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Streamlined ARMIS 43-04 (Jurisdictional Separations) Report

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Federal Communications Commission.


Notice; comments requested.


In this document the Commission is seeking comment on streamlining ARMIS 43-04 Report. The Commission directed the Common Carrier Bureau to seek comment on the content of a streamlined Separations Report (ARMIS 43-04). The proposed ARMIS Report 43-04 would reduce the total number of pages in the report from 63 to seven pages.


Written comments by the public are due on or before July 20, 2001, reply comments are due on or before August 6, 2001.


Federal Communications Commission, 445-12th Street, SW, TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554.

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Andrew Mulitz, Accounting Safeguards Division, Common Carrier Bureau, at (202) 418-0827.

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On May 22, 2001, the Commission adopted the recommendation of the Federal-State Joint Board to impose an interim freeze of certain jurisdictional cost categories and allocation factors. Specifically, the Commission adopted a freeze of all separations category relationships and allocation factors for price cap companies, and a freeze of all allocation factors for rate-of-return carriers. The Commission further concluded, however, that rate-of-return carriers shall also have a one-time option to freeze their category relationships if they determine that doing so is in their best interests based upon their individual investment patterns or plans. The Commission concluded that it could streamline its current separations reporting requirements, while receiving sufficient information to evaluate the freeze and consider further separations reform. The Commission directed the Common Carrier Bureau to seek comment on the content of a streamlined Separations Report (ARMIS 43-04). The proposed ARMIS Report 43-04 would reduce the total number of pages in the report from 63 to seven pages. We hereby seek comment on the attached proposed streamlined ARMIS Report 43-04.

Comments are due on the attached proposal insert date 20 days after date of publication in the Federal Register. Reply comments are due insert date 35 days after date of publication in the Federal Register. Comments may be filed using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper copies.

Comments filed through the ECFS can be sent as an electronic file via the Internet to <​e-file/​ecfs.html>. Generally, only one copy of an electronic submission must be filed. If multiple docket or rulemaking numbers appear in the caption of this proceeding, however, commenters must transmit one electronic copy of the comments to each docket or rulemaking number referenced in the caption. In completing the transmittal screen, commenters should include their full name, Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable docket or rulemaking number. Parties may also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail. To get filing instructions for e-mail comments, commenters should send an e-mail to, and should include the following words in the body of the message, “get form <your e-mail address.” A sample form and directions will be sent in reply.

Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies of each filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appear in the caption of this proceeding, commenters must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number. All filings must be sent to the Commission's Secretary, Magalie Roman Salas, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554.

Parties who choose to file by paper should also submit their comments on diskette. These diskettes should be submitted to: Ernestine Creech, Accounting Safeguards Division, Room 6 C-317, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. Such a submission should be on a 3.5-inch diskette formatted in an IBM compatible format using Word or compatible software. The diskette should be accompanied by a cover letter and should be submitted in “read only” mode. The diskette should be clearly labeled with the commenter's name, proceeding (including the docket number, in this case CC Docket No. 80-286, type of pleading (comment or reply comment), date of submission, and the name of the electronic file on the diskette. The label should also include the following phrase “Disk Copy—Not an Original.” Each diskette should contain only one party's pleadings, preferably in a single electronic file. In addition, commenters must send diskette copies to the Commission's copy contractor, International Transcription Service, Inc., 1231 20th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037.

Paperwork Reduction Act

As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, we invite the general public to take this opportunity to comment on information collections contained in this Document, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law No. 104-13. Public and agency comments are due at the same time as other comments on this Document. Comments should address: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Start Printed Page 34673functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimates; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Kenneth P. Moran,

Chief, Accounting Safeguards Division.

