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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 27, 2002

News Media Contact:
Maureen Peratino: (202) 418-0506

FCC PROPOSES REVISIONS FOR ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF REGULATORY FEES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002


Washington DC - The FCC has proposed revising its Schedule of Regulatory Fees in order to collect $218,757,000, as required by Congress for Fiscal Year 2002. Section 9(a) of the Communications Act, as amended, authorizes the Commission to assess and collect annual regulatory fees to recover the costs of its enforcement, policy and rulemaking, international, and user information activities.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking identifies the proposed fee amounts for each fee category. This information will be published in the Federal Register and will be available on the FCC's website at: www.fcc.gov/fees/regfees/2002regfees. Interested parties may file comments on or before April 23, 2002, and reply comments on or before May 3, 2002.

Action by the Commission March 22, 2002, by Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 02-92). Chairman Powell, Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, and Martin.

For general information about this proceeding, please call (888) 225-5322; TTY (888) 835- 5322). For specific fee information relating to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, please contact Terry Johnson at (202) 418-0445 or Roland Helvajian (202) 418-0444.

MD Docket No. 02-64

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