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Released: July 8, 2013


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DA 13-1530

Released: July 8, 2013



CG DOCKET NO. 03-123

The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC or Commission) Consumer and Governmental
Affairs Bureau (Bureau) hereby grants certification to the state telecommunication relay services (TRS)
programs listed below,1 pursuant to Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 47 U.S.C.
225(f)(2), and section 64.606(b) of the Commission's rules.2 On the basis of the state applications
received, the Bureau has determined that:
The TRS programs of the listed states meet or exceed all operational, technical, and
functional minimum standards contained in section 64.604 of the Commission's rules;3
The TRS programs of the listed states make available adequate procedures and remedies
for enforcing the requirements of their state programs;4 and
The TRS programs of the listed states in no way conflict with federal law.
The Bureau also has determined that, where applicable, the intrastate funding mechanisms of the
listed states are labeled in a manner that promotes national understanding of TRS and does not offend the
public, consistent with section 64.606(d) of the Commission's rules.5
Because the Commission may adopt changes to the rules governing relay programs, including
state relay programs, the certification granted herein is conditioned on a demonstration of ongoing
compliance with any additional new rules that are adopted by the Commission. The Commission will
provide guidance to the states, as needed, to ensure compliance with such rule changes.
This certification, as conditioned herein, shall remain in effect for a five (5) year period,
beginning July 26, 2013, and ending July 25, 2018, pursuant to 47 C.F.R. 64.606(c). One year prior to
the expiration of this certification, July 25, 2017, the states may apply for renewal of their TRS program

1 For purposes of this proceeding, the term "state" refers to states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia,
where applicable.
2 47 C.F.R. 64.606(b).
3 47 U.S.C. 225(f)(2)(A); 47 C.F.R. 64.604.
4 47 U.S.C. 225(f)(2)(B).
5 47 C.F.R. 64.606(d).

certification by filing documentation in accordance with the Commission's rules, pursuant to 47 C.F.R.
64.606(a) and (b).


File No: TRS-46-12

File No: TRS-19-12

Alabama Public Service Commission
Department of Commerce
State of Alabama
State of Alaska

File No: TRS-47-12

File No: TRS-02-12

Arkansas Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State of Arkansas
State of Arizona

File No: TRS-32-12

File No: TRS-23-12

California Public Utilities Commission
Colorado Public Utilities Commission
State of California
State of Colorado

File No: TRS-48-12

File No: TRS-35-12

Connecticut Department of Public Utility
Delaware Public Service Commission
State of Connecticut
State of Delaware

File No: TRS-49-12

File No: TRS-50-12

Public Service Commission
Florida Public Service Commission
District of Columbia
State of Florida

File No: TRS-51-12

File No: TRS-22-12

Georgia Public Service Commission
Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
State of Georgia
State of Hawaii

File No: TRS-43-12

File No: TRS-10-12

Idaho Public Service Commission
Illinois Commerce Commission
State of Idaho
State of Illinois

File No: TRS-08-12

File No: TRS-03-12

Indiana Telephone Relay Access Corporation
Iowa Utilities Board
State of Indiana
State of Iowa

File No: TRS-07-12

File No: TRS-52-12

Kansas Relay Services, Inc.
Kentucky Public Service Commission
State of Kansas
Commonwealth of Kentucky

File No: TRS-13-12

File No: TRS-53-12

Louisiana Relay Administration Board
Maine Public Utilities Commission
State of Louisiana
State of Maine

File No: TRS-33-12

File No: TRS-34-12

Telecommunications Access of Maryland
Department of Telecommunications and Energy
State of Maryland
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

File No: TRS-54-12

File No: TRS-39-12

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

File No: TRS-55-12

File No: TRS-15-12

Mississippi Public Service Commission
Missouri Public Service Commission
State of Mississippi
State of Missouri

File No: TRS-56-12

File No: TRS-40-12

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

File No: TRS-25-12

File No: TRS-42-12

Relay Nevada
New Hampshire Public Service Commission
State of Nevada
State of New Hampshire

File No: TRS-45-12

File No: TRS-14-12

New Jersey Board of Utilities
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State of New Jersey
State of New Mexico

File No: TRS-16-12

File No: TRS-30-12

New York State Department of Public Service
Department of Health and Human Service
State of New York
State of North Carolina

File No: TRS-12-12

File No: TRS-37-12

Information Technology Department
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
State of North Dakota
State of Ohio

File No: TRS-57-12

File No: TRS-36-12

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

File No: TRS-58-12

File No: TRS-28-12

Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Services
Telecommunications Regulatory Board
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico

File No: TRS-59-12

File No: TRS-62-12

Division of Public Utilities and Carriers
Micronesian Telecommunications Corporation
State of Rhode Island

File No: TRS-11-12

File No: TRS-60-12

South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff
Department of Human Services
State of South Carolina
State of South Dakota

File No: TRS-20-12

File No: TRS-17-12

Tennessee Regulatory Authority
Texas Public Utility Commission
State of Tennessee
State of Texas

File No: TRS-61-12

File No: TRS-09-12

Virgin Islands Public Service Commission
Public Service Commission
U.S. Virgin Islands
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-06-12

Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Public Service Commission of West Virginia
State of Washington
State of West Virginia

File No: TRS-01-12

File No: TRS-18-12

Wisconsin Department of Administration
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
State of Wisconsin
State of Wyoming
The full text of this Public Notice and filings will be available for public inspection and copying
during regular business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW.,
Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554. This document and copies of subsequently filed documents in
this matter may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing,
Inc. (BCPI), Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554. Customers may
contact BCPI at their website: or call (202) 488-5300. Filings may also be viewed on
the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) at (insert docket
No. 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).
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 and 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 and
Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disabilities Rights Office, (202) 418-2247 (voice), or e-mail
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