Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals With Hearing and Speech Disabilities, 71849-71850 [05-23449]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 30, 2005 / Notices FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [CG Docket No. 03–123; DA 05–2961] Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals With Hearing and Speech Disabilities Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission seeks comment on a petition for rulemaking to mandate captioned telephone relay service and to approve Internet-Protocol (IP) captioned telephone relay service. Captioned telephone service is a form of telecommunications relay service (TRS) that permits persons, on the same device, to simultaneously listen to what the other party is saying and read captions of what the other party is saying. Presently the service is eligible for compensation from the Interstate TRS Fund (Fund), but is not mandatory. The petition asks the Commission to initiate a rulemaking for the purpose of making captioned telephone service a mandatory form of TRS and approving IP captioned telephone service as eligible for compensation from the Fund. Comments are due on or before December 30, 2005. Reply comments are due on or before January 17, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by [docket number and/or rulemaking number], by any of the following methods: I Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. I Federal Communications Commission’s Web site: http:// www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. I Mail: Parties who choose to file by paper should also submit their comment on diskette. These diskettes should be submitted, along with three paper copies to Dana Jackson, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 3–C418, Washington, DC 20554. Such a submission should be on a 3.5 inch diskette formatted in an IBM compatible formatted using Word 97 or compatible software. The diskette should be accompanied by a cover letter and should be submitted in ‘‘read only’’ mode. The diskette should be clearly labeled with the commenter’s name, proceeding (including the lead docket number in this case (CG Docket No. 03– 123)), type of pleading (comment or DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:12 Nov 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 reply comment), date of submission, and the name of the electronic file on the diskette. The label should also include the following phrase ‘‘Disk Copy—Not an Original.’’ Each diskette should contain only one party’s pleadings, preferably in a single electronic file. In addition, commenters must send diskette copies to the Commission’s contractor at Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554. I People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART, etc.) by e-mail: FCC504@fcc.gov or phone (202) 418–0539 or TTY: (202) 418–0432. For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Jackson, (202) 418–2247 (voice), (202) 418–7989 (TTY), or e-mail Dana.Jackson@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s document DA 05–2961, released November 14, 2005. Pursuant to §§ 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission rules, 47 CFR 1.415 and 1.419, interested parties may file comments on or before the dates indicated on the first page of this document. Comments may be filed using: (1) The Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), (2) the Federal Government’s eRulemaking Portal, or (3) by filing paper copies. See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121, May 1, 1998. I Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http:// www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/ or the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Filers should follow the instructions provided on the Web site for submitting comments. I 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 email to ecfs@fcc.gov, and include the following words in the body of the PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71849 message, ‘‘get form.’’ A sample form and directions will be sent in response. All comments received are viewable by the general public at any time through the Web site. I 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. 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 the Commission continues to experience delays in receiving U.S. Postal Service mail). All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. I The Commission’s contractor will receive hand-delivered or messengerdelivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary at 236 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Suite 110, Washington, DC 20002. The filing hours at this location are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building. I 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. I U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street, SW., Washington DC 20554. Pursuant to § 1.1206 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.1206, this proceeding will be conducted as a permit-but-disclose proceeding in which ex parte communications are subject to disclosure. The full text of document DA 05–2961 and copies of any subsequently filed documents relating to this matter will be 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. This document and copies of subsequently filed documents in this matter may also be purchased from the Commission’s contractor at Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554. Customers may contact the Commission’s contractor at their Web site www.bcpiweb.com or by calling 1–800–378–3160. A copy of NECA’s submission may also be found by searching ECFS at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs (insert CG E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 