filed pursuant to this section shall be maintained
   and made available for public inspection in the online public
   inspection file as required by § § 73.3526 and 73.3527.

   [ 44 FR 38513 , July 2, 1979, as amended at  49 FR 19498 , May 8, 1984;  50 FR 27450 , July 3, 1985;  50 FR 40016 , Oct. 1, 1985;  53 FR 2499 , Jan. 28,
   1988;  53 FR 5684 , Feb. 25, 1988;  63 FR 70050 , Dec. 18, 1998;  66 FR 9973 , Feb. 13, 2001;  66 FR 12897 , Mar. 1, 2001;  74 FR 25168 , May 27,
   2009;  74 FR 56134 , Oct. 30, 2009;  81 FR 19459 , Apr. 4, 2016;  82 FR 55771 , Nov. 24, 2017;  85 FR 21078 , Apr. 16, 2020]

   


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