Federal Communications Commission
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445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: March 14, 2011
PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION
PETITION FOR WAIVER OF REQUIREMENTS IN SECTION 61.49(K) OF THE
COMMISSION'S RULES FOR THE SHORT FORM TARIFF REVIEW PLAN
WC Docket No. 10-46
COMMENTS: March 21, 2011
REPLY COMMENTS: March 28, 2011
On March 11, 2011, the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) filed a petition on
behalf of its price cap members seeking a waiver of requirements in section 61.49(k) of the Commission's
rules regarding non-exogenous cost data filing requirements for the Short Form Tariff Review Plan
(TRP).1 Specifically, USTelecom requests that all price cap local exchange carriers (price cap LECs)
receive a waiver from the requirement that they submit PC-1 and IND-1 forms as part of the Short Form
TRP.2 USTelecom also requests that price cap LECs that have reached their Average Traffic Sensitive
(ATS) rate target receive a waiver from the requirement that they submit the TGT-1 and TGT-2 forms as
part of the Short Form TRP.3 In addition, USTelecom requests that the deadline for the Short Form TRP
be moved to May 17 to give price cap carriers additional time to prepare their cost data.4 USTelecom
notes that a similar waiver was requested and granted last year and contends that "[s]ince the same
circumstances that motivated the 2010 petition continue to be present, this petition should be similarly
granted and the waiver extended for another year."5
Interested parties may file comments on the USTelecom petition on or before
March 21, 2011
and reply comments on or before
March 28, 2011
. Filings in this proceeding should be captioned
"USTelecom Petition for Waiver of Section 61.49(k)" and filed in WC Docket No. 10-46.
All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Marlene H. Dortch, Office of the
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Suite TW-A325, Washington, DC
Petition of the United States Telecom Association for Waiver of Rule 61.49(k)'s Non-exogenous Cost Data
Requirements for the Short Form Tariff Review Plan and for Waiver of Rule 61.49(k)'s Deadline for Filing the
Exogenous Cost Data Requirements of the Short Form Tariff Review Plan, WC Docket No. 10-46 at 1 (filed March
. at 2.
20554. Two courtesy copies must be delivered to Pamela Arluk, Federal Communications Commission,
Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing Policy Division, 445 12th Street, SW, Room 5-A233, Washington,
DC 20554 or via e-mail at email@example.com
. One copy must also be sent to Best Copy and Printing,
Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street SW, Suite CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 202-488-5300,
facsimile 202-488-5563, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments may be filed using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or
by filing paper copies.
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
. Filers should follow the instructions provided on the
website for submitting comments.
o For ECFS filers, if multiple docket or rulemaking numbers appear in the caption of this
proceeding, filers must transmit one electronic copy of the comments for each docket or
rulemaking number referenced in the caption. In completing the transmittal screen, filers
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 email@example.com
and include the following words in the body of the message: get form <your email
address>. A sample form and directions will be sent in response.
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.
Parties are strongly encouraged to file comments electronically using the Commission's
Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-
class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail (although we continue to experience delays in
receiving U.S. Postal Service mail). All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary,
Marlene H. Dortch, 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 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. The filing
hours are Monday through Friday, 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, SW, Washington, DC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
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, SW, Room CY-
A257, Washington, DC 20554. They may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating
contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-B402, Washington,
DC, 20554, telephone 202-488-5300, facsimile 202-488-5563, or via e-mail at email@example.com
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 presentations 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, contact Pamela Arluk of the Pricing Policy Division, Wireline
Competition Bureau at (202) 418-1520, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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47 C.F.R. 1.1200, 1.1206.
47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b).
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