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Bureau Seeks Comment on Etex Telephone Coop.'s Petition for Waiver

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Released: June 26, 2014
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PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

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DA 14-911

Released: June 26, 2014

WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON ETEX TELEPHONE

COOPERATIVE, INC. PETITION FOR LIMITED WAIVER OF THE COMMISSION’S

INTERCARRIER COMPENSATION REVENUE RECOVERY RULES FOR RATE-OF-

RETURN CARRIERS

CC Docket No. 01-92; WC Docket Nos. 07-135, 10-90

Comment Date: July 11, 2014

On April 29, 2014, Etex Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (Etex) filed a petition for waiver of section

51.917(b)(7)(ii) of the Commission’s rules.1 Specifically, Etex seeks a limited waiver “to include in their

FY 2011 Base Period Revenue amounts for historically determined interstate switched access revenue

requirement which were mistakenly excluded in the calculation of the Company’s Base Period

Revenue.”2

Pursuant to section 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.419, interested parties may

file comments on or before the date indicated above. Comments may be filed by paper copies or by using

the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). See Electronic Filing of Documents in

Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998).

Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the

ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/.

Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing.

Because more than one docket number appears in the caption of this proceeding, filers must

submit two additional copies for each additional docket number. Filings can be sent by hand or

messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal

Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the

Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.

All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary must

be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, DC

20554.

The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together

1 Petition of Etex Telephone Cooperative, Inc. for Limited Waiver of 47 C.F.R. § 51.917(b) of the Commission’s

Rules, CC Docket Nos. 96-45, 01-92, GN Docket No. 09-51, WC Docket Nos. 03-109, 05-337, 07-135, 10-90, and

WT Docket No. 10-208 (filed Apr. 29, 2014).

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entering the building.

Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail)

must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.

U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th

Street, SW, Washington DC 20554.

People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities

(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the

Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice) or (202) 418-0432 (tty).

This matter shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in accordance with the

Commission’s ex parte rules.3 Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written

presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days after the

presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral

ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must (1) list all

persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte presentation was made,

and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the presentation. If the presentation

consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the presenter’s

written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the presenter may provide citations to

such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other filings (specifying the relevant

page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them

in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex parte meetings are

deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed consistent with rule 1.1206(b). In

proceedings governed by rule 1.49(f) or for which the Commission has made available a method of

electronic filing, written ex parte presentations and memoranda summarizing oral ex parte presentations,

and all attachments thereto, must be filed through the electronic comment filing system available for that

proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g., .doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable .pdf). Participants in

this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules.

For further information, please contact Gregory Haledjian, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline

Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-1520 or via e-mail at Gregory.Haledjian@fcc.gov.

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3 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.

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