National Exchange Carrier Association Submits the Payment Formula and Fund Size Estimate for Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services Fund for the July 2007 through June 2008 Fund Year, 27570-27571 [E7-9440]

Download as PDF cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 27570 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 16, 2007 / Notices (the three digit number on the back of the card); (4) wants the goods shipped through a third party and/or an overseas location; (5) will not identify himself or give a company name; (6) changes delivery or payment method after an order has been approved. The Commission reminds merchants that TRS provides access to telephone services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have a speech disability. This is accomplished through TRS facilities that are staffed by specially trained communications assistants (CAs) (also called ‘relay operators’) who relay conversations between people who use different types of telecommunications devices. Initially, all Relay Service calls were made to or from a text telephone (TTY) connected to a regular telephone line. The CA served as the ‘‘link’’ in the conversation, converting TTY text for the TTY user to voice for the telephone user to hear, and converting voice messages to text for the TTY user to read. Many TRS users now use a computer or similar device and the Internet to communicate with an ‘‘IP Relay’’ CA, who continues to serve as the ‘‘link’’ to the telephone user. Advancements in technology are enabling other forms of TRS as well, such as connecting through video conferencing equipment with a CA who is a sign language interpreter. See FCC’s Fact Sheet about TRS at http:// www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/ trs.html. The Commission also reminds merchants who accept telephone orders that they must not ‘‘hang up’’ on calls made through a Relay Service. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) requires merchants to ensure that people with disabilities have access to their services. Therefore, if a merchant accepts telephone orders from the general public, the merchant cannot refuse to accept calls from people who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have a speech disability who call through a Relay Service. Calls made through a Relay Service can and must be handled in the same way as any telephone call. For more information on the applicability of the ADA in this context, see generally the United States Department of Justice’s ADA homepage, at http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/ adahom1.htm or contact the DOJ ADA Information Line at 800–514–0301 (voice) or 800–514–0383 (TTY). Purchases made with stolen or fake credit cards are illegal, and the Department of Justice and the FBI can investigate. The Federal Trade Commission is also aware of this problem. Persons who have been defrauded should contact the FTC VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 May 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 directly at http://www.ftc.gov or 877– FTC–HELP. The FBI also has a Web site for complaints and information regarding Internet crimes: http:// www.ic3.gov. The public may also contact the FCC’s Consumer Assistance Information Line at 1–888–225–5322 (voice) or 1–888–835–5322 (TTY). The Commission has a pending Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which is examining other steps the FCC might take to prevent misuse of the IP Relay. See http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/ edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC–06– 58A1.doc. Federal Communications Commission. Jay Keithley, Deputy Bureau Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau. [FR Doc. E7–9336 Filed 5–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [CG Docket No. 03–123; DA 07–1978] National Exchange Carrier Association Submits the Payment Formula and Fund Size Estimate for Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services Fund for the July 2007 through June 2008 Fund Year Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission seeks comment on the National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA), the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Fund Administrator, annual payment formula and fund size estimate for the Interstate TRS Fund for the period July 2007 through June 2008. DATES: Comments are due on or before May 16, 2007. Reply comments are due on or before May 23, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by [CG Docket No. 03–123], by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Federal Communications Commission’s Web site: http:// www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Parties who choose to file by paper should also submit their comments on diskette. These diskettes should be submitted, along with three paper copies, to: Diane Mason, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 3–A503, Washington, DC 20554. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Such submission should be on a 3.5 inch diskette formatted in an IBM compatible format using Word 97 or a 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 filer’s name, proceeding (including the lead docket number in the 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, comments must send diskette copies to the Commission’s duplicating contractor at Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY–CB402, Washington, DC 20554. • 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: Diane Mason, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office at (202) 418–7126 (voice), (202) 418–7828 (TTY), or e-mail at Diane.Mason@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s document DA 07–1978, released May 2, 2007, in CG Docket No. 03–123. Pursuant to §§ 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.415 and 1.419, interested parties may file comments and reply 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. • 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. • For ECFS filers, if multiple docket or rulemaking numbers appear in the E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 16, 2007 / Notices 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, which in this instance is CG Docket No. 03–123. 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 <your e-mail 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 in this proceeding, filers must submit two additional copies of 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. • 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 mail sent by 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. A copy of document DA 07–1978, NECA’s submission and any subsequently filed documents in this matter will be available during regular business hours at the FCC Reference Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554, (202) 418–0270. Document DA 07–1978, NECA’s submission and any subsequently filed documents in this matter may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor at VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 May 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 their Web site, http:// www.bcpiweb.com, or call 1–800–378– 3160. A Copy of NECA’s submission may also be found by searching on the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) at http:// www.fcc.gov.cgb/ecfs (insert CG 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), (202) 418–0432 (TTY). Synopsis On May 1, 2007, pursuant to 47 CFR 64.604(c)(5)(iii)(H), the National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA), the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund Administrator, submitted its annual payment formula and fund size estimate for the Interstate TRS Fund for the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. Telecommunications Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services Fund Payment Formula and Fund Size Estimate (filed May 1, 2007) (2007 TRS Rate Filing). NECA proposes per minute compensation rates based on alternative rate calculations for the various forms of TRS. These calculations result in proposed rates ranging from $1.5601 to $1.7225 for traditional TRS; $2.4954 to $3.3278 for speech-to-speech (STS); $1.1002 to $1.2268 for IP Relay; and $4.3480 to $6.4370 for Video Relay Service (VRS). The alternative methodologies result in a proposed carrier contribution factor ranging from 0.0052 to 0.0075, and a Fund size requirement ranging from $397.0 million to $575.4 million. The Commission seeks comment on NECA’s proposed compensation rates for traditional TRS, STS, IP Relay, and VRS for the period of July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008, as well as the proposed carrier contribution factors and Fund size requirements. Federal Communications Commission. Jay Keithley, Deputy Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau. [FR Doc. E7–9440 Filed 5–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27571 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Sunshine Act Meeting Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. TIME AND DATE: 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2007. PLACE: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th and C Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20551. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Personnel actions (appointments, promotions, assignments, reassignments, and salary actions) involving individual Federal Reserve System employees. 2. Any items carried forward from a previously announced meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Smith, Director, or Dave Skidmore, Assistant to the Board, Office of Board Members at 202–452–2955. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You may call 202–452–3206 beginning at approximately 5 p.m. two business days before the meeting for a recorded announcement of bank and bank holding company applications scheduled for the meeting; or you may contact the Board’s Web site at http:// www.federalreserve.gov for an electronic announcement that not only lists applications, but also indicates procedural and other information about the meeting. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 11, 2007. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 07–2413 Filed 5–11–07; 4:50 pm] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting 9 a.m. (Eastern Time) May 22, 2007. PLACE: 4th Floor Conference Room, 1250 H Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. STATUS: Parts will be open to the public and parts closed to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: TIME AND DATE: Parts Open to the Public 1. Approval of the minutes of the April 16, 2007 Board member meeting. 2. Thrift Savings Plan activity report by the Executive Director. a. Monthly Participant Activity Report. E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[CG Docket No. 03-123; DA 07-1978]


