The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.
The PUC issued Notice of Public Participation Hearings (PPH) in the rulemaking/review of the California High Cost Fund-A Program. The PUC previously determined that a detailed review of the program is warranted in response to market, regulatory, and technological changes since the CHCF program was first established in 1987. TMI Regulatory Bulletin Service subscribers see California Bulletin dated February 6, 2014.
PPH meetings will be held from 4-7 pm on the following dates and locations:
- 4/17/14 North Fork Rancheria, Community Center, 56901 Kunugib, North Fork, CA 93643
- 4/21/14 Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA 95642
- 5/08/14 Yreka Holiday Inn Express-Main Meeting Room, 707 Montague Road, Yreka, CA 96097
The FCC announced that facilities-based carriers required to file an Annual International Circuit Status Report should continue to make those filings pursuant §43.82 of its rules. Those reports are due March 31, 2014. In 2013, the FCC revised its international circuit reporting requirements; however, the revised requirements will not be in effect for the 2014 filings. TMI Regulatory Bulletin Service subscribers see FCC Bulletin dated January 25, 2013.
All facilities-based carriers providing international telecommunications services must file a Circuit Status Report if they had any activated or idle circuits as of December 31, 2013. The information that must be reported and the filing format are set out in the Circuit Status Filing Manual. However, that manual does not reflect changes to the reporting requirements made in 2011. Specifically, carriers are not longer required to: (1) report circuits from off-shore U.S. points separately; (2) report any circuits between the United States and offshore U.S. points; and, (3) file a Circuit Addition Report. Thus, when filing their reports, carriers should combine the circuit data for off-shore U.S. points with the data for domestic U.S. points and only report circuits between the United States and foreign points. TMI Regulatory Bulletin Service subscribers see FCC Bulletin dated July 21, 2011.