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As readers should know by now, annual FCC Regulatory Fees are due to be paid by no later than September 26 by all FCC regulatees. However, in recognition of the havoc caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma the FCC has has extended the deadline for regulatees in the areas impacted by those storms (which the FCC describes as Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as portions of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia) to 11:59pm on September 29, 2017.

Why only a three day extension, you may ask?

Well, that is almost certainly because the FCC is required to collect fees by no later than the end of its fiscal year, which falls on September 30.

For any regulatees who are still unable to meet the extended deadline, the FCC also reminded those parties that they may be able to take advantage of the Commission’s existing procedures and policies for granting waivers, reductions, and deferments of regulatory fee obligations.