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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-2596



Proper Service of FCC Section 63.71 Applications to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; Notification to all Regulated Telecommunications Utility Companies

[44 Pa.B. 7802]
[Saturday, December 13, 2014]

 Under section 214(a) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 47 CFR 63.71 (relating to procedures for discontinuance, reduction or impairment of service by domestic carriers), certain telecommunications utility companies operating within this Commonwealth and under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) are filing their Section 63.71 Applications with the FCC.

 At the time of filing with the FCC, each company is obligated to also serve a copy of its 63.71 Application with a Certificate of Service providing proof that a copy of the 63.71 Application was served on the Office of the Governor and on the Commission overseeing the company's regulated activities in each state that is affected by the filing of the 63.71 Application.

 However, it has come to the attention of the Commission that proper service is not being correctly provided by telecommunications utility companies when serving a copy of their respective Section 63.71 Applications. Although copies of the applications are being served on the Office of Governor Tom Corbett, proper service of the application is not being made on the Secretary of the Commission.

 Therefore, it is necessary to remind all telecommunications utility companies regulated in this Commonwealth of their obligation under 52 Pa. Code § 1.4 (relating to filing generally) that all submittals, pleadings and other documents filed with the Commission must be made withthe Secretary of the Commission to ensure that proper notice to the Commission of the filing has been made. The Commission will notify the FCC identifying those companies that have failed to meet this obligation.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2596. Filed for public inspection December 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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