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Applications For TRS State Recertification Received

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Released: February 22, 2013


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DA 13-275

Released: February 22, 2013



CG DOCKET NO. 03-123

Comments Due: March 15, 2013
Reply Comments Due: March 29, 2013

Notice is hereby given that the states listed below have applied to the Commission for renewal of the
certification of their state telecommunications relay service (TRS) programs pursuant to Title IV of the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as codified in the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. § 225, and
the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 64.601-605. Current state certifications expire July 25, 2013. A
state’s application for certification, covering the five year period from July 26, 2013 to July 25, 2018,
must demonstrate that its TRS program complies with Section 225 and the Commission’s rules governing
the provision of TRS.1 This notice seeks public comment on the following state applications for
certification, which can be found on the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) at When searching for the state application in the ECFS, please enter docket
number 03-123 in the proceeding number fill-in block, and the state identification number, (e.g., TRS-46-
12) assigned for that specific state application in the bureau identification number fill-in block:

File No: TRS-46-12

File No: TRS-47-12

Alabama Public Service Commission
Arkansas Deaf and Hearing Impaired
State of Alabama
State of Arkansas

File No: TRS-02-12

File No: TRS-32-12

Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing California Public Utilities Commission
State of Arizona
State of California

File No: TRS-23-12

File No: TRS-48-12

Colorado Public Utilities Commission
Connecticut Department of Public Utility
State of Colorado
State of Connecticut

1 Section 225 states, in pertinent part, that the Commission may approve a state’s application if it determines that the
state’s program makes available TRS “in a manner that meets or exceeds” the Commission’s TRS requirements and
“the program makes available adequate procedures and remedies for enforcing the requirements of the State
program.” 47 U.S.C. §§ 225(f)(2)(A) and (B).

File No: TRS-35-12

File No: TRS-49-12

Delaware Public Service Commission
Public Service Commission
State of Delaware
District of Columbia

File No: TRS-50-12

File No: TRS-51-12

Florida Public Service Commission
Georgia Public Service Commission
State of Florida
State of Georgia

File No: TRS-22-12

File No: TRS-43-12

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Idaho Public Service Commission
State of Hawaii
State of Idaho

File No: TRS-10-12

File No: TRS-08-12

Illinois Commerce Commission
Indiana Telephone Relay Access Corporation
State of Illinois
State of Indiana

File No: TRS-03-12

File No: TRS-07-12

Iowa Utilities Board
Kansas Relay Services, Inc.
State of Iowa
State of Kansas

File No: TRS-52-12

File No: TRS-13-12

Kentucky Public Service Commission
Louisiana Relay Administration Board
Commonwealth of Kentucky
State of Louisiana

File No: TRS-53-12

File No: TRS-33-12

Maine Public Utilities Commission
Telecommunications Access of Maryland
State of Maine
State of Maryland

File No: TRS-34-12

File No: TRS-54-12

Department of Telecommunications and Energy Michigan Public Service Commission
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
State of Michigan

File No: TRS-39-12

File No: TRS-55-12

Minnesota Department of Commerce
Mississippi Public Service Commission
State of Minnesota
State of Mississippi

File No: TRS-15-12

File No: TRS-56-12

Missouri Public Service Commission
Telecommunications Access Program
State of Missouri
State of Montana

File No: TRS-40-12

File No: TRS-25-12

Nebraska Public Service Commission
Relay Nevada
State of Nebraska
State of Nevada

File No: TRS-42-12

File No: TRS-45-12

New Hampshire Public Service Commission
New Jersey Board of Utilities
State of New Hampshire
State of New Jersey

File No: TRS-14-12

File No: TRS-16-12

Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing New York State Department of Public Service
State of New Mexico
State of New York

File No: TRS-30-12

File No: TRS-12-12

Department of Health and Human Service
Information Technology Department
State of North Carolina
State of North Dakota

File No: TRS-37-12

File No: TRS-57-12

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Oklahoma Telephone Association
State of Ohio
State of Oklahoma

File No: TRS-36-12

File No: TRS-58-12

Oregon Public Utilities Commission
Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Services
State of Oregon
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

File No: TRS-28-12

File No: TRS-59-12

Telecommunications Regulatory Board
Division of Public Utilities and Carriers
Puerto Rico
State of Rhode Island

File No: TRS-62-12

File No: TRS-11-12

Micronesian Telecommunications Corporation South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff
State of South Carolina

File No: TRS-60-12

File No: TRS-20-12

Department of Human Services
Tennessee Regulatory Authority
State of South Dakota
State of Tennessee

File No: TRS-17-12

File No: TRS-09-12

Texas Public Utility Commission
Public Service Commission
State of Texas
State of Utah

File No: TRS-44-12

File No: TRS-04-12

Vermont Department of Public Service
Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State of Vermont
Commonwealth of Virginia

File No: TRS-27-12

File No: TRS-01-12

Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Wisconsin Department of Administration
State of Washington
State of Wisconsin

File No: TRS-18-12

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
State of Wyoming
Pursuant to Sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.415 & 1.419, interested
parties may file comments on or before March 15, 2013, and reply comments on or before March 29,
. All filings must reference

CG Docket No. 03-123

and the relevant state identification number of
the state application that is being commented upon. Comments may be filed using the Internet by
accessing the ECFS: or by filing paper copies. Filers should follow the
instructions provided on the website for submitting comments. In completing the transmittal screen,

commenters should include their full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable
docket or rulemaking number. Parties may also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail. To get
filing instructions, filers should send an e-mail to, and include the following words in the
body of the message: “get form.” A sample form and directions will be sent in response.
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. All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the
Commission’s Secretary must be delivered to the FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street, SW., Room TW-
A325, Washington, DC 20554. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners.
Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building. Commercial sent by overnight mail
(other than U.S. Postal Service Express mail and Priority mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive,
Capital Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal Service first-class mail, Express Mail, and Priority Mail should
be addressed to 445 12th Street, SW., Washington DC 20554.
A copy of this document and subsequently filed documents in this matter will be available during regular
business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-
A257, Washington, DC 20554.
To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files,
audio format), send an e-mail to or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at
(202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). This Public Notice can also be downloaded in Word and
Portable Document Format (PDF) at:
For further information regarding this Public Notice, contact Dana Wilson, Consumer & Governmental
Affairs Bureau, Disabilities Rights Office (202) 418-2247 (voice), or e-mail
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