Inmate Calling Services Reporting, Certification and Mandatory Data Collection Forms and Instructions.  In the Report and Order released on November 5, 2015 in WC Docket No. 12-375 (2015 ICS Order), the Commission charged the Bureau with implementing requirements designed to assist the Commission in monitoring the rates, fees, and practices of providers of inmate calling services (ICS).  These requirements include a consumer disclosure requirement, an annual reporting and certification requirement, and a mandatory data collection.  These requirements were approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and notice of OMB’s approval was published in the Federal Register on March 1, 2017, triggering the compliance deadlines established in the 2015 ICS Order.  See 82 Fed. Reg. 12182 (March 1, 2017); 82 Fed. Reg. 12992 (March 8, 2017).  On January 28, 2020, OMB renewed its approval for the consumer disclosure, annual reporting and certification requirements.  See 85 Fed. Reg. 6947 (February 6, 2020).

Specifically, as described in more detail in a Public Notice released on February 19, 2020 (see link below), ICS providers must submit the annual reporting and certification forms (FCC Forms 2301(a) and 2301(b)) to the Commission by April 1 of each year.  ICS providers were also required to submit responses to the second Mandatory Data Collection to the Commission by March 1, 2019.  Links to the forms and instructions for the annual reporting and certification and the second Mandatory Data Collection are found below, along with links to other relevant documents, including a Public Notice regarding the filing of confidential responses.





Thursday, February 20, 2020