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Row and categorySubject to separationsStateInterstateCommon LinTotal traffic sensitiveSpecial accessBilling & collectionIX
Equal Access:
 30 Total Equal Access InvestmentN/AN/AN/AN/A
 40 Equal Access Accumulated DepreciationN/AN/AN/AN/A
 44 Equal Access Current Def. Oper. Income TaxesN/AN/AN/AN/A
 46 Equal Access Non-current Def. Oper. Inc. TaxesN/AN/AN/AN/A
 83 # Equal Access Minute of UseN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
 84 Total Equal Access ExpensesN/AN/AN/AN/A
Plant-In-Service Investment:
1000 General Support Facilities Investment
1001 General Support Facilities—Big 3 Expenses—AllocationN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1002 General Support Investment Class B Cos.N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1003 General Support Facilities—Part 69—AllocationN/AN/A
1112 Total Category 1 SwitchboardsN/AN/AN/A
1129 Total Category 1 Service Observing BoardsN/AN/AN/A
1154 Total Category 1 Auxiliary Service BoardsN/AN/AN/A
1168 Total Category 1 Traffic Service PositionN/AN/AN/A
1170 Total Category 1 COEN/AN/AN/A
1201 Category 2 Tandem Switching EquipmentN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1202 Category 2 Tandem Switching Equipment—Jointly UsedN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1203 # Tandem Minutes—AllocationN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1204 Total Category 2 COEN/AN/AN/A
1212 Category 3 COE Local SwitchingN/A
1213 % Interstate Category 3 COE—AllocationN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1216 # Dial Equipment MinutesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1220 Cat. 4.11 COE WDBD. Exch. Line Circuit Equip.—Private LinN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1222 Cat. 4.11 COE WDBD. Exch. Line Circuit Equip.—Jointly UsedN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1223 # Minutes-of-use for Category 4.11 AllocationN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1224 Total Category 4.11 COEN/AN/A
1230 Category 4.12 COE Exchange Trunk Circuit (NON-WDBD.)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1231 Category 4.12 COE Exch. Trunk Circuit—MessageN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1232 Category 4.12 COE Exch. Trunk Circuit—Jointly UsedN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1233 # MOU for Category 4.12 Non-wideband—AllocationN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1234 Total Category 4.12 Basic Non-wideband COEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1240 Category 4.12 Special Non-wideband COEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1250 Cat. 4.12 COE Exch. Trunk Circuit Equip. (WDBD)—Pvt. LineN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1252 Cat. 4.12 COE Exch. Trunk Circuit Equip. (WDBD)—JT UseN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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1254 Total Category 4.12 Wideband COEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1260 Total Category 4.12 COE Exch. Trunk Circuit EquipmentN/AN/A
1274 Category 4.13 COE Exchange Circuit Equip—Assg. PLN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1275 Category 4.13 COE Exchange Circuit Equip—Jointly UsedN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1277 Total Category 4.13 COE Exchange Circuit EquipN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1280 Special Category 4.13 COE Exchange Circuit EquipN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1290 Total Category 4.13 COEN/AN/AN/A
1300 Total Category 4.1 COE Exchange Line Circuit EquipmentN/A
1310 Category 4.21 COE Furnished to Another CoN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1320 Category 4.22 COE IX Circuit Equipment (WDBD)—Pvt. LineN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1322 Category 4.22 COE IX Circuit Equipment (WDBD)—Joint. UseN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1323 # Conversation Minutes Kilometers FactorN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1324 Total Category 4.22 COE IX. Circuit EquipmentN/AN/A
1336 Category 4.23 COE IX Circuit Equipment (WDBD.)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1338 Category 4.23 COE IX Circuit Equipment—Jointly UsedN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1339 # Conversation-minutes FactorN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1342 Total Category 4.23 Basic IX. Circuit Equip. COEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1350 Category 4.23 Special IX. Circuit Equip. COEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1370 Total Category 4.23 COE IX Circuit EquipmentN/AN/A
