Comment Sought On The Georgia Public Service Commission Petition For Waiver Of A Universal Service High-Cost Filing Deadline
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Release Date: December 22, 2009
COMMENT SOUGHT ON THE GEORGIA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION PETITION FOR
WAIVER OF A UNIVERSAL SERVICE HIGH-COST FILING DEADLINE
WC Docket No. 08-71
Comment Date: December 29, 2009
Reply Comment Date: January 5, 2010
Service Commission (GPSC) seeking waiver of a filing deadline required by section 54.314(d)(1) of the
Commission’s rules for receipt of universal service funds.1
Interested parties may file comments on or before December 29, 2009, and reply comments on
or before January 5, 2010. All pleadings are to reference
WC Docket No. 08-71. Comments may be
filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), or by filing paper copies.2
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies of each
filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding,
filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking 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.
Effective December 28, 2009, all hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the
Commission’s Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW, Room TW-A325,
Washington, D.C. 20554. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any
envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building.
PLEASE NOTE: Through December 24,
2009, the Commission’s contractor will receive hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for
the Commission’s Secretary at 236 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Suite 110, Washington, DC 20002. This
filing location will be permanently closed after December 24, 2009. The filing hours at both locations are
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and
1 The Georgia Public Service Commission Request for Leave to File an Addendum to its State Certification of
Federal Universal Service Support Eligibility Out-Of-Time, WC Docket No. 08-71 (filed Oct. 21, 2009); 47 C.F.R.
§ 54.314(d)(1). We note that although GPSC styles its filing as a “Request for Leave to File an Addendum,” the
relief sought would require a waiver of Commission rules. Thus, we refer to GPSC’s filing as a request for waiver.
2 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).
Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal
Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington
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 email@example.com or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
In addition, one copy of each pleading must be sent to each of the following:
(1) The Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, S.W., Room
CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, www.bcpiweb.com; phone: (202) 488-5300 fax: (202) 488-
(2) Wesley Platt, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th
Street, S.W., Room 5-C224, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: Wesley.Platt@fcc.gov; and
(3) Charles Tyler, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th
Street, S.W., Room 5-A452, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: Charles.Tyler@fcc.gov.
Filings and comments are also available for public inspection and copying during regular
business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-
A257, Washington, D.C. 20554. They may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating
contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington,
D.C. 20554, telephone: (202) 488-5300, fax: (202) 488-5563, or via e-mail www.bcpiweb.com.
This matter shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in accordance with the
Commission’s ex parte rules.3 Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda
summarizing the presentations must contain summaries of the substance of the presentation and not
merely a listing of the subjects discussed. More than a one or two sentence description of the views and
arguments presented generally is required.4 Other rules pertaining to oral and written ex parte
presentations in permit-but-disclose proceedings are set forth in section 1.1206(b) of the Commission’s
For further information, please contact Wesley Platt, Telecommunications Access Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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3 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.
4 See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b)(2).
5 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b).
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