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Released: November 20, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

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Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 13-2227


Released: November 20, 2013

WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU ANNOUNCES GSA’S

APPROVAL OF THE RENEWAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN

NUMBERING COUNCIL CHARTER THROUGH

SEPTEMBER 20, 2015

(CC Docket No. 92-237)
The General Services Administration (GSA) has renewed the charter of the North American
Numbering Council (NANC or Council) through September 20, 2015. The Council will continue to
advise the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) on rapidly evolving and significant
number administration issues facing the telecommunications industry.
In October 1995, the Commission established the NANC, a federal advisory committee created
pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C., App. 2 (1988), to advise the Commission on
issues related to North American Numbering Plan (NANP) administration. The NANP is the telephone
numbering plan for the United States and its territories, Canada, Bermuda, and 17 Caribbean nations. The
Commission filed the original charter of the Council on October 5, 1995, and established an initial two-
year term. The Wireline Competition Bureau has renewed this charter every two years since that date.
Since the last charter renewal, the Council has made recommendations to the Commission on
important number administration matters, such as technical requirements related to a new Local Number
Portability Administrator contract. The NANC also submitted recommendations on ways to improve
local number porting, such as standardizing customer information and revising carrier procedures. In
addition, the Council provided detailed annual evaluations of the current North American Numbering
Plan Administrator, the Pooling Administrator, and the Billing and Collection Agent. It will continue to
evaluate the performances of these entities annually. The Council is presently considering
recommendations on other important number administration-related issues that will require work beyond
the term of the present charter.
The value of this federal advisory committee to the telecommunications industry and to the
American public cannot be overstated. Telephone numbers are the means by which consumers gain
access to, and reap the benefits of, the public switched telephone network. The Council’s
recommendations to the Commission will ensure that telephone numbers are available to all
telecommunications service providers on a fair and equitable basis, consistent with the requirements of
the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Carmell Weathers at (202) 418-2325 or
Carmell.Weathers@fcc.gov. The address is: Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,
Federal Communications Commission, 445 Twelfth Street, SW, Room 5-C162, Washington, DC 20554.
The fax number is: (202) 418-1413. The TTY number is: (202) 418-0484.
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CHARTER FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL
1. The Committee’s Official Designation
The official designation of this advisory committee will be the “North American Numbering
Council” (NANC or Council).
2. Authority
The NANC is hereby renewed at the direction of the Chairman of the Federal
Communications Commission (Commission) and in accordance with the provisions of the
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) as amended, 5 U.S.C. App 2.
3. The Committee’s Objectives and Scope of its Activity
The purpose of the Council is to advise the Commission and to make recommendations,
reached through consensus, that foster efficient and impartial North American Numbering
Plan (NANP) administration. The Council will advise the Commission on numbering policy
and technical issues, initially resolve disputes as directed by the Commission, and provide
guidance to the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA), the Pooling
Administrator (PA), the Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA), and the Billing and
Collection (B&C) agent, as directed by the Commission.
In carrying out its responsibilities, the Council shall assure that NANP administration supports
the following policy objectives: (1) that the NANP facilitates entry into the communications
marketplace by making numbering resources available on an efficient, timely basis to
communications service providers; (2) that the NANP does not unduly favor or disfavor any
particular industry segment or group of consumers; (3) that the NANP does not unduly favor
or disfavor one technology over another; (4) that the NANP gives consumers easy access to
the public switched telephone network; and (5) that the NANP ensures that the interests of all
NANP member countries are addressed fairly and efficiently, fostering continued integration
of the NANP across NANP member countries.
4. Description of the Duties for Which the Committee is Responsible
The general duties of the Council are to gather and discuss information necessary to develop
recommendations to the Commission related to the attainment of the objectives stated under
section (3), above. Under the direction of the Commission, the Council will provide oversight
of matters relating to numbering administration, including the development of industry
guidelines. Specific duties will include developing and recommending technical requirements
for the selection of neutral third-party numbering administrators (e.g., NANPA, PA). To aid
the Commission in its oversight responsibilities, the Council will also prepare periodic and
final reports for the Commission. The Council serves the Commission in an advisory capacity
only.
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5. Official to Whom the Committee Reports
The Council will report to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission through
the Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau.
6. Support
The Commission will provide the necessary staff support for the Council and the facilities
needed to conduct meetings. If the Commission does not have meeting facilities available,
private sector members will provide facilities. Private sector members of the Council will
serve without any government compensation and will not be entitled to travel expenses or per
diem
subsistence allowances.
7. Estimated Annual Operating Costs in Dollars and Staff Years
The estimated Commission staff dedicated to the Council is the equivalent of 1.5 full time
employees. The estimated annual cost to the Commission of operating the Committee is
$170,000. The Commission will not pay for private sector staff.
8. Designated Federal Officer
A full-time or permanent part-time employee, appointed by the Chairman of the Commission,
will serve as the Designated Federal Officer (DFO). The DFO will approve or call all of the
advisory committee’s meetings, prepare and approve all meeting agendas, attend all advisory
committee meetings, adjourn any meeting when the DFO determines adjournment to be in the
public interest, and chair meetings when directed to do so by the Chairman of the Commission
or the Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau.
9. Estimated Number and Frequency of Committee Meetings
There will be approximately four Council meetings per year.
10. Duration
The Commission will review the accomplishments and activities of the Council to determine
whether, after two years, this charter should again be renewed and the Council should
continue as a Federal Advisory Committee.
11. Termination
This charter will terminate two years from the Filing Date of this charter, prior to which the
Commission may seek its renewal.
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12. Membership and Designation
Members of the Council are appointed by the Chairman of the Commission in consultation
with appropriate Commission staff. Members are selected to balance the expertise and
viewpoints that are necessary to address effectively the issues to be considered by the Council.
Members represent various sectors of the telecommunications industry, as well as North
American Numbering Plan member countries, state regulators, and consumers. Industry
representatives are selected from local exchange carriers, wireless carriers, equipment
manufacturers, cable service providers, and industry trade associations.
Members are appointed as representatives of the telecommunications industry, or as
representatives of consumers of telecommunications. Council members will not serve as
“Special Government Employees.”
13. Subcommittees
The Commission may create subcommittees of the NANC. The Chairperson of the NANC
may appoint subcommittees, with the approval of the Chairman of the Commission or the
Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau. Subcommittees must report any recommendations
to the Council as a whole, and only the Council as a whole may modify or ratify such
recommendations before they are included in the official record of the Council’s proceedings
and reported to the Chairman of the Commission or the Chief of the Wireline Competition
Bureau.
14. Recordkeeping
The Council shall keep records of its proceedings, as required by applicable laws and
regulations. The Council shall also handle all its records and any records of formally and
informally established subcommittees or other subgroups of the Council, in accordance with
General Records Schedule 26, Item 2 or other approved agency records disposition schedule.
These records are available for public inspection and copying, subject to the Freedom of
Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552.
15. Filing Date
September 20, 2013
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NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL (NANC)

