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Form 499-A Reseller Certification Public Notice

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Released: August 2, 2013


Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.


Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 13-1700

Released: August 2, 2013



WC Docket No. 06-122

Comment Date: September 6, 2013
Reply Comment Date: September 13, 2013

The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) seeks comment on a proposal filed by a group of 8
industry participants regarding revisions to sample reseller certification language and accompanying
sections of the FCC Form 499-A instructions.1 The FCC Form 499-A is used by contributors to the
Universal Service Fund to report their revenues to the administrator of the Fund. In the 2012 Wholesaler-
Reseller Clarification Order
, the Commission directed the Bureau to revise the sample language in the
Form 499-A to reflect the clarifications provided in the Wholesaler-Reseller Clarification Order and
allowed contributors to rely on existing sample language until December 31, 2013.2 The Bureau seeks
comment on the proposed revisions submitted by the industry participants, including whether they should
be included in the 2014 FCC Form 499-A instructions.
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission's rules,3 interested parties may file
comments on or before September 6, 2013 and reply comments on or before September 13, 2013.
All pleadings are to reference

WC Docket 06-122

. Comments may be filed using the Commission's
Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper copies.4

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

1 Letter from AT&T Services, Inc., BCE Nexxia, BT Americas Inc., CenturyLink, Orange Business Services U.S.,
Inc., Sprint Corporation, Verizon, and XO Communications, to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, FCC, WC Docket No.
06-122 (filed July 26, 2013).
2 Universal Service Contribution Methodology, Application for Review of the Decision of the Universal Service
Administrator and Emergency Petition for Stay by U.S. TelePacific Corp. d/b/a TelePacific Communications, XO
Communications Services, Inc. Request for Review of Decision of the Universal Service Administrator, Universal
Service Administrative Company Request for Guidance
, WC Docket No. 06-122, Order, 27 FCC Rcd 13780, 13798,
para. 41 (2012) (Wholesaler-Reseller Clarification Order).
3 47 C.F.R. 1.415, 1.419.
4 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1999).

Paper Filers: 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 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 & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).

Additional Copies.

In addition, we request that you send one copy of each pleading to each of
the following:

Carol Pomponio, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,
445 12th Street, S.W., Room 5-A360, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail:; and

Charles Tyler, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445
12th Street, S.W., Room 5-A452, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail:

Ex Parte Rules.

The proceeding this Notice initiates shall be treated as a "permit-but-disclose"
proceeding in accordance with the Commission's ex parte rules.5 Persons making ex parte presentations
must file a copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within
two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period
applies). Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the
presentation must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex
presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the
presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments
already reflected in the presenter's written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the
presenter may provide citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or
other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be
found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission
staff during ex parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed
consistent with rule 1.1206(b). In proceedings governed by rule 1.49(f) or for which the Commission has
made available a method of electronic filing, written ex parte presentations and memoranda summarizing

5 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et seq.

oral ex parte presentations, and all attachments thereto, must be filed through the electronic comment
filing system available for that proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g., .doc, .xml, .ppt,
searchable .pdf). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission's ex
For further information, please contact Carol Pomponio, Telecommunications Access Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484, or

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