FCC: Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Telecommunications Services – Final RuleJuly 19, 2011 at 8:00 am | Posted in Telecommunications | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 138 (Tuesday, July 19, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18156]
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
47 CFR Parts 43 and 63
[IB Docket No. 04-112; FCC 11-76]
Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International
AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission
(Commission) concludes that it should eliminate outdated and
unnecessary reporting requirements related to international
telecommunications traffic for which the burdens on U.S. international
service providers outweigh the benefits. Specifically, the Commission
finds four information collections are no longer necessary and removes
them from its rules: The division of telegraph tolls report; the
quarterly large carrier traffic report; the quarterly foreign-
affiliated switched resale carrier report; and the circuit-addition
report. The Commission also finds that the annual traffic and revenue
reports and annual circuit status reports can be simplified by removing
the requirement to separately report for off-shore U.S. points.
DATES: Effective July 19, 2011.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the First Report and
Order portion of the Commission’s First Report and Order and Further
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, IB Docket No. 04-112, FCC 11-76, adopted
May 12, 2011, and released May 13, 2011. The full text of the First
Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is available
for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC
Reference Center, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. The
document also is available for download over the Internet at http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db0513/FCC-11-76A1.pdf. The complete text also may be purchased from the Commission’s
copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI), located in Room
CY-B402, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. Customers may
contact BCPI at its Web site: http://www.bcpiweb.comor call 1-800-378-3160.