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Federal Communications Commission
1919 - M Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
News media information 202 / 418-0500
Fax-On-Demand 202 / 418-2830
Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

October 23, 1998


Procedure for Paper Filings

Effective November 2, 1998, the Office of the Secretary will relocate to the Commission's new building facilities at The Portals, 445 Twelfth Street, S.W., Washington, D.C., 20554. The Secretary's new office will be open for business, as usual, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, except holidays. Paper filings will be received at a designated counter located at TW-A325 in the 12th Street lobby of the building, where filers will be able to receive their "stamp and return" copy, upon request.

The Commission expects to complete its relocation to The Portals within the next six months. For the public's convenience during this transition period, the Office of the Secretary will accept paper filings at 1919 M Street, N.W., Room 222, but only between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, except holidays. If requested, "stamp and return" copies will be provided at the time of filing. This temporary filing site will be closed on the date that the Commission completes its relocation to The Portals.

The Commission encourages those wishing to file paper documents to begin making these filings at the Portals building. In addition, to ensure the expeditious receipt and distribution of paper filings during the transition period, the public should follow the established Guidelines for Uniform Filings. These guidelines are printed on the reverse side of this Public Notice.

Please forward any questions to Magalie Roman Salas, FCC Secretary; Bill Caton, Deputy Secretary; or Ruth Dancey, Assistant Secretary, at 202-418-0300.


  • To enable the staff of the Office of the Secretary to provide the most efficient service to you, please follow these guidelines in preparing and submitting "uniform" filings.

  • Your filing package should be properly fastened and consist of an original document and the proper number of copies. If your filing is "self-explanatory," no cover letter is required.

    Note: For filings containing more than one docket number, please submit two (2) additional copies for each docket number listed.

  • To obtain a stamp and return copy, place an extra copy of either the cover letter or the filing on top of your package. This copy will be returned to you.

  • Confidential filings should be clearly marked "CONFIDENTIAL," "NOT FOR PUBLIC

  • INSPECTION" and placed in a separate envelope.

  • Ex parte documents should be clearly labeled "EX PARTE".

  • Always include a contact name, address and telephone number.

  • Finally, bring your filing to the designated filing counter at the Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, S.W., 12th Street Lobby, TW-A325, during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. Your filing package should be "ready for submission" -- collated, signed, and properly fastened.