A Public Notice has been released seeking comment on a request from NTIA concerning changes to the national security review process for mergers involving foreign ownership.

Specifically, NTIA proposes that the Commission require applicants seeking international section 214 authorizations (and transfers thereof), section 310 rulings, submarine cable landing licenses, and satellite earth station authorizations to: (1) provide information on ownership, network operations, and related matters as part of the applications; and (2) certify compliance with certain law enforcement assistance requirements. For item (1), NTIA proposes that the Commission require the information from each applicant with reportable foreign ownership and, for item (2), the proposal would require all applicants to certify.

A copy of NTIA’s request (dated May 10, 2016) can be viewed here.

Comments are due May 23, 2016. 

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