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Advisory Committee Directory

September 27, 2013

FCC Staff

Designated Federal Officer (DFO)

Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO

)
Marilyn Jones
Carmell Weathers
marilyn.jones@fcc.gov
carmell.weathers@fcc.gov
voice:
202-418-2357
voice: 202-418-2325

Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO

)

Address:

Michelle Sclater
Federal Communications Commission
michelle.sclater@fcc.gov
Competition Policy Division
voice: 202-418-0388
445 12th Street, SW, Room 5-C162
Washington, DC 20554
voice: 202-418-1580
fax:
202-418-1413

Voting Members

Chairman, North American

AT&T Inc.

Numbering Council

Henry G. Hultquist
Honorable Betty Ann Kane
Vice President – Federal Regulatory
Chairman
1120 20th Street, N.W.
Public Service Commission of the
Washington, DC 20036
District of Columbia
hh8358@att.com
(See contact information under
voice: 202-457-3821
National Association of Regulatory
fax:
202-457-3072
Commissioners (NARUC))

Co-Chairman, North American

Alternate:

Numbering Council

Ms. Cyd Anglin
Honorable Geoffrey G. Why
Technical Director, Network Methods and
Commissioner
Support
Massachusetts Department of
4119 Broadway, Room 240-A-14-E
Telecommunications & Cable
San Antonio, TX 78209
(See contact information under NARUC)
cm6411@att.com
voice: 210-882-3832
fax: 210-882-3130
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Bandwidth.com, Inc.

