Recodification of the Shipping Act as Positive Law, 54913 [Z9-22659]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 205 / Monday, October 26, 2009 / Rules and Regulations FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION 46 CFR Part 501 [Docket No. 09–06] RIN 3072–AC37 Recodification of the Shipping Act as Positive Law Correction In rule document E9–22659 beginning on page 50713 in the issue of Thursday, October 1, 2009 make the following correction: §501.24 [Corrected] On page 50714 in the table for §501.24(e), in the Add column, the text should read: ‘‘section 5 of the Shipping Act of 1984 (46 U.S.C. 40301(d)–(e), 40302–40303, 40305).’’ [FR Doc. Z9–22659 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 64 [CG Docket No. 03–123; DA 08–2808] Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals With Hearing and Speech Disabilities erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; extension of waiver. SUMMARY: In this document, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (Bureau) extends for an additional year waivers of certain Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) mandatory minimum standards for Video Relay Service (VRS) and Internet Protocol Relay (IP Relay). The waived TRS mandatory minimum standards are: One-line voice carry over (VCO); VCO-to-teletypewriter (TTY); VCO-to-VCO; one-line hearing carry over (HCO); HCO-to-TTY; HCO-to-HCO; call release; pay-per-call (900) calls; types of calls; equal access to interexchange carriers; and speech-tospeech (STS). Also, in this document, the Bureau grants a limited extension of the waiver of the speed dialing requirement for IP Relay. The Bureau extends the waivers for one year (four months in the case of speed dialing for IP Relay) because the record demonstrates that it is technologically infeasible for VRS and IP Relay providers to offer these services at this time. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:49 Oct 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 DATES: The waivers of certain TRS mandatory minimum standards for VRS and IP Relay will expire on January 1, 2010, except the limited extension of the wavier of the speed dialing requirement for IP Relay, which expired on May 1, 2009. ADDRESSES: Parties may submit documentation related to the waivers, identified by [CG Docket No. 03–123 and/or DA 08–2808], by mail, to: Dana Wilson, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 3–C418, Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Hlibok, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office at (866) 954–4053 (voice), (202) 418–0431 (TTY), or e-mail Gregory.Hlibok@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Bureau Order, document DA 08–2808, adopted and released on December 24, 2008, extending certain waivers of TRS mandatory minimum standards to January 1, 2010, and extending waiver of the speed dialing requirement for IP Relay until May 1, 2009. The full text of document DA 08–2808, and copies of any subsequently filed documents in 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. Document DA 08–2808, and copies of subsequently filed documents in this matter, also may be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor at Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554. Customers may contact the Commission’s duplicating contractor at its Web site http:// www.bcpiweb.com or by calling 1–800– 378–3160. 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 and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice) or (202) 418–0432 (TTY). Document DA 08–2808 also can be downloaded in Word and Portable Document Format (PDF) at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/ trs.html. Synopsis 1. The Commission, in various orders, has waived several TRS mandatory minimum standards for VRS and IP Relay either because, as Internet-based services, it is not technologically feasible to meet the requirement or, in the case of VRS, because VRS is a video- PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54913 based service and the communication is via sign language and not text. Most recently, in the 2007 TRS Waiver Order, the Commission extended certain waivers until January 1, 2009. See Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities, CG Docket No. 03–123, Order, adopted and released on December 26, 2007, published at 73 FR 9031, February 19, 2008 (2007 TRS Waiver Order). These waivers were conditioned on the filing of annual reports, due April 16, 2008, addressing whether it was necessary for the waivers to remain in effect. All VRS and IP Relay providers have filed reports detailing their progress in meeting the waived requirements. The Bureau reviewed these reports in reaching the conclusions below. 2. One-line VCO, VCO-to-TTY, and VCO-to-VCO. VCO is a type of traditional TTY-based TRS that can be used by persons with a hearing disability but who can speak. See 47 CFR 64.601(27); 47 CFR 64.604(a)(3)(v). The Commission waived these requirements for IP Relay providers because the voice leg of a VCO call could not be supported over the Internet. The Commission similarly waived these requirements for VRS. The Bureau extends the waivers of these requirements for one year. The Bureau notes that the April 16, 2008 waiver reports reflected that VRS and IP Relay providers cannot provide these services because the Internet cannot support the voice leg of a VCO call with the necessary call quality. These waivers were again conditioned on the filing of reports, due April 16, 2009, addressing whether it is necessary for the waivers to remain in effect. 3. One-line HCO, HCO-to-TTY, and HCO-to-HCO. One-line HCO is a type of traditional TTY-based TRS that can be used by persons with a speech disability but who can hear. See 47 CFR 64.604(9); 47 CFR 64.604(a)(3)(v). For the same reason the Commission waived the VCO requirements for IP Relay, it did so with respect to the HCO requirements. The Commission similarly waived these requirements for VRS. Consistent with the Bureau’s treatment of VCO, and for the same reasons, the Bureau extends the waivers of these requirements for one year. The Bureau also notes that the April 16, 2008 waiver reports reflected that VRS and IP Relay providers could not provide these services. These waivers were also conditioned on the filing of reports, due April 16, 2009, addressing whether it is necessary for the waivers to remain in effect. E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 205 (Monday, October 26, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 54913]
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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

46 CFR Part 501

[Docket No. 09-06]
RIN 3072-AC37


Recodification of the Shipping Act as Positive Law

Correction

    In rule document E9-22659 beginning on page 50713 in the issue of 
Thursday, October 1, 2009 make the following correction:


Sec. 501.24  [Corrected]

    On page 50714 in the table for Sec. 501.24(e), in the Add column, 
the text should read:
    ``section 5 of the Shipping Act of 1984 (46 U.S.C. 40301(d)-(e), 
40302-40303, 40305).''

[FR Doc. Z9-22659 Filed 10-23-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 1505-01-D