Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program
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The OAB, in cooperation with the FCC, has established the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) to help stations ensure they are in compliance with FCC regulations. Under this program, a station that is inspected by an OAB technical inspector, and certified to be in compliance with the FCC’s technical rules, is exempt from routine inspections by the FCC Field Office for three years.
NEW FOR 2013: OAB member stations are no longer required to pay the travel expenses associated with the inspection. Non-member stations are responsible for inspector’s travel expenses.
Certificate of Compliance Benefits
- Scheduling at your convenience
- Exemption from routine FCC Field Office inspections for three years
- Ensuring compliance with FCC regulations
- Raising awareness among station personnel of technical rules
How an ABIP Inspection Works
Stations will be notified of any detected violations and given a reasonable period of time to correct violations. A re-inspection may be conducted if necessary.
When the station is in compliance, the OAB will send a Certificate of Compliance to the station and to the FCC Field Office in Detroit.