Missoula Intercarrier Compensation Reform Plan Federal Benchmark Mechanism Proposal, 14060-14061 [E7-5455]

Download as PDF 14060 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 57 / Monday, March 26, 2007 / Proposed Rules ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register. Dated: January 4, 2007. Alan J. Steinberg, Regional Administrator, Region 2. [FR Doc. 07–1454 Filed 3–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–M FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Chapter I [CC Docket No. 01–92; DA 07–1337] Missoula Intercarrier Compensation Reform Plan Federal Benchmark Mechanism Proposal Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document seeks comment on a proposed federal benchmark mechanism addressing issues faced by ‘‘early adopter’’ states, i.e. states that have already taken steps to substantially reduce intrastate access rates. This proposal is intended to be incorporated as an amendment to the Missoula Plan, an intercarrier compensation reform plan filed July 24, 2006 by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Task Force on Intercarrier Compensation (the NARUC Task Force). DATES: Comments due on or before March 28, 2007, reply comments due on or before April 12, 2007. ADDRESSES: All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Marlene H. Dortch, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, Room 5–A266, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC. Comments may be submitted, identified by CC Docket No. 01–92, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Agency Web Site: http:// www.fcc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) / http:// www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. • E-mail: To randy.clarke@fcc.gov. Include CC Docket No. 01–92 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: To the attention of Randy Clarke at 202–418–1567. Include CC Docket No. 01–92 on the cover page. • Mail: Parties should send a copy of their filings to Randy Clarke, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:29 Mar 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 Commission, Room 5–A360, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. • Public inspection, purchase, or download: The full text of the document summarized here is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Center, Portals II, 225 12th Street, SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20504. The complete text of this document also may be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, SW., Room, CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554, and may also be downloaded at: http://www.fcc.gov. 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 fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202–418–0530 (voice), 202– 418–0432 (tty). Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the ‘‘Comment Filing Procedures’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer McKee, Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing Policy Division, (202) 418–1530, or Randy Clarke, Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing Policy Division, (202) 418–1587. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s document in, CC Docket No. 01–92, DA No. 07–1337, released March 16, 2007. The full text of this document is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Center, Portals II, 445 12th St., SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. The complete text of this document also may be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554. The full text may also be downloaded at: http:// www.fcc.gov. By this document, the Commission establishes comment and reply comment filing dates for receiving comment on a proposed federal benchmark mechanism addressing issues faced by ‘‘early adopter’’ states, i.e. states that have already taken steps to substantially reduce intrastate access rates. The filing dates established replace filing dates previously PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 established in Public Notice DA 03–738, released by the Commission on February 16, 2007. The proposal on which the Commission seeks comment is intended to be incorporated as an amendment to the Missoula Plan, an intercarrier compensation reform plan filed July 24, 2006 by the NARUC Task Force. The proposal was described in a written ex parte filed January 30, 2007 by the Chairman of the Wyoming Public Service Commission, staff members from the Indiana, Maine, Nebraska, and Vermont Commissions, and the Supporters of the Missoula Plan, including AT&T, Global Crossing, Level 3 Communications, and 336 members of the Rural Alliance, among others. The Supporters of the Missoula Plan filed corrections to the proposal on February 5, 2007. Interested parties may file comments on or before March 28, 2007 and reply comments on or before April 12, 2007. Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper copies. Comments filed through the ECFS can be sent as an electronic file via the Internet to http://www.fcc.gov/ cgb/ecfs/. Generally, only one copy of an electronic submission must be filed. If multiple docket or rulemaking numbers appear in the caption of the proceeding, commenters must transmit one electronic copy of the comments to each docket or rulemaking number referenced in the caption. In completing the transmittal screen, commenters should include their full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable docket or rulemaking number, in this case, CC Docket No. 01– 92. Parties may also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail. To get filing instructions for e-mail comments, commenters should send an e-mail to ecfs@fcc.gov, and should include the following words in the body of the message, ‘‘get form.’’ A sample form and directions will be sent in response. 