Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a currently valid OMB control number.
The Commission established a safety valve to ensure that carriers experiencing rapid growth in a given market will be able to meet customer demand. States may use this safety valve to grant requests from carriers that demonstrate the following:
(1) The carrier will exhaust its numbering resources in a market or rate area within three months (in lieu of six months-to-exhaust requirement); and
(2) Projected growth is based on the carrier's actual growth in the market or rate area, or in the carrier's actual growth in a reasonably comparable market, but only if that projected growth varies no more than 15 percent from historical growth in the relevant market.
The Commission lifted the ban on service-specific and technology-specific overlays (collectively, specialized overlays or SOs), allowing State commissions seeking to implement SOs to request delegated authority to do so on a case-by-case basis. To provide further guidance to State commissions, the Commission set forth the criteria that each request for delegated authority to implement a SO should address. This will enable us to examine the feasibility of SOs in a particular area, and determine whether the Commission's stated goals are likely to be met if the SO is implemented.
Specifically, State commissions should also specifically address the following:
(1) The technologies or services to be included in the SO;
(2) The geographic area to be covered;
(3) Whether the SO will be transitional;
(4) When the SO will be implemented and, if a transitional SO is proposed, when the SO will become an all-services overlay;
(5) Whether the SO will include take-backs;
(6) Whether there will be 10-digit dialing in the SO and the underlying area code(s);
(7) Whether the SO and underlying area code(s) will be subject to rationing; and
(8) Whether the SO will cover an area in which pooling is taking place.
The Commission uses the information it collects to assist the State commissions in carrying out their delegated authority over numbering resources.