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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Correcting amendments.

SUMMARY:

This document contains corrections to the final regulations (47 CFR 54.313) published in the Federal Register on December 30, 1999 (64 FR 73427). See FR Doc. 99-33766. The regulation related to the state certification of support for universal service funds. Inadvertently, two paragraphs were removed from 47 CFR 54.313. This document corrects that error.

DATES:

Effective March 21, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sharon Webber, Assistant Division Chief, Accounting Policy Division, Common Carrier Bureau, (202) 418-7400.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On December 30, 1999, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published in the Federal Register (64 FR 73427), a document amending § 54.313(c) of its rules. Inadvertently, paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(3) were removed from that section. Subsequently, the Commission adopted a new rule, which added a new paragraph (b) and redesignated paragraphs (b) and (c) as paragraphs (c) and (d) of § 54.313. See FR Doc. 01-14008 (66 FR 30080). Because of the revision of this rule, the affected paragraph is now paragraph (d) of § 54.313. This document now corrects paragraph (d) of that rule.

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Accordingly,

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PART 54—UNIVERSAL SERVICE

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1. The authority citation for part 54 continues to read as follows

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Authority: 47 U.S.C. 1, 4(I), 201, 205, 214, and 254 unless otherwise noted.

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2. Revise paragraph (d) of § 54.313 to read as follows:

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(d) Filing Deadlines. In order for a non-rural incumbent local exchange carrier in a particular State, and/or an eligible telecommunications carrier serving lines in the service area of a non-rural incumbent local exchange carrier, to receive federal high-cost support, the State must file an annual certification, as described in paragraph (c) of this section, with both the Administrator and the Commission. Support shall be provided in accordance with the following schedule:

(1) First Program Year (January 1, 2000-December 31, 2000). During the first program year (January 1, 2000-December 31, 2000), a carrier in a particular State shall receive support pursuant to § 54.311. If a State files the certification described in this section during the first program year, carriers eligible for support pursuant to § 54.309 shall receive such support pursuant to the following schedule:

(i) Certifications filed on or before April 1, 2000. Carriers subject to certifications that apply to the first and second quarters of 2000, and are filed on or before April 1, 2000, shall receive support pursuant to § 54.309 for the first and third quarters of 2000 in the third quarter of 2000, and support for the second and fourth quarters of 2000 in the fourth quarter of 2000. Such support shall be net of any support provided pursuant to section 54.311 for the first or second quarters of 2000.

(ii) Certifications filed on or before July 1, 2000. Carriers subject to certifications filed on or before July 1, 2000, shall receive support pursuant to § 54.309 for the fourth quarter of 2000 in the fourth quarter of 2000.

(iii) Certifications filed after July 1, 2000. Carriers subject to certifications filed after July 1, 2000, shall not receive support pursuant to § 54.309 in 2000.

(2) Second program year (January 1, 2001-December 31, 2001). During the second program year (January 1, 2001-December 31, 2001), a carrier in a particular State shall not receive support pursuant to §§ 54.309 or 54.311 until such time as the State files the certification described in this section. Upon the filing of the certification described in this section, support shall be provided pursuant to the following schedule:

(i) Certifications filed on or before October 1, 2000. Carriers subject to certifications filed on or before October 1, 2000 shall receive support pursuant to §§ 54.309 or 54.311, whichever is applicable, in the first, second, third, and fourth quarters of 2001.

(ii) Certifications filed on or before January 1, 2001. Carriers subject to certifications filed on or before January 1, 2001 shall receive support pursuant to §§ 54.309 or 54.311, whichever is applicable, in the second, third, and fourth quarters of 2001. Such carriers shall not receive support pursuant to §§ 54.309 or 54.311, whichever is applicable, in the first quarter of 2001.

(iii) Certifications filed on or before April 1, 2001. Carriers subject to certifications filed on or before April 1, 2001 shall receive support pursuant to §§ 54.309 or 54.311, whichever is applicable, in the third and fourth quarters of 2001. Such carriers shall not receive support pursuant to §§ 54.309 or 54.311, whichever is applicable, in the first or second quarters of 2001.

(iv) Certifications filed on or before July 1, 2001. Carriers subject to certifications filed on or before July 1, 2001 shall receive support pursuant to §§ 54.309 or 54.311, whichever is applicable, in the fourth quarter of 2001. Such carriers shall not receive support pursuant to §§ 54.309 or 54.311, whichever is applicable, in the first, second, or third quarters of 2001.

(v) Certifications filed after July 1, 2001. Carriers subject to certifications filed after July 1, 2001 shall not receive support pursuant to §§ 54.309 or 54.311, whichever is applicable, in 2001.

(3) Subsequent program years (January 1-December 31). During the program years subsequent to the second program year (January 1, 2001-December 31, 2001), a carrier in a particular State shall not receive support pursuant to § 54.309 or § 54.311 until such time as the State files the certification described in this section. Upon the filing of the certification described in this section, support shall be provided pursuant to the following schedule:

(i) Certifications filed on or before October 1. Carriers subject to certifications filed on or before October 1 shall receive support pursuant to § 54.309 or § 54.311, whichever is applicable, in the first, second, third, and fourth quarters of the succeeding year.

(ii) Certifications filed on or before January 1. Carriers subject to certifications filed on or before January 1 shall receive support pursuant to § 54.309 or § 54.311, whichever is applicable, in the second, third, and fourth quarters of that year. Such carriers shall not receive support pursuant to § 54.309 or § 54.311, whichever is applicable, in the first quarter of that year.

(iii) Certifications filed on or before April 1. Carriers subject to certifications filed on or before April 1 shall receive support pursuant to § 54.309 or § 54.311, whichever is applicable, in the Start Printed Page 13095third and fourth quarters of that year. Such carriers shall not receive support pursuant to § 54.309 or § 54.311, whichever is applicable, in the first or second quarters of that year.

(iv) Certifications filed on or before July 1. Carriers subject to certifications filed on or before July 1 shall receive support pursuant to § 54.309 or § 54.311, whichever is applicable, beginning in the fourth quarter of that year. Such carriers shall not receive support pursuant to § 54.309 or § 54.311, whichever is applicable, in the first, second, or third quarters of that year.

(v) Certifications filed after July 1. Carriers subject to certifications filed after July 1 shall not receive support pursuant to § 54.309 or § 54.311, whichever is applicable, in that year.

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Federal Communications Commission.

William F. Caton,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-6370 Filed 3-20-02; 8:45 am]

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