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, commenters must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number. Paper 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). Parties are strongly encouraged to file comments electronically using the Commission’s ECFS. E:\FR\FM\26MRP1.SGM 26MRP1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 57 / Monday, March 26, 2007 / Proposed Rules 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. 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 mail, Express Mail, and Priority Mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Marlene H. Dortch, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. Parties should also send a copy of their filings to Randy Clarke, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Room 5–A266, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554, or by e-mail to Randy.Clarke@fcc.gov. Parties shall also serve one copy with the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI), Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554, (202) 488–5300, or via e-mail to fcc@bcpiweb.com. Documents in CC Docket No. 01–92 will be available for public inspection and copying during business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th St, SW., Room CY– A257, Washington, DC 20554. The documents may also be purchased from BCPI, telephone (202) 488–5300, facsimile (202) 488–5563, TTY (202) 488–5562, e-mail fcc@bcpiweb.com. 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), 202–418–0432 (tty). This matter shall be treated as a ‘‘permit-but-disclose’’ proceeding in accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules. 47 CFR 1.1200 et seq. 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 twosentence description of the views and arguments presented generally is required. 47 CFR 1.1206(b)(2). Other requirements pertaining to oral and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:29 Mar 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 written presentations are set forth in § 1.1206(b) of the Commission’s rules. 47 CFR 1.1206(b). Authority: 47 U.S.C. 152, 153, 154, 155. Federal Communications Commission. Kirk S. Burgee, Chief of Staff, Wireline Competition Bureau. [FR Doc. E7–5455 Filed 3–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration 49 CFR Part 630 [Docket No: FTA–2007–27319] RIN 2132–AA94 National Transit Database: Amendment To Reporting Requirements and NonSubstantive Technical Changes Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) provides interested parties with the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) National Transit Database (NTD) Uniform System of Accounts and Reporting System. The proposed changes will require recipients of formula grants for other than urbanized areas (Nonurbanized Area Formula Grants) to report annual transit data to the NTD. As mandated by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), this proposed rule will also require the annual reporting of rural transit data as a condition for receiving grant awards under the Nonurbanized Area Formula Program. Currently, FTA requires recipients of FTA Urbanized Area Formula Grants to provide an annual report to the Secretary of Transportation via the NTD using a uniform system of accounts and reporting system. This proposed rule will not affect existing mandatory reporting requirements for recipients of Urbanized Area Formula grants. In addition, this proposed rule makes non-substantive changes, technical corrections, and conforming amendments to 49 CFR part 630, ‘‘Uniform System of Accounts and Reporting System.’’ Technical corrections and conforming amendments are needed to update the regulation and make certain provisions clearer. These changes will have no PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 14061 substantive effect on the regulated public. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 25, 2007. Late filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Federal Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Web site: http://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site. Fax: 202–493–2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, PL–401, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: When submitting comments electronically to the Department’s Docket Management System (DMS) Web site located at http://dms.dot.gov, you must use docket number 27319. This will ensure that your comment is placed in the correct docket. If you submit comments by mail, you should submit two copies and include the above docket number. Note that all comments received will be posted, without change, to http:// dms.dot.gov including any personal identifying information. This means that if your comment includes any personal identifying information, such information will be made available to users of DMS. You may review the Department’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477) or you may visit http:// dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For program issues, Nancy Ody, Office of Budget and Policy, (202) 366–0177 (telephone); (202) 366–7989 (fax); or nancy.ody@dot.gov (e-mail). For legal issues, Shauna Coleman, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–4011 (telephone); (202) 366–3809 (fax); or shauna.coleman@dot.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The National Transit Database (NTD) is the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) primary national database for statistics on the transit industry. Section 3033 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) [Pub. E:\FR\FM\26MRP1.SGM 26MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 57 (Monday, March 26, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 14060-14061]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-5455]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Chapter I

