WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON WESTERN NEW YORK RURAL AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING UNDER THE RURAL HEALTH CARE PILOT PROGRAM
Federal Communications Commission
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Release Date: March 11, 2011
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON WESTERN NEW YORK
RURAL AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING
UNDER THE RURAL HEALTH CARE PILOT PROGRAM
WC Docket No. 02-60
Comment Date: April 11, 2011
Reply Comment Date: April 25, 2011
New York Rural Area Health Education Center (R-AHEC) for additional funding under the Rural Health
Care Pilot Program (Pilot Program).1 R-AHEC requests that, in the event that Pilot Program funds
allotted in the 2007 Pilot Program Selection Order are relinquished or unused by other participants, the
Bureau increase R-AHEC's maximum support amount by an additional $6 million.2 If additional funding
is authorized, R-AHEC requests an extension of time for the project to secure funding commitments and
Interested parties may file comments on or before
April 11, 2011, and reply comments on or
April 25, 2011. All pleadings are to reference
WC Docket No. 02-60. Comments may be filed
using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper copies.4
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
1 Letter from Kenneth L. Oakley, PhD, FACHE, Project Coordinator, Western New York Rural Area Health
Education Center, to Sharon Gillett, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission,
WC Docket No. 02-60 (Feb. 25, 2011) (R-AHEC Letter). In the 2007 Pilot Program Selection Order, the
Commission selected 69 projects to participate in the Pilot Program. Rural Health Care Support Mechanism, WC
Docket No. 02-60, Order, 22 FCC Rcd 20360, 20361, para. 1 (2007) (2007 Pilot Program Selection Order). The
Commission provided a maximum funding amount of $417 million for all program participants, and also established
per-project maximum support amounts. Id. at 20361, 20429-30, para. 2 and Appendix B.
2 R-AHEC Letter at 1.
4 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).
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.
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. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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, S.W., Washington D.C. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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) Jamie Susskind, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445
12th Street, S.W., Room 5-B418, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: Jamie.Susskind@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.5 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.6 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
5 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et seq.
6 See 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b)(2).
7 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b).
For further information, please contact Jamie Susskind, Telecommunications Access Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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