Annual EEO Public Inspection File Report – Broadcasters with Station Employment Units comprised of radio and/or television stations with five or more full-time employees licensed to communities in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, or Wyoming must upload to the stations’ respective Online Public Inspection Files and websites a report regarding station compliance with the FCC’s EEO rules during the period of June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023.
EEO Mid-Term Review – Radio broadcasters, particularly those in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, should, at the time of posting of the EEO public file report, also indicate under the “Settings” tab of their Online Public Inspection Files whether or not the station employment unit has 11 or more full-time employees. All radio broadcasters must provide this information on or before the fourth anniversary of their last license renewal application due date.
Comments to the FY 2023 Regulatory Fees NPRM Due – Initial comments responding to the FY 2023 Regulatory Fees NPRM must be filed using the FCC’s Electronic Filing System (ECFS) by this date. Any proposals or comments requesting a change or modification to the Commission’s proposed methodology and regulatory fees for FY 2023 must include a thorough analysis showing a sufficient basis for making the change and provide alternative options for the FCC to meet its statutory obligation to collect the full amount of the appropriation by the end of the fiscal year. Commenters must also indicate how such proposed alternative options are fair, administrable, and sustainable.
Reply Comments to the FY 2023 Regulatory Fees NPRM Due – Reply comments must be filed using ECFS by this date. Reply commenters should analyze and respond to initial comments, whether in support or opposition.
Q2 2023 Certification of Class A Television Continuing Eligibility – Broadcasters with Class A television stations must demonstrate continuing compliance with the FCC’s Class A eligibility requirements by maintaining sufficient documentation in their stations’ Online Public Inspection Files. To ensure compliance, Class A licensees should upload such documentation for the period of April 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023 to each station’s Online Public Inspection File by this date.
Q2 2023 Noncommercial Educational Fundraising Reports – All noncommercial educational radio and television stations that conducted on-air fundraising activities that interrupted regular programming for the benefit of third-party non-profit organizations must upload documentation detailing each third-party fundraising program or activity to the station’s Online Public Inspection File for the period of April 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023.
Q2 2023 Issues/Programs Lists – Broadcasters with full-power radio, television, and Class A television stations must upload to their stations’ respective Online Public Inspection Files the Quarterly Issues and Programs Lists covering the second quarter period of April 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023.
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