NECA Files Annual Update Cost Allocation Manual Revision
Federal Communications Commission
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Released: January 31, 2013
NECA FILES ANNUAL UPDATE
COST ALLOCATION MANUAL REVISION
WCB/Pricing File No. 13-01
February 28, 2013
REPLY COMMENTS DUE
March 14, 2013
COST ALLOCATION MANUAL FILINGThe Commission has received a revised cost allocation manual (CAM) from the National
Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. (NECA).1 The revisions reflect changes that occurred during the 2012
calendar year. Specifically, changes were made to Section I, Section VI and Section VII. These sections
were revised to eliminate Category I and Category II Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and their
Project Codes. NECA also eliminated the cost pool Responsibility Center 833, DSL-NECA and created a
new Project Code called Responsibility Center 833, Broadband Products and Services. NECA states that
it made these changes to improve reporting accountability and more accurately reflect NECA cost pools.
PROCEDURAL MATTERSThis matter shall be treated as a "permit-but-disclose" proceeding in accordance with the
Commission's ex parte rules.2 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.3 Other rules pertaining to oral and written ex parte
presentations in permit-but-disclose proceedings are set forth in section 1.1206(b) of the Commission's
Interested parties may file comments on or before
February 28, 2013, and reply comments on or
March 14, 2013.Such filings shall refer to the internal
WCB/Pricing File No. 13-01.Comments
in this proceeding may not be filed using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).
Interested parties should file an original and three copies of each filing. If more than one
docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding, commenters must submit
two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number.
Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-
1 See National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. Cost Accounting and Procedures Manual (revised December 31,
2 See 47 C.F.R. 1.1200, 1.1206.
3 See 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b).
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. All hand
deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of
before entering the building. The filing hours at both locations are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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.
Three (3) copies of the comments and reply comments should also be sent to the Pricing Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW, Room 5-A361, Washington, D.C. 20554,
Attn: Paula Cech. Parties are also requested to send an e-mail version of all comments and reply
comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Parties shall also serve one copy with Best Copy and Printing, Inc.,
Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, (800) 378-3160, or via e-mail
Documents in this proceeding are available for public inspection and copying during business
hours in the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street SW, Room CY-A257,
Washington, D.C. 20554. The documents may also be purchased from Best Copy and Printing, Inc.,
telephone (800) 378-3160, facsimile (301) 816-0169.
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 email@example.com or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
For further information, contact Paula Cech, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline
Competition Bureau, (202) 418-1551.
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