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Comment cycle for Separations Freeze Extension Further Notice

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Released: April 10, 2014


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DA 14-488

Released: April 10, 2014



CC Docket No. 80-286

Comment Date: April 16, 2014
Reply Comment Date: April 23, 2014

On March 27, 2014, the Commission released a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking
comment on extending, until June 30, 2017, the current freeze of jurisdictional separations category
relationships and cost allocation factors in Part 36 of the Commission’s rules.1 The Further Notice also
seeks comment on a proposal to direct the Wireline Competition Bureau to open a filing ‘‘window’’ to
encourage (but not require) rate-of-return incumbent local exchange carriers that desire waivers of the
category relationships freeze to file petitions for waiver during the window.2
The Commission set the comment and reply comment deadlines for the Further Notice as 14 and
21 days, respectively, after the publication of a summary of the Further Notice in the Federal Register.
On April 2, 2014, a summary of the Further Notice appeared in the Federal Register.3 Accordingly,
comments are due on or before April 16, 2014, and reply comments are due on or before April 23,
For comment filing requirements, please consult the Further Notice.4 For further information
regarding this proceeding, contact Greg Haledjian, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,
at (202) 418-1520, or
- FCC -

1 Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations, CC Docket No. 80-286, Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking, FCC 14-27 (rel. Mar. 27, 2014) (Further Notice).
2 Id.
3 See Jurisdictional Separations and Referral to the Joint Board FNPRM, 79 Fed. Reg. 18498 (Apr. 2, 2014).
4 See Further Notice, FCC 14-27 at para. 18.

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