Federal Register publication starts clock on petitions for reconsideration, applications for review; Final version of form, listing of dollar values still in the works

Blog.form 2100 sked 399 lessonLast week we reported on the release of the FCC’s “final” version of Form 2100, Schedule 399, which is the form that will be used by repacked TV licensees to seek reimbursement for their relocation costs. The public notice announcing that release has now been published in the Federal Register, making the adoption of the form and the related policies described in the notice effective as of November 30, 2015. As a result, if you happen to be inclined to ask the Media Bureau to reconsider anything in the notice, or if you’re thinking about asking the full Commission to review the Bureau’s handiwork in one or more respects, you’ve got until December 30, 2015 to get your petition for reconsideration or application for review on file.

As we mentioned in our previous post about Form 2100, Schedule 399, the release of the form does not necessarily mean that that form is yet in its absolute cast-in-stone final state. It still must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Management and Budget, and the Bureau has suggested that at least some tweaking might occur along the way. But if there’s anything in the version of the form as described in the Bureau’s notice that raises any questions, now is the time to try to get those questions resolved.

Note also that Form 2100, Schedule 399, provides only a catalog of the types of expenses for which the Commission expects to provide reimbursement. The dollar figures that the FCC expects to associate with each of those expense types have not yet been announced.