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Comment Sought On TracFone's Petition for Waiver of Lifeline Rules

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Released: January 31, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

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Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 14-116

Released: January 31, 2014

WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON PETITION FOR WAIVER OF

LIFELINE RULES PROHIBITING RETENTION OF INCOME-BASED AND PROGRAM-

BASED ELIGIBILITY DOCUMENTATION

WC Docket No. 11-42

Comment Date: March 3, 2014
Reply Comment Date: March 18, 2014

By this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) seeks comment on a petition
for waiver filed by TracFone Wireless, Inc. (TracFone).1 In its petition, TracFone seeks a waiver from
the rule prohibiting the retention of documentation for establishing eligibility of low-income consumers
enrolling in Lifeline.2
Interested parties may file comments and reply comments on or before the dates indicated above.
Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), or by filing
paper copies.
·
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. 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.
o 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.
o 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.
o U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th
Street, SW, Washington DC 20554.


1 See Petition for Waiver of Lifeline Rules Prohibiting Retention of Income-Based and Program-Based Eligibility
Documentation, WC Docket No. 11-42 et al (filed Jan. 22, 2014).
2 See id.

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), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
The proceeding this petition initiates 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 Michelle Schaefer, Telecommunications Access Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-2705 or TTY (202) 418-0484, or via email at
Michelle.Schaefer@fcc.gov.
- FCC -


3 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.
2

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