1380 Total Category 4.2 COE IX. Circuit EquipmentN/AN/A
1392 Category 4.3 COE Host/Remote Circuit Equip.—Jointly UsedN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1393 # Minutes of Use Kilometers FactorN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1394 Total Cat. 4.3 Host/Remote Circuit Equip. COEN/A
1400 Total Category 4 COE Circuit EquipmentN/A
1410 Total COE InvestmentN/A
1420 Category 1 IOT—Information Origination/TerminationN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1425 Other IOT—Part 69N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1426 # Number of Equivalent Lines—Part 69N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1428 Total Category 1 IOT—Information Origin./Termin.—Part 69N/AN/AN/A
1430 Category 2 New Customer Premises EquipmentN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1440 Total Information Origination/TerminationN/AN/AN/A
1454 Category 1 C&WF—Exchange LineN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1455 Category 1 C&WF—Exchange Line—Jointly UsedN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1460 Total Category 1 Exch. Line C&WFN/AN/AN/A
1470 Category 2 C&WF Non-wideband Exch. Trunk—Private LineN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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1471 Category 2 C&WF Non-wideband Exch. Trunk—Direct Msg.N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1472 Category 2 C&WF Non-wideband Exch. Trunk—Jointly UsedN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1474 Total Category 2 Non-wideband Exch. Trunk C&WFN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1480 Category 2 C&WF Wideband Exch. Trunk—DirectN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1481 Category 2 C&WF Wideband Exch. Trunk—MessageN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1484 Total Category 2 Wideband Exch. Trunk C&WFN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1485 # Category 2 C&WF Exchange TrunkN/AN/A
1496 Category 3 C&WF IX Private LineN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1497 Category 3 C&WF IX Private Line—MessageN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1498 Category 3 C&WF IX Private Line—Joint MessageN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1510 Total Category 3 IX C&WFN/AN/A
1522 Category 4 C&WF Host/Remote—Joint MessageN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1523 # Category 4 C&WF Host/Remote Minute of Use KilometerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1524 Total Category 4 Host/Remote C&WFN/A
1530 Total C&WFN/A
1540 Total Telephone Plant Investment—All Categories
Other Telecommunication Property:
2001 Tangible Assets General Support—Capital Leases
2003 Tangible Assets COE Switching Capital LeasesN/A
2013 Total Capital Leases for allocation Part—69N/AN/A
2020 Total Tangible Assets—Capital Leases
2070 Tangible Assets General Support—Leasehold ImprovementsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
2130 Tangible Assets Leasehold Improvements—Part 69N/AN/A
2131 Combined Invest. Used Alloc. Total Leasehold ImprovementsN/AN/A
2140 Total Tangible Assets—Lease Improvements
2150 Total Other Tangible Assets
2160 Intangible Assets
2161 TPIS less Intangible Assets Used to Allocate Part 36N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
2190 Property Held for Future Telecommunications Use
2191 Telecommunications Plant under Construction
2193 Telecommunications Plant Adjustment
2194 TPIS used to Allocate Plant under Construction & Adjustment
2203 Total Other Plant Investment
2210 Rural Telephone Bank Stock
2224 Total Inventories
2230 Cash Working CapitalN/AN/A
2240 Total Other Investment
2250 FCC Investment AdjustmentN/AN/A
2260 Total Telecommunications Property
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Reserves and Deferrals:
3000 Other Jurisdictional AssetsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
3010 Accumulated Depreciation—General Support
3020 Accumulated Depreciation—Switching EquipmentN/A
3030 Accumulated Depreciation—Operator EquipmentN/A
3040 Accumulated Depreciation—Transmission EquipN/A
3050 Accumulated Depreciation—IOTN/AN/AN/A
3060 Accumulated Depreciation—C&WFN/A
3070 Accumulated Depreciation—Property Held for Future Use
3080 Total Accumulated Depreciation
3090 Accumulated Amortization—Capital Leases GSF
3100 Accumulated Amortization—COE SwitchingN/A