CompTel

Greg Rogers
Karen Reidy
Deputy General Counsel
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
1855 Blake St., Suite 101
900 17th Street, N.W., Suite 400
Denver, CO 80202
Washington, DC 20006
grogers@bandwidth.com
kreidy@comptel.org
voice: 919-439-5399
voice: 202-296-6650
fax: 303-228-8801
fax: 202-296-7585
Alternate:
Alternate:
Mary Tuten
Mary C. Albert
Vice President, Customer Experience
Assistant General Counsel
mtuten@inetwork.com
malbert@comptel.org
voice: 303-253-9904
voice: 202-296-6650
fax: 303-228-8801
fax: 202-296-7585

CenturyLink

Cox Communications, Inc. (Cox)

Mary Retka
Jose M. Jimenez
Director, Network Policy
Executive Director,
700 West Mineral, Room MNG20.13
Corporate Regulatory Policy
Littleton, CO 80120
1400 Lake Hearn Drive
Mary.Retka@centurylink.com
Atlanta, GA 30319
voice: 303-707-7000

qban4sc@gmail.com
fax: 303-707-9577
voice:
(510) 205-8281
fax:
Alternate:
Jeffrey S. Lanning
Alternate:
Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs
Beth O’Donnell
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
GCI Consulting, Inc.
Suite 820
769 N. Croskey Street
Washington, DC 20004
Philadelphia, PA 19130
jeffrey.s.lanning@centurylink.com
bethodonnell@comcast.net
voice: 202-393-7113
mobile: 215-235-8364
fax: 913-397-3649
fax:

Comcast Corporation

CTIA

– The Wireless Association
Valerie R. Cardwell
Michael Altschul
Director-Carrier Management &
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Corporate Development
1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
300 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Washington, DC 20001
maltschul@ctia.org
Valerie_cardwell@cable.comcast.com
voice: 202- 736-3248
voice: 202-379-7148
fax: 202-785-8203
fax: 202-379-7149
Alternate:
Alternate:
Matthew Gerst
Mary McManus
Counsel, External & State Affairs
Senior Director, FCC and Regulatory Affairs
mgerst@ctia.org
300 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
voice: 202-736-3216
Washington, DC 20001
fax:
202-776-0540
Mary_McManus@comcast.com
voice: 202-379-7141
fax:
202-466-7718
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800 Response Information Services, LLC

National Association of Regulatory Utility

David K. Greenhaus

Commissioners (NARUC)

Director of Regulatory Affairs
Honorable Paul Kjellander
200 Church Street
President
Burlington, VT 05401
Idaho Public Utilities Commission
dgreenhaus@800response.com
472 West Washington Street
voice:
802-860-0378
P. O. Box 83720
fax:
802-860-0395
Boise, ID 83720-0074
paul.kjellander@puc.idaho.gov
Alternate:
voice: 208-334-2898; fax: 208-334-3762

VACANT

Alternate:
voice:
Carolee Hall
fax:
Telecommunications Analyst
carolee.hall@puc.idaho.gov

Level 3 Communications, LLC

voice: 208-334-0364
Gregory T. Diamond
fax: 208-334-3762
Regulatory Counsel
1505 5th Avenue, Suite 501

National Association of Regulatory Utility

Seattle, WA 98101

Commissioners (NARUC)

greg.diamond@level3.com
Honorable Swati Dandekar
voice: 206-652-5608
Board Member
fax: 720-567-2209
Iowa Utilities Board
1375 E. Court Avenue, Room 69
Alternate:
Des Moines, IA 50319-0069
Daniel Stromsland
swati.dandekar@iub.iowa.gov
Director – Switched Access Planning
voice: 515-725-7313
Level 3 Communications, LLC
fax: 515-725-7398
1305 East Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Alternate:
daniel.stromsland@level3.com
Michael Balch
voice: 847-954-8444
Utility Specialist
fax: 847-954-7727
mike.balch@iub.iowa.gov
voice: 515-725-7303

