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Released: July 19, 2011
COMMENT AND REPLY COMMENT DATES SET FOR FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED
RULEMAKING ON REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. PROVIDERS OF
INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
IB Docket No. 04-112
Comment Date: August 18, 2011
Reply Comment Date: September 2, 2011
On May 13, 2011, the Commission released a First Report and Order and Further Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking in IB Docket No. 04-112.1 In the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
(FNPRM) the Commission sought comment on several changes to modernize and streamline the
international reporting requirements. 2 On July 11, 2011, the International Bureau released a Public
Notice seeking comment on a draft Filing Manual that sets forth proposed instructions on how to file
annual reports under section 43.62 if the Commission adopts all of the changes to the international
reporting requirements discussed in the FNPRM. 3 (The Commission, of course, may adopt only some of
those changes, may adopt different changes based on the record in the proceeding, or may not adopt any
of the proposed changes.) A summary of the FNPRM was published in the Federal Register on July 19,
2011, establishing the pleading cycle for comments and reply comments.4
Ex Parte Presentations
This proceeding shall be treated as a "permit-but-disclose" proceeding in accordance with the
Commission's ex parte
rules.5 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,
1 Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Telecommunications Services; Amendment of Part 43
of the Commission's Rules,
IB Docket No. 04-112, First Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking, FCC 11-76 (rel. May 13, 2011).
3 International Bureau Seeks Comment on Draft Filing Manual for Proposed Section 43.62 Reports
, IB Docket No.
04-112, DA 1182 (rel. July 11, 2011).
4 76 FR 42613 (July 19, 2011).
5 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et seq.
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
deemed to be written ex parte
presentations and must be filed consistent with Section 1.1206(b). In
proceedings governed by Section 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
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
Comment Filing Procedures
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.415, 1.419,
interested parties may file comments on the FNPRM and Draft Filing Manual on or before
and reply comments on or before
September 2, 2011.
Comments may be filed using: (1) the
Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), (2) the Federal Government's eRulemaking
Portal, or (3) by filing paper copies. See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings
FR 24121 (1998).
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
or the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov
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, 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 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.
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).
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All parties must file one copy of each pleading electronically or by paper to each of the
The Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI), Portals
II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, (202) 488-5300, or
via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
James Ball, Chief, Policy Division, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: James.Ball@fcc.gov;
David Krech, Associate Chief, Policy Division, International Bureau, 445 12th Street,
S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: David.Krech@fcc.gov;
John F. Copes, Attorney, Policy Division, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail John.Copes@fcc.gov;
Sean O'More, Attorney, Policy Division, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail Sean.O'More.Uretsky@fcc.gov; and,
Mark Uretsky, Economist, Policy Division, International Bureau, 445 12th Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail Mark.Uretsky@fcc.gov
Filings and comments will be 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
. They will also be
accessible through the Commission's Electronic Filing System (ECFS) on the Commission's website, www.fcc.gov
Comments and reply comments must include a short and concise summary of the substantive
arguments raised in the pleading. Comments and reply comments must also comply with section 1.49
and all other applicable sections of the Commission's rules.6 All parties are encouraged to utilize a table
of contents, and to include the name of the filing party and the date of the filing on each page of their
Commenters that file what they consider to be proprietary information may request confidential
treatment pursuant to section 0.459 of the Commission's rules. Commenters should file both their
original comments for which they request confidentiality and redacted comments, along with their request
for confidential treatment. Commenters should not file proprietary information electronically. See
Examination of Current Policy Concerning the Treatment of Confidential Information Submitted to the
, Report and Order, 13 FCC Rcd 24816 (1998), Order on Reconsideration, 14 FCC Rcd
20128 (1999). Even if the Commission grants confidential treatment, information that does not fall
within a specific exemption pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) must be publicly
disclosed pursuant to an appropriate request. See
47 C.F.R. 0.461; 5 U.S.C. 552. We note that the
Commission may grant requests for confidential treatment either conditionally or unconditionally. As
such, we note that the Commission has the discretion to release information on public interest grounds
that falls within the scope of a FOIA exemption.
6 47 C.F.R. 1.49.
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For further information, contact David Krech, John Copes or Mark Uretsky, Policy Division,
International Bureau, at (202) 418-1460.
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