3150 Total Accumulated Amortization—Capital Leases
3220 Total Accumulated Amortization—Leasehold Improvements
3230 Total Accumulated Amortization—Tangible Assets
3240 Accumulated Amortization—Intangible Assets
3250 Other Accumulated Amortization
3251Assoc. Invest. Used to Allocate Other Accum. Amortization
3260 Total Accumulated Amortization—Intangible Assets
3270 Total Accumulated Amortization
3280 Current Deferred Oper. Income Taxes—GSF
3290 Current Deferred Oper. Income Taxes—Switch.N/A
3300 Current Deferred Oper. Inc. Taxes—OperatingN/A
3310 Current Deferred Oper. Income Taxes—Transmission.N/A
3320 Current Deferred Oper. Income Taxes—IOTN/AN/AN/A
3330 Current Def. Oper. Income Taxes—C&WFN/A
3332 Other Current Deferred Oper. Income Taxes
3340 Total Net Current Def. Oper. Income Taxes
3350 Non-Current Deferred Oper. Income Taxes—GSF
3360 Non-Current Deferred Oper. Income Taxes—Switching Equip.N/A
3370 Non-Current Deferred Oper. Income Taxes—Operator SystemN/A
3380 Non-Current Deferred Oper. Income Taxes—Circuit Equip.N/A
3390 Non-Current Deferred Oper. Income Taxes—IOTN/AN/AN/A
3400 Non-Current Deferred Oper. Income Taxes—C&WFN/A
3402 Other Non-Current Deferred Oper. Income Taxes—
3410 Total Net Non-current Def. Oper. Income Taxes
3420 Other Jurisdictional LiabilitiesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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3421 FCC Reserve AdjustmentN/AN/A
3422 Customer Deposits
3423 Other Deferred Credits
3430 Total Reserves and Deferrals
Operating Revenues and Certain Income Accounts:
4000 Basic Local Service—Private Line RevenuesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4001 Basic Local Service—Foreign ExchangeN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4002 Basic Local Service—WidebandN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4004 All Other Basic Local Service RevenuesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4005 Total Basic Local Service RevenuesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4010 Network Access Service—End User RevenuesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4011 Network Access Ser.—Switch Access RevenuesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4012 Network Access Ser.—Special Access RevenuesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4013 Network Access Ser.—State Access RevenuesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4014 Total Network Access Service RevenuesN/A
4020 LD Message Service—Wideband & TWX Rev.N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4022 LD Message Service—Private LinesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4024 Total Long Distance Message Service RevenuesN/A
4030 Miscellaneous—Directory RevenuesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4031 Miscellaneous—Billing and Collections RevenuesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4032 Miscellaneous—All Other RevenuesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4033 Total Miscellaneous Revenues
4040 Un-collectible Revenues
4050 Total Revenues
4060 Other Income—Foreign Exchange ServiceN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4061 All Other Operating Inc. and Exp.—DirectlyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4062 All Other Operating Inc. and Exp.—JointN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4064 Total Other Income—Part 69N/AN/A
4065 Combined Invest. Used to Allocate Other Oper. Inc. & Exp.N/AN/A
4066 Total Other Operating Income and Expenses
4070 Allowance for Funds used during Construction
4072 Social and Community Welfare Contribution
4076 Total Non-operating Income & Expenses
4080 Interest Paid—Capital Leases
4090 Extraordinary Items
4100 Income Effect Jurisdictional Rate-making DifferenceN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4110 Total Certain Income Accounts
4120 Total Operating Revenues (plus) Jurisdictional Diff.
5000 Network Support Expenses
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5010 General Support Facilities Expenses
5013 Total Network & General Support Expense
5026 Total COE ExpensesN/A
5060 Total IOT ExpensesN/AN/AN/A
5076 Total C&WF ExpenseN/A
5080 Total Plant Specific Expenses
6000 Other Property Plant and Equipment ExpensesN/A
6010 Network Operation ExpensesN/A
6012 Access ExpensesN/AN/AN/AN/A
6020 Depreciation Expense—GSF
6030 Depreciation Expense—Switching EquipN/A
6040 Depreciation Expense for Operator System EquipmentN/A
6050 Depreciation Expense—TransmissionN/A
6060 Depreciation Expense—IOTN/AN/AN/A
