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Released: March 10, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

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DA 14-326

Released: March 10, 2014

NECA FILES ANNUAL UPDATE

COST ALLOCATION MANUAL REVISION

WCB/Pricing File No. 14-01

Comment Date

:

April 9, 2014
Reply Comment Date

:

April 24, 2014

The Commission has received a revised cost allocation manual (CAM) from the National
Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. (NECA).1 The revisions reflect changes that occurred during the 2013
calendar year. Specifically, changes were made to Section I, Section III and Section VI. These sections
were revised to consolidate various cost pools, eliminate a cost pool reassignment of NECA’s core
expenses, and to broaden the list of incidental activities. NECA states that it made these changes to
improve reporting accountability and more accurately reflect NECA cost pools.
Interested parties may file comments on or before

April 9, 2014

, and reply comments on or
before

April 24, 2014.

Such filings shall refer to the internal

WCB/Pricing File No. 14-01.

Comments
in this proceeding may not be filed using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).

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

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, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries
must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be
disposed of before 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.

1 See National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. Cost Accounting and Procedures Manual (Revised December 31,
2012).

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(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), 202-418-0432 (tty).
The proceeding this Notice initiates shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in
accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules.2 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 regarding this proceeding, contact Athula Gunaratne, Pricing Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 202-418-0876, or via e-mail at athula.gunaratne@fcc.gov.
-FCC-

2 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.
2

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