The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has set the deadline for the payment of FY 2012 annual regulatory fees. In order to avoid a 25% late payment penalty, regulatory fees must be received by the FCC no later than 11:59 PM, ET, September 13, 2012. Media services licensees can now look up their FY 2012 regulatory fee amounts by logging onto the FCC-authorized website: http://www.fccfees.com/ and clicking on the "View Fee Information and Exempt Status for any Broadcast Property" link. After clicking on this link, licensees will be able to view their fee amounts, fee codes, facility identification numbers for their main facilities and translators. The official site for filing 2012 Regulatory Fees has been activated and is located here: http://transition.fcc.gov/fees/feefiler.html.

Licensees should remember that they also must make payments for auxiliary licenses (STLs, remote pickups, intercity relays, etc.) and satellite earth stations (except for receive only earth stations) in addition to their main facilities.