6070 Depreciation Expense—C&WFN/A
6080 Depreciation Expense for Plant Held Future Use
6090 Total Depreciation Expense—TPIS
6100 Amortization Expense of Capital Lease—GSF
6110 Amortization Expense of Capital Lease—SwitchingN/A
6160 Total Amortization Expense of Capital Lease
6230 Total Amortization Expense of Leasehold Improvements
6240 Total Amortization Expense of Tangible Assets
6250 Other Depreciation/Amortization Exp. Intangible Assets
6252 Other Depreciation/Amortization Expenses
6254 Total Other Depreciation/Amortization Expenses
6260 Total Depreciation and Amortization Expenses
6270 Total Plant Non-Specific Expenses
6998 Marketing ExpensesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
6999 Marketing Expense—AllocationsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
7000 Total Marketing ExpensesN/A
7001 Current Billing AnalysisN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
7002 Combined Investment for Part 69N/AN/AN/A
7052 # Weighted Standard Working Seconds for AllocationsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
7060 Total Telephone Operator Service ExpensesN/AN/AN/A
7070 Classified Directory ExpensesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
7073 Alphabetical Directory ExpenseN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
7074 # Subscriber Line Minutes-of-use for AllocationN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
7075 Foreign directory ExpenseN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
7076 Total Directory ExpensesN/AN/AN/AN/A
7220 Total Category 1 Local Business Office Expenses
7290 Total Category 2 Customer Service—Revenue AccountingN/A
7300 Category 3 All Other Customer Service Expense
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7310 Total Other Customer Operation Expenses
7320 Total Customer Operation Expenses
7330 Corp. Oper. Exp.—Extended Area ServicesN/AN/AN/A
7331 Corporate Operations Expense—All Other
7334 Total Corporate Operations Expenses
7350 FCC Expense AdjustmentN/AN/A
7351 Total Operating Expenses
8000 Operating Taxes—State and Local
8001 Approximated Net Taxable Income—Allocation
8002 Operating Taxes—Other State and LocalN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8003 Operating Taxes—All Other State and LocalN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8005 Total All Other State/Local Taxes—Part 69N/AN/A
8007 Operating Taxes—Total State & Local
8010 Oper. Taxes—FIT Fixed Charges—Sub. Tax. Inc.
8011 Federal Income Taxes—Net Investment Used for AllocationN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8012 Combined Investment Used for Allocation—Part 69N/AN/A
8013 Operating Taxes—FIT IRS Income Adjustment
8014 FCC Taxable Income AdjustmentN/AN/A
8015 Investment Tax Credit Amortization
8017 Combined Investment Used for Allocation—Part 69N/AN/A
8018 FCC Investment Tax CreditN/AN/A
8020 Federal Income Taxes
8021 Tax Income Used for Allocation
8030 Total Operating Taxes
Return Data:
8040 Return Data—Average Net Investment
8041 Return Data—Net ReturnN/AN/AN/AN/A
8042 % Return Data—Rate of ReturnN/AN/AN/AN/A
Other Data:
9001 Common Line “ Long Term SupportN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
9002 Universal Service Fund—High Loop CostN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
9003 Unseparated USF Loop CostN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
9004 # Number of Working USF LoopsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
9005 $ Unseparated USF Cost Per LoopN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
9006 Lifeline Connections Assistance—AllocationN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
9007 # Household Receiving Lifeline Connection AssistanceN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
9008 $ Average Discount per HouseholdN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
9009 $ Deferred Charges per HouseholdN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
9010 # Total Billable Access LinesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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# The symbol “#” preceding the applicable row description would indicate items that are not dollars or percentages (e.g., minutes, miles, conversational minutes, working loops, etc.)
$ All data that must be entered in dollars rounded to the nearest penny (e.g., cost per loop) is indicated by a symbol “$” (dollar sign) preceding the applicable row description.
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[FR Doc. 01-16422 Filed 6-28-01; 8:45 am]