[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 109 (Thursday, June 6, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 34015-34016]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13409]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 52

[WC Docket No. 07-244; CC Docket No. 95-116; DA 13-1178]


Requests for Clarification of Use of Passcodes for Non-Simple 
Ports and Local Number Portability Provisioning Flows; Telephone Number 
Portability

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule; comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission seeks comment on a submission 
by the North American Numbering Council (NANC) asking the Commission to 
clarify that the Local Number Portability (LNP) flows and 
recommendations adopted by the Commission in its LNP Standard Fields 
Order apply to all ports, not just simple ports, thereby prohibiting 
the use of a carrier-initiated passcode for any porting request. The 
Commission also seeks comment on a submission by the NANC asking the 
Commission to adopt clarifying revisions to LNP provisioning flows for 
cancellations and disconnections.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before June 5, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit comments, identified by WC 
Docket No. 07-244 and CC Docket No. 95-116, by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Federal Communications Commission Web site: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: ecfs@fcc.gov, and include the following words in 
the body of the message, ``get form.'' A sample form and directions 
will be sent in response. Include the docket number(s) in the subject 
line of the message.
     Mail: Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 
12th Street SW., Washington DC 20554.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: FCC Headquarters building located 
at 445 12th Street SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554.
     People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request 
reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language 
interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: FCC504@fcc.gov or phone: 202-418-
0530 or TTY: 202-418-0432.
    All submissions received must include the agency name and WC Docket 
No. 07-244 and CC Docket No. 95-116. All comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs. 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: Kimberly Jackson, 
kimberly.jackson@fcc.gov or Melissa Kirkel, melissa.kirkel@fcc.gov, of 
the Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 
418-1580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's Public 
Notice, DA 13-1178, released May 22, 2013. The full text of this 
document is available for public inspection and copying during business 
hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th St. 
SW., Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554. The documents may also be 
purchased from BCPI, telephone (202) 488-5300, facsimile (202) 488-
5563, TTY (202) 488-5562, email fcc@bcpiweb.com.
    In 2010, the Commission adopted LNP provisioning flows, which 
include a one-business day porting interval for simple ports of a 
subscriber's telephone number from one provider to another. In adopting 
these process flows, the Commission indicated that carrier-assigned 
passcodes for a customer's account may not be required to be supplied 
by a new provider in order to obtain a customer service record from 
another provider. The Commission also clarified that the adopted 
porting flows would remain in effect until the NANC recommends, and the 
commission approves, revised provisioning flows for the porting 
process. On September 19, 2012, the NANC asked the Commission to 
clarify that the LNP flows and recommendations adopted by the 
Commission in its LNP Standard Fields Order apply to all ports, not 
just simple ports, thereby prohibiting the use of a carrier-initiated 
passcode for any porting request. On December 10, 2012, the NANC asked 
the Commission to adopt clarifying revisions to LNP

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provisioning flows for cancellations and disconnections. The Commission 
seeks comment on these NANC submissions.

Initial Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Analysis

    This document seeks comment on a potential new or revised 
information collection requirement. If the Commission adopts any new or 
revised information collection requirement, the Commission will publish 
a separate notice in the Federal Register inviting the public to 
comment on the requirement, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). In addition, pursuant 
to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107-198, 
see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4), the Commission seeks specific comment on how 
it might ``further reduce the information collection burden for small 
business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.
    Pursuant to Sec. Sec.  1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission's rules, 
47 CFR 1.415, 1.419, interested parties may file comments and reply 
comments on or before the date indicated on the first page of this 
document. Comments may be filed using the Commission's Electronic 
Comment Filing System (ECFS). See Electronic Filing of Documents in 
Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998).
     Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically 
using the Internet to access the ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/.
     Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must 
file an original and one copy of each filing. If more than one docket 
or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding, filers 
must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or 
rulemaking number.
    Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial 
overnight courier, or by first class or overnight U.S. Postal Service 
mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, 
Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
     All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings 
for the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 
445 12th St. SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours 
are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together 
with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be 
disposed of before entering the building.
     Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service 
Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton 
Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.
     U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority 
mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554.
    People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible 
formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic 
files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the 
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-
418-0432 (tty).
    This matter shall be treated as a ``permit-but-disclose'' 
proceeding in accordance with the Commission's ex parte rules. Persons 
making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written 
presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within 
two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline 
applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral ex 
parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the 
presentation must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise 
participating in the meeting at which the ex parte presentation was 
made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during 
the presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of 
the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the 
presenter's written comments, memoranda or other filings in the 
proceeding, the presenter may provide citations to such data or 
arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other filings 
(specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data 
or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them in the 
memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex 
parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must 
be filed consistent with rule Sec.  1.1206(b). In proceedings governed 
by rule Sec.  1.49(f) or for which the Commission has made available a 
method of electronic filing, written ex parte presentations and 
memoranda summarizing oral ex parte presentations, and all attachments 
thereto, must be filed through the electronic comment filing system 
available for that proceeding, and must be filed in their native format 
(e.g., .doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable .pdf). Participants in this 
proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission's ex parte 
rules.

Federal Communications Commission.
Lisa Gelb,
Deputy Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2013-13409 Filed 6-5-13; 8:45 am]
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