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Sept. Appeal Decisions Released by FCC

On September 30, 2019, the FCC issued a streamlined set of decisions resolving requests for review, requests for waiver, and petitions for reconsideration related to actions by USAC.
The FCC resolves requests that are consistent with its precedent by issuing a “streamlined” list of decisions and classifying the matters based on the issue involved and the FCC rule in question. 
Appeals involving the following issues were granted: 
  • Granting Additional Time to Respond to USAC’s request for Information 
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications Filed within 14 days of the Close of the Window
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 486
  • Late-Field FCC Form 486 – Appeal Filed Before Jan. 30, 2017
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors – FRN Omitted from FCC Form 471 Application
  • Permissible Advance Purchase and Installation 
  • SPIN Change Error
  • Waiver of the Competitive Bidding 28-Day Rule
  • Waiver of Late-filed Waiver Request
Appeals involving the following issues were denied: 
  • Failure to Satisfy Debt/Red Light Rule
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Untimely Filed Appeals or Waiver Requests    
Appeals involving the following issues were dismissed:
  • Action requested by petitioner taken by USAC 
  • Failure to comply with FCC’s basic filing requirements 
  • Petition for reconsideration failed to identify any material error, omission, or reason warranting reconsideration
  • Failure to file petition for reconsideration within 30-day deadline
The September appeal decisions can be viewed here 
The original filings can be located using the FCC’s online electronic filing system
The deadline for filing petitions for reconsideration or applications for review concerning the September decisions is October 30, 2019. 
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