Rural Utilities Service August 5, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Telecommunications Policies on Specifications, Acceptable Materials, and Standard Contract Forms
Document Number: 05-13945
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency delivering the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Utilities Programs, proposes amending certain regulations on telecommunications policies to include requirements presently contained in RUS Bulletin 345-3, ``Acceptance of Standards, Specifications, Equipment, Contract Forms, Manual Sections, Drawing, Materials and Equipment for the Telephone Program.'' This proposed rule would establish and codify provisions for RUS acceptance and Technical acceptance of materials used in telecommunications systems. This rule also proposes to integrate the existing regulatory sections on field trials into the procedure for product acceptance and inclusion in this codification, as well as to clarify and reorganize the field trial section. This rule would affect borrowers that are parties to planning and construction of telecommunication facilities with RUS funds and manufacturers and contractors providing products to RUS borrowers.