In their weekly news brief dated May 22, 2020, USAC provided guidelines on Summer Deferral period which starts today. The summer deferral period typically starts the Friday before Memorial Day through the Friday following Labor Day.
The news brief reads in part, “…During this time of year, our most common reason for initiating contacts is to obtain more information about your FCC Form 471 in order to complete Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) reviews. PIA questions are posted in EPC. You will also receive an email from EPC notifying you to respond to the questions. Full- and partial-rights users on the organization's account can see and respond to the PIA questions. If we have questions for you, you can access them in several different ways:
- Click on the hyperlink in the email from EPC.
- Open the Tasks menu from any EPC page and choose the task that has a link to the questions.
- Review the Pending Inquiries grid on your EPC landing page to locate the questions.
- Open the Review Inquiries menu at the top of your certified FCC Form 471.
Starting today, if our first attempt to contact you is on or after May 22, and we do not receive a response to our questions, we will put your application on a deferred status and will continue the review of your application sometime after September 11…”
Read the full news brief about Summer Deferral period here.