National Exchange Carrier Association Submits the Payment Formula 
and Fund Size Estimate for Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services 
Fund for the July 2007 through June 2008 Fund Year

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission seeks comment on the National 
Exchange Carrier Association (NECA), the Interstate Telecommunications 
Relay Service (TRS) Fund Administrator, annual payment formula and fund 
size estimate for the Interstate TRS Fund for the period July 2007 
through June 2008.

DATES: Comments are due on or before May 16, 2007. Reply comments are 
due on or before May 23, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by [CG Docket No. 03-
123], by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Federal Communications Commission's Web site: http://
www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Parties who choose to file by paper should also submit 
their comments on diskette. These diskettes should be submitted, along 
with three paper copies, to: Diane Mason, Consumer & Governmental 
Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 3-
A503, Washington, DC 20554. Such submission should be on a 3.5 inch 
diskette formatted in an IBM compatible format using Word 97 or a 
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 filer's name, proceeding (including 
the lead docket number in the 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, comments must send diskette copies to the 
Commission's duplicating contractor at Portals II, 445 12th Street, 
SW., Room CY-CB402, Washington, DC 20554.
     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: Diane Mason, Consumer & Governmental 
Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office at (202) 418-7126 (voice), 
(202) 418-7828 (TTY), or e-mail at Diane.Mason@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's 
document DA 07-1978, released May 2, 2007, in CG Docket No. 03-123. 
Pursuant to Sec. Sec.  1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission's rules, 47 
CFR 1.415 and 1.419, interested parties may file comments and reply 
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.
     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.
     For ECFS filers, if multiple docket or rulemaking numbers 
appear in the

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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, which in this instance is CG 
Docket No. 03-123. 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.
     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 in this proceeding, 
filers must submit two additional copies of 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.

     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 mail sent by 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.

    A copy of document DA 07-1978, NECA's submission and any 
subsequently filed documents in this matter will be available during 
regular business hours at the FCC Reference Center, Portals II, 445 
12th Street, SW., Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554, (202) 418-0270. 
Document DA 07-1978, NECA's submission and any subsequently filed 
documents in this matter may also be purchased from the Commission's 
duplicating contractor at their Web site, http://www.bcpiweb.com, or 
call 1-800-378-3160. A Copy of NECA's submission may also be found by 
searching on the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) 
at http://www.fcc.gov.cgb/ecfs (insert CG 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), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

Synopsis

    On May 1, 2007, pursuant to 47 CFR 64.604(c)(5)(iii)(H), the 
National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA), the Interstate 
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund Administrator, submitted 
its annual payment formula and fund size estimate for the Interstate 
TRS Fund for the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. 
Telecommunications Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech 
Disabilities, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 
Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services Fund Payment Formula and 
Fund Size Estimate (filed May 1, 2007) (2007 TRS Rate Filing). NECA 
proposes per minute compensation rates based on alternative rate 
calculations for the various forms of TRS. These calculations result in 
proposed rates ranging from $1.5601 to $1.7225 for traditional TRS; 
$2.4954 to $3.3278 for speech-to-speech (STS); $1.1002 to $1.2268 for 
IP Relay; and $4.3480 to $6.4370 for Video Relay Service (VRS). The 
alternative methodologies result in a proposed carrier contribution 
factor ranging from 0.0052 to 0.0075, and a Fund size requirement 
ranging from $397.0 million to $575.4 million.
    The Commission seeks comment on NECA's proposed compensation rates 
for traditional TRS, STS, IP Relay, and VRS for the period of July 1, 
2007, through June 30, 2008, as well as the proposed carrier 
contribution factors and Fund size requirements.

Federal Communications Commission.
Jay Keithley,
Deputy Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau.
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