FCC Extends OPIF Quarterly Deadlines for Hurricane Fiona Affected Stations; Ian Affected Stations Likely Next

Posted on September 29th, 2022 by

By public notice, the FCC extended the deadline for stations affected by Hurricane Fiona to upload required information for the 3rd quarter of 2022 to November 14, 2022.  Such uploads are normally required by the 10th calendar day following the quarter, unless it lands on a weekend or holiday, in which case the deadline is the next business day.  This quarter, the deadline is October 11, 2022, but has now been extended for these stations.

We anticipate that the FCC will take a similar action for stations affected by Hurricane Ian, but as of the time this newsletter was completed, a notice had not been issued.  Stations should check the Media Bureau’s page for updates.  The most recent Hurricane Ian FCC Impacts Update indicates that the FCC will have the authority to extend deadlines by 30 days upon the President’s issuance of a State of Emergency Order.