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CGB Announces Dates To Refresh the Record Regarding "Cramming"

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Released: October 24, 2013


Federal Communications Commission

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DA 13-2064

October 18, 2013




CG Docket Nos. 11-116, 09-158; CC Docket No. 98-170

Comment Date: November 18, 2013
Reply Comment Date: December 2, 2013

On August 27, 2013, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (Bureau) released a Public
Notice in CG Docket No. 11-116 and 09-158 and CC Docket No. 98-170 (Public Notice).1 In the Public
the Bureau sought comment to refresh the record on cramming, the unlawful and fraudulent
practice of placing unauthorized charges on telephone bills, in light of developments and additional
evidence related to wireline and wireless cramming since the Federal Communications Commission
issued its April 2012 Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Public Notice set the comment and
reply comment due dates at 45 days and 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, respectively. A
summary of the Public Notice was published in the Federal Register on October 3, 2013, triggering the
cycle for comments and reply comments.2 Accordingly, interested parties may file comments on or
before November 18, 2013 and reply comments on or before December 2, 2013.
This matter shall be treated as a "permit-but-disclose" proceeding in accordance with the
Commission's ex parte rules.3 Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda
summarizing the presentations must contain summaries of the substance of the presentations and not
merely a listing of the subjects discussed. More than a one- or two-sentence description of the views and
arguments presented is generally required.4 Other rules pertaining to oral and written presentations are set
forth in Section 1.1206(b) of the Commission's rules.5

1 Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Seeks to Refresh the Record Regarding "Cramming," CG Docket
Nos. 11-116, 09-158 and CC Docket 09-170, Public Notice, DA 13-1807 (rel. Aug. 27, 2013).
2 78 FR 61250 (Oct. 3, 2013).
3 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et seq.
4 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b)(2).
5 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b).

Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission's rules,6 interested parties may file
comments and reply comments on or before the respective dates indicated on the first page of this Notice.
Comments may be filed using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). See
Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings
, 63 FR 24121 (1998).

Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the

Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy 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

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 and boxes 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 or call the Consumer and
Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
For further information regarding this proceeding, contact B. Lynn Follansbee, Consumer Policy
Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, (202) 418-1514.

6 47 C.F.R. 1.415, 1.419.

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