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Nominations Sought for Universal Service Administtrative Co. Board of Directors

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Released: March 22, 2011


Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.


Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 11-536

Release Date: March 22, 2011




CC Docket Nos. 96-45, 97-21

Nominations Due By: April 5, 2011

The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks nominations for the following board member position on
the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The position is
currently vacant.1

Representative for state telecommunications regulators (position formerly held by Anne Boyle).
Pursuant to section 54.703(c)(1) of the Commission's rules, only members of the industry or non-
industry group that a board member will represent may submit a nomination for that position.2 To
expedite the appointment process, members of the relevant industry or non-industry group are encouraged
to nominate a single candidate who possesses substantial experience in, and knowledge of,
telecommunications issues. If members of the relevant industry or non-industry group fail to reach
consensus on a candidate to serve on the board, or fail to submit a nomination for the particular board
member seat, pursuant to section 54.703(c)(3) of the Commission's rules, the Chairman of the Federal
Communications Commission will select an individual from that industry or non-industry group to serve
on the board.3
Pursuant to section 54.703(c)(2) of the Commission's rules, each nomination must be captioned:
"In the Matter of: Nomination for Universal Service Administrative Company Board of Directors,
CC Docket Nos. 97-21 and 96-45."
4 Each nomination should note that the nomination is for the position

1 See Letter from D. Scott Barash, Acting Chief Executive Officer, USAC, to Sharon Gillett, Chief, Wireline
Competition Bureau, FCC, CC Docket Nos. 96-45, 97-21 (dated Feb. 11, 2011) (attaching resignation letter of Anne
2 47 C.F.R. 54.703(c)(1).
3 Id. 54.703(c)(3).
4 Id. 54.703(c)(2).

on the Board of Directors representing state telecommunications regulators and should be accompanied
by the nominee's professional and biographical information, such as a rsum or professional biography.
Nominations received prior to the release of this public notice will be considered and do not need to be

All nominations must be filed with the Office of the Secretary by April 5, 2011.

may be filed using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), or by filing paper

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 four copies 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 number.
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, D.C. 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 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 should be
addressed to 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington D.C. 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).

In addition, one copy of each pleading must be sent to each of the following:

(1) The Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, S.W., Room
CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554,; phone: (202) 488-5300 fax: (202) 488-
(2) Jamie Susskind, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445
12th Street, S.W., Room 5-B418, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail:; and
(3) Charles Tyler, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th
Street, S.W., Room 5-A452, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail:
Filings and comments are also available for public inspection and copying during regular
business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-

5 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).

A257, Washington, D.C. 20554. They may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating
contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington,
D.C. 20554, telephone: (202) 488-5300, fax: (202) 488-5563, or via e-mail
This matter shall be treated as a "permit-but-disclose" proceeding in accordance with the
Commission's ex parte rules.6 Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda
summarizing the presentations must contain summaries of the substance of the presentation and not
merely a listing of the subjects discussed. More than a one or two sentence description of the views and
arguments presented generally is required.7 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
For further information, please contact Jamie Susskind, Telecommunications Access Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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6 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et seq.
7 See 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b)(2).
8 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b).

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