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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that states apply to renew their certifications to operate their own telecommunications relay service (TRS) programs every 5 years.  The current 5-year period expires July 25, 2018. 

Each certified state or territory may file with the FCC an application for renewal of its certification one year prior to expiration, i.e., beginning July 25, 2017.  Although there is no prescribed deadline for filing, the FCC requests that renewal applications be filed no later than October 1, 2017.

Links to the Public Notice:
Word:  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-17-697A1.docx
PDF:  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-17-697A1.pdf
Text:  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-17-697A1.txt

For further information, please contact please contact Dana Wilson, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office, at (202) 418-2247 (voice) or e-mail at Dana.Wilson@fcc.gov.   For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at 844-432-2275 (videophone).

Friday, July 21, 2017