National Association of Regulatory Utility

fax: 515-725-7398

Commissioners (NARUC)

Honorable Betty Ann Kane

National Association of Regulatory Utility

Chairman

Commissioners (NARUC)

Public Service Commission of the
Honorable Lynn Slaby
District of Columbia
Commissioner
1333 H Street, N.W., West Tower 7th Floor
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Washington, DC 20005
180 East Broad Street
bakane@psc.dc.gov
Columbus, OH 43215-3793
voice: 202-626-5125; fax: 202-638-1785
lynn.slaby@puc.state.oh.us
voice: 614-466-3038
Alternate:
fax: 614-466-7366

VACANT

Alternate:
voice:
fax:

VACANT

voice:
fax:
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National Association of Regulatory Utility

National Association of State Utility

Commissioners (NARUC)

Consumer Advocates (NASUCA)

Honorable Geoffrey G. Why
Thomas F. Dixon
Commissioner
Rate/Financial Analyst
Massachusetts Department of
Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel
Telecommunications & Cable
1580 Broadway, Suite 200
1000 Washington Street, Suite 820
Denver, Colorado 80202
Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6500
thomas.dixon@dora.state.co.us
geoffrey.g.why@state.ma.us
voice: 303-894-2125
voice: 617-368-1109
fax: 303-894-2117
fax: 617-478-2590
Alternate:
Alternate:

VACANT

VACANT

voice:
voice:
fax:
fax:

National Association of Regulatory Utility

National Cable & Telecommunications

Commissioners (NARUC)

Assoc.

Honorable G. O’Neal Hamilton
(NCTA)
Commissioner
Jerome Fitch Candelaria
South Carolina Public Service Commission
Vice President and Counsel
101 Executive Center Dr., Suite 100
California Cable & Telecommunications Assoc.
Columbia, SC 29210
1001 K Street, 2nd Floor
oneal.hamilton@psc.sc.gov
Sacramento, CA 95814
voice: 803-896-5100; fax:
Jerome@calcable.org
voice:
916-446-7732
Alternate:
fax:
916-446-1605

VACANT

Alternate:
Betty Sanders
voice:
Director, Regulatory Affairs
fax:
Charter Communications

12405 Powerscourt Drive

National Association of State Utility

St. Louis, MO 63131

Consumer Advocates (NASUCA)

Betty.sanders@chartercom.com
Wayne R. Jortner
voice: 314-288-3259
Senior Counsel
fax: 314-288-3555
Maine Public Advocate
State House Station 112

NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association

Augusta, Maine 04032
Stephen F. Pastorkovich
wayne.r.jortner@maine.gov
Associate Director, Technology & Business
voice: 207-287-2445
Development
fax: 207-287-4317
2909 Nutley Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Alternate:
spastorkovich@ntca.org
Helen M. Mickiewicz
voice: 703-351-2032
Assistant General Counsel
Office of Rate Payer Advocates

SMS/800, Inc.

505 Van Ness Avenue, Room 5123
Gina Perini
San Francisco, CA 94102
Chief Administrative Officer and
hmm@cpuc.ca.gov
General Counsel
voice:
415-703-1319
P.O. Box 8122
fax: 415-703-4592
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-8122
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gperini@sms800inc.com
voice: 508-315-8046

Alternate
Alternate:
John T. Ambrosi
Indra Sehdev Chalk
VP, Regulatory Affairs
Principal Corporate Counsel
510 Clinton Square
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Rochester, New York 14604
601 Pa. Ave., NW North Blding, Ste. 800
jambrosi@sms800inc.com
Washington, D.C. 20004
voice: 585-939-7583
Email: indra.chalk@t-mobile.com
fax: 508-319-3049
Desk: 202-654-5909

Sprint Nextel Corporation

United States Telecom Association (USTA)

