On August 6, the FCC issued a Public Notice announcing a deadline of October 15, 2013 for eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) to file their annual reports required by FCC Rule 54.13.  The FCC had previously postponed the original July 1 deadline due to a delay in OMB’s approval of FCC Form 481, which will be used for annual reporting.  That form recently was approved and now is available on USAC’s website forms page.  USAC also has announced that it will host a training webinar on new Form 481 on Thursday, August 15 at 2:00 PM EDT.  There is no cost to attend the training webinar, but registration is required and limited.