FCC: Biennial Form 323 Must be Filed by 7 p.m. Dec. 20, 2013

December 11, 2013


Washington, DC - Dec 9, 2013 - The Media Bureau previously issued an order granting requests to extend the 2013 biennial ownership report filing deadline to Dec. 20, 2013. Subsequently, a power outage of the FCC headquarters building's electrical systems, as required by the District of Columbia Fire Code, was scheduled. The Commission's systems, including CDBS, will become unavailable after business hours on the evening of the filing deadline. The outage is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2013. Filers must complete electronic filing of their 2013 biennial Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations prior to that time to comply with the filing due date.

As a reminder, to assist filers, the Commission's website contains detailed information on Form 323, including a list of "The Most Common Form 323 Filing Errors," compiled based upon experience during previous biennial filing periods.

Please visit fcc.gov for guidance on completing the 2013 Form 323 submission. The Bureau encourages filers to use care in preparing their submissions and to submit their Form 323 filings well in advance of the deadline whenever possible.

For assistance with logging into CDBS and accessing the Form 323, please contact the FCC at 877-480-3201, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ET, or submit a request online.



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