[CC Docket No. 01-92; DA 07-1337]


Missoula Intercarrier Compensation Reform Plan Federal Benchmark 
Mechanism Proposal

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: This document seeks comment on a proposed federal benchmark 
mechanism addressing issues faced by ``early adopter'' states, i.e. 
states that have already taken steps to substantially reduce intrastate 
access rates. This proposal is intended to be incorporated as an 
amendment to the Missoula Plan, an intercarrier compensation reform 
plan filed July 24, 2006 by the National Association of Regulatory 
Utility Commissioners' Task Force on Intercarrier Compensation (the 
NARUC Task Force).

DATES: Comments due on or before March 28, 2007, reply comments due on 
or before April 12, 2007.

ADDRESSES: All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, 
Marlene H. Dortch, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications 
Commission, Room 5-A266, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC. Comments 
may be submitted, identified by CC Docket No. 01-92, by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Agency Web Site: http://www.fcc.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments on the Electronic Comment Filing 
System (ECFS) / http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/.
     E-mail: To randy.clarke@fcc.gov. Include CC Docket No. 01-
92 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: To the attention of Randy Clarke at 202-418-1567. 
Include CC Docket No. 01-92 on the cover page.
     Mail: Parties should send a copy of their filings to Randy 
Clarke, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal 
Communications Commission, Room 5-A360, 445 12th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20554.
     Public inspection, purchase, or download: The full text of 
the document summarized here is available for inspection and copying 
during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Center, Portals II, 
225 12th Street, SW., Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 20504. The complete 
text of this document also may be purchased from the Commission's copy 
contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, SW., Room, 
CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, and may also be downloaded at: http://
www.fcc.gov.
    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 fcc504@fcc.gov or call the 
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-
418-0432 (tty).
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number. All comments received will be posted without change 
to http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/, including any personal information 
provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and 
additional information on the rulemaking process, see the ``Comment 
Filing Procedures'' heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of 
this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer McKee, Wireline Competition 
Bureau, Pricing Policy Division, (202) 418-1530, or Randy Clarke, 
Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing Policy Division, (202) 418-1587.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's 
document in, CC Docket No. 01-92, DA No. 07-1337, released March 16, 
2007. The full text of this document is available for inspection and 
copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Center, 
Portals II, 445 12th St., SW., Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554. The 
complete text of this document also may be purchased from the 
Commission's copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th 
Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554. The full text may also 
be downloaded at: http://www.fcc.gov. By this document, the Commission 
establishes comment and reply comment filing dates for receiving 
comment on a proposed federal benchmark mechanism addressing issues 
faced by ``early adopter'' states, i.e. states that have already taken 
steps to substantially reduce intrastate access rates. The filing dates 
established replace filing dates previously established in Public 
Notice DA 03-738, released by the Commission on February 16, 2007. The 
proposal on which the Commission seeks comment is intended to be 
incorporated as an amendment to the Missoula Plan, an intercarrier 
compensation reform plan filed July 24, 2006 by the NARUC Task Force. 
The proposal was described in a written ex parte filed January 30, 2007 
by the Chairman of the Wyoming Public Service Commission, staff members 
from the Indiana, Maine, Nebraska, and Vermont Commissions, and the 
Supporters of the Missoula Plan, including AT&T, Global Crossing, Level 
3 Communications, and 336 members of the Rural Alliance, among others. 
The Supporters of the Missoula Plan filed corrections to the proposal 
on February 5, 2007.
    Interested parties may file comments on or before March 28, 2007 
and reply comments on or before April 12, 2007. Comments may be filed 
using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by 
filing paper copies. Comments filed through the ECFS can be sent as an 
electronic file via the Internet to http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. 
Generally, only one copy of an electronic submission must be filed. If 
multiple docket or rulemaking numbers appear in the caption of the 
proceeding, commenters must transmit one electronic copy of the 
comments to each docket or rulemaking number referenced in the caption. 
In completing the transmittal screen, commenters should include their 
full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable 
docket or rulemaking number, in this case, CC Docket No. 01-92. Parties 
may also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail. To get filing 
instructions for e-mail comments, commenters should send an e-mail to 
ecfs@fcc.gov, and should include the following words in the body of the 
message, ``get form.'' A sample form and directions will be sent in 
response. 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, commenters must 
submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking 
number.
    Paper 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). Parties are strongly encouraged to 
file comments electronically using the Commission's ECFS.

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    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.
    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 mail, 
Express Mail, and Priority Mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20554.
    All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, 
Marlene H. Dortch, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications 
Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. Parties should 
also send a copy of their filings to Randy Clarke, Pricing Policy 
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications 
Commission, Room 5-A266, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554, or 
by e-mail to Randy.Clarke@fcc.gov. Parties shall also serve one copy 
with the Commission's copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. 
(BCPI), Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 
20554, (202) 488-5300, or via e-mail to fcc@bcpiweb.com.
    Documents in CC Docket No. 01-92 will be available for public 
inspection and copying during business hours at the FCC Reference 
Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th St, SW., Room CY-A257, 
Washington, DC 20554. The documents may also be purchased from BCPI, 
telephone (202) 488-5300, facsimile (202) 488-5563, TTY (202) 488-5562, 
e-mail fcc@bcpiweb.com.
    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), 202-418-0432 (tty).
    This matter shall be treated as a ``permit-but-disclose'' 
proceeding in accordance with the Commission's ex parte rules. 47 CFR 
1.1200 et seq. 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. 47 CFR 
1.1206(b)(2). Other requirements pertaining to oral and written 
presentations are set forth in Sec.  1.1206(b) of the Commission's 
rules. 47 CFR 1.1206(b).

    Authority: 47 U.S.C. 152, 153, 154, 155.

Federal Communications Commission.
Kirk S. Burgee,
Chief of Staff, Wireline Competition Bureau.
 [FR Doc. E7-5455 Filed 3-23-07; 8:45 am]
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