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Released: February 7, 2014

Federal Communications Commission

FCC 14-9

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service
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CC Docket No. 96-45
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Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional
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CC Docket No. 80-286
Separations
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ORDER

Adopted: February 6, 2014

Released: February 7, 2014

By the Commission:
1.
Pursuant to sections 254(a)(1) and 410 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,1
the Commission appoints the Honorable Stephen Michael Bloom, Commissioner, Oregon Public Utility
Commission and the Honorable Chris Nelson, Vice Chairman and Commissioner, South Dakota Public
Utilities Commission, to serve on the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service.2 Pursuant to
section 410(c) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,3 the Commission appoints the Honorable
Sally Talberg, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission, to serve on the Federal-State Joint
Board on Jurisdictional Separations.4
2.
Mr. Bloom’s appointment fills the position held by the Honorable John D. Burke,
Commissioner, Vermont Public Service Board.5 The Commission gratefully acknowledges the
contributions of John D. Burke to the work of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. Mr.
Nelson’s appointment fills the position held by the Honorable Randy Mitchell, Commissioner, South
Carolina Public Service Commission.6 The Commission gratefully acknowledges the contributions of
Randy Mitchell to the work of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. Ms. Talberg’s
appointment fills the position held by the Honorable Larry Landis, Commissioner, Indiana Utility
Regulatory Commission.7 The Commission gratefully acknowledges the contributions of Larry Landis to
the work of the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations.


1 47 U.S.C. §§ 254(a)(1), 410.
2 The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) nominated Chris Nelson and Stephen
Michael Bloom to serve as members of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. See Letter from James
Bradford Ramsay, General Counsel, NARUC, to the Honorable Mignon Clyburn, Acting Chair, FCC, CC Docket
No. 96-45 (dated Aug. 16, 2013) (Nelson nomination); Letter from James Bradford Ramsay, General Counsel,
NARUC, to the Honorable Julius Genachowski, Chairman, FCC, CC Docket No. 96-45 (dated Jan. 9, 2013) (Bloom
nomination).
3 47 U.S.C. § 410(c).
4 NARUC nominated Sally Talberg to serve as member of the Federal-State Joint Board on Separations. See Letter
from James Bradford Ramsay, General Counsel, NARUC, to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, FCC, CC
Docket No. 80-286 (filed Feb. 3, 2014).
5 Supra note 2.
6 Supra note 2.
7 Supra note 4.

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3.
Henceforth, a copy of all filings in this proceeding, relating to CC Docket No. 96-45,
shall be served on Stephen Michael Bloom and Chris Nelson at the following addresses:
The Honorable Stephen Michael Bloom
Commissioner
Oregon Public Utility Commission
550 Capitol Street NE Ste. 215
PO Box 2148
Salem, OR 97308-2148
The Honorable Chris Nelson
Vice Chairman and Commissioner
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
4.
Henceforth, a copy of all filings in this proceeding, relating to CC Docket No. 80-286,
shall be served on Sally Talberg at the following address:
The Honorable Sally Talberg
Michigan Public Service Commission
PO Box 30221
Lansing, MI 48909
5.
ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to sections 254(a)(1), 410, and 410(c)
of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. §§ 254(a)(1), 410, 410(c), this Order is
ADOPTED.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Marlene H. Dortch
Secretary
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