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Released: April 16, 2013


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DA 13-770

Released: April 16, 2013



CG DOCKET NO. 03-123

Comments Due: April 29, 2013
Reply Comments Due: May 13, 2013

Notice is hereby given that the states listed below have applied to the Commission for renewal of the
certification of their State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) program pursuant to Title IV of the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as codified in the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. § 225, and the
Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 64.601-605. Current state certifications expire July 25, 2013. A state’s
application for certification, covering the five year period from July 26, 2013 to July 25, 2018, must
demonstrate that its TRS program complies with Section 225 and the Commission’s rules governing the
provision of TRS.1 This notice seeks public comment on the following state applications for certification,
which can be found on the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) at When searching for the state application in the ECFS, please enter docket
number 03-123 in the proceeding number fill-in block, and the state identification number, (i.e., TRS-19-
12) assigned for that specific state application in the bureau identification number fill-in block:

File No: TRS-19-12

File No: TRS-61-12

Department of Commerce
Virgin Islands Public Services Commission
State of Alaska
U.S. Virgin Islands

File No: TRS-06-12

Public Service Commission of West Virginia
State of West Virginia
Pursuant to Sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.415 & 1.419, interested
parties may file comments on or before

April 29, 2013

, and reply comments on or before

May 13, 2013

All filings must reference

CG Docket No. 03-123

and the relevant state identification number of the state

1 Section 225 states, in pertinent part, that the Commission may approve a state’s application if it determines that the
state’s program makes available TRS “in a manner that meets or exceeds” the Commission’s TRS requirements and
“the program makes available adequate procedures and remedies for enforcing the requirements of the State
program.” 47 U.S.C. §§ 225(f)(2)(A) and (B).

application that is being commented upon. Comments may be filed using the Internet by accessing the
ECFS: or by filing paper copies. Filers should follow the instructions provided
on the website for submitting comments. In completing the transmittal screen, commenters should
include their full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable docket or rulemaking
number. Parties may also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail. To get filing instructions,
filers should send an e-mail to, and include the following words in the body of the message:
“get form.” A sample form and directions will be sent in response.
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 the FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street, 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. Commercial sent by overnight mail
(other than U.S. Postal Service Express mail and Priority mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive,
Capital Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal Service first-class mail, Express Mail, and Priority Mail should
be addressed to 445 12th Street, SW., Washington DC 20554.
A copy of this document and subsequently filed documents in this matter will be available during regular
business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-
A257, Washington, DC 20554.
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). This Public Notice can also be downloaded in Word and
Portable Document Format (PDF) at:
For further information regarding this Public Notice, contact Dana Wilson, Consumer & Governmental
Affairs Bureau, Disabilities Rights Office (202) 418-2247 (voice), or e-mail
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