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Monday, July 15, 2019

Mystery extension

Huh?  I was just reading the cover letter from one of the Commission's "Streamlined Resolution of Requests Related to Actions by [USAC]" and I noticed this sentence: "If the Bureau has dismissed or denied your appeal and you would like to seek reconsideration of that decision, the deadline to file a petition for reconsideration or application for review by the full Commission is 116 days from the release date."  What?! 116 days?  We were told it was 30 days. The FCC has denied a Request for Reconsideration that was filed 32 days after the decision.

Did the rules change?  What are the rules?  Well the above-mentioned cover letter provides the relevant chapter.  Here we go, 47 CFR § 1.106 (f): "The petition for reconsideration and any supplement thereto shall be filed within 30 days...."  So there, 30 days. 

Can anyone tell me where the 116 days comes from?  That's a really odd number.

Not that I'm complaining.


  1. In which month's Streamlined Resolutions order did you see the reference to 116 days?

  2. It was on the cover letter to the paper copy of the May 17, 2019 streamlined resolution. I don't know if it's been on other paper copies.

  3. Hi Dan, the online FCC posting of the actual order (at specifies 30 days (as expected).

    The only reasonable explanation is a typo (or perhaps a bourbon-sipping FCC staffer with too much to do -- that's why I stick to lattes).