Back in January, the FCC discontinued its central database for television and radio form filings (Consolidated Database System, or CDBS) which replaced paper filings in year 2000. Most of the forms of CDBS had been previously transported over to the FCC's new Media Bureau's filing system, LMS (Licensing and Management System). Between January and May 2022 LMS had no options for informal forms for filing Special Temporary Authority and Resumption of Operations.
On May 2 the FCC released a public notice stating that commencing May 19 the public will be able to file the following missing forms in LMS. This includes: FM Engineering Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs), Request for Silent STA, Extension of STA, Extension of STA – Engineering, Suspension of Operations Notification, Resumption of Operations, AM/FM Digital Notification, Modulation Dependent Carrier Level (MDCL) Notification, Change of Primary Station Notification, Tolling Notification, Reduced Power Notification, and Withdraw Pending Applications.
For more information refer to Public Notice DA 22-476