71850 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 30, 2005 / Notices Docket No. 03–123 into the proceeding block). To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice) or (202) 418–0432 (TTY). Document DA 05–2961 can also be downloaded in Word and Portable Document Format (PDF) at http:// www.fcc.gov/cgb.dro. Federal Communications Commission. Jay Keithley, Deputy Bureau Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau. [FR Doc. 05–23449 Filed 11–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [Report No. 2742] Petitions for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding November 21, 2005. Petitions for Reconsideration have been filed in the Commission’s Rulemaking proceeding listed in this Public Notice and published pursuant to 47 CFR Section 1.429(e). The full text of these documents is available for viewing and copying in Room CY–B402, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC or may be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI) (1–800– 378–3160). Oppositions to these petitions must be filed by December 15, 2005. See Section 1.4(b)(1) of the Commission’s rules (47 CFR 1.4(b)(1)). Replies to an opposition must be filed within 10 days after the time for filing oppositions have expired. Subject: In the Matter of Amendment of Section 73.202(b) Table of Allotments, FM Broadcast Stations, Glenville, Weaverville, and Clyde, North Carolina; Tazewell, Tennessee (MB Docket 02–352). In the Matter of Amendment of Section 73.202(b) Table of Allotments, FM Broadcast Stations, Elberton and Union Point, Georgia (MB Docket 05– 191). Number of Petitions Filed: 1. Subject: In the Matter of FM Table of Allotments, Oolitic, Indiana, 94.1 MHz, Channel 231A (MB Docket 03–98). Number of Petitions Filed: 1. William F. Caton, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–23450 Filed 11–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:12 Nov 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [Report No. 2743] Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding November 23, 2005. Petition for Reconsideration has been filed in the Commission’s Rulemaking proceeding listed in this Public Notice and published pursuant to 47 CFR Section 1.429(e). The full text of this document is available for viewing and copying in Room CY–B402, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC or may be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI) (1–800–378–3160). Oppositions to the petition must be filed by December 15, 2005. See Section 1.4(b)(1) of the Commission’s rules (47 CFR 1.4(b)(1)). Replies to an opposition must be filed within 10 days after the time for filing oppositions have expired. Subject: In the Matter of Amendment of Section 73.202(b) FM Table of Allotments, FM Broadcast Stations (Columbus and Monona, Wisconsin) (MB Docket 05–122). Number of Petitions Filed: 1. William F. Caton, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–23451 Filed 11–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Revocations The Federal Maritime Commission hereby gives notice that the following Ocean Transportation Intermediary licenses have been revoked pursuant to section 19 of the Shipping Act of 1984 (46 U.S.C. app. 1718) and the regulations of the Commission pertaining to the licensing of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries, effective on the corresponding date shown below: License Number: 002105F Name: A.P. Champagne Co., Inc. Address: 822 Perdido Street, Suite 301, New Orleans, LA 70112. Date Revoked: October 31, 2005. Reason: Surrendered license voluntarily. License Number: 000128F Name: ‘‘AA’’ Pacific Express, Enterprises Address: 2145 North Tyler Avenue, Suite B, South El Monte, CA 91733. Date Revoked: November 6, 2005. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 017441N PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Name: Al G. Wichterich Inc. dba Worldwide Express Address: 9327 Tranquil Park Drive, Spring, TX 77379. Date Revoked: October 29, 2005. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 013013N Name: Alelqui Lines, Inc. Address: 59–46 64th Street, Maspeth, NY 11378. Date Revoked: August 13, 2005. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 002708F Name: Aloyd Forwarding Company, Inc. Address: 45 Rason Road, Inwood, NY 11096. Date Revoked: October 21, 2005. Reason: Failed to mantain a valid bond. License Number: 015507N Name: Ampac Freight Service, Inc. Address: 3234 Arden Road, Hayward, CA 94554. Date Revoked: October 26, 2005. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 019380N Name: Autolog Forwarding Corp. Address: 1701 East Linden Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036. Date Revoked: October 21, 20005. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 017614N Name: E–Z Express Corporation Address: 58 N. Virginia Court, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. Date Revoked: September 2, 2005. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 004239F Name: Emery Global Logistics, Inc. Address: One Lagoon Drive, Suite 400, Redwood City, CA 94065. Date Revoked: October 20, 2005. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 019348NF Name: Full Package Logistics Inc. Address: 1890 NW. 82nd Avenue, Suite 101, Miami, FL 33126. Date Revoked: October 29, 2005. Reason: Failed to maintain valid bonds. License Number: 017926N Name: GQ Logistics, Inc. Address: 11222 La Cienega Blvd., Suite 510, Inglewood, CA 90304Date Revoked: October 9, 2005. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 002953F Name: General Brokerage Services, Inc. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 30, 2005)]
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[CG Docket No. 03-123; DA 05-2961]


Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services 
for Individuals With Hearing and Speech Disabilities

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission seeks comment on a petition 
for rulemaking to mandate captioned telephone relay service and to 
approve Internet-Protocol (IP) captioned telephone relay service. 
Captioned telephone service is a form of telecommunications relay 
service (TRS) that permits persons, on the same device, to 
simultaneously listen to what the other party is saying and read 
captions of what the other party is saying. Presently the service is 
eligible for compensation from the Interstate TRS Fund (Fund), but is 
not mandatory. The petition asks the Commission to initiate a 
rulemaking for the purpose of making captioned telephone service a 
mandatory form of TRS and approving IP captioned telephone service as 
eligible for compensation from the Fund.

DATES: Comments are due on or before December 30, 2005. Reply comments 
are due on or before January 17, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by [docket number and/or 
rulemaking number], by any of the following methods:
    [squf] Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    [squf] Federal Communications Commission's Web site: http://
www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    [squf] Mail: Parties who choose to file by paper should also submit 
their comment on diskette. These diskettes should be submitted, along 
with three paper copies to Dana Jackson, Consumer & Governmental 
Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 3-
C418, Washington, DC 20554. Such a submission should be on a 3.5 inch 
diskette formatted in an IBM compatible formatted using Word 97 or 
compatible software. The diskette should be accompanied by a cover 
letter and should be submitted in ``read only'' mode. The diskette 
should be clearly labeled with the commenter's name, proceeding 
(including the lead docket number in this case (CG Docket No. 03-123)), 
type of pleading (comment or reply comment), date of submission, and 
the name of the electronic file on the diskette. The label should also 
include the following phrase ``Disk Copy--Not an Original.'' Each 
diskette should contain only one party's pleadings, preferably in a 
single electronic file. In addition, commenters must send diskette 
copies to the Commission's contractor at Portals II, 445 12th Street, 
SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554.
    [squf] People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request 
reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language 
interpreters, CART, etc.) by e-mail: FCC504@fcc.gov or phone (202) 418-
0539 or TTY: (202) 418-0432.
    For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional 
information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Jackson, (202) 418-2247 (voice), 
(202) 418-7989 (TTY), or e-mail Dana.Jackson@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's 
document DA 05-2961, released November 14, 2005. Pursuant to Sec. Sec.  
1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission rules, 47 CFR 1.415 and 1.419, 
interested parties may file comments on or before the dates indicated 
on the first page of this document. Comments may be filed using: (1) 
The Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), (2) the 
Federal Government's eRulemaking Portal, or (3) by filing paper copies. 
See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 
24121, May 1, 1998.
    [squf] Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically 
using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/ or the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Filers 
should follow the instructions provided on the Web site for submitting 
comments.
    [squf] 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 ecfs@fcc.gov, and include the following 
words in the body of the message, ``get form.'' A sample form and 
directions will be sent in response. All comments received are viewable 
by the general public at any time through the Web site.
    [squf] 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. 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 the Commission continues to experience 
delays in receiving U.S. Postal Service mail). All filings must be 
addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, 
Federal Communications Commission.
    [squf] The Commission's contractor will receive hand-delivered or 
messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary at 236 
Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Suite 110, Washington, DC 20002. The filing 
hours at this location are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. All hand deliveries must be 
held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be 
disposed of before entering the building.
    [squf] 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.
    [squf] U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail 
should be addressed to 445 12th Street, SW., Washington DC 20554.
    Pursuant to Sec.  1.1206 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.1206, 
this proceeding will be conducted as a permit-but-disclose proceeding 
in which ex parte communications are subject to disclosure.
    The full text of document DA 05-2961 and copies of any subsequently 
filed documents relating to this matter will be 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. This document and copies of subsequently 
filed documents in this matter may also be purchased from the 
Commission's contractor at Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-
B402, Washington, DC 20554. Customers may contact the Commission's 
contractor at their Web site www.bcpiweb.com or by calling 1-800-378-
3160. A copy of NECA's submission may also be found by searching ECFS 
at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs (insert CG

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Docket No. 03-123 into the proceeding block).
    To request materials in accessible formats for people with 
disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), 
send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental 
Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice) or (202) 418-0432 (TTY). 
Document DA 05-2961 can also be downloaded in Word and Portable 
Document Format (PDF) at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb.dro.

Federal Communications Commission.
Jay Keithley,
Deputy Bureau Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau.
[FR Doc. 05-23449 Filed 11-29-05; 8:45 am]
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