Federal Communications Commission
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445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Release Date: August 15, 2013
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON PEERLESS NETWORKS, INC.
EMERGENCY REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF A DECISION BY THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE
ADMINISTRATIVE COMPANY AND REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF DEADLINE FOR FILING
REVISIONS TO FCC FORM 499-Q
WC Docket No. 06-122
Comment Date: September 16, 2013
Reply Comment Date: October 1, 2013
The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a request filed by Peerless Networks, Inc.
(Peerless).1 Peerless seeks expedited review of a decision by the Universal Service Administrative
Company (USAC) that denied Peerless' request to revise its February and May 2013 FCC Forms 499-Q
outside the 45-day filing deadline for revising those forms.2 Peerless asks the Commission to waive the
45-day filing deadline for its February and May 2013 FCC Forms 499-Q and direct USAC to accept its
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission's rules,4 interested parties may file
comments on or before September 16, 2013 and reply comments on or before October 1, 2013
pleadings are to reference
WC Docket 06-122
. Comments may be filed using the Commission's
Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper copies.5
Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
1 Emergency Request for Review of a Decision by the Universal Service Administrator and Request for Waiver of
Deadline for Filing Revisions to FCC Form 499-Q by Peerless Networks, Inc., WC Docket 06-122 (filed Aug. 8,
2 Contributors have the opportunity to correct their quarterly filings up to 45 days after the due date of each FCC
Form 499-Q filing. Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service et al.
, CC Docket Nos. 96-45 et al., Report and
Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 17 FCC Rcd 24952,24972, para. 36 (2002); 2012 FCC
Form 499-Q Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet Instructions at 9, 20.
. at 1-2.
4 47 C.F.R. 1.415, 1.419.
5 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings
, 63 FR 24121 (1999).
Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy 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, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries
must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be
disposed of before entering the building.
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 must 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 email@example.com
or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
In addition, we request that you send one copy of each pleading to each of
Erica Myers, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445
12th Street, S.W., Room 5-B432, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: Erica.Myers@fcc.gov; and
Charles Tyler, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445
12th Street, S.W., Room 5-A452, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: Charles.Tyler@fcc.gov
Ex Parte Rules.
The proceeding this Notice initiates shall be treated as a "permit-but-disclose"
proceeding in accordance with the Commission's ex parte
rules.6 Persons making ex parte
must file a copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within
two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period
applies). Persons making oral ex parte
presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the
presentation must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex
presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the
presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments
already reflected in the presenter's written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the
presenter may provide citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or
other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be
found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission
staff during ex parte
meetings are deemed to be written ex parte
presentations and must be filed
6 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et seq.
consistent with rule 1.1206(b). In proceedings governed by rule 1.49(f) or for which the Commission has
made available a method of electronic filing, written ex parte
presentations and memoranda summarizing
oral ex parte
presentations, and all attachments thereto, must be filed through the electronic comment
filing system available for that proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g.
, .doc, .xml, .ppt,
searchable .pdf). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission's ex
For further information, please contact Erica Myers, Telecommunications Access Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484, or Erica.Myers@fcc.gov