For those racing to meet tonight’s deadline to file your 2021 Regulatory Fees, we have some good news. The FCC just released a Public Notice announcing that the deadline for submitting those fees has been extended to 11:59pm on September 27, 2021. The Notice is silent as to whether the extension is based on filing system problems or other causes. However, it was apparently released in a rush as it doesn’t include the FCC’s standard language specifying that the deadline is 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time (for those wishing to file at 11:59pm Pacific Time, we wouldn’t advise it).
So if you have already paid your regulatory fees, congratulations, you got in ahead of whatever issue is driving this extension. If not, now you have something to do this weekend.