Goto Section: 78.19 | 78.21 | Table of Contents

FCC 78.20
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  78.20   Acceptance of applications; public notice.

   (a) Applications which are tendered for filing are dated upon receipt
   and then forwarded to the Media Bureau where an examination is made to
   ascertain whether the applications are complete. Applications found to
   be complete or substantially complete, are accepted for filing and are
   given a file number. In case of minor defects as to completeness, the
   applicant will be required to supply the missing information.
   Applications which are not substantially complete will be returned to
   the applicant. Applications requiring fees as set forth at part 1,
   subpart G, of this chapter must be filed in accordance with § 0.401(b)
   of this chapter.

   (b) Acceptance of an application for filing means only that it has been
   the subject of a preliminary review by the Commission's administrative
   staff as to completeness. Applications which are determined to be
   clearly not in accordance with the Commission's rules or other
   requirements, unless accompanied by an appropriate request for waiver,
   will be considered defective and will not be accepted for filing, or if
   inadvertently accepted for filing, will be dismissed. Requests for
   waiver shall show the nature of the waiver or exception desired and
   shall set forth the reasons in support thereof.

   (c) The Commission will give public notice of all applications and
   major amendments thereto which have been accepted for filing. No
   application shall be acted on less than thirty (30) days from the date
   of public notice.

   [ 37 FR 15926 , Aug. 8, 1972, as amended at  52 FR 10231 , Mar. 31, 1987;
    67 FR 13235 , Mar. 21, 2002;  68 FR 27004 , May 19, 2003]


Goto Section: 78.19 | 78.21

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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