FCC: Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Telecommunications Services – Proposed Rule

July 19, 2011 at 7:56 am | Posted in Telecommunications | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Federal Register [PDF]

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 138 (Tuesday, July 19, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 42613-42625]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18153]

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Parts 0, 43, and 63

[IB Docket No. 04-112; FCC 11-76]

Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International
Telecommunications Services

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission
(Commission) is reviewing its reporting requirements for providers of
international telecommunications services. The Commission proposes to
amend its reporting requirements for providers of international
telecommunications services and transmission facilities in order to
simplify the filing of the annual traffic and revenue report and the
annual circuit-status report and modernize the information collected
under those reports. The Commission also proposes to amend its rules to
create a new annual services report designed to obtain basic
information about providers of international telecommunications
services and to update contact information. The Commission also
proposes to amend its rules to clarify the confidential treatment of
certain disaggregated information reported under the traffic and
revenue report and the circuit-status report. This action is part of
the Commission’s comprehensive review of its international reporting
requirements and is intended to remove unnecessary

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information collections and tailor its information collections to the
current state of the international telecommunications market.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 18, 2011, and replies on or
before September 2, 2011. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) comments should
be on or before September 19, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. 04-112, by
any of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
Federal Communications Commission’s Web Site: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Follow the instructions for submitting
comments.
People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request
reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language
interpreters, CART, etc.) by e-mail: FCC504@fcc.gov, Phone: 202-418-
0530 or TTY: 202-418-0432.
For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional
information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY
INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Krech, John Copes, or Sean
O’More, Policy Division, International Bureau, FCC, (202) 418-1460 or
via the Internet at mail to: David.Drech@fcc.gov, John.Copes@fcc.gov,
and Sean.O’More@fcc.gov. On PRA matters contact Cathy Williams, Office
of the managing Director, FCC (202) 418-2918 or via the Internet at
mail to: Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov.

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