Commission Suspends Form 323 Filing Requirement For Some
June 1, 2009 at 4:58 PM (PT)
The FCC is allowing stations which were required to file the existing Form 323 (the ownership information form) between now and NOVEMBER 1st to skip filing the old form in favor of filing the revised version of the form on NOVEMBER 1st. The Commission previously changed the rules to require the revised version be filed by a larger class of licensees by NOVEMBER 1st.
The FCC's order said, "On balance, we believe that the burden of requiring licensees and other entities to file twice within a six month period outweighs the benefit of receiving the ownership information. In addition, a suspension of the filing requirement will not impair our ability to assess the state of minority or female ownership."