Rosemary Emmer
Industry Regulatory Advisor

VACANT

2001 Edmund Halley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Alternate:
rosemary.emmer@sprint.com
Thomas Soroka, Jr.
voice: 301-399-4332
Vice President, Engineering & Technology
fax: 703-433-4142
607 14th Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
Alternate:
tsoroka@ustelecom.org
Scott Freiermuth
voice:
202-326-7296 fax: 202-326-7333
Counsel, Government Affairs
6450 Sprint Parkway

Verizon

Overland park, Kansas 66251
Kevin Green
scott.r.freiermuth@sprint.com
Executive Director – Federal Regulatory Affairs
voice: 913-315-8521
1300 I Street, NW
fax: 913-315-7727
Suite 400 West
Washington, DC 20005

TeleSmart Networks Inc.

Kevin.m.green@verizon.com
Brian Lynott
voice: 202-515-2464
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
fax: 202-789-1540
19396 SW Larkcrest Lane
Aloha, Oregon 97006

Vonage Holdings Corp. (Vonage)

blynott@telesmart.com
voice: 503-539-3303; fax: 503-961-8611

VACANT

T-Mobile USA

voice:
Michele K. Thomas
fax:
Managing Corporate Counsel
4 Sylvan Way
Alternate:
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
Brendan Kasper
Michele.Thomas@T-Mobile.com
Senior Regulatory Counsel
voice: 973-451-8399 ; fax: 866-836-6668
23 Main Street
Holmdel, NJ 07733
brendan.kasper@vonage.com
voice:
732-444-2216
fax: 732-202-5221
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XO Communications

Tiki Gaugler
Senior Manager Regulatory
13865 Sunrise Valley Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
tiki.gaugler@xo.com
voice: 703-547-2356
fax: 703-547-2630
Alternate:
Gegi Leeger
Regulatory Affairs Director
gegi.leeger@xo.com
voice:
703-547-2109
fax:
703-547-3694

Special Members (Non-Voting)

North American Numbering Plan

Canadian Radio-Television and

Administration (NANPA) c/o NeuStar, Inc.

Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

John Manning, Director
Bill Mason
46000 Center Oak Plaza
Manager – Competitive Implementation &
Sterling, VA 20166
Technology
john.manning@neustar.biz
1 Promenade du Portage
voice: 571-434-5770
Hull, Quebec J8X 4B1
cell: 703-629-8851
bill.mason@crtc.gc.ca
fax: 571-434-5502
voice:
819-953-8882
fax:
819-953-0795

National Thousands-Block Pooling
Administrator (PA)

Alternate:
Amy Putnam, Esq.
Kim Wardle
NeuStar, Inc.
Manager, Competition and Implementation
Director, Number Pooling Services
& Technology
NeuStar Pooling Administration
Government of Canada
2016 Alexis Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2
Harrisburg, PA 17110
kim.wardle@crtc.gc.ca
amy.putnam@neustar.biz
voice: 819-994-0218
voice: 717-232-5533
fax: 819-994-0218
cell:
717-877-6205
fax: 484-229-0715

U.S. Department of State

EB/CIP Room 4826

North American Numbering Plan Billing and

2101 C Street, NW

Collection Agent (NANP B&C Agent)

Washington, DC 20520
Garth Steele, CA, Partner
Welch & Company LLP
Alternate:
1200 – 151 Slater Street
Marian Gordon
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3
GORDONMR@state.gov
gsteele@welchandco.ca
voice:
202-647-0197
voice: 613-760-4516
fax:
202-647-7407
fax:
613-236-8258
switchboard: 613-236-9191
website: www.welchandco.ca
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Alliance for Telecommunications
Industry Solutions (ATIS)

Tom Goode
General Counsel
tgoode@atis.org
voice: 202-434-8847
fax: 202-434-5453
Alternate:
Jean-Paul Emard
Director, Industry Forums
jpemard@atis.org
voice:
202-434-8824
fax:
202-393-5453

U.S. Department of Commerce

National Telecommunications &
Information Administration
14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Room 4898
Washington, DC 20230
Alternate:
Alfred Lee
alee@ntia.doc.gov
voice:
202-482-1880
fax:
202-482-6173
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