Changes Coming for Application Local Public Notice Requirements

Posted on October 31st, 2019 by

The FCC has adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks comment on a proposal to replace newspaper publication requirements with an online publication. Newspaper publication is often a requirement in the FCC’s rules when certain types of applications are filed. The notice proposes replacing the newspaper notice with an online notice by the station on its website (or if it doesn’t have one, then on some other publicly accessible site). The information required in such notices would be reduced as part of the FCC’s proposal. Even over-the-air notices would be truncated and direct the public to the online notice. Your comments are welcome, and are due no later than November 18, 2019.